Dating in college freshman year
Every summer we make a list of the 50 best players in college basketball for the upcoming season. Mikal Bridges, F, Villanova, Sophomore Only averaged 6.4 ppg coming off the bench for the National Champs, but he’ll have a much larger role and NBA teams love his versatility. Miles Bridges, F, Michigan State, Freshman Spartans lost their top three scorers and are rebuilding …
Here’s the list from 2011-2012, and from 2012-2013, and from 2013-2014 and from 2014-2015 and from 2015-2016. Clutch probably can’t improve on how he ended his junior year: Winning the title on a 3-pointer at the buzzer. probably with Bridges as a primary scorer along with senior guard Eron Harris.
By the end of their dinner at a small Italian restaurant in New York’s West Village, Leah is getting antsy to part ways with her boyfriend Ryan, so that she can go meet up with her boyfriend Jim.
It’s not that she means to be rude, it’s just that Jim has been traveling for work, so it’s been a while since she’s seen him. As her “primary partner” and the man with whom she lives, he is the recipient of most of Leah’s attention, sexual and otherwise, but he understands her need to seek companionship from other quarters roughly one night a week.
The criteria: 1/3 their NBA prospects, 1/3 their individual talent, 1/3 how vital they are to their team’s success. Jordan Mc Laughlin, PG, USC, Junior Had a terrific sophomore season (13.4 ppg, 47/42/73) but then basically the entire Trojans team transferred or graduated or went pro, so Mc Laughlin will form a 2-man game with forward Bennie Boatwright, who just missed this list. Jack Gibbs, G, Davidson, Senior Averaged 23.5 ppg last year and should be a contender for A-10 Player of the Year. Antonio Blakeney, G, LSU, Sophomore Highly-touted coming out of high school, he never became the wingman to Ben Simmons, and struggled (42/33 shooting; 12.6 ppg). Peter Jok, G, Iowa, Senior Played in the shadow of Jarrod Uthoff, but had a fantastic season (16.1 ppg, 43/40/85). Also, he was incredible from deep in the NCAA Tournament: 17-of-35. Austin Nichols, F, Virginia, Junior Sat out a year after transferring from Memphis, where he put up 13.3 ppg. Kobi Simmons, G, Arizona, Freshman Big point guard was the best prep player in Georgia last year and should start from Day 1. Nigel Hayes, F, Wisconsin, senior Struggled offensively without Dekker and Kaminsky, and saw his shooting percentages dip from 49/39 to 36/29. Seth Allen, G, Virginia Tech, Senior This is a projection that the former Maryland guard will greatly improve on his 14.7 ppg junior campaign.
Some of the names below are in our 2017 NBA Mock Draft and on teams in the 2016-2017 College Basketball Top 25. Maurice Watson, PG, Creighton, Senior Has averaged double figures each of his first three seasons, and he’s a sleeper for Big East POY. Bruce Brown, G, Miami, Freshman Five-star recruit is tearing up practice already, and could start from Day 1. Gave Miami a career-high 31 points in the ACC Tournament. Chris Boucher, C, Oregon, Senior Led the Pac-12 with 2.9 blocks per game, and also put up 12.1 ppg and 7.4 while only playing 25 minutes per game. Frank Mason, PG, Kansas, Junior Averaged 12.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 4.6 apg in a memorable season that ended with a forgettable 1-of-6 shooting night from deep in an Elite 8 loss to Villanova. Frank Jackson, PG, Duke, Freshman Such a promising point guard prospect that freshman Derryck Thornton transferred because Jackson was going to win the job. Nick Emery, G, BYU, Sophomore It’ll be his team with Fischer and Collinsworth gone, so I’m expecting big things. Emery will be joined by two high school teammates who return from their Mormon missions. Nigel Williams-Goss, G, Gonzaga Sat out last season after transferring from Washington, where he a monster as a freshman, averaging 15.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists. Dennis Smith, PG, NC State, Freshman I’ll tune out moans from the Wolfpack fans because Smith – who is a 6-foot-2 version of Russell Westbrook from an athletic standpoint – is coming off an ACL injury.
Lexi has been through some tough stuff — you are better off not knowing the precise details when you walk through the door — which leads her into, well, the play carries around Joan Didion's "The Year of Magical Thinking."You'd normally think of Didion's dissection of grief as a long way from horror, but Yee's point here, I think, is that we can encounter times in our life when sudden loss renders everything that exists in rational thought nonsensical.Tonight is one of those nights, and soon Leah will head to Jim’s penthouse apartment, where the rest of the evening, she says, will probably entail “hanging out, watching something, having sex.” “She’ll usually spend the night,” Ryan adds nonchalantly, which gives him a chance to enjoy some time alone or even invite another woman over.He doesn’t have a long-standing secondary relationship like Leah (“I’ve actually veered away from doing that”), but he certainly enjoys the company of other women, even sometimes when Leah is home.Thus we are faced with a need to build something of our own to take its place.And in this play, it's the title character, a terrifying boogeyman (played by James Doherty) lurking in the shadows with his metal appendage.