Here is a breakdown of the Cowboys team:
G – Marcus Smart (6-4, Fr.): Ballyhooed recruit could be the straw that stirs the drink.
G – Markel Brown (6-3, Jr.): The mayor of Lob Stilly, Brown on the verge of a breakout.
G – Le'Bryan Nash (6-7, So.): After inconsistent debut, Nash says he's ready to turn it on.
F – Michael Cobbins (6-8, So.): Toe fracture will sideline him a month, yet a key inside element.
F – Kamari Murphy (6-8, Fr.): Hard-working forward will be asked to provide inside help early.
F – Jéan-Paul Olukemi (6-6, Sr.): When healthy, provides veteran presence and production.
G – Phil Forte (5-11, Fr.): Keiton Page's replacement as a perimeter gunner.
C – Philip Jurick (6-11, Sr.): Shot blocker and rebounder could start once fully healthy.
F – Marek Soucek (7-0, So.): Has improved shape and toughness; will be needed.
G – Kirby Gardner (6-2, Jr.): Can play the point and offer scoring help off the bench.
Next In Line
G – Christien Sager (6-3, So.): Helped the depth-depleted Cowboys a year ago.
F – Mason Cox (6-10, Sr.): Walk-on offers a big body for practices and foul troubles.
G – Ford Stuen (6-2, Fr.): Travis Ford's nephew, walk-on recruited by several Division I schools.
G – Alex Budke (6-3, So.): Son of late Cowgirls coach Kurt Budke, a walk-on transfer from St. Gregory's.
On The Mend
G – Brian Williams (6-5, So.): Projected starter will miss the season following wrist surgery.