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Cal is going to have an absurd amount of talent next season.
Following in the footsteps of one of his classmates, Alex Poythress has announced he will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season, joining teammate Willie Cauley-Stein.
Seriously, how the hell do schools like Kentucky, North Carolina and others keep getting lottery picks to spend an extra year in college?
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How many of the starters this past year won't start this upcoming year?
Every single one of them, save Cauley-Stein who can't make a shot outside a dunk.
The guys that UNC has been getting haven't been that good. UK is just a completely different animal now.
Not referring to this year's UNC team. But they did get Henson, Zeller, and Barnes to come back despite being lottery picks. Ohio State got Sullinger back for an extra year despite him being considered a lottery pick before questions surfaced about his back.
All of that was due to the uncertainty of the NBA lockout.
well it didn't stop tristan thompson or avery bradley from declaring that year.
Thompson jumped to a top 5 pick and Bradley into the middle of the first round. Sullinger fell to the 20s from being a top 5 pick and Barnes fell from 1 to mid lottery. So business wise Thompson and Bradley made the much better choice. People really need to get over this.
If only Tristan and Bradley played together, the season probably ends differently for Texas.
As NLeininger is hinting, you guys have your early entry guards mixed up. Bradley went as a freshman in 2010. Joseph joined Thompson as UT freshmen in the NBA draft in 2011.
Yup you guys are right, I guess I should stop posting at 2 am. My point still stands on Thompson making the better decision, as did Joseph that same year. Even Bradley the year before wasn't going to improve his draft stock much at all. 2 guards who aren't offensive weapons outside the corner 3 and baseline screens, are 6'2'' and aren't point guards tend to not get drafted in the top 10.
Oh, I agree wholeheartedly that Bradley, Thompson, and Joseph all made the right decision for themselves.
Calipari is going to have some spirited practices. On the other hand, a lot of egos to keep happy. Clearly not enough minutes to go around.
Wonder how Randle will feel about getting the ball with all that talent around him. In fact I wonder how all of them feel about getting the ball.
Anyone on the bench can make up for it by never going to class and by talking about how he is better than the guy starting. Think Daniel Orton.
How is it possible that they have that many scholarships even available? They are signing a 7 player class with an 8th possible in Wiggins? And their team this year was full of Freshmen and Sophs. with one Junior and two one Seniors. Please help me out, but if Noel leaves with Goodwin and the two Seniors, that leaves them with 9. Would their 7 player class be to many not even including if Wiggins joins the fold?
Harrow is gone. Noel is probably gone. Goodwin is gone.
Calipari keeps Paythress, Cauley-Stein, and Wiltjer and tells everyone else to take a hike. Maybe he keeps Polson for some guard depth. Even with an 8 man class, there is a scholarship left.
Or do you doubt for a minute that the squid would kick anyone off the team the moment a better player makes himself available?
Missed the news on Harrow....That makes more sense now, but it's just seems kind of crazy that Calipari could bring in 12 players of a two year period and still be under the scholarship limit.
Two of the kids on the roster are walk-ons, or at were when they first joined the team. So he has seven to give. He'll probably have seven to give next year as well.
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