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RE: Big East looks to expand - dgrace4cards - 11-02-2010 01:36 PM

(11-02-2010 01:32 PM)Villecard Wrote:  I asked Pat Forde of ESPN about his thoughts and here was his reply:

Ethan (Louisville)


Pat-do you expect anything major to come out of the Big East President/AD meeting today? Possibly inviting TCU and others to join? Thanks!

Pat Forde (2:31 PM)


Ethan: Good question. I know there are some people in the league who are really pushing for expansion to protect the football interests -- which, let's face it, are what drives the bus. (Non-Boise Bus in this circumstance.) They want to get to 10 or 12 football-playing members so that the league has a footbal future and could survive any potential poaching from others. That could create an absolute basketball mess -- 20 teams? -- but that might be a fact of life if the Big East wants to survive long-term.

How freaking hard is it for these journalist to answer a question rather directly. Lot of prancing around the question but he wouldn't directly answer. Means he doesn't have anything on it for today I'd assume...

What do you think E?


RE: Big East looks to expand - oasispirate - 11-02-2010 01:41 PM

(11-02-2010 10:28 AM)Raleighwood Pirate Wrote:  
(11-02-2010 09:33 AM)Frank the Tank Wrote:  
(11-01-2010 11:35 PM)oasispirate Wrote:  
(11-01-2010 11:50 AM)Frank the Tank Wrote:  
(11-01-2010 11:44 AM)Raleighwood Pirate Wrote:  However, what Florida is for football NC is for basketball recruits. We put out the best recruits in the country in basketball.

Is that really true? North Carolina might have the best college basketball fans in the country, but I don't know if it's really the best recruiting ground. NYC and Chicago have produced a disproportionate share of basketball stars over the past 30 years, and other large urban areas (LA, DC, Philly, Detroit) are close behind. Out of the "smaller" states with lots of college basketball fans, Indiana seems to be an unusually fertile basketball recruiting ground compared to its overall population.

I'll take the alltime North Carolina prep basketball team and drag NYC and Chicago combined. Hell throw in the rest of NY and IL as well. My list doesnt even include Prep school guys like Tracey McGrady that played at Mt. Zion. Marovich technically from WV, but played his HS ball at Broughton in Raleigh.

PG-Pete Marovich/Chris Paul/Phil Ford/John Wall
SG-Michael Jordan/Jerry Stackhouse
SF-Dominique Wilkins/David Thompson/Walter Davis
PF-James Worthy/David West/Rodney Rogers
C-Walt Bellamy/Brad Dougherty/Bob Macadoo

Other notables
PG-Bobby Jackson
SG-Gerald Wilkins
SG-Blue Edwards
PF-Todd Fuller
PG-Darrell Armstrong
SG-Henry Bibby
PF-Danny Manning
C-Tom Burleson
G-Sleepy Floyd
SF-Josh Howard
F-Sam Jones
G/F-Lou Hudson
F-Cedrick Maxwell
PG-Eric Maynor
C-Brendan Haywood
G/F-Rashad Mccants
G-Nate MacMillan
F-Shavlik Randolph

I could go on and on.

Look, I'm the biggest Michael Jordan fan in the world, so I'll grant that he's basically worth 2 mega-stars and could win a game by himself. That being said, Chicago has pumped out incredible talent in its history:

PG - Isiah Thomas/Derrick Rose/Tim Hardaway
SG - Dwyane Wade/Nick Anderson/Eddie Johnson
SF - Mark Aguirre/Michael Finley/Antoine Walker
PF - Kevin Garnett/Terry Cummings/Juwan Howard
C - George Mikan/Dan Issel/Red Kerr
Coaches - Coach K/Ray Meyer/Jerry Sloan

I'll put that team up against anyone. Plenty of people left off that list, too, including Doc Rivers, Kendall Gill, Maurice Cheeks, Quinn Buckner, Hersey Hawkins, Cazzie Russell, Jeff Hornacek, Evan Turner, Nazr Mohammed,etc.

Regardless, how many of those NC players that you listed actually ended up at ECU? 05-stirthepot

Blue Edwards.

Jerry Stackhouse and other basketball notables come from Eastern NC. Were Vince Carter and Antwan Jamison both from Eastern NC as well? MJ is an eastern NC guy.

Yup forgot Jamison he is from Charlotte. Vince Carter however is from Florida.

Have fun dealing with the wings of Jordan/Wilkins/Thompson, should be blast for the opposing team 05-stirthepot


RE: Big East looks to expand - KnightLight - 11-02-2010 01:51 PM

(11-02-2010 01:41 PM)oasispirate Wrote:  Vince Carter however is from Florida.

Yep...Vince Carter is from Daytona Beach.


RE: Big East looks to expand - GO_TU - 11-02-2010 02:27 PM

(11-01-2010 09:12 AM)omnicarrier Wrote:  
(11-01-2010 08:34 AM)Wilkie01 Wrote:  Thanks for the link. It looks like the 12/20 is really being considered. So we would be adding:

TCU
Houston
Central Florida
Villanove or Temple

Memphis and East Carolina or not mentioned! What's you take? 04-cheers

My take is that only Nova and TCU are known for sure.


Where will Nova play?