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Old 04-04-2012, 12:47 PM   #7
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Default Re: ESPN's early preseason top 25

Originally Posted by Grinder
I agree, it's pretty pointless. Oriakhi's considering UNC? He'd be a great get for them. Leslie McDonald was supposed to be UNCs best shooter before he got injured right? That rotation of wings is scary - all guys with NBA size and skills. Don't know anything about Tokoto, but I've seen Paige and he'll be an impact player right away. If McAdoo comes back, they're definitely a preseason top 10.

I guess that #1 ranking for IU is assuming Zeller comes back. I'm pretty surprised he's turning down a possible top 5 selection this year but good for him. He'll have a chance to go #1 overall if he has a huge season. Zeller, Oladipo, Watford and Yogi Ferrell is a really, really tough core.

NC State is going to be really good, Kentucky as usual, and Louisville returns a lot of their core.

Yeah, there's an 8 or 9 page thread on UNC's premium message board about Oriakhi. I don't have a subscription so I can't read it ut a friend of mine does and he said there's some "insiders" who feel he's going to come to UNC. As for McDonald, three-point shooting percentage wise he was the best returning shooter from last year. He really started playing well and shooting well at the end of last season when UNC made the surprise Elite Eight run. It'll be interesting to see if Roy starts Strickland at PG (I think he will) and go with McDonald at SG and Bullock at SF; and then bring Paige, Hairston, and Tokoto off the bench.

And this is Tokoto...

6'6" wing who is widely considered the best athlete/dunker in the 2012 class. His offensive game is a little raw, though, so I expect his impact to be minimal next season.
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