Southland breakdown

Here are a few things to pay attention to in the Southland as the NCAA basketball season nears and signing day is around the corner:

Best incoming freshman

C Michael Holyfield to Sam Houston State
There are a few possibilities for top freshman in the Southland. Northwestern State may have signed the best class in the conference (SG Jalan West and PF Marvin Frazier) but Sam Houston State's Holyfield has the potential to be the best individual freshman in the Southland. The 6-foot-10 center is long and athletic with great upside and tons of potential. He has the tools to be an impact player from Day 1 in the conference and could even develop into a player who gets paid to play at some level in the not so distant future. Overall, Holyfield could be the best big man in the conference before it is all said and done.