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COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW 2006-2007: THE ACC AND SEC
November 13, 2006

SCS.com 2006-2007 Hoops Preview Home

SCS.comSCS.com wraps up the conference preview portion of our preseason look ahead to the college hoops season with a glance inside both the ACC and SEC, perhaps the best two conferences in America this year. Annual favorites North Carolina and Duke are again expected to be at the top of the ACC standings this year, while defending national champion Florida looks to be the early favorite in the SEC. Other teams to keep an eye on in those two leagues this season? How about Boston College and Georgia Tech in the ACC and LSU and Alabama in the SEC?

ACC: Team Previews | Standings Projection | All-Conference
SEC: Team Previews | Standings Projection | All-Conference

ACC

FAVORITES

North Carolina- The Tar Heels come into the season with the most talent and depth of anyone in the country. They are absolutely loaded. The biggest problem for Roy Williams will likely be trying to find minutes for everyone in order to keep the returnees and the top-ranked recruiting class in the nation happy. It all starts with Tyler Hansbrough. My pick for National Player of the Year, Hansbrough is a beast on the interior. The 6-9 sophomore immediately became the Tar Heels' go-to-guy last season and will continue to be the main man this year. He is very efficient shooting the ball and is a dominant scorer and rebounder. With more help down low this season, Hansbrough could have an even better year. That help will come from a slew of freshmen. McDonald's All-American Brandan Wright was the top-ranked power forward recruit last season and could start immediately. He is very athletic and is effective both in a half-court setting and in the fast break. Alex Stepheson will fight for a starting spot next to Hansbrough as well. He is an outstanding rebounder and a very good defender who has a developing offensive game. Deon Thompson will provide depth off the bench due to his size and all-around post ability. The small forward spot will be manned by two returnees. All-conference candidate Reyshawn Terry is vastly underrated on a national level, but is poised to make a name for himself this season. He is very good at driving to the basket and getting points inside the arc. Danny Green will see minutes behind Terry again. He is above-average on the defensive end and can also make threes. The backcourt is equally as load