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Re: The 2012-13 NCAA B-Ball thread 

Post#31 » by ibraheim718 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:17 pm

SonOfMars wrote:Shabazz ruled eligible

After reading a little more, the violation was that a NC financial advisor paid for Shabazz to go visit the campus. Assuming plenty of these players can't really afford airplane tickets and such...is that really such a bad thing?


So when is his debut on national television?
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Re: The 2012-13 NCAA B-Ball thread 

Post#32 » by yaboynyp » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:46 am

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SonOfMars wrote:Shabazz ruled eligible

After reading a little more, the violation was that a NC financial advisor paid for Shabazz to go visit the campus. Assuming plenty of these players can't really afford airplane tickets and such...is that really such a bad thing?


So when is his debut on national television?


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Post#33 » by yaboynyp » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:09 am

Greg Whittington and Otto Porter>>>>>> Shabazz and Kyle Anderson…..Hoyas


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Re: The 2012-13 NCAA B-Ball thread 

Post#34 » by BKAY » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:49 am

Who are some NCAA players to watch for? Ones that will be coming into the NBA draft in the next few years.
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Post#35 » by yaboynyp » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:44 pm

BKAY wrote:Who are some NCAA players to watch for? Ones that will be coming into the NBA draft in the next few years.


It’s goint to be a weak draft by all accounts, no clear number 1 which says a lot. Top 4 prospects as of now are:

Shabazz Muhammed (SG UClA Frosh),
Nerlens Noel (C Kentucky Frosh),
James Michael Mcadoo (PF UNC Soph)
Cody Zeller (C Indiana Soph).

Personally I like Tony Mitchell better than all of those guys (6’8 235 SF/PF out of North Texas) except for Noel due to his potential. Those would be the top 5 USA players at this point and all of those players have major question marks in their games.. Rudy Cobert 7-1 center is also projected top 5 but he’s international

Next Tier Lotto picks would be:
Isiah Austin C Baylor
Alex Len C Maryland
Otto Porter SF Georgetown
Alex Poythress PF/SF Kentucky
Archie Goodwin SG Kentucky
CJ Mccollum PG Lehigh
Bj Young PG Arkansas
Steven Addams C Pittsburgh

Players that could play themselves into Lotto Consideration:
Lebryan Nash OKST SF
CJ Leslie PF NCST
Rodney Purvis SG NCST (Really Talented has top 10 potential)
Patric Young PF Florida
William Cauley C Kentucky

Rising Players:
Marcus Smart SG OKST
Ben Mclemore SG Kansas
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Re: The 2012-13 NCAA B-Ball thread 

Post#36 » by NYK_UNLV » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:21 am

Keep an eye on Anthony Bennett out here in Vegas. Kid has LJ all over him if he lives up to his potential. So far, he's been very very good, and we barely feature him in the offense.
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Post#37 » by SkyMason21 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:07 pm

NYK_UNLV wrote:Keep an eye on Anthony Bennett out here in Vegas. Kid has LJ all over him if he lives up to his potential. So far, he's been very very good, and we barely feature him in the offense.


I haven't been able to catch any UNLV games yet, but from the box score and some clips it looks like Bennett play like a strech 4 mostly for you guys right?
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Post#38 » by yaboynyp » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:31 pm

NYK_UNLV wrote:Keep an eye on Anthony Bennett out here in Vegas. Kid has LJ all over him if he lives up to his potential. So far, he's been very very good, and we barely feature him in the offense.


The problem is he’s 6’7 PF.. Definitely an Nba player but his draft stock has a ceiling because of that. Has the shot to play SF but not the handle so he’s a 6’7 tweener right now. Regarding the LJ comparison he doesn’t have a good back to the basket game, LJ had great post moves.
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Re: The 2012-13 NCAA B-Ball thread 

Post#39 » by NYK_UNLV » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:53 am

He's a lot like LJ was before his back gave out, relying on strength and athleticism to overwhelm down low. He can play a stretch 4 (in college) because he has good range and a soft touch on his jumper. He's been good at the FT Line too, so when he gets the ball, good things usually happen.
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Post#40 » by SkyMason21 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:35 am

NYK_UNLV wrote:He's a lot like LJ was before his back gave out, relying on strength and athleticism to overwhelm down low. He can play a stretch 4 (in college) because he has good range and a soft touch on his jumper. He's been good at the FT Line too, so when he gets the ball, good things usually happen.


Man he really is like LJ forgot Bennett had back problems.

http://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/224680/Anthony_Bennetts_Back_Issue_Returns
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Post#41 » by Knickstape1214 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:05 am

so i'm watching the unc game and i'm not very impressed with mcadoo...still early in the game, but...yeah...
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Post#42 » by boomann21 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:13 am

BKAY wrote:Who are some NCAA players to watch for? Ones that will be coming into the NBA draft in the next few years.


Tim Hardaway Jr has improved greatly. I think his dad took him out to the backyard and worked on his handles.
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Post#43 » by boomann21 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:18 am

Zeller is a MONSTA!!
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Post#44 » by yaboynyp » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:27 pm

NYK_UNLV wrote:He's a lot like LJ was before his back gave out, relying on strength and athleticism to overwhelm down low. He can play a stretch 4 (in college) because he has good range and a soft touch on his jumper. He's been good at the FT Line too, so when he gets the ball, good things usually happen.


I think your forgetting how good Larry Johnson was...
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Post#45 » by SonOfMars » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:39 pm

Hey Paco, looks like Jeff Taylor is developing into a really solid pro..

Who woulda thunk it? :dontknow:
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Re: The 2012-13 NCAA B-Ball thread 

Post#46 » by Knickstape1214 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:23 pm

SonOfMars wrote:Hey Paco, looks like Jeff Taylor is developing into a really solid pro..

Who woulda thunk it? :dontknow:


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Re: The 2012-13 NCAA B-Ball thread 

Post#47 » by Johnny Hoops » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:36 pm

SonOfMars wrote:Alot of Knick fans should tune into some CBB this year, don't want to be a clueless when we make that 1st round draft pick :D
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Kentucky has the worst team that they've had since Calipari took over, wouldnt be surprised if Nerlens gets exposed and drops out of his expected top-3 range, especially with guys like McAdoo poised for a big season


Are we restricted from trading our #1 pick before the draft -- due to owing next pick to Denver?

Or - can we trade the pick after the season -- before the draft (say draft night)?
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Re: The 2012-13 NCAA B-Ball thread 

Post#48 » by NYK_UNLV » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:44 am

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NYK_UNLV wrote:He's a lot like LJ was before his back gave out, relying on strength and athleticism to overwhelm down low. He can play a stretch 4 (in college) because he has good range and a soft touch on his jumper. He's been good at the FT Line too, so when he gets the ball, good things usually happen.


I think your forgetting how good Larry Johnson was...


Oh believe me, LJ was my favorite player of all time. LJ came to UNLV as a junior and dominated. I'm saying Bennett shares a lot of similarities to him and is only a freshman. I hope he can live up to his potential.
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Re: The 2012-13 NCAA B-Ball thread 

Post#49 » by CoolKids » Sun Dec 2, 2012 12:51 am

I really like Phil Pressey from mizzou. hes small but I just really enjoy watching him play
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Post#50 » by yaboynyp » Sun Dec 2, 2012 6:29 pm

CoolKids wrote:I really like Phil Pressey from mizzou. hes small but I just really enjoy watching him play


Yeah he can pass the basketball like no other, a nice college player whose fun to watch...

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