NCAA Basketball for 3/22/15
Well, it was back to back solid performances from the Shark. I finished third in last weeks Fanduel, which means I am peaking at the right time. (Please find results below). Like my boys from Wisconsin, I am going into the tournament with confidence. My steal of the night prediction, Wayne Selden Jr., went off like a man possessed with 29 Fanduel points. I watched the game and the guy was unconscious.
- The Road to Indy- These next few weeks I will bask in glory as the MADNESS is perhaps the greatest time of the year. I am happy to say my Final Four is still alive. JR the Shark has Kentucky, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Duke moving on to Indianapolis, with Wisco taking out the Blue Devils in the finals.
Forward Kendall Pollard $5,600 DF @ OKLA
Dayton needs someone to step up in the paint against the hungry Sooners. You know Dyshawn Pierre will get his points, but look for Pollard to be the hustle player in this game.
Forward Nigel Hayes $7,200 ORGN @ WISCN
Mr. Reliable. His name gets overshadowed by Kaminsky and Dekker, but Hayes is the key to the Badgers success. The upperclassman shows up every week.
Forward Devin Williams $7,100 WSTVA @ MRLND
I love fundamental basketball. Thats what this guy does. Devin Williams crashes the boards, boxes out, and mentors others. He is the man. Check out this video of Williams teaching teammate Jonathan Holton to box out in the middle of their first round game!! There is never a bad time to learn.
Forward TaShawn Thomas $7,400 DF @ OKLA
I couldn’t decide between teammates Thomas and Spangler. After looking at the stats Thomas has outperformed Spangler and has much more upside. I am rolling with Thomas.
Forward Przemek Karnowski $6,200 IOWA @ GONZ
So this guy does not play a ton of minutes, but the time he spends on the court is quite impressive. After watching him clean up on the offensive boards in the second round, I knew he was my guy.
*Guard Scoochie Smith $5,900 DF @ OKLA
Guard Kevin Pangos $7,300 IOWA @ GONZ
The leader of the Bulldogs. I actually do not think Gonzaga is a great team, but boy is this guy a great player. He has played two full games in a row. Thats right, 40 minutes. And this guy can shoot the ball. I like him tonight.
Guard Buddy Hield $8,100 DF @ OKLA
I splurged on Hield. It was a toss up between him and Terry Rozier of Louisville. Hield is the offensive focal point for the Sooners and I expect him to have a huge night.
Guard Bronson Koenig $5,200 ORGN @ WISCN
Though he doesn’t score that much, he is on the floor often. I expect Wisconsin to have a big night and for $5,200 he will be worth it.
*Steal of the night. “Scooby” Scoochie Smith is the steal of the night, and not only because I love saying this guys name. Smith has the ability to do it all. The Flyers game against the Sooners tonight will be a close one. I think Smith will be the guy to take a big shot down the stretch. He will also be the X factor in this one if Dayton wants an appearance in the Sweet 16.
Scrub of the Week
Joseph Young. As you know by now, I love Wisconsin. Young is really the only offensive threat on Oregon. I think the Badgers will shut this guy down with ease. Even if he does a bit of scoring he will not be worth his $9,900 value. He is overpriced, and will underperform. Wisconsin = utter destruction.
Lock it in.
-JR the Shark