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Top 100 Players In D-1 Ball

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Goose, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I missed this last week, but Basketball Prospectus did a feature on the top 100 players in division 1 basketball. It's a great read if you have the time. No Buffs made the list, but Andre Roberson was listed as someone who they "think may completely explode, even though they didn't make my top 100 ". Roberson is also listed as Pac-12 Second Team (which is really the third team, but that's a whole other rant).

    Intro/#71-100
    #51-70
    #36-50
    #21-35
    #11-20
    #1-10
    The Aftermath

    Notable players:
    88.) Aaron Fuller, USC (Jr., SF)
    87.) Ton Wroten, Washington (Fr., PG)
    79.) Terrence Ross, Washington (So., SF)
    73.) Harper Kamp, California (Sr., C)
    45.) Reeves Nelson, UCLA (Jr., PF)
    42.) Trent Lockett, Arizona State (Jr., SG)
    25.) Jorge Gutierrez, California (Sr., PG)
    23.) Jared Cunningham, Oregon State (Jr., SG)
    13.) Joshua Smith, UCLA (So., C)
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Hoping to see Carlon Brown skyrocket onto these lists. Be great for the program if we could put him in the NBA, even if it's as a 2nd round guy.
     
  3. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    We're going to have to be Pistons-esque this year (2005 Pistons, not present-day obviously) to have success. I like our depth, but I'm not sure Brown can be the superstar to carry us. We're going to have to hope that our depth can overwhelm teams as we send wave after wave.

    Actually, now that I think about it, last year's Nuggets (post-trade) would be a better example than the '05 Pistons.
     
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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Lockett averaged 13.4 ppg and 2.5 apg while grabbing 5.3 rebounds per game, which is pretty close to what Carlon Brown averaged with Utah in his final year. It is not completely out of the question to see him on some top 100 lists.
     
  5. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    I like your analogy, Goose. But the staff is gonna have to get a few of the players up to speed real quick. Do you think Boyle will actually tinker with a 10 man rotation?
     
  6. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I don't have any inside info like Nik, so I'm just making educated guesses here. My initial response was that I doubt that we go with a 10 man rotation, but more likely that we have an 8 man rotation. I still think the starting lineup will go:

    PG: Tomlinson/Dinwiddie
    SG: Brown
    SF: Adams
    PF: Dufault
    C: Harris-Turks

    I'm hoping that by the time Pac-12 play rolls around Dinwiddie will be ready to take starters minutes as I really think Tomlinson would thrive in a role that Nik suggested where he fills Levi's role of shooter off of the bench. Nate can hit the three, he just is selfless to a fault. Along with those six, you KNOW Roberson is going to get serious minutes (and probably will get more minutes overall than both of our starting bigs). Cain will probably be the fourth big and should get some minutes up front. That leaves Booker, Sharpe & Mills for spot minutes.

    Looking over the numbers from Boyle's last year at UNC, it appears that he went with an 8 man rotation there with other guys filling spot minutes. I think that while we don't have the "superstar" this year like we did last year, we have tons better depth. I could be wrong about our incoming freshmen (lord knows it wouldn't be the first time), but I really think we got three damn good players -- all of which could contribute this year.
     
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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I really hope Mills red-shirts this year and just hits the weight room hard. He needs to put on some serious bulk and work on his offensive game.
     
  8. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Agreed. This is why I'm still holding out hope that we land Silva before the season starts.
     
  9. dyemeduke

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    I don't think there's any way that we do a ten man rotation - of course I could be wrong though. 10 man rotations are rarely used, because it's just too hard on the players - tough to get a flow going. I think we'll do an eight man rotation with the following: SHT, Dufault, Cain, Adams, Brown, Dinwiddie (I think he'll start by the end of the season), Tomlinson/Sharpe (one of the two will get time while the other sits...I hope Sharpe steps up this year), and Roberson.
     

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