Head coach Jim Whitesell will have to look for scoring from other sources if the Ramblers are to have success against the basketball lines in 2007-2008.
NCAA basketball lines experts see that Loyola does have junior guard J.R. Blount coming back. He was the only Rambler to start all 32 contests a year ago. Blount scored 12.9 points per game last season. He will need to do ever more this season if Loyola is to be competitive on the NCAA basketball lines.
Junior Leon Young looks to bounce back from an injury plagued season. He averaged 8.7 ppg and 5.6 rpg despite missing six games according to NCAA basketball lines gamblers. NCAA basketball lines experts see that sophomore Andy Polka gives the Ramblers some size inside. He ranked third in the Horizon League with 7.2 rpg as a rookie according to NCAA basketball lines experts. In Loyola's final two games at the Horizon League Championship, Polka averaged 7.5 ppg, 11.0 rpg and 2.0 apg according to experts that bet basketball lines. Senior Tracy Robinson returns and may get more playing time according to experts that look at the NCAA basketball lines. Senior Tom Levin will look to bounce back from an injury filled season and may get more playing time according to NCAA basketball lines experts.
Darrin Williams, Cortney Horton, Dave Telander and sophomore Aric Van Weelden will battle for minutes according to those that bet basketball lines.
Newcomers for Loyola according to NCAA basketball lines experts are transfers Justin Cerasoli and Ross Forman. Experts that look at the NCAA basketball lines know that Cerasoli was a top 100 prospect coming out of Aurora, Illinois before playing at Seton Hall and Mississippi. NCAA basketball lines experts know that Forman transferred from Wyoming. Other newcomers according to NCAA basketball lines experts are Forward Kyle Thomas, guard Geoff McCammon and guard Ryan Sterling.
Loyola will have to find a way to mix all of the returning talent together with the newcomers but they should be competitive in Horizon League basketball lines this season.