Storrs, CT The Mecca
- Aug 26, 2011
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just some snip its... theres more then just these... DOES RECRUITING MATTER?
Using ESPN senior college basketball recruiting analyst Dave Telep's past rankings, we've listed here the top eight players from each of the past nine national championship-winning teams, based on minutes played. Each player's top-100 ranking is listed in parenthesis, and players who weren't ranked in the top 100 are indicated with "NR."
2003-2005 | 2006-2008 | 2009-2011
National championship winners, 2003-2005
Connecticut 2004North Carolina 2005C. Anthony (2) B. Gordon (34) R. Felton (3)
G. McNamara (38) T. Brown (13) S. May (10)
H. Warrick (74) E. Okafor (77) J. Williams (13)
K. Duany (NR) D. Brown (32) R. McCants (7)
J. McNeil (NR) R. Anderson (28) J. Manuel (27)
C. Forth (53) J. Boone (NR) M. Williams (7)
B. Edelin (39) C. Villanueva (7) D. Noel (NR)
J. Pace (NR) H. Armstrong (NR) M. Scott (41)
And to think there are people on this board that wouldn't want their coach to follow Jim Calhoun. That guy is an amazing coach. Unlike the squid, he doesn't get an inexplicable number of Top 10 players and, unlike the squid, he gets his team to perform well above expectations.Butler would have blown up this thesis if they had won during the past 2 years.