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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Accolades From All Over

Midnight Madness hasn't even kicked off yet and the Hoyas are already receiving accolades from all over.

First, Jay Bilas, who I regard as a smart man despite his unfortunate decision to attend that university in Durham, has published his list of potential Wooden Award candidates. Three Hoyas made the cut. While it isn't much of a shock to see Mr. Roy Hibbert as number 2 on the list (behind UNC's Tyler Hansbrough), I was pleasantly surprised to see Jonathan Wallace listed at number 20 and DaJuan Summers at number 43. You have to be happy for Wallace. He put a lot of faith in JTIII when he followed him from Princeton to The Hilltop with no real promises. He has worked hard to show that he belongs as part of a first-rate program and it's nice that the rest of the country is finally starting to realize that.

You can click here to see the entire list on Bilas's blog, but you need to be an ESPN Insider.

Luke Winn, one of my other favorite commentators, also recently published his list of the top front courts in the country for Despite the loss of Jeff Green, Winn still has the Hoyas as the number one back court in the land.

How can the Hoyas still have the No. 1 frontcourt after losing Jeff
Green to the NBA? Because Summers, Green's replacement at the four, flashed
future-star potential during the '07 NCAA tournament and should have a strong
sophomore campaign. There's also the matter of a certain 7-2 monstrosity in the
paint. With Greg Oden gone, are there any centers left -- anywhere -- to match
up with Hibbert?

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