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This is my view of the best college basketball talent team by team. They are the players I think have the best shot in being drafting in 2003 to 2005. Obviously I did not put high school juniors on the list but I did put high school seniors from last year.


St. Joseph
(Jameer Nelson)-Not great size but has a good handle and could be a good PG prospect if he shows he can lead his team alone this year.

Xavier
(David West)-Another small PF, not great height but has awesome hands and is a very smart basketball player, really uses his feet.
(Romain Sato)-Kind of raw but is a great 2 guard prospect, not that heavy but he is very strong for his size, probably late first round pick.

Clemson
(Chris Hobbs)-A little small at 6-7 but has a nice 250 frame and is very athletic, just needs to work on his all around game.

Duke
(Casey Sanders)-With a real lack in shot blockers Casey will get picked and the best thing about him is that he has a up side to him, has not played that well yet.
(Chris Duhon)-Probably the premiere PG in 2003 draft, awesome defender and now can show that he is right up there with Jay.
(Daniel Ewing)-I don’t like him as much as everyone else, he is a PG/SG, two short to play SG to so he will have to play PG, but does have those skills but can shoot.
(Dahntay Jones)-Ok athlete can get to the hoop, but not a great one.
(Sheldon Williams)-Very skilled big man and if he has a good FROSH year he could leave and be a top 25 pick in the draft.
(Shavlik Randolph)-Less polished than Sheldon, might not be as versatile needs work put is a good solid PF prospect.
(JJ Redick)-Better than Ewing because he is taller, that is it, plus has a better 2 guard frame.
(Michael Thompson)-Another big man on Duke, probably the most powerful one, but I ask why did he come here? Plus next year they are getting Humphries another 6-9 player,
ever heard of PT?

FSU
(Nigel Dixon)-Very, very big man, once weighed 350 lb., but the good part is he is surprisingly athletic and can move pretty well.

Georgia Tech
(Isma’il Muhammad)-Great athlete, very powerful player and can attack the rim with force, probably will leave if he has a good year.
(Ed Nelson)-Not a great talent but he is a scraper and really fights for loose balls, could make it if he keeps up that work ethic.
(Chris Bosh)-Big time PF prospect, just need to grow into his body.

Maryland
(Steve Blake)-Good creator and needs to show he can play without Dixon, Baxter, Wilcox etc., if not he could have trouble getting drafted, but does have good size and length though.
(Tahj Holden)-Would really need to work his butt off but has good size and touch, but would have to average 15-20 points a game this year.

NC State
(Scooter Sherrill)-Little quick, fast guard that can attack the hoop, will need to show consistent play though the next 2 year.
(Julius Hodge)-Very good prospect, fast, quick, long and can shoot, just please gain some weight, anything like 10-15 lbs, he is skinny as a rail!
(Josh Powell)-Ok size but would need a lot of work, but does have the frame of a PF.

UNC
(Jackie Manuel)-Not great offensively but every team needs a good defender and he is one, very quick and active just get a jump shot and handle, he will be set.
(Jawad Williams)-Great talent, 6-9 player that can really handle the ball, has a attitude and is very cocky in a good way. All he needs to do is get a better jumper, probably has the best handle for a big guy since Rod Grizzard.
(Raymond Felton)-In my opinion the best PG in college basketball, has not played a game yet but is easily the most talented, good size and can do everything from pass to
rebound.
(Rashard McCants)-Another great athlete, might be a bit short but if he is a leader like he was in high school NBA teams will really want him.
(Sean May)-Once again, a short PF, not that athletic will probably need to stay the most of any UNC FROSH this year, but does have good hands and a wide body.

Wake Forest
(Josh Howard)-Very athletic 2 guard, is skinny but can defend and run the court, just needs to stay injury free.

Virginia
(Majestic Mapp)-Injured for 2 years in a row, but he is a good prospect because of his size at PG, all he needs is one good year on Virginia to get drafted.
(Elton Brown)-Small PF but has a good upside, but will probably need to stay at school for 2-3 years.

