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  1. Chuck Taylor

    Way too early Top 25

    Bart Torvik's preseason ratings continue to change, and I'm not sure why. Maybe he looks at the team photos and sees who's beefed up? Anyway, we've moved up to 5th in today's version: 2019 T-Rank College Basketball Projections RK TEAM CONF REC ADJOE ADJDE BARTHAG PROJ. REC RET MINS RPMS NC SOS 7 Michigan St. Bid %: 98.7 B10 0-0 118.4 11 95.5 19 .9222 22-8 14-6 58.4% 59.0% 24 % 20 Michigan Bid %: 89 B10 0-0 114.3 33 95.5 18 .8874 20-10 12-8 51.9% 51.9% 16 % 25 Indiana Bid %: 80.1 B10 0-0 116.6 20 98.6 62 .8727 20-11 11-9 59.4% 56.7% 19 % 26 Wisconsin Bid %: 75 B10 0-0 114.3 31 97.0 34 .8683 18-11 11-9 93.8% 95.2% 23 % 36 Nebraska Bid %: 62.1 B10 0-0 113.9 35 98.1 53 .8486 19-12 10-10 64.4% 70.9% 14 % 38 Iowa Bid %: 58.5 B10 0-0 118.0 12 101.8 123 .8452 19-11 10-10 90.5% 93.0% 12 % 39 Maryland Bid %: 58 B10 0-0 113.9 36 98.4 56 .8430 19-12 10-10 50.9% 55.0% 14 % 40 Ohio St. Bid %: 50.4 B10 0-0 111.8 54 97.0 33 .8365 19-12 10-10 48.6% 46.5% 16 % 43 Purdue Bid %: 44.9 B10 0-0 110.9 64 96.4 29 .8335 16-13 10-10 42.7% 42.2% 21 % 46 Northwestern Bid %: 39.3 B10 0-0 113.2 40 98.9 66 .8262 17-12 10-10 56.5% 47.5% 8 % 52 Penn St. Bid %: 37.7 B10 0-0 109.8 75 96.4 30 .8163 16-14 9-11 55.9% 53.4% 20 % 54 Illinois Bid %: 30.2 B10 0-0 114.9 25 101.2 111 .8121 16-13 9-11 41.1% 43.2% 21 % 75 Minnesota Bid %: 5.3 B10 0-0 110.6 67 100.9 106 .7406 16-15 7-13 59.6% 60.6% 12 % 108 Rutgers Bid %: 0.2 B10 0-0 102.9 179 97.4 40 .6529 13-18 6-14 54.2% 44.7% 16 %
  2. Chuck Taylor

    Roby (is Good)

    FWIW, here are their credentials from the website: Mike Gribanov is a Southern California resident who loves his daughter and youth basketball. Mike’s “expertise” seems to be his talent for obsessively scouring hours of footage from various AAU circuits. He tries to apply analytics driven perspectives to scouting high school prospects and hopes to continuously acquire knowledge of creative approaches in team building and on court game planning. Jackson is a Lawrence, Kansas native who grew up on Jayhawk basketball. He came to cover the NBA draft due to his intersecting loves of college and NBA hoops, starting the Hardwood Homies NBA Draft Podcast in March 2017 and joining LockDraft.com later that year. Since then, Jackson has combined his numbers-based analysis with plenty of film study in order to build his opinions on prospects. Currently a high school senior, Jackson is still figuring out where he will head off to college, but he hopes to pursue a career working in an NBA front office.
  3. Chuck Taylor

    Charity Game?

    Maybe a Hurricane Florence game? Pleeeeeeeease!
  4. I went through a few recent 2019 mock drafts and Roby didn't appear on them. While I think he has a good chance to be drafted this year, he's not a lottery pick. I could be that guy who goes through recent NBA drafts to show how rare a third-year, off the radar players become lottery picks, but I'm not that guy.
  5. Chuck Taylor

    2020 PG Rashad McDaniels

    Yes. That's why I hope they offer him: They can't take both him and Hepburn, and I'd rather have Hepburn.
  6. Chuck Taylor

    2020 PG Rashad McDaniels

    Let's hope he develops enough for Creighton to offer. Then we'll get Hepburn.
  7. Chuck Taylor

