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    Has anyone seen Ralph Sampson's kid play at Minnesota yet this season. He is putting up some good stats: 18pts, 9 reb, 4 blks /game

    have not seen him play. would be interested to see him
     
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    if any of you guys get a chance to see Ohio State play, check out freshman Jared Sullinger. Looks super impressive to me.
     
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    Someone else that I am going to keep my eye on is redshirt freshman Talib Zanna of Pitt He is not on anybody's radar right now, but saw some of his game against Maryland and wow he plays hard. Not much offensively and is raw but I am going to keep my eyes on him. I bet he is someone that will go from obscurity to a draft pick
     
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    :roflmao:

    I almost spit coffee on to my computer screen at work!
     
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    LOL! Funny shit bigs!
     
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    So San Jose State beat Oregon in hoops last night.. thoughts?
     
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    Oregon stinks at hoops... at least that's what everyone in Eugene has been saying. Haven't watched a game yet so I don't know for sure :shrug:
     
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    they were 3-0 i believe, but SJSU is now 3-0. Its still an accomplishment from my beloved school in the WAC. This is a team that a few years ago was consistently last , finishing with under 5 wins for the season!
     
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    Nice Rob. Maybe SJSU will be "that" team in the WAC this year. It seems like every year the WAC has one school in college hoops that is dominant.
     
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    I hate myself for not being able to attend the game against the University of San Francisco. From what I heard, it was a hell of game... or at least an impressive performance.
     
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    Catch em while you can RJ, the Spartans can rarely sustain success. Especially in basketball. But its the same in football. They get lucky to land a really good player that was either castoff from other schools for disciplinary issues or academically couldn't cut it somewhere. They struck it rich with Adrian Oliver. Justin Graham is good too, but the majority of their players are seniors now, so i'm not sure how they'll do without Oliver especially. Last time the Spartans had a guy that quality, his name was Olivier St. Jean.. .otherwise known as Tariq Abdul Wahad in the NBA
     
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    UConn's Kemba Walker is killing it this year. WTF got into him! Showed to be a good scorer last year but is not taking as many bad shots this year. Dude is throwing up like 30pts a night.
     
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    His performance at the Maui invitational was phenomenal! Last season, Kemba Walker was just someone on the UConn men's basketball team. Now he's a complete STUD!
     
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    The problem is what is he? Probably too small to play the 2 but not sure he is a PG either. That certainly will hurt him... but his production is off the charts right now.
     
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    lol my dad called me up and asked if I had seen that Kemba Walker kid yet. Mom and Dad are both UCONN alums so I was forced to follow them when I was a kid... and I still follow them!

    It's good to see UCONN back on track this year. I can't stand Duke ;)
     
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    He's a scoring PG in my eyes. What he lacks in size is countered by his production. As long as he keeps playing at a high level, I think anyone could slate him in at the PG. But if he struggles, he could be dead weight because he'd get abused by much bigger guards in the NBA.
     
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    So I read something that in an informal poll of NBA GM's, many would take Duke PG Kyrie Irving #1 if the draft was held today. Many calling him the next CP3
     
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    Many NBA GM's still have Harrison Barnes #1 but others are closing fast. Here are the next guys most discussed by NBA GM's

    (From Chad Ford, ESPN)

    Kyrie Irving, PG, Fr., Duke
    Irving is coming off his best game of the season, a 31-point, six-rebound, four-assist showing against Michigan State. He's been terrific in virtually every game for the top-ranked Blue Devils and has wowed NBA scouts with his poise, floor vision, speed, shooting and leadership on the floor.

    A number of NBA scouts and executives now have him ranked No. 1 on the boards.

    "He doesn't play like a freshman," one NBA executive said. "He may not be the most explosive player on the planet -- he's not John Wall -- but Wall doesn't run a team the way this kid does, either. He's going to be great."

    Said another NBA executive, "He was my choice for the No. 1 pick before the season began. I just think point guards like that don't come along very often."

    Perry Jones, F, Fr., Baylor
    Jones isn't having a breakout season yet, but he's quietly putting together a strong case for a spot at No. 1. On sheer physical talent and size, NBA scouts have always preferred him to anyone else in the freshman class. But his lack of strength and his ability to disappear for long stretches as a high school player have always given scouts pause.

    So far Jones has shown well. He's averaging 13 ppg and 9 rpg and shown flashes of greatness. One NBA executive had him ranked as the top player in the class.

    "He has all the tools for greatness," the executive said about ranking Jones No. 1. But even he wasn't firmly on the bandwagon. "But he's not a clear front-runner. More data is needed. I wouldn't want to make a decision now. It's still too cloudy."

    Terrence Jones, F, Fr., Kentucky
    Jones wasn't expected to be in this discussion so early. But his strong play for Kentucky has changed that. In his first six games he's averaging over 20 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 2.5 bpg, shooting 50 percent from the floor and 44 percent from 3. That's the definition of versatility.

    Before the season, scouts were comparing him to the next Lamar Odom. But Jones is stronger and proving to be more impressive in the paint than he showed in high school.

    "He's really impressed me," an NBA executive said. "I always thought he was a little soft. But he's playing as hard as I've ever seen him play and showing he can do it from anywhere on the floor. Who doesn't like a guy like that? Everyone talked about Barnes being the most complete player in the country ... I think Jones is."

    He wasn't alone. Two of the NBA executives I spoke with had him ranked No. 1 on their boards and others say they might get on board if this keeps up all season.

    Enes Kanter, C, ???
    Kanter was ruled ineligible by the NCAA at the start of the season, and he's still waiting for them to rule on his appeal. Most of the NBA scouts I spoke with don't think he'll be playing college basketball this season.

    But none of them seem deterred. Whatever happens, Kanter is a talented big man who showed scouts at the Nike Hoop Summit that he could play with anyone. Big men rise come draft time and one NBA GM had an interesting scenario:

    "It's been a few years since we lacked a clear No. 1 pick. The last time it happened was the year Andrea Bargnani went No. 1. I wonder if history might repeat itself. If no one from college wows, you end up swinging for a guy with a bit more mystery and a lot of upside. That's Kanter."
     
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    From what I've been reading, they're saying this could shape up as one of the weakest draft classes. After a first few picks, there isn't much to get hyped about.
     

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