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kNicKz 09-25-2013 11:57 PM

2013-2014 Observation Deck
 
college ball is coming soon!!!

Pre Season Rankings

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bask...ege-basketball

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1. Kentucky

2. Louisville

3. MSU

4. Arizona

5. Duke Blue Devils

6. Ohio State

7. Florida Gators

8. Syracuse

9. Michigan

10. Oklahoma State

11. UNC

12. Wichita State

13. VCU

14. Memphis

15. Marquette

16. New Mexico

17. Gonzaga

18. Baylor

19. Tennessee

20. Indiana

21. Kansas

22. Colorado

23. UConn

24. UCLA

25. Iowa




I feel like VCU is overrated as hell

Burgz V2 09-26-2013 03:28 PM

Re: 2013-2014 Observation Deck
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kNicKz
college ball is coming soon!!!

Pre Season Rankings

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bask...ege-basketball




I feel like VCU is overrated as hell


Spartans all day baby! :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

kNicKz 09-26-2013 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Burgz V2
Spartans all day baby! :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:


They're highly touted this year . Another Izzo final four upon us?

Burgz V2 09-26-2013 07:54 PM

Re: 2013-2014 Observation Deck
 
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Originally Posted by kNicKz
They're highly touted this year . Another Izzo final four upon us?


the key is Gary Harris staying healthy. we have pretty much the entire core returning (no Nix, but Payne and Dawson can pick up the slack plus Costello will step in, he's been really good in limited minutes), but no one that really can stretch the floor AND be disruptive on defence.

I know we have the defence to make it to the final four, we usually are near the top of the NCAA in that regard because of Izzo. But our consistency on offense is deplorable. I've given up on Appling as an outside threat, says he's been working on it, but he says that every year. Gary Harris having a big season will go a long way to us going deep into March.

If we don't make it this year, it will either be another 3 or 4 seasons, or Izzo might retire (the thought makes me shudder already) so this year is extremely important

qrich 09-27-2013 03:55 AM

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Reggie Theussss

kNicKz 09-27-2013 11:41 AM

Re: 2013-2014 Observation Deck
 
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Originally Posted by Burgz V2
If we don't make it this year, it will either be another 3 or 4 seasons, or Izzo might retire (the thought makes me shudder already) so this year is extremely important


Calhoun retiring has been.....depressing as ****....:cry:



Recently renamed the main road going through UConn ^^ :bowdown:


I'm not really sure if UConn can improve this year. We have the best back court in the country but our front court is in shambles. Enosch Wolf left. Olander is currently suspended. Kentan Facey may not be eligible. DeAndre Daniels will probably be drafted after this year. I'm really hoping he picks up the load at PF and Nolan/Brimah hold down Center

IGotACoolStory 09-27-2013 01:53 PM

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All the media days happening around now. My favorite time of the year.

Should be a fun season. You look at the preseason polls and it's littered with blue bloods. All five of them in the top 25. Then followed with the likes of Louisville, MSU, Zona, UConn, etc. Seasons when the best are traditionally the best are always fun. 2005 and 2008 off the top of my head as recent examples.

Great pre-season storylines as well. UK's super team, the freshman, Wiggins (as he deserves his own point), the newly aligned conferences/ending of old conferences, and quality returning players (Smart, Smith, McDermott, etc). By the way, Wiggins was named CBS's pre-season NPOY. Don't think I saw that posted.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebask...er-of-the-year

IGotACoolStory 09-27-2013 02:32 PM

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Quick UNC perspective because I have to.

1) We're rated too high. And when UNC likely struggles against a couple of the top teams without their best player, somehow the media will run with it like the university kicked their dog. There's a good chance before the coneference season starts, UNC plays pre-season #1, #2, and #3. UK as scheduled, Louisville in a tournament if both teams win their first cupcake game, and MSU in the Big Ten/ACC challenge.

2) No clue how long PJ Hairston will be out. Ever since his last traffic debacle, from all accounts (players, Roy, boosters) he's been doing everything right and working his ass off. From yesterday's media day, Roy said PJ has done more preseason conditioning than any player he has ever coached. To this point, he's done 3x as much as any player on the team.

An example he used was that PJ ran 100 33's (end of the court and back 3 times in 33 seconds) in less than an hour. Pretty impressive since that's almost 11 miles.

As far as how many games he will be out? Can't even begin to estimate. All I'm going to say is that at the end of the day, all he has to his name are 2 traffic tickets. And in light of Johnny Manziel's half game suspension... But then there's the wildcard that is the NCAA.

That's about it. Frosh look good, soph jumps, McAdoo admittedly slacked off in the offseason last year and is determined now, yada, yada, yada. I do expect PJ to play earlier rather than later and I am expecting an all-american type of season. Because he's just that good an the opportunity is right there. imo, there's a possibility he could be back for Michigan State. Ideally, I just want him for Kentucky. Not just because it's UK, but that will give him a solid handful of games under his belt before the conference slate starts.

christian1923 09-27-2013 04:24 PM

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Watch out for second team all america jahii carson and ASU. Best PG in the country in my opinion

Burgz V2 09-27-2013 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by IGotACoolStory
Quick UNC perspective because I have to.

