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ESPN’s 2020 College Basketball Class Rankings after Five-Stars Jalen Green, Isaiah Todd, and Greg Brown’s decisions

6.BJ Boston (#1SF) Chatsworth,CA (Sierra Canyon)
8.Terrence Clark (#3SF) Wolfebro,NH (Brewster)
25.Devin Askew (#7PG) Santa Ana,CA (Mater Dei)
30.Isaiah Jackson (#5PF) Pontiac,MI (Waterford Mott)

15.Jalen Johnson (#4SF) Glendale,WI (Nicolet)
18.Jeremy Roach (#4PG) Leesburg,VA (Paul VI)
23.DJ Steward (#6SG) Chicago,IL (Whitney Young)
24.Jaemyn Brakefield (#4PF) Jackson,MS (Huntington Prep)

3.North Carolina
11.Day’Ron Sharpe (#2C) Winterville,NC (Montverde)
14.Walker Kessler (#4C) Fairburn,GA (Woodward)
17.Caleb Love (#3PG) Saint Louis,MO (Christian Brothers)
39.RJ Davis (#8PG) White Plains,NY (Archbishop Stepinac)

36.Hunter Dickinson (#7C) Hyattsville,MD (DeMatha)
71.Zeb Jackson (#14SG) Toledo,OH (Montverde)
76.Terrance Williams (#14PF) Washington,DC (Gonzaga College)
NR.Jace Howard (#66SF) Fort Lauderdale,FL (NSU University)

16.Jaden Springer (#3SG) Charlotte,NC (IMG)
26.Keon Johnson (#5SF) Bell Buckle,TN (The Webb)
73.Corey Walker (#12PF) Jacksonville,FL (Hargrave Military)
NR.Malachi Wideman (#29SG) Sarasota,FL (Riverview)

38.Moses Moodey (#10SG) Little Rock,AR (Montverde)
82.KK Robinson (#20PG) Little Rock,AR (Oak Hill)
83.Davonte Davis (#18SG) Jacksoville,AR (Jacksonville)
88.Jaylin Williams (#13C) Fort Smith,AR (Northside)

5.Jalen Suggs (#2PG) Minneapolis,MN (Minneheha)
54.Dominick Harris (#11SG) Murrieta,CA (Rancho Christian)
59.Julian Strawther (#17SF) Henderson,NV (Liberty)

8.Oklahoma State
3.Cade Cunnigham (#1PG) Arlington,TX (Montverde)
52.Rondel Walker (#11PG) Oklahoma City,OK (Putnam City West)
NR.Donavan Williams (#23SG) Lincoln,NE (Lincoln North Star)
NR.Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe Vaughan, Ont., Canada (Orangeville Prep)

9.NC State
44.Josh Hall (#11SF) Hickory,NC (Moravian Prep)
62.Cam Hayes (#14PG) Greensboro,NC (Greensboro Day)
NR.Shakeel Moore (#24PG) Greensboro,NC (Moravian Prep)
NR.Ebenezer Dowuna (#22C) Newman,GA (Heritage)

10.Texas Tech
21.Nimari Burnett (#4SG) Chicago,IL (Prolific Prep)
31.Micah Peavy (#6SF) Houston,TX (Duncanville)
NR.Chibuzo Agbo (#32PF) San Diego,CA (Saint Augustine)
NR.Esahia Nyiwe (Unranked) Clarendon,TX Clarendon College (JC)

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Week Opponent Predicted Record (W/L)
1 Eastern Washington Win 1-0 (0-0) SEC
2 Kentucky Win 2-0 (1-0) SEC
3 South Alabama Win 3-0 (1-0) SEC
4 at.Tennessee Win 4-0 (2-0) SEC
5 South Carolina Win 5-0 (3-0) SEC
6 LSU Loss 5-1 (3-1) SEC
7 at.Ole Miss Win 6-1 (4-1) SEC
8 Bye None 6-1 (4-1) SEC
9 vs.Georgia (Jacksonville,FL) Loss 6-2 (4-2) SEC
10 at.Vanderbilt Win 7-2 (5-2) SEC
11 Missouri Win 8-2 (6-2) SEC
12 New Mexico State Win 9-2 (6-2) SEC
13 at.Florida State Win 10-2 (6-2) SEC

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What to make of Jalen Green’s decision to go to the NBA G-League

Here’s what to make about consensus top three prospect Jalen Green’s decision to forgo college basketball (whether that be at Auburn and Memphis) and go to the NBA G-League.

First, things first. The G-League has become a great option recently for top prospects. Spend a year in the developmental league and then move on to the real thing. Playing basketball and being paid in the G-League has to be a more enticing option for Green, considering the uncertainty of schools opening on time and thus the start of the college basketball season.

A big con for Green’s G-League decision is that he doesn’t get the exposure that players like Zion Williamson and Trae Young, got to turn into top five picks in the NBA Draft. Players like Williamson got to be on national television at least thirty times during their lone seasons playing college basketball. Plus everyone watches them for three weeks in March.

