Call in the Auctioneer

Five of the nation’s leading prep talents are still available for a freshman hoops class somewhere next season. Whose going to be the highest bidder?

Here are the names you might have heard or maybe not. Demarcus Cousins. Renardo Sidney. Lance Stephenson. John Wall. Latavious Williams. All are considered Top 20 recruits.

And the word on the street is that one school is the leader for three of them.

Guess which institution of higher learning that might be? That’s right, No Salary Cap State. These hot shot high schoolers sure must love those Rendezvous ribs. Or else they’re big Elvis fans.

– Seedy K

14 Comments

  1. cbcard
    Posted February 22, 2009 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Or Cal is going to hire their fathers or AAU coaches. He has done it twice, why not again and again.

  2. TripleA
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Or maybe Card fans are just jealous b/c they went to the Big East, left us behind, and now our team goes deeper in the tourney every year than Louisville does.

    As for Memphis buying players, show some proof and send it to the NCAA, or find some new online material.

    IF we play you guys in Nashville next year, I’m sure Wall, Cousins and Williams will drop by in their Tiger Blue unis and say hello. As will Xavier Henry, Will Coleman, Darnell Dodson, Nolan Dennis, etc.

  3. Bert56
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Or maybe they just like getting prepared for the NBA, which Cal seems to do on a regular basis.

  4. Hartless
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Don’t spit on me and shame yourself
    Because you wish you were someone else

    You want my friends, you want my clothes
    Oh, that’s right, you’re one those…

    HATERS

    Traitors to the human race
    Spreading your lies all over the place

    Envy, greed and jealousy
    Yeah, what it is, you wish you were me

    Thanks you, Hillary

  5. kpigout
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Lmao….Y’all some funny dudes……Go drink a Mint Julep and enjoy your early exit from the dance again this year…..

  6. Seedy K
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Nice to hear from you Memphis fans. Really. Just for a lark I double checked the NCAA Final Four stats to make sure my memory was correct.

    National Titles: Louisville 2, Memphis 0.

    Losses in National Title Game: Louisville 0, Memphis 2

    Final Four Appearances: Louisville 8, Memphis 3.

    All Time Record Head to Head: Louisville 51, Memphis 34.

    Your serve.

    Seedy K

  7. Jake Fury
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    How many times has that info gotten you laid?

  8. memphistiger89
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    No one is questioning UofL’s past success. Why don’t you address the one poster comparing the success of the two programs since Louisville went to the Big East. Maybe you can look those stats up when you aren’t sniffing around in women’s restrooms.

  9. Seedy K
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Sniffing around in the women’s restrooms isn’t bad. Especially when the photo is a joke.

    I’d note that the Louisville women’s team is ranked #8 in the country. Didn’t see Memphis State’s team in the rankings.

    As for “What have you done for me lately?” I’d note that each school is projected as 2 seed. That Memphis is cruising through a league with no other teams projected in the Dance. (Which, to be fair, isn’t their fault.) That Louisville is tied for the lead in a league with five teams in the top 11, including a win over two of them, one of which was against the current #1.

  10. General Doolittle
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    You mean there are still 20 players out there that are supposed to be good that Adidas could sign and assign to one of its college coaches?

  11. memphistiger89
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Seedy,

    Louisville has some quality wins, no doubt. But you also suffered a 33 point beatdown last week to a team riding a 7 game losing streak. That knocks a little bit of the luster off.

    You can criticize C-USA all you want but the lack of competition hasn’t seemed to hurt Memphis in the tourney the past few years. One could even argue that in the period after the defections, Memphis has had more success than any of the teams that left for the Big East. I think the numbers and tournament success pretty much verify that.

    As far as changing the topic to women’s basketball; seriously? You’re not a closet UT fan are you?

  12. TripleA
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Seedy, you seem to be ignoring our performance vs. yours in the NCAA tourney since you guys bailed out of C-USA 4 years ago. Also, in the “what have you done for me lately” category, you also are ignoring your stellar losses this season to Western KY, UNLV and Minnesota.

  13. ybbodeus
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Comical to hear the bastion of lower learning that is “It’s happenin’ here” Louisville calling out another city/state school for poor academics and fraudulent recruiting.