1) We're rated too high. And when UNC likely struggles against a couple of the top teams without their best player, somehow the media will run with it like the university kicked their dog. There's a good chance before the coneference season starts, UNC plays pre-season #1, #2, and #3. UK as scheduled, Louisville in a tournament if both teams win their first cupcake game, and MSU in the Big Ten/ACC challenge.

2) No clue how long PJ Hairston will be out. Ever since his last traffic debacle, from all accounts (players, Roy, boosters) he's been doing everything right and working his ass off. From yesterday's media day, Roy said PJ has done more preseason conditioning than any player he has ever coached. To this point, he's done 3x as much as any player on the team.

An example he used was that PJ ran 100 33's (end of the court and back 3 times in 33 seconds) in less than an hour. Pretty impressive since that's almost 11 miles.

As far as how many games he will be out? Can't even begin to estimate. All I'm going to say is that at the end of the day, all he has to his name are 2 traffic tickets. And in light of Johnny Manziel's half game suspension... But then there's the wildcard that is the NCAA.

That's about it. Frosh look good, soph jumps, McAdoo admittedly slacked off in the offseason last year and is determined now, yada, yada, yada. I do expect PJ to play earlier rather than later and I am expecting an all-american type of season. Because he's just that good an the opportunity is right there. imo, there's a possibility he could be back for Michigan State. Ideally, I just want him for Kentucky. Not just because it's UK, but that will give him a solid handful of games under his belt before the conference slate starts.


i was really pessimistic about PJ at the start. Such a mess he got himself into. But Roy has done an amazing job smoothing this over with the AD and with the NCAA. I see him back by the start of the conference schedule.

Burgz V2 09-27-2013 04:37 PM

Re: 2013-2014 Observation Deck
 
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Originally Posted by kNicKz
Calhoun retiring has been.....depressing as ****....:cry:



Recently renamed the main road going through UConn ^^ :bowdown:


I'm not really sure if UConn can improve this year. We have the best back court in the country but our front court is in shambles. Enosch Wolf left. Olander is currently suspended. Kentan Facey may not be eligible. DeAndre Daniels will probably be drafted after this year. I'm really hoping he picks up the load at PF and Nolan/Brimah hold down Center


I think you guys might have a (relative) down year. Getting Daniel Hamilton is huge for you guys, could probably lead to a strong recruiting class.

IGotACoolStory 09-27-2013 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Burgz V2
i was really pessimistic about PJ at the start. Such a mess he got himself into. But Roy has done an amazing job smoothing this over with the AD and with the NCAA. I see him back by the start of the conference schedule.


Roy and the new AD, Bubba Cunningham. It would have drove me up the wall if Roy screwed up handling this PJ situation after the football fiasco.

Lesson learned: Don't bend over for the NCAA-they just **** you over.

Hopefully the suspension decision comes soon. We're right in the middle of both football seasons, so it will just get buried behind those headlines.


Burgz: What happened between you guys and Tyus Jones? MSU and Kansas were my last hope and you throw in the towel signing this sub-top 100 PG. Now it's two evils and we all know which evil he will end up choosing.

kNicKz 09-27-2013 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Burgz V2
I think you guys might have a (relative) down year. Getting Daniel Hamilton is huge for you guys, could probably lead to a strong recruiting class.


Shabazz Napier may go off and lead us to great things in March...that's basically our only hope. Recruiting outside of Hamilton looks bleak. We really dropped the ball on Pascwal Chukwu :facepalm

I trust our players and staff though. We've gotten 2 titles as underdogs (and one via pillaging the college BBall landscape :D)

Burgz V2 09-28-2013 03:42 PM

Re: 2013-2014 Observation Deck
 
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Originally Posted by IGotACoolStory
Roy and the new AD, Bubba Cunningham. It would have drove me up the wall if Roy screwed up handling this PJ situation after the football fiasco.

Lesson learned: Don't bend over for the NCAA-they just **** you over.

Hopefully the suspension decision comes soon. We're right in the middle of both football seasons, so it will just get buried behind those headlines.


Burgz: What happened between you guys and Tyus Jones? MSU and Kansas were my last hope and you throw in the towel signing this sub-top 100 PG. Now it's two evils and we all know which evil he will end up choosing.


i was worried ever since him and Okafor started advertising themselves as a package deal. Okafor's handlers seem to be steering him towards Duke, now Justise Winslow apparently is also in the mix. I really thought we had Jones in the bag though, I won't lie. Then we wiffed on Ulis, even though we had been focusing on him well before he had his matchup with Tyus Jones at Peach Jam. Kentucky showed up late to the party, those bastards :banghead:

kNicKz 09-30-2013 03:05 PM

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Just waiting on the semi annual Calipari resignment with all of these recruits lol


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