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  • 2008 college basketball hall of fame class announced

    http://www.kansascity.com/news/break...ry/563628.html

    About time Danny Manning made it

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    • Since we're all chiming in on next year, here's my thoughts:

      ACC Champ: UNC

      Rationale: I don't see them losing anybody but Ellington, and I think Green will be an upgrade over him when it's all said and done...Hansborough will get some help inside with some top recruits, and Lawson should continue to develop nicely. Plus, I don't see Duke challenging them given the lack of a dominant post presence.

      Other Contenders: Duke

      Big 12 Champ: Kansas

      Rationale: The Big 12 will be down next year...Texas and Kansas State will not be nearly as good as they were this year...Kansas should return Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich, two studs who can take over games...Kansas also has a huge recruiting class coming in

      Other Contenders: Baylor

      Pac 10 Champ: Arizona

      Rationale: The Pac 10 should be really interesting next year with stars such as the Lopez brothers, OJ Mayo, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, and Darren Collison being replaced by studs like DeRozan, Jennings, and Holiday...Now the question is, who is going to have the best supporting cast...I'm going to go with Arizona...Brandon Jennings and Chase Buddinger should be an awesome tandem.

      Other Contenders: UCLA, USC

      SEC Champ: Florida

      Rationale: While I think that the SEC will continue to grow more competive with the devolpment of teams like Vandy, Florida, and Kentucky, I still think the SEC will be down. Kentucky should be competive with Patrick Patterson, and to a lesser extent, so will Vandy with AJ Oglivy...Tennessee should be pretty solid with Ramar Smith and Chism returning, but I think Florida will make a big leap with all that talent and take the SEC

      Other Contenders: Tennessee, Kentucky, Vandy

      Big 10 Champ: Ohio State

      Rationale: While Wisconsin took advantage of a weak Big 10 this year, I don't see that repeating...Ohio State will return Koufos, and by adding BJ Mullens to the mix, I don't see any Big 10 stopping that dominant frontcourt.

      Other Contenders: Wisconsin, Purdue, Michigan State

      Big East Champ: Marquette

      Rationale: This has been by far the most difficult conference to pick a champ for...Louisville loses a lot of solid players, but has a great incoming class...Georgetown is in the same boat...Villanova and Syracuse should be much better as their young teams develop...Pittsburgh should be solid as usual...UConn and West Virginia might be hurt be the losses of Thabeet and Alexander respectively...However, I think the cream of the crop of the Big East will be Marquette...They return Dominic James and Jerel McNeal, and their young big men should develop nicely...However, Pittsburgh, Villanova, and Syracuse will all be formidable roadblocks...IMO, this will be the best conference next year
      Last edited by adschofield; 04-06-2008, 07:25 PM.



      sig by BoneKrusher

      Originally posted by BuckNaked
      Ok I'd almost rather spank my meat with sandpaper at this point.

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      • I think Chalmers should be back as well

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        • Originally posted by T-RICH49 View Post
          I think Chalmers should be back as well
          ehh, maybe, but I doubt his stock will ever be as high as it is now given his physical limitations...I'd say it's about 50-50 right now...His big problem is that he's a SG in a PG's body



          sig by BoneKrusher

          Originally posted by BuckNaked
          Ok I'd almost rather spank my meat with sandpaper at this point.

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          • 2008 Predictions

            ACC : UNC
            Big 12 : Kansas
            Big 10 : Michigan State
            Pac 10 : USC
            Big East : Syracuse
            SEC : Florida


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            • Originally posted by princefielder28 View Post
              2008 Predictions

              ACC : UNC
              Big 12 : Kansas
              Big 10 : Michigan State
              Pac 10 : USC
              Big East : Syracuse
              SEC : Florida
              not as long as tim floyd is the coach.

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              • I'm not sure how people can accurately predict who will win the conferences before players are done declaring.
                Ohio State Buckeyes Duke Blue Devils New York Jets St. Louis Cardinals San Jose Sharks Seattle Mariners

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                • 2008 Predictions

                  ACC: North Carolina
                  Big 12: Texas
                  Big 10: Indiana
                  Pac 10: UCLA
                  Big East: Louisville
                  SEC: Kentucky

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                  • Originally posted by KCJ58 View Post
                    2008 Predictions

                    ACC: North Carolina
                    Big 12: Texas
                    Big 10: Indiana
                    Pac 10: UCLA
                    Big East: Louisville
                    SEC: Kentucky
                    How can you honestly say Indiana??? That has to be a joke


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                    • Originally posted by KCJ58 View Post
                      2008 Predictions

                      ACC: North Carolina
                      Big 12: Texas
                      Big 10: Indiana
                      Pac 10: UCLA
                      Big East: Louisville
                      SEC: Kentucky
                      Texas? Really? Without Augustin, that team is hopeless

                      Indiana is going to be a bottom dweller without White, Gordon, Ellis, and the other guard that got kicked off the team

                      Louisville is a little too young for my taste as is Kentucky



                      sig by BoneKrusher

                      Originally posted by BuckNaked
                      Ok I'd almost rather spank my meat with sandpaper at this point.

