Archive - Mar 2012 - Article
NCAA President, Mark Emmert, has hit the ground running since taking over in April 2010. He’s looking to reform college athletics and he’s actively working towards that goal. Among the issues he’s tackled is fighting the groundswell of support for “pay-for-play” and schools being authorized to pay their players; which may come at the expense of sports that don’t bring in revenue for schools.
Kentucky will travel to New Orleans with one acceptable outcome; cut down the nets, or bust. But even if they go bust during the Final Four, they're likely to make history a few months later.
Michael Kidd Gilchrist 6'7 SF, Kentucky
A case could be made that MKG, and not teammate Anthony Davis, is in fact the top player in the nation. While Davis gets more hype, with his freakish length and shot blocking prowess, Kidd-Gilchrist is the heart and soul and possibly the team's most indispensable player.
The 2012 Nike Hoop Summit USA squad is highlighted by Shabazz Muhammad, Nerlens Noel, Kyle Anderson and Mitch McGary. The International team is highlighted by holdovers from last year's team Dario Saric and Evan Fournier. The game takes place in Portland, OR on April 7th.
2012 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Select Team
*Written March 21st
Here is our second extended mock of the year. This year's draft has one potential franchise talent (Anthony Davis) and a number of possible future stars.
No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 13 Ohio
#2 Ohio State vs. #6 Cincinnati
Cincinnati is hot right now, beating Texas and Florida state after knocking off a Syracuse team at full strength in the Big East tournament.