The 2013-14 Arizona State basketball team is taking shape.
After starting 13-2 to begin the 2012-13 season, the Sun Devils surprised everybody except the coaching staff. Head coach Herb Sendek, owner of one of the hottest seats in college basketball to begin the season, proved that his squad was much improved and deserving of national recognition.
With stellar play from redshirt freshman Jahii Carson and a vastly improved Carrick Felix, the Sun Devils were a lock for the NCAA tournament after beating UCLA by 18 and sweeping Colorado. Unfortunately for Sendek and the Devils, they fell apart down the stretch. They finished 3-7 in their final 10 games and blew a 15-point lead to UCLA in the Pac-12 tournament.
What lies ahead for Arizona State in the 2013-14 season after the graduation of Felix, backup point guard Chris Colvin and backup center Ruslan Pateev?
The good news is that Carson is returning.
Here are five bold predictions about the incoming class.