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Hoover, a re-known basketball recruiting guru, is one of the best in the business at evaluating talent throughout the country. His Geek's Top 100 can be found on our message boards throughout the year.">

Geek's Peaks: Why the NBA Stinks, TH, and more!

Greg Hoover takes a look into the recruitment of Tyler Hansbrough and evaluates the reason why the <b>NBA stinks</b>. See what he has to say in this week's "Geeks' Peaks"; a new feature to <i>InsideKentucky.com</i> <br><br> Hoover, a re-known basketball recruiting guru, is one of the best in the business at evaluating talent throughout the country. His Geek's Top 100 can be found on our message boards throughout the year.

Geek's Peaks June 15 The Tyler Hansbrough recruiting battle continues.

Our board continues to be overflowing with Kansas, North Carolina, and even a few Missouri fans still stating that they are the favorite. When the truth is, Tyler has never said who his favorite is in this battle.

He has been very cordial to each staff. He has been very complimentary of each university's fans. He has also said that each trip has been worth the visit.

Being part of this recruiting battle the young man is playing the game correctly. He is also holding his cards very close to his vest.

Whoever gets Tyler is a very lucky institution, for Tyler is intelligent, diligent, and trustworthy.

As football season draws near, it always brings up the arguments of old. Why can't all the teams be competitive at least one year? What is still happening is happening, over and over, in all conferences.

The underling schools are getting some good players due to the scholarship limit in college football of 85. BUT the top-notch players are still going to Oklahoma, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, Texas, Florida, Georgia, LSU. Until the underling schools can somehow get these players to commit to Kentucky, Kansas, Wake Forest, Duke; these schools will always be below the others by a notch or two.

The same argument is true for basketball. The big name recruits are always looking at Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Duke, Arizona, Connecticut. Until they underling schools in basketball do the same the big name schools will always be "above" the underling schools.

A big congratulations to the SEC baseball teams. 9 teams made the initial field of 64. 6 advanced to the super-regionals, and 4 have advanced to Omaha for the College World Series.

The initial nine schools were: South Carolina, Vanderbilt, LSU, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi State. Tennessee, Mississippi State, and Mississippi did not advance to the super-regionals. The teams in the CWS are Arkansas, Georgia, South Carolina and LSU. Good luck to all 4 schools and bring back another National Championship for the SEC.

The NBA still stinks. Even though our old friend Tayshaun Prince has led Detroit to a major upset of the TITANS (Lakers).

And I for one couldn't be happier about watching the Lakers lose.

As much as I admired Karl Malone for what he did for years. I don't now buy his, "just going to a team to win a ring."

Let it go Karl.

The same argument for Gary Payton. As for the rest of the NBA, it will always stink. The NBA has allowed the drafting of too many young kids.

Does Darko Milicic deserve to be in the NBA? Did James Lang, Ousmane Cisse? No. But they will not stop it. What are Lang and Cisse going to do now? They will somehow have to make money in the NBDL or play overseas. All that talent, blown away by not listening to the experts. David Stern needs to step up to the NBAPA and do what the NFL did with the age requirement.

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Links to the Geek's Rankings

The Geek's Top 100 Juniors (Rising Seniors for 2005)
The Geek's Top 100 Seniors (Final Rankings for 2004)

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