Something Happening in the Tourney for the First Time Since '99

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  1. Random UK Fan

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    "For the first time since the 1999 tournament, March Madness will go on without any of the top five players from the previous year’s recruiting class.

    None of the top five recruits from the 2019 class — James Wiseman, Anthony Edwards, Isaiah Stewart, Cole Anthony, or RJ Hampton — are on track to be on the court when the NCAA Tournament begins next week.


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    How rare would an NCAA Tournament without any of the top five recruits from the freshman class be? It hasn’t happened to any group since the 1998 recruiting class, which came several years before the start of the one-and-done era. That year, all three of the country’s top-ranked prospects — Al Harrington, Rashard Lewis and Korleone Young — went straight to the NBA Draft.

    The No. 4 player in that group, UCLA’s Dan Gadzuric, became the de facto No. 1 freshman in college basketball, but he suffered a season-ending injury in February and missed the tournament. The Bruins were upset in the first round by 12-seeded Detroit (and their appearance in that tournament was later vacated anyway).

    Ranked No. 5 in the 1998 class was Louisiana State’s Stromile Swift, whose Tigers finished with a 12-15 record, placed last in the SEC West, and lost to Florida by 22 points in the first round of the 1999 conference tournament, ending their season."
     
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    I'm understanding why the top 5 doesn't want to attend UK anymore. They want to play as few games as possible in college.
     
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  5. GE Nole

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    Hmm. Weird.
     
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    Iowa in the Sweet 16?

    No, that’s not going to happen...
     
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    Stromile Swift could yam.
     
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    Oh well the best Fr in the country Isaac Okoro will be playing so you’re welcome America.
     
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    Ya hate to see it.
     
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    Damn dude, that's harsh. I'm going to forward it.
     
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    Achiuwa would have made KU unstoppable.

    Poor choice.
     
  12. Kevin Bryan

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    A little premature for that article. Georgia, Washington, and UNC all still have a chance to get the automatic bid. Unlikely, but still possible.
     

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