College Basketball Season Officially STARTS 2NIGHT!!!
With the season getting underway tonight,i'm surprised nobody has started a thread....There are alot of things to be excited about..
1.The 2014 freshmen crop might be one of the best ever..NBA Teams are adjusting their rosters to get a Top Pick in next summer's loaded draft....
2.Kentucky,Duke,Michigan, Michigan State,Syracuse,Kansas,UNC and Arizona the Blue Bloods of college basketball are all ranked in the top 20.....And despite losing All Americans Victor Oladipo,Cody Zeller and Otto Porter ,Indiana & Georgetown still expected to have competitive teams...
3.The ACC have created a Mega Conference....
4.Gus Johnson & Bill Rafferey will be doing broadcast together...
5.The PAC-10 is expected to have a resurgence...
6.Oakland's sharp shooter Travis Bader will try to break JJ Redick's 3 point record...
7.Fans will be wondering when will they see troubled players like PJ Hairston,Chane Behanan on the court?
8.Alot of coaches will be on the Hot Seat, guys like Stanford's Johnny Dawkins,Texas Rick Barnes,Wake Forrest Jeff Bzdelik...
9.Can Marshall Henderson make headlines for his performance on or off the court?
10. The Big East is now the AAC...
19 of the Nations Top 25 teams will be in action tonight.. ..Number 10 Florida kicks things off at 3 pm,when they face in state North Florida...
Number 1. Kentucky-UNC Ashville..Andrew Harrsison missed the preseason ,but is expected to play tonight..
Number 2.Michigan State-McNeese State
Number 4 Duke-Davidson ..
Number 5 Kansas-La.Monroe
Number 7 Michigan -Mass.Low.
Number (tied 8) Syracuse-Cornell
Number (tied 8) Oklahoma State-MVSU
Number 10 Florida-North Florida
Number 12 North Carolina-Oakland
Number 14 VCU-Illinios State
Number 17 Marquette-Southern
Number 18 U Conn-Maryland
Number 19 Oregon-Georgetown..I expect Georgetown to pull the upset...
Number 20 Wisconsin-St. Johns..St. Johns have alot of talented young talented athletes that love to run versus Bo Ryan's slow down pace will be interesting to watch...
Number 21 Notre Dame-Miami ( Ohio)
Number 22 UCLA-Drexel
Number 24 Virginia-James Madison
Number 25 Baylor-Colorado
I'm gonna be keeping a close eye on Mitch McGary, Marcus Smart and Andreian Payne this season.
Does McGary prove his run last season wasn't a fluke?
Does Payne move up the draft from late to mid-first rounder?
Can Smart mantain his place in the top 5 best prospect in the upcoming draft?
Im hearing McGary might not be back until December..
The best is yet to come with Payne, he has made great strides from his freshman year...But he doesnt play hard all the time...That could be due to the fact he has small lungs for a person his size..Coach Izzo limited his minutes during his freshman & sophomore yrs becuz of it..But he seems to be dealing with pretty well..
He can score in a variety of ways,rebound,has range out to the 3 point line,great finisher,can play & roll and has defensive potential...
i dont think mcgary will be back for a couple of weeks.
I absolutely love college basketball and this year should be one of the best. Next Tuesday pits 4 of the top 5 teams agaianst each other (Ken vs. MSU and Duke vs. KU). Talk about starting the season off with a bang.
As with every year my main interest is how the Cuse will do. Go Orange!!!
Memphis will be playing an exhibition game against Christian Brothers. Top shelf freshman Austin Nichols might get the start at power forward.
I hope these games are on TV. I can't wait to see these guys. This is a hugely anticipated college basketball season from top to bottom.
James McAdoo is a guy who could either move up in the draft (back into the top 10) or fall completely off the map. In a deep draft he could be a second rounder since we still don't know what skillset he could bring to the NBA.
I love it!
How have you been RUDEBOY?
Basically all of the Big East games are on FS1 or FS2! Gussy Johnson in the house!