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83rd best team in the country?



I know that this is rehashing some of the old crap we have been going over and over. After seeing the draft last night, it even strengthen my point more. RANKING HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS DON'T MEAN SQUAT! Victor Oladipo and Otto Porter both players coming out of high school weren't in the top 100 of these all important rankings. Both had wonderful college careers and parlayed that into going number two and three in this years draft. Shabazz Muhammad and Nerlens Noel were the number one and number two rated high school basketball players in the country. After going back and seeing some the articles about them, both were one and done and going to be the number one overall draft pick. Muhammad couldn't make it into the top ten. KO was taken ahead of him. Some will say that Noel was hurt and that dropped him in the draft. That's true. Anthony Bennett and Alex Len were both hurt as well and they went ahead of both of them. Adam Morrison was a first team All-American. Top five draft pick. Not even in the top 150. I went back to 2007 and looked at ESPN top 100 players recruiting database. Gonzaga didn't make the top 100 three times. If you take the years they didn't make the top 100 players and give the the ranking of 100. They would average to be 83rd best recruiting team in the country. Austin Daye really brought up their ranking at number 27. Demetri Goodson was ranked number 79 in the top 100. That in it's self should prove the absurdity of these lists! I think it's safe to say that they are better than than the 83rd best team in the country. So either the rankings are flawed, and they shouldn't rank them before they even step on a college basketball floor. Few can't recruit, or Few can actually coach and get the most out of his talent. Your thoughts?

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