Can this team be topped?
If you haven’t done so yet, vote in our poll on the home page about who you think will be the better team: the 2009-10 UK Basketball Team or the 2010-11 version? It’s a difficult question because you have to consider overall talent AND how far in the tournament each team goes. It might be difficult for the 2010-11 team to lose 2 or less games, but if they make a Final Four, does that make them a better team? But, here is what the 2 rosters look like side by side, which projected starters for the 2010-11 team:
PG: John Wall-Brandon Knight
SG: Eric Bledsoe-Doron Lamb
SF: Darius Miller-Darius Miller
PF: Patrick Patterson-Terrence Jones
C: Demarcus Cousins-Enes Kanter
RESERVES (In order of off the bench in 2009-10)
Darnell Dodson-Darnell Dodson
Daniel Orton-Eloy Vargas
Deandre Liggins-Deandre Liggins
Ramon Harris-Stacey Poole
Josh Harrelson-Josh Harrelson
Jon Hood-Jon Hood
Mark Krebs-Jarrod Polson
So, use this thread to discuss which team you think will be better. My personal opinion: the 2009-10 team is going to be very difficult to compete against. So, I think the 2010-11 team will likely lose more regular season games than last year, but a Final Four is absolutely possible, and if accomplished, would put this year’s team ahead.