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Old 02-11-2018, 10:06 PM   #1
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Guppy Daniels comes from a family of basketball legends. His father, T.G. “Big Bark” Daniels was a legendary head coach in Pennsylvania, who moved to Kentucky when his job moved there and became a legend in a state that loves basketball more than most things. Having moved from the Philadelphia area, he fielded teams with black players at a time when that was still controversial.
His son, Guppy, followed in his father’s footsteps but as a basketball executive rather than coaching. After years in the front office of several teams, he got his first shot running a team as the GM of the relocated Kansas City Scouts whose players were sold to the expansion Oklahoma City Thunder.

His son, T.G. Daniels III (Who goes by Fish) is one of the best high school prospects in a generation. Many believe if he were eligible, he could play in the NBA as a high schooler. Fish Daniels will be one of the most hotly pursued prospects in generations to hit the recruiting trail. For most of his life, he grew up in Indiana and despite his father’s move to Oklahoma for a new job, Fish stayed behind with family friends to finish his senior year.

His best friend, Maurice “Pookie” Wilson came from a troubled family and bounced around from home to home for years. He ended up befriending Fish (who he called G3) despite their different backgrounds. Eventually, Pookie’s aunt found out what was happening and took him in, but that meant moving from Indiana to Mississippi. He’s not nearly as heralded as his best friend, being regarded as a low-level D1 prospect.
What will happen to these two friends turned brothers as their careers progress. Where will they end up?

We’re going to follow their careers from high school to college.
Fish Daniels is a 6’10” forward.
Pookie Wilson is a 5’11” guard.
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Ideally, the two players would like to end up at the same school. They realize that’s probably not going to happen as they’re not sure they can find a program that’ll reunite them willing to burn a scholarship on the 3-star prospect Wilson coming from Mississippi, just to secure the services of his much more heralded buddy.
That said, to use a real-world example, can you imagine a team burning a scholarship on LeBron’s favorite point guard in high school if it meant getting Lebron for a year in college? Probably so. That’s what this is like for the Fish Daniels sweepstakes.
Nonetheless, we want a situation where both guys can thrive and it’s going to be difficult for Pookie to get PT on a team where Fish plays, so the two of them are realistic about going their separate ways of the right opportunity presents itself.
We’re going to profile the recruiting season, highlighting where both players are getting interest and ultimately, where they sign.

JULY 2005
F FISH DANIELS
Top 5: Indiana (98), UConn (100), Siena (97), Xavier (94), Michigan State (100)
Fish Daniels is the #1 player in the Class of 2006. His home state program which saw a resurgence under legendary head coach Sidney Russell is now helmed by his son, Sidney Jr., who enters his second year with lofty expectations to follow his now-retired father who became the first head coach to win 4 national titles.

G POOKIE WILSON
17.1 PPG/6 RPG/3.8 APG
Top 5: Mississippi State (92), Ole Miss (62), Jackson State (14), Indiana (98), Xavier (94)
Wilson really wants to join his buddy and with Xavier and Indiana on his list, it shows. Whether those programs are willing to use a scholarship to pursue a 3-star guard in a position that’s quite deep is another story altogether.

If there’s a program that might be willing, it’s Indiana. Repatriating a former Indiana player back to the state would play well, especially one that’s so close to Daniels, ESPECIALLY if it brings Daniels himself into the fold. There’s a risk that if Daniels doesn’t sign, they’d be stuck with Wilson.

Mississippi State - the defending national runner-up - showing interest is a big surprise, but it’s a good sign. That program currently has THREE of the nation’s top players on their roster and are a threat to win it all this year. If they see Wilson as a guy who can help them, that bodes well for him as a prospect and it might be hard to turn down an offer from them, regardless of what Fish does.

AUGUST 2005
POOKIE WILSON
TOP 5: Indiana (OFFER), Memphis (OFFER) (56), Southern Miss (46), New Orleans (53), Alcorn State (25)
Now this is more like it. Indiana is surely the highest rated program interested in Wilson, making one believe that if Daniels goes elsewhere they’ll pull their offer. I’d have to think that Wilson would accept before they’re able to do that, though.

FISH DANIELS
TOP 5: Michigan State, Indiana, Illinois (90), Ohio State (OFFER), Xavier (OFFER)
With (at least) three offers in hand, Daniels is sitting in the catbird seat, but right now he favors the program at Michigan State who are vying for the services of the Indiana wonder. Hoosier fans will be inconsolable if they lose the talents of the in-state prodigy to Michigan State.

SEPTEMBER 2005
FISH DANIELS
TOP 2: Michigan State, Indiana
With offers from his top two programs, it’s down to the wire for Daniels who appears to be likely to decide before the early signing period ends. Indiana has tried to throw the house at him, but it might be possible that he just prefers to get out of his home state for a while.
Meanwhile, the decision on whether his buddy signs or not does not appear to be a huge factor in his decision making, given that Indiana got lapped by Michigan State somewhere along the line. Some think the choice might be about coaches.

MSU is coached by legend Todd Cates, who has two national titles with Manhattan before coming to Michigan State. He’s a savvy recruiter who just wins. Meanwhile, Indiana is led by 27-year old Sidney Russell, Jr., who many think is not his father and aren’t sure if he has the chops to lead a program like Indiana. If he fails to reel in Daniels, people will be very skeptical, as these are the kinds of players people assumed the young coach could appeal to.

POOKIE WILSON
VERBAL COMMIT: Indiana

With Wilson a verbal commit, the coaches at Indiana have a dilemma. Do they sign Wilson with Daniels? Or do they revoke the offer on Wilson with the knowledge that might not land them Daniels? If they sign Daniels, they can always go back after Wilson anyway. But the fear in the camp is they could find other guards or players that would serve their purposes better than perhaps the youngster from Mississippi nee Indiana could.

It’ll be interesting to see what they do, knowing that he has few options and that Daniels appears to be close to making a decision either way.

It’s really about giving the kid a chance to play somewhere he might fit better, knowing that he won’t be a starter at Indiana immediately, but they also don’t want to make Fish Daniels mad.


OCTOBER 2005
Fish Daniels decided to sign with Michigan State. Some think the decision to revoke the offer on Wilson was the final straw for the kid and so, Indiana fans will be subjected to seeing their favorite son playing in Green and White for at least two years.

POOKIE WILSON
TOP 5: Southern Miss (46), New Orleans (53), Tulsa (30), South Alabama (34), Northern Kentucky (56)

With his recruitment open again and more realistic schools on his radar, Pookie Wilson settles back into the recruitment period. He has no ill will towards Indiana for failing to offer him after Fish went elsewhere, he knows that “college basketball is just a business.” Instead, he’s prepared to find a place where he can contribute at a high level and start as a freshman, now that Indiana is no longer an option.

DECEMBER 2005
POOKIE WILSON
TOP 5: Louisiana-Lafayette (44, OFFER), GRAMBLING (38), BALL STATE (40, OFFER), NORTH FLORIDA (49), AIR FORCE (45, OFFER)

Wilson’s prospects change from week to week, but it appears that if he wants to go back to Indiana, Ball State has given him an opportunity to do that. It seems there are no shortage of possibilities for the young guard as the recruiting season wanes on.


Pookie Wilson decides to sign with Louisiana-Lafayette. After being jilted by Indiana earlier in the process, he decided that being closer to family rather than his “old life” in Indiana was better for him. So we know where our guys are headed.


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Old 02-11-2018, 10:28 PM   #2
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Episode 2: Who are we playing with, anyway?

Letís look at the respective squads both of our guys are joining.

Pookie Wilsonís Louisiana-Lafayette squad has been on a run of success the past five years, making five straight post-season appearances including an Opening Round appearance in last yearís NCAA tournament. In fact, the program has only missed the post-season 3 times since 1987. Maybe Pookie knew something we didnít!

The Ragin Cajuns Head Coach is third year head coach Arvin Wilson (42-24). I would not be surprised if heís poached eventually, as the program has more success. Heís not known as an especially good recruiter, but tactically heís one of the best in the Sun Belt.

Meanwhile in East Lansing, Fish Daniels settles into a Spartans club that only measures success in Final Four appearances. Daniels is one of four Indiana players on the roster, showing that the program knows how to dip south to accumulate talent as needed.

Michigan State has made the NCAA tournament every year since 1982. During that time, theyíve rung up four Final Four appearances - three of those resulted in the Spartans in the title game. They won the national title in 2004.

The program has had remarkable stability, only 8 head coaches in program history (dating back to 1913), the most recent of those is Todd Cates who took the job after years of success at MAAC turned Yankee Conference powerhouse Manhattan during the 1970s and 80s. (Manhattan went back to the MAAC, FYI.)

With Daniels, Michigan State claimed the #1 spot in the national recruiting rankings for the first time since 1946.

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2005 Recruiting Rankings # Team Conference Best Player Rtg 5* 4* 3* 2* 1* -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Michigan State Big Ten SF Fish Daniels ***** 3 2 0 0 0 2. VMI Southern PG Dimitri Bonner **** 4 3 0 0 0 3. Syracuse Yankee SF Rustie Bird ***** 6 0 0 0 0 4. Rider MAAC SF Gershom Dodson **** 5 2 0 0 0 5. UCF ACC SF Daniel Gardner ***** 4 2 0 0 0 6. Mississippi State SEC SF Garwin Nelson ***** 6 0 0 0 0 7. Illinois Big Ten PG Patrice Manning ***** 3 2 0 0 0 8. Florida State ACC SF Kevin Schafer ***** 4 1 0 0 0 9. Iowa Big Ten SG Meryl Collins ***** 5 0 0 0 0 10. Mercer Southern PG Paul Beard ***** 5 2 0 0 0 11. Fairfield MAAC SF Robert Knight **** 2 3 0 0 0 12. Nebraska Big Ten SG Ken Lugo ***** 3 2 0 0 0 13. Texas A&M SEC PG Michael Mena **** 4 1 0 0 0 14. Xavier Big East SG Phil Williams ***** 4 1 0 0 0 15. Denver WCC SG George Johnston ***** 1 4 1 0 0 16. Penn State Yankee SF John Garcia ***** 2 2 0 0 0 17. San Francisco WCC SF Jeffrey Hansen ***** 2 2 0 0 0 18. Loyola Marymount WCC SF Peter Arrendondo ***** 4 1 0 0 0 19. Missouri Big Ten PF Gunther Newell **** 4 1 0 0 0 20. Connecticut Yankee SG David McFarland ***** 4 0 0 0 0 21. Baylor SEC PG Alford Vinson **** 3 1 0 0 0 22. Stanford Pac-16 SF Dennis Brooks ***** 3 1 0 0 0 23. Providence Big East PG Floyd Maxwell **** 2 2 0 0 0 24. Pittsburgh Yankee SF Daniel Miller **** 1 4 0 0 0 25. Manhattan MAAC SF Josh Lefebvre ***** 1 5 0 0 0
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:33 PM   #3
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Episode Three: Opening Day

I think for Fish, the goal is really about making his mark and improving his draft stock. Players are not eligible for the NBA until after their 2nd season, but there are some rumors that Fish will leave after just one year and play in Europe for his second season before being NBA eligible. Iím not sure if thatís going to happen or not, but for right now, heís just interested in having the most impact for a Michigan State team thatís adamant about winning another title.

OPENING DAY

Fish Daniels makes his debut in the Green and White, scoring 24 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the win over Villanova. He's going to be fun to watch this year.

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Michigan State 83, Villanova 75 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Villanova (0-1, 0-0): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Charles Foster C 32 2-3 2-4 3 6 4 2 6 John Morgan PF 29 4-7 0-0 3 6 1 1 8 Fletch Valencia SF 28 7-13 5-6 0 1 1 4 20 James Carlson SG 29 2-6 2-3 4 6 5 2 6 Alberto Butler PG 33 6-9 4-4 1 3 9 2 17 Carl Talbot Jr. PF 14 1-3 0-0 0 2 3 1 2 Thomas Vaughan C 5 2-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 Phil Browning PG 7 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 0 2 Chancey Brooks SG 16 3-5 0-0 0 2 1 2 8 Roger O'Neil SG 7 1-1 0-0 1 1 0 0 2 Turnovers: 14 (C.Foster 2, J.Morgan 1, F.Valencia 1, A.Butler 8, T.Vaughan 1, C.Brooks 1) Blocked Shots: 7 (C.Foster 4, J.Morgan 1, C.Talbot Jr. 2) Steals: 4 (J.Morgan 2, F.Valencia 1, A.Butler 1) 3P FGs: 4-12 (J.Morgan 0-1, F.Valencia 1-6, A.Butler 1-3, C.Brooks 2-2) Michigan State (1-0, 0-0): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Larry Rivera C 25 0-0 0-2 1 2 0 3 0 Alexei Temple PF 33 7-12 0-1 1 2 4 3 14 Fish Daniels SF 35 11-15 2-2 5 12 1 2 24 Xavier Phillips SG 32 8-16 3-4 0 1 2 3 19 Charles Melendez PG 35 4-8 0-0 2 2 12 1 9 Stevy Reeves SF 22 6-7 0-1 1 3 4 1 15 Kurt Wheeler PG 5 1-1 0-0 0 0 1 0 2 Broddie Bain PF 8 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 Hiram Wooten SG 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Kermit Whitney C 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Turnovers: 9 (L.Rivera 2, A.Temple 1, F.Daniels 1, X.Phillips 3, K.Wheeler 2) Blocked Shots: 3 (A.Temple 1, F.Daniels 2) Steals: 7 (A.Temple 1, F.Daniels 1, X.Phillips 2, C.Melendez 2, S.Reeves 1) 3P FGs: 4-11 (F.Daniels 0-1, X.Phillips 0-3, C.Melendez 1-3, S.Reeves 3-4) Player of Game: SF Fish Daniels (MSU)

In Pookieís first game, he also made a splash winning player of the game honors after dishing 11 assists and notching 14 points in a win over Lamar. It's clear he's doing well in a program where he can be a starter from Day 1, which was his goal and as I discussed earlier, ULL is a program that's had success, so he's not on a team that's bad.

