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All right, What's up, everybody? We are a day late, coming at you.
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But that's because my Internet went out.
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But the college game breakers at you on Thursday night we got a nice little Maxim preview for you.
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So we're gonna be breaking down the Mac conference.
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My name's Eurex, Aziz.
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Usual.
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The show is brought to you by the breakdown sports dot com.
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What's up, Stephen? Not much.
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I love them action, but I also love the news this week.
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Yeah, we got a lot.
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This episode might run a little bit longer, but stick with us through it because it's definitely worth it.
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So let's get into.
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Our recruits were about to break the top 50 next episode, but we got 55 to 50 with one little extra.
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I had it in for you because you'll need that bonus.
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So let's get started.
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All right, so we're starting off this week with number 55.
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Dwan O'odham.
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He's a point guard committed to Xavier.
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He is.
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He's a 6 £180 point guard, and the way he's built, he looks like he could be playing football riel quick, just like how Think his body is, and he's really good getting downhill towards the rim.
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He doesn't and because he's just been athletic enough to get to the rim when everyone's in high school, he doesn't have a smooth looking jumper, and it's not.
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It is definitely not fluid at all, so it's not consistent.
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So I don't see him as a floor space or for his Xavier, but just like the athletic, like get to the rim and play defense type guy this year.
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Yeah, I like what Adam can bring in the assist category.
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He's definitely going to be their creative guy If Kai Tandy goes down, Um, Odoms gonna be seeing more than half of the game, if not more so.
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I like where you situated there.
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He's the top freshmen they're bringing in, and they need a point guard soon.
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So I think I like this move here.
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Yeah, next up, we got a six foot nine inch power forward center combo and PJ whole who's committed to Clemson.
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This is not like your freak athlete who you would expect to be seeing in like the A C C as a top almost top 50 big man, but he has pretty good posed.
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Moving is not.
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He's not in above the rim guy.
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He's below the room guy his He's a good like point forward, like he can pass out of light from the block and he's just gonna be a He's gonna be a solid contributor, But you're not gonna get those like highlight plays from him, do you? With P J Hole, he might just get pushed down that depth charges because they have so many upperclassmen.
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Returning is my only concern with them.
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He's probably longer and see closer to 10 to 15 minutes per game.
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But I have I like a scoring ability a lot better than ah Odoms.
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And he's a basically because you place four compared the point guards that he's got a little bit more height.
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But he's the tallest guy they have listed on the roster, so it wouldn't surprise me.
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Maybe towards the end of the season.
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Once he gets more matured that he get more minutes.
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But in the EEC.
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See, that could be a pretty tough test for him.
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Yeah, and next up we have, uh, Marge on.
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Ah, yeah.
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Ah, He is a 66 small forward it has them listed here is just going pro.
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But I don't know if he's eligible for the draft this year, and I didn't see him commit to the G League.
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So he might be going overseas.
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He is.
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I know he is a lot more of an athlete.
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Then P. J. Hall.
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Ah, he can guard anywhere from like the two through the four.
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And he's another guy like Odom, whose more known right now is the slasher than a shooter.
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But he is a much better looking jumper to develop.
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Then what I've seen from modem coming into this year, you without him really declaring on a college.
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That's really what stopped me for getting into a lot of Duchamp, uh, previewed Bell to take your word on it for him.
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Just because I worry about my college guys, don't worry about the guys that aren't coming here that play for us.
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Yeah, and next up we got J.
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T.
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Thor, 60 with nine inch power forward committed.
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Auburn is ah, he's not.
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He has room to develop physically, but is a really good finisher and passer in space, and he can stretch a shot out to the three point line.
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I wouldn't trust him very much as like a off the dribble three point shooter, maybe more of a catch and shoot guy and a good finisher in space.
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But he needs toe build up the body a little bit more to finish in traffic.
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Yeah, it's wild that Duke has five more freshmen ahead of him in this ranking list, so he's definitely the guy I was going to get slept on the most.
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But, um, I'm just afraid for him trying to get on the court this season.
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That's my biggest thing with him because they got Jaylin Johnson, Mark Williams and Baker feel are Bracker Field that are all the same size, if not toiling him.
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So I just think it's a hard time for him to get there.
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So I doubt we see many minutes, if any at all from Coleman this year, which is a shame.
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He goes anywhere else.
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He could be starting.
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Yeah, yeah, that was my fault.
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I skipped a guy.
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I skipped Coleman so ID like Coleman as and off the bench guy.
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But a guy who's gonna need a couple of years to develop when Duke shot those guys in front of them.
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Um, maybe if he stays a do for two years will be It will be able to improve his jumper to get more minutes on the Florida improve his draft stock.
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But the guy I did just talked about was G teeth or he's the dinner one who's committed to Auburn.
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I like, Yeah, I like him a lot.
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Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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He's gonna be He's gonna be good, Especially if he stays for more than a year.
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Justo, get some extra weight on him.
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Because if he gets up from the one nineties listed at now, does it stay like to 15 or to 20? But he'll be a really force would like the ball handling He already has developed.
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Yeah, with Thor.
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He's an instance. Starter.
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Um, almost Auburn team.
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Hamish Sharif Cooper is going to like the two freshman running the show for Pearl down there.
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So definitely gonna That could potentially limit them.
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Or we've seen these freshmen just come in and make instant impacts.
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So Thor is a guy that's gonna get you probably 12 and 80 game, which isn't too much to complain from from a freshman.
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If he grows into that body a little bit more will be even more of a beast down in the SEC.
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But they got some big guys there so Thor could get bullied on the inside is my only concern for him, and I was not paying attention to us.
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Fine off the promo tweet to get all of the viewers and yep, and last out.
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We got somebody who's gonna be who's gonna make a real immediate impact.
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We got Andre Jackson, who's a six foot six small forward committed to UConn, and he can.
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He's one of the most athletic guys I've watched of, like their highlights, definitely in this class.
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But over the past few years, he's up there.
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Probably top 5 10 most athletic guys that I've watched and just He has such a long wingspan, but he has like great footwear, too, so he can guard anybody from the one through the four.
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And when he's on offense, you can play any like you can play a shooting guard.
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He can play small forward.
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If they want to go small and just get a lot of shooting, they can play him a power forward to he doesn't have a great, like, consistent three point shot yet, but he has a fluid jumper, which Dan Hurley is gonna be able to get to be a good three point shot and if he can? If he's a guy you have to worry about consistently on the three point line and he can drive past you, he's gonna finish over.
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I mean, pretty much anybody he wants, cause he's not athletic.
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So first, it's the number 44th ranked overall.
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UConn Stephen forgot to mention that from another media outlet that posted it, so I'll give him the time at the end of the show for him to react to that, cause I know he's chomping at the bit with Jackson.
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You think he's going to get more than 15 minutes a game next year? Yeah, he's an immediate starter there.
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They needed a small forward.
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They don't really have one book nights, a guard.
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Gaffney's the guard our day. Cole's a guard.
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Cook's gonna put a power forward.
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Polly's gonna play power forward.
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Whaley's gonna play power forward.
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And then you got Carlton and Sanogo playing center, so there isn't much in front of image.
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Small forward and he's gonna have the same, if not more, of an impact of a book night have last year, and he was arguably their best player by the end of season.
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I I see where you go in there.
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I mean, first game, I I'd be a little bit shocked that he started the 1st 1 right off the bat.
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I definitely think he is separate.
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Tend more towards the end of the year.
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But I I'm not the Yukon expert, but I think they could go at the three guards, two big men and kind of go away with the small for it to start to season.
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Yeah, but he's already.
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He's already a very good defender who could become an elite defender.
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And that's what Hurley wants to see.
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So he doesn't need to carry as much of the scoring load when cold can put up probably 20 a game.
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Look, Night is gonna get you 15 and then you can get it.
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Download toe Carlton or Whaley off the pick and roll.
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Yes, sir.
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So, um, let's get us started in the news and you want to hit us up with some Kendal Brown news that just came out this past week.
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That's a really good signing for Baylor.
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Out of all the five stars I had heard of in the class of 2021 would like Holmgren and coming gay, even though he reclassified.
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And like Apollo, Bond Shero and like Patrick Baldwin Jr.
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Just all those guys I heard more about then Kendall Ground.
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But I know he's got the talent to be one of the best guys in college, but he's gonna be, 01 And done.
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What? You don't really see it Baylor too often, which is a little surprising.
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Yeah, that was their third highest your crew ever.
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I'm pretty sure that they got so that's huge for them.
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Um, spending all that time of number one last year obviously paid off for them.
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So hyped to see what he can do down in Baylor because his athleticism just makes me feel like he's a great fit for that system.
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Yeah, he definitely is.
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Next, we got ah, some transfer news are this is him just leaving college.
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People go in the play and get paid more in Euro and Serbia, so that's Petru said from Gonzaga, who will be leaving them Teoh.
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He saw his plans for the N B A.
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So I think he's just doing this during the cove.
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It, uh, season just so that he I don't know why he's doing it.
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I didn't get three too much into If I see that he's leaving.
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He averaged 17.
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5 points for them and eight boards last season, so definitely going to take a hit a little bit.
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But, um, I feel a lot of people move Gonzaga riel far down their preseason rankings, and I think that might be a little bit over reaction.
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He's definitely solid, but I don't think, um, this program is going to crumble, especially out in their conference.
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Yeah, yeah, I mean, I don't like Gonzaga at all, So any time I see news, that hurts them for the season.
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I like to see it, but I mean, that's like the same thing you said is like obviously he was really good and had really good production, but like who was saying that was their star player at all last year, like would be saying that was gonna be like their true star player this year would like the freshman they have coming in.
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So it's like, Yeah, it hurts, obviously, because you always your heat.
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Yeah, he losing anybody.
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But you especially hate losing really talented guys with size.
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So I mean, it's he's gonna make them younger upfront.
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It's gonna make him a little bit more experience coming into the year and with how hard they made their nonconference schedule.
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You could see him take a couple more lumps early in the year this year, then they would have had they had their fold seem.
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But I think those will be fine.
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Obviously, yeah, I mean, I think they like a lot of places.
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Have them outside of the top 10.
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I still think just because of what fuse down there, you got to keep him in the top 10 and they get Drew Timmy, who showed pretty good signs last year.
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So he's not at the Petraeus of level yet, but Petrie said average five a year in his freshman and then went to 17 a sop****re.
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So I don't think Timmy tastes as bigger the jump.
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But they got enough bodies there and they also have Omar Bal Owe who's the freshman coming in.
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So I just think they have too many guys there.
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So it shouldn't be.
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Is bigas of a hit, as some people are saying, Yeah, next is just gonna be a quick one.
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Livers is returning from the draft that go to mission again for his senior year.
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Um, basically, they're key guy last year there, Captain, as well, So it's ah, great that he's coming back.
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John Howard may have had a little bit to say in it, but I think it's more of where his draft stock was compared to where he was hoping when he went ghost get scouted.
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Essentially, Yeah.
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I mean, this is finally some good news with a player actually being able to come to Michigan.
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There's offseason, they I mean, they obviously had bad news losing Isaiah Todd to the D League, and then they have more bad news when they lost some The Purdue TransAmerican? Yeah, that Purdue English.
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Yeah.
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All right.
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Yeah, but that Purdue transferred.
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Like when? When they found out he couldn't enroll in school way.
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Those are all big blows to them.
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So at least getting one of their guys back is finally some good news.
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Yes, sir.
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Then we got the news that Maine is drop the whole episode about it a month ago, so I'll let you hit this one off.
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Mikey.
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Yeah, So Mikey Williams, whose only about to be a sop****re in high school has already dropped his final stop his final 10 schools.
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But he's thinking about committing to, and that list includes I'm going to go through a big name schools, first time schools.
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We try to talk about last month and the bottom for her the 2nd 5 But he has Arizona State, Memphis, USC, San Diego State, Kansas.
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Then he has Tessie State, Hampton, Texas, Southern Alabama State and North Carolina Central as his final 10 schools.
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So he's got five of the HBC use that we talked about, which is where I think he has the best chance of going.
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I think it's between like those five and Memphis, because his his high school S****i Dro and is a U team are both sponsored by Adidas, which has me thinking he's going to design a shoe deal with Adidas when he's able to, and Adidas is the sponsoring company for Arizona State in Kansas.
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So I think that's one of the reasons why they're on the list.
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And then USC and San Diego State are two of the school's closest to where he lives in California.
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So he wants to give those homes people some hope.
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Which is why I think it's in between Memphis and Penny Hardaway and then one of those five HBCU schools, because I like he was the one who got it started.
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I think he after, um um, occur maker decided to go toe any HBCU.
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I think that just makes it that much more likely that Mike he's gonna follow when he's able to.
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I'm going with the shoe deal connection, and I think he ends up with Kansas and Arizona State.
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So we're very split on that.
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My hope he goes to HBCU, but I guess you'd be going toe Alabama State because none of those other schools maybe Tennessee State, But none of them really jump that much out to me.
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So that's where I think he ends up as a sun devil.
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If I really had to make a guess, yeah, I mean, he pretty much already knows he's going number one, so why not go to the place where you can party the most go to Arizona State.
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Yep, that's that's my thinking as well.
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A status off with next commit.
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The next commit is our Cario Morris.
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He's a five star in the class of 2022.
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As of right now, he's committed to Memphis, which would be another huge get for Penny to go along with.
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Who was the guy they they just signed a five star for either this year or right? Yes.
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No, they did sign that five star for this year.
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Um, why am I blanking on his name to ah, they sign, I'll get back you on that one.
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But I know any is just continuing to stack.
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Only be signed. Moved to see.
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Say number 10 recruit in the 2020 class.
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So just having guys like him and Morris and that guy from last year, he played, like, two games.
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Then he got God **** it.
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I am so bad with names today.
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Ah, well, he was another big man, but he was another five star.
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So penny in two years has signed are two or three years assigned like 35 stars, a bunch of high four stars.
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He's bringing Memphis back to where they should have been when they had Coach Cal and, like Derrick Rose in them.
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So I mean, this is another big get, and I want to see Memphis playing in, like, a power five conference soon just for that competition.
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Yeah, it's gonna take a lot for them to move into a power five there.
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Definitely one of the schools as the biggest ability to with how well, they're good at football and basketball.
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So it wouldn't shock me.
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But I don't think we see that move for a few more years because ah, American will probably get a nice TV contract because of what? Penny still in there? Yeah.
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Yeah, probably everybody had paid.
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So you're hot topic of the week, which you want to jump in as this Ge Li team.
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So kick it off.
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Yeah.
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Ever since Jonathan Ah, Cabinda's said he was going to the D League that filled out what looks like the most dangerous starting five any college could come up with, All right.
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Even like some n b A teams would love to have.
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If there was an n b.
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A team that had all five of these guys right now and just let him develop.
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They would.
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They would absolutely love it.
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They would give up whatever they had to give up for these guys, but just running and starting.
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Five of Ah Tayshaun Knicks.
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Ah, Jalen Greene, Jonathan Come Inga, Isaiah Todd and Ky Soto Chi.
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So does the lowest rated recruit from this year on the D League team, and he's 63rd.
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The other four guys were all five star guys, and they all fit perfectly together.
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You got a point guard in next, a shooting guard in green, a small forward income Inga Power forward and Todd and then a true center in Sodo.
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So I think if you match these guys up against any team in college basketball right now, these guys would I'd say they all win by at least like, 10.
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So I got three squads out there that I think it contained this team, even if you're just going so five E five is a filthy starting lineup and tiu your point.
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Any college ones, any of these guys some of them were previously committed when they decommitted.
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It was huge hits for them, but I think West Virginia could handle this squad just because of the way they play defense.
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And these guys are gonna want nothing to handle with it.
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You ve a just because of the defense as well.
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And then two other schools that I would throw in there are Baylor and Michigan State.
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I think those squads could handle them.
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But the rest of, um, I do agree that I think would be a pretty **** close game, you know, you're mute it.
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You know, these guys, they're just like they're so athletic all the way around the court, right? They could all played.
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They could all play multiple positions on defense outside the Toto.
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They can all shoot.
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They can all live above the rand.
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Like I feel like they can just do it all I I like West Virginia to do that because that's they get the teams to play out the way they want to.
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So that's why I think the view it definitely take these guys down.
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So give me the plus 10.
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Fall day.
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All right, So to get into our ranking.
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So our for our conference preview.
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We got the Mac. We got some Mac. Oops.
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Coming at you.
