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jazzdelmar
04-09-2018, 02:08 PM
From the Athletic. At the risk of raising the ire of the Floyd Abrams types on the board, here in sum is how their experts see the 2019 F4....


MARK Finally, the 2019 Final Four is a mere 362 days away. Who ya got heading to Minneapolis?

BRIAN Kansas, North Carolina, Gonzaga and Oregon.

CL Duke, Tennessee, Gonzaga, Kansas State.

DANA I’m going to go with the Catholic school revolution, Gonzaga and Villanova, plus blue bloods Kansas and North Carolina.

SAM Villanova, Gonzaga, Kentucky and Duke.

SETH I’m wondering how many predictions I can get wrong before people stop asking me to make them. So I’ll get back to ya on this one.

ZagNative
04-09-2018, 02:10 PM
Wow! I like it!

ZagMan in Philly
04-09-2018, 02:17 PM
Thanks Jazz for the summary.
I hope Zags vs Duke will be the Maui Championship game, and Zags will get the first win against them.
Zag Up!

zagdontzig
04-09-2018, 02:25 PM
*2019

gonstu
04-09-2018, 02:50 PM
enough already; kool-aid o.d.

MDABE80
04-09-2018, 03:40 PM
From the Athletic. At the risk of raising the ire of the Floyd Abrams types on the board, here in sum is how their experts see the 2019 F4....


MARK Finally, the 2019 Final Four is a mere 362 days away. Who ya got heading to Minneapolis?

BRIAN Kansas, North Carolina, Gonzaga and Oregon.

CL Duke, Tennessee, Gonzaga, Kansas State.

DANA I’m going to go with the Catholic school revolution, Gonzaga and Villanova, plus blue bloods Kansas and North Carolina.

SAM Villanova, Gonzaga, Kentucky and Duke.

SETH I’m wondering how many predictions I can get wrong before people stop asking me to make them. So I’ll get back to ya on this one.
Love Dana and SAM.....these would be
Bonkers for the media and us!

dhozagfan08
04-09-2018, 04:16 PM
Thanks Jazz for the summary.
I hope Zags vs Duke will be the Maui Championship game, and Zags will get the first win against them.
Zag Up!

I would assume that Duke would be the 1 seed in Maui, us and Auburn will be the 2 and 3 seed for Maui. I'd rather play Duke first, as they will be a young team still coming together. Auburn will be really tough.

kitzbuel
04-09-2018, 05:32 PM
I prefer the Creighton Abrams types myself

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jazzdelmar
04-09-2018, 05:39 PM
I prefer the Creighton Abrams types myself

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Tanks, Kitz.

kitzbuel
04-09-2018, 06:22 PM
Tanks, Kitz.

lol

thespywhozaggedme
04-11-2018, 05:56 AM
Nova has now lost Bridges and Brunson, DDV may be next.

jazzdelmar
04-11-2018, 05:59 AM
Nova has now lost Bridges and Brunson, DDV may be next.

Second rounders. Brunson is Goss-esque. A great college player, full stop. Bridges motor suspect; disappears.

V's best pro prospects are still there.....DDV and Omari. Jay will be fine.

raise the zag
04-11-2018, 06:17 AM
V's best pro prospects are still there.....DDV and Omari. Jay will be fine.

and Eric Paschall, 6'9", 270lb who had a HUGE tournament.

Nova's entire front court still intact.

Keep DDV. Avg 13, 5, & 4.

Add Top-25, 5* PG Jahvon Quinerly this season.

Add two other Top-50 SF & PF 4*, both are tremendous shooters too (of course).

Not to mention Top-50 4* SG coming off a RS.

AND Colin Gillespie looked like a beefy version of Kevin Pangos while filling in for Brunson. Amazing passes, very comfortable, ran offense, shot solidly.

We also forgot to mention, combo-guard, Phil Booth, who scored 20pts vs Gonzaga. Avg 10ppg, 3 apg and is a 5th year Senior next year.

Cannot underestimate Villanova. I believe they are Top-5 team next season, even without Bridges or Brunson.

thespywhozaggedme
04-11-2018, 07:14 AM
Second rounders. Brunson is Goss-esque. A great college player, full stop. Bridges motor suspect; disappears.

V's best pro prospects are still there.....DDV and Omari. Jay will be fine.

He's a projected lottery pick:

http://www.nbadraft.net/2018mock_draft

thespywhozaggedme
04-11-2018, 07:26 AM
and Eric Paschall, 6'9", 270lb who had a HUGE tournament.

