Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 at 9:15 am  |  8 responses

Will Barton Guarantees National Championship

Will Barton, yes, the same Barton who almost was declared ineligible, guaranteed that Memphis will win the 2011 NCAA National Championship. As the Commercial Appeal reports:  ”Will Barton grabbed the microphone from Wesley Witherspoon, thanked the fans who showed up Thursday night for the fourth annual Memphis  ’High Tops’ party and then issued the words every Tiger basketball fan has wanted to believe since his letter of intent was signed last November. ’We’re going to win the national championship this year,’ Barton said. ‘I’m guaranteeing it!’ So that settles it, right? Go ahead and call off the Kansas game, cancel the trip to Knoxville, skip the Conference USA schedule and start planning the parade. Or maybe not. But give Josh Pastner this: He’s not telling his players to shut up about their expectations for the 2010-11 season, even though most of them have never won a game or even scored a basket against college-level competition.”

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  • lupe

    I see why his academics were tampered with…sounds like a pretty dumb man

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    lol Will The Thrill….yall are definitely gonna win the C-USA. lol anyways Will is a great player, mad skinny though, but very exciting to watch, should be interesting. Joe Jackson and Will Barton….and if they stay another year perhaps Adonis Thomas….Pastner got something going

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    This is a pretty huge call right there. Going to be interesting to see what they actually do; this kid thinks he’s a lot better than people give him credit for.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Can’t co-sign Barton’s comment but I tell you what, Josh Pastner is that DUDE. For him to go out and land these types of recruits in, what, his second year? And as a thirty-something first-time head coach? He’s either a recruiting phenom, or the boosters opened their wallets up big. Hopefully the former and not the latter!

  • b

    He good but he must be blind to not see what them blue devils got goin on down there…

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Boosters got him feeling good. BOOK IT!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long (Yes, that Brad Long)

    I hear the kids call Pastner “Big Meach” or something to that effect.

  • Tob

    mannnnnn, i like that out of a kid….he hasn’t scored a single basket in college yet but that’s okay because he has high expectations. at least he isn’t saying something negative “i just hope we make it to the dance and maybe go to the 2nd or 3rd round”