    RIP RPI

    I'd guess the NET doesn't adjust for opponent because it's already doing that with the other metrics. Mot sure why they won't reveal the formula, since this is going to be harder to game than RPI. Seems like they're opening themselves to conspiracy theorists' charges that they tweaked it to screw certain teams. Not that college basketball fans would be that paranoid .......
  8. Chuck Taylor

    2020 G Donovan Williams - VC

    Whoa. She and Maurtice Ivy put Nebraska girls high school basketball on the map in the '80s. I'd argue it really was not taken seriously until those two came along.
  9. Chuck Taylor

    RIP RPI

    No system is perfect. For the record, last year we were 56 in RPI, 55 in KenPom, 63 in Sagarin, 41 in Massey, 65 in TeamRankings. Easy to point out imperfections in any of them. Maybe the bigger news is that the NCAA is retaining the quadrant system.
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    2019 SF Yavuz Gultekin

    I just looked at Georgetown's roster to see how many scholarships they're working on, and it's kind of interesting. Patrick Ewing already has a Turkish kid on the roster, a 3-point specialist grad transfer from William and Mary and this freshman point guard: https://theundefeated.com/features/georgetown-freshman-mac-mcclung-is-electrifying-dynamic-and-white/ I always think of bully ball with Georgetown, kind of ironic that it would be Ewing who moved them away from that. He's a smart guy, paid his dues as an assistant NBA coach, looks like he's seen where the game is going with rough play deemphasized.
  11. Chuck Taylor

    2018 Transfer Market

    Evansville is coached by Walter McCarty, who played at Kentucky and in the NBA. One of his assistants is Todd Linkliter, a bust at Iowa, but very successful at Butler. Cunliffe has a lot of baggage, but he's a very good pickup for them. And if it doesn't work out, he can always transfer to a 4th school.
  12. Chuck Taylor

    Dedoch is N

    I agree completely. The main problem will be if he can stay out of foul trouble guarding a bigger traditional post player.
  13. Chuck Taylor

    Successful Season

    The pickup of Dedoch is looking better and better. T-Rank sees him averaging 6.8 ppg and 5.3 rpg, good enough to boost us in Bart Torvik's rankings to 7th, passing Purdue and Ohio State. http://www.barttorvik.com/?conlimit=B10&year=2019&sort=
  14. Chuck Taylor

    Successful Season

    T-Rank now has dropped us to 43rd and 9th in the BIG, with a 41% chance of making the tourney. While the prediction might not be worth much, Torvik's added some detail to his preview. http://www.barttorvik.com/ 8 Michigan St. Bid %: 98.3 B10 0-0 118.8 11 93.8 11 .9182 19-8 14-6 58.4% 59.0% 31 % 20 Michigan Bid %: 91.6 B10 0-0 114.7 29 94.3 15 .8811 19-10 12-8 51.9% 51.9% 17 % 22 Wisconsin Bid %: 76.3 B10 0-0 115.5 23 95.6 32 .8741 15-11 12-8 93.9% 95.4% 33 % 23 Indiana Bid %: 73.7 B10 0-0 117.7 13 97.4 58 .8741 15-11 12-8 59.4% 56.7% 32 % 32 Iowa Bid %: 55.3 B10 0-0 118.3 12 100.4 110 .8435 15-11 10-10 90.5% 93.0% 14 % 38 Maryland Bid %: 64 B10 0-0 113.7 35 97.2 52 .8330 19-12 10-10 50.9% 55.0% 13 % 39 Ohio St. Bid %: 69.5 B10 0-0 112.0 48 95.9 34 .8307 19-12 10-10 48.9% 46.9% 15 % 42 Purdue Bid %: 44.9 B10 0-0 110.7 65 95.0 26 .8261 16-13 10-10 42.7% 42.2% 21 % 43 Nebraska Bid %: 41 B10 0-0 113.2 38 97.3 56 .8257 16-13 10-10 64.4% 70.9% 18 % 48 Northwestern Bid %: 40.7 B10 0-0 113.1 41 97.9 67 .8143 15-12 9-11 56.5% 47.5% 9 % 49 Illinois Bid %: 28.2 B10 0-0 115.0 26 99.7 100 .8131 16-13 9-11 41.3% 43.2% 20 % 52 Penn St. Bid %: 38.9 B10 0-0 109.3 74 95.6 31 .7975 16-14 9-11 55.9% 53.4% 19 % 79 Minnesota Bid %: 3.2 B10 0-0 110.2 67 100.1 107 .7293 10-15 7-13 59.6% 60.6% 19 % 95 Rutgers Bid %: 0.8 B10 0-0 103.9 149 96.6 43 .6775 14-17 6-14 54.3% 44.8% 16 %
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    Dedoch Chan

