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Grant Wahl
November 25, 2002
An opposing coach's view
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November 25, 2002

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An opposing coach's view

Stellar starters with diverse skills will make this team hard to guard

'It's the best starting five in the country. People question their depth, but that shouldn't be a problem when you have five pros and TV timeouts every four minutes....

Nick Collison is arguably the best post player in the country. His only weakness is that he tends to get into foul trouble....

You have to find Kirk Hinrich in transition because he's a great shooter and he's not coming at you with the ball all the time anymore....

Aaron Miles has the entire point guard package, except for his shooting....

Keith Langford will be an improvement over Jeff Boschee. Langford's not as good a stand-up shooter, but he's a better defender, and he's stronger....

Wayne Simien is a more traditional post player than Drew Gooden was. Simien's a tremendous rebounder and should be a solid scorer from 15 feet and in.'