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SI's Top 10 of '10--11
Luke Winn
April 12, 2010
Here's the early line on the teams in the best shape to reach next year's Final Four in Houston
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April 12, 2010

Si's Top 10 Of '10--11

Here's the early line on the teams in the best shape to reach next year's Final Four in Houston

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Assuming Baylor's Ekpe Udoh; Georgetown's Greg Monroe; Kansas's Cole Aldrich and Xavier Henry; Kentucky's Eric Bledsoe, DeMarcus Cousins, Daniel Orton and John Wall; North Carolina's Ed Davis; Ohio State's Evan Turner; Syracuse's Wes Johnson; and Xavier's Jordan Crawford all turn pro....

1. DUKE

The lineup is about to get an infusion of Curry: Liberty transfer Seth, Stephen's gunner of a younger brother, will join senior Nolan Smith, sophomore Andre Dawkins and freshman point guard Kyrie Irving in the country's most loaded backcourt. Even if wing Kyle Singler turns pro, Duke has enough weapons to repeat as national champ.

2. MICHIGAN STATE

Point forward Draymond Green and shooting guard Durrell Summers are on the verge of becoming national stars. The Spartans also bring in 6'10", five-star freshman center Adreian Payne.

3. BUTLER

The Bulldogs lose stopper Willie Veasley, but if they can keep coach Brad Stevens (who'll surely receive big-time job offers) and Gordon Hayward (who's considering the NBA draft), they'll be called a powerhouse, not a mid-major.

4. KANSAS STATE

The Beard is back: Jacob Pullen will be the marquee guard in the Big 12. He and the Wildcats' glass-crashers—Curtis Kelly, Wally Judge and Jamar Samuels, as well as 6'10" juco transfer Freddy Asprilla—will keep the Octagon rocking.

5. PURDUE

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