Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dickie V's All-Rolls Royce Teams released

And it begins...

Last week, we wrote a piece about who we would want to build a team around, referencing articles from FOXSports and Rivals regarding, in some way, who the best player in the country is.

And today we get Dickie V's all-american teams (all seven of them ... seriously). Overall, there aren't really a ton of surprises. His first team is pretty standard; Cole Aldrich, Kyle Singler, Luke Harangody, Sherron Collins, and Kalin Lucas.

To be honest, there really aren't all that many changes I would make. I probably would slide Patrick Patterson up onto the 1st team in place of Kyle Singler. I also would drop Damion James while moving both Evan Turner and Craig Brackins (who will both be top 10 picks next year, watch) up one spot each.

One player that Vitale whiffed on (which is surprising given his affinity for this team and this conference) is UNC sophomore center Ed Davis, who made his sixth team. Davis is being mentioned as a possible top 5 (maybe even #1) pick in the 2010 Draft. He is long, tall, athletic, and is tough at both ends. With all the Heels lost, there should be plenty of shots (and minutes) available for Davis. Expect a year similar to Aldrich's breakout '08-'09 season - 15, 10, and 3 blocks.

Another player to watch next year is Raymar Morgan, who Vitale listed as an honorable mention. Morgan was a beast as a sophomore, but battled through injuries and illness last season. Expect him to return to form.

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