Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
The announcement will be at 11:15 AM
There's a few folks roaming about the spreadsheet and posting, but if you're in the process of looking for a last minute seat and/or selling a ticket, keep an eye out here:
Burke was awarded the AP Player of the Year yesterday. Additionally, the John R. Wooden Award will be announced later today (11:15 et), which many consider along with the naismith to be the most prestigious.
A quick recap thus far off the top of my head...
Big 10 POY
Bob Cousy award (best pg)
Consensus First Team All-American
AP Player of the Year
Now, USBWA Oscar Robertson Player of Year
Completely unrelated...but I enjoyed a couple quotes from this article
Weakness: "The way Mitch McGary is playing right now, I'm not sure. Maybe their bench? I guess once you get past (Jon) Horford or (Jordan) Morgan. The way we played them the first two times was we wanted McGary, Horford and Morgan to beat us. Now, you can't do that. They're playing at such a high level." – Chambers
"It's hard to find weaknesses with a team like Michigan. It's basically if they're not hitting shots." – Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan"
WE ON the Final Four court.
I haven't seen anything discussing this so I thought I'd pose it to you guys.
So I was wondering where this years basketball freshman would be ranked after the season has almost played out now.
McGary was kinda falling a bit in his ranking towards the end of his senior season and that was kind of justified for the 1st half of the season but now he seems like one of the top 5 freshman, simply dominating and shooting well too.
Nik was top 100 but barely, he seems to me like top 20-30 now. GRIII potentially is still looking accurate on his ranking, Spike and Caris have been very clutch in instances too. As a class these guys to me turned out to be a top 5 class.
People talk about Mitch getting even stronger and leaner but just think about the other guys too, they'll all be studlier looking. If all these guys come back and next years frosh prove to be as good as their rankings, it's gonna be another fun ride, but I do realize we have some business to take care of first.
For those interested, the game is on ESPN. Iowa is down by four with eight minutes to go until halftime. Let's hope our Big Ten brethren can bring home the championship! And for those who say "Who cares, it's the NIT?", I respond with, "Don't you remember being excited when Michigan won it all?"
Edit 1: It is 27-22 at halftime. The Bears still have the lead.
Edit 2: Iowa lost 74-54. Unfortunately, they had an off shooting night.