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11/08/2006 10:28:00 AM

The Signing Day Top 10

Bill Walker's landing at Kansas State gives the Wildcats the nation's top recruiting class.
Michael J. LeBrecht/SI

Who expected to see Kansas State and Purdue in the top 10 of anything basketball-related? Signing Day for the Class of 2007 is here -- with Wednesday, Nov. 8 being the first day recruits can ink their letters of intent -- and two surprise squads have crashed the party. We got the lowdown from scout.com expert Dave Telep on his top 10 classes; he classifies early arrival Bill Walker in K-State's '07 class (because, logically, "that's where we've been evaluating him for the past four years") and names the Wildcats No. 1.

1. Kansas State
Impact Players: Bill Walker (No. 2 SF), Michael Beasley (No. 1 PF), Dominique Sutton (No. 11 SF)

Talk about urgency: The Wildcats will get Beasley and Walker together for one season, 2007-08, before both are likely to jump to the NBA.

Telep says they should form an "overwhelming front line" along with 7-foot-3 center Jason Bennett, the headliner of K-State's Class of 2006. Choosing Bob Huggins' second haul of recruits as the nation's No. 1 class, Telep said, "boils down to the fact that they got two guys who have the chance to be program-changers -- and that doesn't happen very often.

"Beasley will be one of the best players in the Big 12," said Telep, "and Bill Walker hits you with an enormous amount of power and size at the small forward position."

2. Syracuse
Impact Players: Donte Greene (No. 2 PF), Johnny Flynn (No. 4 PG)

Will Paul Harris stick around for a sophomore season at Syracuse in order to team up with his old high school point guard, Flynn, and Greene, a Baltimore (Team Melo) product who rated the best overall player at his summer's Nike camp by scout.com? If so, the Orange will be a top-10 team in 2007-08. Telep said that "as important of a recruit as Greene is right now, he's still in his formative years -- and he could end up being the best prospect in the entire class [of 2007]."

3. Duke
Impact Players: Kyle Singler (No. 1 SF), Nolan Smith (No. 10 SG), Taylor King (No. 7 SF)

Singler is the reason the Blue Devils are in the top five; he's a polished perimeter player with NBA size (6-foot-8, 200 pounds) who is inevitably thrown into the Adam Morrison/Larry Bird category of big-time, throwback scorers. "[Singler] is a guy who could have picked up the phone and committed to any program in the country, and they would have accepted," said Telep. "His skill set is completely on another level."

4. Purdue

Impact Players: E'Twaun Moore (No. 7 SG), Scott Martin (No. 5 SF), Robbie Hummel (No. 8 SF), JaJuan Johnson (No. 11 PF)

Matt Painter pulled off an amazing coup in West Lafayette, recruiting a class that featured four top 100 prospects -- including three in the top 50 -- after finishing in last place in the Big Ten. "They made the most noise out of nowhere," said Telep. "This is the defining class for Matt Painter at Purdue -- and all of these kids have advanced their games in the past year [since being signed]." These blue-chippers won't take long to gel, either: three of them (Moore, Martin and Hummel) have already been playing together on the same AAU team.

5. Michigan State
Impact Players: Durrell Summers (No. 6 SG), Kalin Lucas (No. 5 PG), Chris Allen (No. 9 SG)

The Spartans recruited three talented big men in '06, and here they secured their backcourt of the future, with two homegrown guards (Summers and Lucas) and one star plucked from Georgia (Allen). "These three guys are designed to turn up the tempo of Michigan State basketball," said Telep. "You sometimes think of Tom Izzo teams being bruising and defensive-minded, but all of these guards are big-time offensive players."

Jerryd Bayless anchors another strong class for Arizona.
Greg Nelson/SI

6. Arizona
Impact Players: Jerryd Bayless (No. 2 SG), Jamelle Horne (No. 3 SF)

Bayless is considered a Gilbert Arenas-type combo guard who can create off the dribble; he re-signed with the Wildcats after de-committing during the Summer of 2006. He should start from Day 1 in Tucson. "When you add a guy like Bayless it changes the makeup of your backcourt," said Telep. "He's a big-time player who you find minutes for." Horne, meanwhile, was 'Zona's second consecutive big score from San Diego, after landing Chase Budinger in the Class of 2006. Horne, Telep said, "is an elite-level athlete who is good enough skill-wise to be a top-25 prospect." In other words, probably not a one-and-done player, but a wing with massive potential.

