Yes, I’m a bit overexcited. But who cares? College basketball, after it’s long, long, long hiatus, is finally upon us. We’ve had a few games played already and a 24-hour ballathon soon (excuse me while I squee in delight) maybe it’s time to scoop out the hotties by conference. And since me and Miss Christina’s favorite conference is the ACC, let’s start there. Here are a few of the hotties you should know about. Starting with Tyrese Rice, from Boston College.
I think I fell in love with Rice when he personally lit up Carolina for 46 last season. It was glorious. He’s a preseason All-ACC First Team member and, if Hansbrough isn’t THE SAVIOR COMING TO RESCUE US FROM ARMAGGEDON everyone thinks he is, Rice could creep his way to that ACC Player of the Year crown. I’m rooting for him.
Demontez Stitt, Clemson
I have no idea why, but while I hate Clemson’s football team I actually like their basketball team. Maybe it’s because I remember those really bad late 90′s teams so well and that feeling of apathy has turned into like. Who knows? Either way, Stitt here (# 2) is probably going to be the Tigers starting point guard this season, following up his pretty damn good freshmen year.
Gerald Henderson, Duke
Look, I’ll make this real short because if I don’t I’ll start writing love poems about Henderson and me and poetry do not mix well. He’s another preseason All-ACC teamer and is expected to be the leader on this #5 (for the record, I completely agree with Mistress Christina when it comes to Duke’s ranking this season. It’s ridiculous, and I’m saying this as a fan) team in the country. Okay, that’s it before I start with the roses are red, violets are blue stuff.
Adrian Bowie, Maryland
I hate Maryland. Sometimes more than North Carolina. But I gotta give credit where credit is due, the Terrapins probably have the cutest team in the ACC. Seriously, go to their roster site and just browse through them. I find Bowie to be the cutest of them all. Well, the cutest of which I could find a good picture. But seriously, damn cute team. Cute.
Lance Hurdle, Miami
Hurdle is a senior (yes, those still exsist in college basketball) who started 20 games last season and will begin this season starting at guard. He’s ranked third in the ACC in free throw percentage (yes, players can still hit free throws). I find the most interesting thing about Hurdle is that he’s majoring in “Entreperneurship.” Who knew that was a major?
Wayne Ellington, North Carolina
Blah blah blah, Carolina is good, blah blah blah, they’re everyone’s pick to win the national championship, blah blah blah it’s them and everyone else. Yeah, the season is just starting and you’ve already heard it all. They won’t go undefeated (because no team nowadays does) so I’m wondering who’ll they’ll lost to first. We should take bets or something. Anyway, Ellington is hot and totally BFF with Henderson (that’s why I like him) and anything to keep Tyler Hansbrough off this page.
Sylven Landesberg, Virginia
A freshman on the list. He was a McDonald’s All-American. Not much known about him, but he’s 18 and oh so adorable and makes me feel all old and crap for leering at him. So…yeah.
Jeff Teague, Wake Forest
I’m extremely disappointed in Wake. Why don’t they have more hotties? Sad, Wake. That’s just sad. Anyhoo, Teague here isnt a natural shooting guard, but will probably play that position again this year as Ishmael Smith is a better ball handler. Wake is expected to finish third in the ACC this season, and as I like Wake I certainly hope they do.
So those are the hotties from the ACC. Anyone I missed that should be on this list?