Conference Preview: Atlantic 10
Conference Preview: Atlantic 10

This article is part of our Conference Preview series.

When discussing players who are not quite accomplished enough to make the Hall of Fame in various sports, some people like to discuss the Hall of the Very Good. The A10 is the conference of very good. The conference has consistently sent multiple teams to the NCAA tournament, including six in 2014, and has challenged the Big East for Tier 1 status at times. Last season, Dayton, Rhode Island, and VCU played during March Madness, but only the Rams were able to win a game by pulling off the 11-6 upset on the Mo Watson-less Creighton Bluejays. Only one member of the All-A10 team, Jaylen Adams, is returning, so there will be some reloading to do.

Top Three Players

Jaylen Adams (G)
Coming into his senior season, Adams has done it all individually. He has been an all-A10 performer for the last two seasons and led the Bonnies with 20.6 points and 6.5 assists as a junior. Adams will now attempt to boost St. Bonaventure into the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012. The Bonnies have not won a game in March Madness since 1970. Adams took more 3-pointers and free throws in 2016-17 than he did in previous seasons, but he also suffered a poorer conversion rate in both shots. Adams and Matt Mobley may be the best backcourt tandem in the A10, but the Bonnies' season will depend on the development of some frontcourt pieces.

Payton Aldridge (F)
Aldridge is also entering his senior season. In

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Perry Missner
Missner covers college basketball for RotoWire. A veteran fantasy sports writer, he once served on the executive board for the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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