Colorado
(David Harrison)-Might be the premiere college center not named Marcus, great size at 7-0 240, is athletic and has a good jump shot to.

Kansas
(Nick Collison)-I think he is one of the best 4’s in the college game, great at attacking the basket and can get up and down the court, has a ton of moves in the post and has great feet, very solid player.
(Keith Langford)-Athletic young 2 guard had a great FROSH year just needs to keep it up.
(Kirk Hinrich)-Another good PG with size, he is a tough competitor and fights for loose balls, has a good jump shot to.
(Aaron Miles)-The leader of the team, can really run the club, he a sick feel for a FROSH, almost lead his team to the title, but one more year like that and he could be gone.
(Wayne Simien)-Very tough young man, and at his size as a FROSH just think of what he will be like if he keeps growing! Good hands and is very solid down low.

Missouri
(Arthur Johnson)-Very wide body and is pretty athletic for his size, can run and is a good rebounder, but needs a big time season this year.
(Rickey Paulding)-Will be a lottery pick next year, the premiere 2 guard in the country, real BIG time athlete and will be making a lot of money some day.
(Travon Bryant)-Has shown why he was a McDonalds All American, very good PF with size at 6-9 245, all he needs is a 15 foot jumper.

Iowa State
(Jake Sullivan)-Solid shooter, ok PG, might make his way onto a team if he keeps up his same level of play.

OU
(Ebi Ere)-Good deep ball shooter, needs to work on his handle but has a good upside!
(Quannas White)-Super defender and is a very tough competitor, not a blue chip but he could find his way on a team that needs a leader at the PG.
(Hollis Price)-Is a little short but has long arms, needs to get stronger but does have a feel for hitting clutch shots, not a bad passer either.
(Jabahri Brown)-Athletic freak, great shot blocker if he works on his all around game a little more he will be a late first round pick, there are not to many athletic shot blockers like that around.

Texas
(James Thomas)-Probably won’t get drafted but shows me something when he guards centers that a way bigger than him every night, tough player and could make it as a garbage type guy in the NBA if he is lucky.
(TJ Ford)-Premiere PG, quick a lightning and has a super feel for the game, just needs to get some weight and put a little muscle on his arms, that is it.
(Brad Buckman)-Solid big man will need some years at Texas to get him better though.

Texas A&M
(Benard King)-Has the size for a 2 guard, but will need to show he is the man on a team that needs him.

Texas Tech
(Andre Emmett)-Very good low post player, not really quick but he is fast enough, just needs to work on his outside shot so he can play the 2.
(Kasib Powell)-Good slasher and might make a team as a backup SF, doesn’t have a good handle and needs to work on his rang.

BC
(Troy Bell)-Clutch performer down the stretch, might not be fast enough be he is a fighter and has improved every year in college, he will be picked in the first round there is just something about him.
(Ryan Sidney)-Awesome athlete but NBA wise is way to under sized, not a good shooter but could make a team looking for athletisisum.

UCONN
(Tony Robertson)-Very good open shooter and is a smart basketball player, just needs to work on his PG abilities more.
(Emeka Okafor)-Talent wise he is right up there, the premiere PF in the college game, his shot blocking will make him a sure lottery pick in the draft, just needs a little more of a offensive game.
(Ben Gordon)-Good PG prospect will probably need more time to develop but is a ok PG, very good for his age.

Georgetown
(Mike Sweentney)-Another undersized 4, but Mike is pretty strong and has long arms, just needs to work on defense that is it because his offensive game is fine.
(Wesley Wilson)-Not a great talent but a big man is a big man, can run the court and block shots just needs some work.

Miami
(Daruis Rice)-No way is his Daruis Miles, is a good athlete but better show he can lead Miami and be a top performer in college basketball soon because his stock is dropping, but will be a first round pick because of his skills at 6-9.

