CBS Sports line writer Greg Doyel
wrote a story framing
Curtis Stinson and Will Blalock are now gone. The program is on the hot seat of a scandal and Cyclone fans all across the nation are wondering what will happen next?
The answer to that question is
unknown, but there is plenty that we do know. Here is a look at what
2006-07 Projected Starting Lineup
PG- Farnold Degand
This young point guard is thought
by many to eventually be better than Will Blalock. Here's what Wayne Morgan had
to say about the red-shirt out of
"Farnold Degand has been playing
great. I think that the people in
- Well it turns out that was a huge if in that last sentence.
The departure of Stinson opens up
all sorts of doors for Westbrook. The standout guard out of the
would say Curtis Stinson and Will Blalock. When he went out on his visit and
spent time with Curtis and Will and saw the team work out. The coaching staff
showed him where he would fit in, in the future. I think the fact that Curtis
played at the
Byrnes also had this to say in the interview.
"He has a possibility to play with them(Curtis and Will) everyday and practice with them. They will challenge him every day for a year. As those guys leave there will be some big gaps in the lineup and he will have the same opportunity as any other player to fill some of those gaps."
- Ready or not Lawrence, your number is going to be called a lot next year.
SF- Rahshon Clark
PF- Jiri Hubalek
- The only thing that we know for sure about the front court next season is that these young men will have to grow up in a hurry. Next year, the let the grow excuse isn't going to cut it as this once young front court, will be the most experienced part of the team. I give Hubalek the nod at the 4 but the freshman Cory Johnson will make his presence felt in the fight for this position.
- Here you go Shawn. It's now your perfect opportunity to step into the light and show why you are NBA material. What's all of the hype about? Taggart will have his opportunity to show us why next season as he will likely be the second go to guy when it comes to putting the ball in the hoop. Now, if only he can put on 20 pounds.
When it comes down to improvement,
Marsden deserves to be in the starting lineup. To me, Marsden improved more than
any other player on last year's team. He showed me what he had in the first
- Gray is going to be the key backup at both the 3 and 4 positions next year and will also be in contention for a spot in the starting lineup. Gray showed consistency with his 3-point shot last season going 11-22 from behind the arch, but never really had a breakout game for the Cyclones. With more confidence, look for Gray's role to be stepped up dramatically next season.
Johnson will come right in and be
an impact freshman for
- I don't see P'Allen coming right in and starting but he'll have a significant role in providing depth in the backcourt.
- With the departure of Stinson and Blalock, this walk-on all of the sudden becomes a key player to provide depth in the backcourt. Ready or not, Jacobson will be asked to provide depth next season for the Cyclones and hopefully will bring some consistent 3-point shooting.
Second Thoughts About Tasheed?
Many fans were happy when Tasheed Carr decided to transfer just a week ago. After this recent news, the absence of Carr will be felt much more. Instead of playing Tasheed, who's proven himself in tough situations before, you turn to a true freshman in Westbrook.
The Opposite Game
When it comes down to it, next
What a difference a year makes. Heck, in this case what a difference one week makes, or even a day. However you choose to look at the state of Cyclone basketball, know this. It's going to be interesting.