Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Note: This list was updated after Chane Behanan was indefinitely suspended from Louisville.
With college basketball practices set to begin nationwide on Friday, here’s a look at the SNY Preseason All-America teams.
PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
F Doug McDermott, Sr., Creighton
F Andrew Wiggins, Fr., Kansas
F Julius Randle, Fr., Kentucky
G Russ Smith, Sr., Louisville
G Marcus Smart, So., Oklahoma State
PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
F C.J. Fair, Sr., Syracuse
F Mitch McGary, So., Michigan
C Adreian Payne, Sr., Michigan State
G Gary Harris, So., Michigan State
G Jahii Cason, So., Arizona State
PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
F Rodney Hood, So., Duke
F Jabari Parker, Fr., Duke
C Willie Cauley-Stein, So., Kentucky
G Andrew Harrison, Fr., Kentucky
G Aaron Craft, Sr., Ohio State
PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA FOURTH TEAM
F Aaron Gordon, Fr., Arizona
F Montrezl Harrell, So., Louisville
C Isaiah Austin, So., Baylor
G Rasheed Sulaimon, So., Duke
G Shabazz Napier, Sr., UConn
ALL-FRESHMAN FIRST TEAM
F Andrew Wiggins, Kansas
F Julius Randle, Kentucky
C Joel Embiid, Kansas
G Andrew Harrison, Kentucky
G Wayne Selden, Kansas
ALL-FRESHMAN SECOND TEAM
F Jabari Parker, Duke
F Aaron Gordon, Arizona
F Noah Vonleh, Indiana
G Kasey Hill, Florida
G Tyler Ennis, Syracuse
ALL-FRESHMAN THIRD TEAM
F Jarell Martin, LSU
C Dakari Johnson, Kentucky
G James Young, Kentucky
G Rysheed Jordan, St. John’s
G Aaron Harrison, Kentucky
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.