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  1. If we keep growing as a team like this next year could be extremely interesting.
  2. Honestly, in a best case scenario barring a miracle Yvan was going to pan out in year 2 or 3 regardless of what happened this year. He's freakin' young to be doing this and he has the look and talent to make some B1G noise if he keeps moving forward with that talent. Having him and Stevenson together at the 4 in a couple years should be a major luxury and it isn't rocket science to imagine both on the floor at the same time throwing some weight around... with Stevenson popping out for a 3 to keep the D honest. I'm looking at Stevenson as Chuck Barkley-light... and that's not the worst comparison I've seen (and it's a heck of a player). Yvan SHOULD play well with a player like that given a year or so of growth. As far as I'm concerned, if Fred's bringing in players like that, let them do what they want for their country in the summer. It won't hurt us.
  3. Give me a top 10 guy to go with them and I'd be beyond giddy. Kendall brown would work too.
  4. To be honest, if we're as good as last year's team pre-injuries, we are a top 3-5 team in the conference. I'm not ready to jump THAT far. However, being slightly worse is nothing to be ashamed of... and would be ... say... .500 in conference and a fringe ncaa team. I CAN see that... fairly easily, specifically if a certain transfer eligibility plays out in our favor. If this team gels correctly, we could make some major noise in the B1G tournament and that's definitely good enough for me in year 1.
  5. I'm still not entirely sold on bolt as a baseball hire... which is why I look at so many of these as incomplete. Hoiberg and frost hires being homeruns is good enough to be top 3 or 4 by themselves. But for all we know circumstances will look differently in a couple years. I guess I'm not a fan of the hype. Byrne and Devaney for sure are ahead at this point. Osborne was terrible at hiring coaches but the b1g move sure as heck wins for decades by itself. Knock on wood... but results matter. Hiring who people think will succeed isnt enough.
  6. There will be a ton of open transition 3s. No way a true big can hack that for 30+ minutes. Having lots of quick wings with length will give you plenty of second chances and depth matters. We flat have never had a team like this. Not even under nee. Moe iba? Lol Think more Loyola Marymount early 90s than anything. Or BYU with jimmer. They're going to try and blow everyone out.
  7. If this is the schedule in year 5 I'd be disappointed. So much turnover that I'm honestly relieved. With that schedule we could hit 20 wins given one hot stretch in conference (that's not exactly a big reach).
  8. I'll have me some of that. (Yes, that too)
  9. I just think it's fun to know we will probably average in the low 80s offensively. Even if our defense sucks that'll be a fun brand of basketball. And with doc I doubt it will suck. Average would probably be good enough to be a very decent team. 83-75 type scores.
  10. Please pick us 12th or 13th. Please. Rank us high we implode. Rank us low we severely overachieve. Hell, pick us 14th so we make the final four.
  11. That's extremely beyond conservative imo... it is basically assuming we win around 7 or 8 conference games out of 20 because our nonconference schedule is light. 8 conference wins with our roster is flat low. You'd need a collapse similar to last year. And this team is much deeper.
  12. Sometimes having talent that knows each other is overrated. You fall into ruts and get eaten alive We have the talent to be absurdly good by our historical standards. Sure the proof is in the pudding. But no reason to be negative either.
  13. Ok duh blonde moment. Some years they suck some years they don't
  14. Yep... Sadler will make our d above average by the end of the year at minimum. The gelling process... if it is half as fast as this recruiting insanity, this team is a sweet 16 team and a very difficult ncaa out due to guard play Nobody has a clue because I cant think of a team that has ever turned over like this with this kind of talent.
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