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Um, we got 12 squats, so this one might take a little bit to get through, but we'll get through it.
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Um, just Ah, Before we get into it, we're gonna give you our rankings.
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Then I'm going give you alot how the conference did last year.
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And then we'll break down each squad by squad, and then we'll recap our ranking.
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So make sure you mark these down.
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We've done three of them so far.
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We were gonna go three for three on the winners, even though we each picked a different ones. That helps us.
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Um, so my bottom spot in the 12 5 I'm going go to Central Michigan.
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11.
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Kent State 10 and I. You nine.
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West West, Miss Western Michigan eight.
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Toledo seven.
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Ball State six. Akron.
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I'm now their biggest fan.
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Five. Ohio, four.
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Eastern Michigan, three.
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Miami, Ohio to Buffalo and number one of her goat bowling green.
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Okay.
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All right, That's not bad.
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That were pretty similar at the bottom.
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We do have a good amount of differences at the top, but I at number 12 I also got central Michigan number 11.
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Northern Illinois number 10 can stay.
00:23:29
Number nine Western Michigan number eight ball.
00:23:33
State number seven.
00:23:34
Akron number six.
00:23:36
Toledo Number five Buffalo number four.
00:23:39
Eastern Michigan.
00:23:40
Number three. Bowling Green.
00:23:42
Number two, Ohio and number one Miami, Ohio Who? Nice.
00:23:48
Nice. So we got some.
00:23:49
I think Ohio, not Miami, Ohio, was our biggest discrepancy up top.
00:23:54
So since this, this conference still has the multiple divisions in it, that's how we'll break it down.
00:24:02
But just cereal quick from last season, it was the 12th strongest overall conference by Kenpom, so pretty decent for the Mac trying to get up there to become much more respected in basketball.
00:24:14
Um, the first round conference tourney's kicked off, but I got halted after that, so we got to see none of the top squads participate in it.
00:24:22
Um, this was a tighter conference where there's only nine blowout games out of their 108.
00:24:27
So it's definitely closer.
00:24:29
And Akron was cooking hasn't been a squad that made the tourney and a little bit so would have been nice to see what Akron and Laurean Christian Jackson could do.
00:24:38
Ah, he won player of the year.
00:24:40
So, um, both of us didn't have Akron retaining on it, so it's a shame to see a team like them who had such a good year last year.
00:24:50
That was a threat on both sides of the bowl.
00:24:52
Not to get their shot in March and upset a guy.
00:24:55
Because we love to see our upsets there.
00:25:00
Yep.
00:25:01
Eso what side you want to start with? First, you want to start with the east or the West, we'll start with the East.
00:25:07
I feel like that's the easiest way to get it going.
00:25:10
All right.
00:25:12
First up in the east, we got, um we got my, uh We'll start with Miami, Ohio.
00:25:18
Um, just the way I pick to do it with Miami Ohio.
00:25:23
Uh, they stroke.
00:25:25
They won 13 and 19 5 and 13 and conference.
00:25:28
So not the conference season.
00:25:29
You would want to see out of them.
00:25:31
Their biggest issue was ah, they struggle against the top teams, but they get upset Buffalo in the first round of the tourney.
00:25:38
So that's something that they could hang their head on where they had a good season last year.
00:25:43
Just for being able to upset one of the topper squads in there would cmu their issues coming.
00:25:51
They went one in 10 against Quad one and quad twos, so they just couldn't really pull off anything big Jack Cohen says.
00:25:58
Yet he's their coaches yet to have a winning season and has three seasons there.
00:26:01
So maybe this will be the year since we are both higher on them.
00:26:05
Stephen has them the win, the conference.
00:26:07
So I would be a huge jump in the coach's fourth year and they just really took care of the ball.
00:26:12
And no one stood out on their team last year.
00:26:14
But they are losing their top guy in minutes and Nike Sibanda.
00:26:18
So that's where I could see them struggling a little bit because it did rely on the three heavily.
00:26:25
Yeah, losing Sibanda hurts, But I think them Bowman read 30 years because it only has, um listed as playing three years even though he was a senior.
00:26:37
So I think he might be coming back.
00:26:40
If he's back, that's good for them, cause then they're bringing back there next, bringing back there next.
00:26:49
I mean, well, they're bringing back everybody else.
00:26:50
If Bowman have in the back that nobody there is nobody else outside Sibanda who leaves as it is something I like where you got a good mix of young guys.
00:27:00
You got a good mix of seniors.
00:27:01
There's some guys with some height in Delonte Brown, Elijah McNamara.
00:27:07
And then you got some guards who can pass a ball in Mukai Larry and Data Grant.
00:27:15
I think Grants probably gonna be their top scorer this year.
00:27:18
It will probably be Grant and Brown doing most of the scoring.
00:27:22
But, I mean, they run out a lot of guys a game and, like, they're all just I don't know, I'm high on teams.
00:27:33
You return a lot and then have a good mix of size and scoring, which I think this team is gonna have next year.
00:27:41
Yeah, The biggest thing that holds me back with this Miami Ohio squad is, um just who are they really gonna rely on the most next year? It's probably gonna be Lari.
00:27:53
So that's there.
00:27:54
If they want to have a really good season next year, I think Millis yoke it.
00:27:59
It's the guy to look out for him.
00:28:01
He's one of their seniors coming back.
00:28:03
Most of them are juniors on the squad, But if, ah, if it can hold down there he's six foot four.
00:28:09
So if he can start getting you some more points because I like the white Grants Conseco ors.
00:28:14
I like the way Coleman lands can score.
00:28:16
So if long as Yokich can step it up, that's where I think this team could really contend for the title.
00:28:23
If he doesn't, um, you're looking Delonte Brown or McNamara to do it, and I think you get you could just gives you a difference ability there.
00:28:33
Yeah, he definitely does.
00:28:35
Um, I mean, there's just like like one of these teams who has a lot of guys who had decent production, and then they all come back.
00:28:45
I think that's what makes for a dangerous team in this type of league, because you have a different guy who can go off every night like teams can't really game plan against one guy.
00:28:55
Because if you shut him down, they have another guy you can step up.
00:29:00
Yep, so little split on them.
00:29:02
But that's what you come here for.
00:29:03
Next we got Ohio.
00:29:05
So Ohio went 17 and 15 last years in eight and 10 in the conference.
00:29:10
It's just Jeff Bull second season.
00:29:12
So this team basically just didn't do anything special.
00:29:16
They're extremely average on offense and defense.
00:29:19
So ah, like that's where they were, just the middle of the pack.
00:29:23
They ranked around 1 50 to 200 everything.
00:29:26
So just a team that maybe they're growing first year under the coach.
00:29:30
So they do lose Jordan artist, which is a big loss for them because he was their biggest ah, three point shooter and attempted the shots, so they relied a little bit of heavily on it, not too strong as some other teams in this conference live or die by the three.
00:29:45
So it's really who's going to step up the replaces three point production and they got three due to, I think and do it.
00:29:52
I'll let you give me your thoughts on the Bobcats.
00:29:56
Yeah, this is another team I'm high on because you're in the second year with still kind of a new coach, and your two best players last year were both off ours.
00:30:08
Jason Preston and Ben Vander plus both averaged over 15 points and six rebounds a game, and even pressing was 17 point 6.
00:30:19
5 rebounds, 7.
00:30:20
5 assists, as was all for He's coming back.
00:30:23
Those guys are gonna be a really dangerous pick and roll combo.
00:30:26
Um, I mean, since they lose Sylvester Vonda, who is one of their couples, one of their two seniors who graduated, and then they lose Nate Springs, who transferred.
00:30:41
That's gonna leave him a little bit thinner upfront than I really like to see.
00:30:46
But you have Nolan Foster who got some minutes as a freshman coming back.
00:30:50
He's six. Time to go.
00:30:52
A friendly Vander Plaats 268 and then London.
00:30:56
MK Day was 8.
00:30:59
3 rebounding game guy as a freshman, and he'll be in the backcourt with pressed in, Um, Ben Roderick, another freshman last year, is 65 He'll probably be a small forward.
00:31:11
So you just got I mean, maybe there's a chance this team still a year away, cause none of that starting five that I mentioned are gonna be seniors.
00:31:20
This year is gonna be a lot of sop****res and juniors, so I mean, I think there's gonna be if they went if they had 17 wins last year bringing back the production of bringing back, I think they could be close to a 21 team this coming year, but I think the I not this year.
00:31:39
But next year is gonna be the year.
00:31:40
Where there gonna be that team to be in the Mac? Yeah, if you guys didn't get to check out Jason Preston.
00:31:49
He was definitely one of the top guards in the conference to watch.
00:31:53
Dropped 16 points per game, and the dude was just one of the most efficient shooters in the league.
00:31:58
Shot 40% from three and shot 54% from two.
00:32:03
So the guy was just doing it all wild.
00:32:05
Dropping dimes, UM, average 7.
00:32:08
4 assists last season, so the ball's in his hands for majority of the game.
00:32:12
That's where I think, just with his ability there with Vander Plaats and MCD A with them.
00:32:19
I like where this teams had it.
00:32:21
Definitely a top five squad and the Mac.
00:32:24
I just think it's a little bit stronger and there's a few better players out there than Preston, but he's definitely could take home.
00:32:30
He's gonna be competing for, Ah, Christian Jackson for the top guard in the league, and I think that's a very some healthy competition there.
00:32:38
Uh, just just the way you can get 78 assists while 16 points.
00:32:42
Some definitely think you could get the 20 one's easy.
00:32:45
Just eight and 10 in the conference is you got to see them get over that hump because you can't be losing to your conference foes.
00:32:51
If you want to get 20 dopes, Yeah, after them will go to Kent State.
00:33:00
So, um, Ken stay is the team in the conference That's that's returning the least amount of minutes.
00:33:06
So gonna be rough for Coach Rob Center, orthe to go for his third straight 21 season and for in his last five.
00:33:14
So let's see what they got there because this team blocked shots last season.
00:33:18
There were the six Beth at it, and they killed at the two point field goals.
00:33:22
But they're losing to their biggest contributors, and Simmons and Williams are both guards, so that so the block shots could be there.
00:33:29
The two point efficiencies may drop with your two top guys being there, but you got Danny Pippen there, so I don't think it would drop too hard.
00:33:37
But I don't like them to get their third straight 20 win season this year.
00:33:42
I see a little bit of regression in their in their sights.
00:33:46
Yeah, I definitely see a good amount of regression coming for them this year.
00:33:51
Like you can't lose.
00:33:53
Williams.
00:33:54
Simmons, Whittington Uh, Mitch Peterson.
00:33:59
You Well, you can't lose those five guys and expect to still be a 20 win team.
00:34:04
Like I know Danny Pittman's gonna be really good for them.
00:34:07
It's like where they really finish is going to depend on a If Justin Hamilton's immediately eligible as a transfer because he'll help out, I'm pretty sure it said he was a big man, So he'll how about upfront with it been.
00:34:22
But I mean, I who is there other guard gonna be like, You got Anthony robberies coming back And then where Michael Noodge, he's ah, used to transfer last year from Portland State.
00:34:34
He had to sit out last year, so he's gonna be coming in this year solid wing guard that can get you over 12 points per game.
00:34:42
So that's why I still have some faith cause he's gonna be a senior with Pippen.
00:34:47
So those two can kind of hold down the fort.
00:34:49
I think it's just who's gonna be stepping up next for them, and they need someone to take a larger step in the offense other than those two.
00:34:56
So I really like new noodge coming from Portland State.
00:35:01
All right? Yeah, that that will definitely help.
00:35:03
But, I mean, I see them falling to where I have improbably seven.
00:35:10
I had them falling to Yeah, I haven't fallen to, like 10 So I e I'd be like, just under 500 this year because looking at that conference, if you're like there's a reason that there's never that terrible, terrible team So I think even if they're just like the routine and 17 or something like that, they're gonna be at the bottom.
00:35:30
Yeah, Akron was that terrible team are that great team that speed up on the other ones? It's just I'm just not convinced in James Stewart, And yet who, if he's able to step up a small fort, that would be huge for them, but they don't have that second guard.
00:35:46
Like you said, New GHA is my best one there, and then I think Santiago is one of the next better ones there.
00:35:53
So there's some real good guard play.
00:35:56
If new good.
00:35:57
Can't get it all from the bat.
00:35:58
This team could be down at the bottom and fighting with CMU for the bottom team.
00:36:03
In my opinion, Yeah.
00:36:07
Next, we're gonna go up the buffalo.
00:36:10
So with Buffalo, uh, everyone thought last season that they could have a big slip off losing NATO's but White sell.
00:36:17
Their new coach kept the ship afloat and huge for them.
00:36:21
They lost the biggest thing that was there.
00:36:23
They went 2012 and 11 and seven and Conference so still again.
00:36:27
20 wins this huge, great momentum for the program.
00:36:30
But they lost to Miami, Ohio, in the first round of the conference tourney, which was kind of under expected because they're about 6 to 7 point favorites.
00:36:39
Their butts, the conference tourney, anything can happen.
00:36:42
And if you wanted to watch a fast tempo team, Buffalo is your squad to do it.
00:36:47
Their top 10 in the country and what really helped him hit the boards but usually think with the fast tempo team and one that can hit the ports they would get to the foul line, but their foul, their free throw rate, was more closer to the bottom squads in the country, so that was a little strange to see.
00:37:03
But the one thing that held this team back and a big reason why they went 11 and seven and conferences it could not hit the three will.
00:37:12
Yeah, for a team that doesn't that isn't really as big upfront as they are.
00:37:19
You would expect them to be a much better three point shooting team than they were.
00:37:23
And I mean, they lose a couple of seniors like Davante Jordan losing him as a guard's gonna huge.
00:37:29
Yeah, losing Antawn Johnson, another senior guard who averaged 11 points for him.
00:37:35
That's gonna hurt by I mean, J.
00:37:38
Von Greaves is gonna be really good for them.
00:37:40
Uh, Jonathan Williams is gonna be you only have something listed.
00:37:45
Isn't 65 forward, but he still put up 11.
00:37:47
5 5 boards, which is good.
00:37:50
I think it's gonna rely on how well Josh Ambala can ah, hold down the inside again.
00:37:58
Some of the other big men in this conference because he was pretty much a double double guy last year with like about 11 points and 10 boards a game, so but just be in 67 in a conference where you got a lot of like 696 10 guys like I got us.
00:38:13
Make sure that he can handle him on defense if they're still going to stay in the top three or four.
00:38:20
Yeah, Ajavon Grease.
00:38:22
He's gonna get buckets.
00:38:23
There's no questions there.
00:38:25
They have a lot of big men and the depths, though.
00:38:27
So if, um if ah, Ambala does struggle or if they want to move them to power forward, they have David's.
00:38:36
Komen.
00:38:37
Who's the freshman coming in? He's six foot 10.
00:38:39
You have hard net at six foot eight.
00:38:41
You got Birdman at 6 11 Who? I only expect much time from him.
00:38:45
But you got three guys right there than you got to others on the roster, that air crying it down.
00:38:50
Who? I don't think we'll see minutes.
00:38:52
So they got a lot of high in this roster.
00:38:54
It's just, uh, same question.
00:38:57
Is the last team who's their second guard? Because is it going to see you? Um, he's definitely a decent point, doesn't get as much assists as I would like to see, but I think Grease will be doing a lot of the ball handling and we'll have a lot of the usage just running a 12 game with him, Ambala.
00:39:14
And then having Williams sit out on the corner a little bit more and slashing from that area.
00:39:19
Yeah, yeah, definitely.
00:39:20
It's gonna be a lot of those three guys for Buffalo this year.
00:39:25
Yes, that's where if see, you can step up and he's gonna be a junior, so that could be a huge help for them.
00:39:32
But let's see what he's got in on because I'm not solely convinced on him yet.
00:39:39
So we'll hit.
00:39:40
Ah, Bowling Green next.
00:39:41
So we're not going in any specific order other than staying in the East right now.
00:39:46
So with Bowling Green, the squad that I think can ah, take it home when the conference next year it's returning 60% of the roster, so it's pretty good.
00:39:56
Um, they do lose some guys who Dylan Fry, but they basically returned everyone else.
00:40:02
Dylan Fried just got a lot of minutes for them.
00:40:05
They went 21 in 10 12 and six and conference, which gives me a lot of hope for them because you get a few schools at 1 20 wins and Bowling Green, I think.
