The 2019-20 NCAA basketball season is under way. With a few exceptions most D1 schools schedule sub D1 cupcakes in order to feel out their rosters and go down their benches. Notable exceptions to this was the great double header featuring Kansas-Duke and Kentucky-Michigan State. It should be a great season and will be interesting to see who replaces the "Zion Mania" of last year.
One such guy who at the very least will be in serious contention for PAC 12 Player of the Year Honors is Senior Tres Tinkle. The 5th year senior had a medical hardship year awarded after he had surgery on his wrist early last fall. He's geared for a great season as he had an opening performance against Cal State Northridge, that his Oregon State Beavers cruised through, led by Tinkle's 25 points/10 rebounds/7 assists. He's the greatest player to come out of Missoula, Montana since.....his DAD, Wayne Tinkle who also happens to be the Head Coach at Oregon State as well.
Meanwhile, Senior Antonio Green (Tupelo, MS) led Middle Tennessee to a lopsided win with a 30 point opening night. Green is one of the best 3 point shooters in the country.
Junior Jamaure Gregg (El Paso, TX) had 6 points in his first Division One game for Northwestern State.
Sophomore Jayden Martinez (Cibolo, TX) coming off a medical reshirt year had 15 points/5 rebounds for New Hampshire in his 2019-20 debut.
Northern Colorado went to Texas and lost big to the Longhorns, but Senior Jonah Radebaugh (Thornton, CO) did his part plus for the Bears in defeat as he had 9 points/11 rebounds.
New Mexico State won big. Seniors C.J. Bobbitt (killeen, TX) had 6 points/5 boards and home town hero Johnny McCants (Las Cruces, NM) added 5 points/8 boards.
Junior Colby Ross (Aurora, CO) led the Pepperdine Waves with 19 points/7 assists in their loss to Cal.
Junior Xavier Armstead (Waco, TX) had 6 points in his D1 debut for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs after being one of the Top 5 Junior College transfers this past season