Andre Roberson Jr. F Colorado
Why? The only guy in the conference to average a double-double and add his defensive prowess to that and you have a guy who is as good of an all-around player as the conference has seen in recent years. And Roberson doesn't average 10.0 rebounds per-game, he averages more than anyone in the entire country.
Why not? The Buffs aren't going to win the conference and some negative press about his attitude early in the season hurts. Also, he only average 10 points per-game and you just don't see guys win MVPs who don't score that much.
It appears that Austin Vincent has made his way back to the CU football program. Still haven't seen it confirmed in any press reports only from Twitter for what it is worth.
Marcus Loud just committed to be the latest Buff! Decommitted from Missouri and "saw the light" during his visit this weekend.
Have the Pac-12 Network? Here are the times this week they will be playing the Colorado victory over Washington State.
Colorado at Washington State (Buffs win 35-34)
Sunday: 6 to 7 PM
Monday: 1 to 2 AM, 8 to 9 AM
Tuesday: 4 to 5 AM, 7 to 8 PM
Wednesday: 6 to 7 AM
Friday: 2 to 3 AM, 8 to 9 AM
Roberson gets almost all of his offense off back cuts, offensive rebounds and off-ball movement, but he does know how to shoot and can knock down an open jumper. Defensively is where Roberson could be truly special. His long arms, excellent shot blocking instincts and quick lateral movement provide all of the tools he needs to be a Kenyon Martin-type terror on the defensive end. He was far and away one of the best perimeter defenders I saw at the adidas Nations, able to apply solid ball pressure despite being a 6-7 post player.
Keep an eye on Roberson and the Buffs this year, as he’s sure to be on the 2013 NBA draft radar all season. He’d be a great fit in Denver with his tireless work ethic, ability to run the floor and defend multiple positions.
2. WR Toney Clemons
The seventh-round pick brings with him loads of promise, and in a unique situation with one marquee receiver sitting out and a 5WR position wide open, Clemons has the opportunity to make good on that potential.
Things to Watch: Separation is a critical component to playing wide receiver in the NFL. If Clemons would rather a veteran like Plaxico Burress not be given a look-see by the Steelers' brass, he'll have to show he's able to cut cleanly in and out of his breaks and get fast immediately after doing so to create space between himself and a defender.
Pac 12 - Big Ten scheduling agreement called off?
Big Ten, Pac-12 scheduling partnership "will not be consummated" per joint release. Pac-12 9-game sked made non-conf scheduling too tough.— Brian Hamilton (@ChiTribHamilton) July 13, 2012
I guess this is because of the new playoff format?
So how fast is he now?
"I'm way faster than last season . . . it's almost scary how fast I am now," he said.
So what was his top 40-yard dash time during winter work?
A wide grin, but no answer.
That short-term amnesia might erase the relatively recent grandeur of past Colorado teams. You might remember Colorado as a high-plains option football terror under Bill McCartney, when black-clad CU players with bloodstreams swollen with red blood cells went 92-55-1. You may also remember their brief brush with greatness under Rick Neuheisel (a trademark of the Neuheisel Coaching Plan) and their Big 12 North titles under Gary Barnett. Remember that time they scored a billion points on a fading Nebraska team in the throes of late Frank Solich malaise? Of course you do.