ND
(Chris Thomas)-Very smart clever basketball player, good quicks and is a great leader, just needs to work on his overall game, he does everything good but nothing great, he is though a very good shooter and doesn’t turn it over much.
(Matt Carroll)-Great shooter the question is, is he athletic enough to play the 2 or 3?

Pitt
(Brandin Knight)-A better PG than his brother NBA wise, is bigger and has better passing ability, just needs a better offensive game, something his bro was good at in college.
(Ontario Lett)-Horrible height at 6-6 but his huge size at 280+ could make it interesting to NBA teams if he can defend big men.

Seton Hall
(Andre Barrett)-In my opinion is the best small player I have ever seen, granted I never saw Boges in college but Barrett is a very tough play, he fights and he can shoot from outside, might be a good change of pace guy latter on, but he needs to take care of the ball.
(John Allen)-Good size for a 2 at 6-5, if he grows from his FROSH year he will be a very good 2 guard prospect.

St. Johns
(Marcus Hatten)-Very good scoring PG, would be great if he was 3-4 inches taller though, might get drafted because of his scoring touch though, pretty athletic to.

NOVA
(Gary Buchanan)-Very good shooter from deep, not good height for a 2 but could find his
way on a team.
(Curtis Sumpter)-Awesome athlete very powerful, very good slasher, if he works on his all around game he could be a top 20 prospect in 2004 or 2005.
(Jason Fraser)-Just needs to keep working hard had being a all around play just like he was in high school, if he has a good FROSH year he could be a top 15 pick easy.
(Allen Ray)-Tough little guard, will need about 2-3 years a Villinova but has a good game.

Syracuse
(Hakim Warrick)-Good length and size, can get up and down and finish, if he works on his outside shot he will be drafted.
(Craig Forth)-Had a good FROSH year, good size at 7-0 255, if he builds on that frame he could make a team if he keeps playing good defense
(Carmelo Anthony)-The best incoming FROSH in the country, the Syracuse fans should really honor his presence because he could have easily went pro, very good shooter and has a good handle, will only be around one year.

West Virginia
(Jonathan Hargett)-Did not play that good last year as a FROSH, but he has the skill just needs to show it on a bad team.

Arizona
(Jason Gardner)-Clutch player, good at shooting the 3, just needs to work on his handle and penetration, very tough strong competitor.
(Will Bynum)-Big PG, will probably be his team to lead when Gardner graduates, Will is a big guard and I like his scoring flare, can put points up in a hurry.
(Luke Walton)-Good at everything, super passer, I just wonder how is he could to play against the athletic 3’s in the NBA? Another play I wish was 2-3 inches taller.
(Salim Stoudamire)-Good young gunner, awesome rang, just needs to work on his defense.
(Rick Anderson)-Good shooter and will play the 3 in the NBA, late 2nd round pick maybe but teams will want his shooting ability.
(Channing Frye)-Great PF prospect, good shot blocker, just get bigger and he will be a 1st round pick.
(Dennis Latimore)-A little raw still, needs some playing time but does have some talent.

Oregon
(Luke Ridnour)-Probably the second best PG, very creative and can hit the big shot and wants to take the big shot, will need to have a good year though without the seniors.
(Luke Jackson)-Very good prospect at the 3, he has size and can dribble and shoot the basketball, but like Ridnour will need to show he can perform the way he did last year again.

CAL
(Amit Tamir)-Good PF, nice size at 6-10 260, has a real good touch and a wide body, if he gets more aggressive on defense and rebounding he might be a late 1st round pick.
(Joe Shipp)-Needs to work on his shot, but has the athletisisum to be a 2 guard.