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Louisiana-Lafayette 90, Lamar 70 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Louisiana-Lafayette (1-0, 0-0): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Bennie Webster C 26 3-9 2-3 3 4 0 2 8 Hayward Jones PF 21 3-5 0-0 5 8 0 4 6 Dennis Williams SF 32 8-12 1-2 4 8 5 1 17 Nathanael Whitt SG 29 9-14 4-4 4 7 5 1 23 Pookie Wilson PG 27 7-11 0-0 4 4 11 2 14 Markos Lehman PG 13 1-4 2-2 0 0 2 0 4 Burton McCauley PG 3 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 Michael Fisher SG 8 1-1 0-0 0 0 1 0 2 Trevor Duke PF 22 2-3 1-2 1 3 1 0 5 Jerry Martinez SG 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Randall Rodriguez PF 10 2-2 1-1 0 1 0 0 5 Sal Jorgensen SF 7 1-4 4-4 1 1 0 0 6 Turnovers: 9 (D.Williams 4, N.Whitt 2, P.Wilson 1, M.Lehman 1, M.Fisher 1) Blocked Shots: 1 (D.Williams 1) Steals: 9 (D.Williams 2, P.Wilson 4, M.Lehman 2, M.Fisher 1) 3P FGs: 1-4 (D.Williams 0-2, N.Whitt 1-1, S.Jorgensen 0-1) Lamar (0-1, 0-0): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Eric Gilmore C 28 2-3 3-3 2 4 1 4 7 Adolf George PF 28 3-10 0-0 5 6 3 0 6 Mark Sadler SF 26 8-9 3-5 2 3 1 3 19 Gregg Levesque SG 31 7-13 0-0 2 2 3 1 15 Elias Gray PG 29 2-8 0-0 0 1 9 2 4 Ulick Lefebvre PG 11 3-7 0-0 0 1 3 1 6 Marc Dodson SF 16 2-4 0-0 2 2 1 4 4 Tito Pena SG 9 1-1 0-0 0 1 0 1 3 John Goodman SF 6 2-4 0-0 0 0 1 0 4 Rod Coffey C 11 1-2 0-0 2 3 1 0 2 Slim Ladney C 5 0-0 0-0 2 3 1 0 0 Turnovers: 14 (A.George 1, M.Sadler 1, G.Levesque 4, E.Gray 1, M.Dodson 4, T.Pena 1, J.Goodman 1, S.Ladney 1) Blocked Shots: 1 (R.Coffey 1) Steals: 6 (E.Gilmore 1, G.Levesque 1, E.Gray 1, U.Lefebvre 1, T.Pena 1, J.Goodman 1) 3P FGs: 2-10 (G.Levesque 1-3, E.Gray 0-2, U.Lefebvre 0-3, M.Dodson 0-1, T.Pena 1-1) Player of Game: PG Pookie Wilson (ULL)
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:37 PM   #4
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:45 PM   #5
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JANUARY 21, 2007

Fish Daniels is the 27th leading scorer in the nation. He's just as good as advertised and Michigan State is reaping the benefits of his talent on both sides of the ball. The real test for him will be in the post-season, can he be the spark MSU needs to get over the hump and win a national title? Or will something else happen before then that prevents it?

Meanwhile, Pookie Wilson is a key member of a Ragin Cajuns squad that hopes to make some post-season noise. Being in the Sun Belt, there's no telling what that might be, but they're playing really well together.

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2006 Player Stats Leaders # PLAYER POS MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO TEAM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Torrin Lefebvre SG 30.6 27.4 4.4 2.2 1.2 0.1 1.9 South Carolina 2 George Butler SG 31.9 26.3 3.4 1.9 0.8 0.1 2.6 Coast Guard 3 Darby Lyon PG 33.1 25.7 3.3 9.6 2.2 0.5 3.1 Georgia Tech 4 John Harding PG 29.0 25.7 3.7 4.1 1.6 0.4 1.4 Santa Clara 5 Jason Byers SG 31.7 25.2 2.4 3.0 1.6 0.1 1.8 Alabama 6 John Covington SG 31.9 25.2 5.4 1.9 1.6 0.1 2.5 Hampton 7 Adlai Ochoa SF 34.5 25.1 5.2 2.2 0.9 0.5 1.9 Duquesne 8 Michael Lamb SG 30.7 24.8 4.6 2.0 1.1 0.3 2.7 Kansas 9 Harmon Funk SF 31.5 24.5 2.6 1.7 1.3 0.4 2.8 Penn 10 Donald Boyce SG 32.0 24.4 3.8 2.5 0.9 0.3 2.3 New Orleans 11 Kevin Conway SG 33.3 24.3 4.4 2.7 1.9 0.4 1.7 Wofford 12 David McFarland SG 29.9 24.2 4.6 4.3 1.1 0.1 1.7 Connecticut 13 Cobby Stephens SG 31.8 24.1 4.7 5.6 1.3 0.1 2.3 Illinois 14 Darrel Saunders PG 33.8 23.8 3.9 4.9 1.2 0.1 2.8 Wisconsin 15 Richie Roark SG 31.4 23.7 5.9 2.5 0.5 0.0 2.9 Ohio 16 Albrecht Callahan SG 30.9 23.7 2.0 2.2 0.9 0.1 2.3 James Madison 17 Paul Jordan SG 32.4 23.5 2.2 4.2 1.5 0.1 2.6 Texas A&M 18 Paul Little SG 33.1 23.3 2.3 5.9 1.1 0.0 4.2 Florida 19 Barret Bishop SF 32.2 23.3 3.4 1.3 1.1 0.2 2.6 UNC Asheville 20 Bart Godman SF 34.2 23.2 3.6 6.8 0.9 0.1 3.1 Arkansas 21 Ken Gray PG 32.3 23.1 2.3 3.0 2.2 0.2 2.1 Davidson 22 Matthew Dickerson PG 30.9 22.9 2.7 8.0 2.3 0.1 3.4 Arizona State 23 Meade Blevins PG 29.6 22.9 3.3 4.5 1.6 0.1 1.6 Milwaukee 24 Jean-Paul Perry PG 32.4 22.7 3.2 8.9 0.8 0.1 3.3 Arizona 25 Robert Ramey SG 33.4 22.6 5.2 8.1 1.7 0.0 4.7 Chattanooga 26 Donny Lewis SG 30.1 22.4 5.3 1.8 0.8 0.3 1.7 Rutgers 27 Fish Daniels SF 33.2 22.4 10.2 6.9 2.1 1.9 1.4 Michigan State 28 Brant Frye PG 33.9 22.4 5.3 7.0 1.6 0.2 2.5 Butler 29 Chev Love PG 32.7 22.3 2.5 7.1 1.3 0.1 2.9 Radford 30 John Turner SG 32.3 22.2 3.8 5.8 0.8 0.4 3.9 Kentucky State 31 Leland Cahill SG 33.8 22.1 2.5 3.1 2.0 0.1 2.4 Tulsa 32 Luke Belanger PG 30.8 22.0 1.4 8.1 2.6 0.1 3.0 Chaminade 33 Cobb Lombardi SF 29.2 22.0 3.7 2.3 1.0 0.3 2.3 SMU 34 Jose Sutton PG 29.4 21.9 3.8 3.8 0.5 0.4 1.3 Indiana 35 Bryan Grant PG 33.5 21.9 2.2 10.2 1.3 0.1 2.0 Clemson 36 Noe Sanchez SG 32.9 21.8 3.2 5.3 0.9 0.1 2.8 Maryland 37 Martainn Tucker PG 33.2 21.7 2.5 9.1 1.3 0.1 3.5 Nevada 38 Shaun Chisholm SG 34.3 21.6 3.2 6.7 1.4 0.1 4.0 Vanderbilt 39 Randy Goss PG 29.5 21.6 1.8 7.5 1.8 0.2 2.4 Penn State # PLAYER POS MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO TEAM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 40 Joey Gilliland PG 33.7 21.5 2.6 8.6 1.5 0.1 2.8 North Carolina Central 41 Abe Greene SG 33.2 21.4 2.6 2.5 0.7 0.1 2.3 Green Bay 42 Anatoli Danelius SG 31.6 21.3 2.6 5.6 1.6 0.3 3.3 CCNY 43 James Herman SF 34.1 21.3 4.3 2.4 1.2 0.3 1.3 Denver State 44 Adolphe Shaw PG 32.9 21.1 1.8 10.4 2.1 0.0 3.5 Alabama 45 Jeth King SG 32.2 21.0 4.6 2.1 1.5 0.3 2.1 Jacksonville State 46 Salomone Barnard SG 31.5 20.9 3.4 2.0 1.1 0.1 2.2 Iowa 47 David Brown PG 30.5 20.8 3.1 7.2 1.2 0.2 3.9 Seton Hall 48 Herman Benson PG 30.4 20.8 2.9 8.1 1.9 0.3 3.0 Georgia 49 Jody Blackwell SF 30.6 20.7 3.6 1.3 1.5 0.3 2.0 Washington 50 Fredrick Thomson PG 31.8 20.7 3.2 7.7 1.0 0.2 3.9 Mount St. Mary's


JANUARY 29, 2007

Fish Daniels haunts the fans of his home state team that he spurned to wear Michigan State green. He knew his first game against Indiana would be a test, but lucky for him it wasn't in Bloomington. Instead, he welcomed the Hoosiers to East Lansing and they went home...with a win. Despite a heroic triple-double (22 points, 25 rebounds, 10 assists) performance by the National Player of the Year candidate, Michigan State lost their 3rd game of the year.

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Meanwhile, Pookie Wilson is a contributor for the 18-8 ULL squad. He's 2nd on the team in both scoring and assists.

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Old 02-11-2018, 11:52 PM   #6
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I'm always tinkering with the statistical output of the game, but it seems that by increasing the game length, I've managed to get guys to score more without having team scoring end up being too high. I've been managing this particular save since 1913, so there have been a lot of iterations.

But over the past few decades, I've wanted things to resemble more realistic norms. I'm pretty happy with where things are right now.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:02 AM   #7
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MARCH 2007 - POSTSEASON REPORT

Pookie Wilson’s Ragin’ Cajuns made the NIT and will take on Lafayette College in the first round of that tournament. Wilson is the team’s second leading scorer and if they’re going to advance to a second round date against LSU, he was going to be need to be a key contributor. Well, he showed up big having the biggest game of his career, scoring 35 points and leading the club to the next stage of the NIT.

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Louisiana-Lafayette 92, Lafayette 81 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Louisiana-Lafayette (22-10, 10-3): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Bennie Webster C 27 4-5 0-0 2 3 0 1 8 Hayward Jones PF 29 1-1 0-0 4 6 1 2 2 Dennis Williams SF 28 4-5 2-2 0 3 2 3 10 Nathanael Whitt SG 29 4-10 0-0 1 3 13 2 8 Pookie Wilson PG 27 15-22 3-3 0 0 4 1 35 Markos Lehman PG 13 6-7 0-0 1 1 2 1 14 Burton McCauley PG 9 0-2 0-0 0 1 12 2 0 Michael Fisher SG 9 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 Trevor Duke PF 17 3-4 0-0 1 1 0 2 6 Jerry Martinez SG 2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 Randall Rodriguez PF 6 1-2 0-0 1 1 0 1 2 Sal Jorgensen SF 2 2-2 1-1 1 1 1 0 5 Turnovers: 10 (H.Jones 3, D.Williams 2, N.Whitt 2, P.Wilson 1, M.Lehman 2) Blocked Shots: 2 (B.Webster 1, T.Duke 1) Steals: 9 (D.Williams 2, P.Wilson 5, T.Duke 1, S.Jorgensen 1) 3P FGs: 4-14 (N.Whitt 0-1, P.Wilson 2-6, M.Lehman 2-3, B.McCauley 0-2, M.Fisher 0-1, R.Rodriguez 0-1) Lafayette (19-13, 11-5): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Mathew Baxter C 32 3-5 2-4 5 8 2 2 8 Ben Daly PF 35 2-3 2-2 4 9 1 0 6 Charles Dickinson SF 26 2-6 0-0 1 1 0 4 4 Darren Brandt SG 32 7-13 3-4 1 2 6 1 18 Kit Belanger PG 34 10-15 2-3 0 0 6 4 27 Timothy Matos PG 12 0-2 1-2 0 0 5 0 1 Ken Kurtz SF 15 8-9 0-0 3 4 2 0 17 David Aguilar PG 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 David O'Neal PF 13 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Turnovers: 16 (C.Dickinson 1, D.Brandt 8, K.Belanger 4, T.Matos 2, D.O'Neal 1) Blocked Shots: 1 (M.Baxter 1) Steals: 7 (M.Baxter 1, C.Dickinson 1, D.Brandt 1, K.Belanger 2, T.Matos 1, K.Kurtz 1) 3P FGs: 7-15 (B.Daly 0-1, D.Brandt 1-4, K.Belanger 5-8, T.Matos 0-1, K.Kurtz 1-1) Player of Game: PG Pookie Wilson (ULL)

A quick turnaround for a matchup on March 14th against LSU. LSU is led by freshman guard Johnny Nance (19.1 PPG 5.1 RPG) and forward Charles Dillard, also a first-year. (17.9 PPG, 6.3 RPG) who produce most of the offense for the team. Stop them and you can stop the Tigers. The balanced attack of ULL might be dangerous, especially if Pookie shows up again like he did last night.

Unfortunately, his teammates didn’t get the memo so despite a 21-point performance from Wilson, the Tigers were too much and Louisiana-Lafayette’s season ends at 22-11.

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LSU 99, Louisiana-Lafayette 67 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Louisiana-Lafayette (22-11, 10-3): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Bennie Webster C 24 2-3 0-0 1 2 0 2 4 Hayward Jones PF 25 1-1 0-0 2 5 1 2 2 Dennis Williams SF 22 4-7 0-0 1 4 3 4 8 Nathanael Whitt SG 25 1-7 1-2 1 1 6 2 4 Pookie Wilson PG 24 9-17 2-3 0 1 2 1 21 Markos Lehman PG 20 3-5 2-2 0 1 7 2 10 Burton McCauley PG 6 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 Michael Fisher SG 13 3-3 0-0 1 2 0 1 7 Trevor Duke C 20 1-5 1-2 3 4 1 1 3 Jerry Martinez SG 3 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 Randall Rodriguez PF 10 0-2 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 Sal Jorgensen SF 7 2-6 0-0 2 2 1 0 6 Turnovers: 15 (H.Jones 1, D.Williams 3, N.Whitt 6, M.Lehman 3, M.Fisher 1, T.Duke 1) Blocked Shots: 1 (H.Jones 1) Steals: 5 (B.Webster 1, N.Whitt 1, P.Wilson 2, T.Duke 1) 3P FGs: 7-20 (D.Williams 0-1, N.Whitt 1-5, P.Wilson 1-5, M.Lehman 2-3, B.McCauley 0-1, M.Fisher 1-1, S.Jorgensen 2-4) LSU (21-11, 10-5): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Eberhard Fulton C 31 4-4 0-0 1 3 1 2 8 James McGinnis PF 32 5-7 3-4 2 12 1 2 14 Charles Dillard SF 25 5-12 2-3 3 5 7 4 13 Johnny Nance SG 23 6-12 5-6 2 6 1 0 18 James Martinez PG 23 5-5 0-0 2 2 9 3 11 George Hutchison SF 17 4-7 0-0 4 6 4 3 10 Apolinar Ramos PG 14 0-1 1-2 0 0 5 0 1 Gary Perry SG 10 3-3 0-0 0 1 3 1 7 Willy Hancock C 10 3-5 2-2 0 0 1 0 8 Ansell Tremblay PF 6 1-2 0-0 1 2 0 0 2 George Block SG 4 2-2 0-0 0 1 0 0 5 Tyler Greenwood C 1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 Thomas Coleman SF 4 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 Turnovers: 16 (J.McGinnis 3, C.Dillard 4, J.Martinez 1, G.Hutchison 5, A.Ramos 1, G.Perry 1, T.Coleman 1) Blocked Shots: 5 (E.Fulton 3, J.McGinnis 1, W.Hancock 1) Steals: 8 (E.Fulton 2, C.Dillard 3, J.Martinez 1, A.Ramos 1, T.Coleman 1) 3P FGs: 8-17 (J.McGinnis 1-1, C.Dillard 1-3, J.Nance 1-5, J.Martinez 1-1, G.Hutchison 2-4, A.Ramos 0-1, G.Perry 1-1, G.Block 1-1) Player of Game: PG James Martinez (LSU)
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Meanwhile at Michigan State, early exits are simply not going to be acceptable. The #3 team in the country, the Spartans are a top seed in the Midwest region, along with Indiana are the 2 teams from the Big Ten who got top seeds in the tournament and one of the TEN teams from the 14-team conference to make the tournament this year.