It’s a tough hit for Penny Hardaway’s program at Memphis. Memphis is far removed from their top ranked class in 2019. Hardaway’s plan was to pair Green with fellow uncommitted top ten prospect Greg Brown. But all signs point to Brown staying home and signing with Texas. Bruce Pearl and Auburn have had a successful 2020 recruiting cycle so its nothing more than a guy they lost to another team or school.

Jalen Green’s decision is made even bigger considering the fact that next year’s recruiting cycle (the 2021 class) is widely considered the last class with “one and done” rule in place. The NCAA will make changes that will likely take high school basketball back to a place where top prospects can enter the NBA after their senior years in high school. College basketball will be greatly effected by this but that’s for another post.

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UNC’s Anthony to enter 2020 NBA Draft (CBB News)

North Carolina Freshman standout Point Guard Cole Anthony announced he is entering his name into the 2020 NBA Draft. Anthony averaged 18.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4 assists per game. That is the highest of any Tar Heel since Forward Tyler Hansbrough (20.7 PPG) in the 2008-2009 season. Anthony is a likely lottery pick.

Considered the top international prospect headed the college way, Guard Kerr Kriisa announced he is headed to Arizona. Kriisa played in Lithuania’s NKL this season and averaged 14.8 points and 6 assists per game this season.

San Diego State Point Guard Malachi Flynn has used him and his team’s breakout season in 2019-2020 to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft. Flynn averaged almost 18 points and 5.1 assists per game in 2019-2020.

George Washington transfer Forward Arnaldo Toro is playing for Mike Anderson next season. Toro signed with St. John’s on Thursday. Toro averaged 6.5 points and a team high 7 rebounds per game for George Washington last season.

Rhode Island transfer Jacob Toppin, the brother of consensus national player of the year Obi Toppin, is transferring to Kentucky. Obi, the former Dayton Forward, has declared for the draft. Toppin averaged 5.1 points and almost 4 rebounds per game this past season.

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Predicting who will be playing in 2021 College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six Games

I will make new predictions after I predict every Power 5 team’s schedule.

Wednesday December 30,2020

2020-2021 Cotton Bowl (Arlington,TX)
Iowa State vs. Boise State

Friday January 1,2021

Peach Bowl (Atlanta,GA)
Georgia vs. Oklahoma

2020-2021 College Football Playoff Semifinals

2020-2021 Rose Bowl (CFP Semifinal) (Pasadena,CA)
1.Clemson vs. 4.Penn State

2020-2021 Sugar Bowl (CFP Semifinal) (New Orleans,LA)
2.Ohio State vs. 3.Alabama

Saturday January 2,2021

2020-2021 Fiesta Bowl (Phoenix,AZ)
Oregon vs. LSU

2020-2021 Orange Bowl (Miami,FL)
Minnesota vs. Notre Dame

Monday January 11,2021 (CFP National Championship) (Miami Gardens,FL)
2.Ohio State vs. 1.Clemson

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ESPN’s top prospect Jalen Green skipping college ball, to play in NBA G-League

The top ranked prospect in the 2020 ESPN 100, Five-Star Shooting Guard Jalen Green, will not play college basketball next season. The California native has been informing teams that he will likely play next season in the NBA Developmental League, the NBA G-League per bleacher report. Green will make an official announcement (I’m writing this the morning before he makes his official announcement) at 12 PM CT which will confirm his decision. If he were to go to college, he would’ve decided between Auburn, Memphis, and home state USC.

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Five-Star Todd decommits from Michigan, will head to play overseas (CBB News)

Five-Star big man Isaiah Todd decommitted from Michigan this week. His plan is to go overseas and play professional basketball there before likely declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft next summer.

Former Ohio State Guard Luther Muhammad is transferring to Arizona State. Muhammad will have to sit out the 2020-2021 season if he is not granted a waiver by the NCAA.

Florida leading scorer Keyontae Johnson has taken his name out of the 2020 NBA Draft and will return to Gainesville next fall. Johnson averaged 14 points per game and seven rebounds per game during his sophomore season.

The number two shooting guard in the 2020 ESPN 100, Josh Christopher announced his commitment to Arizona State over Michigan and UCLA.

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Predicting where ESPN’s College Gameday will go each week for the 2020-2021 season

Today I predict where ESPN’s College Gameday show will go each week for their college preview show each week.

Week 0
Navy vs. Notre Dame (Dublin,Ireland)
If Gameday goes anywhere for Week 0, it will be in Dublin for one of the most historic games as they come. Notre Dame taking on Navy.

Week 1
USC vs. Alabama (Arlington,TX)
There aren’t very many top heavy match ups in week one so I chose the annual kickoff game in Arlington between two bluebloods, Alabama and USC.

Week 2
Texas at. LSU
Gameday went to Austin for this game a year ago and boy it was a treat. Why not make the trip down to Baton Rouge for this one?

Week 3
Georgia at. Alabama
I mean, who wouldn’t want to see these two SEC powerhouses play for the first time since 2007. Gameday would love to go to Tuscaloosa. Enough said.

