Welcome to TitanCentral.com's Cal State Fullerton basketball preview. Be forewarned, this is not your typical preview. Going for the "fair and balanced" slant, this year's preview will feature a full range of opinions from three fans and the publisher of TitanCentral.com.
Mike Welton (Rufus), Whit Haydon (Throwback), Kirk San Roman (Mr. Titan Rugby) and Paul Causey (TitanCentral) try to answer and predict how well the Titans will fare in the 2004-05 season.
|Monday:||Groundrules & Intro|
|Thursday:||Outlook & Predictions|
Last year's preview had three of the four "previewers" and each of us over-estimated on the number of wins during an unsuccessful run at the first winning season in over 12 years. This year the expectations are not nearly as high due to the abundance of newcomers and the loss of five seniors including NBA-bound center Pape Sow. The quality of the previews, however, will remain unchanged.
This year's forecast will span four days and will be broken down as follows.
At the end of each preview, the evaluators will grade each position compared to other Big West teams. For instance, an 'A' grade would mean the Titans have the 1st or 2nd best players (as a whole) at that position. Pluses and minuses may be added to distinguish between the two. The following grading curve will be used:
A: 1st or 2nd best (as compared to other Big West teams)
B: 3rd or 4th
C: 5th or 6th
D: 7th or 8th
F: 9th or 10th
Now that the ground rules are set, let's move on to the actual content. First on our docket are the point guards.