Oregon’s Chris Boucher featured on cover of SI’s college basketball preview issue

Chris Boucher is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated's college basketball preview issue ahead of his senior season at Oregon.

SI's Luke Winn tells the story of Boucher's unusual route to Division I basketball and how his arrival has made Oregon a contender for its first national title in 78 years.

Also in this issue is a feature by SI's Lindsay Schnell on the two stars named Kelsey who are poised to break women's college basketball scoring records at Washington (Kelsey Plum) and Ohio State (Kelsey Mitchell). Tom Verducci discusses the long championship droughts of both the Cubs and the Indians (the issue went to print before the conclusion of the World Series) and what it will mean for the team that emerges victorious.

The release dates for college basketball preview content for SI.com are below:

Tuesday: Ranking every team in college basketball from Florida A&M (351) to Duke (1)

Wednesday: Scouting reports on the top 20 teams in college basketball 

Thursday: SI’s preseason All-Americas

Friday: What If? Rankings: Contingencies for each team


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