00:40:14
Was it contender to potentially knockoff Akron if they met in the championship? Ah, what they did is they really took care of the ball.
00:40:23
So a lot of these teams in the conference coming up, we're bigot forcing turnover.
00:40:27
So they were top 15 in the nation at not turning over the ball.
00:40:31
And they shot extremely poor from two.
00:40:33
So there they were, huge relying on the three.
00:40:36
Um, since they're not really losing Fry, who was a decent three point shooter, but not one that they relied on, they're turning a bunch of guys.
00:40:44
So I think in nail, the three and one of their convincing moments was knocking off Cincy in overtime.
00:40:49
So they were one.
00:40:50
They were really the one school that had a big name one because the rest of them kind of got beat up when they went to the top schools out of conference.
00:40:59
Yeah, I am.
00:41:01
The biggest thing I'm scared of right now is even though they lose Fry, who was really their point guard last year, they haven't lost him yet, But Justin Turner, who was there leading score last year, is in the transfer portal right now.
00:41:17
He hasn't committed, so he isn't definitely gone yet.
00:41:20
But if, like, if he commits to go somewhere else, then that leaves him without, like, a true shooting guard.
00:41:27
You're looking at late I davon plowed in our trade eggs who are both 66 guys who I thought would be more of ah, totally small forward.
00:41:37
So I guess should be looking at like Caleb Fields as a point guard, even though he only averaged about one assists last year.
00:41:47
So I mean, I like this team.
00:41:49
I like their mixer size and, uh, guards.
00:41:53
But Taylor Mattos, at 6 11 is going to need the step up his scoring production a little bit.
00:42:01
Uh, and then I'm just going to call him a T's because I don't even want to attempt that last name.
00:42:06
Yeah, he's probably going to need to make a step as like a power forward unless they want to put plowed in and digs is like a small forward power forward combo with fields.
00:42:18
So I like him.
00:42:20
I don't know if I like him all the way at the top.
00:42:22
If Turner is gone, I think these guys are gonna be good again next year.
00:42:27
Yet the soul pick of putting the number one is Turner staying? So I guess I should have prefaced that better because he could, uh, take that top spot from Christian Jackson as the player that year because she has 20 points per game potential in him.
00:42:43
So that's where if Turner leaves, that's a huge drop.
00:42:46
I would probably drop them at least two spots, if not more.
00:42:50
But as of right now, I'm thinking Turner's coming back just because this would be pretty late for him to transfer cause he probably wouldn't become immediately eligible, and then he could still grad transfer after this year.
00:43:01
Well, I mean, they're ready.
00:43:03
The NC double I already gave him.
00:43:05
I think they already gave him a waiver because it has him as immediately eligible for wherever he goes.
00:43:11
So I think you just waiting for that rate schooled.
00:43:13
Either lose somebody, are still have a scholarship available, and once he gets that, I think he's probably gone.
00:43:20
But if he stays, I do like them. That is, either.
00:43:24
The top team are like the number two team, all right, so make sure you keep your eyes out for the tweets that come through if he does stay or if he ends up going.
00:43:36
So Akron, the squad that won 24 7 last year 14 and Foreign Conference great year for John Gru's.
00:43:44
They're just top notch on offense and defense.
00:43:47
They ranked in the top 100 of each, their own.
00:43:50
They're only Max school to do that.
00:43:52
They were three non con losses were, um, West Virginia, Louisville and Liberty.
00:43:59
So liveries kind of shaky, but having those other two is there, they dominated it.
00:44:04
But they didn't really play anyone else other than those three schools.
00:44:08
So they took care of who they who they had her they needed to.
00:44:12
Which is you like to see from Akron Squad.
00:44:15
But we've been are I've been hyping up Laurie and Christian Jackson.
00:44:19
Um, they're only returning 40% of their minutes, though, so he's gonna have to be an All Star next year.
00:44:26
Even better than he was if they want to have any shot at contending for the top because they lose Tyler cheese serious Williams and Channel banks, which is gonna be huge for them.
00:44:37
Uh, Christian Jackson could easily score more than 20 points.
00:44:40
Ah, more convinced in his abilities than Turner's.
00:44:43
But just with having not much else on the roster kind of scares me because I don't think Machines Daily is going to be that guy that can stick it up with him and then passed them.
00:44:55
It gets even more questionable.
00:44:59
Yeah, yeah, they're gonna fall a little bit.
00:45:03
Did you see if, ah, I think it was Dang react? Ah, it said he transferred.
00:45:11
So he did two years each girl and all.
00:45:12
I know he did two years of Akron codes.
00:45:14
Whenever he is done, he's another guy that's leaving.
00:45:17
Yacht exam could use the 6 10 guy.
00:45:20
Um, I mean, Brian Trembled Jr is coming in as a transfer from ST John's.
00:45:29
I think he could have an impact upfront with what they lost up there.
00:45:34
So it's definitely gonna be the warring Injections Jackson show.
00:45:38
And then I think daily he'll be all right in the front court.
00:45:45
I don't think he'll be anything great, but just him and Reese in the front court could be decent.
00:45:52
I don't think they're gonna be like, really, I don't think they're going to be towards the bottom, but I think they're gonna be towards the middle to be about average.
00:46:02
Yeah, this is ah, middle of the pack Team.
00:46:06
Trimble Jr would be a huge get for them if he can be instant impact.
00:46:12
I'm just a little bit worry of his shooting abilities and how he's gonna mess with Jackson because Jackson is going five foot eight.
00:46:18
But that ball is gonna be in his hands for three out of every four possessions with him creating.
00:46:24
So I think that stops Trembled, Jr.
00:46:26
It's going to be a Reese can really hold down the middle because this is a squad that's lacking death because other than reached daily, they have Ali Ali And other than that, they got no one above six foot seven on that roster.
00:46:40
So that's where teams they're gonna probably go and pound them on the inside and Akron.
00:46:46
I think they had a great defensive year last year.
00:46:49
I think that's falls back and I think teams were just gonna solely just do the focus point of Don't let Jackson beat us, just double team him at all points and prove that one of these other guys could do it.
00:47:02
So I see these guys coming in at around 500 next season.
00:47:07
Yeah, that sounds about right.
00:47:10
All right, so now we're going off to the West.
00:47:14
So got to start with who with both agree because you had Central Michigan last, right? Yeah.
00:47:21
Sorry.
00:47:22
It So start with who we have the least expectations for in CMU.
00:47:27
They went 14 in 18 out of a low overall than 7 11 And conference.
00:47:34
They played at a quick pace that they had two teams, so they were the 11th fastest.
00:47:38
Buffalo is at eight.
00:47:40
So Kino Davis definitely like to force the ball and transition.
00:47:44
And one reason they did that is because they forced turnovers a lot.
00:47:49
And the best way Teoh the counter act.
00:47:52
Do you guys being pretty bad at defending? The three is playing the faster game and hopefully just getting all up in, um, shots.
00:48:00
Opposing squad shot 40% from deep against them, which isn't great.
00:48:04
Uh, definitely puts you behind the eight ball pretty often.
00:48:07
And this team had a hot start.
00:48:09
They went six and two can ah, conference play.
00:48:13
So I kind of picked up where a little lackluster non Khan was.
00:48:18
But then they dropped nine straight after starting six and two, pointing on Moloch at six and 11.
00:48:23
So that's really rough.
00:48:24
And they're losing three pretty big guys, in my opinion.
00:48:27
And the Leo Mackay in Dallas.
00:48:29
Morgan? Yeah.
00:48:32
I mean, when you lose your top four scorers in your top three rebounders, guys, not is gonna be tough to recover from that, but like, it was those three guys you mentioned, and then Rob Montgomery is the other guy who I think is Leave it.
00:48:51
See? Yeah, he's gone.
00:48:52
Yeah, yeah.
00:48:53
So Montgomery is gone.
00:48:55
So that's all four years, guy too short over 10 points a game, which means, I mean, they do have, like, their next five guys.
00:49:04
They're all gonna be seniors this year, so they have the experience.
00:49:08
And even though they don't have anybody like really tall, they don't have anybody.
00:49:12
Over 67 I got real minutes last year.
00:49:16
There they have decent size across the starting line up with, like 6265646767 is not like they have anybody small, who is gonna be like a liability trying to rebound the ball.
00:49:29
But I mean, you don't You guys have five guys? Where? Juniors.
00:49:34
None of them really stepped up as, like, one of, like, the top players.
00:49:38
So, you know, five guys who I think are more role players trying to all these starters next year.
00:49:43
I just don't see it.
00:49:45
Yeah, I think the ball is gonna be in Beecher's hand for majority of the game and then actual at the Vonta Lane.
00:49:51
So what those to you got to easy temp 10 plus points per game.
00:49:57
Flyers there.
00:49:58
It's going to be if Winston of Broadway can be the solidified small fort that's gonna be a little bit on their size and then braiding Burke, Is he finally going to get some minutes and be able to show his seven foot abilities? Or are they going to give it to six foot 10 Caleb Hodgkinson? So that's where way too many question marks on this team for me to be confident.
00:50:23
Ah, that they're gonna, uh, contend and improve on that 14 and 18 season.
00:50:28
If anything, I think they potentially fall under 10 wins next year.
00:50:34
Yeah, Yeah, it's gonna be a long season.
00:50:37
I think they're going to stay at the bottom.
00:50:38
And if they stay at the bottom of the team with this many seniors, I think this could be the start of a pro long a few seasons with with Central Michigan hanging towards the bottom.
00:50:52
And yet, like we said, they're only returning 33% of their minutes, which is huge.
00:50:57
So definitely not a good sign for Kino.
00:51:00
Davis.
00:51:01
There next will hit up Northern Illinois.
00:51:04
So with Northern Illinois, they play at the 14th slowest tempo in the entire nation last year.
00:51:11
So we went from talking about to the quicker teams to now a team that played a snail space.
00:51:16
They went 18 and 13 11 and seven overall, so it seemed like there slower pace definitely helped, uh, help them, um, hang with more of the top guys in there because when you're playing at that slow of a pace, especially with the way Buffalo and ah, Akron kind of like the push the ball, it could definitely stop hurt them there.
00:51:36
And one thing they did play it too slow pace as teams only shot 30% from deep from them.
00:51:43
So that's top five, but they couldn't make any other two's or free throws.
00:51:47
So when you're playing the salty on the three and you're just shooting yourself in the foot by not making your easy buckets around the room where the free throws, that's where it's a little bit concerning.
00:51:57
But they really don't lose too much.
00:52:00
Eugene German is really the only one, but they basically return all other starters and rotation guys.
00:52:07
So you have a lot of guys coming back with experience.
00:52:10
And that's where I think could help this TV.
00:52:15
Yeah, I mean, it looks like Lacey James was there next highest four outside of her mon, and he was a 69 guys, so that was pretty much their center last year.
00:52:27
It looks like he trained, perform rider and then spent.
00:52:30
He played three years at Northern Illinois, so I think he's gone.
00:52:35
Teoh, he's calling s o.
00:52:38
You got Hankerson being Cochran as your backcourt.
00:52:44
None of those guys average more than 7.
00:52:45
5 points a game last year, and probably I need it.
00:52:50
Scott as the big man.
00:52:52
But he was You didn't get it condiment.
00:52:55
As last year play, you've got, like three points a game, 2.5 rebounds.
00:52:59
It's just not a lot of production coming back because they relied so heavily on Herman that I don't know where the actual production is gonna go.
00:53:10
Who's going to really step up? Especially when you got four guards are all 63 years more who are all Grammy, your top points for getters and Hankerson being Cochran and May teen.
00:53:20
So that's where I think this squad gets pounded on the inside.
00:53:25
Um, and they end up falling into a bottom 100 team.
00:53:29
And, I mean, maybe the team scoring approach will work with those four.
00:53:35
But you can call for those out on the court at the same time, which is gonna limit this team ceiling big time.
00:53:40
Yeah, all right.
00:53:44
After Northern Illinois's will jump to Eastern Michigan.
00:53:48
So a team that went 16 and 16 overall, but six and 12 in conference play.
00:53:53
So they did their work in the non condom got beat up big time in conference.
00:53:59
Um, what Rob Murphy squad was just horrible offensively.
00:54:04
The only way they started scoring points was getting to the free throw line.
00:54:08
Um, only four teams shot worse from them from deep because they average 26% shooting on threes last season.
00:54:15
And they were bottom.
00:54:17
There's only eight teams worse, that shot from the free fair line because they shot 62% from the line.
00:54:23
So not too great.
00:54:25
But their defense was taught notch and created so many turnovers.
00:54:29
And, um, that's where this squad really was able to beat the teams up in out of conference.
00:54:35
But once you figured out how to handle them in conference, that's where you saw them fall back off.
00:54:40
And I think they're losing a big hit this season.
00:54:44
And, uh, Boubacar tour A So he was seven foot.
00:54:48
But I like the guy that they have coming in next told.
00:54:50
And I think this defense keeps rolling even though they lose Tiwari in the middle.
00:54:56
Yeah, which are you talking about? That comes in, uh, for Tory.
00:55:00
You know I like for I like Benelli.
00:55:04
Okay. Yeah, I see.
00:55:05
I like James love.
00:55:06
He's a 6 10 guy, uh, coming in from Kansas State for Easter Michigan.
00:55:14
Either of those guys you don't think you can go to wrong with Yeah, and then just a team that has They still have a lot of size. Like Benelli.
00:55:23
6 10 Tiger Grosses, 68 Noah, Morgan and Montero are both 65 Buy and you Got This team will be led by 6 June are six seniors, and you got Chris Dreams as that sop****re coming in.
00:55:41
And then Shamar Dillard, also as a sop****re.
00:55:44
There's just, I think there's too much size.
00:55:51
The defense's get still gonna be really good to great.
00:55:55
And I mean that shooting can't really get any worse.
00:55:59
So if the shooting even gets just a little bit better, that is gonna be a pretty big jump up in the winds this year.
00:56:05
Yeah, I don't think we mentioned Tigris.
00:56:08
He's staying there, right? Or leaving.
00:56:10
Yeah, grosses there I I I really like the way he plays.
00:56:15
Knock, he's not.
00:56:16
Ah, he's gonna be there.
00:56:18
Dominant scorer Next year.
00:56:19
I went to Coleman dominant score in the college basketball ranks, but he's a stats t a stat sheet stuffer.
00:56:26
So that's where I think this team is going to run around Gross.
00:56:29
And then, if he starts to struggle than Noah Morgan or Benelli or Montero is gonna have to step up.
00:56:36
But when you got six seniors and Chris James as your next guy, I like Eastern Michigan's potential Next year.
00:56:44
I just I have them coming and forth.
00:56:46
I just, um, a little bit concerned.
00:56:49
Ah, with their offense so but the way they can lock down and play defense, that could become, ah, big threat in the Mac Conference tourney.
00:56:58
So it wouldn't shock me if they could take the next step and when it and get there in a very open conference.
00:57:06
But I just think they're going to struggle too much and not.
00:57:11
They'll figure out the conference play, but I think they'll struggle too much in the non con with this roster.
00:57:15
Teoh do big things, but they return the most amount of minutes other than Ohio, so that's huge for them.
00:57:24
Yeah, all right.
00:57:27
After Easter, Michigan will hit up Toledo.
00:57:31
So with this Toledo squad they went 17 and 15 8 and 10.
00:57:37
Um, and I don't have this hot this team to highly rated going into next season.
00:57:43
I have been finishing an eighth, which is closer to the bottom of the pack, and that's just because they're losing a few key guys and the way that just their season happened, where they went eight and two to start.
00:57:55
And then they fell off.
00:57:56
Where, when you're going into in the non con, you're hoping that you could break 500 conference play and they weren't able to do that.
00:58:04
They played Notre Dame real tough at the beginning of the seat to be gang of the season and a ended up losing an O. T.
00:58:12
And Todd called *****es their coach there.
00:58:14
And he's been there since 2001.
00:58:16
Haven't brought him to the promised land of getting to march.
00:58:19
So they got shooter.
00:58:21
So and when you got shooters, Aiken start to buy into this team.
00:58:26
But their defense is going to be questionable.
00:58:30
Yeah.
00:58:31
I mean, you lose your two best rebounders like Willie, losing Willie Jackson is gonna hurt Ah lot because when you got a guy averaging 12 and 12 in college like that's somebody where you could just put him out there and you know, you don't have to send five guys to the boards to rebound cause he's gonna get the boards, you can get out and run, so I think you're going to see a lot of marrying Jackson, my boy up and Keyshawn Saunders in the backcourt.