7. Ohio State
Impact Players: Kosta Koufos (No. 3 PF), Evan Turner (No. 18 SF), Dallas Lauderdale (No. 15 C)

The Buckeyes capitalized on their momentum from the Oden haul -- and probably, the likelihood that Oden would be gone after one year -- to secure another top-10 class that included a five-star 7-footer (Koufos). Telep noted that Koufos shouldn't be labeled as Oden's replacement -- "they're distinctly different players," he said -- but will give the Buckeyes a European-style big man with a strong outside shot. Turner, meanwhile, is a long wing player (6-6) from Chicago who was thought to be headed to Illinois ... but chose OSU this summer.

8. Indiana
Impact Players: Eric Gordon (No. 1 SG), Eli Holman (No. 18 C), Jamarcus Ellis (juco SF, four stars)

"Eric Gordon is the sole reason Indiana has a top-10 class," said Telep. "Without him, it's borderline top-25." Gordon's hotly contested recruitment -- in which he spurned Illinois coach Bruce Weber late in the game and opted to play for Kelvin Sampson instead -- was the story of the offseason. Even if he's in Bloomington for only one season, he's the kind of game-changing guard who will make the Hoosiers dangerous. Ellis was the Chicago Public League MVP as a high school senior ... three years ago. He's an old rookie who resurfaced after one season off, and another at Chipola Junior College.

9. Florida
Impact Players: Nick Calathes (No. 3 PG), Chandler Parsons (No. 12 SF), Alex Tyus (No. 15 PF)

The Gators followed up their national title by bringing in a solid class that won't be looking to bolt to NBA after one or two seasons. Calathes, the eventual heir to Taurean Green's point-guard spot, is the clear headliner. He's a 6-foot-4 point guard who doesn't have the prettiest jumper but knows how to run a team, and played with Parsons in AAU ball. "You can't fully appreciate Calathes until you see him play numerous times," said Telep. "There's something in his makeup that's just wired to win -- it's not a stat you can put your finger on."

10. Georgetown
Impact Players: Austin Freeman (No. 3 SG), Chris Wright (No. 6 PG)

The Hoyas' traditional recruiting strength has been in the frontcourt, securing stars such as Jeff Green, Roy Hibbert and Vernon Macklin in recent years. This year's class is unusual in that it features two big-time guards. Freeman, a 6-4 scorer from prep powerhouse DeMatha Catholic, and Wright, a tough, 6-1 point who had originally committed to N.C. State, will form Georgetown's backcourt of the future. "Freeman is a multi-year college basketball player," said Telep. "I wouldn't be surprised if we're looking at a kid who might be a future Big East Player of the Year."
posted by Luke Winn | View comments (64) |


Posted: 2:12 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Where in the heck is Mayo going? Is the signing period over? And is there any chance Oden is staying for 2 years?
Posted: 2:58 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
If Love is signing with UCLA and he's the best overall and certianly best big man, how can the Bruins not be in the top 10?
Posted: 3:11 PM   by Blogger gmenirish
Is this Boeheim's best recruiting class ever? Jimmy B spent the 90s without much talent in the Big East, and faired well. Then Melo came along. Remember Hakeem Warrick wasn't a big recruit at all out of the Philly area (he was very raw). GMac wasn't even going to start as a freshman until Billy Edelin (Melo hs teammate) ran into some off court trouble, as he often did during his brief career. In fact Jason Hart was the biggest recruit Syracuse ever landed until Anthony. Now with Harris, and two highly touted freshmen, teamed with a great coach a second Syracuse title isn't out of the question in a couple years.
Posted: 3:35 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
does UCLA get any credit for snagging the #1 center in the country?
Posted: 5:07 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Wow. Matt Painter is a recruiting machine. All the doubters at Purdue who wanted to keep Gene Keady around for all eternity should be eating crow about now. None of these guys are 1-year-and-out players like Oden...this team will be in the Final Four by the 2008-2009 season. Won't even be close.
Posted: 5:21 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Where is Michigan?? They landed Alex Legion, top player in Michigan, and a few other potential diaper dandies!!
Posted: 5:29 PM   by Blogger Bob B.
Wow. Nice to see Purdue basketball in the spotlight again in a positive light. Good job Matt! We Boilermakers have been suffering for a while now, including the last few years of the Keady regime.
Posted: 5:35 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
To the comment posted by gminirish, Billy Owens, John Wallace and Derrick Coleman were better recruits than Jason Hart.
Posted: 5:40 PM   by Anonymous Annice
It's the same ole bias against UCLA

