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Four college prospects (all who are freshmen) who could land the NBA’s number one pick next June

Hey guys!Welcome back.Note:I’m just talking about one Duke prospect because that may bore you.

R.J. Barrett,SF/SG-Duke-Barrett is the most obvious nominee as he may not even be Duke’s leading scorer as the former number one player in the 2018 class after his reclassification from 2019.Barrett is a long wing with six-sven size and the ability to defend the one through the four.

Nassir Little,SF,North Carolina-Ten miles away from Durham,the extremely athletic and willing defender that is Nassir Little will be UNC’s best player (Luke Maye may have something to say about that).Little brings versatility but may not be able to defend any other position,other than the small forward.Little may have the best chances as Duke has many ball dominant player.

Bol Bol,C,Oregon-The seven plus foot center,and the son of former NBA giant Manute Bol,needs to gain more for his size of two hundred twenty-five pounds.Bol provides a reliable scoring option and is a great rim protector due to his height.Bol should be Oregon’s next star but may be the longest shot out of these four prospects.

Romeo Langford,SG,Indiana-Langford,and Cam Reddish,may be the best two scorers in the class.Langford is nice and tall for a two-guard,so maybe he will turn into as mush of a defensive threat as he is on the offensive side.Langford is a good ball handler,and should have many instances doing that in the Hoosier’s offense.

Others who could:Zion Williamson,PF,Duke,Cam Reddish,SG/SF,Duke,Keldon Johnson,SF,Kentucky,

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What if there was an eight team Playoff in the 2017-18 season? (These were my opinions on December 24,2017)

What if there was an eight team Playoff in the 2017-18 season?

Rules
Who gets in?
Power Five Conference Champions
Best Group of Five Conference Champion
Two At-Larges
Schedule
Christmas Day,Night
New Year’s Eve
Monday after New Year’s Day

Match Ups
1.Clemson (ACC Champion)
8.Alabama (SEC At-Large)

4.Ohio State (Big 10 Champion)
5.USC (Pac-12 Champion)

3.Georgia (SEC Champion)
6.UCF (American Athletic Champion)

2.Oklahoma (Big 12 Champion)
7.Auburn (SEC At-Large)

First Round (Christmas Day)

8.Alabama 11-1 vs. 1.Clemson 12-1
In Alabama,Clemson number three,we see Clemson dominate Alabama’s offensive line.Its not Alabama’s year this year,is what we find out on Christmas Day.Score:Clemson,42,Alabama,28

4.Ohio State 11-2 vs. 5.USC 11-2
This game is the original Cotton Bowl that will happen on New Year’s day but is now a Playoff Game.With Sam Darnold and JT Barrett go back and forth, but in the end its Ohio State’s defense who wins them the game.Score:Ohio State,28,USC,24

3.Georgia 12-1 vs. 6.UCF 12-0
The best Group of Five team in the country,Central Florida,hasn’t seen one of the best defenses in the country.Georgia makes a late stand to hold off UCF.Score:Georgia,17,UCF,10

2.Oklahoma 12-1 vs. 7.Auburn 10-3
With star Running Back Kerryon Johnson back to full health for Auburn,they run all over Oklahoma.But the Heisman winner,Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield throws for over three hundred yards and five touchdowns,leading Oklahoma to a win.Score:Oklahoma,49,Auburn,38

Second Round (New Years Eve)

1.Clemson 13-1 vs. 4.Ohio State 12-2
In a battle of two of the top QBs and defenses in the country,Ohio State uses a last second field goal to stun Clemson.Score:Ohio State,31,Clemson,28

2.Oklahoma 13-1 vs. 3.Georgia 13-1
The original semifinal match up goes down to the wire.Freshman Georgia QB Jake Fromm and Oklahoma Heisman QB Baker Mayfield battle it out.With his team down, Heisman winner Baker Mayfield wins it for Oklahoma with two fourth quarter touchdowns in the last four minutes.Score:Oklahoma,49,Georgia,42

National Championship (January 8,2018)

2.Oklahoma 14-1 vs. 4.Ohio State 13-2
In a battle between two of the top Quarterbacks in the nation (Baker Mayfield,JT Barrett),yet again Heisman winner Baker Mayfield and his receivers lead Oklahoma to a victory.This is Oklahoma’s first ever College Football Playoff National Championship.Score:Oklahoma,45,Ohio State,28

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IWSTBBACS Rank:Ranking the top ten college football QBs going into the 2018-19 season (Link to podcast about this:https://soundcloud.com/user-425713703/soundcloud-ep-11who-are-the-top-ten-qbs-in-college-football-for-2018-19)

Here are my top ten quarterbacks in college football going into the 2018-19 season.

