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    Default Preseason Final Four

    Barring any major offseason injuries, defections, or significant additions (Kerry Blackshear), I'm pretty well set on a preseason Final Four:

    Kansas (recent Isaiah Moss & Jalen Wilson pickups are huge)

    Maryland (senior & talented PG, lots of talent on the wing, rising Jalen Smith experience, Turge is due for a breakthrough)

    Michigan State (deeper than snot & get Joshua Langford back, my pick to win it all)

    Seton Hall (prefer to choose a team off the grid, Pirates are that sleeper team for me in 2019-20)

    If Blackshear ends up at, say, Kentucky, I might have to boot someone.
    Last edited by SelectionSunday; 06-12-2019 at 02:10 PM.


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    Similar odds to choosing Powerball numbers...
    I’ll go with:
    Duke
    Michigan State
    Villanova
    And Memphis is my sleeper pick.

    Maryland and Kentucky are strong candidates.
    Gophers need some divine intervention and they could be my from the weeds choice. Two more eligible quality roster additions, season long health, favorable seeding matchups in the tournament with some upset winning opponents.

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    Maryland will find away to eff it up. I agree with Sparty, I think Kentucky figures it out this year. Louisville and Kansas. If Memphis makes it I hope they bring the little Penny commercials back

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    Duke
    Louisville
    Michigan St
    Ohio St

    Going to break the rules and provide a separate deep sleeper pick -- VCU.

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    Duke
    MSU
    Washington
    Memphis

    Washington and Memphis strike me as sleeper picks over the regular blue bloods after Duke and MSU. Especially since Kansas and Arizona will be on probation!

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    Kentucky
    Memphis
    Arizona
    Maryland

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    Quote Originally Posted by SelectionSunday View Post
    Barring any major offseason injuries, defections, or significant additions (Kerry Blackshear), I'm pretty well set on a preseason Final Four:

    Kansas (recent Isaiah Moss & Jalen Wilson pickups are huge)

    Maryland (senior & talented PG, lots of talent on the wing, rising Jalen Smith experience, Turge is due for a breakthrough)

    Michigan State (deeper than snot & get Joshua Langford back, my pick to win it all)

    Seton Hall (prefer to choose a team off the grid, Pirates are that sleeper team for me in 2019-20)

    If Blackshear ends up at, say, Kentucky, I might have to boot someone.
    I like that you have an "off the grid" pick in Seton Hall, should be interesting to watch. Two Big Ten teams would be great.

    Not totally sold on Kansas as a Final Four team. They will be good, obviously, but a lot of turmoil around a team that was not great last year. They added a recruiting class a little below their usual standards.

    Isaiah Moss is okay, but I'm not sure he's a big difference maker for a team bound for Atlanta. He was the fifth best player on a middling Big Ten team last year. He averaged 24 minutes and 9 points per game with very mediocre assist and turnover numbers.

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