, and that counts as another win for the program on the recruiting trail. The Bulldogs have done a phenomenal job of selling the program to some of the best in the area, and they now sit with a top 10 class nationally. Crean has revitalized the program by infusing his own energy into it and also put together a very strong staff with quality ties to the Southeast. I don’t expect Georgia to consistently compete for top 5 classes nationally like its football counterpart, but I would also not be surprised to see the Bulldogs in the top 25 of the Rivals’ team rankings each year during his tenure.
left a slight sting at Indiana as he was the ideal wing that would have squelched a number of their concerns next season as a scorer with added size. Now that Brooks is a Kentucky pledge, IU has to regroup and figure out the best route in completing its roster.
The Hoosiers did just make the final six for Rivals150 center
Kansas. Maybe I am totally off - or I am just stubborn, as I have stuck with my prediction for Hurt since he was a sophomore - but I do believe that, barring anything unforeseen, he ends up in Lawrence. Now, the confidence meter is not too high, but it should be noted that all of the programs recruiting him also don’t have a tremendous feel for which way he might be leaning. Duke gained some steam a few weeks ago, but I am not buying it just yet. Kentucky and UNCare just as involved, but without a timeline, Hurt committing to any of the four would not be a giant surprise, though I am going to stick with the Jayhawks.
From a talent standpoint alone, I have to go with Iowa State. It comes down to which Cyclones team we will see. Will it be the one that ran through the Big 12 Tournament last week, or the one that was demolished just days earlier to a middling West Virginia squad?
If we get the former, there is no reason that they cannot go on a deep run. The talent is not lacking and neither is the ceiling of this ISU team. The Cyclones have experience and age with
It is a case-by-case situation. The sell at Kentucky: the platform, elite accoutrements, competing against the best every day in practice and the chance to be appointment television each and every game. The argument for other programs: more minutes, a larger opportunity to contribute, the chance to play more often through mistakes and the chance to have a bigger part of the spotlight.
at Kentucky as he averaged just 10 minutes per game. Matthews decided to transfer and is now the catalyst for Michigan’s chances at a Final Four run this month, and he should be selected somewhere in June’s NBA Draft. Matthews figured that it was in his best interests to receive greater playing time and a chance to be ‘the guy’ elsewhere. Meanwhile,
played just 39 minutes his freshman year before averaging over 20 per game his senior year, and he won two SEC titles during his upperclassman years. It worked out for both Matthews and Willis and my bet is that it will work out for