00:59:04
It's just who's gonna who's going to take that next step to be the forwards that Luke, uh, Luke Nap and really Jackson, where this year I'm thinking it will probably be like Luke Barranca and Gavin Blues.
00:59:23
Oh, because, I mean, they both have the size to play center.
00:59:29
Or you could throw in like America and Smith.
00:59:32
Herb is Owen Smith because, like you got three guys anywhere between 68 6 11 if all those like if all they do is rebound and get the ball to buy expensive a little sin Mary and Jackson Keyshawn Saunders to be the main scores, I think taken stay around five or six.
00:59:58
And the biggest part with Jackson, Little, Sen and Saunders is they can all hit the three.
01:00:03
So those teams going to rely on the three again for another season.
01:00:07
They struggled to defend it, so that's where they're going to need to step that up and the height is the same question for me.
01:00:14
Ah, who's going to really be there? And they got four freshmen on the roster, which is kind of their depth.
01:00:19
So if a consume Akron ouzo can do something the season that maybe they can take the next step and get out of the middle of the pack there.
01:00:29
But anger be room for Toledo to do well, But it's just I'm just concerned about their height because Asia CEO, uh, he's gonna have to take a huge step from this freshman and sop****re year.
01:00:40
And if he does that, they could get into the top five because this team can shoot.
01:00:45
Yeah, all right.
01:00:48
After Toledo, we got Western Michigan.
01:00:53
So with Western Michigan, we're going a little bit back towards the bottom.
01:00:58
There were 13 and 19 last year, six and 12 and Conference.
01:01:02
Ah, Steve Hawkins has been there for since 2000 and eight, and they made the 21.
01:01:07
So Western Michigan is really bought into them, but they just struggled because they were just way below average on offense and defense.
01:01:15
They couldn't do anything that great other than turn over the ball and get their shots blocked because they shot twos at 47%.
01:01:23
So ah, they're not helping themselves out there.
01:01:26
Definitely did more self pain than anything else.
01:01:29
So they're losing their top two guys transfers, which really makes me even lower in the squad and Flowers and Johnson both going to.
01:01:37
I think Flowers is going to South Alabama and Johnson's going to Minnesota, so that's pretty big.
01:01:44
So my biggest question is, who's going to score for these guys? Because I struggled a point out, UH, 10 point per game score consistently.
01:01:52
You got four guys who could who could be there, but no one who's going to run away with it.
01:01:57
So this offense is what's gonna very much hinder this team going into next season? Yeah, yeah.
01:02:06
I mean, you can't lose your like the two guys who basically would have been a really good pick and roll combo and flowers and Johnson.
01:02:17
So I mean, you're relying on Lee Titus, right? As a centre, Rafael Cruz and B artist White as like your top three guys coming back.
01:02:31
I mean, there's a lot of room for people to step up is the only other guy that's leaving is Jerry bring tea and the rest of the roster comes back.
01:02:41
But I don't I I can see them growing.
01:02:47
I can see a lot of these like these guys were gonna be sop****res and juniors this year, growing together and getting ready for not this coming season.
01:02:54
But the season after that I can see them being better.
01:02:57
But this year I don't think is the year for them.
01:03:01
Not be artist way is the guy who I think has the biggest ability to be the top guy, but I've.
01:03:09
But we've gone through most of these other squads and solely with Jackson Ah, Christian Jackson, Marien Jackson and, um, James Preston.
01:03:20
Ah, those are your top three guards.
01:03:22
Artist White.
01:03:24
He's probably at either ninth best in this conference, and I'm not convinced and Cruz either.
01:03:29
So I think this team gets even up alive on guards and can't score there.
01:03:34
If Titus right and chase bars can't hold down the paint.
01:03:39
This could be a long year for the Western Michigan, which I don't like to see, because I do really like Titus writes game.
01:03:47
But I just think this this is a perfect one year off team.
01:03:52
Yeah, but hey, at least they're not the worst team in interstate, so they can always hang your hat on that.
01:03:58
Very true.
01:03:59
Yeah, you can beat up on Central there for that one.
01:04:02
And then the last squad will get to is a ball state.
01:04:06
It's ah, coached by genes Whitford Uh, huge.
01:04:11
Ah, when I was saying it, maybe I forgot this woman, I said earlier, where ah, the one squad beat Cincy.
01:04:18
Fall State beat Georgia Tech by 18.
01:04:21
So maybe it's not as great.
01:04:22
Great is the win.
01:04:23
I'll know.
01:04:24
What do you think? Beating Cincy and overtime or beating Georgia Tech by eighteens? More impressive beating Cynthia over time is a lot more impressive than Jordan Attackers.
01:04:34
George Attack hasn't been good in a while.
01:04:37
Cincinnati is consistently a dangerous team pretty much every year.
01:04:43
All right, so that's where I was thinking the same way as well.
01:04:46
This team could play some defense last year, and I still think they could play defense their 33rd best overall in the nation of playing defense.
01:04:54
They held teams to the 25th best efficient field goal percentage, and they guarded to two in the three Justus 12 ranked in the top 50 in both of those categories.
01:05:04
So, um, they lose their top three guys, which could have these guys fall off a little bit, which is my concern with them.
01:05:13
That's why have them around seventh.
01:05:15
Just another team that's losing maybe a little too much antique El Amine and Mahler's Yeah, this is the well.
01:05:25
I mean, I don't mean hasn't committed anywhere yet.
01:05:30
Hem and Lukas Croft Herbal. It's supposed to be transferring.
01:05:33
They're both in the portal, but neither one has officially committed yet, and they do bring in jail.
01:05:39
And Wyndham, who's coming over from Creon? That could be a good addition for them.
01:05:45
I think you're on.
01:05:46
Colon is going to take that step will be the lead guard for them this year.
01:05:52
Um, and one freshman of the year last year, so definitely his time to step it up.
01:05:59
Yeah, I think it'll be him.
01:06:00
Um, Bumble Law will be the other guy, probably filling out the backcourt, and I mean, if they're gonna be good branching hazing has to have a really good senior year as their lead forward, because if he doesn't if he doesn't do anything, there's not a lot of production from anybody else who was who has the hate to be a consistent forward in this league.
01:06:28
Yeah, that's where I think this defense can keep him where it is.
01:06:33
It's just Coleman.
01:06:34
If he has a little bit of a sop****re slump, that's what's gonna hold back this team because their defense is going to be solid.
01:06:42
Um, umbrella is gonna have to.
01:06:45
Our Acree is gonna have to be there next scores, and I'm just not to convince on that.
01:06:51
So I think this team is very one dimensional.
01:06:55
I'm not sold on hazing either as their size and pass him especially Marine.
01:07:00
Thomas is the next guy with size.
01:07:02
So I think this is a team that is easily gameplay nable against.
01:07:07
And, um, I don't think they fall off too far, but think they probably stay right around that 18 and 13 16 and 14 record.
01:07:22
You're muted again.
01:07:25
Uh, if Blake Huggins there, Ben Hendrix makes late takes a random big jump for them, that'll add size that will make it a lot easier for hazing.
01:07:35
But you can't predict that from what they did is fresh? No.
01:07:39
So, I mean, I feel a lot safer saying somewhere between 16 17 18 wins this year for them.
01:07:47
All right.
01:07:48
So before we get into the, uh, into our recap, a rankings, the random trivia against even Ah, what's bowling greens? Mascot There some.
01:08:06
There's some kind of eagles.
01:08:08
Ah.
01:08:09
Uh oh, ****.
01:08:15
****.
01:08:16
Now, um, not eagles.
01:08:19
Whose I remember they have.
01:08:23
They have the same type of They have the same mascot as a team in my league in high school.
01:08:31
And the only eagles is like an hour away from me Is not in my league the only one that's like a bird like damage.
01:08:37
The falcons, you know, they're the Falcons.
01:08:41
And where is Bull State? All states in.
01:08:45
We don't need to know the town or trying to get the state.
01:08:48
Uh, give me the state.
01:08:50
At least all states in Indiana.
01:08:53
Yep.
01:08:54
I knew that one might be a little bit too easy for you.
01:08:57
Is it in the north or south of Indiana? Um, I feel like I feel like Notre Dame and Purdue are both a little bit more north or I want to save all states. Probably south.
01:09:13
That was a trick question.
01:09:14
There. Smack dab in the middle.
01:09:16
E.
01:09:17
I knew I could, uh, that was just a little me having fun right there.
01:09:22
So to recap the rankings of how we think it's gonna finish next year I got Central Michigan and last Kent State in 11th and I You intent Western Michigan in ninth, Toledo and eighth ball stay in seven Aker and then six.
01:09:37
Ohio and five Eastern Michigan at four.
01:09:41
Miami, Ohio.
01:09:42
What? Three? Buffalo it two and Bowling Green at one.
01:09:44
If Turner comes back, if Bowling Green if Turner doesn't come back for Green, I would put buffalo up the one Miami Ohio it to and then them an E m e with battle out for three or four.
01:09:57
Could potentially see Ohio speak.
01:09:59
Snipping up there.
01:10:00
Beil shaped bowling green finishes fourth at worst without Turner.
01:10:04
Yeah, uh, my writings.
01:10:06
I got Central Michigan 12 more than Illinois. 11.
01:10:10
10 State 10.
01:10:11
Western Michigan nine.
01:10:13
Ball State A Akron seven.
01:10:16
Toledo six.
01:10:17
Buffalo five.
01:10:19
Eastern Michigan for Bowling Green three.
01:10:22
Cause I'm assuming turners out.
01:10:25
So I still think there in the top four, but not one.
01:10:29
And then Ohio to Miami, Ohio one.
01:10:33
****! You got the Battle of Ohio going out for number ones.
01:10:36
That be a pretty good one.
01:10:38
So even if Bowling Green is and there I got Buffalo, so we'll probably hit another conference winner right there.
01:10:43
Explain it.
01:10:45
Um, that's all we got for the show today.
01:10:48
That's the Mac preview next week.
01:10:50
We got the fund belt coming up.
01:10:52
So another good conference and then we'll really get into the top dogs after that.
01:10:57
Um, my name's directs.
01:10:59
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01:11:04
If you guys aren't doing anything later and love hoops as much as Stephen and I do will be joined by Darrell and the Kevin for the N B.
01:11:13
A power ranking show that we do on Thursday nights.
01:11:16
Definitely it can't miss.
01:11:17
If you wanna have some fun, have some wine or beer and talk some hoops.
01:11:21
We got the top 10 teams in the power ranking, so we'll stop it at five to give you a little bit of Teesta who's number one through four, and I will promise you it will get heated tonight and people will probably start yelling at each other.
01:11:36
Okay, before resign off.
01:11:39
I have I have an actual ran to go on real quick.
01:11:44
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
01:11:45
We got to get on your Yukon, right, because, ah, some other media outlet put him at 44th overall.
01:11:53
So I'll give Stephen the wheel after this.
01:11:56
44.
01:11:57
Are you kidding me? We're only one spot ahead of Wichita State.
01:12:01
We are running Wichita State.
01:12:02
Any time we played in this year.
01:12:04
They really think Altri Gilbert's gonna play the whole year.
01:12:07
This guy has any injury every five minutes.
01:12:10
He is not saying on the court.
01:12:11
We are way better than Wichita State.
01:12:14
These guys haven't even put out their full list of rankings yet.
01:12:18
Quiet.
01:12:19
UConn has 11 guys who could all be starters or one of the 1st 2 guys off the bench for a lot of teams like you got R.
01:12:29
J.
01:12:30
Cole, who put up 1500 points running point and he can get you 5 to 7.
01:12:33
Insisted game Jalen Gaffney off the bench as the other point guard is another guy who is just a great passer.
01:12:39
He doesn't need to score a lot.
01:12:41
I'll get the ball the book night.
01:12:42
Who can score? They get the ball that Carlton, who can score inside, they can run the pick and roll with Whaley, who is putting up like 20 points in game.
01:12:50
When they finally gave him the minutes at the end of the year, you got Andre Jackson at the three.
01:12:55
You got a domino go coming in as another power forward.
01:12:59
Who is who has great touch, especially for somebody who's been playing from the four or five years like and then even you got your Monte Brown Ferguson, who's just a true center.
01:13:11
He's a seven footer.
01:13:12
He can come in, play defense, block shots and I mean, when a Coca cooks healthy, he can shoot the three he was averaging somewhere between two and three blocks a game.
01:13:25
And when Tyler probably comes back, he's a stretch for who shoots the three really well and just adds more floor spacing for Jackson to get to the rim for book night.
01:13:33
To get to the rim.
01:13:34
For Gaffney to get to the room and it's like, How could you say there's 43 teams? Better than that? These guys had UConn without their three incoming freshman was one of the teams you did not want to play at the end of the year at a lot of their losses, even against Big East teams.
01:13:50
How are five teams were coming in overtime or by two or three points? I I think they might have had more overtime losses than anybody else in the country.
01:13:58
So you flipped.
01:13:59
Like even with those losses, they were still 19 and 13.
01:14:03
Well, you flip those games, they're an easy.
01:14:05
They're easy.
01:14:07
And tournament team last year.
01:14:09
They bring back pretty much everyone.
01:14:10
They lose Gilbert.
01:14:12
But he was on the bench with an injury every five games so that they already lost him anyway.
01:14:16
At least now they could give a scholarship to somebody else.
01:14:19
And then you lose.
01:14:23
They I they they will use Christian Town.
01:14:26
He was a shooter, but, like we got this going to replace that anyway, like at least John Ross teen who is one of the college basketball guys who I know notices stock has them right around 25 to 27.
01:14:40
So these people putting him at 44 are just doing it to get reactions for me, which I guess worked.
01:14:45
But I don't care, cause I'm just a garbage list.
01:14:47
I can't even follow the rest of it, cause it's just gonna make no sense again.
01:14:52
They're trying to steal it from Bill kindly to it's just the worst part is you're trying to mimic what he does.
01:14:57
But yeah, um, even though how much I like the rag on you Kanis when one of my new favorite teams to hate just because of doing a pod with you 44 is definitely way too low.
01:15:08
Just given this team's offensive abilities, if they're solely writing, is on the teams weaker defense, then, Yeah, maybe I can see it.
01:15:18
But this team wants 20 games next season, and any team that wants 20 games isn't usually 44th Oberle.
01:15:25
So a lot of room to go up in the standings.
01:15:28
Their I think 44 is basically their floor if they have a less than spectacular season.
01:15:36
Yeah, I know.
01:15:37
And even with the defense, that was without enough depth, because Hurley has been trying to build death.
01:15:42
Now he has deaths.
01:15:43
He had his guys with long arms.
01:15:45
He has guys who can defend multiple positions.
01:15:47
He's always been a good defensive coach anyway, so that's going up and then you just have the natural shooting ability and offensive ability of every that's on the team.
01:15:55
Anyway, by I don't even see away where 44th is the worse for them when they're gonna be a top three or four team in the Big East, which is one of the best conferences in basketball.
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So if Providence, what squad would be the most with Fisher off the most if they came in higher? Providence? Yeah, cause yeah, because I mean Providence just they're not that good by like I don't like I don't know what team people say is like our little brother, because, like, Syracuse used to be pretty good for a while.
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I mean, Rutgers isn't even really competition like, yeah, there may be good to Rutgers.
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Comes in higher than them.
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I can't guarantee Rutgers Providence are gonna be two squads.
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Richmond may sneak in ahead of them as well, so I can't wait to see once we get into next week when we get to see who are like 10 more schools that they have ranked higher than you.
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Uh, I'm only hoping it can be Syracuse is higher than them, because if they have Syracuse higher, I'll give you your soapbox or another five minutes next week.
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I mean, uh, got you sweaty.
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I mean, I just can't understand it.
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Like I don't know what roster.
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They're looking out where they're like.
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Now there's 43 teams better than this.
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Yeah.
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I mean, Wichita State, I think, is correct.
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At 45 UConn isn't at 44 so I'll be checking out this list with you going forward, because always good to see the college basketball content.
01:17:35
So, like we said, we got the fund belt next week.
01:17:37
We got a great nb a stream coming up for you tonight, so we'll be back within an hour.
01:17:43
So, Stephen, I grand go grab some grub before.
01:17:45
Ah, we talked some hoops I put on the boxing glove toe, defend the future champions of the N B A.
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All right, What's up, everybody? We are a day late, coming at you.
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But that's because my Internet went out.
