Wednesday, November 24, 2010

They've Got My Vote

At 4-0, with a win over No. 2 Michigan State as well as a good Wichita State team, UConn is a no-brainer to enter the AP Top 25 for the first time this season next week. The only question remaining as to where I vote them is how they do today against Kentucky. Win and they're flirting with the top 10. Lose a close one and they're still hovering in the 10-15 range. Lose big and maybe 15-20. Depends on what other teams do the rest of the week, of course.

The All-America vote isn't until the end of the season, but Kemba Walker is as sure a pick right now as anyone in the country. Heck, he's probably the front-runner for national player of the year right now. But again, that's a long way off.

Kemba's not going to average 30 points per game this season. I believe it will be more in the 18-20 range. But that doesn't mean he won't be any more terrific and integral to UConn's success moving forward. Walker has almost singlehandely guided the Huskies to where they are today (and yes, it's only Nov. 24). His incredible play has powered UConn's strong start. Now, thanks largely to Walker, his young teammates have the confidence that they can beat anyone. This is going to be a far more intriguing season than most (myself included) believed just a few short weeks ago.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beat UK tonight and top 10 should be a lock

November 24, 2010 at 11:47 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would be quite a jump from "not even on the fringe" of the top 25 to the top 10. Obviously excited about the win over MSU, but MSU played pretty awful. However, it's nice to root for a Huskies team with such low expectations. Oriakhi has to get better from the line though.

November 24, 2010 at 7:30 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on Dave! This is old news. It's Saturday evening and no update on the Kentucky win and the repercussions? My advice - if you're going to get lazy with the Blog then give it up. For fans, the Boneyard is a more reliable source for news than the Register.

November 27, 2010 at 8:08 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more with the post above. If you can't handle this blog than give it up. Your post are rare and old. Uconn had one of their biggest weeks in the 2 yrs and you only have one post about their whole
Maui trip! Come on man...look at the courant
uconn blog for some inspiration on what a real uconn blog should look like.

November 28, 2010 at 12:04 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the thanksgiving holiday. give the man a break!

November 28, 2010 at 2:00 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much time does it take to log onto to a laptop and post a short entry into a Blog? He could do it between TG dinner and desert.

November 28, 2010 at 10:54 AM 

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