10.McKenzie Milton,Jr. UCF
Milton led UCF to an undefeated season in 2017,this shouldn’t surprise you.

9.Trace McSorley,Sr. Penn State
McSorley has always been in the shadow of star Running Back Saquon Barkley,but now that he is gone,it is McSorley’s opportunity to shine.

8.Justin Herbert,Jr. Oregon
Herbert is a mobile quarterback with potential to be the number one pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

7.Tua Tagovailoa,Soph. Alabama
From leading Alabama to a national championship in overtime against Georgia to his amazing passing and running ability,Tua is Nick Saban’s next great quarterback.

6.Jarrett Stidham,Sr. Auburn
The JUCO transfer brought great skills in his first year at Auburn and is looking to do the same as he heads into his senior season.

5.Jake Browning,Sr. Washington
Can Jake Browning lead Washington to the Playoff again?We will see with one of the most efficent quarterbacks in the country.

4.Jake Fromm,Soph. Georgia
Fromm has some competion with incoming five-star QB and number one ranked recruit Justin Fields but Fromm is a winner and will continue to do so in 2018-19.

3.Drew Lock,Sr. Missouri
Lock may be the best passer in the country and he does at such an efficient rate in the SEC.

2.Khalil Tate,Jr. Arizona
Tate lit up the Pac-12 with his dual-threat skills but Tate definitley has some underrated passing skills.

1.Will Grier,Sr. West Virginia
Grier is a guy who can stand in the pocket until the last second and make every pass imaginable.An injury cut his season short but he is likely to be back to full strength in 2018.

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Bye SEC Country and the rest of its family websites! (For now)

One of my favorite websites to look at college sports news,SEC Country,will be off the internet for at least awhile,along with the family (ACC Diehards,Land of 10,Big 12 Diehards,and Pac-12 Diehards).Big shoutout to them over there and they’ve always been a big inspiration.I hope that y’all with come back stronger than ever!

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Three former big-time recruits running out of time to live up to the hype (college football edition)

I just heard that the Spurs aren’t going to trade Kawhi to the west but make every team work for him and make an actual good deal or let him walk but I’m going to wait for NBA Free Agency to start and talk about that later.Today I’m going to talk about three former big-time college football recruits who are running out of time to live up to the hype.Also,I’m not including Blake Barnett in this because that is one of the more famous stories.

(These are in no order)

1.Byron Cowart,DE
What happened:The one player in the 2015 class signed with Auburn and saw early struggles on the field.Then he saw then-defensive coordinator Will Muschamp leave to be the head coach at South Carolina.Cowart had emergencey appendectonomoy surgery before the season which cut it short.While he did have more than ten tackles that season he transferred to a junior college in Seffner,Florida near his hometown.

The opportunity:After his time in junior college he is now waiting to play this season with Maryland.He is highly praised by Maryland Head Coach D.J. Durkin.He now has two more years of eligibility left and is not in the shadow of his number one ranking anymore.

2.Keisean Lucier,LB,DE
What happened:Coming out of high school,Lucier was a long and athletic defensive end or linebacker in 2015.He signed with UCLA over schools like Michigan.Fans were very excited about his arrival.Lucier did not play his first season but then played all twelve games in 2016 on special teams.The next season he made eight starts.He was switched from defensive end to linebaacker during that 2017 season in which had fifty-three tackles.

The Opportunity:Lucier now has a new coaching staff and a reset at UCLA and maybe he could suceed.He would be playing defensive end or hybrid linebacker and hoping to have success.

3.Malik Henry,QB
What happened:Henry was an outstanding dual-threat quarterback in the 2016 class.Malik eventually committed to Florida State,and enrolled early as a California native.He transferred after the season after he had been suspended for violating team rules but was reinstated eventually.

The Opportunity:Henry departed after one season so he still has most of his eligibilty left.He went to Indepence (Kansas) Community College and passed for 1,383 yards on thrity-two completions and ten touchdowns with eight interceptions in 2017.The window is closing for Henry but if he wants to play for an FBS team I think he can make it happen.

