Count 'Em Down: Pivotal senior seasons
Now that realignment is behind us, rosters are mostly finalized, and freshmen are getting used to living in dorm rooms (oh, to be reborn at summer orientation), we're spending the week looking ahead at some of the more interesting players and storylines we expect to track in 2013-14.
Johnson primed for breakout?
It is somewhat shocking that Geron Johnson hasn't received as much publicity as some of his fellow Memphis backcourt 'mates. The junior college transfer is capable of scoring 20 points in a burst of several minutes, exploding to the rim with force that equals some of Memphis' bigs, and while his offensive rating -- 101.
Jackson arrives for Memphis
People were wondering a year ago if Joe Jackson, Memphis' astoundingly athletic but mercurial guard, was finished at the Conference USA program. Now a junior, Jackson is in the midst of his most efficient season under the tutelage of Josh Pastner; his offensive rating -- 117.