What an exciting and unpredictable 2016-17 that was, and, oh by the way, that's old news. It's time to talk about 2017-18, specifically which players will dominate the game next season.
First, a word about who's not here. Some players have already declared for the draft, but a number of decisions have yet to be made. Based on Chad Ford's Top 100 and comments from the players and their coaches, this is my working list of 41 non-seniors who might not be playing college basketball next season and thus aren't ranked in my Top 25:
Edrice Adebayo, Grayson Allen, Jarrett Allen, Ike Anigbogu, OG Anunoby, Dwayne Bacon, Lonzo Ball, Jordan Bell, Miles Bridges, Isaiah Briscoe, Thomas Bryant, John Collins, Zach Collins, Bonzie Colson, Jawun Evans, Markelle Fultz, Harry Giles, Jonathan Isaac, Josh Jackson, Justin Jackson, Andrew Jones, Luke Kennard, TJ Leaf, Tyler Lydon, Lauri Markkanen, Eric Mika, Donovan Mitchell, Malik Monk, Johnathan Motley, Semi Ojeleye, Justin Patton, Ivan Rabb, Dennis Smith Jr., Edmond Sumner, Caleb Swanigan, Jayson Tatum, Allonzo Trier, Melo Trimble, Moritz Wagner and D.J. Wilson.
Obviously, we don't know that every single one of those guys really will go pro, but the list is made up exclusively of non-seniors who would not shock us if they did. Understood?
Now, here is my 1.0 list of the Top 25 players of 2017-18 -- and as always, we are speaking of college production as opposed to pro potential: