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This is a hypothetical thread here. If you had enouph talent to go to any school in the US, where would you go? There are only 2 rules: 1. don't say NBA and 2. You can't name your favorite team. My obvious answer would be Michigan but I'll leave it out for this one. My list:

1. UNC - great tradition, fan base, world recognition and they turn out NBA second to no school.
2. Kansas - another great tradition and I've met coach Williams and he seems to be a great guy.
3. UCLA - the weather and the women, oh yeah tradition and whatnot also
4. Maryland - up and coming basketball power
5. Stanford - great school that recruits quality people
 

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Kansas is at the top!

But because you said you can't name your favorite team heres mine.

1. North Carolina-Great Tradition, and a great team. Plus their college football team is my second favorite, behind K-Sate.

2.Michigan State-Izzo is a great coach and I would love to play for him.

3.Depaul-I love the school even they aren't so good.

4.Stanford-GO to a smart school and get a great education.

5.Connecticut-I have always have a soft spot for the Huskies. Calhoun is a solid coach.
 

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Well too bad, I am putting my alma mater on top. I do not care what people think. I also include schools even though not great in basketball, but good in academics. If I was a player that has the "P", I want to goto a school that values education in case I would get hurt, and values basketball. You can see my top 2 teams has both. My favorite team, Kansas has both too.

Kansas. The Fans. The Traditon. Roy Williams. Great History. Allen Field House. National Exposer. 99% make into the Big Dance. 80% of winning. Good chance to make pros by playing here. One of the best education values. Great Business School, a top notch J school, one of the best in Education schools and Engineeering schools.

But here are my teams I would chose not including Kansas

1-UNC. To be part of the Tabocco road would be great. Just like Kansas. The Fans. Tradition. History. The National Ezpousure. And a chance to beat up on DUKE every year.

2-Kentucky. To play for them, I know I have a great time.

3-UMKC. People say why? One it is my home town school. A chance to be a star of a team. Not much expousure, but if I play well, I will get notice. Plus, they are a top notch education establishment.

4-Arizona. The weather. The great envrioment for basketball. Very good business school. ( I am an accoutant)

5-Indiana. Great basketball rich history. Team that I know will win. Plus, education is a great value there.
 

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Take off your blue and red glasses

Um, KU is a decent school, but not nearly as good as you make it out to be. Their J school may or may not be good, I don't know, but it's not even close to MU's. I do know that they rank in the 30's overall for public colleges, a few spots behind MU in terms of education. If you're going to a school based on their academics and you could go wherever you wanted then no way would you go to KU. And I also find it humorous that you said you'd get an 80% chance at winning it all. Um, you have been paying attention, right? They've been to only a coule of final fours since they won it all in '88, even though they've had the most talented teams many times. They're regarded by the national media as chokers, and rightfully so. Also, UMKC? They're not that great academically.
 

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You just love to argue with me, and pick everything out. I bet you do. You just seem to argue to be about everything I say.

On the J school part. I am not disageeing with you that MU is one of the top schools. I think they are the top 3 J schools. I think KU is up there too. Last time I check, they were int he top 15. I am not disagreeing on how good KU in terms to education vs MU. I did not even say that. How do you come with that? For the 80% of winning, I do not mean by to win the championship. DUH! I meant 80% of winning percentage for the season.


Can you just please do not argue everything I say? Just pisses me off. Thanks.
 

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ummmmmm. ........... How do none of you put Duke up there they have the greatest tradition.
 

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ummmmm for really only when Coack K is coach. I guessnone of us want to play for Duke and Coach K. Duke would be in my top 10, but I only did 6 teams to pick from.
 

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Ya I guess your right but I still think it's funny because noibody else listed them and there seem to be a lot of Duke fans. I would like to play for a cinderella team, like a Zaga or Kent. It would be awesome to be like a 15 seed and upset a no.2 like Hampton did.
 

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The only reason I was comparing KU and MU's academics is because you were talking about how you would go to a school because of the academics they offered, not the basketball, and KU isn't really a great school. They're not bad, but overall they're not great either. If you were going to pick schools based on academics you should have picked some small private schools or something, not a public university that isn't hard to get into at all(don't all people who graduate highschool in Kansas automatically get accepted?).

About the 80% winning thing, you made it seem like you meant the whole thing because first you said 99% of getting in the tourney, then 80% of winning.
 

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I didn't list Duke basically because I hate them. I have to respect their consistency, Coach K and the large amount of quality players they turn out but I could never don the Blue and White. If I wasn't so biased I would have listed them but I am, same with Michigan State. I would have listed State except for the fact that I hate them.

-And to Motigs and Kalumn, Mizzou and Kansas can't hold a candle to Michigan's academics, just had to throw that in there.
 

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I know that Michigan is beter acadamices to mU and KU.

In Kansas now, students DO NOT get automated accepted anymore. To be techinal, yeah with the new standards . To get into KU now for instate is:

3.00 GPA or higher

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Top Half of class

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25 or higher on ACT


On that critera I would had got 2 of 3.
 

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Those standards really aren't that hard. I didn't take the ACT (east coast we take the SAT) but I easily have the other 2 covered. Do you have any idea what a 25 on the ACT would be comprable to on a SAT?
 

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k^2, no not really what a 25 on hte ACT would be for SAT/. 36 is like 1600 on the SAT's So it could be in the range of 1100-1300? just guessiong.
 

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1. Duke
2. Kentucky
3. Kansas
 

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Even though I am a huge Michigan State fan, my other top three school choices to go for basketball would be:

1. Kentucky- They have a great veteran coach in Tubby Smith, and the school supports their basketball team better than any other school in the country.

2. Duke- This school is the most dominant school in the era we live in, has a great coaching and recruiting staff, and just has an overall basketball atmosphere around it.

3. St. Johns- This school is very close to my home and would be convienent for my friends and family to see me play. This school also has a lot of basketball history and has good role players to play alongside with.
 

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If it was based on academics first and the mix of a good D1 program my top 5 would be:
1. Duke (Harvard of the south, oh yea consistently ranked in top 5 in bball.)
2. Stanford (Harvard of the west...or as the Stanford students like to say, Harvard: The Stanford of the East..consistently on top of the Pac-10.)
3. Georgetown (Program has been down in the past but a great school)
4. Notre Dame (Great school in the Big East)
5. Wake Forest (Great school, BEAUTIFUL campus, ACC)

Honorable Mention: Vanderbilt, Boston College, Villanova, Providence College, Fordham University
 

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Originally posted by k^2
Those standards really aren't that hard. I didn't take the ACT (east coast we take the SAT) but I easily have the other 2 covered. Do you have any idea what a 25 on the ACT would be comprable to on a SAT?
Schools I look at east of Ohio want SAT, schools west of Ohio prefer ACT, so I've taken both. I'd think if you got an 1170 or up on the SAT you can pull off a 25 on the ACT.
 

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I want to comment on a few things in this thread. For one, somebody said that Duke had the greatest tradition. How long have you been following basketball? They are not even close. UCLA, UNC, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisville, ... hello? Duke probably fits in the top seven with those other teams. The Sporting News listed the top seven as, if I remember correctly, UCLA, UNC, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, Louisville, Duke. They've been good recently, but don't make any ridiculous statements that they have better tradition than a school like UCLA. That's absurd.

Number one for me is Louisville. I know you're not supposed to name your favorite team, but I honestly don't know any other way to answer. I bleed Cardinal red, live and die Red Rage sports. Plus, you really can't deny their tradition. I'm into the tradition of schools, so if I was a real high-flyer, I might choose Louisville to try to recreate the Doctors of Dunk, and be Dr. Dunkenstein II, following Darrell Griffith's footsteps, landing S.I. covers like him. I don't really think I can make a list without listing Louisville number one. And my picking Louisville is also somewhat legit because they have a top three speed school in the United States. They're close to me, and their engineering is now better than Purdue's.

Another thing I wanted to talk about. Anybody that claims Kentucky's fans support their team better than any in the country or say that you know you'd have a great time playing for them... that person is obviously not from Kentucky. They're the second most popular team in the state. Really. Most of Louisville's population are Card fans, and other than Louisville, what the hell else IS there in Kentucky? And have you ever been to friggin' Lexington? If you haven't, don't. Most freaking boring city in the world, surrounded by 100 miles of farms. Anybody that WANTS to go to Kensucky and play for the Mildcats needs to be kicked in the head, several times, hard.

Anyway, I'll shut up and make a list:
1. Louisville - I would want to play for Rick Pitino, as he knows how to get people to the NBA. Also, by going to Louisville, I'd be able to meet my idol, Cool Hand Luke, Denny Crum. They have a top notch speed school, something I'm interested in. And I live about ten minutes away from the campus, if that long.

2. UCLA - The history . . . . wow.

3. Kansas - Rock Chock Jayhawk, baby. Every year, around tournament time, I'm always rooting for Kansas; had them winning the national championship like five of the last seven years. They always let me down. So I'd want a chance to put them over the top and bring in some hardware and add a banner to the rafters.

