Your team’s starting 5?

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  1. Big_C_KU

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    Seems most player going pro are doing so with intention to stay in the draft. Transfers and uncommitted players are making decisions. Rosters seem to be taking shape more and more. What’s your team’s starting 5 or even top 7-9 looking like?

    KU roster set right now with Dotson going pro. The word is no transfers out at the moment. Looking at a starting lineup of

    Marcus Garrett
    Bryce Thompson
    Christian Braun
    Ochai Agbaji
    David McCormack

    3 starters basically guaranteed in Garrett, Agbaji, and McCormack. Also have Tristan Enaruna, Jalen Wilson, #1juco Tyon Grant-Foster who will challenge Braun and freshman Thompson for the starting spots.

    Looking for some predictions on starting lineups and possible additions to you squad. How are your rosters shaking out and who do you predict will fill out your roster?
     
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    As of right now, assuming Xavier Tillman stays in the draft, we don’t land a 5 star Canadien PG we are in on Karim Mane, and Josh Langford doesn’t play next year.

    Rocket Watts
    Aaron Henry
    Gabe Brown
    Joey Hauser
    Mady Sissoko

    With Malik Hall being our best bench piece, along with Thomas Kithier, Marcus Bingham, Foster Loyer, AJ Hoggard, and Julius Marble.
     
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    As of now assuming everyone leaves and nobody else commits (which won't be the case):
    Davion Mintz
    BJ Boston
    Terrence Clarke
    Keion Brooks
    Isaiah Jackson

    Bench:
    Devin Askew
    Lance Ware
    Dontaie Allen
    Cam'ron Fletcher
     
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    ...and then... We don't have much back up. Allen shoud be ready to go. Hopefully eJ comes back.

    Cal is killing it on zoom cals right now. :eek:
     
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    And then.... get Haarms to commit and convince Banchero to reclass and commit (pipe dream). SmokinSmile
     
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    I predict Grant-Foster starts over Braun.

    Self said he would have started this year.
     
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    That’s a small, switchable starting lineup with Jackson as the 5 man and Brooks at the 4. I think that suits today’s game pretty well, but your big man group doesn’t have a ton of bulk. Haarms would not help with that haha
     
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    Gonzaga:
    PG Jalen Suggs top 10 rated Freshman
    SG Joel Ayayi JR 2019 stats: 10ppg 6rpg 3 apg
    SF Corey Kispert SR 2019 Stats: 14ppg 4rpg 2apg
    PF Drew Timme or Anton Watson both top 50 recruits from 2019 class. Depends if they want a stretch 4 or not. Watson was injured most of last year. Timme averaged 10ppg 5rpg and 1apg
    C Filip Petrusev JR 17ppg 8rpg 1apg and a 2019 All American

    This team is absolutely stacked and with a ton of depth behind these guys.
     
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    Yes, they are very interchangeable. Small but a lot of length and athleticism. Haarms definitely wouldn't help with bulk but historically Cal's best teams have relied on a solid shot blocker. At this point, it doesn't appear they can afford to be too picky based on what's left on the recruiting board and transfer portal.
     
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    So this might change a bit. Sounds like Terrence Clarke may go straight to the G League. Sick
     
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    I’m already grabbing a front row seat to Rafters.

    In all seriousness, our roster was going to have some holes. Even with Haarms. If Clarke ditches us, next year is going to be a long one.
     
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    I’m not 100% set on Thompson starting from day 1 either. I can see Braun and TGF actually winning the 2 starting spots. I do know it will either be Bryce or Braun starting next to Garrett in the backcourt as they are the best ball handlers behind Garrett (except Harris but not sure he gets much PT as a freshman). I’m interested to see how much Enaruna improves and what Wilson brings and how much he improves. KU should be pretty solid 1-4 spots with the small ball.
     
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    Wasn’t Clarke the one who was really old for his class anyways? Is he eligible for the draft or no? I remember we had the Simons kid committed a year or two back but somehow he was old enough to go to the draft out of HS or possibly post grad school I don’t remember the specifics, just that he never played for Louisville.
     
