Wednesday, June 24, 2015

2015 NBA Mock Draft

*Projections represent what I think teams should do and not what I believe they will do.

1. MIN - Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky
2. LAL - Justise Winslow, Duke
3. PHI - Jahlil Okafor, Duke
4. NYK - Emmanuel Mudiay, International
5. ORL - Kristaps Porzingis, International
6. SAC - D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
7. DEN - Myles Turner, Texas
8. DET - Trey Lyles, Kentucky
9. CHA - Kevon Looney, UCLA
10. MIA - Stanley Johnson, Arizona
11. IND - Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
12. UTA - Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
13. PHX - Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky
14. OKC - Montrezl Harrell, Louisville
15. ATL - Mario Hezonja, International
16. BOS - Cameron Payne, Murray State
17. MIL - Tyus Jones, Duke
18. HOU - Kelly Oubre, Kansas
19. WAS - Rashad Vaughn, UNLV
20. TOR - Jerian Grant, Notre Dame
21. DAL - Devin Booker, Kentucky
22. CHI - Terry Rozier, Louisville
23. POR - Dakari Johnson, Kentucky
24. CLE - Bobby Portis, Arkansas
25. MEM - Justin Anderson, Virginia
26. SAS - Guillermo Hernangomez, International
27. LAL - Chris McCullough, Syracuse
28. BOS - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Arizona
29. BRK - Olivier Hanlan, Boston College
30. GSW - Delon Wright, Utah

Friday, April 10, 2015

2014-15 NCAA Honors & Awards


1st Team All-American
Delon Wright, Utah [sr]
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame [sr]
Seth Tuttle, Northern Iowa [sr]
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin [sr]
Jahlil Okafor, Duke [fr]


2nd Team All-American
Kris Dunn, Providence [soph]
Joseph Young, Oregon [sr]
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma [jr]
Georges Niang, Iowa State [jr]
Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky [fr]


All-Defensive Team
Kris Dunn, Providence [soph]
Gary Payton, Oregon State [jr]
Sir'Dominic Pointer, St. John's [sr]
Jordan Mickey, LSU [soph]
Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky [jr]


All-Freshman Team
D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
Justise Winslow, Duke
Stanley Johnson, Arizona
Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky
Jahlil Okafor, Duke


Player of the Year: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Top Defender: Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky
Best Freshman: Jahlil Okafor, Duke
Coach of the Year: Tony Bennett, Virginia

2014-15 Conference Honors & Awards



All-AAC
Nic Moore, Southern Methodist [jr]
Ryan Boatright, Connecticut [sr]
Will Cummings, Temple [sr]
Shaquille Harrison, Tulsa [jr]
Austin Nichols, Memphis [soph]

Player of the Year: Nic Moore, Southern Methodist
Top Defender: Austin Nichols, Memphis
Best Freshman: Daniel Hamilton, Connecticut
Coach of the Year: Larry Brown, Southern Methodist


All-ACC
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame [sr]
Terry Rozier, Louisville [soph]
Montrezl Harrell, Louisville [jr]
Rakeem Christmas, Syracuse [sr]
Jahlil Okafor, Duke [fr]

Player of the Year: Jahlil Okafor, Duke
Top Defender: Darion Atkins, Virginia
Best Freshman: Jahlil Okafor, Duke
Coach of the Year: Tony Bennett, Virginia


All-Big East
Kris Dunn, Providence [soph]
D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's [sr]
Darrun Hilliard, Villanova [sr]
LaDontae Henton, Providence [sr]
Sir'Dominic Pointer, St. John's [sr]

Player of the Year: Kris Dunn, Providence
Top Defender: Sir'Dominic Pointer, St. John's
Best Freshman: Angel Delgado, Seton Hall
Coach of the Year: Jay Wright, Villanova


All-Big Ten
Melo Trimble, Maryland [fr]
D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State [fr]
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin [jr]
Aaron White, Iowa [sr]
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin [sr]

Player of the Year: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Top Defender: A.J. Hammons, Purdue
Best Freshman: D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
Coach of the Year: Mark Turgeon, Maryland


All-Big 12
Juwan Staten, West Virginia [sr]
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma [jr]
Georges Niang, Iowa State [jr]
Perry Ellis, Kansas [jr]
Rico Gathers, Baylor [jr]

Player of the Year: Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
Top Defender: Anthony Hickey, Oklahoma State
Best Freshman: Myles Turner, Texas
Coach of the Year: Lon Kruger, Oklahoma


All-Pac-12
T.J. McConnell, Arizona [sr]
Joseph Young, Oregon [sr]
Tyrone Wallace, California [jr]
Gary Payton, Oregon State [jr]
Delon Wright, Utah [sr]

Player of the Year: Delon Wright, Utah
Top Defender: Gary Payton, Oregon State
Best Freshman: Stanley Johnson, Arizona
Coach of the Year: Larry Krystkowiak, Utah


All-SEC
Michael Qualls, Arkansas [jr]
Bobby Portis, Arkansas [soph]
Jordan Mickey, LSU [soph]
Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky [fr]
Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky [jr]

Player of the Year: Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky
Top Defender: Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky
Best Freshman: Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky
Coach of the Year: John Calipari, Kentucky

Monday, April 6, 2015

Duke is your champion.



Duke wins the 2014-15 championship, matching UConn with its second title of the 2010s.



Sunday, March 15, 2015

Field of 68


*Seeding and invites do not project what I believe the Selection Committee will do.  Rather, this entry reflects what the Selection Committee should do.

1 seeds
Kentucky
Wisconsin
Virginia
Arizona

2 seeds
Villanova
Duke
Notre Dame
Gonzaga

3 seeds
Kansas
Iowa State
Maryland
Northern Iowa

4 seeds
Oklahoma
North Carolina
Louisville
Baylor

5 seeds
Wichita State
Utah
Southern Methodist
Michigan State

6 seeds
West Virginia
Arkansas
Oregon
Providence

7 seeds
Virginia Commonwealth
Georgetown
Dayton
Butler

8 seeds
Xavier
Ohio State
Cincinnati
Iowa

9 seeds
San Diego State
Davidson
Purdue
North Carolina State

10 seeds
Oklahoma State
Texas
Indiana
St. John's

11 seeds
Boise State
LSU
Mississippi
Georgia
Miami
Brigham Young

12 seeds
Stephen F. Austin
Wofford
Wyoming
Valparaiso

13 seeds
Buffalo
Harvard
Georgia State
UAB

14 seeds
UC Irvine
New Mexico State
Belmont
Manhattan

15 seeds
Eastern Washington
Albany
North Dakota State
Northeastern

16 seeds
North Florida
Texas Southern
Robert Morris
Coastal Carolina
Lafayette
Hampton