Cavs Fan Weekend Viewing Guide: Two elite SEC PGs battle it out

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Kennedy Chandler, Tennessee Volunteers. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

I know everybody loves football, and I definitely do as well. However, when the Browns were eliminated from the playoffs, I was excited that I could turn my full attention to basketball. The Cavs have been playing great, and they are a joy to watch so far this season.

With that being said, I still love me some college hoops. More specifically, checking out some of the best prospects in the college ranks taking on each other every week and weekend for the next couple of weeks.

In our most recent college basketball viewing guide, we head to the SEC where two potential Cavs guards battle it out

In the last viewing guide, we checked in on the three top prospects in the upcoming NBA Draft. Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith, and Paolo Banchero are still the three prospects most likely to go 1-2-3 in the 2022 NBA Draft. Since that viewing guide, not much has changed at the top of most “big boards.” All three players are averaging over 13 points per game this season, and have shown the country that there is a reason they are odds-on favorites to go in the top three.

However, as their first college seasons go on, there have been some small signs of concern. Holmgren has looked out of place at times, and still needs to put on a lot of muscle. Banchero had trouble with cramping issues early in the season and has struggled at times with inconsistency. Smith is the biggest riser in my books. The 6’10” wing can score from everywhere on the court and shows a lot of promise as an elite-level shot blocker. If the NBA Draft were to take place tomorrow, it’s a good bet that Smith would go first, then Banchero, with Holmgren following those two, at three.

This weekend it’s time to take a look at some of the other higher-level prospects, as they get into the meat of their schedule. Also, in the last viewing guide, we checked out E.J. Liddell from Ohio State and Johnny Davis from Wisconsin. Both are having fantastic seasons, however, Davis has shot up draft boards. In some current mock drafts, he’s being drafted as high as five. I think that’s a bit high right now, but I digress.

This weekend, we’ll get a chance to check out two of the best lead guards in the country going head to head when 22nd ranked Tennessee, led by freshman point guard Kennedy Chandler, travels to Lexington to take on TyTy Washington and the 18th ranked Kentucky Wildcats.

However, that’s not all that’s on the schedule for the weekend. Paolo Banchero and Duke host North Carolina State, and Baylor will take on Oklahoma State after losing their first game this week. Finally, it’s a good idea to tune into the Kansas game this weekend to see two of the fastest-rising prospects in the college game. Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji and his teammate, forward Christian Braun, have been on fire of late. Hopefully, they can take that hot streak into the weekend!

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