(in the most annoying Dick Vitale voice imaginable)…
WOW baby!!!, the selection committee just released the proposed regions, and from top to bottom make no mistake - the Central and Midwest are tough with a capital T!!! wow WOW!!! – they are stacked with tradition and star quality baby!!!
First, let’s take a look at what shapes up, in my opinion to be the toughest conference
The CENTRAL!!!! WOW
Its loaded with a capital L – make no mistake it’s the toughest division here baby!!!
(number next to school name: # of NBA players produced)
Up at the top U-C-L-A (79)!! Jabbar, Walton, and all the other Wooden products – anyway you spell it, this will be one tough squad baby. I can see Reggie Miller sinkin’ threes, Walton, Marquis Johnson, Gail Goodrich cuttin’ back door!!! hey with only ONE GOOD EYE- I can see another dominant team comin’ outta Pauley Pavilion !!! Johnny Wooden – the Pyramid of Success – those cheerleaders –I’m tellin’ ya look out !!! here come the Bruins!!!
Kansas (60), and when you mention Kansas you gotta start with - WILT THE STILT – get otta here I’m tellin you he’s the greatest …the crem-dela-crem… with Wilt plaiyn – how come ashamael aint coaching this squad !!! ..Dennis Rodman and King James baby - that COOKIE DONT CRUMBLE!!!… BUT, BUTT will they get the production at the point - ? Jo Jo White is just what he doctr ordered – Danny Manning, Paul Pierce, WOW WOW baby get a T.O.!!! –
but when you go up against Chamberlin – youll be cryin’ ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK..
Kentucky (81) with the most NBA products of any school they are prime to be upset here – they simply lack the big name star that transcends the game – Issel is good, but he’s no Rolls Royce – too many roll players - Not enough STARS!!!! But just wait baby, just you wait!!! coach Cal has got those Diaper Dandies ready to add to the greatest tradition in the game baby– but still, with so many options to choose from, they should be in the playoff picture – Hey down in Lexington, Big Blue Nation get ready you got some big names comin’ into Rupp arena baby !!! Save me a seat next to Ashley Judd baby!!! even with eye good eye....
The Michigan State Spartans (38) coached by Tom Izzo – and when you think Mich. St. you start with the Magic Man – Ervin Magic Johnson!!!! It’s SHOWTIME BABY!!! he’s a prime time player baby - a magician with the rock in his hands – and with the grit of Izzo’s troops you can expect them to hit the boards and play the tough D Izzo is known for!!! Jason Richardson Zach Randolph -
Mateen Cleeves is a leader BABY!!! They can dunk they can board - but can the Spartans stroke the J?!!!
Ohio St (42) – The Buckeyes baby – you start with Lucas and Havlicheck, and the list keeps growin’!!! They’ll be rockin’ and rollin’ in Columbus – but!! Do they have enough modern production? Will the eFG% be enough to get the Crimson and Cream in the big show!!! And my buddy Clark Kellog!! Will he make the team – he’s on pins and needles waiting back in the studio to hear the news– come on!! Put CLARK KELLOG on that team – he’s a prime time player baby!!!
Michigan Wolverines (41) and the Fab Five BABY!!! The baggy long shorts - the brash talk – can they back it up ?!?! Chris Webber, Juwan Howard and Jalen Rose, but the Wolverins got talent – Rudy T and Cazzie Russel – I coached the Detroit Pistons !!! back in Michigan they ask me -hey Dickie V, who’ll play the point?? Ricky Green – maybe Jalen – he told me back in the studio DON’T WORRY about the Wolverines Dicky V!!! he may be right they are ready to battle!!! those kids from Detroit ad Flint are tough and you can expect a war –
just don’t let Webber call another time out….
Hey WEBBER You better NOT get a T.O. Baby!!!!
And the Yankees, the men in pinstripes… George Steinbrenner may be gone but they keep on winnin’ baby!!!!
Coach K has got the Dukies ready to make another tournament run!!!!