This is not to knock these players. They do indeed have talent. They are all just unproven at this level. Therefore, to project a great team based on unproven talent is tough.
To prevent the other side of the argument, Noah Allen couldn't get off the bench at UCLA and was first team all BW last season at UH. Chima Moneke was a JUCO player who made 1st team all BW last season in his first at UCD and may be the preseason favorite for POY. The BW was weak last season and Moneke is the only returning BW first teamer (Temi Yussef is the only returning second teamer). Therefore, it absolutely can happen, it is just hard to have high expectations based on what is really unknown.
: I know a lot of the posters on this board are
: questioning the talent level of this team.
: According to ESPN rankings out of HS we have
: 6 three star players on this years roster.
: (Alberts, Freeman, Griffin, Roberts, J.
: Jackson and L. Williams) This ties UCI for
: the most in the conference. I know HS
: rankings don't always mean a lot but to be
: ranked three star the player DOES have
: talent! Just sayin'
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