Point Guard - Probably CU's weakest position as a starting unit but look for big improvements from both Dom and Akyazili. Dom's always had the talent, but confidence and size both eluded him. The confidence grew last year and another year in the weight room will do him wonders. Akyazili's shot was a major liability last year, but his energy and pace were infectious. Don't be surprised if he shoots over 40% from 3 this year and you get the same energy with less turnovers. Derrick White will also get hiss minutes here and all three of these players will be pushed by versatile freshman Peters and Brown. Small Wing (Shooting guard/small forward) - The wing positions are areas of great strength for CU. Playing time will be hard to come by and will likely depend on who is hot and on the defensive match ups. Derrick White, George King, Josh Fortune, Bryce Peters and Deleon Brown will all get minutes at the smaller wing position and all are capable of putting up big numbers. This group can and will compete with anyone in the country and can wear down NBA caliber players with a consistent rotation. Big wing (Small forward/power forward) - Like the small wing, the larger wing position can and will compete with anyone in the country. Sure better players exist, but CU's depth and ability to find the hot hand make them lethal. Xavier Johnson is back and reports are his explosiveness has returned. George King will rotate in here and everyone saw what he has become last year. Josh Fortune will also play a lot of minutes and may be the one player who makes the biggest gains this year. Oh and if CU wants to go big they can put Tory Miller or Wesley Gordon here as well, but expect the normal rotation to be XJ, King and Fortune. Finally, Freshman Lucas Siewert will squeeze in some reps. Don't expect huge numbers from the freshman, but do look for a nice shooting stroke and someone who will play all out on D. Post (Power Forward/Center) - Tory Miller took a chunk out of his deficiencies and opponents last year (Literally and figuratively) and yet he has only started to tap his potential. Tory cleaned up his foul issues, improved his scoring and still is a monster of a man. That being said, he won't be the starter yet, as that belongs to Wesley Gordon. Gordon often took a back seat to the big fundamental, whether in the press, or during the game. However, Gordon is ready for prime time. No he won't put up 15 points a game, but then CU doesn't need him to. He will be a rebounding machine, a defensive stopper and a legit threat to score in the post. Expect CU to come at teams in waves. That platooning that Tad Boyle has loved to use in the past, finally has the team to make it extremely successful. This team has the talent and the depth to set the all time CU record for wins, to finish at or near the top in the conference, to win the conference tournament and to finally make a deep push in the NCAA tournament. So now for some predictions. 1. CU will set the record for most points scored in a game this year. 2. CU will set the record for lowest opponent field goal percentage allowed in a game this year. 3. CU will finish the regular season somewhere between 25-7 (13-5) and 28-4 (14-4). 4. CU will be in the PAC12 championship game. 5. CU will make it at least to the sweet 16. 6. CU will finish the year with at least 30 total wins (Including tournament games). Kool-aid for everyone!