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Daily Dribble: Big 12 Top 25 Players

October 15th, 2007
Big 12

With some of the best newcomers in the country, the Big 12 is building an underrated talent-base. While teams like Kansas and Texas get attention, the bottom half of the league still has some quality players.

1. Brandon Rush, SG, Kansas - Iffy pick for #1, but can do it all if healthy
2. DJ Augustin, PG, Texas - Has a chance to be the nation's best point guard
3. Michael Beasley, PF, Kansas State - Freshman is a preseason CHN All-American
4. Aleks Maric, C, Nebraska - Hard to argue with 19 and 9 per game

Preseason All-Big 12

October 9th, 2007
Baylor

Voted on by Big 12 head coaches.

2007-08 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 TEAM

Name, School Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl.

Curtis Jerrells, Baylor G 6-1 205 Jr.
Darrell Arthur, Kansas F 6-9 230 So.
Brandon Rush, Kansas G 6-6 210 Jr.
Aleks Maric, Nebraska C 6-11 275 Sr.
D.J. Augustin, Texas G 6-0 180 So.

CHN Top 10 Frontcourts & Backcourts

October 3rd, 2007
Kansas

For full commentary on the Top 10 Backcourts & Frontcourts, visit CHN's March Madness Blog by Jeff Borzello.

 

2007-08 Big 12 Stats Preview

September 25th, 2007
Big 12

This is the third of six mini statistical previews of the major conferences. Each one includes projected starting lineups, projected stats for each player, and a short comment. (Stats are listed in order of points, rebounds, then assists).

Baylor

G Aaron Bruce - 13, 3, 4
G Curtis Jerrells - 14, 4, 4
G Henry Dugat - 11, 3, 3
F Kevin Rogers - 11, 7, 1
C Mamadou Diene - 7, 6, 0
6 Tweedy Carter - 11, 2, 3

All-American Lineup Rundown

August 13th, 2007
DukeNo surprise that Coach K's 2007-08 squad will feature the most McDonald's All-Americans with a whopping 8, including three freshmen. ACC rival North Carolina is second with 5, but with no new additions.  After Duke with 3 All-American freshmen, Florida and a pair of Big East teams (Syracuse & Georgetown) are next with 2 new top dogs. Below is a lengthy compilation of the projected starting five's of all 35 teams that include a single McDonald's All-Americans, in order of how many award winners fill the roster.

Unsubstantiated Speculation: The Week in NBA Draft Rumors

May 29th, 2007
Atlanta Hawks: NBA DraftThere seems to be a lottery hangover going on in the media that has produced a minimal amount of draft links this week. I guess there must be more important things to talk about like UFC and dog fighting. Nevertheless, the links will be brief this week.

 

Siegel's Take: NBA Draft Small Forward Analysis

May 24th, 2007
Florida St

Continuing this week's series of positional analysis, I move on to the small forwards. This is an amazingly deep group of kids. Wilson Chandler, down at #10, is about as talented as the 3rd or 4th best point guard.

1) Kevin Durant - Texas - There's nothing I can say hear that you don't know already. Except for the fact that Durant might be underrated. As a big man, Oden has a chance to be a dynastic, Tim Duncan-like winner. Durant might not win a handful of championships, but he's probably even a bigger lock to be a consistent all-star.

Siegel's Take: NBA Draft Shooting Guard Analysis

May 22nd, 2007
Kansas

This is a follow up to yesterday's analysis of the point guard prospects. Tomorrow will be the small forwards. Shooting guard has some uncertainty as guys like Cook or Afflalo could (and I'd say should) return to school.