Anticipation of the next basketball season is certainly heavy in my household, I make sure of that lol. Whether we are talking College Basketball, the NBA or my favorite, High School basketball. This time of year where the expectations are high for everyone is one of the most exciting times in the season because of the unknown.
Let’s take a look at the college level. For someone as myself who is not a Duke fan I have to admit I am anxious to see these freshmen ball. Vandy will be a team that I certainly watch because I have been watching Darius Garland for the last few years. Expectations for Kentucky are still there and their roster includes some Ga talent I am familiar with. And even with all of this said, I am and have always been a part of Tar Heel Nation, so let’s get it!!
Next, we take a look at the NBA level and the biggest elephant in the room is LeBron in a Laker jersey. I must admit, a few preseason games in and I still can’t believe it. Boston looks destined to run the East but I’m sure the 76ers have something to say about that. Teams I’m looking forward to watching include the Bucks, Suns, Cavs and many more. Oh, and I still believe that Dub Nation will win again with Boogie.
Finally, let’s talk some High School basketball. There is a ton of good talent in each class and the incoming freshmen class has nothing but good reviews. For me, I will be paying close attention to the 2020 class as I think it is certainly a special group. Being here in Atlanta is a benefit when it comes to this because the Southeast area host several of the top tournaments in the country such as Holiday Hoopsgiving, Chic Fil A Classic and City of Palms to name a few. Also, as far as the Senior class I see a ton of unfinished business as the #1 spot is certainly up for grabs amongst about 4 or 5 players. Just a FYI, I’m going with Cole Anthony.
Like I said, this time of year is hopeful not just to the teams participating, but even for those who love to analyze and breakdown the game like myself. And the cherry on top? The sneakers!! Cheers to basketball season!!