Quick Hits 4/08/09
Sean Miller to Arizona
Miller finally expected the 11M – five year offer that Arizona first made Monday. Early reports had Miller staying at Xavier, but Arizona is in a different class of basketball, and Xavier is losing a lot of talent this season,
Miller is a good fit got this program and he will have them back to winning quickly. The first challenge will be to convince Jordan Hill and Nic Wise to stick around, but both have been rumored to be out the door.
Draft Declarers – Round 2:
- Chase Budinger, forward from Arizona
- Jodie Meeks, guard from Kentucky
- Earl Clark, forward from Louisville
- Blake Griffin, forward from Oklahoma
- Devan Downey, guard from South Carolina
- James Johnson, forward from Wake Forrest
- DeJuan Blair, forward from PITT
This group, compared to the first group, is filled with at least three lottery-first round picks and a lot NBA potential. Downey, Blair and Meeks should go back to school and as of now, have not hired agents. While the rest should ahead and hire an agents.
With Budinger and Meeks, one must wonder if their decision was based on the new man who would be in charge of their team. Budinger would have the unique grand slam of a new coach every year his has played if he had stayed for his senior season and Meeks would have had three with John Calipari.
Top-25 in 2010
Since this season is over, why not immediately jump to next season and get an early look at the potential top teams in the country.
Yahoo.com gave this prediction for the top-25 teams for the 2010 season. A good portion of the teams rankings are hinged on the decision of many key players. No.1 Kansas would drop if Cole Aldrich and/or Sherron Collins declare for the draft (neither should).
Best Championship Team of the Decade
Foxsports.com had a post that ranked the best of the best in college basketball since 2000. It uses Whatifsports.com which simulates games between any two teams, regardless of time, season, etc.
By the way, this years UNC team is third.