Thanks for reading this and I hope to make a part two to this.

Source:http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/23804638/byron-cowart-daylon-mack-10-players-not-living-their-recruiting-hype

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Wow…

What an NCAA Tournament so far!Two of the four one seeds are out.Two of the four two seeds have been eliminated.

What has made this NCAA Tournament CRAZY?

Cinderalla of the Tournament?Maybe Not

Loyola Chicago has been this years’ cinderella story by beating Miami and then beating Tennessee.Loyola beat those two teams bya combined two points.When you really think about it though,Loyal Chicago is not a cinderella story-really-they went to Gainesville and knocked of Florida,and are a great team on both sides of the ball.They will meet Nevada after Nevada came from behind twenty-two points to upset two-seed Cincinnati.

Two Seeds Out
As I just mentioned,seven-seeded Nevada came back from twenty-two points to beat two seed Cincinnati.Another seven seed,Texas A&M,cruised to a victory over veteran-led and two-seeded North Carolina,86-65.Duke and Purdue,the other two,two seeds are still in,though.

Wait a minute…There are one seed(s) out too?
Yes.The biggest upset of all-time happened in the Round of sixty-four this past Friday night when sixteen-seed UMBC defeated number one overall seed Virginia seventy-four to fifty-four.UMBC did not just beat Virginia-they crushed them.UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County) became the first sixteen seed to beat a one seed in the round of sixty-four,just to lose a fifty to forty-three score game to undermanned and nine-seeded Kansas State.Xavier lost in the round of thirty-two when nine-seeded Florida State made a mini comeback to defeat Xavier 75-70.Kansas and Villanova,the other two one seeds are still in,though.

Here’s how the bracket looks right now
South Region:5.Kentucky vs. 9.Kansas State,7.Nevada vs. 11.Loyola-Chicago
East Region:1.Villanova vs. 5.West Virginia,2.Purdue vs. 3.Texas Tech
West Region:4.Gonzaga vs. 9.Florida State,3.Michigan vs. 7.Texas A&M
Midwest Region:1.Kansas vs. 5.Clemson,2.Duke vs. 11.Syracuse

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College Basketball News:Conference Championship Week less than a week away,Shareef O’Neal to UCLA,North Carolina-Duke number two,Kansas earns fourteenth straight regular-season Big 12 title in a row

Sorry I missed a college basketball Saturday review.It is life.I had to take one off.To make up for it,I will do a college basketball news post with the conference championship week less than a week away.

Shaquille O’Neal’s son,and five-star recruit Shareef O’Neal has verbally committed to UCLA after decommiting from Arizona after the scandal involving Arizona Head Coach Sean Miller.

A couple of weeks ago,Villanova snagged five-star Point Guard Jahvon Quinerly.
Quinerly decommitted from Arizona a couple of months ago.

The top player in Georgia,Ashton Hagans has decommitted from Georgia,his AAU coach said Monday.Hagans is also reclassifying to 2018 class from the 2019 class.

The best rivalry in colleg basketball is back on Saturday as 5.Duke was upset by Virginia Tech last night but that doesn’t take away from their rivalry rematch with the number nine-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels who the Blue Devils will look to get revonge on Saturday.The Tar Heels beat 82-78,the when they played back in February.

Kansas,24-6 (13-4) in the Big 12 has now clinched their fourteenth straight regular season Big 12 Championship.Kansas was trailing Texas Tech last week but then got a game ahead of the Red Raiders and then beat Texas Tech last Saturday.Kansas locked up the regular season trophy after a win over Texas on Monday night.

Conference Championship Week is less than a week away and all of these conference tournaments will give each team its NCAA Tournament fate meaning its seed line or if the team will be in the tourney or not.

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College Basketball Saturday Review 3.0:A day of upsets

Yesterday in college basketball was a day of upsets.Most notably 4.Duke was taken down at Madison Square Garden by winless in the Big East,St. John’s.23.Florida fell to Alabama,Missouri beat 21.Kentucky for the first time in program history,9.Arizona fell to Washington,12.Oklahoma lost to Texas, and Oklahoma State beat 7.Kansas at Allen Field House.

19.North Carolina snapped a three-game losing streak by blowing out Pitt led by Luke Maye’s twenty-six points and eight rebounds.

The top three teams in the country all won yesterday.

4.Duke and 19.North Carolina are ready for a clash on Thursday.