Jeff Goodman's Pre-season All-American Team: Jeff Capel named National Coach of the Year

Craig Brackins (No. 21) of Iowa State and Cole Aldrich (No. 45) of Kansas were both named pre-season All Americans by FoxSports.com college basketball writer Jeff Goodman.

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Player of the Year

John Wall, Kentucky: PG, 6-3 ½, 193, Fr.
Kevin Durant was the National Player of the Year three years ago, and Derrick Rose was the best player in the country two seasons ago. Don't be shocked if Wall, playing in the same system as Rose, is equally as dominant — especially the second half of the season. He's big, strong, quick and can run a team.

Freshman of the Year

Derrick Favors, Georgia Tech: C, 6-10, 235, Fr.
Since we're giving Wall the POY award, we'll give the Freshman of the Year to the Yellow Jackets' big man. He could turn into an Alonzo Mourning type.

Coach of the Year

Jeff Capel, Oklahoma: Fourth year, 69-63 overall
The Sooners lost all-everything big man Blake Griffin and will be picked a distant third (at best) behind Kansas and Texas in the Big 12, but my gut says Capel — one of the elite young coaches in the country — will get this group led by guards Willie Warren and Tommy Mason-Griffin further than people anticipate.

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