With the 2017-18 college basketball season just days away, the college hoops team at ESPN has unveiled their rankings for the top fifty players in the country.
Louisville’s Quentin Snider and Deng Adel were both ranked in the top fifty. Snider came in at No. 24 while Adel was ranked 39th.
To determine this, ESPN formed a panel of writers, reporters, analysts and Insiders to rank the top 50. To compile CBBRank, we collaborated with Microsoft Research and The Wharton School, and polled a variety ESPN experts who voted in thousands of head-to-head matchups. After five days of voting, we have our results.
Player breakdowns by Jeff Borzello, John Gasaway, Jeff Goodman, Myron Medcalf and Dan Murphy.
24. Quentin Snider, Louisville Cardinals
A returning captain with 62 starts in his college career, Snider should be a steady presence in what promises to be an interesting season for Louisville. On the floor, Snider consistently puts his teammates and the Cardinals’ offense in position to score points.
39. Deng Adel, Louisville Cardinals
The 6-foot-7 junior averaged 12.1 points last season and should emerge among the Cardinals’ top scoring threats this winter. Adel can play multiple spots on the floor but would be most useful attacking from the wing spot if he can score consistently the way he did at the end of last season.
Nick Coffey is the creator and lead publisher for TheCardinalConnect.com. Along with covering Louisville basketball, football and recruiting, Nick also hosts The Red Zone weekdays from noon – 3:00 PM on Cards Radio 790 KRD.