Danny Flynn over at Bleacher Report thinks that the 5 dark horse teams who could win a national title are: Missouri, Georgetown, Florida, Illinois and Washington.
CLICK HERE to read the full article or see the Georgetown section below... Nothing much too new here but there is ZERO love for Hollis which I think is pretty lame.
The Big East isn’t necessarily considered to be wide open this season as the Pitt Panthers come into the year as the consensus favorite to win the conference crown. But there’s certainly room for other contenders to emerge.
One of those teams is the Georgetown Hoyas.
Yes, the Hoyas lose their best player from a year ago, imposing center Greg Monroe, who was selected with the seventh pick by the Detroit Pistons in the 2010 NBA Draft. But this was far from a one band.
Georgetown returns one of the best and most productive backcourts in the country with seniors Austin Freeman and Chris Wright along with junior Jason Clark. The trio averaged a combined 41 points per game last year.
Wright looks to be one of the top point guards entering the season and his distribution and scoring ability really makes the Hoyas offense go.
The 6‘3 Freeman, who led the team with 16 points a game last year, is one of the best offensive players the Big East has to offer this year.
6‘9 Forward Julian Vaughn, who started every game last season, will likely step into the center position as a fill-in for Monroe which means there has to be somebody that joins the party at the four spot.
Candidates include Henry Sims, Jerrelle Benimon and intriguing freshman Nate Lubick.
There’s no doubt Monroe will be missed - you don’t lose 16 points and nine rebounds a game and not feel it. There’s a gaping seven foot hole in the frontcourt that needs to be filled but coach John Thompson III we’ll find a way. He did it when Roy Hibbert left, when Patrick Ewing Jr. left and now he’ll figure out a way to make up for the loss of Monroe.
The Hoyas’ backcourt will have to carry them during the early stretches, but as long as the frontcourt is playing at a satisfactory level once conference play rolls around, this is a Georgetown team that has the capability to roll up a lot of wins this season.
After an embarrassing and uninspired loss to Ohio in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last year, it will