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But the college game breakers at you on Thursday night we got a nice little Maxim preview for you.
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So we're gonna be breaking down the Mac conference.
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My name's Eurex, Aziz.
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Usual.
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The show is brought to you by the breakdown sports dot com.
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What's up, Stephen? Not much.
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I love them action, but I also love the news this week.
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Yeah, we got a lot.
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This episode might run a little bit longer, but stick with us through it because it's definitely worth it.
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So let's get into.
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Our recruits were about to break the top 50 next episode, but we got 55 to 50 with one little extra.
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I had it in for you because you'll need that bonus.
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So let's get started.
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All right, so we're starting off this week with number 55.
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Dwan O'odham.
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He's a point guard committed to Xavier.
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He is.
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He's a 6 £180 point guard, and the way he's built, he looks like he could be playing football riel quick, just like how Think his body is, and he's really good getting downhill towards the rim.
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He doesn't and because he's just been athletic enough to get to the rim when everyone's in high school, he doesn't have a smooth looking jumper, and it's not.
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It is definitely not fluid at all, so it's not consistent.
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So I don't see him as a floor space or for his Xavier, but just like the athletic, like get to the rim and play defense type guy this year.
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Yeah, I like what Adam can bring in the assist category.
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He's definitely going to be their creative guy If Kai Tandy goes down, Um, Odoms gonna be seeing more than half of the game, if not more so.
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I like where you situated there.
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He's the top freshmen they're bringing in, and they need a point guard soon.
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So I think I like this move here.
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Yeah, next up, we got a six foot nine inch power forward center combo and PJ whole who's committed to Clemson.
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This is not like your freak athlete who you would expect to be seeing in like the A C C as a top almost top 50 big man, but he has pretty good posed.
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Moving is not.
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He's not in above the rim guy.
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He's below the room guy his He's a good like point forward, like he can pass out of light from the block and he's just gonna be a He's gonna be a solid contributor, But you're not gonna get those like highlight plays from him, do you? With P J Hole, he might just get pushed down that depth charges because they have so many upperclassmen.
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Returning is my only concern with them.
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He's probably longer and see closer to 10 to 15 minutes per game.
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But I have I like a scoring ability a lot better than ah Odoms.
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And he's a basically because you place four compared the point guards that he's got a little bit more height.
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But he's the tallest guy they have listed on the roster, so it wouldn't surprise me.
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Maybe towards the end of the season.
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Once he gets more matured that he get more minutes.
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But in the EEC.
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See, that could be a pretty tough test for him.
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Yeah, and next up we have, uh, Marge on.
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Ah, yeah.
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Ah, He is a 66 small forward it has them listed here is just going pro.
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But I don't know if he's eligible for the draft this year, and I didn't see him commit to the G League.
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So he might be going overseas.
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He is.
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I know he is a lot more of an athlete.
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Then P. J. Hall.
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Ah, he can guard anywhere from like the two through the four.
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And he's another guy like Odom, whose more known right now is the slasher than a shooter.
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But he is a much better looking jumper to develop.
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Then what I've seen from modem coming into this year, you without him really declaring on a college.
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That's really what stopped me for getting into a lot of Duchamp, uh, previewed Bell to take your word on it for him.
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Just because I worry about my college guys, don't worry about the guys that aren't coming here that play for us.
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Yeah, and next up we got J.
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T.
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Thor, 60 with nine inch power forward committed.
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Auburn is ah, he's not.
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He has room to develop physically, but is a really good finisher and passer in space, and he can stretch a shot out to the three point line.
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I wouldn't trust him very much as like a off the dribble three point shooter, maybe more of a catch and shoot guy and a good finisher in space.
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But he needs toe build up the body a little bit more to finish in traffic.
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Yeah, it's wild that Duke has five more freshmen ahead of him in this ranking list, so he's definitely the guy I was going to get slept on the most.
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But, um, I'm just afraid for him trying to get on the court this season.
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That's my biggest thing with him because they got Jaylin Johnson, Mark Williams and Baker feel are Bracker Field that are all the same size, if not toiling him.
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So I just think it's a hard time for him to get there.
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So I doubt we see many minutes, if any at all from Coleman this year, which is a shame.
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He goes anywhere else.
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He could be starting.
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Yeah, yeah, that was my fault.
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I skipped a guy.
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I skipped Coleman so ID like Coleman as and off the bench guy.
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But a guy who's gonna need a couple of years to develop when Duke shot those guys in front of them.
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Um, maybe if he stays a do for two years will be It will be able to improve his jumper to get more minutes on the Florida improve his draft stock.
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But the guy I did just talked about was G teeth or he's the dinner one who's committed to Auburn.
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I like, Yeah, I like him a lot.
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Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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He's gonna be He's gonna be good, Especially if he stays for more than a year.
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Justo, get some extra weight on him.
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Because if he gets up from the one nineties listed at now, does it stay like to 15 or to 20? But he'll be a really force would like the ball handling He already has developed.
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Yeah, with Thor.
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He's an instance. Starter.
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Um, almost Auburn team.
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Hamish Sharif Cooper is going to like the two freshman running the show for Pearl down there.
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So definitely gonna That could potentially limit them.
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Or we've seen these freshmen just come in and make instant impacts.
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So Thor is a guy that's gonna get you probably 12 and 80 game, which isn't too much to complain from from a freshman.
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If he grows into that body a little bit more will be even more of a beast down in the SEC.
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But they got some big guys there so Thor could get bullied on the inside is my only concern for him, and I was not paying attention to us.
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Fine off the promo tweet to get all of the viewers and yep, and last out.
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We got somebody who's gonna be who's gonna make a real immediate impact.
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We got Andre Jackson, who's a six foot six small forward committed to UConn, and he can.
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He's one of the most athletic guys I've watched of, like their highlights, definitely in this class.
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But over the past few years, he's up there.
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Probably top 5 10 most athletic guys that I've watched and just He has such a long wingspan, but he has like great footwear, too, so he can guard anybody from the one through the four.
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And when he's on offense, you can play any like you can play a shooting guard.
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He can play small forward.
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If they want to go small and just get a lot of shooting, they can play him a power forward to he doesn't have a great, like, consistent three point shot yet, but he has a fluid jumper, which Dan Hurley is gonna be able to get to be a good three point shot and if he can? If he's a guy you have to worry about consistently on the three point line and he can drive past you, he's gonna finish over.
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I mean, pretty much anybody he wants, cause he's not athletic.
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So first, it's the number 44th ranked overall.
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UConn Stephen forgot to mention that from another media outlet that posted it, so I'll give him the time at the end of the show for him to react to that, cause I know he's chomping at the bit with Jackson.
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You think he's going to get more than 15 minutes a game next year? Yeah, he's an immediate starter there.
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They needed a small forward.
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They don't really have one book nights, a guard.
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Gaffney's the guard our day. Cole's a guard.
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Cook's gonna put a power forward.
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Polly's gonna play power forward.
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Whaley's gonna play power forward.
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And then you got Carlton and Sanogo playing center, so there isn't much in front of image.
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Small forward and he's gonna have the same, if not more, of an impact of a book night have last year, and he was arguably their best player by the end of season.
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I I see where you go in there.
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I mean, first game, I I'd be a little bit shocked that he started the 1st 1 right off the bat.
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I definitely think he is separate.
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Tend more towards the end of the year.
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But I I'm not the Yukon expert, but I think they could go at the three guards, two big men and kind of go away with the small for it to start to season.
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Yeah, but he's already.
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He's already a very good defender who could become an elite defender.
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And that's what Hurley wants to see.
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So he doesn't need to carry as much of the scoring load when cold can put up probably 20 a game.
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Look, Night is gonna get you 15 and then you can get it.
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Download toe Carlton or Whaley off the pick and roll.
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Yes, sir.
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So, um, let's get us started in the news and you want to hit us up with some Kendal Brown news that just came out this past week.
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That's a really good signing for Baylor.
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Out of all the five stars I had heard of in the class of 2021 would like Holmgren and coming gay, even though he reclassified.
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And like Apollo, Bond Shero and like Patrick Baldwin Jr.
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Just all those guys I heard more about then Kendall Ground.
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But I know he's got the talent to be one of the best guys in college, but he's gonna be, 01 And done.
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What? You don't really see it Baylor too often, which is a little surprising.
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Yeah, that was their third highest your crew ever.
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I'm pretty sure that they got so that's huge for them.
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Um, spending all that time of number one last year obviously paid off for them.
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So hyped to see what he can do down in Baylor because his athleticism just makes me feel like he's a great fit for that system.
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Yeah, he definitely is.
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Next, we got ah, some transfer news are this is him just leaving college.
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People go in the play and get paid more in Euro and Serbia, so that's Petru said from Gonzaga, who will be leaving them Teoh.
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He saw his plans for the N B A.
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So I think he's just doing this during the cove.
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It, uh, season just so that he I don't know why he's doing it.
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I didn't get three too much into If I see that he's leaving.
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He averaged 17.
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5 points for them and eight boards last season, so definitely going to take a hit a little bit.
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But, um, I feel a lot of people move Gonzaga riel far down their preseason rankings, and I think that might be a little bit over reaction.
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He's definitely solid, but I don't think, um, this program is going to crumble, especially out in their conference.
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Yeah, yeah, I mean, I don't like Gonzaga at all, So any time I see news, that hurts them for the season.
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I like to see it, but I mean, that's like the same thing you said is like obviously he was really good and had really good production, but like who was saying that was their star player at all last year, like would be saying that was gonna be like their true star player this year would like the freshman they have coming in.
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So it's like, Yeah, it hurts, obviously, because you always your heat.
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Yeah, he losing anybody.
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But you especially hate losing really talented guys with size.
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So I mean, it's he's gonna make them younger upfront.
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It's gonna make him a little bit more experience coming into the year and with how hard they made their nonconference schedule.
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You could see him take a couple more lumps early in the year this year, then they would have had they had their fold seem.
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But I think those will be fine.
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Obviously, yeah, I mean, I think they like a lot of places.
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Have them outside of the top 10.
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I still think just because of what fuse down there, you got to keep him in the top 10 and they get Drew Timmy, who showed pretty good signs last year.
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So he's not at the Petraeus of level yet, but Petrie said average five a year in his freshman and then went to 17 a sop****re.
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So I don't think Timmy tastes as bigger the jump.
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But they got enough bodies there and they also have Omar Bal Owe who's the freshman coming in.
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So I just think they have too many guys there.
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So it shouldn't be.
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Is bigas of a hit, as some people are saying, Yeah, next is just gonna be a quick one.
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Livers is returning from the draft that go to mission again for his senior year.
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Um, basically, they're key guy last year there, Captain, as well, So it's ah, great that he's coming back.
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John Howard may have had a little bit to say in it, but I think it's more of where his draft stock was compared to where he was hoping when he went ghost get scouted.
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Essentially, Yeah.
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I mean, this is finally some good news with a player actually being able to come to Michigan.
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There's offseason, they I mean, they obviously had bad news losing Isaiah Todd to the D League, and then they have more bad news when they lost some The Purdue TransAmerican? Yeah, that Purdue English.
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Yeah.
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All right.
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Yeah, but that Purdue transferred.
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Like when? When they found out he couldn't enroll in school way.
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Those are all big blows to them.
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So at least getting one of their guys back is finally some good news.
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Yes, sir.
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Then we got the news that Maine is drop the whole episode about it a month ago, so I'll let you hit this one off.
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Mikey.
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Yeah, So Mikey Williams, whose only about to be a sop****re in high school has already dropped his final stop his final 10 schools.
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But he's thinking about committing to, and that list includes I'm going to go through a big name schools, first time schools.
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We try to talk about last month and the bottom for her the 2nd 5 But he has Arizona State, Memphis, USC, San Diego State, Kansas.
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Then he has Tessie State, Hampton, Texas, Southern Alabama State and North Carolina Central as his final 10 schools.
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So he's got five of the HBC use that we talked about, which is where I think he has the best chance of going.
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I think it's between like those five and Memphis, because his his high school S****i Dro and is a U team are both sponsored by Adidas, which has me thinking he's going to design a shoe deal with Adidas when he's able to, and Adidas is the sponsoring company for Arizona State in Kansas.
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So I think that's one of the reasons why they're on the list.
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And then USC and San Diego State are two of the school's closest to where he lives in California.
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So he wants to give those homes people some hope.
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Which is why I think it's in between Memphis and Penny Hardaway and then one of those five HBCU schools, because I like he was the one who got it started.
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I think he after, um um, occur maker decided to go toe any HBCU.
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I think that just makes it that much more likely that Mike he's gonna follow when he's able to.
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I'm going with the shoe deal connection, and I think he ends up with Kansas and Arizona State.
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So we're very split on that.
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My hope he goes to HBCU, but I guess you'd be going toe Alabama State because none of those other schools maybe Tennessee State, But none of them really jump that much out to me.
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So that's where I think he ends up as a sun devil.
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If I really had to make a guess, yeah, I mean, he pretty much already knows he's going number one, so why not go to the place where you can party the most go to Arizona State.
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Yep, that's that's my thinking as well.
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A status off with next commit.
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The next commit is our Cario Morris.
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He's a five star in the class of 2022.
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As of right now, he's committed to Memphis, which would be another huge get for Penny to go along with.
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Who was the guy they they just signed a five star for either this year or right? Yes.
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No, they did sign that five star for this year.
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Um, why am I blanking on his name to ah, they sign, I'll get back you on that one.
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But I know any is just continuing to stack.
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Only be signed. Moved to see.
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Say number 10 recruit in the 2020 class.
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So just having guys like him and Morris and that guy from last year, he played, like, two games.
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Then he got God **** it.
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I am so bad with names today.
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Ah, well, he was another big man, but he was another five star.
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So penny in two years has signed are two or three years assigned like 35 stars, a bunch of high four stars.
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He's bringing Memphis back to where they should have been when they had Coach Cal and, like Derrick Rose in them.
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So I mean, this is another big get, and I want to see Memphis playing in, like, a power five conference soon just for that competition.
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Yeah, it's gonna take a lot for them to move into a power five there.
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Definitely one of the schools as the biggest ability to with how well, they're good at football and basketball.
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So it wouldn't shock me.
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But I don't think we see that move for a few more years because ah, American will probably get a nice TV contract because of what? Penny still in there? Yeah.
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Yeah, probably everybody had paid.
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So you're hot topic of the week, which you want to jump in as this Ge Li team.
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So kick it off.
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Yeah.
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Ever since Jonathan Ah, Cabinda's said he was going to the D League that filled out what looks like the most dangerous starting five any college could come up with, All right.
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Even like some n b A teams would love to have.
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If there was an n b.
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A team that had all five of these guys right now and just let him develop.
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They would.
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They would absolutely love it.
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They would give up whatever they had to give up for these guys, but just running and starting.
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Five of Ah Tayshaun Knicks.
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Ah, Jalen Greene, Jonathan Come Inga, Isaiah Todd and Ky Soto Chi.
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So does the lowest rated recruit from this year on the D League team, and he's 63rd.
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The other four guys were all five star guys, and they all fit perfectly together.
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You got a point guard in next, a shooting guard in green, a small forward income Inga Power forward and Todd and then a true center in Sodo.
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So I think if you match these guys up against any team in college basketball right now, these guys would I'd say they all win by at least like, 10.
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So I got three squads out there that I think it contained this team, even if you're just going so five E five is a filthy starting lineup and tiu your point.
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Any college ones, any of these guys some of them were previously committed when they decommitted.
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It was huge hits for them, but I think West Virginia could handle this squad just because of the way they play defense.
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And these guys are gonna want nothing to handle with it.
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You ve a just because of the defense as well.
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And then two other schools that I would throw in there are Baylor and Michigan State.
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I think those squads could handle them.
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But the rest of, um, I do agree that I think would be a pretty **** close game, you know, you're mute it.
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You know, these guys, they're just like they're so athletic all the way around the court, right? They could all played.
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They could all play multiple positions on defense outside the Toto.
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They can all shoot.
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They can all live above the rand.
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Like I feel like they can just do it all I I like West Virginia to do that because that's they get the teams to play out the way they want to.
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So that's why I think the view it definitely take these guys down.
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So give me the plus 10.
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Fall day.
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All right, So to get into our ranking.
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So our for our conference preview.
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We got the Mac. We got some Mac. Oops.
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Coming at you.
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Um, we got 12 squats, so this one might take a little bit to get through, but we'll get through it.