The Bruins surprised everyone last year and will continue to do so
Perhaps it is best UCLA flies under the National consciousness. Let the Arizonas, Dukes, North Carolinas, Kansas', Washingtons and Floridas take the spotlight in November.

As I've always believed I want to be standing in April with that net around the Bruins'neck.........
Posted: 6:03 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
i know UCLA just has two recruits for 07, but one of the most highly touted and polished big men these past few years and one legit top-100 wingman, are you kidding?
Posted: 6:04 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
i know UCLA only has 2 recruits, but one of the most highly touted and polished big men in this era and one legit top-100 wingman, are you kidding?
Posted: 6:30 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Nice Job Big Ten
Posted: 7:39 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
The 2007 class is not top heavy enough for one player like Love to be considered a great haul and then just throw them in one of the top ten hauls(ie. Oden or Durrant). UCLA needs to add somebody along side him to put them in and they would be a top five. He should have gone to Carolina anyway. Champs or bust.
Posted: 8:23 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
G-Town with a top 10 class of guards?!??!?! I never thought I would see it. JT3 you are the man.
Posted: 9:07 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
UCLA not in the top 10? East coast bias, plain and simple. I dont want to hear about Zona being in here, they get listed every year for some reason. UCLA will win the Pac 10 this year and then again next year and more so in the forseable future (the USC of basketball) and everyone in the nation better be ready.
Posted: 10:21 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
me being a hoosier fan i am pleased to see the hoosiers in the top ten in recruiting but what excites me even more is that the big ten will be loaded with talent for the next couple of years
Posted: 10:39 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Gtown - final 4 this year - national champtionship by 2010 - second top 10 recruiting class - Green and Hibbert weren't even top 100 and look what JTIII did with them - hoya saxa
Posted: 10:39 PM   by Anonymous Big Ten Fan
Once again Big Ten is proving that they will continue to rule the court.

All I have to say is:

Let the games begin.
Posted: 10:44 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
JTIII is going to bring a title to DC within the next 3 years.
Posted: 10:45 PM   by Anonymous Todd Phillips
Excuse me Mr. Winn, where is phenom O.J. Mayo? What is he, the plaintiff?
Posted: 12:03 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Roy Williams took it easy this year. We're gonna go on what we got for a year or so. We have 6 good freshman this year, along with a class full of sophomores. I don't think we'll lose too many people this year, probably just Hansbrough, Terry and one or two freshman. Hopefully we'll convince Tyreke Evans and few others next year and we'll keep the talent coming. Starting up the next chapter of the UNC dynasty!!!
Posted: 11:27 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
I can't wait to see this Purdue class get to West Lafayette. I'm very excited to see these guys together on the court. They very well could be the group that gets Purdue back to where they belong - the top of the Big Ten standings!
Posted: 12:41 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
All these rankings are well and good. But what were Florida's recruiting classes ranked in '03, '04 and '05 when they got the guys that won the NC. They got better when their 'blue-chip' graduates left or graduated.
Posted: 2:56 PM   by Anonymous Drake Diamond
Mayo is thinking of taking the NBA to court to get into the league????? Five words for ya Mayo..... TAKE YOUR BUTT TO COLLEGE!!!!! Three more words for ya.... REMEMBER MAURICE CLARETT! Don't end up on every news paper in an orange jail suit my friend, college is worth the experience even if no one over the last 5 years in high school has given you much of a challenge.
Posted: 3:52 PM   by Blogger Mark
'Bout time the Jayhawks get a little competition from neighboring k-state. Oh well, there goes the neighborhood.
But, anyway Luke, let's focus on this years' March Madness WHERE THE JAYHAWKS WILL BE CUTTING DOWN THE NETS !!
Posted: 7:36 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
No love for Kevin Love. You're talking about Seventeen magazines #3 hot men under 21. Luke, you should know this.
Posted: 4:48 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
This is to that idiot that claimed Roy 'the fake' Williams took it easy this year, then makes another stupid (although common carowhina fan remark) that unc is starting up it's dynasty, LOL. Hey hillbilly, come back to Earth. unc is pathetic, Hansborough looks like a fish out of water with his mouth open and his big eyes and the next class coming in is nothing short of thugs. Grow a brain boy, if you want to watch real b-ball then watch DUKE! they have real talent, unlike Crapolina.
Posted: 11:37 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
To Master Dookie (i use Master b/c you can't be over 18). UNC had to take it easy on recruiting this year b/c we already have so many scholarship players (Wes Miller actually gave up his scholarship this year). As for our lack of Brains and talent, from a Tar Heel grad who passed on Dook to go to the southern part of heaven, before you get all fired up over your "superior talent", perhaps you should look at #1) the history book and #2)the NBA Careers of our school's players...clearly UNC trumps Dook...though I hear that Jay Williams is now an assistant instructor at the Bobby Hurley school of safe driving. Get a clue and focus on the present. UNC, Duke, UK, KU and a few other prime schools will always be able to recruit WHEN THEY NEED to. As you watch us whoop your butts twice this year you will see just why recruiting for next year is so much more important for Coach K than Roy.
Posted: 9:19 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
yo genius...how does UCLA not get in the top 10 with the #1 big man in the country? Take your east coast bias and stick it.
Posted: 12:30 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
has anyone heard anything about the uva wahoos?
Posted: 1:30 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Just wait, Bob Huggins and his number one recruiting class will end up higher on the FBI most wanted list then the college rankings. Kansas State will rue the day they hired this thug to be associated with their University.
Posted: 2:59 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
To the Dookie who wrote, "...nc is starting up it's dynasty..." The "it's" should be "its." I'd rather be a whiner than a retard.
Posted: 9:11 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
It is very nice to see Purdue up there! It seems like forever since us Boilermakers have had anything to cheer for during basketball season! 2 of these new recruits are from my hometown (Valpo)... I just hope that they light it up in West Lafayette... and give all of us Boilers out there something to cheer for...
Posted: 10:21 AM   by Blogger Guide_to_life
As an Alumni of Towson Catholic, I can tell you that D.Greene is the real deal. Those people in Syracuse are in for a real treat when he gets up there. And the scary part is he hasn't fully developed his frame...when that happens watch out
Posted: 5:29 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Big Ten rule the court? I believe that would mean winning a Nat Championship...which the Big Ten has not done since MSU in 2000 and before that UM in 1989...that's hardly dominant. You meant to say that the Big East will continue to dominate...check the last few years results at the Dance (or as much as it pains me, the ACC). Recruiting in Big East will continue that dominance. And the Jayhawks being highly touted is a sure 1st round exit to some power house like Bradley or maybe Weber State...Go Wildcats !!! UCLA seems poised to strike and should this year...it would be a huge dissapointment if they weren't back at title game. KSU and Huggins will be in trouble before 2006 ends...
Posted: 8:22 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
k-state will be back in the spotlight soon and win the big 12 on 07-08. go cats!
Posted: 9:49 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Ummm...did the Dookie say that Tyler Hansbrough looks awkward? guess he hasn't been watching his own team because Josh McRoberts won't be winning any beauty contest anytime soon either! AND speaking of McRoberts, have you ever seen more hype given to someone without doing a damn thing? OK, so the kid had 2-3 decent games last year, now he's the second coming of Tim Duncan? I think not! This kid is going to put up mediocre numbers, declare for the draft and be out of the league, snorting coke of homeless people within 3 years!
Back to the subject at-hand, looks aside, Psycho T is one bad mother, and you shouldn't be surprised if he is the player of the year and the Heels and their bad ace freshmen are cutting down the nets in the ATL.
Posted: 6:16 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
I think North Carolina will win it all this year
Posted: 8:36 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Come on East coast bias UCLA is in one of the weakeast conf. in college basketball. West Coast teams just don't play the caliber of teams the ACC, Big East,or SEC play.
Posted: 9:52 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
gmenirish, going back a while, but prior to 'Mello, the biggest recruit Syracuse ever landed was "Pearl" Washington. Some would argue he truly put SU on the national map. Didn't pan out in the pro's but a truly great college player!
Posted: 10:12 AM   by Anonymous Erik in Greensboro, NC
I know the Tarheels are loaded this year. BUT...it's possible a few Tarheels may jet out if they win the crown this year.