Week 4
Wisconsin at. Michigan
Gameday went to this game many times during the 2010s and I’m not finding too much else that is worth watching. Obviously teams will rise up the rankings and fall down the rankings, but right now this game is the one to watch in week four.

Week 5
Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin (Green Bay,WI)
Yes, Wisconsin is getting Gameday for the second straight week. But at Lambeau Field, this game has to be the one that the Gameday gang goes to.

Week 6
Auburn at. Georgia
While LSU-Florida is also this week, Gameday has already been to Baton Rouge. While they have been to a Georgia game it was not in Athens, so it’s my pick for week six.

Week 7
Texas A&M at. Auburn
If Gameday doesn’t want to be in SEC country for consecutive weeks, they could go to Utah-Washington but Texas A&M seems to be the most talented its ever been under Jimbo Fisher and Gus Malzahn has Auburn as a likely pre-season top ten team.

Week 8
Ohio State at. Penn State
The likely battle for the Big Ten east title in 2020 never disappoints. It might just be Penn State’s year to take down the buckeyes you never know.

Week 9
Florida vs. Georgia (Jacksonville,FL)
This is usually the de facto championship in the SEC east. So, that’s why gameday goes to Jacksonville on Halloween.

Week 10
Alabama at. LSU
Despite Gameday going to many SEC games, how could they not go to Baton Rouge for a potential de facto SEC west championship yet again in 2020?

Week 11
Washington at. USC
If both teams are good enough and only if they are good enough Gameday could head to Los Angeles for the first time in awhile.

Week 12
Nebraska at. Wisconsin
The right pick for this week would be Texas A&M-Alabama or LSU-Auburn but with the amount of SEC games already attended by Gameday it’s hard to see them going down south again. So, Wisconsin-Nebraska is my pick.

Week 13
Auburn at. Alabama
Both teams will be in the thick of things in the SEC. Enough said.

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Where does five-star Josh Christopher end up?

Ranked number ten in the 2020 ESPN 100, Five-Star Shooting Guard Josh Christopher is one of the lone 2020 prospects that has not signed. He ends his long recruitment with a decision today. Also to note, even if Christopher makes his decision before 2 PM CT (when this post goes up), I’ve been working on the post way before then. Anyway let’s take a look at the contenders to land Josh Christopher.

Arizona State:I’m sure Coach Bobby Hurley wants him to come to Tempe but even with Christopher’s brother playing there, it seems unlikely. It might be the second closest to home for him (he’s from California) but again, the Sun Devils seem like their third in the running at this point.

Michigan:Michigan Head Coach Juwan Howard started recruiting Christopher the minute he walked into Ann Arbor. Howard helped Michigan get to be the definite favorite to land his services and it may not be close.

Missouri:Missouri doesn’t belong here. After searching reliable source articles, there is nothing mentioned about how the tigers will land Christopher.

UCLA:UCLA was the early favorite to land Christopher. Once Forward Shareef O’Neal transferred to LSU, the UCLA coaching staff stopped recruiting Christopher heavily, so they could be called a “far away” second place in the race for Josh Christopher.

Prediction:I’m going with Michigaan because they have been committed to him most since Juwan Howard was named head coach.

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Iowa’s Garza enters draft, but keeps elgibility (CBB News)

Iowa All American Center Luka Garza announced he is entering his name into the draft but keeping his elgibility by not signing with an agent. He would be a senior if he returns next season.

Ranked number one in the 2020 ESPN 100, Five-Star Shooting Guard Jalen Green will announce his decision next Friday April 17. The Fresno,California product will decide between Auburn, Florida State, Memphis, Oregon, and USC. ESPN’s number two ranked player, Five-Star big man Evan Mobley signed with USC, where he will team up with his dad (assistant coach) and Isaiah (fellow big man) in Los Angeles. ESPN’s number three ranked player, Five-Star Point Guard Cade Cunningham signed with Oklahoma State.

Duke big man Vernon Carey Jr. announced his intentions to enter the 2020 NBA Draft. Carey averaged eighteen points and nine rebounds per game in his single season in Durham.

Arizona Freshman Guard Josh Green announced he was entering the 2020 NBA Draft after averaging almost twelve points and almost three assists per game in his lone season in Tucson.

Former Kentucky wing Kahlil Whitney, who withdrawed from school in January, has signed with an agent and will enter the 2020 NBA Draft.

Creighton grad transfer Davion Mintz committed to Kentucky on Friday. The Point Guard averaged ten points, three assists, and three rebounds in 2018-19.

Former Columbia Guard Mike Smith will grad transfer to Michigan. The All-Ivy League guard averaged almost twenty-three points and four and a half assists for the Lions. Smith also considered Arizona, Gonzaga, and Seton Hall before deciding on Michigan.

While this isn’t just college basketball news, the NCAA expects to vote on a one-time transfer waiver. They will discuss waiver on April 24 and take a vote on May 20. The NCAA is also expected to make steps regarding student athletes being able to profit off of their name, image, and likeness.