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  1. That is a clean photoshop, I am very excited for this remade front court. Travis looks to be building yet another physical team. Can't wait until the training staff gets to work with both Madani and Bell.
  2. Not really a place for this, but Javon not invited to combine.
  3. This is really a micro example, but I had a chance to see Duke practice twice this year, and it is remarkable how much the assitants do for the program. Coach K barely talks during the practices I saw in person. I don't know why there hasn't been a ton of success once they leave Duke, but I found it interesting nonetheless.
  4. Huh? I haven't seen a single publication pick anyone besides Zion first overall.
  5. Hoiberg scares me as a guy who could make inroads in STL. While at Iowa State he preferred transfers, maybe it has a different approach now.
  6. Honestly I think there's no comparison for him. He's the first Zion. I think the jumper is better than the reputation it currently has. He may never be a lethal 3 point shooter, but I think he will develop enough where guys don't sag off him. I was lucky enough to see him in person 3 times this year and catch a couple Duke practices and seeing the work ethic he has makes me think he is destined for huge things. Maybe I'm wrong, but I'd roll the dice on Zion if I were sitting at number one.
  7. There is no competition between Zion and Ja for number 1. I don't care how much coverage Murray State got this year, Zion is a potential generational talent.
  8. It is still there. In my four years I never actually went inside to find out if it is the best.
  9. For those who are looking for more information, the source of the data is Ryan Brewer, an associate professor at Indiana University Purdue Columbus. I'll look into his research methodology after work.
  10. So unfortunately I am pretty busy at work to sort through everything, but I took the time to save an Excel so every team is listed. WSJ article excel.xlsx
  11. Today, the Wall Street Journal published its annual rankings of college basketball program valuations. SLU comes in at number 78 with a value of $29.8 million. That is a 23.3% increase from last season. The following is the valuation methodology: "The annual study assesses what every college team would be worth if it could be bought and sold on the open market like a professional franchise. Brewer’s analysis takes into account each program’s revenues and expenses with cash-flow adjustments, risk assessments and growth projections." If interested, check out the article. They only valued 177 programs, but it is an interesting list. https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-much-is-your-college-basketball-team-worth-11554739458?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=1
  12. Proud graduate of SLU, despite my many issues with the school. To be honest, I became a Billiken because Marquette gave me less money and I wasn't about to live at home if I went to DePaul. Best decision I ever made was to go to SLU. Made me a Billiken fan and gave me some of the best memories I've ever had.
  13. Schools made money through NCAA licensing when those games existed. Make a flat payment to all players whose name and image appears in the game. There's no way to make it proportional to value created by each individual player, but it is better than it was when the games formerly existed. Edit: I'm framing this around bringing back NCAA video games. Just a way to potentially compensate players.
  14. Bring back college basketball video games please and thank you. Allow players to profit off of their likeness.
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