Where are they in the recruiting world for next year? This year could be another "mass exodus" like the 2005 Tarheels. We don't want that to happen again.
Posted: 12:19 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
The Left Coast and the Big Ten are weak...play in a real conference like the BIG EAST and see how any of those teams fare...
Posted: 12:36 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Congrats to Matt Painter and the Purdue Basketball staff on your recruiting success! The real work is still ahead but the potential is enormous for great accompishments ahead!
Posted: 1:38 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
For GMENIRISH - I'd have to say that Derrick Coleman and Billy Owens were much bigger recruits than Jason Hart.
Posted: 1:51 PM   by Anonymous JRW
Clearly anyone that writes things such as "though I hear that Jay Williams is now an assistant instructor at the Bobby Hurley school of safe driving," could not have possibly gone to UNC, because even the most die-hard, Duke-hating UNC alum would never say such a classless thing. Why don't you go play in traffic on 15-501 you ignorant "alum" of the "southern part of heaven." The world would be better off without people like you. And isn't this a college basketball message board? How does the NBA careers of these kids make their college basketball programs any better or worse than another one? What you should have done was use your "history book" and seen that Duke actually "trumps" UNC in the John R. Wooden Award winners, 5-3... A statistic that actually pertains to College Basketball and its players success on an individual basis.
Posted: 2:17 PM   by Anonymous Carl
The future for Purdue looks really bright. Hopefully Painter can get this 2006-2007 team winning to start the tradition again even before this monster class comes in!
Posted: 2:31 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Tracy Smith, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound senior forward from Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, committed to N.C. State on Monday. All-Star Sports recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons said N.C. State's class of high school seniors ranks second in the ACC behind Duke's and probably in the top 10 nationally.
-- Charlotte Observer

I took this from your own site... Give the Wolfpack and 1st year coach Sidney Lowe some love!!
Posted: 2:58 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Hey UCLA fan, you dont get in the top ten by bringing in 1 top 100 guy. These teams have 4 or 5 top 100 guys. This is big-boy bball now. And Purdue fan...you got lucky IU was in change mode, or you wouldnt have seen half those recruits. Either way, glad to see some competition in-state from PU. Its been a bit boring beating on you the past 4 years.

Dont sleep on the HOOSIERS!!
Posted: 3:18 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Hey genius Hoosier fan I only count 1 team with as many as 4 top 100 guys and no team with 5. All the others have 2 or 3. To not have the Bruins on this list is insane.
Posted: 4:01 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
UCLA has 2 top 10 recruits.

As for the BS of the Pac 10 isn't a tough basketball confernece; have you watch any games? Did you notice the tournament last year? Ask LSU is UCLA can play with the East Coast conferences.

Same crap from people who don't ever watch Pac 10 b-ball.
Posted: 12:57 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
for all you cuse fans, don't forget about Sherman Douglas,Rony Seikley, Lawrence Moten, Etan Thomas, oh and don't forget the Duany Brothers!

GO 'CUSE!!!!
Posted: 8:16 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
great, k-state with a super recruiting class to go along with it's soon to be zero percent graduating class.
Posted: 4:48 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
It's fun to listen to IU fans talk smack about Purdue, as if IU has been relevant themselves recently.

Painter would have had those players regardless of IU's coaching change...because let's face it, IU's program was heading in the wrong direction. The coaching change happened for a reason.

