Archive - Oct 2011
1. Steven Adams
Power Forward, New Zealand
Steven Adams, 18, is the youngest and most talented international center potentially available in the '12 draft. However, NBA fans are not likely to see him on draft night until 2013; he is verbally committed to play for the Pittsburgh Panthers in 2012-13.
Fresh off a newsworthy summer filled with surprises, added talent and sneaky escapes, the Big East is positioned to remain in the spotlight as another year of college hoops approaches. I think the 27-month notice period is a good thing, kind of like a two-minute warning for those who’ve appreciated the rivalries for so long.
Either way, all will be temporarily forgotten once January rolls around. If anything, the planned divorce will only enhance the rivalries and make for a more entertaining and competitive season.