UCLA
(Dijon Thompson)-Quick guard, but needs to work on his shot, a lesser version of Hodge athletically.
(Andre Patterson)-Good size, but must get bigger so he can play more in the post, but is a good athlete.
(Cedric Bozeman)-Awesome PG prospect, great size at 6-6, has a super handle, if he gets his jumper down he will be a lottery pick next year.
(Jason Kapono)-Good shooter, not a good enough athlete but will find a team because he can shoot, but would not hurt if he makes a few clutch shots this year.
(Ray Young)-Redshirted last year, is a good athlete leg wise, if he gets better at dribbling and shooting he could have a shot, I think this year could be his breakout year though.
(TJ Cummings)-Good big man, nice skills, just needs to get more weight on.

USC
(Jerry Dupree)-Awesome athlete, can get up and down, looks just like Chris Porter and plays like him to but I don’t know if that is a good thing.
(Desmon Farmer)-Good defender as a 2 guard, pretty athletic just needs a better jump shot.
(Eric Craven)-Quick young guard that is very good at defense, sky is the limit just needs to work on being a PG.
(Derrick Craven)-Same thing as his brother.

Stanford
(Josh Childress)-Good size for a guard, just needs to show the promise he did in High school
(Justin Davis)-Good size and is very athletic, just needs to show it on the court.

Illinois
(Brain Cook)-Good shooter, must get stronger and become a leader this year though.
(Nick Smith)-Great center prospect, he is 7-2 and has a really nice touch around the basket, just needs to keep improving.
(Luther Head)-Good athletic guard, but has to play PG if he want his dream of the NBA to stay alive.

Iowa
(Pierre Pierce)-Another good tall PG prospect, he is very quick and has a good jump shot, just show it consitently in a season and he will be drafted.
(Brody Boyd)-Good gunner from deep, he is like Kerr in the fact that he can just shoot from deep.
(Glen Worley)-Ok big man, has a ok handle and if he get a jump shot he might be able to get picked up.

Michigan
(Dommanic Ingerson)-Super form deep, if he becomes a better true PG in the next few year he could be drafted, can hit the big shot to.
(Bernard Robinson)-Great athlete, I would say he was the 3 best 2 guard in the country but I think he got suspended and that will not help, needs to work on his handle and jump shot during that time, but is a very good lefty.
(LaVell Blanchard)-Will find a team in the NBA, can rebound and is very intense, just a shame such a competitor was on such a bad Michigan team unless they could turn it around.

MSU
(Allan Anderson)-Will be one of the best 2/3 prospects in college, can really get up and attack the rim, good defender just work on his jump shot.
(Kelvin Torbert)-Seems to fly at times, but is not laterally quick, must work on that and getting his shot off, but is a good enough athlete to be a pro 2 guard.
(Chris Hill)-Clutch PG and is very advanced for a FROSH PG, just needs to keep improving.
(Paul Davis)-If he has a good year he will be gone, but if he stays he could be one of the top big man in the 2004 draft, I would say stay two years.

Minnesota
(Rick Rickert)-I think he will be better than VanHorn, he already has a better post game, if he works on his defense and ball handling he could be a lottery pick easy, and it would be even better if he put on some weight and could be a PF, but either way great talent, has all the moves you could think of down low.
(Maruice Hargrow)-Good guard that can get up and down, it is a long shot but if he works on his jump shot and dribbling he could make it.
(Jerry Holman)-Athletic freak, very long arms and can guard PG’s, the only problem is his post defense, if he works on that a NBA team will draft him, good shot blocker to!

OSU
(Brent Darby)-A lot like Steve Logan, clutch performer that is very tough, if he has the type of year Logan had he might have a chance,
(Terence Dials)-Good solid big man with a good upside if he works at it.

Purdue
(Willie Dean)-Quick scoring guard, but might be to skinny to play in the NBA, but when he is on he can put up some points.
(Darmeteris Kilgore)-A better scorer than Dean, and has the size for a two at 6-5, good late 2nd round talent.
(John Allison)-Tough strong player that can block shots, just needs to stay away from injuries.

Wisconsin
(Devin Harris)-Has great confidence but will need to constantly put up good numbers for 2-3 years, is a clutch player though.