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Um, just Ah, Before we get into it, we're gonna give you our rankings.
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Then I'm going give you alot how the conference did last year.
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And then we'll break down each squad by squad, and then we'll recap our ranking.
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So make sure you mark these down.
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We've done three of them so far.
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We were gonna go three for three on the winners, even though we each picked a different ones. That helps us.
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Um, so my bottom spot in the 12 5 I'm going go to Central Michigan.
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11.
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Kent State 10 and I. You nine.
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West West, Miss Western Michigan eight.
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Toledo seven.
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Ball State six. Akron.
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I'm now their biggest fan.
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Five. Ohio, four.
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Eastern Michigan, three.
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Miami, Ohio to Buffalo and number one of her goat bowling green.
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Okay.
00:23:15
All right, That's not bad.
00:23:16
That were pretty similar at the bottom.
00:23:17
We do have a good amount of differences at the top, but I at number 12 I also got central Michigan number 11.
00:23:26
Northern Illinois number 10 can stay.
00:23:29
Number nine Western Michigan number eight ball.
00:23:33
State number seven.
00:23:34
Akron number six.
00:23:36
Toledo Number five Buffalo number four.
00:23:39
Eastern Michigan.
00:23:40
Number three. Bowling Green.
00:23:42
Number two, Ohio and number one Miami, Ohio Who? Nice.
00:23:48
Nice. So we got some.
00:23:49
I think Ohio, not Miami, Ohio, was our biggest discrepancy up top.
00:23:54
So since this, this conference still has the multiple divisions in it, that's how we'll break it down.
00:24:02
But just cereal quick from last season, it was the 12th strongest overall conference by Kenpom, so pretty decent for the Mac trying to get up there to become much more respected in basketball.
00:24:14
Um, the first round conference tourney's kicked off, but I got halted after that, so we got to see none of the top squads participate in it.
00:24:22
Um, this was a tighter conference where there's only nine blowout games out of their 108.
00:24:27
So it's definitely closer.
00:24:29
And Akron was cooking hasn't been a squad that made the tourney and a little bit so would have been nice to see what Akron and Laurean Christian Jackson could do.
00:24:38
Ah, he won player of the year.
00:24:40
So, um, both of us didn't have Akron retaining on it, so it's a shame to see a team like them who had such a good year last year.
00:24:50
That was a threat on both sides of the bowl.
00:24:52
Not to get their shot in March and upset a guy.
00:24:55
Because we love to see our upsets there.
00:25:00
Yep.
00:25:01
Eso what side you want to start with? First, you want to start with the east or the West, we'll start with the East.
00:25:07
I feel like that's the easiest way to get it going.
00:25:10
All right.
00:25:12
First up in the east, we got, um we got my, uh We'll start with Miami, Ohio.
00:25:18
Um, just the way I pick to do it with Miami Ohio.
00:25:23
Uh, they stroke.
00:25:25
They won 13 and 19 5 and 13 and conference.
00:25:28
So not the conference season.
00:25:29
You would want to see out of them.
00:25:31
Their biggest issue was ah, they struggle against the top teams, but they get upset Buffalo in the first round of the tourney.
00:25:38
So that's something that they could hang their head on where they had a good season last year.
00:25:43
Just for being able to upset one of the topper squads in there would cmu their issues coming.
00:25:51
They went one in 10 against Quad one and quad twos, so they just couldn't really pull off anything big Jack Cohen says.
00:25:58
Yet he's their coaches yet to have a winning season and has three seasons there.
00:26:01
So maybe this will be the year since we are both higher on them.
00:26:05
Stephen has them the win, the conference.
00:26:07
So I would be a huge jump in the coach's fourth year and they just really took care of the ball.
00:26:12
And no one stood out on their team last year.
00:26:14
But they are losing their top guy in minutes and Nike Sibanda.
00:26:18
So that's where I could see them struggling a little bit because it did rely on the three heavily.
00:26:25
Yeah, losing Sibanda hurts, But I think them Bowman read 30 years because it only has, um listed as playing three years even though he was a senior.
00:26:37
So I think he might be coming back.
00:26:40
If he's back, that's good for them, cause then they're bringing back there next, bringing back there next.
00:26:49
I mean, well, they're bringing back everybody else.
00:26:50
If Bowman have in the back that nobody there is nobody else outside Sibanda who leaves as it is something I like where you got a good mix of young guys.
00:27:00
You got a good mix of seniors.
00:27:01
There's some guys with some height in Delonte Brown, Elijah McNamara.
00:27:07
And then you got some guards who can pass a ball in Mukai Larry and Data Grant.
00:27:15
I think Grants probably gonna be their top scorer this year.
00:27:18
It will probably be Grant and Brown doing most of the scoring.
00:27:22
But, I mean, they run out a lot of guys a game and, like, they're all just I don't know, I'm high on teams.
00:27:33
You return a lot and then have a good mix of size and scoring, which I think this team is gonna have next year.
00:27:41
Yeah, The biggest thing that holds me back with this Miami Ohio squad is, um just who are they really gonna rely on the most next year? It's probably gonna be Lari.
00:27:53
So that's there.
00:27:54
If they want to have a really good season next year, I think Millis yoke it.
00:27:59
It's the guy to look out for him.
00:28:01
He's one of their seniors coming back.
00:28:03
Most of them are juniors on the squad, But if, ah, if it can hold down there he's six foot four.
00:28:09
So if he can start getting you some more points because I like the white Grants Conseco ors.
00:28:14
I like the way Coleman lands can score.
00:28:16
So if long as Yokich can step it up, that's where I think this team could really contend for the title.
00:28:23
If he doesn't, um, you're looking Delonte Brown or McNamara to do it, and I think you get you could just gives you a difference ability there.
00:28:33
Yeah, he definitely does.
00:28:35
Um, I mean, there's just like like one of these teams who has a lot of guys who had decent production, and then they all come back.
00:28:45
I think that's what makes for a dangerous team in this type of league, because you have a different guy who can go off every night like teams can't really game plan against one guy.
00:28:55
Because if you shut him down, they have another guy you can step up.
00:29:00
Yep, so little split on them.
00:29:02
But that's what you come here for.
00:29:03
Next we got Ohio.
00:29:05
So Ohio went 17 and 15 last years in eight and 10 in the conference.
00:29:10
It's just Jeff Bull second season.
00:29:12
So this team basically just didn't do anything special.
00:29:16
They're extremely average on offense and defense.
00:29:19
So ah, like that's where they were, just the middle of the pack.
00:29:23
They ranked around 1 50 to 200 everything.
00:29:26
So just a team that maybe they're growing first year under the coach.
00:29:30
So they do lose Jordan artist, which is a big loss for them because he was their biggest ah, three point shooter and attempted the shots, so they relied a little bit of heavily on it, not too strong as some other teams in this conference live or die by the three.
00:29:45
So it's really who's going to step up the replaces three point production and they got three due to, I think and do it.
00:29:52
I'll let you give me your thoughts on the Bobcats.
00:29:56
Yeah, this is another team I'm high on because you're in the second year with still kind of a new coach, and your two best players last year were both off ours.
00:30:08
Jason Preston and Ben Vander plus both averaged over 15 points and six rebounds a game, and even pressing was 17 point 6.
00:30:19
5 rebounds, 7.
00:30:20
5 assists, as was all for He's coming back.
00:30:23
Those guys are gonna be a really dangerous pick and roll combo.
00:30:26
Um, I mean, since they lose Sylvester Vonda, who is one of their couples, one of their two seniors who graduated, and then they lose Nate Springs, who transferred.
00:30:41
That's gonna leave him a little bit thinner upfront than I really like to see.
00:30:46
But you have Nolan Foster who got some minutes as a freshman coming back.
00:30:50
He's six. Time to go.
00:30:52
A friendly Vander Plaats 268 and then London.
00:30:56
MK Day was 8.
00:30:59
3 rebounding game guy as a freshman, and he'll be in the backcourt with pressed in, Um, Ben Roderick, another freshman last year, is 65 He'll probably be a small forward.
00:31:11
So you just got I mean, maybe there's a chance this team still a year away, cause none of that starting five that I mentioned are gonna be seniors.
00:31:20
This year is gonna be a lot of sop****res and juniors, so I mean, I think there's gonna be if they went if they had 17 wins last year bringing back the production of bringing back, I think they could be close to a 21 team this coming year, but I think the I not this year.
00:31:39
But next year is gonna be the year.
00:31:40
Where there gonna be that team to be in the Mac? Yeah, if you guys didn't get to check out Jason Preston.
00:31:49
He was definitely one of the top guards in the conference to watch.
00:31:53
Dropped 16 points per game, and the dude was just one of the most efficient shooters in the league.
00:31:58
Shot 40% from three and shot 54% from two.
00:32:03
So the guy was just doing it all wild.
00:32:05
Dropping dimes, UM, average 7.
00:32:08
4 assists last season, so the ball's in his hands for majority of the game.
00:32:12
That's where I think, just with his ability there with Vander Plaats and MCD A with them.
00:32:19
I like where this teams had it.
00:32:21
Definitely a top five squad and the Mac.
00:32:24
I just think it's a little bit stronger and there's a few better players out there than Preston, but he's definitely could take home.
00:32:30
He's gonna be competing for, Ah, Christian Jackson for the top guard in the league, and I think that's a very some healthy competition there.
00:32:38
Uh, just just the way you can get 78 assists while 16 points.
00:32:42
Some definitely think you could get the 20 one's easy.
00:32:45
Just eight and 10 in the conference is you got to see them get over that hump because you can't be losing to your conference foes.
00:32:51
If you want to get 20 dopes, Yeah, after them will go to Kent State.
00:33:00
So, um, Ken stay is the team in the conference That's that's returning the least amount of minutes.
00:33:06
So gonna be rough for Coach Rob Center, orthe to go for his third straight 21 season and for in his last five.
00:33:14
So let's see what they got there because this team blocked shots last season.
00:33:18
There were the six Beth at it, and they killed at the two point field goals.
00:33:22
But they're losing to their biggest contributors, and Simmons and Williams are both guards, so that so the block shots could be there.
00:33:29
The two point efficiencies may drop with your two top guys being there, but you got Danny Pippen there, so I don't think it would drop too hard.
00:33:37
But I don't like them to get their third straight 20 win season this year.
00:33:42
I see a little bit of regression in their in their sights.
00:33:46
Yeah, I definitely see a good amount of regression coming for them this year.
00:33:51
Like you can't lose.
00:33:53
Williams.
00:33:54
Simmons, Whittington Uh, Mitch Peterson.
00:33:59
You Well, you can't lose those five guys and expect to still be a 20 win team.
00:34:04
Like I know Danny Pittman's gonna be really good for them.
00:34:07
It's like where they really finish is going to depend on a If Justin Hamilton's immediately eligible as a transfer because he'll help out, I'm pretty sure it said he was a big man, So he'll how about upfront with it been.
00:34:22
But I mean, I who is there other guard gonna be like, You got Anthony robberies coming back And then where Michael Noodge, he's ah, used to transfer last year from Portland State.
00:34:34
He had to sit out last year, so he's gonna be coming in this year solid wing guard that can get you over 12 points per game.
00:34:42
So that's why I still have some faith cause he's gonna be a senior with Pippen.
00:34:47
So those two can kind of hold down the fort.
00:34:49
I think it's just who's gonna be stepping up next for them, and they need someone to take a larger step in the offense other than those two.
00:34:56
So I really like new noodge coming from Portland State.
00:35:01
All right? Yeah, that that will definitely help.
00:35:03
But, I mean, I see them falling to where I have improbably seven.
00:35:10
I had them falling to Yeah, I haven't fallen to, like 10 So I e I'd be like, just under 500 this year because looking at that conference, if you're like there's a reason that there's never that terrible, terrible team So I think even if they're just like the routine and 17 or something like that, they're gonna be at the bottom.
00:35:30
Yeah, Akron was that terrible team are that great team that speed up on the other ones? It's just I'm just not convinced in James Stewart, And yet who, if he's able to step up a small fort, that would be huge for them, but they don't have that second guard.
00:35:46
Like you said, New GHA is my best one there, and then I think Santiago is one of the next better ones there.
00:35:53
So there's some real good guard play.
00:35:56
If new good.
00:35:57
Can't get it all from the bat.
00:35:58
This team could be down at the bottom and fighting with CMU for the bottom team.
00:36:03
In my opinion, Yeah.
00:36:07
Next, we're gonna go up the buffalo.
00:36:10
So with Buffalo, uh, everyone thought last season that they could have a big slip off losing NATO's but White sell.
00:36:17
Their new coach kept the ship afloat and huge for them.
00:36:21
They lost the biggest thing that was there.
00:36:23
They went 2012 and 11 and seven and Conference so still again.
00:36:27
20 wins this huge, great momentum for the program.
00:36:30
But they lost to Miami, Ohio, in the first round of the conference tourney, which was kind of under expected because they're about 6 to 7 point favorites.
00:36:39
Their butts, the conference tourney, anything can happen.
00:36:42
And if you wanted to watch a fast tempo team, Buffalo is your squad to do it.
00:36:47
Their top 10 in the country and what really helped him hit the boards but usually think with the fast tempo team and one that can hit the ports they would get to the foul line, but their foul, their free throw rate, was more closer to the bottom squads in the country, so that was a little strange to see.
00:37:03
But the one thing that held this team back and a big reason why they went 11 and seven and conferences it could not hit the three will.
00:37:12
Yeah, for a team that doesn't that isn't really as big upfront as they are.
00:37:19
You would expect them to be a much better three point shooting team than they were.
00:37:23
And I mean, they lose a couple of seniors like Davante Jordan losing him as a guard's gonna huge.
00:37:29
Yeah, losing Antawn Johnson, another senior guard who averaged 11 points for him.
00:37:35
That's gonna hurt by I mean, J.
00:37:38
Von Greaves is gonna be really good for them.
00:37:40
Uh, Jonathan Williams is gonna be you only have something listed.
00:37:45
Isn't 65 forward, but he still put up 11.
00:37:47
5 5 boards, which is good.
00:37:50
I think it's gonna rely on how well Josh Ambala can ah, hold down the inside again.
00:37:58
Some of the other big men in this conference because he was pretty much a double double guy last year with like about 11 points and 10 boards a game, so but just be in 67 in a conference where you got a lot of like 696 10 guys like I got us.
00:38:13
Make sure that he can handle him on defense if they're still going to stay in the top three or four.
00:38:20
Yeah, Ajavon Grease.
00:38:22
He's gonna get buckets.
00:38:23
There's no questions there.
00:38:25
They have a lot of big men and the depths, though.
00:38:27
So if, um if ah, Ambala does struggle or if they want to move them to power forward, they have David's.
00:38:36
Komen.
00:38:37
Who's the freshman coming in? He's six foot 10.
00:38:39
You have hard net at six foot eight.
00:38:41
You got Birdman at 6 11 Who? I only expect much time from him.
00:38:45
But you got three guys right there than you got to others on the roster, that air crying it down.
00:38:50
Who? I don't think we'll see minutes.
00:38:52
So they got a lot of high in this roster.
00:38:54
It's just, uh, same question.
00:38:57
Is the last team who's their second guard? Because is it going to see you? Um, he's definitely a decent point, doesn't get as much assists as I would like to see, but I think Grease will be doing a lot of the ball handling and we'll have a lot of the usage just running a 12 game with him, Ambala.
00:39:14
And then having Williams sit out on the corner a little bit more and slashing from that area.
00:39:19
Yeah, yeah, definitely.
00:39:20
It's gonna be a lot of those three guys for Buffalo this year.
00:39:25
Yes, that's where if see, you can step up and he's gonna be a junior, so that could be a huge help for them.
00:39:32
But let's see what he's got in on because I'm not solely convinced on him yet.
00:39:39
So we'll hit.
00:39:40
Ah, Bowling Green next.
00:39:41
So we're not going in any specific order other than staying in the East right now.
00:39:46
So with Bowling Green, the squad that I think can ah, take it home when the conference next year it's returning 60% of the roster, so it's pretty good.
00:39:56
Um, they do lose some guys who Dylan Fry, but they basically returned everyone else.
00:40:02
Dylan Fried just got a lot of minutes for them.
00:40:05
They went 21 in 10 12 and six and conference, which gives me a lot of hope for them because you get a few schools at 1 20 wins and Bowling Green, I think.
00:40:14
Was it contender to potentially knockoff Akron if they met in the championship? Ah, what they did is they really took care of the ball.
