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ESPN hates Carmelo…

Posted by ech1 on January 26, 2007

Well, not really. Page 2 has selected Melo as having the 4th-best freshman season in history. The guys ahead of him are pretty tall company (Ralph Sampson, Magic, and Chris Jackson’s ridiculous 30 ppg season), but I would note that none of them  carried their team to a National Championship as a freshman. In fact, the only other Championship season among the top 10 was put up by the legendary “Never Nervous” Pervis Ellison at Louisville.

Check the article here:  Top 10 Freshmen 


2 Responses to “ESPN hates Carmelo…”

  1. syracusan said

    This list is a little questionable. I’ll give them Chris Jackson at #1, because that dude was just ridiculous, but how are Magic and Sampson ahead of Carmelo? He beats them out in any objective comparison of either personal statistics or team accomplishments. I think Page2 let those guys’ future accomplishments affect their judgement.

  2. I don’t know what kind of regular season those guys had but maybe that’s what it was. I mean, objectively, Carmelo’s regular season was solid but not as spectacular as we’d like to remember it as. He was great, but had Cuse lost in the 2nd round of the tournament we would remember him as being a pretty good player but not immortal (which he, of course, actually is)

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