Alabama
(Maurice Williams)-Nice PG prospect, ok size just needs a better offensive game.
(Erwin Dudley)-Once again small PF, he does play tough and has a good feel for the game, might be able to work his way on to a team.
(Antione Pettaway)-Super defender, really quick and great on the ball, could be a find for a team needing that kind of defender, but needs to get bigger.
(Kenny Walker)-Ok PF prospect, has the size just needs to work on everything else.

Florida
(James White)-Will be drafted just on his athletisisum he is that good, if he can play the 3 he will be the premiere player at that spot, it is sick though his athletic ability.
(Brett Nelson)-Another creative PG, good size at 6-3, just needs to have a way better year than last year, needs to show he can penetrate!
(Justin Hamilton)-Good defender might be a sleeper PG pick after the draft.
(Matt Bonner)-Very good shooter, and just because of that he will be picked, good solid
PF.
(David Lee)-Just like White, very athletic and if they do anything good this year they will be gone, but I see Lee staying another year though.

Georgia
(Jarvis Haynes)-The 2nd best 2 guard in college, but not by much, awesome size and jump shot, has really good touch form everywhere on the court, possible lottery pick.

Kentuky
(Cliff Hawkins)-Good defender just needs to show his head is on strait.
(Keith Bogans)-This is his last chance and he better use it, needs to get a handle and jump shot badly.
(Jason Parker)-Remember him, 6-8 250 PF, was injured last year, very strong play and can rebound down low, will get drafted if he does show like the injury hurt him athletically.
(Marquis Estill)-Good big man, can shoot and is pretty good at defense.

LSU
(Ronald Dupree)-Very exciting player, great athlete, needs to get a jump shot and he is set, perfect 2 guard body, right up there with Paulding athletically.

Mississippi State
(Derrick Zimmerman)-Good leader and defender, but does need a better offensive game.
(Mario Austin)-Another great PF prospect, good size at 6-9 260 and it looks like he is built like a house, very strong just needs better foot work down low.

Tennessee
(Ron Slay)-Long shot here, but he does have some game and is competitive but he needs to really work his butt off at rebounding and defending.

Cincinnati
(Lenoard Stokes)-Just needs to keep up his play form last year, good scorer and can defend.
(Donald Little)-All right 4/5 prospect, can block shots and run, but will need something like a Kenyon Martin senior year to get drafted.
(Jason Maxiel)-Small PF again but he is very athletic and is hard to stop in the post, just needs to play well when he is they guy next year.

DePaul
(Andre Brown)-Another very good PF prospect, very athletic and is a great slasher, tough rebounder and will not back down, he will be a top 20 pick in the draft.
(Imari Sawyer)-Solid PG prospect just needs to show it on the court this year.

Louville
(Reece Gaines)-Is the premiere PG/SG in college, could play both spots, very good handle just needs to be more consistent on his jump shot, great at creating and is very athletic, could be a high lottery pick if he shows he can play PG at 6-6.
(Marvin Stone)-Solid big man that can block shots, but needs to be most active than what he was on Kentucky.
(Ellis Myles)-Big project but teams might like his garbage mentality, very good rebounder for his size.

Memphis
(Antonio Burks)-I would say he is a top 5 PG prospect, very quick and fast, just needs a better jump shot that is it, very good at creating form the PG.
(Chris Massie)-Tough big man, just needs to put his talent on the floor, he has the size and build of a PF, just needs to rebound better.
(Earl Barron)-Tweener, but does have a good jump shot, he will find a team though.

Marquett
(Dwyane Wade)-Is the premiere 3 naturally, I just wish he was 6-7 and not 6-4, that might be his only problem, but if he play the 2 he needs to get a better jump shot, but is a good kid and has a great up side.

