My Twitter pal Bobby came up with another one of these $20 challenges over at Fan Rag Sports. Basically you choose one player from each position and a coach, but it has to be under $20. Check out Bobby’s breakdown on Fan Rag Sports when you have a chance. Anyway, here are my picks. Granted I’m not a diehard college hoops fan, but I know as much as a decent fan should know, as Syracuse can still rip my heart out every 12 months or so. And before you ask “wait, where is this guy?”, these are only players from the last 5 seasons. And if there was a glaring omission, yell at Bobby on Twitter at UKLefty22. Anyway, here is my squad:
PG Kemba Walker $3
Lets see, a guy that basically dragged his team through the Big East Tournament when it still mattered and then to an NCAA championship? Biggest no-brainer ever. Kemba was the mother f’ing TRUTH.
SG Jimmer Fredette $5
If you didn’t fall in love with Jimmermania back in the day, you are an asshole and cannot be trusted in this exercise. Kemba breaks down the defense for my squad. And if the defense wants to help, Jimmer will bomb treys from 30 feet out. I am convinced that Vine was created because of Jimmer, and Steph Curry made it huge/perfected it.
SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist $4
Now if I have Jimmer on my team, I admit that I need somebody to play defense. MKG is the Swiss army knife defender that can match up with a bunch of different positions. Plus he doesn’t need to score. And if that’s not enough…
PF Kawhi Leonard $1
I have Kawhi at the power forward spot. Sure he is 6’7″, but in college hoops that can pass for a power forward. Obviously he isn’t as polished as he is now in San Antonio, but the dude was a stud coming out of college.
C Anthony Davis $5
And then we have The Brow in the middle. Erasing any mistakes made on defense while also being a nightmare matchup on the offensive end.
Coach Tom Izzo $2
Izzo makes the Final Four every other year with a team usually filled with rag tag players. With this collection, he can probably top UCLA’s 88-game winning streak no problem. The more I look at this list, the more I become convinced that this is the only acceptable lineup.
Agree? Disagree? Have a roster you want to share? Hit me up on Twitter @TheClemReport.