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Help me create a preseason field of 65 for 2009

Posted on: March 26, 2008 12:14 am
Edited on: March 26, 2008 11:57 pm


I need some people to help me create a preseason 65 for next season. To makes things simpler just list who is coming back next season and why it should make a difference for that team going into next season. Also discuss notable incoming recruits. I will try to do all the work right here, and I will post some of the best responses right here. Although I follow as many teams as I can as closely as I can it is hard for me to know the exact class of every player and every team from top to bottom. Fans know this information so please help in any way possible.

Examples of players that could help teams next season by returning:
Stephen Curry (Sophomore, Davidson)
Tyler Hansbrough (Junior, North Carolina)
Kevin Love (Freshman, UCLA)

NOTE: Do we know these players are coming back? Well no but that is what will make this interesting.


Category: NCAAB

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: March 26, 2008 10:52 am

Help me create a preseason field of 65 for 2009

West Coast will only get most..

Completley agree.......Gonzaga and San Diego.... a new rivalry of Mark Few vs Bill Greer.

6 graduating seniors including Sonny Weems, Darian Townes, Charles Thomas, Gary Ervin, and Steven Hill.

i am sad about Steven Hill of my favorite players.

This is why i have Gonzaga as a lock.......for next year.......


PG: Jeremy Pargo(senior who has carried us last 2 years

SG: Stephen Gray-Sophomore who as a freshman played lights out vs Davidson in close loss, if it wasn't for Curry, this man would be the man of the tourney 7/9 in three point attempts in the game. Played great in conference and didn't really get to be tested with big boys yet.

SF: Matt Bouldin- Man with hair and really has good bball IQ. Will do whatever coach says and rarely makes turnovers, when he does he clears it from his mind.

PF: Austin Daye: POY candidate for next year....mark it down right now...might not win it, but will be up for consideration and must have huge games against big boys. Only weakness is strength....very weak and as skinny as beanpole. Great shooter and especially midrange. His behind arc shooting has flaws, but can counteract later in game when he is on.

C: Will Foster? Really not sure yet. Anyway, not too sure what he brings but size. 7'2 monster.

Also i don't think Siena will win the MAAC. It'll be someone else.

Davidson should make the tourney with Stephen Curry.

Duke will make the tourney because of the name on the jersey, same with UNC.

I'll give you some more later.

Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: March 26, 2008 7:04 am

Help me create a preseason field of 65 for 2009

WVU willl be back in the dance again next season.  With Alexander, Butler, and Ruoff returning as starters along with key bench players in Smith, Mazzulla and Flowers.  Huggins also has 3 top 150 recruits coming in including a big man in 6'10" Roscoe Davis,  the other recruits are 6'1" PG Daryl Bryant and 6'7" forward Kevin Jones.  This team will be better then this years so watch out for them.

Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: March 26, 2008 4:32 am

Help me create a preseason field of 65 for 2009

Wisconsin Badgers

Returning starters:
PG Trevon Hughes, junior (next year)
SF Joe Krabbenhoft, senior
PF Marcus Landry, senior

Likely starters next year:
SG Jason Bohannon, junior
C/PF Jon Leuer, sophomore

Likely key subs next year:
PF Keaton Nankivil, sophomore
SF/SG Tim Jarmusz, sophomore

Incoming freshmen:
C/PF Jared Berggren
C Ian Markolf
SG Robert Wilson
PG Jordan Taylor

Most of the starting lineup is pretty solid.  Hughes was honorable mention All Big-10 in his first season as point guard and has the most potential on the team; Bohannon was the B10's 6th man of the year and in reality was the team's sixth starter, as it's not unusual for him to play more minutes than a starter; Krabbenhoft was named to the all-defensive team; Landry was a 2nd team (coaches)/3rd team (media) All Big 10 as well as being the B10 tournament MOP.  The question mark is at center.  Graduating two 6'11" guys (one of whom is the team's leading scorer, rebounder, and a 1st team All B10 player) hurts, but there are three underclassmen 6'10" and taller looking to step in.  Leuer (6'10", 208 lb entering the year) has gotten noticeably more solid as the year has progressed, and will spend the offseason continuing to get bigger. He will most likely begin the season as the starting center, but he's more of an outside threat (5-of-5 from three with 25 points at Michigan this year) and not the inside presence that will be required for the Big 10 season.  While Bo usually doesn't play freshmen very much, Berggren (6'11", 240 lb) looks ready to go by January.  Markolf (7'1", 270 lb) is another option, but he looks like more of a project.