Other conferences:

ACC 6
Big East 4
MAAC 4
Pac-16 3
WCC 4
Yankee 4
SEC 2

The Spartans first round matchup is against the 16-seed Southern Utah Thunderbirds. SUU was 17-16 on the regular season and got into the tournament after winning the Big Sky conference tournament. Their leading scorer is a junior guard Brian Sanders (17.4 PPG), but it seems nearly impossible to conceive a world that they can pull an upset. Not enough weapons and MSU isn’t vulnerable to any of them.

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The 2nd round matchup for the Spartans is against Cincinnati, a ACC team that went 25-10 this year. They have four players averaging double digit scoring this year, which is interesting. I think the MSU attack will be too much for them to deal with, however.

The game was much closer than I thought.

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Lots of upsets throughout the brackets into this year’s Sweet 16.

Here are the remaining matchups:

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8 Penn State v. 12 Minnesota
10 Clemson v. 11 Georgia Tech
1 Michigan State v. 4 Texas A&M
10 Western Carolina v. 6 Florida State (*defending national champs)
1 San Francisco v. 4 Rutgers
2 Illinois v. 6 UCF
1 UConn v. 5 Michigan
2 S. Carolina v. 3 Kansas

The Spartans took on SEC power Texas A&M (27-9, 13-2) in the Sweet 16. But they were no match for the 26 point performance by Fish Daniels and Charles Melendez who chipped in another 22, to send the Spartans to the doorstep of the Final Four, winning 81-66.

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MARCH 24, 2007

The Elite 8 matchup MSU feared has arrived, a date with the under seeded defending national champion Florida State Seminoles (27-7). This is a dangerous team with three guys averaging 16 points per game (Mark Hurd, Hobart Sharp, Kelly James) meaning they can really beat you multiple ways. Even if they can neutralize Fish Daniels, MSU is deep enough they can also beat you with guys who can get hot and score in buckets.

They knock off the defending champs 95-83 and score a ticket to the Final Four.

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Michigan State 95, Florida State 83 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Florida State (27-8, 16-4): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Merv Taylor C 27 4-4 0-0 4 10 1 1 8 Kevin Schafer PF 22 2-3 0-0 2 4 1 2 4 Kelly James SF 27 4-11 0-0 1 1 4 4 8 Mark Hurd SG 29 8-10 2-2 2 2 8 2 21 Hobart Sharp PG 22 9-16 3-4 1 2 3 3 23 Eli Sharp PG 5 1-1 0-0 1 2 1 0 2 Robert Horn SF 18 1-4 2-2 0 0 3 3 4 Zolly Lavoie PG 12 4-7 2-2 0 0 1 1 10 Kevin White PF 12 0-0 0-0 0 2 1 1 0 Ken Fletcher PF 19 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 2 0 Donald McKay SF 3 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 1 3 Amadeus Kersey C 3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 Turnovers: 17 (K.Schafer 2, K.James 4, M.Hurd 5, E.Sharp 2, R.Horn 1, Z.Lavoie 1, K.White 1, A.Kersey 1) Blocked Shots: 1 (M.Taylor 1) Steals: 9 (K.James 1, M.Hurd 2, H.Sharp 1, R.Horn 4, K.Fletcher 1) 3P FGs: 6-13 (M.Hurd 3-4, H.Sharp 2-6, Z.Lavoie 0-1, D.McKay 1-2) Michigan State (29-6, 10-3): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Larry Rivera C 26 0-1 0-0 0 2 0 1 0 Alexei Temple PF 34 7-12 2-4 2 5 3 1 16 Fish Daniels SF 35 5-13 5-6 5 9 9 2 15 Xavier Phillips SG 32 13-16 2-2 2 6 2 3 32 Charles Melendez PG 35 6-12 4-4 5 5 7 1 17 Stevy Reeves SF 23 4-5 2-2 0 0 4 1 10 Kurt Wheeler PG 6 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 3 Broddie Bain PF 8 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 Hiram Wooten SG 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 Kermit Whitney C 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Turnovers: 14 (L.Rivera 2, A.Temple 1, F.Daniels 2, X.Phillips 2, C.Melendez 1, S.Reeves 4, B.Bain 2) Blocked Shots: 3 (F.Daniels 1, S.Reeves 2) Steals: 10 (F.Daniels 4, X.Phillips 3, C.Melendez 3) 3P FGs: 6-12 (L.Rivera 0-1, X.Phillips 4-6, C.Melendez 1-3, S.Reeves 0-1, K.Wheeler 1-1) Player of Game: SG Xavier Phillips (MSU)
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The Big Ten scoring ten teams in the tournament is probably going to cause the Pac-16 to break up, with programs realizing there are far easier paths to the tournament when one conference commands almost 15% of the bids this year, teams can separate and get themselves into a more comfortable bid situation than what we have now.

The Final Four is set:

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12-seed Minnesota (Big 10) (1st appearance)
4-seed Rutgers (Yankee) (8th appearance)
1-seed Michigan State (Big 10) (22nd appearance)
5-seed Michigan (Big 10) (1st appearance)
OTHER TOURNAMENTS FINAL:

NIT: Niagara def. LSU 92-85
MMAA: New Orleans def. Santa Clara (96-81, 63-61)
CIT: Toledo def. Northeastern 85-72

FINAL FOUR
The in-state, in-conference matchup on the grand stage wasn't as much a dud, as MSU was the more experienced club in every facet of the game. As such, they'll head to the title game in search of their 7th national championship.

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Michigan State 74, Michigan 58 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michigan (27-8, 7-6): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Michael Brown C 24 2-3 1-3 5 5 0 1 5 Joseph Jamison PF 18 0-0 0-0 1 4 0 4 0 Dennis Case SF 27 2-8 0-0 2 4 7 2 5 Freddie Major SG 25 8-13 0-1 1 2 2 2 18 Darius Mahoney PG 23 3-11 0-0 1 1 4 3 6 Jerry Allen SF 25 3-7 0-0 0 1 4 0 6 Connie Horton C 25 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 1 5 Noah Ferris PF 13 1-3 0-0 1 2 1 2 2 Colin Andrade SG 16 3-5 0-0 1 2 1 1 6 Anthony Graves PG 4 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 5 Turnovers: 17 (M.Brown 1, J.Jamison 1, D.Case 6, F.Major 1, D.Mahoney 1, C.Horton 3, N.Ferris 1, C.Andrade 3) Blocked Shots: 1 (D.Case 1) Steals: 7 (J.Jamison 1, D.Case 2, J.Allen 3, C.Horton 1) 3P FGs: 5-21 (D.Case 1-4, F.Major 2-5, D.Mahoney 0-3, J.Allen 0-3, C.Horton 1-2, C.Andrade 0-2, A.Graves 1-2) Michigan State (30-6, 10-3): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Larry Rivera C 25 0-1 0-0 1 4 2 3 0 Alexei Temple PF 31 4-5 4-6 0 6 3 1 12 Fish Daniels SF 33 3-10 6-6 1 5 9 2 12 Xavier Phillips SG 30 9-11 2-2 2 5 1 2 21 Charles Melendez PG 30 5-7 2-2 2 4 3 2 13 Stevy Reeves SF 22 3-8 0-0 4 6 2 1 7 Kurt Wheeler PG 11 2-5 0-0 0 0 1 1 4 Broddie Bain PF 7 1-2 1-2 2 3 0 0 3 Hiram Wooten SG 4 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 John Lowery PG 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Kermit Whitney C 6 0-0 0-0 1 1 1 1 0 Turnovers: 18 (L.Rivera 1, F.Daniels 1, X.Phillips 3, C.Melendez 6, S.Reeves 2, K.Wheeler 4, H.Wooten 1) Blocked Shots: 4 (L.Rivera 1, A.Temple 1, F.Daniels 2) Steals: 7 (L.Rivera 1, F.Daniels 1, C.Melendez 3, K.Wheeler 2) 3P FGs: 3-13 (F.Daniels 0-1, X.Phillips 1-3, C.Melendez 1-2, S.Reeves 1-4, K.Wheeler 0-3) Player of Game: SG Xavier Phillips (MSU)
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:28 PM   #11
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APRIL 2, 2007
2006-07 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Fish Daniels notched a triple-double in the national championship game and he cuts down the nets with the Spartans who knocked off upstarts Minnesota to claim the national title, 7th in program history.

The kid is as good as advertised and Spartan nation is excited they get one more year with him before he heads to the NBA. All of that talk of him going to Europe a year early has been extinguished, as he's proven he's the good in every facet of the ball.

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Michigan State 79, Minnesota 77 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michigan State (31-6, 10-3): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Larry Rivera C 26 1-2 0-0 0 3 0 0 2 Alexei Temple PF 33 3-6 1-1 7 8 4 1 7 Fish Daniels SF 35 8-17 4-4 5 13 11 1 23 Xavier Phillips SG 29 6-12 1-2 0 1 2 3 15 Charles Melendez PG 35 7-14 4-6 2 4 1 3 21 Stevy Reeves SF 25 3-8 0-0 2 2 2 2 9 Kurt Wheeler PG 5 1-1 0-0 0 0 1 1 2 Broddie Bain PF 7 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 Hiram Wooten SG 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 Lionel Perez SF 2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 Kermit Whitney C 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Turnovers: 11 (L.Rivera 1, A.Temple 3, F.Daniels 1, X.Phillips 3, C.Melendez 2, S.Reeves 1) Blocked Shots: 9 (L.Rivera 2, F.Daniels 5, X.Phillips 1, S.Reeves 1) Steals: 4 (F.Daniels 2, S.Reeves 1, B.Bain 1) 3P FGs: 11-25 (F.Daniels 3-4, X.Phillips 2-5, C.Melendez 3-9, S.Reeves 3-7) Minnesota (26-12, 4-9): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Gerald Weber C 35 4-9 0-0 4 8 1 1 8 Conan Downs PF 32 3-6 1-2 7 10 3 1 8 Benjie Cummings SF 29 5-8 3-3 1 7 1 3 16 Michael Harden SG 30 7-16 3-4 4 5 3 4 18 Alexis Gutierrez PG 33 5-11 3-4 0 1 11 3 15 Al Williams PG 7 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 Eric Nicholson SG 19 3-10 0-0 4 7 1 2 7 Cy Shannon PF 11 1-2 1-2 0 0 1 2 3 Oliver Blair SF 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 Arthur Williams PF 1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 Turnovers: 10 (G.Weber 2, C.Downs 1, B.Cummings 1, M.Harden 2, A.Gutierrez 2, E.Nicholson 2) Blocked Shots: 1 (C.Downs 1) Steals: 6 (G.Weber 1, M.Harden 2, A.Gutierrez 1, A.Williams 1, E.Nicholson 1) 3P FGs: 8-23 (C.Downs 1-1, B.Cummings 3-5, M.Harden 1-5, A.Gutierrez 2-5, E.Nicholson 1-7) Player of Game: SF Fish Daniels (MSU)

No surprise, Fish Daniels also claims the National Player of the Year, Conference Player of the Year, National Freshman of the Year and All-First team honors for his conference and nationally.

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2006 OVERALL AWARDS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Player of the Year: FR SF Fish Daniels Michigan State 23.3 PPG, 10.9 RPG, 7.5 APG 2.1 SPG, 2.1 BPG Freshman of the Year: FR SF Fish Daniels Michigan State 23.3 PPG, 10.9 RPG, 7.5 APG 2.1 SPG, 2.1 BPG Coach of the Year: Lyam Tran Michigan 27 - 8 (7 - 6) All-league 1st Team: C SR Harry Bennett Wright State 9.4 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 3.9 APG, 0.7 SPG, 1.3 BPG PF SR James Freeman Fairfield 11.0 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 6.1 APG, 0.5 SPG, 2.0 BPG SF FR Fish Daniels Michigan State 23.3 PPG, 10.9 RPG, 7.5 APG, 2.1 SPG, 2.1 BPG SG JR Robert Ramey Chattanooga 22.4 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 9.0 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.0 BPG PG SR Darby Lyon Georgia Tech 24.7 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 9.2 APG, 2.1 SPG, 0.5 BPG All-league 2nd Team: C SR George Hull Cincinnati 12.8 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.5 APG, 0.6 SPG, 1.9 BPG PF SR Alfred Arnold Columbia 17.2 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 4.4 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.2 BPG SF FR Dennis Brooks Stanford 18.0 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 5.4 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.2 BPG SG FR Cobby Stephens Illinois 23.7 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 5.1 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.1 BPG PG SR Bryan Grant Clemson 20.7 PPG, 2.1 RPG, 9.7 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.1 BPG All-league 3rd Team: C JR Othello Stewart San Diego 9.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 5.2 APG, 0.6 SPG, 1.0 BPG PF SR Gerald Hudson Siena 14.6 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 2.6 APG, 1.0 SPG, 1.6 BPG SF SR Adolpho Stahl Maryland 13.4 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 7.4 APG, 1.8 SPG, 0.5 BPG SG FR David McFarland Connecticut 23.3 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.1 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.1 BPG PG SO Sly Rollins San Francisco 19.2 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 9.6 APG, 1.6 SPG, 0.1 BPG All-freshman Team: C FR Magnus Schaefer Texas State 14.5 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.1 APG, 0.9 SPG, 0.7 BPG PF FR Kevin Pearson Xavier 11.7 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 1.6 APG, 0.3 SPG, 1.1 BPG SF FR Fish Daniels Michigan State 23.3 PPG, 10.9 RPG, 7.5 APG, 2.1 SPG, 2.1 BPG SG FR Cobby Stephens Illinois 23.7 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 5.1 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.1 BPG PG FR Jean-Paul Perry Arizona 22.7 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 9.0 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.1 BPG
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SOPHMORE YEAR

2007-08

Fish Daniels led the Spartans in scoring (23.7 PPG, 10.6 RPG) and there seems to be no world where he won’t be the #1 pick in the upcoming NBA draft. Capping it off with a second straight national title would be a heck of a way to seal his legacy.

