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Big East Impact Freshmen: Part Two

October 10th, 2006
Big EastThe Big East welcomes one of its deepest and most talented freshmen classes in recent history. Who will start? Who will sit? Who will star? Eric Silver breaks it all done in his Impact Freshmen Report. Part Two includes All-Rookie predictions and players almost guaranteed to start.

Big East Player Rankings - Center

October 2nd, 2006
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Some of the players listed in this section are not true centers. They are really power forwards who are forced to play the 5 on their team, usually alongside another power forward. On some teams it doesn’t matter on the offensive end who is designated the 4 and who the 5 since the roles are pretty much interchangeable. The distinction between the two roles comes into play on the defensive end as one of the two will primarily defend the opponent’s center while the other matches up with the other team’s power forward.  Anyway, here are 12 returning players that I envision as likely starting at the 5 – at least defensively – this season.

Big East Player Rankings - Small Forward

September 23rd, 2006
Big EastTwo factors complicate efforts to rank the returning small forwards in the Big East.  One is that some teams use a three-guard lineup in which one of the three guards has to be considered a “3” even if he doesn’t fit the classic image of a small forward and would normally be considered a shooting guard.  Another consideration is that it is sometimes difficult to determine whether certain players would be more accurately designated as a “3” or a “4.” 


Additionally, there is also the question that hounds every ranking by position, which is, “Will that individual play that position this season?”  For example, at Notre Dame, will Tory Jackson be good enough to earn the starting point guard position?  If so, then Kyle McAlarney would likely play the “2,” Colin Falls the “3,” and Russell Carter the “4.”  If not, then McAlarney would man the point, Falls would start at off guard, and Carter would start at small forward.

2006-07 Big East Preview

September 7th, 2006
Big EastThink you know the Big East? Think again. Eric Silver, CHN's Big East expert, breaks down the conference's 16 rosters from All-Americans down to the last man off the bench.. Click on each team for their preview.

Post NBA Draft: Rising & Falling

June 16th, 2006
Georgetown5 Programs on the Rise, 5 on the Decline, and 5 In-between.