The college basketball landscape was changed when Andre Drummond decided to go to college this season. If you are a fan of the Connecticut Huskies, the addition of Drummond was incredible news!
The big man was projected as the top prospect for the class of 2012 and schools like Kentucky were very interested in him. Now, the fact that he will play this season is a major plus for UConn. To get a player of that stature at this time of the year changes my top 10.
Connecticut has to move up the ladder big-time with this addition.
I know many people say that the Huskies will drop because Kemba Walker is gone. Yes, he was a major factor, so magnificent as he pulled a Danny Manning in a way, pulling the club to the winner's circle. The Huskies won the gold trophy as the best of the best and there is a legit chance to repeat.
When you factor in Drummond up front with Alex Oriakhi and Roscoe Smith, plus Jeremy Lamb and Shabazz Napier in the backcourt, that is a pretty impressive lineup. Then add a few veterans off the bench, plus newcomers DeAndre Daniels and Ryan Boatright, and the Huskies are loaded, baby!
I believe Lamb could average around 20 ppg. He will be even better with Drummond around because the big man will draw a lot of attention. Also, Drummond is also known for his passing ability. He will be an impact player from day one.
My revised super seven has the Huskies moving all the way up to No. 3 from just outside the top seven! Here is my new super seven:
2. Kentucky: John Calipari has Terrence Jones returning, plus the top recruiting class in the nation. Anthony Davis, Michael Gilchrist and Marquis Teague will make the fans in Big Blue nation very happy.
3. Connecticut: See above!
7. Duke: The Blue Devils looked good on a recent tour of China and UAE. Austin Rivers will be a PTP'er right away.