Monday, August 4, 2014

Badgers Highly Hyped

It's still a few months until college basketball season begins, but this year's Badger team is (justifiably) getting a lot of hype. Today's entry is a article based on a poll of college coaches that asked them, "Which NCAA player would you take over all others?"

Here are the results:
  • Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin): 17 percent
  • Jahlil Okafor (Duke): 16 percent
  • Fred VanVleet (Wichita State): 15 percent
  • Marcus Paige (North Carolina): 10 percent
  • Montrezl Harrell (Louisville): 7 percent
  • Sam Dekker (Wisconsin): 5 percent
Two Badgers in the top six, including the number one selection, Frankie Long Legs.

Number two on the list is Duke's incoming freshman center Jahlil Okafor. Duke, of course, comes to Madison to play the Badgers on December 3rd. Should be a great matchup—though I have a feeling Dekker may steal the show.

With Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State all looking to be in a bit of a rebuilding mode this year, anything less than a conference championship next year would be a disappointment. Is that unreasonable?

1 comment:

  1. Not unreasonable, but it's possible that the Badgers can have a great season and not win the conference championship. Think of the 06-07 team that went 13-3 but finished 2nd to OSU. There is not a team that talented in the Big Ten this year, but depending on who is scheduled where and when anything can happen, and I don't think OSU is quite as down or in rebuild mode as you. Still, this team is looking very good. I only hope the players who get less publicity than Dekker have made the same strides he seems to have made this summer.