Sorry for the hiatus folks. As I have been sitting here trying to think of an awesome excuse, I can’t. I guess I will say that we are all human and make mistakes. So, sorry for making you go through the agony of reading ESPN or some other website that has no credibility. But anyway, here is my take on the NCAA Tournament so far.
ALL FIRST-WEEKEND TEAM
PG- Kendall Marshall
This pick makes me sick to my stomach as I hate UNC with a passion that is equivalent to Khloe Kardashian’s passion to balance out the ugly to hot sister ratio. Anyways, that guy with the bald spot for UNC has been balling. He is undoubtedly the most important player to the Tar Heels and without him, I can’t see them making a run to the Final Four. As an overall fan of basketball; however, I would really like to see him come back somewhere close to full strength because he really is a great player.
PG/SG- DJ Cooper
- If you have not heard of this guy from Ohio University, you surely have not been watching the NCAA Tournament. He has been stellar in the Bobcats’ two wins against Michigan and South Florida. Cooper’s running one-foot jumper from the free throw line is the shot that stamped their ticket to the Sweet Sixteen. I don’t know if they can beat UNC, but with a player like Cooper anything is possible.
SG- Brady Heslip
- This guy has been doing so many three goggles recently that I can’t even think of something witty or clever to compare it to. He has been on fire, I mean NINE THREES IN A GAME! He also had 18 in the first game, which almost goes unnoticed. Without Heslip, I really don’t know if the Bears would have gotten past Colorado. If his goal for the rest of the Tournament is to hit as many 3s as he does hair flips, the Bears should be fine.
PF- Draymond Green
- If I could choose one college basketball player to start a team with, it would be an unbelievably close decision between Day Day and Anthony Davis. This is the first time at the collegiate level that I have seen a 6’10 center set a screen for a 6’8 forward, with the forward making a one handed no look bounce pass to the center for a dunk. Green had 23pts, 16rebs, and 6 assists vs. St. Louis, which pales in comparison to his triple double in the first round against LIU. With the leadership of Green and the coaching of Izzo, Michigan St. has a great shot to reach the Final Four.
C-Anthony Davis/Kenny Frease
-Anthony Davis changes the game in so many ways: even if he is not scoring, he is killing you on the glass and changing tons of shots. He posted 16 points and 9 boards in an easy win over Western Kentucky and followed that up with a double-double against Iowa State. Again, it really isn’t all about numbers with Davis however, as he affects so many facets of the game.
-Kenny Frease put together an unstoppable performance in Xavier’s win over Lehigh. In fact, he was the player on the court. Not Tu Holloway, not Mark Lyons and not CJ McCollum. Kenny Frease. He pounded, literally and figuratively, Lehigh’s Gabe Knutson all game. It seemed as if Frease took out all the pent-up anger he has held towards Yancy Gates (for taking his face’s virginity) on Knutson and the helpless Mountain Hawks. It will be interesting to see how Frease will do against Baylor and their long, athletic and talented front line.