Which team is most talented?
Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan all have a claim -- depending on criteria
During college hoops season, Jay Bilas and Chad Ford will start the week off by addressing a big question, evaluating NBA prospects on the rise, and looking ahead to the next week.
The discussion: Which team is the nation's most talented?
Jay Bilas: That depends on what one means by the word "talented." Is it the team with the most players with NBA-level talent? Or is it the team with the most talented college players? In my judgment, there is a difference.
If we are talking just about NBA prospects, Kentucky is the most talented team with Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein -- all future pros. Clearly, all are raw talents rather than finished products. Some may ask, how can Kentucky be the most talented team yet be losing games and performing poorly? Kentucky has players with raw, undeveloped and inexperienced talent who have not played together, and the team appears rudderless on the floor. Those talented but young players need further development, both individually and as a team, but the Wildcats have more players who can compete at the next level.
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