00:40:23
So a lot of these teams in the conference coming up, we're bigot forcing turnover.
00:40:27
So they were top 15 in the nation at not turning over the ball.
00:40:31
And they shot extremely poor from two.
00:40:33
So there they were, huge relying on the three.
00:40:36
Um, since they're not really losing Fry, who was a decent three point shooter, but not one that they relied on, they're turning a bunch of guys.
00:40:44
So I think in nail, the three and one of their convincing moments was knocking off Cincy in overtime.
00:40:49
So they were one.
00:40:50
They were really the one school that had a big name one because the rest of them kind of got beat up when they went to the top schools out of conference.
00:40:59
Yeah, I am.
00:41:01
The biggest thing I'm scared of right now is even though they lose Fry, who was really their point guard last year, they haven't lost him yet, But Justin Turner, who was there leading score last year, is in the transfer portal right now.
00:41:17
He hasn't committed, so he isn't definitely gone yet.
00:41:20
But if, like, if he commits to go somewhere else, then that leaves him without, like, a true shooting guard.
00:41:27
You're looking at late I davon plowed in our trade eggs who are both 66 guys who I thought would be more of ah, totally small forward.
00:41:37
So I guess should be looking at like Caleb Fields as a point guard, even though he only averaged about one assists last year.
00:41:47
So I mean, I like this team.
00:41:49
I like their mixer size and, uh, guards.
00:41:53
But Taylor Mattos, at 6 11 is going to need the step up his scoring production a little bit.
00:42:01
Uh, and then I'm just going to call him a T's because I don't even want to attempt that last name.
00:42:06
Yeah, he's probably going to need to make a step as like a power forward unless they want to put plowed in and digs is like a small forward power forward combo with fields.
00:42:18
So I like him.
00:42:20
I don't know if I like him all the way at the top.
00:42:22
If Turner is gone, I think these guys are gonna be good again next year.
00:42:27
Yet the soul pick of putting the number one is Turner staying? So I guess I should have prefaced that better because he could, uh, take that top spot from Christian Jackson as the player that year because she has 20 points per game potential in him.
00:42:43
So that's where if Turner leaves, that's a huge drop.
00:42:46
I would probably drop them at least two spots, if not more.
00:42:50
But as of right now, I'm thinking Turner's coming back just because this would be pretty late for him to transfer cause he probably wouldn't become immediately eligible, and then he could still grad transfer after this year.
00:43:01
Well, I mean, they're ready.
00:43:03
The NC double I already gave him.
00:43:05
I think they already gave him a waiver because it has him as immediately eligible for wherever he goes.
00:43:11
So I think you just waiting for that rate schooled.
00:43:13
Either lose somebody, are still have a scholarship available, and once he gets that, I think he's probably gone.
00:43:20
But if he stays, I do like them. That is, either.
00:43:24
The top team are like the number two team, all right, so make sure you keep your eyes out for the tweets that come through if he does stay or if he ends up going.
00:43:36
So Akron, the squad that won 24 7 last year 14 and Foreign Conference great year for John Gru's.
00:43:44
They're just top notch on offense and defense.
00:43:47
They ranked in the top 100 of each, their own.
00:43:50
They're only Max school to do that.
00:43:52
They were three non con losses were, um, West Virginia, Louisville and Liberty.
00:43:59
So liveries kind of shaky, but having those other two is there, they dominated it.
00:44:04
But they didn't really play anyone else other than those three schools.
00:44:08
So they took care of who they who they had her they needed to.
00:44:12
Which is you like to see from Akron Squad.
00:44:15
But we've been are I've been hyping up Laurie and Christian Jackson.
00:44:19
Um, they're only returning 40% of their minutes, though, so he's gonna have to be an All Star next year.
00:44:26
Even better than he was if they want to have any shot at contending for the top because they lose Tyler cheese serious Williams and Channel banks, which is gonna be huge for them.
00:44:37
Uh, Christian Jackson could easily score more than 20 points.
00:44:40
Ah, more convinced in his abilities than Turner's.
00:44:43
But just with having not much else on the roster kind of scares me because I don't think Machines Daily is going to be that guy that can stick it up with him and then passed them.
00:44:55
It gets even more questionable.
00:44:59
Yeah, yeah, they're gonna fall a little bit.
00:45:03
Did you see if, ah, I think it was Dang react? Ah, it said he transferred.
00:45:11
So he did two years each girl and all.
00:45:12
I know he did two years of Akron codes.
00:45:14
Whenever he is done, he's another guy that's leaving.
00:45:17
Yacht exam could use the 6 10 guy.
00:45:20
Um, I mean, Brian Trembled Jr is coming in as a transfer from ST John's.
00:45:29
I think he could have an impact upfront with what they lost up there.
00:45:34
So it's definitely gonna be the warring Injections Jackson show.
00:45:38
And then I think daily he'll be all right in the front court.
00:45:45
I don't think he'll be anything great, but just him and Reese in the front court could be decent.
00:45:52
I don't think they're gonna be like, really, I don't think they're going to be towards the bottom, but I think they're gonna be towards the middle to be about average.
00:46:02
Yeah, this is ah, middle of the pack Team.
00:46:06
Trimble Jr would be a huge get for them if he can be instant impact.
00:46:12
I'm just a little bit worry of his shooting abilities and how he's gonna mess with Jackson because Jackson is going five foot eight.
00:46:18
But that ball is gonna be in his hands for three out of every four possessions with him creating.
00:46:24
So I think that stops Trembled, Jr.
00:46:26
It's going to be a Reese can really hold down the middle because this is a squad that's lacking death because other than reached daily, they have Ali Ali And other than that, they got no one above six foot seven on that roster.
00:46:40
So that's where teams they're gonna probably go and pound them on the inside and Akron.
00:46:46
I think they had a great defensive year last year.
00:46:49
I think that's falls back and I think teams were just gonna solely just do the focus point of Don't let Jackson beat us, just double team him at all points and prove that one of these other guys could do it.
00:47:02
So I see these guys coming in at around 500 next season.
00:47:07
Yeah, that sounds about right.
00:47:10
All right, so now we're going off to the West.
00:47:14
So got to start with who with both agree because you had Central Michigan last, right? Yeah.
00:47:21
Sorry.
00:47:22
It So start with who we have the least expectations for in CMU.
00:47:27
They went 14 in 18 out of a low overall than 7 11 And conference.
00:47:34
They played at a quick pace that they had two teams, so they were the 11th fastest.
00:47:38
Buffalo is at eight.
00:47:40
So Kino Davis definitely like to force the ball and transition.
00:47:44
And one reason they did that is because they forced turnovers a lot.
00:47:49
And the best way Teoh the counter act.
00:47:52
Do you guys being pretty bad at defending? The three is playing the faster game and hopefully just getting all up in, um, shots.
00:48:00
Opposing squad shot 40% from deep against them, which isn't great.
00:48:04
Uh, definitely puts you behind the eight ball pretty often.
00:48:07
And this team had a hot start.
00:48:09
They went six and two can ah, conference play.
00:48:13
So I kind of picked up where a little lackluster non Khan was.
00:48:18
But then they dropped nine straight after starting six and two, pointing on Moloch at six and 11.
00:48:23
So that's really rough.
00:48:24
And they're losing three pretty big guys, in my opinion.
00:48:27
And the Leo Mackay in Dallas.
00:48:29
Morgan? Yeah.
00:48:32
I mean, when you lose your top four scorers in your top three rebounders, guys, not is gonna be tough to recover from that, but like, it was those three guys you mentioned, and then Rob Montgomery is the other guy who I think is Leave it.
00:48:51
See? Yeah, he's gone.
00:48:52
Yeah, yeah.
00:48:53
So Montgomery is gone.
00:48:55
So that's all four years, guy too short over 10 points a game, which means, I mean, they do have, like, their next five guys.
00:49:04
They're all gonna be seniors this year, so they have the experience.
00:49:08
And even though they don't have anybody like really tall, they don't have anybody.
00:49:12
Over 67 I got real minutes last year.
00:49:16
There they have decent size across the starting line up with, like 6265646767 is not like they have anybody small, who is gonna be like a liability trying to rebound the ball.
00:49:29
But I mean, you don't You guys have five guys? Where? Juniors.
00:49:34
None of them really stepped up as, like, one of, like, the top players.
00:49:38
So, you know, five guys who I think are more role players trying to all these starters next year.
00:49:43
I just don't see it.
00:49:45
Yeah, I think the ball is gonna be in Beecher's hand for majority of the game and then actual at the Vonta Lane.
00:49:51
So what those to you got to easy temp 10 plus points per game.
00:49:57
Flyers there.
00:49:58
It's going to be if Winston of Broadway can be the solidified small fort that's gonna be a little bit on their size and then braiding Burke, Is he finally going to get some minutes and be able to show his seven foot abilities? Or are they going to give it to six foot 10 Caleb Hodgkinson? So that's where way too many question marks on this team for me to be confident.
00:50:23
Ah, that they're gonna, uh, contend and improve on that 14 and 18 season.
00:50:28
If anything, I think they potentially fall under 10 wins next year.
00:50:34
Yeah, Yeah, it's gonna be a long season.
00:50:37
I think they're going to stay at the bottom.
00:50:38
And if they stay at the bottom of the team with this many seniors, I think this could be the start of a pro long a few seasons with with Central Michigan hanging towards the bottom.
00:50:52
And yet, like we said, they're only returning 33% of their minutes, which is huge.
00:50:57
So definitely not a good sign for Kino.
00:51:00
Davis.
00:51:01
There next will hit up Northern Illinois.
00:51:04
So with Northern Illinois, they play at the 14th slowest tempo in the entire nation last year.
00:51:11
So we went from talking about to the quicker teams to now a team that played a snail space.
00:51:16
They went 18 and 13 11 and seven overall, so it seemed like there slower pace definitely helped, uh, help them, um, hang with more of the top guys in there because when you're playing at that slow of a pace, especially with the way Buffalo and ah, Akron kind of like the push the ball, it could definitely stop hurt them there.
00:51:36
And one thing they did play it too slow pace as teams only shot 30% from deep from them.
00:51:43
So that's top five, but they couldn't make any other two's or free throws.
00:51:47
So when you're playing the salty on the three and you're just shooting yourself in the foot by not making your easy buckets around the room where the free throws, that's where it's a little bit concerning.
00:51:57
But they really don't lose too much.
00:52:00
Eugene German is really the only one, but they basically return all other starters and rotation guys.
00:52:07
So you have a lot of guys coming back with experience.
00:52:10
And that's where I think could help this TV.
00:52:15
Yeah, I mean, it looks like Lacey James was there next highest four outside of her mon, and he was a 69 guys, so that was pretty much their center last year.
00:52:27
It looks like he trained, perform rider and then spent.
00:52:30
He played three years at Northern Illinois, so I think he's gone.
00:52:35
Teoh, he's calling s o.
00:52:38
You got Hankerson being Cochran as your backcourt.
00:52:44
None of those guys average more than 7.
00:52:45
5 points a game last year, and probably I need it.
00:52:50
Scott as the big man.
00:52:52
But he was You didn't get it condiment.
00:52:55
As last year play, you've got, like three points a game, 2.5 rebounds.
00:52:59
It's just not a lot of production coming back because they relied so heavily on Herman that I don't know where the actual production is gonna go.
00:53:10
Who's going to really step up? Especially when you got four guards are all 63 years more who are all Grammy, your top points for getters and Hankerson being Cochran and May teen.
00:53:20
So that's where I think this squad gets pounded on the inside.
00:53:25
Um, and they end up falling into a bottom 100 team.
00:53:29
And, I mean, maybe the team scoring approach will work with those four.
00:53:35
But you can call for those out on the court at the same time, which is gonna limit this team ceiling big time.
00:53:40
Yeah, all right.
00:53:44
After Northern Illinois's will jump to Eastern Michigan.
00:53:48
So a team that went 16 and 16 overall, but six and 12 in conference play.
00:53:53
So they did their work in the non condom got beat up big time in conference.
00:53:59
Um, what Rob Murphy squad was just horrible offensively.
00:54:04
The only way they started scoring points was getting to the free throw line.
00:54:08
Um, only four teams shot worse from them from deep because they average 26% shooting on threes last season.
00:54:15
And they were bottom.
00:54:17
There's only eight teams worse, that shot from the free fair line because they shot 62% from the line.
00:54:23
So not too great.
00:54:25
But their defense was taught notch and created so many turnovers.
00:54:29
And, um, that's where this squad really was able to beat the teams up in out of conference.
00:54:35
But once you figured out how to handle them in conference, that's where you saw them fall back off.
00:54:40
And I think they're losing a big hit this season.
00:54:44
And, uh, Boubacar tour A So he was seven foot.
00:54:48
But I like the guy that they have coming in next told.
00:54:50
And I think this defense keeps rolling even though they lose Tiwari in the middle.
00:54:56
Yeah, which are you talking about? That comes in, uh, for Tory.
00:55:00
You know I like for I like Benelli.
00:55:04
Okay. Yeah, I see.
00:55:05
I like James love.
00:55:06
He's a 6 10 guy, uh, coming in from Kansas State for Easter Michigan.
00:55:14
Either of those guys you don't think you can go to wrong with Yeah, and then just a team that has They still have a lot of size. Like Benelli.
00:55:23
6 10 Tiger Grosses, 68 Noah, Morgan and Montero are both 65 Buy and you Got This team will be led by 6 June are six seniors, and you got Chris Dreams as that sop****re coming in.
00:55:41
And then Shamar Dillard, also as a sop****re.
00:55:44
There's just, I think there's too much size.
00:55:51
The defense's get still gonna be really good to great.
00:55:55
And I mean that shooting can't really get any worse.
00:55:59
So if the shooting even gets just a little bit better, that is gonna be a pretty big jump up in the winds this year.
00:56:05
Yeah, I don't think we mentioned Tigris.
00:56:08
He's staying there, right? Or leaving.
00:56:10
Yeah, grosses there I I I really like the way he plays.
00:56:15
Knock, he's not.
00:56:16
Ah, he's gonna be there.
00:56:18
Dominant scorer Next year.
00:56:19
I went to Coleman dominant score in the college basketball ranks, but he's a stats t a stat sheet stuffer.
00:56:26
So that's where I think this team is going to run around Gross.
00:56:29
And then, if he starts to struggle than Noah Morgan or Benelli or Montero is gonna have to step up.
00:56:36
But when you got six seniors and Chris James as your next guy, I like Eastern Michigan's potential Next year.
00:56:44
I just I have them coming and forth.
00:56:46
I just, um, a little bit concerned.
00:56:49
Ah, with their offense so but the way they can lock down and play defense, that could become, ah, big threat in the Mac Conference tourney.
00:56:58
So it wouldn't shock me if they could take the next step and when it and get there in a very open conference.
00:57:06
But I just think they're going to struggle too much and not.
00:57:11
They'll figure out the conference play, but I think they'll struggle too much in the non con with this roster.
00:57:15
Teoh do big things, but they return the most amount of minutes other than Ohio, so that's huge for them.
00:57:24
Yeah, all right.
00:57:27
After Easter, Michigan will hit up Toledo.
00:57:31
So with this Toledo squad they went 17 and 15 8 and 10.
00:57:37
Um, and I don't have this hot this team to highly rated going into next season.
00:57:43
I have been finishing an eighth, which is closer to the bottom of the pack, and that's just because they're losing a few key guys and the way that just their season happened, where they went eight and two to start.
00:57:55
And then they fell off.
00:57:56
Where, when you're going into in the non con, you're hoping that you could break 500 conference play and they weren't able to do that.
00:58:04
They played Notre Dame real tough at the beginning of the seat to be gang of the season and a ended up losing an O. T.
00:58:12
And Todd called *****es their coach there.
00:58:14
And he's been there since 2001.
00:58:16
Haven't brought him to the promised land of getting to march.
00:58:19
So they got shooter.
00:58:21
So and when you got shooters, Aiken start to buy into this team.
00:58:26
But their defense is going to be questionable.
00:58:30
Yeah.
00:58:31
I mean, you lose your two best rebounders like Willie, losing Willie Jackson is gonna hurt Ah lot because when you got a guy averaging 12 and 12 in college like that's somebody where you could just put him out there and you know, you don't have to send five guys to the boards to rebound cause he's gonna get the boards, you can get out and run, so I think you're going to see a lot of marrying Jackson, my boy up and Keyshawn Saunders in the backcourt.
