UConn shocked the world last season when they cut down the nets in AT&T stadium. The place was absolutely jam-packed with Kentucky fans, but it didn’t matter as Shabazz Napier became a two-time NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion. No one saw that coming. Not even me.
For the past few years, I’ve been dropping knowledge about the NCAA Men’s Basketball season before any of the games have been played in my yearly preseason preview. The first USA Today’s Coaches polls is out:
|USA Today Coaches Poll|
|17||San Diego St||31-5||251|
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
I’m just fucking with you. That goofy looking 7 footer will be an All-American, but my Player of the Year seriously is
Montrezl Harrell, Louisville
He has the ability to dominate games inside the paint on both sides of the court. He’ll average less than 2 blocks per game, but those blocked balls will go into the 15th row and knock the popcorn out of the hand of some Cardinals alumni and change the momentum of the game. Harrell should be on an NBA team right now. He came back to college one more year to showcase his talents, and I expect him to do just that.
Final Four Predictions:
Kentucky, Arizona, Duke, Gonzaga
National Championship Game: Arizona vs Duke
NCAA 2015 Champion:
Duke Blue Devils
I have a feeling that I’m wrong about Tyus Jones, and that he’s going to be a much better player than I anticipate. Duke gets lucky to be on Gonzaga’s side of the Final Four bracket, while Kentucky and Arizona beat each other up to the point where the winner is too gassed to take the ‘ship. I think the Duke Blue Devils utilize everyone in that #1 ranked recruiting class all the way to the top.