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Preseason Magazines at a Glance

The BBL is good at saving you time. That’s kind of the whole point. Read this email every day, which should take you 5 minutes or less, and you’ll feel completely on top of UK basketball.

In that spirit, we give you a quick snapshot of each of the three main preseason basketball magazines.

Athlon Sports
#1 Overall: Kansas
UK Ranking: #6

Highlights: Regional features (including a Calipari cover story), prediction of the full NCAA tourney field of 65, 10 Things to Watch feature
Why you should buy: Gives the most comprehensive team by team coverage of all the preseason books, doesn’t overlook potential sleepers like Vanderbilt and Iowa State

Lindy’s
#1 Overall: Kansas
UK Ranking: #8

Highlights: Features on Billy Donovan and Josh Pastner, frontcourt and backcourt rankings, teams of the decade rankings
Why you should buy: Good bonus features on dirty recruiting and why Roy Williams “owns” Coach K

The Sporting News
#1 Overall: Kansas
UK Ranking: #2

Highlights: Position rankings, Final Four predictions, Rivals recruiting reports
Why you should buy: Mike Decourcy is one of the best in the business, TSN is consistently one of the most accurate prognosticators

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