UNC Wilmington
(Brett Blizzard)-Good scorer could be a project pick in the late round, has good size at and length for a 2 guard

VMI
(Jason Conley)-Any FROSH that can score 29 is good, no matter where he plays, if he can keep it up that will be enough to make a team take a chance on him.

Western Kentucky
(Chris Marcus)-The best big man in college, awesome size at 285, good upside, just needs to prove that his injury will not effect his play, if he does he could be a top 5 pick, but that is if he is 100% healthy.
(David Boyden)-Good size at 6-8 230, it is a long shot but might have a chance if he improves this year.

Wyoming
(Uche Nsonwu-Amadi)-Great prospect player, perfect size at 6-10 260, has not played a ton of basketball so he does have a good up side.
(Marcus Bailey)-Good scoring 2 guard, just needs to show constancy.

JUCO
(Sani Ibraham)-Any big man with his skills will probably get drafted, if he improves inJUCO he will either make a college team or just go strait to the pros.
(Antonio Lawerence)-The best athlete in the upcoming college FROSH class, eventhough he is going to a JUCO college, he is awesome though athletically, just needs toget a better handle and jump shot, great at getting to the rim.

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Oklahoma

(Ebi Ere SG 6-5 215)-Good deep ball shooter, needs to work on his handle but has a good upside! Can flat out score.

(Quannas White PG 6-1 190)-Super defender and is a very tough competitor, not a blue chip but he could find his way on a team that needs a leader at the PG. Good assist man.

(Hollis Price PG/SG 6-1 170)-Is a little short but has long arms, needs to get stronger but does have a feel for hitting clutch shots, not a bad passer either. PG converted into SG. More of a scorer in college but can lead a team. WOuld be a good backup in the NBA.

(Jabahri Brown PF/C 6-10 210)-Athletic freak, great shot blocker if he works on his all around game a little more he will be a late first round pick, there are not to many athletic shot blockers like that around. Good rebounder. Very Raw. Needs to put on wieght.

(Jason Detrick SG 6-5 215)-Can score. Came off the bench nd provided a spark for the Sooners. Look for him to be one of th nations best reserves this season.

(Jozsef Szendrei C 6-9 240)-Scrappy player. Does all of the little things needed for a team to win. Not a big time scorer. More of a trash player. Hustle is the biggest part of his game.

(DeAngelo Alexander SG 6-4 215)-Incoming freshman. Good scorer. One of the best Oklahoma HS players. Won;t get much time this yer behind Ere and Detrick.

(Kevin Bookout PF 6-8 260)-Best Oklahoma HS player. Very massive. Is a great powerforward. Look for him to contribute right away.

Signed Rashaad Carruth
 

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Your right with Detrick, but the other are questions.....IMO

And I know they have Carruth but he won't be playing next year. But is the next Kareem Rush of college basketball, great shooter with a big arch on there shot, only problem is Carruth is not a lefty like Rush.
 

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I had written a long post...

but I accidentally went back a page and when I came back it was gone, so I'll shorten it up a bit.

First, Travon Bryant from Missouri is taller than 6'9" now. He's still growing and is currently 6'10" to 6'11" and could grow as tall as 7'. He also already has the 15 foot jumper, and actually is a pretty good shooter out to the college three at least. The other MU post player you mentioned, Arthur Johnson, is a very good shotblocker, something you forgot to mention. He had more blocks last season than Wilcox, Gooden, Gadzuric and other highly rated post players, and was only 11 behind Borchardt, who has three inches on him and plays in the center deprived Pac 10. He's well on his way to setting the MU career blocks record. I agree with you about Paulding, but would like to add that he's got a good three point shot, a good pull up jumper, and is great at attacking the basket. Once he polishes his game I don't see how you can stop him one on one.

