While much of the talk around college campuses has been about college football, the college basketball season is lurking in the distance.
Friday, Indiana big man Thomas Bryant was named a Preseason All-American by Blue Ribbon.
Joining Bryant on the Blue Ribbon All-American team is Grayson Allen of Duke, Melo Trimble of Maryland, Nigel Hayes of Wisconsin and Ivan Rabb of Cal.
Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook has selected first-team All-Americans and is releasing 36th edition cover. pic.twitter.com/EsgS39CW7j— Chris Dortch (@cdortch) August 17, 2016
Blue Ribbon is one of the more respected respected college basketball outlets in the country with the 2016 issue being it’s 36th year of releasing college basketball previews.
For Bryant, this will likely be the first of many pre-season honors. After flirting with the NBA Draft in the spring, Bryant returned for his sophomore season at Indiana. A strong finish to last season moved him up draft boards and, entering the 2016-17 season, Bryant is currently slotted 19th in Draft Express’ 2017 NBA mock draft.