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Jon Rothstein Talked Big East On Twitter

The Marquette related parts are essentially optimistic.

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It wouldn't be summertime if CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein didn't issue a series of tweets about every notable college basketball conference at some point.  Wednesday morning was when the Big East came up in the rotation, and here's what he had to say:

Seems about right.  I like Butler more than he does given what they're returning, but I'm not gonna fight him over it or anything.

Without looking up last year's postseason all-Big East teams, this seems about right to me.  Awful lot of lead guards on that list, but that's what happens when you don't have positional requirements like the All-NBA teams.

Draft Express currently has Dunn as the 8th best NBA prospect for the 2016 draft.  If this isn't a unanimous choice in the fall, I'll be shocked.

In a word: Duh.  The Golden Eagles return a legitimate starting center in Luke Fischer and Duane Wilson is coming off one of the greatest freshman campaigns in program history.  Add to that one of the best recruiting classes in the country, and you get a healthy dose of "Hey, if everything works out for them, look out."

Now we're getting somewhere.  I am slightly surprised to see Haanif Cheatham on this list, but he is the 4th best Big East freshman according 247's rankings for the Class of 2015.  If you're making a list of five, he's gotta be on the list.

As the guy driving the "Traci Carter is going to be a starter" bus, I wholeheartedly agree with this.

I could make an argument that Luke Fischer belongs on this list since he had shoulder surgery to (presumably) eliminate the brace that he was wearing all of last season.  You can't have too many healthy shoulders as a post player given the amount of incidental contact you're going to rack up, and if Fischer's not trying to avoid too much contact to a banged up shoulder, he could be poised for an explosion this season.

Then again, we're talking about a guy who averaged 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks last year, so maybe he doesn't qualify as "breakout" for this season.

You can read Rothstein's "5 Offseason Questions" article on the Big East right here.