Nova's entire front court still intact.

Keep DDV. Avg 13, 5, & 4.

Add Top-25, 5* PG Jahvon Quinerly this season.

Add two other Top-50 SF & PF 4*, both are tremendous shooters too (of course).

Not to mention Top-50 4* SG coming off a RS.

AND Colin Gillespie looked like a beefy version of Kevin Pangos while filling in for Brunson. Amazing passes, very comfortable, ran offense, shot solidly.

We also forgot to mention, combo-guard, Phil Booth, who scored 20pts vs Gonzaga. Avg 10ppg, 3 apg and is a 5th year Senior next year.

Cannot underestimate Villanova. I believe they are Top-5 team next season, even without Bridges or Brunson.

And not or. I disagree, can't lose your top 2 scorers and remain the same.

jazzdelmar
04-11-2018, 09:12 AM
He's a projected lottery pick:

http://www.nbadraft.net/2018mock_draft


I said they are 2d round talent. At Nova the whole is way bigger than the sum of their parts. Wright's genius. Right now, rosters frozen, they are 12 points better than GU.

thespywhozaggedme
04-11-2018, 09:58 AM
I said they are 2d round talent. At Nova the whole is way bigger than the sum of their parts. Wright's genius. Right now, rosters frozen, they are 12 points better than GU.

How is a lottery pick "second round" talent?

jazzdelmar
04-11-2018, 10:02 AM
How is a lottery pick "second round" talent?

Sigh.

basketballzag
04-11-2018, 03:10 PM
Second rounders. Brunson is Goss-esque. A great college player, full stop. Bridges motor suspect; disappears.

V's best pro prospects are still there.....DDV and Omari. Jay will be fine.

Well Goss would have had a guaranteed contract if he had stayed at Gonzaga another season. However he WILL be in an NBA uniform this year based on his performances in the Euro leagues. He didn’t disappear this year in Europe.

I suspect that Pangos and Goss will be on an NBA roster playing in the NBA in 2018-2019.

scrooner
04-19-2018, 08:27 AM
Nova has now lost Bridges and Brunson, DDV may be next.

DDV declaring for the draft, but not hiring an agent for now.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/23245643/villanova-guard-donte-divincenzo-declare-nba-draft-not-hire-agent-maintain-eligibility

thespywhozaggedme
04-19-2018, 09:04 AM
DDV declaring for the draft, but not hiring an agent for now.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/23245643/villanova-guard-donte-divincenzo-declare-nba-draft-not-hire-agent-maintain-eligibility

Same with Omari Spellman. They might lose their top 5 players.

BULLDOG#1
04-19-2018, 09:31 AM
And not or. I disagree, can't lose your top 2 scorers and remain the same.

We lost out top THREE scorers in Wiltjer and Sabonis and McClellan in 15-16 and made the championship game the following year.

thespywhozaggedme
04-19-2018, 09:35 AM
We lost out top THREE scorers in Wiltjer and Sabonis and McClellan in 15-16 and made the championship game the following year.

5 is bigger than 3, much bigger in this instance.

kitzbuel
04-19-2018, 09:50 AM
5 is bigger than 3, much bigger in this instance.

odds of all five going is pretty small

Coach Crazy
04-19-2018, 09:57 AM
5 is bigger than 3, much bigger in this instance.

Plus, we had the largest collection of talent ever come in, the following year.

sittingon50
04-19-2018, 10:02 AM
Whoa!! Better than the Fab Five?

soccerdud
04-19-2018, 10:58 AM
Whoa!! Better than the Fab Five?

i'm thinking the "our" was silent (but understood) in CC's post.

Coach Crazy
04-19-2018, 11:04 AM
i'm thinking the "our" was silent (but understood) in CC's post.

I did not mean of any team, of all time. Correct haha.

sittingon50
04-19-2018, 11:52 AM
Just being a jacka** Coach. Knew what you meant.

Coach Crazy
04-19-2018, 12:06 PM
Just being a jacka** Coach. Knew what you meant.

Haha no worries, man. I left my pearls at home, today.

ZagsGoZags
04-19-2018, 04:48 PM
enough already; kool-aid o.d.

I think of over-dosing on the cool-aid when people are predicting us for Final Four and giving lots of hype reasons for it when none of the big prognosticators put us there.

I think jazz is posting some of the big prognosticators as simple fact.
now, I'll admit, after reading that my hopes have risen another notch for the coming season.