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MSU has some players that have great attributes on its roster next year. Truly, this 12-13 team will be one of the best ever at MSU!!
Byrd: Best pure shooter since Respert.
Dawson: Best pure rebounder since Jumping Johnny Green.
Valentine: Best pure passer since Cleaves...best pure low block post up guard ever at MSU.
Harris: Best pure scorer since Appling.
Appling: Best pure scorer since Lucas.
Payne: Best pure athletic big since Davis.
Costello: Best hybrid outside/inside big since Lorbek.
Gauna: Best pure Latino big ever at MSU.
Trice: Best pure under 6ft tall point guard since Neitzel.
Kaminsky: Best pure Special K since Kelser.
Nix: Best pure one side of the scale big man since Herzog.
Kearney: Best pure emotional guard since Anderson.
The Badgers will be very good next season. Yes Taylor leaves, but 72% of the scoring and 84% of the rebounding return. They will have 3 senior starters (2 of which are 5 yr SRs), a couple of redshirt freshman they are high on, and an outstanding recruit in Sam Dekker, a 6'8" kid that can do it all.
Hate Bo if you want, but his teams are always better than most people think they will be.
scUM-if Burke returns
Who's going to score? Winning games 55-50?
I think one of the middle of the pack Big Ten teams has a shot to be a contender. The middle of the league will be very good. I can see a Minnesota or Iowa being a contender.
Thomas might be the conferences leading scorer. So might Frazier for PSU who averaged 18 this year or Crawford for Northwestern with Shurna gone who averaged 16 or 17.
Buzz around Columbus for months has been that Thomas is gone.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
I think Thomas is gone as well. I was just responding to the previous poster that if I had to pick a leading scorer for next year, I would look at Crawford or Frazier who put up good numbers this year.
MSU and OSU are a clear top 2 programs in the conference now. I'm partial to Seniors and guys leaving the program and always skeptical of incoming guys, but those two programs are so superior now, you absolutely have to keep them in the Top 3 no matter who leaves. Indiana looks loaded and will be the other top program. Wisconsin will surprise and make another run at one.
Indiana and MSU look to be the top two. Michigan, Ohio state, and Wisconsin will be that next level.
Michigan State University is the university of Michigan
Fran is finally getting rid of some of Lick's players and bringing in some 4 star talent, which doesn't even include Lansing Sexton's Anthony Clemmons.
I think Hawks turn a corner next year. I really do.
No way do they finish last as some of you have predicted.
My favorite part of this post is "Kearney: Best pure emotional guard since Anderson." wtf
Agree with this. I was surprised at some of the decent players Iowa had this year when I was fully expecting to laugh at guys like that fat little coach's son from a couple years back. Losing Gatens hurts, but they've got some good young players.
Fuck you, Todd Lickliter.
I would argue that his in game dunks do not compare with JRich's, but I can't really find any JRich college highlights. But yeah, they are more similar than I originally thought.
OSu is losing Sully, Buford, and Thomas. They will have talent, but a vey short bench and ton of inexperience.
MSU and IU are the top two teams next year. If Burke stays, then it's UM, OSU, Wisky in that next group.
Minny is a sleeper. They return a lot and Mbakwe was granted a 6th year. If he comes back strong Minny could be a top 4-5 team in conference.
I still can't believe he played his little turd son He really didn't give a fuck at all
There are a ton of IFs with OSU in my opinion.
If Thomas and Sullinger both leave, I don't see them finishing at the top. With Thomas blowing up right now, i'm going to take a guess and say both Sullinger and Thomas leave, content with a run to the Final Four (and who knows what else)
my best guess:
2.) Indiana (i actually think it's likely that both teams share a title)
3.) Michigan if Burke comes back, Minnesota if Burke leaves
6t) Iowa (I like this team next year. Fran's doing a solid job)
6t.) Wisconsin (I know this won't happen, but who replaces Taylor? Somebody will, but let's just pretend they won't)
11.) Penn State
Players play, tough players win.
You guys seem to forget that UM has white chocolate thunder Jesus coming in,,
"As far as the downvotes. It's a gnat biting an lion"
-- A member of tRCMB Justice League, taking the internet WAY WAY too seriously.
There is research by Bill James, Ken Pomeroy, and others that contradicts your statement.
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Draymond Green, Magic Johnson, and Oscar Robertson are the only players to have two triple-doubles in the NCAA Tournament.
Love how that fanbase ALWAYS seems to heap crazy, unattainable expectations on their athletes. Makes it so fun to watch them be crushed
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