CBS Sports has lofty expectations for Hoosiers

  • 09/30/2007 10:52 am in

D.J. WhiteWhile making my rounds through Borders last night, I noticed a third college hoops publication on the shelves and it was that of CBS Sports. For the most part it looked like a solid magazine, sans the presence of Gary Parrish.

I took a quick flip through and here are some of the notable things from the IU standpoint:

  1. They’ve got IU ranked 11th in the country, two slots behind their Big Ten favorite Michigan State.
  2. Eric Gordon is listed as the No. 3 newcomer behind Derrick Rose of Memphis and Michael Beasley of Kansas State.
  3. D.J. White and Gordon are both listed as first team All-Big Ten. They’ve selected Drew Neitzel as the conference player of the year.
  4. Gordon is the newcomer of the year in the Big Ten.
  5. White is listed as a third team All-American.
  6. Gordon is listed as a second team All-American.

Obviously, the word is out on EJ and everyone already knows, yes he is THAT good. They’ve also given D.J. a very solid billing and rightfully so. He’ll be the captain and the key to taking us to San Antonio. As far as picking Michigan State to win the conference, I think you can make an argument for IU or the Spartans. The conference crown will come down to which team can win more frequently on the road during league play.

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  • kelin

    I think Neitzel is a very good player and I love MSU’s coach (his name slips my mind) BUT if I look at the supporting caste around him I would take the supporting caste around DJ first. I have seen Drew taken out of a games before with pressure D, so I feel strongly about IU finishing ahead of MSU this year…..

  • kelin

    I think Neitzel is a very good player and I love MSU’s coach (his name slips my mind) BUT if I look at the supporting caste around him I would take the supporting caste around DJ first. I have seen Drew taken out of a games before with pressure D, so I feel strongly about IU finishing ahead of MSU this year…..

  • kelin

    I think Neitzel is a very good player and I love MSU’s coach (his name slips my mind) BUT if I look at the supporting caste around him I would take the supporting caste around DJ first. I have seen Drew taken out of a games before with pressure D, so I feel strongly about IU finishing ahead of MSU this year…..

  • I’ve got no problem with Michigan State being picked first for two reasons.

    1. Tom Izzo is their coach. By my estimation, he’s the best coach in the conference and his numbers in the NCAA Tournament back that up (24-9, .727 winning percentage, 4th among active coaches).

    2. Drew Neitzel has taken his game to the next level and he’s a battle tested senior hungry to win the Big Ten.

  • I’ve got no problem with Michigan State being picked first for two reasons.

    1. Tom Izzo is their coach. By my estimation, he’s the best coach in the conference and his numbers in the NCAA Tournament back that up (24-9, .727 winning percentage, 4th among active coaches).

    2. Drew Neitzel has taken his game to the next level and he’s a battle tested senior hungry to win the Big Ten.

  • kelin

    Big A-

    How do you compare the supporting caste around Neitzel as opposed to IU around DJ?

  • kelin

    Big A-

    How do you compare the supporting caste around Neitzel as opposed to IU around DJ?

  • They have 3 incoming freshmen that are all 4-star recruits (Durrell Summers, Chris Allen and Kalin Lucas).

    Inside, they return Suton, Gray and Naymick.

    Travis Walton might be the best defensive point guard in the Big Ten.

    And Raymar Morgan will be one of the five best players in the conference, IMO.

  • They have 3 incoming freshmen that are all 4-star recruits (Durrell Summers, Chris Allen and Kalin Lucas).

    Inside, they return Suton, Gray and Naymick.

    Travis Walton might be the best defensive point guard in the Big Ten.

    And Raymar Morgan will be one of the five best players in the conference, IMO.

  • Tom

    MSU needs offense from the frontline.If they don’t get it, IU is a big favorite. Morgan is good but probably not 1st team all Big 10.IU has a much better inside/outside game .IF Bassett produces at point- IU will win the Big 10.

  • Tom

    MSU needs offense from the frontline.If they don’t get it, IU is a big favorite. Morgan is good but probably not 1st team all Big 10.IU has a much better inside/outside game .IF Bassett produces at point- IU will win the Big 10.

  • I think you both make good points and I agree with you that IU will win the Big Ten. However, I do understand the arguments that are made for Michigan State winning the conference.

  • I think you both make good points and I agree with you that IU will win the Big Ten. However, I do understand the arguments that are made for Michigan State winning the conference.

  • lightnrods

    I think it all comes down to who’s freshman can handle the heat.IU has already played 10 games right? get DJ rolling and I dont think he can be stoped add Gordon and we could be talking about final 4

  • lightnrods

    I think it all comes down to who’s freshman can handle the heat.IU has already played 10 games right? get DJ rolling and I dont think he can be stoped add Gordon and we could be talking about final 4