Poll - Best Big East Backcourt
So many awesome backcourt combos in this league, who do you guys think is the best? Vote and Comment;
Grant & Atkins
Siva & Smith
Triche & MCW
Whoever's healthy and eligible LOL
Napier & Boatright
Wright & Kilpatrick
Did I miss any?
Is at the top right now, they have that major size advantage with Carter-Williams and Triche. Cash Wright and Kilpatrick are really tough as well, with Siva and Smith being ridiculously quick, just super small as well. Luckily for them, at least when Gorgui Dieng is healthy, they have a defensive post presence (not to mention with a bull likr Behanan or the insane length of Harrell). If I had to choose one it would be Cuse, though they are incredibly streaky from the outside. They are both so versatile, though, think that and the size make them the starting backcourt that stands out.
I don’t think this is a hard choice; Cuse definitely has the best backcourt. They are long, mixture of experience in Triche and size in MCW. Plus the decision making they both make, especially put them ahead of many teams in the nation, not only the Big East. Let's not forget about that zone which helps them a lot!
Triche is powerful 6-4 210, so much experience. I am impressed with how he has become so aggressive going to the basket.
I really like Atkins and Grant, both are averaging over 4apg and are both attacking the basket and shooting efficiently.
Cuse, Cincy and UConn in that order. Cuse has the best guard of the bunch by far and Triche has been solid. Cincy depends on Wright and Kilpatrick to do so much for their team and they've delivered so far. I'm looking forward to their matchup. UConn as a team is in a similar situation to Cincy, but I'd give Cincy's back court the edge over UConn's because of the size differential.
They're not the best, but keep an eye out for St John's backcourt when Jamal Branch gets eligible. Branch, Harrison and the improved Greene will be a fun trio to watch.
I will take Louisvilles combo over Syracuse. Siva gets into the paint at will and Smith is probably the best shooter on the list. They work together very well and while you have to love the Cuse combo I want to see MCW against better competition before I am ready to call him the best PG in the NCAA.
Uconn has a lot of talent and I really like Boatright but I don't think they have enough around their guards to compete for a Big East title. The sleeper pick and team is Cincy who often gets forgotten but they are the toughest set of guards in the country and can beat anyone in the nation on any given night. The Big East season will be interesting and these guard matchups will have a lot to do with it.
Just imagine if Ledo was eligible at Providence to play with Cotton in the back court. Not saying they'd be the best, but wow that would be a nice back court.
Ledo, Fortune, Council, Cotton and Dunn!!!! Craziness
if council and ledo were both playing then obviously PC hands down. But theyre not, I would go with uconn all damn day. boatright n napier r awesome they are my #1 probably followed by notre dame. for every1 saying syracuse, how do you figure? I mean sure they prob have a top 5 gaurd in america(MCW) but were talking about 'backcourts' here...besides him the gaurd play isnt exactly great. triche is overated IMO. same goes for louisville, smith and siva are good but i mean lets face it as good as siva is he is overated too and smith is a chucker who scores 30 points and a million shots..i gotta go with Uconn
uuuum Junior Cadougan and Vander Blue???
You guys are killing me with all this "Just imagine" talk. There is no way in telling how players would actually mesh together on the basketball court. Yea, they might be great players individually but who knows how this season would have panned out. All we know they would be trash as a backcourt. What we do know is MCW and Triche are playing great together in this early half of the season.
Fuquan Edwin: 19.6 PPG 5.9 RPG 2.2 APG 2.6 SPG 56% FG 57% 3PT
Aaron Cosby: 12 PPG 2.6 RPG 2.3 APG
But I would prbably take Cincinnati, possibly Syracuse. It think Mick Cronin is doing a great job.