Originally Posted by Assembly Hall
You are basing the college basketball talent level on how that talent gets drafted in the NBA. How is 2013 gonna be a down year by your standards? What the NBA scouts have to say about the projected early entries? Once again, if everybody would have stayed in school, next year would be a marquee year. The cycle keeps happening. 2012 was a down year regardless of how the draft goes. What is your judgement on the talent level if all those UK boys are flops in the NBA?
Whether or not UK players become stars or flops in the NBA has nothing to do with my point. A lot of great college players have gone on to have less than stellar NBA careers, and in many cases didn't even stick in the NBA.
There were three teams in college basketball who were head and shoulders above everyone else, talent-wise. Kentucky, North Carolina and Syracuse. That was the consensus opinion of pretty much everyone last year. It was probably the most talented UK team I've seen in my lifetime, and arguably the greatest defensive team college basketball has ever seen. After those three teams, the rest of the country was pretty blah. You yourself claim that 2012 was a down year.
In 2013 there won't be three teams that strong. The top three could be an IU team that's not even close to being as strong as a lot of IU teams I've watched over the years, a Louisville team that isn't even close to being as strong as a lot of UofL teams I've seen in the past, and a UK team that will almost certainly be a notch or two below the 2012 version. IU wasn't even ranked to start last season, UofL wasn't even ranked as recently as February, and UK is a complete unknown commodity entering the '13 season.
Sorry, but that's a pretty weak top three. 2013 will be 2012 without the strong UK, UNC and SU teams. So if you considered 2012 a down year, how can you say 2013 won't be? That doesn't even make sense.