2011 CBB Predictions: Seattle U
Seattle was 11-20 last season, but there is hope for the Redhawks this season since they return their 2 leading scorers and their leading rebounder.
While Seattle does return leading scorers Aaron Broussard (14.5 ppg last season) and Sterling Carter (13.8 ppg last season) the Redhawks simply need to shoot the rock better, as last season they only ranked 317th in the nation in FG%.
Cervante Burrell (10.9 ppg 3.5 assists per game last season) will man the PG position and at 5’10 he is a speedster that can score, but he needs to dish the rock out more this season.
This goes for the whole team, as the Redhawks only ranked 280th in assists per game last season.
Seattle has a slew of players coming in including 3 freshmen, DePaul transfer Eric Wallace, and Washington transfer Clarence Trent.
The losses for the Redhawks are Garrett Lever (3.8 ppg 5.6 rpg), who was the Redhawks 2nd leading rebounder last season, and 3rd leading scorer Alex Jones (11.8 ppg).
Ball movement is vital for the Redhawks this season and that just happened to also be their main problem last season.
They also have to be more consistent, as last season they only won 2 games in a row one time.
They also have to begin and end the season better, as the Redhawks lost their first 3 games last season and then their last 3 games.
The Redhawks do not face one team this season that is ranked in the preseason top 25, but they do face the big conference schools of Stanford, Virginia, and Washington.
As a Division 1 Independent it is a major long shot that Seattle will make it to the Big Dance, but a .500 record is a legit possibility and would make the season a successful one.
Seattle has not made it to the NCAA Tournament since 1969.
Seattle U 2011/12 Season Prediction
With all the new players for the Redhawks this season and the fact they did not lose much to graduation there are expectations in Seattle for the first time in quite a while.
16-17 wins max.
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