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Looking Ahead: Ben Ball Depth Projections - Part I: Introduction & Roster

With another season of Ben Ball brand basketball just around the corner, it’s time to look at this season’s depth chart and project how our roster will look over the next two seasons.

 

As with the football projections, I think having this information broken down will help give us some perspective to gauge how our recruiting efforts are shaping up, see where we're going to need to get help down the line, and touch off a bit of discussion.

 

That said, although I have been promoted (although I'm still waiting for some of that cold hard cash), I still lack N’s chart and graph making abilities, so you’ll have to bear with me while I work out the kinks (such as SBN deleting more than half of my post not once, not twice, but three times).

 

Before I start, for the curious, you can read more about each of our Ben Ball warriors (including the lesser-known non-scholarship guys who work our warriors in practice day-in and day-out) in the official media guide

By our standards, this year's squad has some serious question marks.  Sure, it's true that 99% of the NCAA would kill to have our squad, but the fact we expect so much from this team should speak to the standard of excellence CBH has brought back to the nation's preeminent college basketball program. We’ll start with the current roster:

2008-2009 COMPLETE ROSTER 

 

No.

Name

Position

Height

Weight

Year

Hometown

0

Drew Gordon

PF

6’8"

235

FR

San Jose, CA

1

Malcolm Lee

PG/SG

6’5"

180

FR

Riverside, CA

2

Darren Collison

PG

6’0"

160

SR

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

3

Josh Shipp

SG/SF

6’5"

220

SR

Los Angeles, CA

4

Tyler Trapani (^)

PG/SG

6’0"

185

FR

Simi Valley, CA

5

Jerime Anderson

PG/SG

6’1"

165

FR

Anaheim, CA

10

Mustafa Abdul-Hamid (^)

PG

6’2"

195

JR

St. Louis, MO

11

Spencer Soo (^)

PG

5’8"

160

SO

Fresno, CA

12

Alfred Aboya

PF/C

6’9"

245

SR

Yaounde, Cameroon

13

James Keefe

PF

6’8"

231

JR

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

15

Blake Arnet (^)

PG/SG

6’0"

185

FR

Laguna Niguel, CA

20

Michael Roll

SG/SF

6’5"

200

RS JR

Aliso Viejo, CA

21

Jrue Holiday

SG

6’3"

180

FR

North Hollywood, CA

22

J’mison Morgan

C

6’10"

248

FR

Dallas, TX

24

Matt DeMarcus (^)

SG

6’3"

190

FR

Solvang, CA

30

Kevin Schmidt (^)

PF

6’8"

220

JR

San Jose, CA

41

Nikola Dragovic

SF/PF

6’9"

216

JR

Belgrade, Serbia

44

James Diefenbach (^)

PF/C

6’8"

250

SR

Newport Beach, CA

 (^) denotes non-scholarship player

In the next segments, we'll actually get into how our depth chart projects this season and the next two, starting with our backcourt, led by veteran floor general Darren Collison, veteran swingman Josh Shipp, and exciting, highly-touted freshman Jrue Holiday.  The third segment will key in on our frontcourt depth, led by consummate Ben Ball warrior Alfred Aboya and veteran forward James Keefe.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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