There are plenty of players that fans will have their eyes on this season in the AAC, but Phenom Hoops wanted to dive into a few names that we find interesting to watch this season, especially with what they provide to their team. Check out the names below and let us know who else you will be keeping an eye on in the conference.

Kendric Davis

Mark Sasser (Houston): Houston certainly will be up there with some of the top teams in the country and Sasser’s return will be key. He led the team in scoring 17.7 points per game through the first 12 games and then had to miss the remainder of the season. What will he be able to do as a senior and back leading the charge for the Cougars' With Houston’s eyes on the big prize, Sasser will be a key piece to the team this year.

Jarace Walker (Houston): Another player that I find very interesting to watch is incoming freshman Jarace Walker for Houston. He was a Top-10 talent and one of the biggest gets, recruiting-wise, for the program. So what will he be able to bring to the table' He is a physical forward that has tremendous athleticism and a great skill set. But again, he will have to adjust to the level of competition, but if he is able to do so and help Houston in a big way, watch out!

Landers Nolley (Cincinnati): The Bearcats will be a team to keep an eye on with Coach Wes Miller leading the charge. They did have some trouble last year, especially scoring the ball (69.4ppg). That is where it will be interesting to see how Nolley fits in with at Cincinnati and what he can bring. He was tremendous at Virginia Tech and had a strong career with Memphis, but now the senior 6’7 prospect should help bring some more balance and firepower to the team this year.

Wynston Tabbs (East Carolina): East Carolina is a bit of a question mark coming into the season and there aren’t too many expectations for the Pirates this year. But one player that has a chance to make a bigger presence is Tabbs, who comes from Boston College. He will be the leader of this team as long as he can stay healthy, and while at BC, he was able to show that he can knock down shots and has range to his game.

Kendric Davis (Memphis): What a get for Memphis, as Davis will not only be able to bring experience, but he will be able to bring firepower as well. Coming from SMU, Davis is coming off a season in which he averaged back-to-back seasons with 19+ppg and should really be one of the top point guards not only in the conference but in the country. With so many new faces, Davis should be able to really help lead this team in a big way.

Khalif Battle (Temple): Battle is an interesting player to watch in the conference. Back in the 2020-21 season, he led the team in scoring at 15 points per game but only played in 11 games that season. Last year, he started the first seven games and was terrific, averaging 21.4ppg and shooting nearly 54 percent from the floor. But he had to miss the rest of the season due to injury. If he stays healthy, what will he be able to show and do for the program this year, since he has given us a few glimpses of what he is capable of doing in the past'

Jalen Cook/ Jaylen Forbes (Tulane): Putting this tandem together because many should be looking at Tulane this year and these two players should be leading the charge much like they did last year. Cook led the way at 18ppg and Forbes wasn’t far behind at 16.5ppg. These two are dynamic players that saw a lot of minutes, can be a threat from all over the court, and understand how to put the ball in the basket. What will they be able to do for the Green Wave this year'

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