Monday, October 29, 2007

The top 25 players in the SEC from collegehoopsnet.com

For your reading enjoyment... Hendrix and Gee made their top 25.

Read it here.

Also from collegehoopsnet.com, an Alabama preview (from 10/1). They have us at #45. Like me, they project us in the NCAA tournament. Below is a portion of the writeup.

Final Projection:

The frontcourt will keep this team in games, but the backcourt has to step up if the Tide want win those games. Mikhail Torrance is now penciled in at the starting point guard position. He averaged 11.7 minutes per game last year in 21 appearances. Torrance does not have as much raw talent as incoming freshman Pickett, but at least he has a year in the system. As long as those two can keep the turnovers down, Bama will be alright. Brandon Hollinger will get another shot starting as the off-guard. He is a good shooter when he actually shoots, but the junior will be pressed by Hillman for minutes. Sophomore Justin Tubbs rounds out the depleted group of guards after averaging 3.2 points per game last season. The Crimson Tide has a great frontcourt that can dominate most teams, yet somebody has to get them the ball. There is too much talent not to be on the bubble, but winning those close games down the stretch without Steele will not keep the team around for very long in March.

Projected Post-season Tournament: NCAA

Projected Starting Five:
Mikhail Torrance, Sophomore, Guard, 3.0 points per game
Brandon Hollinger, Junior, Guard, 4.9 points per game
Mykal Riley, Senior, Forward, 12.6 points per game
Alonzo Gee, Junior, Forward, 12.6 points per game
Richard Hendrix, Junior, Forward, 14.6 points per game

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