What are people's thoughts on Michael Carter-Williams? Haven't really see much of him but his numbers are kinda crazy. Is he actually a legit 6'6 PG on the next level too?
Doesn't need to break down defenders off the dribble because he can physically bully them and use his athleticism to get into the lane and cause all kinds of harm at will. Obviously this will be toned down greatly in the pros but I do predict he will be an NBA all-star before the end of the decade.
Butler joining up with the Big East Catholic schools has me kinda scared as a Purdue fan. I think Butler's already there as a "power program," whatever you definition is. Perpetual top 25ish team.
But if/when Brad Stevens leaves there's the chance they go back to relative obscurity. They join that league there's no reason for that to happen. Big time conference, middle of a recruiting mecca. They'd be able to get legitimately elite recruits. And the last thing Purdue needs is another in state power.
The funny thing is, how many coaches have had more success than Roy in the last 8 seasons?
2005 - National Championship
2006 - 32
2007 - Elite 8
2008 - Final Four
2009 - National Championship
2010 - NIT
2011 - Elite 8
2012 - Elite 8
6 of the last 8 seasons were in Elite 8 or further. 2 National championships out of 3 Final Four appereances. That's great. I mean, truly great.
Could have won it all in 2008 (should have, imo). Could have won it all in 2012, if Kendall Marshall doesn't get injured. Could have even won it in 2011, considering that UConn team won the championship.
But he is dropping the ball this year. It's not talent. It's the kids have ZERO idea how to run UNC's freelance offense. Defense, well...