    Norfolk State, Montana State, Cal Poly and McNeese offers, according to Verbal Commits. See how he does against our guys on his visit.
  16. Chuck Taylor

    2019 G Caleb Grill -> SDSU

    https://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2018/08/01/caleb-grill-commits-to-south-dakota-state-over-power-5-offers/ Maybe that will work for us with Chucky Hepburn.
  17. Chuck Taylor

    Way too early Top 25

    http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/24199936/kansas-jayhawks-gonzaga-bulldogs-lead-espn-college-basketball-bpi-2018 Preseason BPI Top 50: 8 Wisky 13 Michigan St. 26 NW 37 Purdue 38 Maryland 40 Michigan 42 Penn St. 43 Minnesota 46 Nebraska Not sure how you cook up the numbers to get us 9th.
  18. Chuck Taylor

    Successful Season

    Bart Torvik updated his projections to take out Jordy. IIRC, we were about 28th (6th) before. He must not have seen Jordy play. Kinda cool: he sees Brady contributing 3.6 ppg and 3.0 rbp. I'd take that. http://www.barttorvik.com/?conlimit=B10&year=2019&sort= 8 Michigan St. B10 0-0 119.1 9 93.7 11 .9212 17-8 14-6 58.4% 59.0% 42 % 20 Michigan B10 0-0 114.6 29 94.3 15 .8807 18-10 12-8 51.9% 51.9% 19 % 22 Indiana B10 0-0 117.7 13 97.4 58 .8743 14-11 11-9 59.4% 56.7% 38 % 23 Wisconsin B10 0-0 115.3 25 95.4 30 .8737 14-10 12-8 93.9% 95.4% 42 % 31 Iowa B10 0-0 118.3 12 100.3 110 .8449 15-11 10-10 90.5% 93.0% 14 % 33 Ohio St. B10 0-0 112.7 43 95.8 33 .8411 19-12 10-10 48.9% 46.9% 15 % 35 Maryland B10 0-0 114.0 32 97.1 51 .8383 16-11 10-10 50.9% 55.0% 17 % 38 Nebraska B10 0-0 113.9 33 97.3 56 .8339 13-12 10-10 64.4% 70.9% 26 % 42 Purdue B10 0-0 110.7 64 94.9 24 .8294 16-13 10-10 42.7% 42.2% 21 % 47 Illinois B10 0-0 115.2 27 99.6 100 .8170 15-13 9-11 41.3% 43.2% 17 % 50 Northwestern B10 0-0 113.0 40 97.9 68 .8130 14-12 9-11 56.5% 47.5% 11 % 53 Penn St. B10 0-0 109.3 74 95.5 32 .7989 16-14 9-11 55.9% 53.4% 19 % 75 Minnesota B10 0-0 110.3 67 100.0 107 .7306 9-15 7-13 59.6% 60.6% 20 % 95 Rutgers B10 0-0 104.1 146 96.6 44 .6820 9-17 6-14 54.3% 44.8% 21 %
  19. Chuck Taylor

    Player Power Rankings

    TA is a good bet for a breakout season. He got his feet wet last year and is going to play a LOT this year.
  20. Chuck Taylor

    Jordy Gone

    So what's that mean? We ran him off because he put on weight?
  21. Chuck Taylor

    Jordy Gone

    I had thought it unlikely he'd return based on last season's incident. So the timing is strange, but maybe not if he's been rehabbing on NU's dime and is now ready to leave. If he turns up somewhere else in the next few days, then it seems like maybe this is how it was going to play out all along. I'd guess word will filter to the media about how everything went down, but it's hard to believe we knew he was going all along. Don't care either way, time to move on.
  22. Chuck Taylor

    Jordy Gone

    Duh, forgot about that. I'll go back to the grassy knoll.
  23. Chuck Taylor

    Jordy Gone

    Has Jordy been at the workouts? I went back through the workout videos on twitter and didn't see him, although I didn't give them grassy knoll-type scrutiny.
  24. Chuck Taylor

    In state kids?

    South Dakota offered Shiloh Robinson today. He was hurt last year, I think.
  25. Chuck Taylor

    2019 Akol Arop

    Playing in NYC this week, received offers from San Diego and UAB.
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