Originally written on roundballchat.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14
College basketball is right around the corner. Games will be starting before you know it, and practices are just right around the corner. Here at Roundballchat I will release my top 100 teams for the 2012-13 college basketball season. I will start at 100 and count my way down. I will rank all the 75 programs in the six major conferences, as well as 25 mid majors in my top 100 countdown. Along with my top 100 countdown I will also feature a ton of previews. Like the top players at each position, All Conference teams, top players by class, top games, previewing the early season tournaments and much more. Who will put at number 1? Louisville or Indiana or maybe a surprise stay tuned to Roundballchat for the next month to find out. # 43 Colorado State Coach: Larry Eustachy (1st season at Colorado State) Overall 402-258,21 years 2011-12: Record 20-12 overall, 8-6 in MWC (4th) Starters Returning (4) Pierce Hornung, Wes Eikmeier, Dorian Green, Greg Smith Preseason Tournament: Las Vegas Classic Top Non-Conference Games: at Washington, at Colorado Transfer Out: Chad Calcaterra (Western Nebraska CC), Cody Mann (Florida International) Transfer In: Colton Iverson (Minnesota), Daniel Bejarano (Arizona) Out of nowhere the Rams made the NCAA tournament last season. With the success coach Tim Miles took the Nebraska job. Now in comes Larry Eustachy, who was the coach at Southern Mississippi last season. Eustachy couldn’t be taking over a better situation. The rams return 4 starters from last year’s team. The strength on this team will be the backcourt. Leading the Rams is shooting guard Wes Elkmeier (15.5 ppg). He is the team’s best shooter and he made many clutch shots last season. He shot 87 % from the free throw line. Point guard Dorian Green (13.1 ppg) had a breakout season last year and really became a leader. Green can shot the three and drive to the hole. The top option off the bench is Jesse Carr (7.2 ppg), another great shooter. Another top option is Dwight Smith (5.1 ppg). Arizona transfer Daniel Bejarano will also see some playing time. Freshman Jordan Mason, Joe De Ciman and JUCO transfer Jonathan Octeus supply more depth. Leading the way in the frontcourt for Colorado State is small forward Greg Smith (9.4 ppg). Smith was the second leading rebounder on the team and can score both inside and out. At power forward will be Pierce Hornung (8.8 ppg). Although only 6’5” Hornung averaged 8.7 rebounds per game. He also led the team in steals. The Rams get a big boost at center with Minnesota transfer Colton Iverson. His last season at Minnesota he averaged 5 points and rebounds per game. Quality of depth in the frontcourt will be a concern for the Rams. Providing that depth will be Trevor Williams (.8 ppg), and JUCO transfer Gerson Santo. Follow me on twitter @ScottBasketball  http://twitter.com/#!/ScottBasketballAlso like the Roundballchat site on facebook. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/roundballchatcom/191263564258333
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