NO. 13 GUYER
Location: Denton, Texas
Preseason Rank: 13
2017-18 record: 38-2
Final 2017-18 Super 25 ranking: Unranked
Guyer got as high as No. 11 in the Super 25 before an upset loss in the quarterfinals dropped them out. They’ll look to prove that loss was just a fluke.
The Wildcats have a stacked group highlighted by a pair of four-star athletes: De’Vion Harmon, the No. 4 point guard in the nation and an Oklahoma commit, and Jalen Wilson, the No. 11 small forward and a Michigan commit. The one piece missing: Grayson Carter, who graduated and is now playing for Georgetown.
They’ll show whether they’re real or not early, with games against Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix) and DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) in December. Plus, they get a chance to avenge their postseason loss against Allen (Texas) on Nov. 27. There’s some must-watch basketball from this group right out of the gate.