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'Sporting News' ranks - IU preseason No. 1

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Indiana’s Men’s basketball team has been named the No. 1 NCAA team within SN’s Pre-season Top 25, presented by Gillette Odor Shield.

Indiana has the most promising player in college basketball, tons of returning talent and a coach with a Final Four on his resume, making the Hoosiers an attractive choice as a pre-season No. 1.

IU also returns starters senior Christian Watford (12.6 ppg., 5.8 rebs., senior Jordan Hulls (11.7 ppg, 3.3 assists) junior Victor Oladipo (10.8 ppg., 5.3 rebs.) and junior Will Sheehey (8.6 ppg., 3.1 rebs.) and key reserves senior Derek Elston (4.2 ppg.) and Remy Abell (3.0 ppg.). They were 27-9 last year.

Sporting News’ College Basketball awards are decided on by the Sporting News editorial staff in consultation with coaches and scouts around the country.

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