Other than the four guaranteed starters and Leuer/Berggren, the Badgers that will see the court the most are Jarmusz, Nankivil, and one of the incoming guards.  Jamusz (6'6", 200 lb) is a decent defender that has a great three point stroke and will see time as a 2 and 3, and Nankivil is more of a defender and a great rebounder who will rest Landry at the 4.  Both Hughes and Bohannon can handle the point, but there's still a need for another guard to get minutes.  Bo will give it to whichever incoming guard looks better in practice.  We don't know enough about them yet to predict which will play more.

That's your scouting report for the Badgers next year.  A safe prediction would be a third or fourth finish in the Big Ten, but that's what we said before this year, too.  As far as predicting the field for next year, you have to consider this as well: Bo hasn't missed the NCAA tournament in the seven years he's been here.

Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: March 26, 2008 4:24 am

Help me create a preseason field of 65 for 2009

yeah good point hogs, I was just going to say that Tennessee could have a down year next year, but I don't know anything about what Pearl has coming in

should be interesting

oh, and Memphis too, all of those dudes are not coming back, I guarantee you that one

Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: March 26, 2008 3:21 am

Help me create a preseason field of 65 for 2009

Unfortunately for my Razorbacks, I don't think we will be returning to the NCAA tournament, with 6 graduating seniors including Sonny Weems, Darian Townes, Charles Thomas, Gary Ervin, and Steven Hill. We are losing all our bigs.  It will be an interesting transition into Pelphrey's style of play, now that he has so many of his players coming into the system so fast. A lot of this year will be dependent on freshmen, and Patrick Beverly will be leading this team. The good news, we will have no seniors next year, so this team will have a year to build around eachother, should be interesting.

Players to watch for: Cortney Fortson!

Florida will definately be dancing, it appears they will win the NIT tourney this year with an extremely young team. Billy Donovan put together a heck of a recruiting class, and they will be back to dominate the SEC next season.  I think Tennessee will struggle next year.

Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: March 26, 2008 3:02 am

Help me create a preseason field of 65 for 2009

Think about West Virginia... some one else from the Ivy league....West Coast will only get most.. MAAC maybe not Siena again...

Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: March 26, 2008 2:55 am

Help me create a preseason field of 65 for 2009

South Carolina

their entire team is coming back next year including All SEC 1st team point guard and Cousy Award finalist (So)Devan Downey

They have 3 shooters surrounding him(So) Evka Baniulus, (Jr) Zam Fredrick, and (So) Brandis Raley-Ross, 3 returning bigs down low, in (So) Dominiue Archie, (Fr) Mike Holmes, and (Fr) Sam Muldrow. As well as an incoming freshman to add width down low in 6'8" 250lb Darius Morrow.

They will have a new coach next year who will excite the fans and the players. Not to mention the players will all have a year of experience playing together.

This year the team played 19 games decided by 7 points or less, most of which were losses. Next year more of these games will come out as victories for the Gamecocks.

Since: Nov 13, 2007
Posted on: March 26, 2008 1:10 am

Help me create a preseason field of 65 for 2009

heres mine
ACC Duke, Clemson, UNC, Maryland, and VirgInia Tech
America East Vermont
Atlantic Sun  Belmont
Atlantic 10 UMASS, Xavier, Rhode Island
Big East Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Pittsburg, Villanova, Syracuse, Conneticut.
Big Sky Northern Arizona
Big South UNC Ashville
Big Ten Purdue, Wisconson, Michigan State, Ohio State, Minnesota
Big 12 Texas, Oklahoma state, Texas Tech, Kansas, and BaYLOR
Colonial VCU
C-USA UAB, Memphis
Horizan Butler
Ivy Cornell
MAAC Siena
Mid- American Kent State
Meac Morgan State
Missouri Valley Southern Illinois, Creghton, and Drake
Mountain West UNLV,BYU, SDSU,
Northeast Wagner
Ohio Valley UT-Martin
Pac-10 Ucla, Stanford, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington State, USC
Patriot Bucknell
Southeastern   Tennessee,  Alabama, Miss state, Kentucky, Ole Miss
Southern Davidson
Southland Lamar
Summit Oral Roberts
Sun Belt South Alabama
SWAC Alabama State
West Coast usd, gonzaga, st.mary's
wac Nevada,
What do you guys think of my list and this is 65 no need to count

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