Bold predictions for 2014-15

UNC's Marcus Paige is in prime position to contend for National Player of the Year. Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports

The 2014-15 season is now upon us, and thank goodness. It seems like a lifetime ago that Shabazz Napier was frolicking in the confetti in Arlington, Texas. I, for one, am ready to add some new hoops memories to the vault.

Being an impatient sort, however, I don't want to hold on to my observations until the actual season is, you know, played. I've chosen to be proactive and offer the following fearless predictions. Here's what I think we'll be seeing this season in college hoops ...

Marcus Paige will be national player of the year