in re: is GRIII on a tear
Tough draw - Got a break playing Wisco only once, and at home. But not getting Iowa and Nebraska at home is not good - probably the #9 and #10 teams in the league.
Kentucky already honored JC for getting 500 wins but has now backed up on it with pressure from the NCAA. This situation reminds me of OJ Mayo, in that I know it is just a matter of time before the dirt sees the light.
....in his 5th tier of prospects and estimates that he will go between picks 21 and 35. This is an insider article where Chad Ford of ESPN ranks the NBA draft prospects into tiers based on their long term potential. This year he has zero players in Tier 1 (reserved for franchise players like Blake Griffen or Jon Wall).
Here's what he says about Tier 5:
Note: These players look like locks for the first round but most likely won't make the lottery. A few teams had Brooks, Harris, Markieff Morris and Vucevic in Tier 4 but not quite enough for them to make the cut; they were very close, though. Bertans, Honeycutt, Jackson, Mirotic and Darius Morris were borderline picks here. Every one of these players dropped out of the top 30 on at least one NBA team's draft board.
I still wish Morris had stayed another year given the likelihood of a lockout since he could have moved himself into a lottery pick next year. But at least he seems like he'll get the guaranteed first round spot he was hoping for and I wish him the best.
(edit - fixed some clunky wording)
The March 5th game at Michigan.
What is the timeline for the Player Development Center? Will they be using it by September, or not until the beginning of the season? "Fall 2011" is a pretty big window of time. Is the team practicing at Concordia again this summer?
Also, what is the timeline for Crisler work? Obviously, with the guts pulled out, most of the interior seating and playing area will be done this year, and also the utility and HVAC infrastructure. Will they wait until Spring 2012 to begin work on the concourses, the entry, and the food and other amenities? Or are separate contractors beginning work concurrently with the ongoing renovations?
I did a cursory search via Google, Umhoops, Mgoblue, and here at Mgoblog, but the top and latest hits at each didn't seem to have info. I'm assuming that visible progress hasn't gone much further than the pics posted in April & May 2011.
Just in case you missed it or want to watch Jalen rip on Duke again