A few MU players who you might want to think about are Jeffery Ferguson, Najeeb Echols, Jimmy McKinney, and Ricky Clemons. Ferguson and Echols will be sophomores, McKinney a freshman, and Clemons is a junior from a juco. Ferguson is a very athletic 6'10" forward. Last season he seemed lost and was too skinny, but he's gained muscle and is smarter, plus he's shown a good outside shot. Echols is a 6'6" 240 pound 1-4. He's solid at basically everything, and will be better as he learns the game and is fully recovered from his knee injury from highschool. McKinney is a combo guard from St. Louis. Darius Miles called him one of the top 10 players ever from that city. Ricky Clemons is a pointguard who seems to be very good at everything from what I've heard.

Sorry for the brief descriptions. I had more, but I'm too lazy to retype it all. If you want any more info on any particular player though I'd be happy to do it later.
 

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Oklahoma

(Ebi Ere SG 6-5 215)-Good deep ball shooter, needs to work on his handle but has a good upside! Can flat out score.

(Quannas White PG 6-1 190)-Super defender and is a very tough competitor, not a blue chip but he could find his way on a team that needs a leader at the PG. Good assist man.

(Hollis Price PG/SG 6-1 170)-Is a little short but has long arms, needs to get stronger but does have a feel for hitting clutch shots, not a bad passer either. PG converted into SG. More of a scorer in college but can lead a team. WOuld be a good backup in the NBA.

(Jabahri Brown PF/C 6-10 210)-Athletic freak, great shot blocker if he works on his all around game a little more he will be a late first round pick, there are not to many athletic shot blockers like that around. Good rebounder. Very Raw. Needs to put on wieght.

(Jason Detrick SG 6-5 215)-Can score. Came off the bench nd provided a spark for the Sooners. Look for him to be one of th nations best reserves this season.

(Jozsef Szendrei C 6-9 240)-Scrappy player. Does all of the little things needed for a team to win. Not a big time scorer. More of a trash player. Hustle is the biggest part of his game.

(DeAngelo Alexander SG 6-4 215)-Incoming freshman. Good scorer. One of the best Oklahoma HS players. Won;t get much time this yer behind Ere and Detrick.

(Kevin Bookout PF 6-8 260)-Best Oklahoma HS player. Very massive. Is a great powerforward. Look for him to contribute right away.

Signed Rashaad Carruth
Huge OU fan here. I gotta disagree about Alexander though...I think that Detrick will redshirt, leaving some senior leadership the next year. Also, we just got a 6-11 kid named Larry Turner, he's supposed to be another rebounder/shotblocker..... Man, I'm so excited about OU!

IMX: do you ever listen to the Sports Animal? There's some pretty good info on there some times.....
 

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You might be right about Johnson. But I think that shot blocking ability will go down big time in the NBA. I don't believe he is athletic enough to block a ton of shots in the NBA, maybe in college but he won't be a great shot blocker in the future. And I left off those other players from MU because that would be a bias. The other poster but on a ton of OU players and that was a bias to. You guys but them on there because you are huge fans of the teams, but I did not but them on there because they are not great NBA prospects, they might have a chance but it is a long shot.

And my righting after the players was done very quickly, I just took it off the top of my head.

P.S. I did the same thing for football in the football board.
 

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I don't think I'm bein biased

Those players I mentioned have as much of a chance as Arthur Johnson does. Ferguson could have the most potential out of all the MU post players. Echols could end up a Caron Butler or Paul Pierce type of player. He's got a similar body type. McKinney is a definite NBA player, anyone who's seen him play can tell you that. Clemons led the nation in scoring as a senior in highschool. He's a great passer. He averaged something like 20 points and 8-9 assists in juco, and had a few 50 point games. He's also supposed to be a great defender.

I agree to a point about AJ's blocking ability in the pro's. There are more big players in the NBA that he'll have to contend with. But I think he'll do better than you say he will. He blocks shots because he's got great timing, it's not because he's a great athlete or anything. With good timing he'll still be a pretty good shotblocker in the NBA. And if he could lose his fat he'd be a better athlete, so he'd be able to block more shots. I would be surprised to see him still as big as he is in two years.
 
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