#SummitMBB 18 in 9 Countdown: Denver

#SummitMBB 18 in 9 Countdown: Denver

DENVER PIONEERS


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FAST FACT

Denver returns The Summit League's only reigning first team all-league selection in Brett Olson and the highest percentage of scoring and rebounding.


NOTEWORTHY

  • Brett Olson was The Summit League's Preseason Player of the Year.
  • The Pioneers have just one player over 6-7 on the roster, newcomer Daniel Amigo (6-10).
  • Denver lost Chris Udofia, the team's most versatile player with 12.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.9 apg, 2.3 bpg, 1.5 spg in 2013-14.

BLUE RIBBON COLLEGE BASKETBALL YEARBOOK

Forecast: 1st
Analysis Excerpts: Denver has a lot of talent, particularly in the backcourt, and the team should be more comfortable, and therefore more successful, during its second year in the league … This team is going to score points, because [Joe] Scott's offense is set up to put big pressure on rivals. That's not the question. Can Denver defend and rebound? If so, the Pioneers should be bound for the NCAA Tournament.

Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, the "bible" of preseason preview publications, is now in its 34th printing. To see the complete version of this team preview, as well as 344 other Division I profile, order the 400-page 2014-15 edition at www.blueribbonyearbookonline.com or by calling 877-807-4857.