Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fantasy College Basketball Update

I laid the rules and some initial strategy out in this post.

Here is where the draft currently stands:

1.1 DWG - Luke Harangody, F, Notre Dame
1.2 TLEF - Craig Brackins, F/C, Iowa State
1.3 NotoriousTREJetBrit - Cole Aldrich, C, Kansas
1.4 Saintfool - Grievis Vasquez, G, Maryland
1.5 Aerial Assault - Kyle Singler, F, Duke
1.6 WuBanger - John Wall, G, Kentucky
1.7 Truck - Jarvis Varnado, F/C, Mississippi St.
1.8 Jeter23 - Patrick Patterson, F, Kentucky
1.9 Tar Heel Boy - Damion James, G/F, Texas
1.10 BasketballCoach - Michael Washington, F/C, Arkansas
1.11 Tobias Funke - Evan Turner, G/F, Ohio State
1.12 Balco - Greg Monroe, F/C, Georgetown

2.1 Balco - Lazar Hayward, F, Marquette
2.2 Tobias Funke - James Anderson, G, Oklahoma St.
2.3 Basketball Coach - Tasmin Mitchell, F, LSU
2.4 Tar Heel Boy - Trevor Booker. F. Clemson
2.5 Jeter23 - Devan Downey, G, South Carolina
2.6 Truck - Dominique Jones, G, South Florida
2.7 WuBanger - Jeremy Hazell, G, Seton Hall
2.8 Aerial Assault -
2.9 Saintfool -
2.10 NotoriousTREJetBrit -
2.11 TLEF -
2.12  DWG - 

So I am five picks away, and wil have two in a row.  I'm hoping to get Manny Harris from Michigan and JaJuan Johnson from Purdue right here.  Harris I think would be a steal, and while it seems a little early for Johnson, it turns out there is actually quite a shortage of centers in college hoops, and since we have to start two of them, it feels like it's time. 

If Harris is gone, an intriguing prospect would be Derrick Favors, the freshman from Georgia Tech who qualifies as both a forward and a center.  He's called "the favorite to win ACC Rookie of the Year", but is that enough to draft him this early?  Guards Cory Higgins of Colorado and Talor Battle of Penn State are also possibilities.  Last year, Battle put up 16.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1.2 steals per game with just 2.4 turnovers.  With less help around him, I could see him pushing those numbers to 20/7/5/2, which would be elite level production. 

I may have to take him.


WWWWWW said...

I ended up getting Johnson and Favors. Harris was gone (along with Ebanks from WVU and Warren from Oklahoma), and I decided to hope Battle would slide another round, though I doubt it.

This locks up two centers (we start two) so I don't have to worry about that position anymore. So when everybody else is drafting Colt Iverson and Dallas Lauderdale, I'll be snapping up a bunch of nice sleepers.

Helton said...

No Ralph III, so disappointing to here?

WWWWWW said...

I'll get Ralph later, don't you worry.

Also, what does the second half of your post mean?

T.Helton said...

hear, not here. Grammar not important out here in CO. I was disappointed in you not getting Ralph

WWWWWW said...

It's only been three rounds. He'll be on the squad, don't you worry your pretty little head Bichette.

WWWWWW said...

Scottie Reynolds was just taken at 4.04. LOL.