College ball is definitely the purest form of basketball; in terms of the way it is played, officiated, and is devoid of the ongoing politics that take place in the NBA. I wish I had more time to dedicate to watching the sport for a few reasons:
1) These guys are the future of the NBA – part of me lives for the NBA draft and I like to know which players are the who’s who of the top draft picks.
2) As with any college sport, is is refreshing to witness a group of athletes who are playing primarily for the love of the game. No one is crying about their salary, and the fans aren’t whining about the league being fixed towards a specific outcome.
Why I am turning to our travelers:
While I occasionally catch a college basketball game, or just parts of a game, and sometimes only the highlights, I still like to be in the loop of what’s going on in the NCAA. However, thus far I have fallen significantly behind in my knowledge of the teams and players this season.
Given that many of you attend some of the biggest schools in terms of NCAA basketball, and perhaps some of you are even athletes, I am turning to you for your knowledge on this matter.
What I want to know:
- Who are the key players this season? I need to know who the Jimmers, Kembas, Derrick Roses and John Walls are.
- Which are the key teams? Although I don’t have time to catch every single game, or even a decent percentage of them, you better believe I will still be participating in March Madness and my bracket better be stacked. It may be a few months away still but I am foreseeing having some time to catch up on college ball and want to know who I should be looking out for on their up-rise.
Who ya got?