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Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch 

Post#286 » by Big Boss » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:38 pm

I agree with Magicfan32 except Steven Adams i saw him play and man i'll tell you if he declared he would be a lottery pick but he's looking like a 4-5 year project and you have him ahead of Vuc? no way
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Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch 

Post#287 » by MagicFan32 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:48 pm

No I have Vucc as our future starter, tho ideally i would like us to find a Tyson Chandler type of big down the road to compliment him. Shabazz reminds me of Dwade, so i defs think he could be a franchise player down the road, though not as certain as Wiggins will. the more I see Andrew Harrison the more I want him, we havent had a superstar PG since Penny, and in todays NBA if you have a big time PG you are ahead of the curve...look at Kyrie, Clevelands future looks bright because of him
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Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch 

Post#288 » by Big Boss » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:00 pm

Oh yeah i'm totally on board with drafting our PG of the future because that's the way the league is looking now for sure. My thing is that in this upcoming draft class no Big is really blowing me away and that's including Zeller/Noel/Adams but it's still early and i'll watch how the ncaa season progresses but all the Top Bigs to me look like projects but that's just my opinion from my eye test
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Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch 

Post#289 » by Def Swami » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:02 pm

Heads up, Shabazz Muhammad is expected to debut tomorrow when the UCLA Bruins take on the Georgetown Hoyas at 8 pm on ESPN2.
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Post#290 » by Truth24 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:52 pm

LeBryan Nash is easily becoming one of my favorite players in college basketball. The guy is playing with high intensity and it seems like he can get to the rim at will. This is a player we should keep our eye on because if he keeps this up he will be rising up boards.
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Post#291 » by Big Boss » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:29 pm

Marcus Smart may be a PG for us to keep an eye out for. Word is he took it to Lorenzo Brown dropped an easy 20 on him. Got a Vid here to get guys familiar with his skillset. What do you think of him guys?
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Post#292 » by thelead » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:44 pm

He's a little hefty for being 6'4" (225 lbs). He would be able bully NBA PGs but I wonder he has the quickness to keep up with the westbrooks/roses of the NBA. Definitely someone to keep an eye on though. I like his motor.
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Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch 

Post#293 » by Neon1 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:26 pm

Bobby Ray wrote:Marcus Smart may be a PG for us to keep an eye out for. Word is he took it to Lorenzo Brown dropped an easy 20 on him. Got a Vid here to get guys familiar with his skillset. What do you think of him guys?



Honestly that video doesnt show too much in the way of NBA skillset (passing,handle,shooting seperation etc). He def has NBA physicality though. I would have too see him against college kids to get a good evaluation.
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Post#294 » by Big Boss » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:34 pm

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Bobby Ray wrote:Marcus Smart may be a PG for us to keep an eye out for. Word is he took it to Lorenzo Brown dropped an easy 20 on him. Got a Vid here to get guys familiar with his skillset. What do you think of him guys?



Honestly that video doesnt show too much in the way of NBA skillset (passing,handle,shooting seperation etc). He def has NBA physicality though. I would have too see him against college kids to get a good evaluation.

He is in college like i said just dropped 20 on NC State i believe they're ranked so they're a pretty good team. I also love his physicality there are other aspects of his game i like as well. I'm keeping an eye on most of the PG prospects so i'm adding him to the list of those i'm watching
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Post#295 » by RYgoBOOM » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:48 am

He **** on Lorenzo brown....who I am now not even looking at lol
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Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch 

Post#296 » by Big Boss » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:05 pm

Here is the video of what Marcus Smart did to NC State couple of days ago

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Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch 

Post#297 » by glove1989 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:25 pm

Bobby Ray wrote:Oh yeah i'm totally on board with drafting our PG of the future because that's the way the league is looking now for sure. My thing is that in this upcoming draft class no Big is really blowing me away and that's including Zeller/Noel/Adams but it's still early and i'll watch how the ncaa season progresses but all the Top Bigs to me look like projects but that's just my opinion from my eye test


Being a Pitt student I have seen all the games and I highly doubt adams leaves this year. He is still extremely raw. We also have not been recruiting any centers for the 2013 class so it leads me to believe that they know he will stay. With that said there are times where he shows he has all the tools to be extremely successful (never a superstar, but a borderline all-star) but those flashes are few and far between. Definitely not lottery right now.
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Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch 

Post#298 » by Truth24 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:59 pm

Two names to keep an eye out for when watching UCLA-Georgetown game is Otto Porter and Greg Whittington they are two 6'8' forwards who play some nasty defense.
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Post#299 » by Big Boss » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:02 pm

Truth24 wrote:Two names to keep an eye out for when watching UCLA-Georgetown game is Otto Porter and Greg Whittington they are two 6'8' forwards who play some nasty defense.

Otto Porter is almost a Harkless clone. No need for him in my honest opinion
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Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch 

Post#300 » by Truth24 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:14 pm

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Truth24 wrote:Two names to keep an eye out for when watching UCLA-Georgetown game is Otto Porter and Greg Whittington they are two 6'8' forwards who play some nasty defense.

Otto Porter is almost a Harkless clone. No need for him in my honest opinion


I don't think he is a clone of Harkless but he does have some similarities in that he plays nasty defense and can rebound the ball. I actually like all of Georgetowns forwards they all are pretty solid players and Porter/Whittington are going to be solid pros.
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Post#301 » by thelead » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:18 pm

Ben McLemore is a freshman to keep an eye on as well (Kansas). He's on tv on ESPN2 right now.
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Post#302 » by thelead » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:26 pm

McLemore with a NASTY putback dunk
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Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch 

Post#303 » by Big Boss » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:36 pm

Couldn't watch the UCLA game since i was putting in work(exactly what you're thinking) how did Shabazz look? Did he look ready for the NCAA stage? or was he rattled?
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Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch 

Post#304 » by glove1989 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:41 pm

Bobby Ray wrote:Couldn't watch the UCLA game since i was putting in work(exactly what you're thinking) how did Shabazz look? Did he look ready for the NCAA stage? or was he rattled?


My opinion is that he was actually too comfortable. He seemed to take some ill-advised shots when he should have played into the offense more. Gtown played zone so really they took away his best game (1-on-1 play). When open his shot looked smooth though and he is athletic and seemed to cut alot and try to get open. Its his first game and with some time to adjust to the NCAA game he will be good. Tough to do too much weight in his first game though.
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Re: Official Draft Thread: Prospects Watch 

Post#305 » by Big Boss » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:47 pm

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Bobby Ray wrote:Couldn't watch the UCLA game since i was putting in work(exactly what you're thinking) how did Shabazz look? Did he look ready for the NCAA stage? or was he rattled?


My opinion is that he was actually too comfortable. He seemed to take some ill-advised shots when he should have played into the offense more. Gtown played zone so really they took away his best game (1-on-1 play). When open his shot looked smooth though and he is athletic and seemed to cut alot and try to get open. Its his first game and with some time to adjust to the NCAA game he will be good. Tough to do too much weight in his first game though.

How was his motor? his Body Language? did he look engaged into the game?
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