Thursday, October 21, 2010
College Basketball Preview
The NCAA Basketball preseason rankings came out today with the top five teams being the current national champions, the Duke Blue Devils #1, the Michigan State Spartans at #2, The Kansas State Wildcats at #3, Pitt at $4, and the Ohio State Buckeyes at #5.
The rest of the top ten is filled out by Villanova, Kansas, Purdue, North Carolina and Kentucky
No Surprise the Blue Devils are #1 in the preseason polls. They only lost 3 players in John Scheyer, Brian Zoubek, and Lance Thomas. To make up for that though they got a top five recruit in Kyrie Irving and Steph Curry's brother Seth Curry who transfered from Liberty last year and had to redshirt. The Devils still have the Plumlee brothers, Nolan Smith, and Kyle Singler. And don't forget, the Duke Blue Devils have arguably the best coach in College Basketball, Mastermind Coach K.
As for the Spartans, they have most of their team back, with key veterans like Kalin Lucas, Delvin Roe, Durrell Summers and Korie Lucious. Of Course coach Izzo will not let this team disappoint as they have had the most Final Four Appearances this Century
For the Wildcats, they will will lead the Big 12 this season. Their star player Jacob Pullen who averaged near 20 points today, and his wingman Dennis Clemente. Their coach Frank Martin. who is known for his toughness will really make a push for the Cats as serious contenders this year
1. Jared Sullinger, Ohio State Forward- This guy is just a freak of an athlete. Nicknamed Sully, Jared has been on the Mens under 18 basketball team for a year and is just outstanding. Standing at 6'9 he has the height to post a big man down low but the athleticism to burn any guard. Watch out for Jared Sullinger and Ohio State
2. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina Small Forward, Barnes will likely be a typical top recruit under Roy Williams, which is an amazing athlete with raw basketball talent. Barnes is the versatile athlete who can do it all with the shooting, driving, passing, and defense. You will be hearing Dicky V shout this guys name all season long
3. Kyrie Irving, Point Guard Duke- He plays for the current champions, his coach is Coach K, he is on the most talented team in the NCAA. There is no way this guy could be bad and i think he could be just as good as the other 2 players i mentioned. Kyrie is a quick player who i would compare most to Chris Paul, yes he can throw dimes like Paul but he has that extra talent to score and get his team points in other ways
The Maui classic, Coaches for Cancer, and Preseason NIT will be starting up soon and will give everyone a real chance at seeing how talented these Student Athletes are