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Guys we won't see in the 2011 NCAA Tourney -- AKA the dudes leaving school early

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MU_was_not_so_hard, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Okie State's Anderson waits a whole two and a half days after the Cowboys lose to Georgia Tech in the NCAA Tournament to announced he's leaving school early.


    I can see the conversation now.

    JA: "Coach, I'm thinking of heading to the NBA a year early."
    Travis Ford: "James, don't you want to at least thin....."
    JA: "Later."
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    How about teams we won't be seeing in the 2011 Tourney:

    -Northern Iowa
  3. chester

    chester Member

    I'll quibble with OU being on this list, just because only one of its top eight players is a senior (van Kempen). The talent's there for at least one more run, kind of like what Kent State did in the early 2000s, where it went to the tournament (and won a game) in 2001 then returned with that same team virtually the same and went to the Elite Eight.

    Not saying OU's going to be an Elite Eight team next year, but with that kind of talent coming back - MAC Freshman of the Year (Cooper), MAC Tourney MVP (Bassett, if he doesn't jump to the NBA), top 3-pt shooter in the MAC (Freeman) - it's perfectly conceivable Ohio could be right back in the NCAA tournament next year.
  4. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    If the Tourney expands as expected next season, these teams will all be in.
  5. Re: Guys we won't see in the 2011 NCAA Tourney -- AKA the dudes leaving school e

    Speaking of Georgia Tech, I'd be shocked if both Derrick Favors and Gani Lawal don't join Anderson in the draft in the coming weeks, though I think both will wait considerably more time before announcing.
  6. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    The end of the current CBA and impending lockout next year ought to be driving more toward that door this year than any in a long time.
  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Wrong-o on the first team.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Any potential tournament expansion is supposed to happen a few years down the road.
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    They may have beaten Gtown, but they also finished 9-7 in the fucking MAC conference.
  10. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    More like months...11 months...


    And, yes, it's a iffy sports blog but I've heard similar numbers from someone I trust at ESPN Radio.
  11. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Cole Aldrich declaring for NBA.


    In total, that now means five of the six players named first-team All-Big 12 won't be around next year, with K-State's Jacob Pullen being the only returning player from that list.
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I'm expecting Wall, Cousins and Bledsoe all gone from UK, plus Patterson.
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