The Spartans finished the regular season 29-4 and are again a top seed.

Pookie Wilson became the undisputed leader of the Louisiana-Lafayette in his second season. The team finished the regular season 25-8, is ranked #20 in the AP poll and managed to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after a loss to Appalachian State in the Sun Belt tournament final. They’ll take on Purdue in a play-in game, their 2nd NCAA appearance in three years.

Wilson led the team in scoring (21.2 PPG) and was second in assists (6.5 APG), so they’ll live and die by whatever he does in this tournament if they’re going to advance. Unlike his schoolboy pal, Wilson is expected to have another year of college (and likely two) under his belt, so there’s not the same sense of urgency for his performance in the post-season.

MARCH 18, 2008
The Ragin Cajuns knock off Big Ten opponent Purdue to advance to the main bracket of the NCAAs. Pookie Wilson did have 15 points and 11 assists, but the real shining star was big man Bennie Webster who led the team with 26 points.

Next up, they’ll take on 6th seed from the powerhouse MAAC conference Rider in the second round.

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Louisiana-Lafayette 94, Purdue 89 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Purdue (19-13, 6-7): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Daniel Hodges C 32 2-2 0-0 4 5 1 3 4 Joseph Beard PF 28 9-16 2-2 4 7 1 3 20 Caesar Franks SF 29 8-12 3-4 3 3 5 3 21 Garfield Reyna SG 33 4-14 4-6 4 6 4 2 15 Matt Miller PG 32 8-14 0-1 1 1 7 2 19 Daniel Bishop SG 20 2-4 0-0 1 1 5 0 4 Ambrose Fletcher PG 2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 Carlitos Garcia PF 12 0-1 0-0 2 3 2 1 0 Darwin McDaniel PF 9 2-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 4 Ray Bishop SF 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 Turnovers: 6 (C.Franks 2, G.Reyna 1, M.Miller 2, C.Garcia 1) Blocked Shots: 1 (D.Hodges 1) Steals: 5 (J.Beard 3, C.Franks 1, G.Reyna 1) 3P FGs: 8-24 (C.Franks 2-4, G.Reyna 3-10, M.Miller 3-7, D.Bishop 0-2, A.Fletcher 0-1) Louisiana-Lafayette (26-8, 9-4): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Bennie Webster C 27 12-17 2-2 6 8 0 2 26 Hayward Jones C 31 1-3 0-0 5 9 2 1 2 Jeff Levesque SF 29 6-7 4-5 2 5 7 2 18 Edward Rogers SG 34 7-9 0-0 2 5 6 3 16 Pookie Wilson PG 31 7-16 0-0 0 0 11 2 15 Markos Lehman PG 8 2-4 0-0 0 0 2 0 4 Michael Fisher SG 1 1-1 0-0 0 1 0 0 2 Trevor Duke PF 23 1-1 0-1 1 2 3 0 2 John Childers PF 5 0-1 1-2 2 2 1 0 1 Sal Jorgensen SF 8 4-6 0-0 1 1 1 0 8 Thomas May PF 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Turnovers: 9 (H.Jones 1, J.Levesque 2, E.Rogers 5, P.Wilson 1) Blocked Shots: 4 (H.Jones 2, T.Duke 1, J.Childers 1) Steals: 0 3P FGs: 5-14 (J.Levesque 2-2, E.Rogers 2-3, P.Wilson 1-6, M.Lehman 0-1, S.Jorgensen 0-2) Player of Game: SF Bennie Webster (ULL)
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FIRST ROUND
Pookie Wilson had a monster performance on the big stage, leading his team to a first-round upset of Rider University, setting up a second round game against 3-seed Stanford.

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Michigan State had no trouble with UAA-champ Rochester in their 1/16 matchup. Fish Daniels scored 26 points and logged 13 assists in the 81-73 victory.

SECOND ROUND

Playing on the same day, the two pals said they "texted each other before the game." Whatever they said, it must've helped. Michigan State heads back to the Sweet 16 after beating Syracuse 100-72. Fish Daniels scored 15 points and had 11 assists, but wasn't the leading scorer, showing the team is far from one-dimensional.

The one-dimensional moniker applies also to ULL, as Pookie Wilson's troops had upset on their mind, with another one-point squeaker this time over Pac-12 juggernaut Stanford 76-75. Once again, it was the Bennie Webster show, scoring a career high 35 points powering his team into the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1959 (4th time in program history.)

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Louisiana-Lafayette 76, Stanford 75 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Louisiana-Lafayette (28-8, 9-4): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Hayward Jones C 34 3-5 0-0 2 6 7 0 6 Trevor Duke PF 35 1-6 0-0 1 3 2 0 2 Bennie Webster SF 26 16-20 3-7 3 9 2 2 35 Jeff Levesque SG 29 5-8 2-2 0 0 3 0 13 Pookie Wilson PG 19 2-7 2-2 0 0 4 5 6 Markos Lehman PG 20 3-5 0-0 1 3 6 3 8 Michael Fisher SG 14 1-3 0-0 5 7 2 1 2 Edward Rogers SG 8 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 John Childers C 8 0-0 0-0 1 1 0 0 0 Sal Jorgensen SF 7 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 Turnovers: 18 (H.Jones 1, T.Duke 2, B.Webster 1, J.Levesque 2, P.Wilson 5, M.Lehman 2, M.Fisher 1, E.Rogers 3, S.Jorgensen 1) Blocked Shots: 3 (T.Duke 3) Steals: 6 (H.Jones 1, T.Duke 2, B.Webster 1, M.Lehman 2) 3P FGs: 3-11 (B.Webster 0-1, J.Levesque 1-3, P.Wilson 0-2, M.Lehman 2-3, M.Fisher 0-2) Stanford (26-7, 10-1): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Roland McGee C 29 7-11 0-0 8 12 3 3 14 Johnny Salas PF 35 1-2 0-0 2 6 2 0 2 James Murray SF 33 2-11 0-0 4 6 7 3 4 Conan Koch SG 27 6-12 0-0 4 4 1 3 13 Dennis Brooks PF 27 3-11 0-0 2 4 4 1 7 Quique Iglesias PG 30 11-19 3-4 3 3 3 1 26 Jerry Grey SG 8 3-8 2-3 1 1 1 0 9 Timmy Lutz PG 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Peter Watts PF 5 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 Hank McNair C 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Henderson Fry SF 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Turnovers: 15 (R.McGee 1, J.Salas 3, J.Murray 4, C.Koch 2, D.Brooks 1, Q.Iglesias 3, J.Grey 1) Blocked Shots: 3 (R.McGee 1, C.Koch 2) Steals: 9 (J.Murray 1, C.Koch 3, D.Brooks 1, Q.Iglesias 3, H.McNair 1) 3P FGs: 4-16 (C.Koch 1-2, D.Brooks 1-6, Q.Iglesias 1-4, J.Grey 1-4) Player of Game: SF Bennie Webster (ULL)

SWEET 16
ULL will take on another juggernaut in 2-seed Florida State. The 30-5 Seminoles are going to be a tough out, they went 15-0 in the ACC and besides a loss in the ACC tournament, their last loss came on December 15th (albeit to a lowly Jacksonville squad. Maybe there is hope!)

Not so much. Florida State ends ULL Cinderella season.

FINAL FOUR
In what is almost certainly his last collegiate game, Fish Daniels got neutralized by upstart Seton Hall who limited him to just 8 points in their upset en route to their first-ever national title after knocking off Florida State in the national championship.

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Seton Hall 82, Michigan State 74 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Seton Hall (31-7, 13-5): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Marlin Courtney C 25 0-1 1-2 1 3 1 2 1 David Morales PF 29 5-7 2-2 3 5 1 1 12 Danny Gould SF 23 2-8 2-2 1 7 5 0 6 David Brown SG 28 11-17 5-5 2 2 4 5 31 George Garrillo PG 27 5-7 1-2 1 2 5 2 14 Solly Robertson PG 19 0-2 2-2 0 1 2 1 2 Jonah Carter III SF 17 5-6 0-0 1 2 6 1 10 Michael Reeder PG 6 1-2 0-0 0 0 2 0 2 Simon Mahan C 25 2-7 0-0 3 5 2 0 4 Richardo McCann PF 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Turnovers: 8 (D.Gould 4, D.Brown 1, G.Garrillo 2, S.Robertson 1) Blocked Shots: 6 (D.Morales 3, D.Gould 1, J.Carter III 1, S.Mahan 1) Steals: 9 (M.Courtney 2, D.Brown 1, G.Garrillo 1, S.Robertson 3, J.Carter III 1, M.Reeder 1) 3P FGs: 7-11 (D.Gould 0-1, D.Brown 4-5, G.Garrillo 3-4, S.Robertson 0-1) Michigan State (33-5, 11-2): Player Pos Min Fgm-a Ftm-a Off Reb Ast PF Pts Terry Ward C 33 3-5 0-0 4 8 0 1 6 Larry Rivera PF 27 1-2 2-2 2 2 0 2 4 Fish Daniels SF 35 4-14 0-0 3 11 8 1 8 Xavier Phillips SG 33 6-16 0-0 2 3 2 3 14 Charles Melendez PG 25 7-10 0-0 0 0 6 2 18 Stevy Reeves PG 23 5-9 0-0 2 3 3 1 12 Broddie Bain PF 12 3-4 0-0 3 4 2 2 6 Kurt Wheeler SG 7 1-1 2-2 0 0 1 0 4 Kermit Whitney C 4 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 2 2 Lionel Perez SF 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Turnovers: 12 (L.Rivera 1, F.Daniels 2, X.Phillips 2, C.Melendez 2, S.Reeves 4, B.Bain 1) Blocked Shots: 6 (T.Ward 2, F.Daniels 3, X.Phillips 1) Steals: 4 (X.Phillips 1, S.Reeves 1, B.Bain 2) 3P FGs: 8-20 (F.Daniels 0-3, X.Phillips 2-6, C.Melendez 4-6, S.Reeves 2-4, B.Bain 0-1) Player of Game: SG David Brown (HALL)

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Old 02-14-2018, 08:03 PM   #14
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Despite all evidence to the contrary, Pookie Wilson is joining his friend in declaring for the NBA draft. He’s not listed high on anyone’s list as a top prospect, but with his upbringing, he’s decided that college is over and he needs to start making his own money.

Where will he end up? He says he’s hoping a team will see his potential on the court and that he can be a late selection, get into the right situation and that he’s willing to “work to get onto the court,” but many in Lafayette think he’s ill-advised.

Worst case, he’ll end up overseas. He’s a productive young guard with a lot of talent, but what if he falls through the cracks? It’ll be tough but I’m genuinely curious to see where he ends up landing.

Just for context, Wilson is the 8th rated sophomore in the Sun Belt, rated 24th overall in that conference and as such, nowhere near the Top 50 in his class.

He will struggle to crack a roster on most pro teams, whereas Fish Daniels is the two-time national player of the year and will be a talent teams are going to be vying to tank for.

Pookie Wilson was first-team All Conference in the Sun Belt.

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2007 OVERALL AWARDS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Player of the Year: SO SF Fish Daniels Michigan State 22.5 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 9.2 APG 2.4 SPG, 2.0 BPG Freshman of the Year: FR PG Jack Cherry Xavier 24.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 8.3 APG 1.7 SPG, 0.1 BPG Coach of the Year: Jeff Fletcher Appalachian State 23 - 10 (10 - 3) All-league 1st Team: C SO Walter Walder Washington 15.0 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 4.2 APG, 0.6 SPG, 0.4 BPG PF SR Scott Smith Duquesne 12.5 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 6.0 APG, 0.5 SPG, 0.2 BPG SF SO Fish Daniels Michigan State 22.5 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 9.2 APG, 2.4 SPG, 2.0 BPG SG SO Cobby Stephens Illinois 21.9 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 7.7 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.3 BPG PG FR Jack Cherry Xavier 24.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 8.3 APG, 1.7 SPG, 0.1 BPG All-league 2nd Team: C SR Seth Kennedy Cal State Bakersfield 14.8 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 1.2 APG, 0.2 SPG, 2.4 BPG PF SR Gerard Lund St. John's 8.2 PPG, 11.5 RPG, 4.3 APG, 0.5 SPG, 0.7 BPG SF SO Dennis Brooks Stanford 21.3 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 6.3 APG, 1.7 SPG, 0.2 BPG SG SO Flinn Armstrong Samford 18.4 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 8.7 APG, 1.5 SPG, 0.2 BPG PG SO Robert McDaniel Fairfield 21.2 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 9.9 APG, 2.1 SPG, 0.2 BPG All-league 3rd Team: C SO Gregory Sheffield Central Michigan 13.0 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 3.2 APG, 0.6 SPG, 1.3 BPG PF SR Othello Stewart San Diego 11.1 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 4.9 APG, 0.3 SPG, 1.8 BPG SF FR Michael Butler Iowa 10.6 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 9.3 APG, 2.0 SPG, 0.4 BPG SG SO David McFarland Connecticut 20.1 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 6.9 APG, 1.1 SPG, 0.4 BPG PG SO Michael Joyce BYU 25.1 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 9.0 APG, 1.9 SPG, 0.1 BPG All-freshman Team: C FR Neil Wilson CCNY 10.2 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 4.1 APG, 0.3 SPG, 1.4 BPG PF FR Elton Booth UNC Asheville 18.0 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.4 APG, 0.4 SPG, 0.3 BPG SF FR Michael Butler Iowa 10.6 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 9.3 APG, 2.0 SPG, 0.4 BPG SG FR Diego Miller District Columbia 18.1 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 6.9 APG, 2.5 SPG, 0.2 BPG PG FR Jack Cherry Xavier 24.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 8.3 APG, 1.7 SPG, 0.1 BPG

Pookie changes his mind

After some pre-draft camps, he wisely had not hired an agent. He talked with his family — and his best friend — who encouraged him not to rush himself, that the pros would always be there on the side of his collegiate career.