4. Texas Tech - I'm a football player, and I appreciate Bob Knight's hard-*** mentality. I'd love to play for him. Even though I'm still pissed that he dropped Louisville from the schedule in the late '80s, after we beat the tar out of him for a decade or so.

5. Hawaii - Well yeah, there's a lot of travel. But if they had a history of players going to the NBA, I'd rather go to Hawaii than Louisville. I mean, shoot... Hawaii!! Maybe I'd shoot a few basketballs while I was there? I dunno, probably not.

6. Stanford - I'd love to play and live on the west coast, and it's a great school, that's strong in several areas that interest me.

7. Okaloosa Walton CC - Yeaaaah, I had to have one nobody else would even think of. But really, I've been to their campus in Destin, Florida, and it is the most beautiful campus I've ever seen. And it's a short walk from the beach. I mean, this place is so close to the beach, it's a surprise it doesn't wash away. Hell, I could lay on the beach all day, every day... just too much fun.

8. Indiana - Naw, I wouldn't go to OWCC before Indiana. I guess Indiana would really be seventh on this list. Another close to home place, and it's where my mom went.

9. Purdue - Great engineering school. But, if I'm a basketball player, am I really going to school, too!?

10. Penn State - If I was that athletic and whatnot, I'd have to walk onto the football team. And, how could you turn down a chance to play football for a living legend that's name already belongs in the same breath as Paul Bryant?
 

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Here goes my list.

1. North Carolina - One of the top 5 basketball programs in the country. Probably has collectively produced the the best pro talent. Not to mention I grew up as a die-hard Carolina fan and I still love my Heels. Nice weather and campus. Girls are everywhere in Chapel Hill too.

2. Florida - Who cares that it is a football school? Billy D still runs a top program and campus is incredible. Only school I know of with better looking girls than Chapel Hill and the weather is incredible.

3. NC State - My alma mater so I have to show my loyalty. Nice campus, good tradition (2 National Championship) and an excellent Engineering department.

4. Stanford - Nice weather, nice campus, nice girls and good basketball program. Not to mention a Stanford degree looks great and most players actually get a degree.

5. UCLA - Great tradition although I'm not a huge fan of Steve Lavin. Nice campus though and again the wheather is terrific. Oh yeah, their are nice girls all over the place.

Other places I'd consider.

Virgina - Very nice campus, good weather and a good program.
Ohio State - Both of my parents alma maters, huge campus, a lot of loyalty in the school
Cincinnati - Grew up a fan (much against my parent's wishes), love Huggins style of play
Duke - Hey, I could get a college degree in three years and get credit for class while playing ball overseas.
Fresno State - I have a thing for japanese food espically when it's free.

Last place I'd go to school: UCONN - Weather is terrible. It's in the middle of nowhere and up north college ball takes a backseat to the NBA (unlike ACC country).
 

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If you think UConn is the worst because of the weather, just a heads up but there are a bunch of school that have much worse weather than UConn. If I were you, I wouldn't go to a College Bball game at Syracuse, BC, Minnesota, and a bunch of other places.

If I could pick a school I could go to play Bball, it would be Notre Dame. But I'm a fan of ND, so I'll stick to the rules and list the others that I would rather play at. As a side note, I'll admit that if I were a top 50 player, I probably would not choose ND above some other schools if I had no relation to them. Maybe football, but not basketball, at least not yet.

Duke - Duke's a great school and Coach K is one of the best coaches of all time. They have a bunch of great fans and their campus is really beautiful.

Stanford - A great academic school and their Basketball program isn't half bad at all. If I went there, I would probably stay all 4 years just to get my money's worth.

UNC - The tradition has to be appealing to most high school basketball players. Doh boy sucks, but their still a great school, academically and in regards to basketball.

UVa - Their school is absolutely beautiful and they're probably the best public school in America. Their coach has a big forehead, but they still have a great program.

Villanova - Another great school with an up and coming Bball program. Watch out for Jay Wright - he can recruit.

Memphis - I wouldn't mind getting a few extra "benefits" along the way. A free car here, a new house there. Not too bad. Just kidding.

There's a lot of other schools I would consider (Indiana, MSU, Oregon, Arizona, UCLA without Lavin, etc), but those are the main schools I would go to if I were a good basketball player.

Can KansasAlumn and Motigs continue fighting?!? I think it might just be the funniest thing I've ever read. Seriously, they're great reads.
 
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