Painter recruited a Purdue TEAM that will be together for 3-4 years. Indiana recruited an NBA player looking to make a pit-stop for one year. And the method by which IU landed their big blue-chipper will certainly get their coach unofficially blackballed by the other Big 10 coaches.

Purdue WILL be a regular in the final 3 rounds of the NCAA Tournament, and better than ever before, very soon. Bank on it.
Posted: 11:05 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
O.J. Mayo Signs with USC

NOVEMBER 15, 2006 -- WSAZ has learned that high school basketball star O.J. Mayo has signed with the University of Southern California.

Mayo plans to make it official Thursday at a signing ceremony at Huntington High School.

Tune in to the My Z Ten O'Clock News and NewsChannel 3 Tonight for the latest from WSAZ's sports director Keith Morehouse.
Posted: 11:53 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
i agree with the tarheel brother about josh mcroberts and his lack of production and full of hype. this year we will see just how good he is without jj redneck and small ears williams. duke will be just an average team this year and so far that's what they look like. by january and conference time carolina will be heads above everybody. as far as handsbrough looking like a fish the dookies are just mad because they were not the ones who hooked like roy did. and a side note coach k has had it easy since the dean retired but now that a new sheriff is in town all the dookies can do now is cry....
Posted: 11:55 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
i agree with the tarheel brother about josh mcroberts and his lack of production and full of hype. this year we will see just how good he is without jj redneck and small ears williams. duke will be just an average team this year and so far that's what they look like. by january and conference time carolina will be heads above everybody. as far as handsbrough looking like a fish the dookies are just mad because they were not the ones who hooked like roy did. and a side note coach k has had it easy since the dean retired but now that a new sheriff is in town all the dookies can do now is cry....
Posted: 12:25 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Mayo just signed with USC.
Posted: 1:17 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Hey Purdue fans, talk to us (Hoosiers) when you win something...like a National Championship or 5.

I actually do agree that Painter did a helluva nice job getting this class and feel it will only continue.
Posted: 1:17 PM   by Anonymous Babudamus
I guess all of the UNC and Dookies and UCLAs of the world have to come on here and talk about the future. But for GTown the future is now!!! We actually beat Florida if it wasn't for the residual GTown hate that I guess all NCAA referees must prove they have a lot of before they get a gig. This year GTown will cut down the nets to One Shining Moment. Save this post.
Posted: 11:22 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
To the ACC I issue this warning: "WATCH OUT FOR THE TERPS"....They're for real
Posted: 5:03 AM   by Anonymous Anonymous
NBA careers are important Dookie. Carolina Basketball is a family and Dean/Bill/Roy develop people and talent. Outside of Rod Curry, UNC doesn't have the All American busts and transfers that Duke has.

Duke's players get media attention because Duke is a great Program, it has the nation's best "All American" players (you know what I mean) and Coach lets his best players gun. Reddick would have developed a floor game at UNC instead of averaging 30pts on 3s on the way to warming up a bench spot for McRoberts in the NBA.

Psycho T is the Truth
Posted: 9:11 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Why did Mayo go to USC? I thought they only had a football team...
Posted: 11:25 PM   by Anonymous Anonymous
Anybody else see bad things brewing for OJ in L.A.? This kid already has an entourage that goes 30 deep, with every hanger-on and sports pimp in the world on his jock, and he is going into a media-rich city that will expose every little impropriety that he has committed. Guess he over-looked that little "issue" that was uncovered about Reggie Bush...and he didn't even become a big name untill he got to USC. This kid has had his face on damn near everything except a Wheaties box since he was a 7th grader. I can promise you, something shady will come out about the recruitment of this kid before the end of his freshman season. He better be glad he is going to be one and done, because after his one year there, USC will be on probation for rules violations for the following 4 years...USC alums, congrats on the OJ Mayo legacy!
Posted: 11:29 PM   by Anonymous hoopsmasterjd
As a carolina fan i gotta agree that they got possibly the best player in the country in hansbrough but he was absolutely shut down tonight against gonzaga.
That teams got stuff theyve gotta figure out before they can be considered a title contender