It seems every day another lottery pick announces his intentions to stay (perhaps due to impending lockout). Granted some are leaving (Irving), but players like Sullinger and Barnes (possible) are staying, when in years past they would have been surely gone.
I am extremely excited for the level of play next year, although I think it will be a tough year for mid majors as they will essentially be playing 2 years worth of MCDAA's in the tourney. I also think our optimism for MD next year should be heavily guarded, as Faust may turn out well, but he will not be Austin Rivers(see savior). Who else is excited -or are you still burned out from the Yow v Williams Title fight?
Also I am eagerly anticipating a future documentary called "fab four" that details how sanctions came to be against Kentucky for its 2011-2012 season.