John R. Wooden Award advisory committee members have to fire off their suggestions by Oct. 8 for the Top 50 returning players in college basketball.
It's not a preseason All-American team, per se (and we'll offer that to you a week or so before the start of the season).
But it's something that might delight, perplex or down right anger you in the meantime.
My handful of "just-misses" included: Darrell Arthur (6-9, So., Kansas), Stefhon Hannah (6-2, Sr., Missouri), Drew Lavender (5-7, Sr., Xavier), Maarty Leunen (6-9, Sr., Oregon), Tasmin Mitchell (6-7, Jr., LSU), Luc Richard Mbah A Moute (6-7, Jr., UCLA), Jeff Pendergraph (6-9, Jr., Arizona State) and Trent Plaisted (6-11, Jr., BYU).
The breakdown of the 50, by class: 23 seniors, 17 juniors and 10 sophomores.
Mario Chalmers (6-2, Jr., Kansas)
Darren Collison (6-1, Jr., UCLA)
Stephen Curry (6-0, So., Davidson)
A.J. Graves (6-1, Sr., Butler)
Ty Lawson (5-11, So., North Carolina)
Eric Maynor (6-2, Jr. VCU)
Scotty Reynolds (6-2, So., Villanova)
Chris Douglas-Roberts (6-5, Jr., Mempis)
Malik Hairston (6-5, Sr., Oregon)
Alex Harris (6-6, Sr., UC Santa Barbara)
Joseph Jones (6-9, Sr., Texas A&M)
Brandon Rush (6-6, Jr., Kansas)
Josh Shipp (6-6, Jr., UCLA)
JaJuan Smith (6-2, Sr., Tennessee)
Bryce Taylor (6-4, Sr., Oregon)
Kyle Weaver (6-6, Sr., Washington State)
Jon Brockman (6-7, Jr., Washington)
Tyler Hansbrough (6-9, Jr., North Carolina)
Josh Heytvelt (6-10, Jr., Gonzaga)
Roy Hibbert (7-1, Sr., Georgetown)
Brook Lopez (7-0, So., Stanford)
Alexs Maric (6-11, Sr., Nebraska)
Ahmad Nivins (6-9, Jr., Saint Joseph's)
Jason Thompson (6-10, Sr., Rider)
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