I am sure everyone appreciated the love-fest I had recently over UNC and their potential for 2008-2009 basketball season. If the Heels don’t win it this year, every one of their fans will turn into Joey from Real World Hollywood immediately. They are going to be ridiculous. However, other teams are going to play out their seasons, even defending SEC Tournament Champions Georgia. They are losing Billy Humphrey and maybe Jeremy Jacob, but Dennis Felton losing 2 players in the off-season is about as predictable as a Brett Favre comeback in 2008.
I have listed below 12 teams that could challenge UNC this upcoming season in no particular order:
2) UCLA – Darren Collison returns but will have a new backcourt mate in Jrue Holiday. Josh Shipp is also back at the wing spot and 6’10 freshman J’Mison Morgan should also start at center.
6) Purdue – The Boilers went 25-9 last year with their top 3 players being 2 freshmen and a sophomore. That trio and excellent coaching makes them the class of the once again terrible Big 10.
How beastly will the Big East be? Not included on this list are
My early pick for the Final Four? UNC,