Talk about a doubleheader of tantalizing proportions tomorrow evening as Julius Randle and the Wildcats take on Tom Izzo’s Spartans, followed by phenom Andrew Wiggins and the Jayhawks clashing with Jabari Parker and the Blue Devils?! It’ll be like the NIKE Hoop Summit, but with more on the line than just pride of country. This is college basketball, baby (Dickie V voice)! I haven’t watched a single minute of any of them play and all I’ve heard is that their making good on their talent so far. Man, it’s pretty amazing that 4 of the top 5 are playing this early in the year… and while it can be a decent indicatoer of where each is it now, it definitely is not a indicator of how good any of them could or should be for the duration of the year. I might be able to catch snippets, I just hope for hard fought games coming down to the last 35 seconds.
One guy I would focus on outside of the studs that were aforementioned: Joel Embiid. There was something about him at the Summit that I latched onto. I think it was his rebounding and proficiency at the line and ability to replicate his form once he got there (something young big struggle mightily at). He might not wow initially, yet I press those that watch the game to see how well he plays.
2013-14 NCAA IS ABOUT TO BE BOSS, AND THE 2014 DRAFT IS ABOUT TO BE UNREAL!