Until now, UK has pretty much been everyone’s pick for preseason number one. Well, everyone except for NC State head coach Mark Gottfried. On Tuesday, Gottfried told reporters at NC State’s annual summer new conference that he thinks Duke will be the best team in the country next season because of Jabari Parker and Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood:
“I can’t imagine anybody else being picked No. 1 in the country than Duke,” Gottfried said.
We’ll see about that.