In his weekly Hoops Thoughts column on SI.com, Seth Davis takes a look at the chaotic start in college hoops and tries to explain why it’s happened. The first thing he looks at is how mediocre the freshman class has been this year.
Yes, that includes our own Skal, who Davis points out. Outside of Ben Simmons (respect where it’s due, the dude can play and is putting up numbers) big time recruits like Skal, Jaylen Brown, Brandon Ingram, Chase Jeter and others aren’t living up to the standards just yet. On the flip side you take a look to the year prior and it seemed like all people wanted to talk about was how good the freshman class was playing led by our beloved Karl-Anthony Towns.
He also looks at Kentucky’s team from last year as well as Wisconsin. The two programs had players spurn the NBA Draft for another year of college thus giving their teams a solid boost. This year? Well, they all turned pro leaving the ‘scraps’ to college hoops.
Look, it’s not a bad thing for college basketball as a whole for this chaos to start early. It’s giving talking heads a reason to well, talk, despite it being football season still. While I disagree with Davis on quite a lot of things, his take on this is an interesting read and worth checking out.