The season hasn't started yet and Cincinnati already has a big loss. Freshman Cashmere Wright tore his a ligament in his knee and is out for the season. Along with having one of the best names in the Big East, Wright was expected to take over point guard duties for the Bearcats, allowing the conference's top returning scorer Deonta Vaughn to move over to the 2 guard and go off. Looks like Mick Cronin is going to have to change his plans and move Vaughn back as the team's starting point guard.
Wright was ranked a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and along with five-star prospect Yancy Gates, helped Cinci pull in the fifth best recruiting class in the conference and 30th best in the nation.
Look who SI's Luke Winn has as a potential tourney sleeper? Notre Dame. Winn is a little late as the Fighting Irish had a pretty good year last year and return almost the same squad, including the Big East Player of the Year and my favorite gunner in the country, Kyle McLarney. Throw in Tory Jackson, and it doesn't seem like Winn is really going out on a limb.
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