He will return to ULL for his junior season, with the hopes of building on the success he had this year.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:25 PM   #15
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2008 NBA DRAFT PREVIEW
The NBA draft lottery has been run. The top pick went to the Houston Rockets. Despite the can’t-miss possibility of drafting a game changing player in Fish Daniels, there is some debate internally about looking at F James Steele, another underclassmen who just spent the past two years at Texas. He was 2nd-team all-conference both years, but his workouts have been off the charts and lead some to believe that the 6’7” forward has otherworldly potential, without the “drama” associated with Daniels, who has been the best player in his class since before high school ended.

Also, the Rockets are fielding offers from teams who would be willing to trade up in a draft that’s pretty top heavy with a fairly steep drop-off after the top 3. It seems insane that they’d consider not picking him from the outside, but what happens between now and draft day should be fascinating.

Among the Top 3 teams in the draft, the Rockets and Celtics (who pick third) have been the worst for the longest. The Toronto Raptors pick second, but last won a title (back to back) in 1995 and 1996. Despite missing the playoffs last year, they had a three-year post-season streak before that. They might be the most poised to be better sooner.

Daniels, to his credit, has said publicly he’ll play anywhere. But privately, his camp are adamant that he wants to go somewhere he can win and not be in a long rebuild. How a rookie can make that kind of determination for a team remains to be seen, but teams are skittish about paying for a guy who’ll come into camp with an attitude.

The Boston Celtics traded the 3rd overall pick and SF Tony Vang to the Rockets in change for the 1st overall pick. History will judge whether this was a big move or something else. It’s expected the Celtics are going to pick up Fish Daniels with the 1st overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft.

But then they didn’t.

Instead, they took PG Ken Lugo from Nebraska. The entire room was stunned. What’s going on with Fish Daniels, they thought? Mind you, this was the first pick not the tenth or something. He hasn’t even fallen that far yet. No one could explain what’d happened. Boston fans were furious, but the officials who commented said, “we got our guy. We liked a lot of guys in this draft, but we think Ken Lugo will be a Celtic for his whole career. We’re thrilled.”

Trading up to get a guy who was almost certainly going to be on the board when they drafted seems insane, yet, it’s happened.

“No matter,” thought Fish. “I’ll show them.”

With the 2nd pick, the Toronto Raptors took Xavier sophomore Eric Jackson.

The Rockets, as expected, with the third pick took James Steele, the forward from Texas.

“What is going on?!”

ESPN’s draft analysts tried to make sense of what was going on. They explained that there must have been late information about Fish Daniels that teams were using as a way to shy away from the can’t-miss star. How else could this be happening?

Daniels, sitting the green room looked undaunted.
With the 4th pick, the Las Vegas Outlaws took a turn. The Outlaws wanted size - Daniels is 6’10” mind you - but were wondering if they could make a deal with a team, since no one expected Daniels to be on the board by the 4th pick. Finding no deal and with time running out, the Outlaws took 6’11” big man from Rider, John Boucher.

“Somebody must have something on him,” said NBA TV’s analysts. “This is just insane. We’re talking about the best college player in the country the last two years.”

5th were the San Antonio Spurs. They’ve only made the playoffs once since 1994. They needed a game changer. They take Huey Sheldon, a forward from Clemson with the 5th overall pick.

The Charlotte Hornets, take PG Gregory Michaud from Fairfield 6th, the Washington Wizards took Penn State F John Garcia with the 7th pick.

Finally, with the 8th pick, the Indiana Pacers bring home Fish Daniels, who they were trying hard to trade up to get, but could not pull the trigger on a deal fast enough.

What this year will look like with Daniels back in Indiana, where the Hoosiers couldn’t bring him, but where his hometown NBA team in need of a massive shot in the arm managed to do, will be a story for years to come, depending on how this works out. For the Pacers, it’s a huge deal regardless - they couldn’t have dreamed to get a player of this caliber this late in the draft. For Daniels, it’s a chance to deal with adversity and see what it’s like to have to prove yourself for the first time since perhaps middle school basketball.

Will he rise to the occasion?
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:46 AM   #16
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Needless to say, the teams that passed on Fish Daniels made a mistake. Perhaps it won’t haunt them forever, but for this year, it certainly does. If your benchmark for success is “he didn’t win league MVP or lead his team to a NBA title,” then sure, he underachieved. Otherwise? You have to look at the year he had — leading the Pacers back to the playoffs after a lottery year - and think how much the teams above them missed on this guy.

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PLAYER DETAILS #21 SF Fish Daniels - Indiana ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Height: 6-10 Weight: 270 DOB: 1/20/1989 (20) College: Michigan State Hometown: Indianapolis, IN Exp: 0 Health: Good Status: Active Roster Salary: $5,833,975 Length: 4 Stat Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS ORE REB AST TO A/T STL BLK PF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2008 NBA IND 76 76 38.9 22.2 1.4 4.4 4.5 4.0 1.10 3.6 0.7 0.8 Career 76 76 38.9 22.2 1.4 4.4 4.5 4.0 1.10 3.6 0.7 0.8 Shooting Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% InsM InsA In% JsM JsA Js% 3PM 3PA 3P% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2008 8.7 11.9 .732 4.4 4.6 .957 5.9 6.8 .870 2.4 4.0 .599 0.4 1.1 .346 Career 8.7 11.9 .732 4.4 4.6 .957 5.9 6.8 .870 2.4 4.0 .599 0.4 1.1 .346 Stat Totals: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS OREB REB AST TO STL BLK PF +/- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2008 NBA IND 76 76 2953 1685 110 338 339 307 275 52 59 390 Career 76 76 2953 1685 110 338 339 307 275 52 59 390 Shooting Totals ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2008 660 902 337 352 28 81 Career 660 902 337 352 28 81 Efficiency: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G TS% PPS AST TO USG ORR DRR RR PER VA EWA +/- OEFF DEFF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2008 NBA IND 76 .797 1.87 19.9 18.0 20.2 9.6 16.1 13.2 31.3 918.7 30.6 5.1 103.0 95.7 Career 76 .797 1.87 19.9 18.0 20.2 9.6 16.1 13.2 31.3 918.7 30.6 5.1 103.0 95.7 Playoff Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS ORE REB AST TO A/T STL BLK PF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2008 NBA IND 10 10 39.7 23.9 2.6 5.0 6.0 5.0 1.20 3.5 0.6 0.9 Career 10 10 39.7 23.9 2.6 5.0 6.0 5.0 1.20 3.5 0.6 0.9 Playoff Shooting Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% InsM InsA In% JsM JsA Js% 3PM 3PA 3P% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2008 10.0 14.8 .676 3.5 3.9 .897 7.1 9.2 .772 2.5 4.1 .610 0.4 1.5 .267 Career 10.0 14.8 .676 3.5 3.9 .897 7.1 9.2 .772 2.5 4.1 .610 0.4 1.5 .267 Playoff Totals: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS OREB REB AST TO STL BLK PF +/- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2008 NBA IND 10 10 397 239 26 50 60 50 35 6 9 63 Career 10 10 397 239 26 50 60 50 35 6 9 63 Playoff Shooting Totals ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2008 100 148 35 39 4 15 Career 100 148 35 39 4 15 Playoff Efficiency: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G TS% PPS AST TO USG ORR DRR RR PER VA EWA +/- OEFF DEFF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2008 NBA IND 10 .727 1.61 21.8 18.2 23.7 14.1 12.2 13.1 23.2 74.5 2.5 6.3 104.2 96.0 Career 10 .727 1.61 21.8 18.2 0.0 14.1 12.2 13.1 23.2 74.5 2.5 6.3 104.2 96.0 Career Highs: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Type Pts OReb Reb Ast Stl Blk TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season 40 4 10 10 10 4 10 16 18 11 12 2 3 Playoff 32 6 8 9 6 1 14 14 21 7 8 1 5 Career 40 6 10 10 10 4 14 16 21 11 12 2 5 Awards & Achievements: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season Award ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total Player of the Game: 42 Total Player of the Week: 5 Total Player of the Month: 2 Total All-Star Appearances: 1 Total All-League First Team : 1 Total All-Defensive First Team : 1 2008 NBA All-Defensive First Team 2008 NBA All-Rookie First Team 2008 NBA All-League First Team 2008 NBA Rookie of the Year 2008 NBA All-Star 2008 NBA Rookie Game Participant 2007 Conference Player of the Year (Big Ten Conference) 2007 1st Team All-Conference (Big Ten Conference) 2007 1st Team All-American 2007 National Player of the Year 2006 Conference Freshman of the Year (Big Ten Conference) 2006 Conference Player of the Year (Big Ten Conference) 2006 Freshman All-Conference (Big Ten Conference) 2006 1st Team All-Conference (Big Ten Conference) 2006 Freshman All-American 2006 1st Team All-American 2006 National Freshman of the Year 2006 National Player of the Year 2006 NCAA Champion 2005 High School: All-American 2005 High School: Mr. Basketball (Indiana) 2005 High School: All-State (Indiana) 2005 High School: Rated ***** and #1 overall by the FBCB scouting service.
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:31 PM   #17
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How did the players picked before Fish Daniels fare?

Boston: PG Ken Lugo (1.1)
Started 52 games, averaged 18 PPG and 5.5 assists.

Toronto SF Eric Jackson (1.2)
Jackson played 81 games (starting 79) and averaged 12.6 PPG, 4.1 APG and 2.6 RPG. He was selected for the NBA Rookie Game.

Houston SF James Steele (1.3)
Steele played in 56 games averaging 12.3 PPG.

Las Vegas C John Boucher (1.4)
Boucher played in 13 games, averaging 1.4 PPG, and started 16 games in the D-League averaging 12.9 PPG and 4.8 RPG.

San Antonio SF Huey Sheldon (1.5)
Sheldon appeared in 56 games, starting 12 and averaged 6.3 PPG.

Charlotte SF Gregory Michaud (1.6)
Michaud played in 76 games, averaging 12.2 PPG

Washington SF John Garcia (1.7)
Garcia played in all 82 games, starting 8 and averaged 5.5 PPG

Who else was good from this class besides Daniels?

9th pick Cobby Stephens (SF, Memphis) was averaged 16.2 PPG in 82 games started. However, Daniels is the only player drafted in either of the last two years to manage to make an all-star game thus far.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:01 PM   #18
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While I’m very excited to see what happens to Pookie Wilson and where he ends up playing pro next year (somewhere, right? Has to be, right?) I needed to sim ahead a college season and this is the most wide open I’ve seen things. With the era of the mega conference almost over, there’s more parity than I’ve seen and a whole new roster of conferences are taking over the mantle for tops in the nation.

2009-10 NCAA TOURNAMENT MOST BIDS BY CONFERENCE
Pac-12: 7
ACC: 6
Big Ten: 6
SEC: 6
Big East: 5
WCC: 4
MAAC: 3
Yankee: 3

Also there were FIVE teams with losing records that won their conference tournaments stealing bids, which means that teams that would normally be seeded lower will end up a line higher. Overall, there’s a lot of parity though the top teams are indeed good as they usually are, though the cast is different than in past years. I’m expecting some chaos in the post-season tournament as a result.

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As I expected, things were a little bonkers. 16-seed Texas Southern were 18-16 and won the SWAC. They knocked off Pac-12 champs Washington 82-73. They lost in the 2nd round to Portland. Portland was then knocked off by 13-seed Elon in the Sweet 16. Elon’s Cinderella run a first-ever Final Four was stopped by 3-seed Penn State, who return to the Final Four for the first time since 1986.

11-seed Xavier beat the #6, #3, #2 and #4 seed in the East Region to advance to the Final Four for the 9th time in program history, and the first time since 1997 - the last time they won the national title in head coach Davis Whaley’s first season with the school.

3-seed North Carolina advance to the Final Four for the first time since 1979. This isn’t a UNC squad you’d recognize in your timeline, because this North Carolina team as only made the NCAA tournament twice since 1991 and have NEVER won a national championship.

So among the last four teams standing (2 Big East, 1 ACC, 1 Big Ten) Xavier is the only program to win a national title before.

In the end, DePaul won their first-ever national title. Objectively, the 28-9 Blue Demons are not an especially dominant or remarkable team, but they peaked at the right time.

Now that we have that out of the way, it’s time to see how the NBA season goes and whether Pookie Wilson will get a chance to continue his basketball career in the pros.

I fully expected he'll go undrafted, that he'll need to play overseas which is a story I've always wanted to follow with a player and see how long that sustains and build a story around it. It'd be easy for me to take over a NBA team and give him a chance to play in the league as a second rounder, but I'm staying completely hands off in the process, letting it play out on its own and just working a story around what happens.

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What’s interesting is, Pookie Wilson’s teammate at ULL Jeff Levesque is actually playing the same position and projects to be a late 1st round selection in the draft ahead of him. Wilson was a better scorer and more dominant player, but Levesque is 6’3” vs. Wilson’s 5’11” and teams think he can handle the rigors of pro basketball a bit better.

In the end, Levesque went 18th overall to the San Antonio Spurs. Him going that early does sort of bode well for Pookie, as some team might need a point guard late in the 2nd round, but all of the mock drafts did not have Wilson on them.

After 72 selections, Pookie Wilson’s name was not called. It was close, there are guys who I’d argue did not have the numbers (or the talent) he has, but size does matter to some teams and everyone thought he was hurting himself — and his team — by going when he did.

Now, he’ll be at the mercy of free agency. I would not be surprised to see him on a D-League roster next year, but I think talent wise he’d be better off overseas. Not only would it be more lucrative, but it’d give him a chance to impress teams for a bigger payday down the road.

Pookie Wilson went to the Texas Legends in the D-League draft and played in 50 games during his rookie year. He's a pro basketball player if nothing else.

