"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Ronald Steele: First-team All-SEC Point Guard

Ronald Steele is the engine that makes the Tide roll, and he might be the best point guard MU has faced this season. Consider what Arkansas coach Stan Heath said about Steele last month:

"If his team is in first place or on national TV all the time, or if he's playing with a Duke uniform on, they're talking about this guy being a lottery pick"

Steele, who has started each of the Tide's 58 games since arriving in Tuscaloosa, demonstrated dramatic improvement from his freshman to sophomore season - - something not lost on UF coach Billy Donovan:

"Steele's game has totally evolved......This year he's getting a chance to showcase everything he can do. He can really score on the dribble, drive it, pull it up. One-on-one, he's as good as anybody in our league in terms of getting his own shot. And he understands how to run a team."

Here's a worthwhile profile of Steele from the Birmingham News.

Meanwhile, SI.com lists Alabama as the most underrated team in the Oakland bracket largely because of Steele and his fellow first team All-SEC teammate, Jermareo Davidson.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama -- home of a dynamite inside/outside combination.

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