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    PG David Johnson
    PG Carlik Jones
    SF Sam Williamson
    PF Jaeyln Withers
    C Malik Williams


    Bench

    SG Josh Nickelberry
    SG Charles Minlend
    SF/PF Quinn Slazinski
    PF. JJ Traynor
    SF D’Andre Davis
    PF/C Aidan Igiehon
     
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    Starters
    Kihei Clark (JR)
    Tomas Woldetensae (SR)
    Jabri Abdur-Rahim (FR)
    Sam Hauser (R-SR)
    Jay Huff (R-SR)

    Bench

    Reece Beekman (FR)
    Casey Morsell (SO)
    Kody Stattmann (JR)
    Justin McKoy (SO)
    Carson McCorkle (FR)
    Francisco Caffaro (R-SO)
    Kadin Shedrick (R-FR)

    Redshirt
    Trey Murphy III (R-SO) - transfer from Rice
     
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    He was old for the 2021 class, he reclassified into 2020. He is 18, September birthday.
     
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    Exact same team as last year but most likely add Greg Brown.

    Texas should mix and match depending on who they play.

    For sure starters
    Matt Coleman
    The rest will be a mix of different players
    Andrew Jones
    Courtney Ramey
    Kai Jones
    Jericho Sims
    Jase Febres
    Greg Brown

    Shaka going to have way too many pieces and mess around all year.
    But like this year come tournament time he should be able to make a deep run.

    Truthfully wish 2-3 players transfered out.
    But I guess they really believe in what Shaka is trying to do
     
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    PG-Caleb Love-RJ Davis-Jeremiah Francis
    SG-Anthony Harris-Andrew Platek-Hopefully Kerwin Walton
    SF-Leaky Black-Puff Johnson
    PF-Garrison Brooks-Day'Ron Sharpe
    C-Armando Bacot-Walker Kessler-Sterling Manley
     
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    I’ve heard Suggs and Clarke aren’t going to play college ball, but I’m not sure how great my source is. Would hurt Gonzaga and UK for sure.
     
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    Remy Martin-4star
    Joshua Christopher-5star
    Marcus Bagley-5star
    Taeshon Cherry-4star
    Romelo White-4star

    Remy and Melo are checking on their NBA status and as of right now there is a good possibility that they will play one more year with the Devils. If both come back we will have a pretty competitive starting five along with the Pac 12 sixth man Alonzo Verge.
     
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    by ESPN ratings
    PG SO Toussaint 4*
    SG RSSO Fredrick 3*
    WG JR Wieskamp 4*
    WG RSJR Connor McCaffery 4*
    C SR Garza 4*
    bench
    SF RSFR Patrick McCaffery4*
    CG RSSR Jordan Bohannon 4*
    4/5 RSJR Nunge
    PG FR Ulis 3*
    SG FR Perkins 3*
    SF FR Kris Murray NR
    4/3 FR Keegan Murray NR
    4/5 FR Ogundele 3*

    RS's to be determined, most likely Kris and Keegan.
     
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    I don't think they will do the G League thing. Seems like a huge risk and I assume most of these kid are smart enough to realize that.
     
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    Clarke just officially shot down the rumors.... he's coming to UK.
     
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    ….Montgomery just declared too.
     
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    Suggs has come out and said that playing oversees isn't an option anymore. He's coming to Gonzaga.
     
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    That starting 5 has HELMS national champs written all over them.
     
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    Have to hand it to Iowa....chances are looking fairly decent that they'll hang another NCAA tournament participation banner. Laughing
     
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    It's no HELMS title though. RollLaugh
     
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    I’m just gonna go ahead and claim for few more post-dated Helms championship while we’re at it. After next year’s Helms title we should be able to match UK’s championship number.
     
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    I know you're from Iowa and all, but how can you possibly spin an NIT or NCAA banner as less embarrassing than a Helms?

    I can see why you cried so hard about the tourney cancellation. You probably had a 10% chance to hang another Sweet 16 banner. RollLaugh
     
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    Only one school would lose their entire starting 5 after not making the Final Four and losing to a school like Evansville. Cal has created a monster he can't control.
     
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    If it makes you feel better, nobody made the final four (except delusional Iowa fans- smiley face)
     
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    Makes me feel no better lol but I appreciate you trying. Just getting silly to me. Guys leaving after a year or two because they're projected in the late second round if at all. Completely over it.
     
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    And yet....you'll probably be ready to fight anyone who isn't willing to concede preseason #1 to them. Laughing
     
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    Just let me be emotional for a minute, dammit.
     
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    Cal should try to create more of a "Brotherhood" mentality at UK
     
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    So start paying kids?
     
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    Just "set them up for life" after they leave.

    Are you really surprised that UK guys want to go to the draft when Cal says that draft night is the greatest night for UK basketball?
     
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    Since EJ declared you think Haarms is wrapped up to go to UK?
     

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