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PLAYER DETAILS #31 PG Pookie Wilson - Texas ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Height: 5-11 Weight: 174 DOB: 7/5/1989 (20) College: Louisiana-Lafayette Hometown: Camden, MS Exp: 1 Stat Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS ORE REB AST TO A/T STL BLK PF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2009 NBDL TEX 50 16 20.2 11.6 0.3 0.9 2.2 2.9 0.75 1.0 0.1 0.7 Career 50 16 20.2 11.6 0.3 0.9 2.2 2.9 0.75 1.0 0.1 0.7 Shooting Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% InsM InsA In% JsM JsA Js% 3PM 3PA 3P% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2009 4.8 9.7 .496 1.7 1.9 .897 1.3 1.7 .770 3.2 6.7 .485 0.2 1.3 .175 Career 4.8 9.7 .496 1.7 1.9 .897 1.3 1.7 .770 3.2 6.7 .485 0.2 1.3 .175 Stat Totals: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS OREB REB AST TO STL BLK PF +/- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2009 NBDL TEX 50 16 1012 578 16 43 109 145 52 4 36 -7 Career 50 16 1012 578 16 43 109 145 52 4 36 -7 Shooting Totals ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2009 240 484 87 97 11 63 Career 240 484 87 97 11 63 Efficiency: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G TS% PPS AST TO USG ORR DRR RR PER VA EWA +/- OEFF DEFF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2009 NBDL TEX 50 .548 1.19 14.0 18.6 0.0 3.1 5.5 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 94.6 95.1 Career 50 .548 1.19 14.0 18.6 28.5 3.1 5.5 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 94.6 95.1 Playoff Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS ORE REB AST TO A/T STL BLK PF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Career 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 A/T 0.0 0.0 0.0 Playoff Shooting Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% InsM InsA In% JsM JsA Js% 3PM 3PA 3P% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Career 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 Playoff Totals: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS OREB REB AST TO STL BLK PF +/- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Career 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Playoff Shooting Totals ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Career 0 0 0 0 0 0 Playoff Efficiency: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G TS% PPS AST TO USG ORR DRR RR PER VA EWA +/- OEFF DEFF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Career 0 .000 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - Career Highs: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Type Pts OReb Reb Ast Stl Blk TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season 24 2 3 8 3 1 9 11 21 8 8 1 6 Playoff 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career 24 2 3 8 3 1 9 11 21 8 8 1 6 Awards & Achievements: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season Award ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total Player of the Game: 4 2008 Conference Player of the Year (Sun Belt Conference) 2008 1st Team All-Conference (Sun Belt Conference) 2007 Conference Player of the Year (Sun Belt Conference) 2007 1st Team All-Conference (Sun Belt Conference) 2005 High School: Rated *** and #1115 overall by the FBCB scouting service.

Fish Daniels was NBA MVP in his 2nd season.

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Old 02-16-2018, 07:25 PM   #20
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The Midwest region of the NCAA tournament has melted into chaos. The 2nd round featured the 10, 11, 13, 14 and 16 seeds. The Sweet 16 will feature the 8, 13, 14 and a lone surviving #2 seed in Xavier all fighting for a shot at a Final Four bid.

16-seeds Alaska and VCU both managed to win their first round matchups.

Despite all of the chaos, the Final Four will end up being somewhat pedestrian with defending champs DePaul, Rutgers and Big East pair Xavier and Seton Hall all vying for a shot at a national title.

All of these teams have recently won national titles and the Big East has three teams in the Final Four, reestablishing their dominance once again.

Seton Hall won their third title in four years (and the 4th straight Big East title) over their Jersey rivals Rutgers in the last game of the 2010-11 season.
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Old 02-17-2018, 01:32 AM   #21
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It would be quite easy for me to get Pookie Wilson on an overseas team where he'd probably do well, especially in a lower level national league. But I'm letting the process play out naturally and just seeing how the game handles a player like him. It'll be a bummer if he ends up retiring prematurely,
but I think what's more likely is after a few years in the D-League that he ends up on a foreign league contract somewhere.

He's obviously valued as a volume scorer, especially if he improves, I can see a scenario where he's picked up by an overseas team so long as his salary expectations don't price him out of opportunities.



Pookie Wilson went back to Texas before being released. He played 20 games this year between Korea and Puerto Rico and is now a free agent, again.

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PLAYER DETAILS #34 PG Pookie Wilson - FA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Height: 5-11 Weight: 175 DOB: 7/5/1989 (21) College: Louisiana-Lafayette Hometown: Camden, MS Exp: 2 Attributes: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Type INS JPS FTS 3PS HND PAS ORB DRB PSD PRD STL BLK QKN STR JMP STA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Current: D+ C+ B C C C D F+ F+ C C- F- A- D- A A+ Potential: D C B C C C D D F C D F Health: Good Status: Active Roster Salary: $0 Length: 0 Stat Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS ORE REB AST TO A/T STL BLK PF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010 BSN SAG 3 0 6.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 0.50 0.0 0.0 0.3 2010 KBL BUS 17 0 15.9 7.5 0.5 0.9 2.1 2.1 1.03 0.9 0.0 0.4 2009 NBDL TEX 50 16 20.2 11.6 0.3 0.9 2.2 2.9 0.75 1.0 0.1 0.7 Career 70 16 18.6 10.1 0.3 0.8 2.1 2.6 0.75 1.0 0.1 0.6 Shooting Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% InsM InsA In% JsM JsA Js% 3PM 3PA 3P% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010 0.3 0.3 1.000 1.0 1.3 .750 0.0 0.0 .000 0.3 0.3 1.000 0.0 0.0 .000 2010 2.9 5.8 .505 1.4 1.5 .923 1.0 1.6 .607 1.8 3.5 .500 0.2 0.6 .273 2009 4.8 9.7 .496 1.7 1.9 .897 1.3 1.7 .770 3.2 6.7 .485 0.2 1.3 .175 Career 4.2 8.3 .498 1.6 1.8 .898 1.2 1.6 .730 2.8 5.6 .489 0.2 1.1 .189 Stat Totals: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS OREB REB AST TO STL BLK PF +/- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010 BSN SAG 3 0 18 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 -11 2010 KBL BUS 17 0 270 127 8 16 36 35 16 0 7 18 2009 NBDL TEX 50 16 1012 578 16 43 109 145 52 4 36 -7 Career 70 16 1300 710 24 59 146 182 68 4 44 0 Shooting Totals ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010 1 1 3 4 0 0 2010 50 99 24 26 3 11 2009 240 484 87 97 11 63 Career 291 584 114 127 14 74 Efficiency: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G TS% PPS AST TO USG ORR DRR RR PER VA EWA +/- OEFF DEFF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2010 BSN SAG 3 .667 5.00 16.7 33.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -3.7 61.8 91.4 2010 KBL BUS 17 .582 1.28 19.9 19.3 0.0 5.9 7.4 6.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 101.2 97.6 2009 NBDL TEX 50 .548 1.19 14.0 18.6 28.5 3.1 5.5 4.3 21.8 162.6 5.4 -0.1 94.6 95.1 Career 70 .555 1.22 15.1 18.8 27.4 3.6 5.8 4.6 16.9 162.6 5.4 0.0 95.5 95.5 Playoff Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS ORE REB AST TO A/T STL BLK PF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Career 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 A/T 0.0 0.0 0.0 Playoff Shooting Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% InsM InsA In% JsM JsA Js% 3PM 3PA 3P% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Career 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 Playoff Totals: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS OREB REB AST TO STL BLK PF +/- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Career 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Playoff Shooting Totals ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Career 0 0 0 0 0 0 Playoff Efficiency: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G TS% PPS AST TO USG ORR DRR RR PER VA EWA +/- OEFF DEFF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Career 0 .000 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - Career Highs: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Type Pts OReb Reb Ast Stl Blk TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season 17 2 3 5 2 0 4 5 10 6 6 1 2 Playoff 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Career 24 2 3 8 3 1 9 11 21 8 8 1 6 Awards & Achievements: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season Award ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total Player of the Game: 4 2008 Conference Player of the Year (Sun Belt Conference) 2008 1st Team All-Conference (Sun Belt Conference) 2007 Conference Player of the Year (Sun Belt Conference) 2007 1st Team All-Conference (Sun Belt Conference) 2005 High School: Rated *** and #1115 overall by the FBCB scouting service.
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After a few years in the pros, Pookie Wilson is already working on his next career. He managed to sign in the British league this past year after spending the past three years back at school finishing his degree, before spending a year as a high school basketball coach. He has designed on a coaching career, it appears.'

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Meanwhile, Fish Daniels is a 6-time MVP who has transformed the NBA, a near-lock Hall of Famer if his career ended today. So far, the elephant on his back is that the Indiana Pacers have never won a championship despite his heroics.

