Breaking Down The Top 10 SEC Likely Returnees

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    This article is from April 10.

    It has Alex Poythress on a list of the SEC's top 10 returning players. I'll save you all the trouble - there are no Gators on it, and 4 Mildcats, including both Harrisons, Dakari Johnson, and Poythress.

    The best shooter in the country (MFII) isn't on it. A likely lottery pick big man with higher stock than just about every other player on this list...isn't on it. It is therefore complete garbage, and I urge anyone who enters this thread to not click the link to give this crap blog writer the traffic.
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    am I missing something? dakari johnson showed exactly nothing last year other than being 7 feet tall and poythress has blown for 2 years
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    Agreed. Doesn't have the returning SEC 6th man of the year either
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    I understand your sentiment. It is overall a pretty good site and like any basketball site plays to the rabid UK fan base while the UF fan base is focusing on football.

    This thread has made most of the points I thought of reading the list:

    1. No Gators whether they are proven star college players, ie Frazier, the returning 6th man of the year in the SEC, Finney-Smith, a young PG who dished 10 assists in an NCAA win or a highly talented NBA lottery products, C.Walker.

    2. All the usual UK suspects that have over the last few years shown not to be that good.

    I guess one could call it a nice contrast to my post saying I like UF over UK at every position again this year.
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    No, you are right on. It is the author who is "missing something"...a brain. Or eyes with which to view the game of basketball. Could be it is both.
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    If you are not a projected starter on a given team than you should not even be on a list of top returning SEC players. If one wants to be informed, players like Mike Frazier easily makes that list.

    For Florida, you will most likely have the following starters next season:

    PG: Kasey Hill,
    SG:Michael Frazier II (obviously)
    SF: ? Devin Robinson/Alex Murphy?
    PF: Dorian Finney-Smith (2014 SEC 6th Man of the Year)
    C: Chris Walker

    Here are some notable quotes in that article,

    Like I said before, if some of these uk players (i.e, Poythress, Johnson) don't start or play significant minutes to put up big numbers than they should not even be on this list above others who can.
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    You can't even say he favored UK returnees in an accurate way either. Wouldn't WCS be a bigger returner than Johnson or Poythress?

    Frazier should have been on it, although I wouldn't call him, as Bradass did, the best shooter in the country - granted he might have been stating it that way for effect - as he's a ridiculous shooter.

    Really though, these lists are either agenda or ignorance driven. They're too common in the off season and are made to accumulate clicks.



    Edit: I just clicked the link (I know I know) and realized they didn't consider Chris Walker or WCS. Also, as Bradass pointed out, its almost 4 months old. Just isn't relevant.
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    I disagree, I think both showed flashes of high level talent. However, hill and walker need to be on the list. Mf3 and dfs have decent ceiling height too
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    That was a solid PSA.

    Thank you sir.
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    I suspect he did not think Cauley-Stein would return. Maybe the same thing goes for C.Walker?
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