As March Madness nears, we shall say cheers metaphorically. I am forever intrigued by the openness of competition that is the March Madness.
The Romaker Kitty – hosted ever since 1989 has seen many victors, near clinchers and upsets. To the 4 and the 13 – the Mid Majors & the Gymrats. I’ve got a Basketball Jones.
Carmelo Anthony’s 2003 Syracuse team defeated 13 seeded Manhattan en route to one of the most brilliant all-encompassing performances of March Mayhem. G-Mac, Hakim & Carmelo one of the illest guard trios of the new millennium.
With that, lest we not forget about the players in this years ‘21 Madness that contain benevolence and the ability to go off with NBA level dominance.
Cade Cunnningham: Easily one of the top performers of the entire season. His ability to slow the entire pace of the game and transform ballgames is uncanny. Ok. State plays to its potential more and more every night, develops terrific chemistry and has an outstanding young coach in Boynton.
Ayo Dosunmu: Best 3&D guy for years and after a year hiatus, this lottery prospect is starving for a ‘chip. His ability to lock down sleek-shift into Ty Lawson speed gear comes in handy. Backcourt niftiness between member(s) Frazier and Curbello truly differentiates this squad with 12 Quad 1 wins to boot.
Jason Preston: Some players take it personally when they hear they are matched up against the best defender in college. Nearly dropping a triple double while matched up against Dosunmu & the Illini he dropped 31 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. This man has a potential to carry teams and dictate the tempo of the game and those intangible traits are not easily duplicated.
Franz Wagner –
Strike through three point stroke courtesy of streakshooter sibling of former Michigan tourney crasher. VVagner proves to inhabit the shining display type of takeover ability. The maize and gold look to regain health and go Jordan Poole clutch mode in the Indy Bubble in order to make it rain treys.
Macio Teague – Baylor’s flash-in-a-pan guard has zoomability. His start-and-stop motions variated seamlessly throughout the conference path and in non-conference games. Look for this emotionally charged, yet fixatingly composed tournament team to make a deep run due to their cohesion and disposition that shows that they play like they have been there before.
We are Jones’in over here because the brackets were revealed and that means there are games scheduled. It ain’t enjoyable until that first upset as you vehemently see the war path some teams are destined to traverse.
Survive and advance is how the saying goes and with this many consecutive contests – we are geekin out about it!
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