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The American 2020-21 predictions -- A Memphis rebound, and Wichita State's dark cloud

As the countdown continues to the start of the 2020-21 college basketball season on Nov. 25,'s panel of experts is making its predictions for all of the nation's top leagues. We begin with the American Athletic Conference, in which the Memphis Tigers are trying to recover from a disappointing and tumultuous 2020-21, while the Wichita State Shockers are facing uncertainty around the status of coach Gregg Marshall.

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American 2020-21 superlatives

Player of the Year

Medcalf: Jayden Gardner, East Carolina
Borzello: Caleb Mills, Houston
Gasaway: Landers Nolley II, Memphis
Lunardi: Caleb Mills, Houston

Newcomer of the Year

Medcalf: Landers Nolley II, Memphis
Borzello: Landers Nolley II, Memphis
Gasaway: Landers Nolley II, Memphis
Lunardi: Landers Nolley II, Memphis

American 2020-21 writer roundtable

Last year at this time we were talking about Memphis as a lowkey national title contender.