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Just saw a mock Draft that has Burke as the #7 pick, McGary as #12 and
GR III at #15, I believe.
That would knock the Wolfereens down a few pegs, next year.
'Texan by birth, Hawkeye by the Grace of God'
I would be shocked if McGary went that high.
mkillian247 on twitter..... I say a lot of stuff you wont care about.
It sounds like Burke is likely gone, but I haven't heard anything definitive on anyone else yet. If those guys are universally projected that high, it'd make sense for them all to leave.
And in a related topic, Cody Zeller has declared for the NBA draft, after his Soph year.
Replacing Cody, Oladipo, Watford, Hulse should be a nice challenge for
what's his name, over there.
Here's a good read on the subject
Hoosiers Oladipo, Zeller expected to declare; Iowa's Marble on future plans
right now, "building" a team means creating a kind of matrix of good players who can attract and a accommodate a few great players for a year or two. the upperclassmen aren't so much expected to lead as add stable support to the transient stars.
it'll be interesting to see how many seniors are first round picks.
Those are definitely some big shoes to fill, but I don't think IU will necessarily fall off that much. They've been recruiting very well, and the best programs in the country are able to reload year after year. This is IU's opportunity to prove that they're back to that level.
Kentucky for example has 6 of espn's top 20 recruits for this year. just added another in the top 100 and are still in the running for the #1 player overall. How they can bring in 8 recruits in one year is a mystery since only 1-2 of them are leaving early and only had 1-2 seniors.
This post was edited by Bloodrazor 12 months ago
If you don't like my opinion, at least you can enjoy the view
Remember Bloodrazor, they're in the SEC, where ANYTHING goes.
Well, with the exception of meeting acadmic requirements. That does not go.
I don't think the exodus is over yet. As I stated in a previous post, I would be surprised if the Michigan staff doesn't convince McGary to return, but I think GRIII and Hardaway are strong possibilities to move on.
I'd be shocked if Andre Hollins returns with a whole new coaching staff. Hammons may decided to go as well since Purdue is in a rut right now. Thomas has already declared at OSU, and, even though I doubt it will happen, it wouldn't surprise me if Scott followed him. I would love to see Dekker go, as I think he is going to be a big thorn in our side. IMO, he's an underrated stud and good enough for the NBA right now, but I don't see him leaving Madison yet.
Gotta' be a pretty fine stable of future one-and-done kids when the early polls have them listed as #1 team in country next season. Feast or famine, I guess, for Kentucky BB.
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