Posted: Friday November 10, 2006 12:02PM; Updated: Monday November 13, 2006 2:48PM
State Champ: North Carolina
Top Missouri-Produced Recruits: '04-07
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In a rout. Tyler Hansbrough will go down as one of the greatest Missouri-produced players ever, and Roy Williams beat out Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri for the 6-foot-9 power forward's services in the class of 2005. Hansbrough averaged 18.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game -- while shooting 57.0 percent from the field -- as a UNC freshman, and is now a leading candidate for the Wooden Award as a sophomore. Considering that the second-best player on this list is Terrell Everett, the Tar Heels were an easy choice.
Outside Player: Louisville
There are plenty, from Arkansas (Steven Hill) to Nebraska (Marcus Walker), but Louisville pulled off the latest steal from Missouri by signing George Goode, a 6-foot-8 power forward who's rated the No. 73 overall prospect in the nation. Goode was the first real blue-chipper out of the state since Hansbrough, and coach Rick Pitino describes him as a "a great shooter."
Dragging In-State: Missouri
New coach Mike Anderson needs time; he's only in his first year after the tumultuous Quin Snyder era. Anderson's first recruiting class consisted of three juco players (including Darryl Butterfield from Missouri's Mineral Area College) and two three-star, out-of-state high schoolers.