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                      • Originally posted by thetedginnshow View Post
                        I'm not sure how people can accurately predict who will win the conferences before players are done declaring.
                        Well, we have a good idea on most players, but it gets to be a guessing game with some borderline players. It's fun nonetheless



                        sig by BoneKrusher

                        Originally posted by BuckNaked
                        Ok I'd almost rather spank my meat with sandpaper at this point.

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                        • Originally posted by yodachu View Post
                          I'm calling it now though,

                          Ur 2008-2009 NCAA Champions....North Carolina Tar Heels.

                          I know, not much of a limb, but its April 6th!
                          I hope so...Man that KU loss stings....I almost broke my hand punching a wall when KU was up by 30 or whatever it was.

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                          • Originally posted by SNIPER26 View Post
                            I hope so...Man that KU loss stings....I almost broke my hand punching a wall when KU was up by 30 or whatever it was.
                            Hmm...that's weird, I did the same thing at about the 8:00 mark of the 2nd half :D

                            That was one of the strangest games that I have ever seen...You gotta give credit to Bill Self though for rallying the troops...I thought we were done for sure



                            sig by BoneKrusher

                            Originally posted by BuckNaked
                            Ok I'd almost rather spank my meat with sandpaper at this point.

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                            • Originally posted by adschofield View Post
                              Hmm...that's weird, I did the same thing at about the 8:00 mark of the 2nd half :D

                              That was one of the strangest games that I have ever seen...You gotta give credit to Bill Self though for rallying the troops...I thought we were done for sure
                              You know I would never, EVER have let you forget that one haha.

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                              • Big East is definitely tough to predict next year. I know the most about 'Nova, and I'd love to think that we're going to be a great team next year and though I do think we'll be one of the better teams in the Big East next year and much better than we were this past season I don't think we're going to win it. We've got no recruits coming in for this year and are pretty much hoping for guys to develop heading into next season. If Scottie Reynolds doesn't go, we do have the entire team back which is definitely helpful. On the plus side I think you're going to see a lot of progress from the two big recruits from last season, Fisher and Stokes. Fisher is incredibly talented and could be a great guard, he's got to watch turnovers and if he can convert on some more drives he has great offensive potential as well, he takes a lot of tough layups and floaters that he gets over much bigger defenders but doesn't always convert. Stokes seemed to get a lot more comfortable towards the end of the season shooting the ball and even getting to the free throw line some, he could end up developing into a solid scorer to compliment Scottie as he adjusts to the college game some. Antonio Pena could make some significant strides as well as an athletic big who has some nice post moves, if we can go to him during games that would help a lot especially because it would open things up on the perimeter for two very good outside shooters in Reynolds and Stokes. Seems like Jay learned how to play with Scottie towards the end of the season with a good mix of having him on the ball and off the ball a little in a way he was comfortable as opposed to looking very uncomfortable early in the season. Our big downside is we just don't have any very good athletes. Some solid guys on the team but when playing far more athletic teams like Kansas in the Sweet 16 and a team like Louisville in conference play (even the LSU game) we really struggle converting inside. Teams like that can put pressure on our guards to drive, but we can't convert inside and end up taking contested shots outside or heavily contested shots inside by teams that are just a lot bigger and more athletic. Beyond the young players development Scottie as a veteran presence is great, he seemed to play with a calm beyond his years in the tourney and is really a leader. Dante Cunningham is a solid rebounder for us inside and Shane Clark and Dwayne Anderson are good on the wing but none of the three are anything like some of the guys they'll match up with in conference play, they're just not on the same level athletically or even skill wise really. Hopefully the chemistry we'll have with having the entire team back and the talent of the young players developing (Reynolds, Stokes, Fisher, and Pena are going to be the big ones next year IMO with Anderson playing a big role as a gel guy and Cunningham playing a significant role along with Clark probably off the bench and Reggie Redding getting some decent bench minutes too along with Cassiem Drummond as a big body but not much else though I'd love to see him develop some) but I think our inability of athletic players will give us some trouble over the course of the season and I don't see us being good enough to win the Big East. I'd love to be wrong, but realistically I don't see it happening. We could make some noise in the tournament similar to this year though, we generally are solid in the tourney.

                                Also, apparently Malcolm Grant was given permission to try and transfer, he was a great player in the wins over Pitt and LSU and definitely a fan favorite here. Great offensive player he just didn't get minutes behind other guards, mainly because he was a big liability on D. I wish him the best and am disappointed to see him go, Jay really didn't handle the situation with him very well. It will be interesting to see where he ends up (hopefully SHU doesn't steal him from us I'd hate to see him potentially become a star at my girlfriends school).

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