UCLA: If Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute were still in school, I wouldn't be going on a limb in putting the Bruins in their fourth consecutive Final Four.
Kansas: Julian Wright, Brandon Rush and Mario Chalmers could be seniors. Darrell Arthur should be a junir. Imagine how dominant the reigning champs could have been.
Ohio State: Greg Oden would be a 20-10 guy. Mike Conley, Jr., should be an All-American point guard. Daequan Cook should be lining up threes on the wing. Team them with Kosta Koufos and tOSU should be a national title contender.
Memphis: Last year's runner-up lost only three games. After losing to Kansas last year, they lost the No. 1 overall pick and probable NBA Rookie of the Year Derrick Rose and Chris Douglas-Roberts. Imagine the three-guard line-up of D-Rose, CDR and Tyreke Evans. They'd probably be my favorites.
Other Impact Players:
- Kevin Durant and DJ Augustin should be juniors at Texas.
- Jerryd Bayless should be a sophomore and Marcus Williams should be a senior at Arizona. Think Lute Olson would have stuck around to coach that? They sure would have made Russ Purnell's job a lot easier.
- Michael Beasley and Bill Walker should be sophomores at Kansas State ... they still want to beat Kansas anywhere and everywhere.
- DeAndre Jordan could be a 6-11 sophomore center for Texas A&M.