Ben Baby, Texas A&M beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team and SEC during a live chat Thursday. Here are some highlights.
How will NBA scouts evaluate Robert Williams?
Ben Baby: Scouts should see a player that’s developed during his sophomore season. He’s not just a freak athlete who operates like a vacuum around the basket. He’s added some touch with his offensive game, can face the basket when needed and knock down a mid-range jumper. I still think he’ll end up being a lottery pick when it’s all said and done.
What is your early Final Four prediction?
Ben Baby: I like Virginia, because the Cavs play such good defense. That’s the only one I feel really confident about. Give me North Carolina, Cincy (sure, why not?) and Xavier.
Does A&M have a shot to win the SEC tournament?
Ben Baby: Sure, because there’s technically a chance that it happens. However, winning four games in four days is a ridiculously tough task. That kind of run is a lot to ask of a team like A&M, which already doesn’t have a ton of depth options. I don’t see it happening. If A&M can make it to the semis, consider it a solid tourney. And an early exit also gives