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Hot Cougar Action: Brock Motum No. 76 on preseason top 100

Brock Motum is ranked 76th in CBS Sports' preseason top 100.

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While the majority of attention is still firmly on football, college basketball season is quickly approaching. The best evidence of that is the release of several preseason lists. CBS Sports released their preseason list of the top 100 players from around the country and WSU forward Brock Motum checked in at No. 76.

My initial reaction is that ranking is significantly too low. Even with some bias towards Motum, I don't think there is anyway you can find 75 players more productive than Motum. On this list, there are six Pac-12 players ahead of Motum. He's also ranked behind 11 incoming freshman.

It appears perceived potential is valued much more than proven production. Take Wayne Blackshear for example. Blackshear was a highly touted recruit but averaged just 2.5 points per game in 15 games as a freshman last season while battling injuries. So where did all of that land Blackshear? No. 47. The guy can't even drink milk and he's 29 spots ahead of Motum!

Wayne keeps getting stomach viruses, mostly from drinking milk. They keep telling him to stop and he keeps drinking it and getting sick. We've put a "missing in action" picture of Wayne to show the players because he's been away so much.


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