I've been to Oklahoma and Notre Dame the past two weekends and listened to folks from both schools tell me they have the nation's best inside-outside duo. At OU, there's Willie Warren and Blake Griffin. At Notre Dame, there's Kyle McAlarney and Luke Harangody. Honestly, I think either duo can make a reasonable claim to the title. But the whole thing got me thinking about which combinations might really be in the running for best inside-outside duo.
Here's a list off the top of my head ...
- Oklahoma (Willie Warren and Blake Griffin)
- Notre Dame (Kyle McAlarney and Luke Harangody)
- North Carolina (Ty Lawson or Wayne Ellington and Tyler Hansbrough)
- Pittsburgh (Levance Fields and DeJuan Blair)
- Connecticut (A.J. Price and Hasheem Thabeet or Jeff Adrien)
- Arizona State (James Harden and Jeff Pendergraph)
- Southern California (Demar DeRozan and Taj Gibson)
And which combination is the best?