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Fish Daniels is 37 and his NBA career is winding down.
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PLAYER DETAILS #7 SF Fish Daniels - Dallas ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Height: 6-10 Weight: 285 DOB: 1/6/1988 (37) College: Michigan State Hometown: Indianapolis, IN Exp: 18 Attributes: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Type INS JPS FTS 3PS HND PAS ORB DRB PSD PRD STL BLK QKN STR JMP STA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Current: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Potential: - - - - - - - - - - - - Health: Good Status: Active Roster Salary: $23,404,813 Length: 1 Stat Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS ORE REB AST TO A/T STL BLK PF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2024 NBA DAL 77 5 15.2 6.3 0.6 1.5 1.4 1.0 1.38 0.5 0.2 0.3 2023 NBA PIT 61 54 32.3 13.5 1.4 3.0 3.7 2.6 1.42 1.1 0.4 0.8 2022 NBA PIT 37 35 33.6 15.8 1.5 3.4 4.2 2.6 1.59 1.6 0.5 0.6 2021 NBA PIT 82 82 37.0 18.0 1.8 3.4 5.0 2.9 1.73 1.9 0.5 0.4 2020 NBA PIT 72 72 36.2 18.5 1.9 3.7 5.3 2.7 1.97 1.8 0.5 0.6 2019 NBA PIT 82 82 36.5 24.1 2.0 4.8 4.8 3.7 1.32 2.0 0.8 0.6 2018 NBA PIT 82 82 37.4 22.0 1.6 4.2 5.7 3.5 1.60 2.0 0.8 0.5 2017 NBA PIT 76 76 36.0 18.6 1.9 4.2 5.8 2.9 1.96 2.1 1.0 0.6 2016 NBA PIT 82 82 37.3 22.2 2.5 5.7 6.5 3.2 2.02 2.1 0.8 0.6 2015 NBA PIT 55 55 36.8 25.1 4.0 8.2 6.2 4.0 1.55 1.9 0.8 1.0 2014 NBA PIT 66 66 37.1 22.2 2.8 7.7 6.2 3.5 1.76 1.9 0.8 0.9 2013 NBA PIT 82 82 36.8 25.2 2.3 5.0 5.9 3.6 1.64 2.0 0.8 1.0 2012 NBA PIT 57 57 34.3 18.8 2.7 5.5 3.8 2.4 1.60 1.6 0.8 0.8 2011 NBA PIT 71 71 36.7 18.2 2.0 5.0 4.3 2.7 1.58 1.5 1.1 1.3 2010 NBA CLE 71 71 36.6 22.9 2.2 4.5 5.1 3.1 1.66 1.9 0.7 1.4 2009 NBA CLE 82 82 37.1 24.3 2.5 8.0 7.3 3.0 2.45 2.2 0.7 1.0 2008 NBA CLE 79 79 38.0 26.8 4.0 10.1 6.3 3.5 1.82 2.3 0.7 1.1 2007 NBA CLE 11 11 35.4 24.0 3.2 8.5 5.6 3.1 1.82 1.9 0.8 1.0 Career 12251144 35.1 20.4 2.2 5.2 5.2 3.0 1.82 1.8 0.7 0.8 Shooting Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% InsM InsA In% JsM JsA Js% 3PM 3PA 3P% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2024 2.4 4.4 .550 0.9 0.9 .945 1.3 1.7 .752 0.6 1.0 .618 0.5 1.7 .308 2023 4.8 8.9 .537 2.6 2.9 .903 2.6 3.5 .751 0.9 2.0 .438 1.3 3.4 .376 2022 5.7 10.7 .533 2.8 3.0 .946 2.9 3.7 .787 1.2 2.7 .460 1.6 4.3 .363 2021 6.8 11.7 .584 2.5 2.7 .924 3.9 4.9 .797 1.1 2.2 .481 1.8 4.5 .403 2020 7.2 12.0 .601 2.4 2.7 .911 4.5 5.6 .811 1.0 2.0 .490 1.7 4.4 .385 2019 8.8 14.1 .623 4.4 4.7 .945 5.0 6.3 .802 1.7 3.0 .548 2.1 4.8 .438 2018 7.9 12.5 .627 4.3 4.4 .967 4.4 5.4 .804 1.5 2.9 .527 2.0 4.2 .467 2017 6.9 11.4 .610 3.3 3.5 .947 4.2 5.3 .803 1.3 2.5 .519 1.4 3.7 .396 2016 8.2 13.0 .631 4.1 4.3 .957 5.1 6.2 .825 1.3 2.7 .491 1.8 4.1 .429 2015 9.5 14.2 .668 4.1 4.2 .970 6.0 7.0 .854 1.5 2.5 .580 2.1 4.7 .438 2014 8.4 13.2 .637 3.7 3.9 .949 5.0 6.3 .801 1.7 3.0 .576 1.7 4.0 .424 2013 9.2 14.3 .644 4.9 5.1 .957 5.5 6.5 .853 1.7 3.5 .502 2.0 4.4 .448 2012 7.1 10.5 .669 3.5 3.8 .916 4.9 6.0 .816 0.9 1.8 .510 1.2 2.7 .449 2011 6.8 10.4 .649 3.6 3.8 .951 4.8 5.8 .834 0.9 1.6 .535 1.1 3.1 .359 2010 8.4 13.3 .630 4.4 4.8 .924 5.2 6.3 .820 1.5 2.5 .580 1.7 4.4 .387 2009 8.8 13.7 .645 5.1 5.3 .952 5.5 6.5 .844 1.8 3.2 .560 1.6 4.0 .391 2008 9.8 15.5 .637 5.3 5.5 .952 6.0 7.5 .798 2.0 3.7 .547 1.9 4.3 .434 2007 9.3 13.9 .667 4.6 4.8 .962 6.3 6.9 .908 2.2 2.9 .750 0.8 4.1 .200 Career 7.5 12.1 .624 3.7 3.9 .945 4.6 5.6 .816 1.3 2.5 .531 1.6 3.9 .410 Stat Totals: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS OREB REB AST TO STL BLK PF +/- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2024 NBA DAL 77 5 1172 486 47 112 108 78 42 18 21 -127 2023 NBA PIT 61 54 1972 821 86 186 227 160 69 27 47 -306 2022 NBA PIT 37 35 1245 585 57 127 154 97 60 17 24 46 2021 NBA PIT 82 82 3033 1476 144 280 407 235 154 41 29 44 2020 NBA PIT 72 72 2607 1332 138 263 378 192 127 38 41 363 2019 NBA PIT 82 82 2991 1975 160 392 397 300 160 67 48 168 2018 NBA PIT 82 82 3067 1801 134 343 467 291 161 69 42 398 2017 NBA PIT 76 76 2733 1417 145 318 437 223 163 74 49 353 2016 NBA PIT 82 82 3055 1821 207 464 530 263 171 66 51 119 2015 NBA PIT 55 55 2024 1379 218 452 340 219 106 46 54 124 2014 NBA PIT 66 66 2450 1467 186 507 406 231 127 51 59 185 2013 NBA PIT 82 82 3019 2070 189 411 484 296 164 65 85 309 2012 NBA PIT 57 57 1953 1071 155 311 217 136 90 46 47 443 2011 NBA PIT 71 71 2604 1295 143 353 308 195 107 75 89 378 2010 NBA CLE 71 71 2598 1626 157 319 363 219 132 49 99 277 2009 NBA CLE 82 82 3046 1990 206 655 601 245 182 61 82 428 2008 NBA CLE 79 79 3002 2120 316 801 498 273 184 53 85 506 2007 NBA CLE 11 11 389 264 35 94 62 34 21 9 11 59 Career 12251144 42960 24996 2723 6388 6384 3687 2220 872 963 3767 Shooting Totals ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2024 188 342 69 73 41 133 2023 292 544 158 175 79 210 2022 211 396 105 111 58 160 2021 559 958 208 225 150 372 2020 518 862 174 191 122 317 2019 720 1155 363 384 172 393 2018 644 1027 352 364 161 345 2017 528 865 251 265 110 278 2016 671 1064 334 349 145 338 2015 521 780 224 231 113 258 2014 556 873 244 257 111 262 2013 754 1170 402 420 160 357 2012 402 601 197 215 70 156 2011 481 741 255 268 78 217 2010 595 944 315 341 121 313 2009 723 1121 415 436 129 330 2008 778 1222 415 436 149 343 2007 102 153 51 53 9 45 Career 9243 14818 4532 4794 1978 4827 Efficiency: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G TS% PPS AST TO USG ORR DRR RR PER VA EWA +/- OEFF DEFF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2024 NBA DAL 77 .650 1.42 19.3 13.9 0.0 6.6 8.7 7.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 -1.6 116.8 121.5 2023 NBA PIT 61 .660 1.51 22.5 15.9 17.4 6.9 8.4 7.6 13.9 99.0 3.3 -5.0 115.6 123.6 2022 NBA PIT 37 .656 1.48 22.1 13.9 19.1 7.3 10.0 8.6 16.0 102.6 3.4 1.2 120.9 119.2 2021 NBA PIT 82 .698 1.54 24.0 13.8 19.1 7.9 7.7 7.8 17.3 309.8 10.3 0.5 127.6 126.5 2020 NBA PIT 72 .704 1.55 24.9 12.7 19.6 8.9 7.9 8.4 18.3 304.1 10.1 5.0 132.1 124.7 2019 NBA PIT 82 .746 1.71 19.6 14.8 23.9 9.7 12.2 11.0 22.9 552.7 18.4 2.0 120.6 117.5 2018 NBA PIT 82 .758 1.75 24.0 15.0 21.6 7.8 10.5 9.2 21.6 509.1 17.0 4.9 122.0 115.2 2017 NBA PIT 76 .721 1.64 26.6 13.6 20.0 9.1 9.8 9.5 21.0 429.0 14.3 4.6 125.2 118.3 2016 NBA PIT 82 .747 1.71 26.4 13.1 21.7 11.7 13.8 12.8 23.8 608.2 20.3 1.5 125.0 123.1 2015 NBA PIT 55 .782 1.77 23.6 15.2 24.5 18.7 20.4 19.6 27.2 503.4 16.8 2.3 122.1 119.1 2014 NBA PIT 66 .744 1.68 25.0 14.2 22.7 12.8 22.0 17.4 25.4 545.0 18.2 2.8 121.7 118.1 2013 NBA PIT 82 .764 1.77 22.7 13.9 24.5 11.3 12.3 11.8 26.9 739.3 24.6 3.8 120.6 115.4 2012 NBA PIT 57 .770 1.78 20.7 13.0 18.7 12.8 13.3 13.0 22.8 328.7 11.0 7.8 123.1 111.6 2011 NBA PIT 71 .754 1.75 22.6 14.3 18.0 10.2 13.3 11.8 20.6 354.3 11.8 5.3 122.7 114.9 2010 NBA CLE 71 .743 1.72 21.7 13.1 22.3 10.3 10.7 10.5 25.0 563.7 18.8 3.9 118.9 113.2 2009 NBA CLE 82 .758 1.78 27.8 11.3 23.7 12.0 24.3 18.4 32.6 1005.4 33.5 5.2 122.5 114.3 2008 NBA CLE 79 .750 1.73 22.8 12.5 25.4 20.2 27.0 23.8 35.0 1098.8 36.6 6.4 117.9 108.4 2007 NBA CLE 11 .750 1.73 22.8 12.5 24.4 18.8 26.6 23.0 34.0 136.5 4.5 5.4 118.9 112.6 Career 1225 .738 1.69 23.6 13.7 21.5 11.0 14.1 12.6 23.1 8189.6 273.0 3.1 122.4 117.7 Playoff Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS ORE REB AST TO A/T STL BLK PF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2020 NBA PIT 5 5 31.6 18.0 2.2 4.2 5.2 1.4 3.71 0.8 0.8 1.0 2019 NBA PIT 11 11 37.4 20.6 1.0 3.3 5.8 3.0 1.94 1.1 1.2 0.5 2018 NBA PIT 24 24 38.5 22.0 2.2 5.0 7.1 4.0 1.79 1.9 0.8 0.4 2017 NBA PIT 3 3 39.0 19.7 3.3 5.3 5.7 4.7 1.21 1.3 1.0 0.0 2016 NBA PIT 15 15 36.9 20.1 2.3 5.4 6.5 4.0 1.62 2.5 1.2 0.3 2015 NBA PIT 4 4 37.3 20.0 4.3 7.8 5.5 5.3 1.05 3.0 0.5 1.5 2014 NBA PIT 5 5 35.8 26.8 4.6 8.6 6.8 5.0 1.36 1.4 1.0 0.6 2013 NBA PIT 8 8 36.5 25.3 2.9 5.5 6.0 2.9 2.09 1.6 1.0 0.4 2011 NBA PIT 5 5 37.8 21.8 2.6 4.4 4.6 3.6 1.28 1.2 0.6 1.2 2010 NBA CLE 3 3 40.0 19.3 3.0 4.7 6.7 2.3 2.86 1.7 0.3 1.0 2009 NBA CLE 12 12 37.6 23.8 3.2 8.8 8.3 3.4 2.44 2.2 1.1 0.7 2008 NBA CLE 7 7 33.6 30.6 4.1 9.3 6.3 2.7 2.32 2.6 0.4 1.4 Career 102 102 37.0 22.4 2.7 5.9 6.5 3.6 2.32 1.9 0.9 0.6 Playoff Shooting Averages: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% InsM InsA In% JsM JsA Js% 3PM 3PA 3P% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2020 8.0 13.2 .606 0.2 0.2 1.000 4.4 5.0 .880 1.8 3.8 .474 1.8 4.4 .409 2019 7.6 13.5 .564 3.9 4.2 .935 4.5 6.2 .735 1.6 3.3 .500 1.5 4.1 .356 2018 7.7 13.9 .554 4.3 4.4 .972 4.0 5.7 .701 1.4 2.8 .500 2.3 5.5 .427 2017 7.7 14.0 .548 3.0 3.0 1.000 4.7 6.0 .778 1.7 3.7 .455 1.3 4.3 .308 2016 7.7 12.7 .605 3.6 3.8 .947 5.5 6.5 .845 1.0 2.2 .455 1.2 4.0 .300 2015 8.0 13.5 .593 3.0 3.3 .923 5.5 7.0 .786 1.5 3.0 .500 1.0 3.5 .286 2014 9.4 15.6 .603 5.8 5.8 1.000 5.2 7.0 .743 2.0 4.4 .455 2.2 4.2 .524 2013 9.0 14.3 .632 5.3 5.5 .955 5.1 5.9 .872 1.9 3.4 .556 2.0 5.0 .400 2011 8.2 12.2 .672 3.8 3.8 1.000 5.8 7.2 .806 0.8 1.4 .571 1.6 3.6 .444 2010 7.7 11.3 .676 2.7 2.7 1.000 5.7 6.7 .850 0.7 2.0 .333 1.3 2.7 .500 2009 9.1 14.3 .634 3.9 4.3 .904 5.7 6.4 .883 1.8 3.2 .553 1.7 4.8 .351 2008 10.3 15.3 .673 8.0 8.3 .966 6.9 8.1 .842 1.4 3.0 .476 2.0 4.1 .483 Career 8.3 13.7 .602 4.1 4.3 .957 5.0 6.3 .798 1.5 2.9 .497 1.8 4.5 .393 Playoff Totals: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G GS MIN PTS OREB REB AST TO STL BLK PF +/- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2020 NBA PIT 5 5 158 90 11 21 26 7 4 4 5 37 2019 NBA PIT 11 11 411 227 11 36 64 33 12 13 5 -54 2018 NBA PIT 24 24 925 529 52 119 170 95 45 20 10 18 2017 NBA PIT 3 3 117 59 10 16 17 14 4 3 0 -19 2016 NBA PIT 15 15 553 302 35 81 97 60 37 18 4 63 2015 NBA PIT 4 4 149 80 17 31 22 21 12 2 6 -17 2014 NBA PIT 5 5 179 134 23 43 34 25 7 5 3 -30 2013 NBA PIT 8 8 292 202 23 44 48 23 13 8 3 19 2011 NBA PIT 5 5 189 109 13 22 23 18 6 3 6 0 2010 NBA CLE 3 3 120 58 9 14 20 7 5 1 3 -43 2009 NBA CLE 12 12 451 285 38 105 100 41 26 13 8 -5 2008 NBA CLE 7 7 235 214 29 65 44 19 18 3 10 95 Career 102 102 3779 2289 271 597 665 363 189 93 63 64 Playoff Shooting Totals ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2020 40 66 1 1 9 22 2019 84 149 43 46 16 45 2018 185 334 103 106 56 131 2017 23 42 9 9 4 13 2016 115 190 54 57 18 60 2015 32 54 12 13 4 14 2014 47 78 29 29 11 21 2013 72 114 42 44 16 40 2011 41 61 19 19 8 18 2010 23 34 8 8 4 8 2009 109 172 47 52 20 57 2008 72 107 56 58 14 29 Career 843 1401 423 442 180 458 Playoff Efficiency: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season LGE TEAM G TS% PPS AST TO USG ORR DRR RR PER VA EWA +/- OEFF DEFF ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2020 NBA PIT 5 .682 1.36 26.3 7.1 21.3 11.3 10.6 11.0 16.5 14.1 0.5 7.4 135.5 121.5 2019 NBA PIT 11 .675 1.52 24.1 12.4 22.5 4.8 9.7 7.4 14.6 25.3 0.8 -4.9 119.3 126.3 2018 NBA PIT 24 .693 1.58 26.3 14.7 23.4 8.8 10.9 9.9 17.0 89.4 3.0 0.8 116.9 116.1 2017 NBA PIT 3 .652 1.40 22.1 18.2 22.5 12.5 8.3 10.5 13.3 4.9 0.2 -6.3 110.2 121.4 2016 NBA PIT 15 .702 1.59 26.1 16.1 22.3 11.7 13.0 12.4 17.6 58.8 2.0 4.2 125.2 120.2 2015 NBA PIT 4 .667 1.48 21.4 20.4 24.8 18.5 15.6 17.0 15.2 10.3 0.3 -4.3 110.2 117.3 2014 NBA PIT 5 .736 1.72 22.7 16.7 30.0 22.1 17.2 19.5 21.5 29.5 1.0 -6.0 121.4 131.4 2013 NBA PIT 8 .759 1.77 23.5 11.3 24.6 14.1 12.5 13.3 22.2 50.7 1.7 2.4 126.8 124.6 2011 NBA PIT 5 .783 1.79 20.9 16.4 19.9 15.1 8.6 11.5 16.9 15.2 0.5 0.0 119.9 121.6 2010 NBA CLE 3 .763 1.71 30.8 10.8 17.2 11.7 6.3 8.9 17.0 11.5 0.4 -14.3 107.4 127.9 2009 NBA CLE 12 .728 1.66 29.8 12.2 23.5 13.3 23.9 18.6 26.0 104.1 3.5 -0.4 122.0 122.6 2008 NBA CLE 7 .805 2.00 22.4 9.7 29.4 21.5 27.5 24.4 32.8 78.4 2.6 13.6 127.0 104.0 Career 102 .717 1.63 25.4 13.8 23.5 12.1 13.8 13.0 19.3 492.3 16.4 0.6 120.7 120.3 Career Highs: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Type Pts OReb Reb Ast Stl Blk TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season 17 5 6 5 2 2 6 7 14 9 9 3 6 Playoff 47 9 15 15 7 3 8 18 26 13 14 7 13 Career 52 11 20 15 9 5 11 19 29 17 17 9 14 Awards & Achievements: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season Award ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total Player of the Game: 356 Total Player of the Week: 25 Total Player of the Month: 4 Total All-Star Appearances: 11 Total All-League First Team : 3 Total All-League Second Team : 4 Total All-Defensive First Team : 2 Total All-Defensive Second Team : 3 Total Most Valuable Player : 1 2019 NBA All-Defensive Second Team 2019 NBA All-League Second Team 2019 NBA All-Star 2018 NBA All-League Second Team 2018 NBA All-Star 2017 NBA All-Star 2016 NBA All-Defensive Second Team 2016 NBA All-League Second Team 2016 NBA All-Star 2015 NBA All-Star 2014 NBA All-Star 2014 NBA Slam-Dunk Contest Champion 2013 NBA All-League First Team 2013 NBA All-Star 2012 NBA All-Star 2011 NBA All-Star 2010 NBA All-Defensive Second Team 2010 NBA All-League Second Team 2009 NBA All-Defensive First Team 2009 NBA All-League First Team 2009 NBA Most Valuable Player 2009 NBA All-Star 2008 NBA All-Defensive First Team 2008 NBA All-League First Team 2008 NBA Most Improved Player 2008 NBA All-Star 2008 NBA Rookie Game Participant 2006 Conference Player of the Year (Big Ten Conference) 2006 1st Team All-Conference (Big Ten Conference) 2006 1st Team All-American 2006 National Player of the Year 2005 Conference Freshman of the Year (Big Ten Conference) 2005 Conference Player of the Year (Big Ten Conference) 2005 Freshman All-Conference (Big Ten Conference) 2005 1st Team All-Conference (Big Ten Conference) 2005 Freshman All-American 2005 1st Team All-American 2005 National Freshman of the Year 2005 National Player of the Year 2005 NCAA Champion 2004 High School: All-American 2004 High School: Mr. Basketball (Indiana) 2004 High School: All-State (Indiana) 2004 High School: Rated ***** and #1 overall by the FBCB scouting service.