00:59:04
It's just who's gonna who's going to take that next step to be the forwards that Luke, uh, Luke Nap and really Jackson, where this year I'm thinking it will probably be like Luke Barranca and Gavin Blues.
00:59:23
Oh, because, I mean, they both have the size to play center.
00:59:29
Or you could throw in like America and Smith.
00:59:32
Herb is Owen Smith because, like you got three guys anywhere between 68 6 11 if all those like if all they do is rebound and get the ball to buy expensive a little sin Mary and Jackson Keyshawn Saunders to be the main scores, I think taken stay around five or six.
00:59:58
And the biggest part with Jackson, Little, Sen and Saunders is they can all hit the three.
01:00:03
So those teams going to rely on the three again for another season.
01:00:07
They struggled to defend it, so that's where they're going to need to step that up and the height is the same question for me.
01:00:14
Ah, who's going to really be there? And they got four freshmen on the roster, which is kind of their depth.
01:00:19
So if a consume Akron ouzo can do something the season that maybe they can take the next step and get out of the middle of the pack there.
01:00:29
But anger be room for Toledo to do well, But it's just I'm just concerned about their height because Asia CEO, uh, he's gonna have to take a huge step from this freshman and sop****re year.
01:00:40
And if he does that, they could get into the top five because this team can shoot.
01:00:45
Yeah, all right.
01:00:48
After Toledo, we got Western Michigan.
01:00:53
So with Western Michigan, we're going a little bit back towards the bottom.
01:00:58
There were 13 and 19 last year, six and 12 and Conference.
01:01:02
Ah, Steve Hawkins has been there for since 2000 and eight, and they made the 21.
01:01:07
So Western Michigan is really bought into them, but they just struggled because they were just way below average on offense and defense.
01:01:15
They couldn't do anything that great other than turn over the ball and get their shots blocked because they shot twos at 47%.
01:01:23
So ah, they're not helping themselves out there.
01:01:26
Definitely did more self pain than anything else.
01:01:29
So they're losing their top two guys transfers, which really makes me even lower in the squad and Flowers and Johnson both going to.
01:01:37
I think Flowers is going to South Alabama and Johnson's going to Minnesota, so that's pretty big.
01:01:44
So my biggest question is, who's going to score for these guys? Because I struggled a point out, UH, 10 point per game score consistently.
01:01:52
You got four guys who could who could be there, but no one who's going to run away with it.
01:01:57
So this offense is what's gonna very much hinder this team going into next season? Yeah, yeah.
01:02:06
I mean, you can't lose your like the two guys who basically would have been a really good pick and roll combo and flowers and Johnson.
01:02:17
So I mean, you're relying on Lee Titus, right? As a centre, Rafael Cruz and B artist White as like your top three guys coming back.
01:02:31
I mean, there's a lot of room for people to step up is the only other guy that's leaving is Jerry bring tea and the rest of the roster comes back.
01:02:41
But I don't I I can see them growing.
01:02:47
I can see a lot of these like these guys were gonna be sop****res and juniors this year, growing together and getting ready for not this coming season.
01:02:54
But the season after that I can see them being better.
01:02:57
But this year I don't think is the year for them.
01:03:01
Not be artist way is the guy who I think has the biggest ability to be the top guy, but I've.
01:03:09
But we've gone through most of these other squads and solely with Jackson Ah, Christian Jackson, Marien Jackson and, um, James Preston.
01:03:20
Ah, those are your top three guards.
01:03:22
Artist White.
01:03:24
He's probably at either ninth best in this conference, and I'm not convinced and Cruz either.
01:03:29
So I think this team gets even up alive on guards and can't score there.
01:03:34
If Titus right and chase bars can't hold down the paint.
01:03:39
This could be a long year for the Western Michigan, which I don't like to see, because I do really like Titus writes game.
01:03:47
But I just think this this is a perfect one year off team.
01:03:52
Yeah, but hey, at least they're not the worst team in interstate, so they can always hang your hat on that.
01:03:58
Very true.
01:03:59
Yeah, you can beat up on Central there for that one.
01:04:02
And then the last squad will get to is a ball state.
01:04:06
It's ah, coached by genes Whitford Uh, huge.
01:04:11
Ah, when I was saying it, maybe I forgot this woman, I said earlier, where ah, the one squad beat Cincy.
01:04:18
Fall State beat Georgia Tech by 18.
01:04:21
So maybe it's not as great.
01:04:22
Great is the win.
01:04:23
I'll know.
01:04:24
What do you think? Beating Cincy and overtime or beating Georgia Tech by eighteens? More impressive beating Cynthia over time is a lot more impressive than Jordan Attackers.
01:04:34
George Attack hasn't been good in a while.
01:04:37
Cincinnati is consistently a dangerous team pretty much every year.
01:04:43
All right, so that's where I was thinking the same way as well.
01:04:46
This team could play some defense last year, and I still think they could play defense their 33rd best overall in the nation of playing defense.
01:04:54
They held teams to the 25th best efficient field goal percentage, and they guarded to two in the three Justus 12 ranked in the top 50 in both of those categories.
01:05:04
So, um, they lose their top three guys, which could have these guys fall off a little bit, which is my concern with them.
01:05:13
That's why have them around seventh.
01:05:15
Just another team that's losing maybe a little too much antique El Amine and Mahler's Yeah, this is the well.
01:05:25
I mean, I don't mean hasn't committed anywhere yet.
01:05:30
Hem and Lukas Croft Herbal. It's supposed to be transferring.
01:05:33
They're both in the portal, but neither one has officially committed yet, and they do bring in jail.
01:05:39
And Wyndham, who's coming over from Creon? That could be a good addition for them.
01:05:45
I think you're on.
01:05:46
Colon is going to take that step will be the lead guard for them this year.
01:05:52
Um, and one freshman of the year last year, so definitely his time to step it up.
01:05:59
Yeah, I think it'll be him.
01:06:00
Um, Bumble Law will be the other guy, probably filling out the backcourt, and I mean, if they're gonna be good branching hazing has to have a really good senior year as their lead forward, because if he doesn't if he doesn't do anything, there's not a lot of production from anybody else who was who has the hate to be a consistent forward in this league.
01:06:28
Yeah, that's where I think this defense can keep him where it is.
01:06:33
It's just Coleman.
01:06:34
If he has a little bit of a sop****re slump, that's what's gonna hold back this team because their defense is going to be solid.
01:06:42
Um, umbrella is gonna have to.
01:06:45
Our Acree is gonna have to be there next scores, and I'm just not to convince on that.
01:06:51
So I think this team is very one dimensional.
01:06:55
I'm not sold on hazing either as their size and pass him especially Marine.
01:07:00
Thomas is the next guy with size.
01:07:02
So I think this is a team that is easily gameplay nable against.
01:07:07
And, um, I don't think they fall off too far, but think they probably stay right around that 18 and 13 16 and 14 record.
01:07:22
You're muted again.
01:07:25
Uh, if Blake Huggins there, Ben Hendrix makes late takes a random big jump for them, that'll add size that will make it a lot easier for hazing.
01:07:35
But you can't predict that from what they did is fresh? No.
01:07:39
So, I mean, I feel a lot safer saying somewhere between 16 17 18 wins this year for them.
01:07:47
All right.
01:07:48
So before we get into the, uh, into our recap, a rankings, the random trivia against even Ah, what's bowling greens? Mascot There some.
01:08:06
There's some kind of eagles.
01:08:08
Ah.
01:08:09
Uh oh, ****.
01:08:15
****.
01:08:16
Now, um, not eagles.
01:08:19
Whose I remember they have.
01:08:23
They have the same type of They have the same mascot as a team in my league in high school.
01:08:31
And the only eagles is like an hour away from me Is not in my league the only one that's like a bird like damage.
01:08:37
The falcons, you know, they're the Falcons.
01:08:41
And where is Bull State? All states in.
01:08:45
We don't need to know the town or trying to get the state.
01:08:48
Uh, give me the state.
01:08:50
At least all states in Indiana.
01:08:53
Yep.
01:08:54
I knew that one might be a little bit too easy for you.
01:08:57
Is it in the north or south of Indiana? Um, I feel like I feel like Notre Dame and Purdue are both a little bit more north or I want to save all states. Probably south.
01:09:13
That was a trick question.
01:09:14
There. Smack dab in the middle.
01:09:16
E.
01:09:17
I knew I could, uh, that was just a little me having fun right there.
01:09:22
So to recap the rankings of how we think it's gonna finish next year I got Central Michigan and last Kent State in 11th and I You intent Western Michigan in ninth, Toledo and eighth ball stay in seven Aker and then six.
01:09:37
Ohio and five Eastern Michigan at four.
01:09:41
Miami, Ohio.
01:09:42
What? Three? Buffalo it two and Bowling Green at one.
01:09:44
If Turner comes back, if Bowling Green if Turner doesn't come back for Green, I would put buffalo up the one Miami Ohio it to and then them an E m e with battle out for three or four.
01:09:57
Could potentially see Ohio speak.
01:09:59
Snipping up there.
01:10:00
Beil shaped bowling green finishes fourth at worst without Turner.
01:10:04
Yeah, uh, my writings.
01:10:06
I got Central Michigan 12 more than Illinois. 11.
01:10:10
10 State 10.
01:10:11
Western Michigan nine.
01:10:13
Ball State A Akron seven.
01:10:16
Toledo six.
01:10:17
Buffalo five.
01:10:19
Eastern Michigan for Bowling Green three.
01:10:22
Cause I'm assuming turners out.
01:10:25
So I still think there in the top four, but not one.
01:10:29
And then Ohio to Miami, Ohio one.
01:10:33
****! You got the Battle of Ohio going out for number ones.
01:10:36
That be a pretty good one.
01:10:38
So even if Bowling Green is and there I got Buffalo, so we'll probably hit another conference winner right there.
01:10:43
Explain it.
01:10:45
Um, that's all we got for the show today.
01:10:48
That's the Mac preview next week.
01:10:50
We got the fund belt coming up.
01:10:52
So another good conference and then we'll really get into the top dogs after that.
01:10:57
Um, my name's directs.
01:10:59
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01:11:04
If you guys aren't doing anything later and love hoops as much as Stephen and I do will be joined by Darrell and the Kevin for the N B.
01:11:13
A power ranking show that we do on Thursday nights.
01:11:16
Definitely it can't miss.
01:11:17
If you wanna have some fun, have some wine or beer and talk some hoops.
01:11:21
We got the top 10 teams in the power ranking, so we'll stop it at five to give you a little bit of Teesta who's number one through four, and I will promise you it will get heated tonight and people will probably start yelling at each other.
01:11:36
Okay, before resign off.
01:11:39
I have I have an actual ran to go on real quick.
01:11:44
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
01:11:45
We got to get on your Yukon, right, because, ah, some other media outlet put him at 44th overall.
01:11:53
So I'll give Stephen the wheel after this.
01:11:56
44.
01:11:57
Are you kidding me? We're only one spot ahead of Wichita State.
01:12:01
We are running Wichita State.
01:12:02
Any time we played in this year.
01:12:04
They really think Altri Gilbert's gonna play the whole year.
01:12:07
This guy has any injury every five minutes.
01:12:10
He is not saying on the court.
01:12:11
We are way better than Wichita State.
01:12:14
These guys haven't even put out their full list of rankings yet.
01:12:18
Quiet.
01:12:19
UConn has 11 guys who could all be starters or one of the 1st 2 guys off the bench for a lot of teams like you got R.
01:12:29
J.
01:12:30
Cole, who put up 1500 points running point and he can get you 5 to 7.
01:12:33
Insisted game Jalen Gaffney off the bench as the other point guard is another guy who is just a great passer.
01:12:39
He doesn't need to score a lot.
01:12:41
I'll get the ball the book night.
01:12:42
Who can score? They get the ball that Carlton, who can score inside, they can run the pick and roll with Whaley, who is putting up like 20 points in game.
01:12:50
When they finally gave him the minutes at the end of the year, you got Andre Jackson at the three.
01:12:55
You got a domino go coming in as another power forward.
01:12:59
Who is who has great touch, especially for somebody who's been playing from the four or five years like and then even you got your Monte Brown Ferguson, who's just a true center.
01:13:11
He's a seven footer.
01:13:12
He can come in, play defense, block shots and I mean, when a Coca cooks healthy, he can shoot the three he was averaging somewhere between two and three blocks a game.
01:13:25
And when Tyler probably comes back, he's a stretch for who shoots the three really well and just adds more floor spacing for Jackson to get to the rim for book night.
01:13:33
To get to the rim.
01:13:34
For Gaffney to get to the room and it's like, How could you say there's 43 teams? Better than that? These guys had UConn without their three incoming freshman was one of the teams you did not want to play at the end of the year at a lot of their losses, even against Big East teams.
01:13:50
How are five teams were coming in overtime or by two or three points? I I think they might have had more overtime losses than anybody else in the country.
01:13:58
So you flipped.
01:13:59
Like even with those losses, they were still 19 and 13.
01:14:03
Well, you flip those games, they're an easy.
01:14:05
They're easy.
01:14:07
And tournament team last year.
01:14:09
They bring back pretty much everyone.
01:14:10
They lose Gilbert.
01:14:12
But he was on the bench with an injury every five games so that they already lost him anyway.
01:14:16
At least now they could give a scholarship to somebody else.
01:14:19
And then you lose.
01:14:23
They I they they will use Christian Town.
01:14:26
He was a shooter, but, like we got this going to replace that anyway, like at least John Ross teen who is one of the college basketball guys who I know notices stock has them right around 25 to 27.
01:14:40
So these people putting him at 44 are just doing it to get reactions for me, which I guess worked.
01:14:45
But I don't care, cause I'm just a garbage list.
01:14:47
I can't even follow the rest of it, cause it's just gonna make no sense again.
01:14:52
They're trying to steal it from Bill kindly to it's just the worst part is you're trying to mimic what he does.
01:14:57
But yeah, um, even though how much I like the rag on you Kanis when one of my new favorite teams to hate just because of doing a pod with you 44 is definitely way too low.
01:15:08
Just given this team's offensive abilities, if they're solely writing, is on the teams weaker defense, then, Yeah, maybe I can see it.
01:15:18
But this team wants 20 games next season, and any team that wants 20 games isn't usually 44th Oberle.
01:15:25
So a lot of room to go up in the standings.
01:15:28
Their I think 44 is basically their floor if they have a less than spectacular season.
01:15:36
Yeah, I know.
01:15:37
And even with the defense, that was without enough depth, because Hurley has been trying to build death.
01:15:42
Now he has deaths.
01:15:43
He had his guys with long arms.
01:15:45
He has guys who can defend multiple positions.
01:15:47
He's always been a good defensive coach anyway, so that's going up and then you just have the natural shooting ability and offensive ability of every that's on the team.
01:15:55
Anyway, by I don't even see away where 44th is the worse for them when they're gonna be a top three or four team in the Big East, which is one of the best conferences in basketball.
01:16:04
So if Providence, what squad would be the most with Fisher off the most if they came in higher? Providence? Yeah, cause yeah, because I mean Providence just they're not that good by like I don't like I don't know what team people say is like our little brother, because, like, Syracuse used to be pretty good for a while.
01:16:34
I mean, Rutgers isn't even really competition like, yeah, there may be good to Rutgers.
01:16:39
Comes in higher than them.
01:16:40
I can't guarantee Rutgers Providence are gonna be two squads.
01:16:45
Richmond may sneak in ahead of them as well, so I can't wait to see once we get into next week when we get to see who are like 10 more schools that they have ranked higher than you.
01:16:57
Uh, I'm only hoping it can be Syracuse is higher than them, because if they have Syracuse higher, I'll give you your soapbox or another five minutes next week.
01:17:08
I mean, uh, got you sweaty.
01:17:12
I mean, I just can't understand it.
01:17:16
Like I don't know what roster.
01:17:17
They're looking out where they're like.
01:17:18
Now there's 43 teams better than this.
01:17:22
Yeah.
01:17:23
I mean, Wichita State, I think, is correct.
01:17:25
At 45 UConn isn't at 44 so I'll be checking out this list with you going forward, because always good to see the college basketball content.
01:17:35
So, like we said, we got the fund belt next week.
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We got a great nb a stream coming up for you tonight, so we'll be back within an hour.
01:17:43
So, Stephen, I grand go grab some grub before.
01:17:45
Ah, we talked some hoops I put on the boxing glove toe, defend the future champions of the N B A.
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