Staccato: “Bible” Prophecy…Jays

Blue Ribbon 2018-19
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The Blue Ribbon has picked the Bluejays 9th in the Big East this season.  However, there seems to be a disconnect between their conference standing picks and their subsequent analysis?  The overall writeup is good and fair.  The analysis is one of a team who is a contender for a conference crown, not a bottom-feeder.

I think it is fair to surmise that a panel did the various conference rankings and positioning of teams within their conference standings.  The individual analyst who broke down each team seems more objective with their findings.

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Got my Blue Ribbon digital copy today.

The “bible” has the Jays 9th in the Big East…BUT…their analysis figures our guys to be much higher than predicted.

Blue Ribbon Analysis (copy)

Backcourt B   Bench-Depth C
Frontcourt B+   Intangibles B

The Bluejays finished 3rd in the Big East last season, five games out of 1st. McDermott has another team poised to make the NCAA tournament, but the Bluejays are young, by their standards.

The season could depend mostly on the development of young players and whether Cashaw or another guard can develop as an efficient, high-volume scorer. –James Kellerman



Seems as though no major prognosticator values balanced team scoring…everyone seems to value a “star” player? Oh well.

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