Even Though He Was Wrong Last Year, This Memphis Guard Predicted Another Championship

Will Barton

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If at first you don’t succeed, predict again.That’s Memphis Tiger basketball player Will Barton’s mantra.

After wrongly predicting a national championship in his freshman season, Barton is up to his old tricks.

“I’m gonna say it then. We’re going to win it all,” Barton told a raucous Tigers crowd. “Don’t put this in The Commercial Appeal. I don’t want to see it on ESPN or none of that this year. Let’s keep it in the party. Off the record.” 

Oops.

To be fair, the Grizzlies are a likely top-15 preseason team. To be unfair, a national championship for a team comprised of mainly freshman and sophomore remains a long shot. 

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