Top YouTube Moments of the Hoops Season
SIOC has spent the last week in our film room, watching thousands of clips, and have found our favorite three of the year:
1. This video of a pint-sized NC State fan reduced to tears after finding out that the Tar Heels beat the Wolfpack in the ACC Championship. 2. This pathetic (and hilarious) remake of the SNL Lazy Sunday skit, done Kentucky basketball style.
3. Joakim Noah and Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings battling for control of a basketball.
Bonus: This isn't YouTube, but we love this mp3 recording of Dick Vitale's attempt to sabotage Florida's run for a second straight national title.
Those are our favs. What are yours (with the link, please)?
Predicting the Bubble Teams
UNLV, Stanford, Texas, BYU, Notre Dame, Villanova, Syracuse, Drexel
Illinois, Creighton, Texas Tech, Old Dominion, Georgia Tech, Missouri State, Florida State
Out (but close)
DePaul, Purdue, Iowa, Gonzaga, San Diego State, Kansas State, Alabama, West Virginia
Oklahoma State, Xavier, Georgia, UMass, Clemson, VCU, Providence, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Hofstra, Washington, Bradley, Cal, Appalachian State
We know you're going to have some issues with Davis' picks. Let's hear them...
Who Should and Shouldn't Go Pro
Last season, LSU's Glen "Big Baby" Davis – who was projected to be chosen in the middle of the first round -- decided to stick around Baton Rouge for another season and now he'll be lucky if he's picked in the second round. At the same time, Bradley's Patrick O'Bryant made himself eligible for the draft where he was selected No. 9 overall by Golden State ... which has been regretting the pick ever since (O'Bryant is averaging 6.1 points and 6.7 rebounds ... in the NBDL). It's safe to say that O'Bryant played the draft game perfectly while Davis cost himself millions.
Here's a list of some underclassmen facing the same decision … and our advice to them:
Greg Oden, Ohio State, freshman – Go pro. This decision shouldn't take more than six seconds, tops.
Kevin Durant, Texas, freshman – See above
Mike Conley Jr., Ohio State, freshman – Stay in school. Once Oden leaves, it's your show to run.
Brandan Wright, North Carolina, freshman – Stay in school. Yes, you could be a Top 5 pick, but one more year of waiting could give you both a national championship and the chance to be the No. 1 pick in 2008.
Julian Wright, Kansas, sophomore – Go Pro. You've player two years of college ball, it's time for your first payday.
Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina, sophomore – Stay in school. Please. You're a marginal NBA player right now, at best.
Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut, freshman – Stay in school. You're seven-foot-three, but you couldn't catch a beach ball right now. Please work on your game this summer (especially your hands) and turn yourself into a 2008 lottery pick.
Roy Hibbert, Georgetown, junior – Go pro. Your big decision was last year and you made the right way by staying at Georgetown. Now cash in.
That's our advice. What would you tell these underclassmen (and any other you can think of) to do next year?
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