When I did my preview of Midnight Madness events happening on Friday night I completely forgot to mention Hoops and Snoop at Northwestern. That's a shame because the Wildcats will probably have the best basketball team in Chicago this season and also because their sports information staff actually released the news an extra Friday before everyone (which is why I forgot to mention it).
- Ivan Peljusic - He's 6'8" but even in games he's shown that he's got hops and can throw down when given the chance. Of course being taller than the competition never helps during a dunk contest.
- Drew Crawford - He can dunk. Considering some of the stuff he does in games I have no doubt that he'd be able to deliver something spectacular. He's 6'5" tall, so there's some advantages there, but he's long enough to make up for it in terms of degree of difficult on his attempts.
- JerShon Cobb - The freshman is a wild card. Considering he was a Top 100 prospect he's probably got some athleticism. He's 6'5" like Crawford, though I'd like to see them stand next to each other.
- John Shurna - If he dunks on Friday night he'd certainly be the fan favorite. He's got the sneaky athleticism to throw down. In fact, he's already participated in one of these. Shurna's really ranked this low because I can't believe Carmody will let him do it. He's #1 if gets to dunk. This video proves it.
Three Point Contest:
- Drew Crawford - Look at this box score. How could he not be the favorite?
- Michael Thompson - He'd be super cool under pressure and he actually led the Wildcats in three-point percentage last season at 41.1%. Opponents usually focus on Thompson too, so if he just got to stand there and take jump shots he'd be deadly.
- Alex Marcotullio - The sophomore guard had an up-and-down freshman campaign in terms of shooting, but when he's hot he's got ridiculous range. He'd be a favorite if he got into a rhythm early.
- Luka Mirkovic - While I don't know if Luka is really the fourth best three-point shooter on Northwestern it would just be hilarious to see a 6'11" center bombing threes. He's one of the few collegiate centers that has the range to do it too. (Note: Luka shot 34.6% from three during the season, so he's no slouch.)