    Has your program suddenly become the model of cleanliness? No, it hasn’t, and ours hasn’t, either, but neither of us has any allegations hanging over our heads now, do we? We’ve both managed to avoid the dreaded NCAA hangman during the Calipari years and you during the Pitino years. However, at the first notice that your message isn’t resonating with the kids like it used to, you want to reach for the “CHECKBOOK/SALARY CAP” reference? That’s weak.

    Now, if it comes out in the end that we ARE breaking the rules, then we probably get consideration for the death penalty, even though we’re well outside the statute of limitations from the Dirty Dana Debacle. However, it would seem a bit inconsistent to buy players and raise your graduation rates at the same time–one and dones withstanding. Those two concepts tend to run counter to one another.

    It must keep you folks awake at night, thinking you’d left us for dead in ConfUSA only to see us outhustle you for kids over the past, oh, four years? I miss the rivalry, but I don’t miss your presumptuous arrogance.

    I respected the hell out of Denny Crum, even though he didn’t share that respect for my school. Again, I can’t figure out why you want to jump to the automatic assumption that we’re doing it dirty now, unless perhaps it’s because your coach taught Calipari how.

  14. Tigerpat
    Posted February 23, 2009 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    NCAA Tournament 2006-2009
    Memphis 11-3
    - Ranked: 5-3
    - Unranked: 6-0
    - Elite 8, Elite 8, National Runnerup
    - Seed Wins: 1,2,3,5,7,8,9,13,15,16,16
    - Seed Losses: 2,1,1

    UCLA 13-3
    - Ranked: 6-3
    - Unranked: 5-1
    - Final Four, Final Four, National Runnerup
    - Seed Wins: 1,1,3,3,3,4,7,9,10,12,15,15,16
    - Seed Losses: 1,1,3

    UNC 8-3
    - Ranked: 3-2
    - Unranked: 5-1
    - Final Four, Elite 8, 2nd Round
    - Seed Wins: 3,4,5,9,9,14,14,16
    - Seed Losses: 1,2,11

    Kansas 9-2
    - Ranked: 4-1
    - Unranked: 5-1
    - National Champion, Elite 8, 1st Round
    - Seed Wins: 1,4,8,8,10,11,12,16
    - Seed Losses: 1,13

    Texas 7-3
    - Ranked: 1-3
    - Unranked: 7-0
    - Elite 8, Elite 8, 2nd Round
    - Seed Wins: 3,6,7,10,13,15,15
    - Seed Losses: 1,4,4

    Pitt 4-3
    - Ranked: 0-2
    - Unranked: 4-1
    - Sweet 16, 2nd Round, 2nd Round
    - Seed Wins: 12,13,13,14
    - Seed Losses: 2,5,13

    Duke 3-3
    - Ranked: 0-1
    - Unranked: 3-2
    - Sweet 16, 2nd Round, 1st Round
    - Seed Wins: 8,15,16
    - Seed Losses: 4,7,11

    Notes:
    - Memphis has more NCAA tournament wins in the last 3 seasons than every team in the NCAA except UCLA (11-13).

    - Memphis has more wins in the NCAA tournament than every team against ranked opponents except UCLA (5-6).

    - Memphis has as more wins in the NCAA Tournament against ranked teams than UNC, Duke, Texas, and Pitt COMBINED (5-4).

    - Memphis and Texas are the only teams who don’t have any losses in the NCAA tournament against unranked teams.

    Worst Seed Loss NCAA Tournament 2006-2009:
    2 Memphis (road loss @ UCLA), both other losses vs. 1 seeds
    3 UCLA (2 other losses also vs. 1 seeds)
    4 Texas
    11 UNC
    11 Duke
    13 Kansas
    13 Pitt

    NCAA Wins Vs. Top 3 Seeds:
    5 UCLA
    3 Memphis
    1 Kansas
    1 UNC
    1 Texas

    Out of Conference Strength of Schedule (because we have ZERO control over who we play in Conference):

    Oklahoma (#99)
    Memphis (#8)
    North Carolina (#81)
    Connecticut (#71)
    Pitt (#44)
    Duke (#19)
    Clemson (#109)
    Wake Forest (#283!!!!!!!)
    Louisville (#40)

    Nuf said!

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