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Georgia Tech lands nation's top recruit

Posted on: January 14, 2009 7:27 pm
Edited on: January 14, 2009 7:29 pm
 

Derrick Favors announced Monday night that he plans to enroll at Georgia Tech.

The 6-foot-9 forward from Atlanta is the nation's top high school senior, according to Scout.com. He has long been expected to choose between Georgia Tech and Georgia, meaning his decision to remain in his home state is hardly a surprise but still a huge development for Paul Hewitt. Furthermore, it continues the Yellow Jackets' trend of luring five-star recruits -- from Lewis Clinch in 2005, Thaddeus Young and Javaris Crittenton in 2006, Gani Lawal in 2007 and Iman Shumpert in 2008 -- and almost certainly alleviates some of the pressure on Hewitt, who took a 9-6 record into Wednesday night's game against Duke.
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Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: January 19, 2009 7:52 am
 

Georgia Tech lands nation's top recruit

First off, I did mention the quality wins over Florida and Memphis.  I know you need me to list ever possible quality win, sorry.  I did forget Kansas, however none of them are ranked!  If you saw this weekend...one of your best teams went down again to ranked non-conference opponent.  I still commend G-town for playing a game on the road against Duke.  Come March that loss will benefit them more then a home win agianst a nobody.  

For your conference to be the best you have to beat teams in the other conferences.  And that has not happened.  




Since: Sep 2, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2009 6:24 pm
 

Georgia Tech lands nation's top recruit

They also have a recruit Brian Oliver comin in from Bear, DE.

Very good shooter at 6"6. Nice vertical and good handles.

 




Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2009 4:38 pm
 

Georgia Tech lands nation's top recruit

allright P Nut I will now do your math for you.  If you average the top 6 teams of both leagues the ACC still comes up on top barely (ACC 86.31667 BE 86.5833).  If I wanted to skew the numbers one way or the other I could have done it very easily by saying top 20 defensive effeciency ratings were (ACC 4 BE 3) or top 75 (ACC 9 BE 8) , but I didn't want to do that.  Instead I gave a fair and accurate comparisson of the leagues that is somehow skewed because according to you the of the huge amount of in-conferance games that the big east has played against one another, 4 -5 games.  If the big east is to even come close to the defense of the ACC then you need to take the top 12 teams of each league(ACC 90.94 BE 90.97).  The only argument that can be made is that the non-conferance schedule prepared by teams in the big east was weak, therefore they didn't play their starters and hence the statistics are unreliable. 

Thank You for the unfounded criticism




Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2009 1:05 pm
 

Georgia Tech lands nation's top recruit

I would have to say that the Big Ten is up there this year... have a shot at 7 or maybe even 8 teams going to the big dance.



Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2009 11:27 am
 

Georgia Tech lands nation's top recruit

Dude, Syracuse alone beat Kansas, Memphis, and Florida...I haven't checked every schedule of every Big East team to see what other ranked teams the Big East beat out of conference, but you obviously haven't either. Going off memory alone doesn't work in your argument, why don't you go look it up before spouting off nonsense which is obviously skewed by your biased opinion.



Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2009 8:13 am
 

Georgia Tech lands nation's top recruit

****add Texas to that list.  ND beat them in Muai. 

Still not very good. 




Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2009 7:59 am
 

Georgia Tech lands nation's top recruit

Outside of conference play....How many ranked teams have the big east teams played?  Then, how many ranked teams have they beat?  Its not very many.  I know at one time I looked and they had beaten 2 ranked teams.  Gonzaga and Ohio State (which isnt ranked anymore)  As a conference their best wins were against Memphis, Florida, Wisconsin, Gonzaga and Ohio State.  That may changed, but it is still pretty weak.  The Big East will never be the best conference to me until they start beating some good non-confernece opponents to prove their good records.

And secondly, who cares, its college basketball, we have a playoff, every team has their chance to prove they are the best! 




Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2009 10:07 pm
 

Georgia Tech lands nation's top recruit

"The Nations best conference", THE NATIONS BEST CONFERENCE........DUDE ARE U SMOKING CRACK? You meant after The Big East quits playing basketball....right?



Since: Oct 10, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2009 8:16 pm
 

Georgia Tech lands nation's top recruit

I'm sorry, I thought this thread was about highly-touted recruit Derrick Favors of ATL announcing his commitment to GT...

Apparently, too many of you are turning this thing into a ACC/Big East argument instead...

This guy Favors is a for real baller, and should impress for the hometown Jackets next year as advertised. GT is much like their ATL pro counterpart Hawks; seemingly going for every 6'9" shooting hybrid F they can get their hands on. Hewitt has a boatload of strong,athletic length and talent down there, and should be improving going forward this year as ACC play gets rolling. The Yellow Jackets appear to be more sound defensively than they are offensively, and Favors will fit in that system fabulously...

Good for Tech, yet sadly I think this is another case where the young man is going to jump ship to the NBA ASAP, leaving us wondering what might have been for this hyped Peach state product in the NCAA...

      
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Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2009 4:52 pm
 

Georgia Tech lands nation's top recruit

"They play in the nation's best conference and need all the 5 stars they can get"

not at all buddy.   the big east is by far the best conference in basketball.  they are predicted to place 9 team in the NCAA tournament.  they have 8 teams ranked in the top 25 including the number 1 team  and  was up to 9 teams till last week.  The ACC has 4.   yeah Duke and UNC are always good but that doesnt mean the ACC is the best conference.  It's definitely second though.  good try.  I give you a B for effort. 



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