Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Flashforward: Hopes for 2009-2010

I'll start looking back at 2008-2009 next week, but first I want to share my hopes for next season. Below in no real order is a list of items I want to see next season...

- Kyle Rowley to use his size to his advantage. It seemed too often this year despite being 7-0, Rowley played like he was 5-11.

- Jeremy Nash to hit at least 2 threes a game. If Nash can hit threes he can then drive to the hoop and give NU another threat on offense.

- Drew Crawford to provide NU with a player who cannot only score off the dribble, but who can guard other players who can score off the dribble.

- Alex Marcotullio to have Craig Moore like range.

- Luka Mirkovic to consistently hit 15-18 foot shots.

- Kevin Coble to be first team All-Big Ten.

- The Wildcats to win at least 7 Big Ten home games.

- The fans to fill Welsh-Ryan Arena for a non-conference game which NU wins.

- The Wildcats to win on the road against an ACC team.

- John Shurna to average at least 10 ppg and 5 rpg.

- Northwestern finish games in which they have let leads.

- Kevin Coble shoot 42% or better from three.

- Ivan Peljusic to find a role where he can bring his excitment to the floor for at least 5-8 minutes a game.

- Juice Thompson to hit 45% of his threes and be the best point guard in the Big Ten.

- Northwestern to once again will all non-conference home games.

- Northwestern to win at least two games in the Big Ten Tournament.

- Northwestern to play in the NCAA Tournament.

- Northwestern to win a game in the NCAA Tournament,

- Bill Carmody to win National Coach of the Year. The first coach who takes NU to the NCAA Tournament has got to win this award.

3 comments:

Joshua said...

Half of these are asking for quite a bit.

Closso said...

A man can dream!

Ryan said...

And that's the fun of the offseason, you really can believe your dreams might come true.