Meanwhile, Pookie Wilson is in his 7th year as a college head coach back in his birth state of Indiana, coaching at the same IU program that denied him a scholarship a few decades ago. Funny how life works out.

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COACH DETAILS Pookie Wilson - Head Coach - Indiana -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Age: 39 High School: Camden High School Hometown: Camden, MS Alma Mater: Louisiana-Lafayette Current Level: 12 Career Record: 183 - 60 Coaching History: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season Team Position W L CW CL Postseason -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2027 Indiana Head Coach 20 13 10 5 Loss in NCAA Round 1 2026 Indiana Head Coach 20 14 7 8 Loss in NIT Round 2 2025 Indiana Head Coach 25 11 8 7 Loss in NCAA Final Four 2024 Indiana Head Coach 27 7 11 4 Loss in NCAA Round of 32 2023 Auburn Head Coach 32 6 10 3 NCAA Champion 2022 Auburn Head Coach 33 1 13 0 Loss in NCAA Round of 32 2021 Fairleigh Dickinson Head Coach 26 8 17 1 Loss in NCAA Round 1 Awards & Achievements: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season Award -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2023 NCAA Champion 2022 Conference Coach of the Year (Southeastern Conference) 2022 National Coach of the Year 2022 Southeastern Conference Champion 2021 Conference Coach of the Year (Northeast Conference) 2021 Northeast Conference Champion Job Movement: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Season Move -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2024 Hired by Indiana (Head Coach) 2024 Quit job with Auburn 2022 Hired by Auburn (Head Coach) 2022 Quit job with Fairleigh Dickinson 2021 Hired by Fairleigh Dickinson (Head Coach)

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I'm not sure if I'll do it in this thread or another one, but I've long been curious about how the different offensive/defensive styles work in this game and what it would look like to have a conference full of teams with similarly elite players, but where their playing styles were vastly different and how that'd impact things.

Not sure how yet, but I'll think about it.
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:31 PM   #25
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As of 2033, here are the coaches with the most wins:

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Coach Wins Records # NAME SEASON RECORD CURRENT TEAM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Curtis Padgett 1991 1125 Retired 2. Edward Timmons 2033 1061 Michigan State 3. Scotty Fitzgerald 2000 1056 Retired 4. Vincenzo Painter 2017 997 Retired 5. DeShawn Stevens-Lee 2002 950 Retired 6. Demetrius Hoyle 1985 852 Retired 7. Todd Cates 2006 849 Retired 8. Carlos Whitley 2025 821 Retired 9. Daniel McCarthy 1981 797 Retired 10. Sidney Russell 2003 795 Retired 11. George Jones 2008 770 Retired 12. Curt Williams 1956 769 Retired 13. Norm Rosen 1995 768 Retired 14. Bobby Bolton 1951 763 Retired 15. Theo Hernandez 1943 754 Retired 16. Doug Rouse 1969 741 Retired 17. Jarvis Starnes 1994 739 Retired 18. Jayson Raymond 1954 732 Retired 19. Rosendo Sommers 1991 731 Retired 20. Dickey Cramer 2023 731 Retired 21. James Massey 1949 725 Retired 22. Craig Beard 1998 725 Retired 23. Mike Copeland 1957 724 Retired 24. Lonnie Crowder 2018 722 Retired 25. Calvin Johnston 1985 720 Retired 26. Danny Brown 1992 718 Retired 27. Brendan Hunter 2016 713 Retired 28. Antony Blair 2003 711 Retired 29. Davis Martin 2033 708 Davidson 30. Matt Smalley 1969 706 Retired 31. Tommie Boyce 1995 698 Retired 32. Leo Ziegler 2028 697 Retired 33. Daniel Tanner 1944 693 Retired 34. Quincy Kilgore 1938 692 Retired 35. Sidney Russell Jr. 2033 691 Florida State 36. Richard Langley 1966 682 Retired 37. Steve O'Neil 2001 676 Retired 38. Davis Whaley 2009 670 Retired 39. Mack Weaver 2033 669 West Virginia # NAME SEASON RECORD CURRENT TEAM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 40. Walter King 1992 668 Retired 41. Brian Cahill 1950 662 Retired 42. Paul Doss 1992 661 Retired 43. Luigi Ramsey 1955 656 Retired 44. Junior Esposito 2019 656 Retired 45. Tommy Howard 1947 653 Retired 46. Edgar Smith 2013 649 Retired 47. Dennis Robinson 1944 648 Retired 48. Brendan Turner 2011 648 Retired 49. Cyril Aguirre 2033 648 Providence 50. Stevie Lin 2008 641 Retired
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:33 PM   #26
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There hasn't been a repeat champ since Seton Hall won back-to-back titles in 2007/2008. Parity has ruled the roost and I'm kind of here for it.

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NCAA Champs Season Team Record Opponent Score -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2032 Gonzaga Bulldogs 32-6 Alaska Anchorage Seawolves 59-52 2031 Cal Poly Mustangs 29-9 Niagara Purple Eagles 82-73 2030 VMI Keydets 34-4 Michigan State Spartans 88-80 2029 Florida State Seminoles 28-10 Indiana Hoosiers 76-74 2028 USC Trojans 29-8 Indiana Hoosiers 92-91 2027 Michigan State Spartans 28-10 California Golden Bears 71-58 2026 Texas A&M Aggies 29-9 Arkansas Razorbacks 80-70 2025 Chicago Maroons 30-7 West Virginia Mountaineers 85-81 2024 Southern Illinois Salukis 35-4 VMI Keydets 79-73 2023 Auburn Tigers 32-6 VMI Keydets 79-60 2022 Florida State Seminoles 33-6 Kentucky Wildcats 74-71 2021 Baylor Bears 30-6 Marist Red Foxes 84-64 2020 Niagara Purple Eagles 32-6 Purdue Boilermakers 101-95 2019 Quinnipiac Bobcats 31-7 Cincinnati Bearcats 86-67 2018 Providence Friars 34-3 NC State Wolfpack 72-64 2017 San Francisco Dons 33-6 Wofford Terriers 127-88 2016 Florida State Seminoles 34-3 Fairfield Stags 113-106 2015 Wyoming Cowboys 29-7 Georgia Bulldogs 72-57 2014 Missouri Tigers 33-5 Mississippi State Bulldogs 102-94 2013 Mississippi State Bulldogs 35-4 South Carolina Gamecocks 93-82 2012 Alabama Crimson Tide 33-5 Virginia Tech Hokies 101-91 2011 Michigan State Spartans 27-10 Central Michigan Chippewas 93-74 2010 Seton Hall Pirates 34-5 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 93-84 2009 DePaul Blue Demons 28-9 North Carolina Tar Heels 86-76 2008 Seton Hall Pirates 31-5 Florida State Seminoles 88-78 2007 Seton Hall Pirates 32-7 Florida State Seminoles 98-84 2006 Michigan State Spartans 31-6 Minnesota Golden Gophers 79-77 2005 Florida State Seminoles 34-5 Siena Saints 93-81 2004 Michigan State Spartans 30-9 Mississippi State Bulldogs 116-106 2003 Connecticut Huskies 33-4 Michigan State Spartans 75-62 2002 Indiana Hoosiers 33-5 Connecticut Huskies 99-65 2001 Indiana Hoosiers 27-10 Michigan State Spartans 75-73 2000 California Golden Bears 31-7 San Francisco Dons 99-86 1999 Western Carolina Catamounts 27-9 Indiana Hoosiers 89-69 1998 Connecticut Huskies 33-5 Missouri Tigers 92-84 1997 Xavier Musketeers 35-4 NC State Wolfpack 96-76 1996 Xavier Musketeers 33-5 Texas A&M Aggies 133-123 1995 Fairfield Stags 26-12 Xavier Musketeers 119-103 1994 Providence Friars 26-11 Pacific Tigers 90-83 Season Team Record Opponent Score -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1993 Villanova Wildcats 30-7 Texas A&M Aggies 98-85 1992 Kansas Jayhawks 30-7 Connecticut Huskies 90-82 1991 Villanova Wildcats 30-7 Cincinnati Bearcats 97-94 1990 Wyoming Cowboys 28-11 NC State Wolfpack 89-77 1989 CCNY Beavers 36-1 Siena Saints 107-98 1988 Xavier Musketeers 31-6 Niagara Purple Eagles 76-71 1987 Indiana Hoosiers 29-8 Villanova Wildcats 107-98 1986 Wofford Terriers 29-7 Marquette Golden Eagles 73-54 1985 Kansas Jayhawks 30-8 Marist Red Foxes 81-61 1984 Oklahoma State Cowboys 33-5 CCNY Beavers 96-74 1983 UNC Greensboro Spartans 31-7 Louisville Cardinals 69-68 1982 Manhattan Jaspers 37-1 Iona Gaels 76-60 1981 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 31-7 South Carolina Gamecocks 108-90 1980 Georgetown Hoyas 32-6 Missouri Tigers 114-98 1979 UCLA Bruins 32-6 North Carolina Tar Heels 107-78 1978 South Carolina Gamecocks 33-5 Alabama Crimson Tide 99-92 1977 Florida State Seminoles 37-2 Texas A&M Aggies 104-85 1976 Oklahoma State Cowboys 35-4 USC Trojans 94-89 1975 Oklahoma State Cowboys 32-6 Stanford Cardinal 93-72 1974 UCLA Bruins 37-3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 85-79 1973 Indiana Hoosiers 33-4 Michigan State Spartans 112-108 1972 Georgetown Hoyas 36-2 Penn State Nittany Lions 105-97 1971 Michigan State Spartans 35-3 Providence Friars 92-69 1970 Georgetown Hoyas 31-7 Ole Miss Rebels 98-95 1969 Tennessee Volunteers 35-3 Oklahoma State Cowboys 100-83 1968 Kansas Jayhawks 34-4 Michigan State Spartans 97-65 1967 Wyoming Cowboys 38-1 Oklahoma State Cowboys 97-96 1966 LSU Tigers 29-8 Georgetown Hoyas 99-90 1965 Alabama Crimson Tide 26-10 USC Trojans 97-96 1964 UCF Golden Knights 28-11 Niagara Purple Eagles 91-77 1963 Providence Friars 26-11 Massachusetts Minutemen 105-97 1962 UCF Golden Knights 36-2 Ohio State Buckeyes 111-102 1961 Central Washington Wildcats 35-2 UCF Golden Knights 91-73 1960 Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles 32-7 Stanford Cardinal 83-77 1959 UCF Golden Knights 35-4 Tennessee Volunteers 101-87 1958 Tennessee Volunteers 31-7 Ohio State Buckeyes 71-69 1957 FIU Panthers 30-8 Seton Hall Pirates 83-73 1956 Wyoming Cowboys 36-3 California Golden Bears 114-84 1955 Clemson Tigers 30-8 UCF Golden Knights 104-75 1954 Florida Gators 36-2 Houston Cougars 62-47 Season Team Record Opponent Score -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1953 Florida Gators 30-9 UNC Greensboro Spartans 101-86 1952 Xavier Musketeers 37-1 Syracuse Orange 66-32 1951 Pacific Tigers 33-5 Cincinnati Bearcats 91-75 1950 Providence Friars 28-9 Louisville Cardinals 79-65 1949 Michigan State Spartans 33-4 Mississippi State Bulldogs 80-73 1948 Georgetown Hoyas 27-10 Wyoming Cowboys 98-90 1947 Wyoming Cowboys 32-7 UTEP Miners 88-87 1946 Charlotte 49ers 31-6 Michigan State Spartans 78-65 1945 Ohio State Buckeyes 26-9 Maryland Terrapins 93-81 1944 Wyoming Cowboys 32-3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 95-69 1943 Iowa State Cyclones 28-7 Saint Joseph's Hawks 83-75 1942 UCF Golden Knights 29-5 Oklahoma State Cowboys 85-65 1941 Oklahoma State Cowboys 34-0 Georgia Bulldogs 96-73 1940 Georgia Bulldogs 30-6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 97-85 1939 Michigan State Spartans 35-2 Clemson Tigers 85-77 1938 Ohio State Buckeyes 31-6 Saint Mary's Gaels 88-65 1937 Georgia Bulldogs 27-10 Providence Friars 91-83 1936 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 29-8 Michigan State Spartans 100-62 1935 Michigan State Spartans 33-4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 102-84 1934 Houston Cougars 37-1 Georgia Bulldogs 88-72 1933 Arizona Wildcats 32-5 Mississippi State Bulldogs 72-48 1932 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 24-15 Gonzaga Bulldogs 72-62 1931 Houston Cougars 33-5 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 84-76 1930 Stanford Cardinal 33-4 Houston Cougars 76-67 1929 USC Trojans 36-2 Ohio State Buckeyes 97-90 1928 Boston College Eagles 34-4 Stanford Cardinal 58-47 1927 Ole Miss Rebels 33-5 Purdue Boilermakers 81-64 1926 Missouri Tigers 29-8 Utah State Aggies 96-68 1925 Louisville Cardinals 30-8 Milwaukee Panthers 99-97 1924 Duke Blue Devils 35-2 Ohio State Buckeyes 87-44 1923 Mississippi State Bulldogs 35-3 Iowa State Cyclones 90-79 1922 Ole Miss Rebels 31-6 Ohio State Buckeyes 93-73 1921 Duke Blue Devils 27-11 Missouri State Bears 83-62 1920 BYU Cougars 31-6 Duke Blue Devils 95-86 1919 Ohio State Buckeyes 34-4 Alabama Crimson Tide 68-47 1918 Louisville Cardinals 33-5 Alabama Crimson Tide 82-67 1917 Memphis Tigers 34-4 Oklahoma Sooners 74-71 1916 Duke Blue Devils 29-10 Siena Saints 83-71 1915 Michigan State Spartans 33-4 Memphis Tigers 71-63 1914 Mississippi State Bulldogs 35-2 UAB Blazers 80-64 Season Team Record Opponent Score -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1913 Texas Longhorns 36-1 Mississippi State Bulldogs 77-70
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Old 03-05-2018, 03:13 PM   #27
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One of my favorite things about this game is looking at a result sometimes and wondering "wait, how are they doing that?" Right now, I have this TCU squad that's somehow 22-0, though they're a Sweet 16 team from last year. They have a new coach, and one of their leading scorers was a walk-on.

They were not on anybody's radar at the start of the year for a top team, much less a team that might run the table. There's still a month to go and a post-season, but it's fascinating to me when this stuff happens.

With March Madness upcoming, I might want to just watch a bunch of tournaments and seeing how things evolve, interesting storylines and so forth.
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