a8bil wrote:Mylie, skills of Cousins are undeniable...but are they relevant? Most of those highlights go towards showing he could be a point-power forward at the high school level, with the ability to face up his man on the perimeter... Questionable whether he'll be able to do that at the NBA level, but the unanswered question is: What are his skills in the paint with his back to the basket? Those are the skills that NBA teams will be drafting him for... . I've heard he's got great footwork, but I'ld like to see it with Howard, or Duncan or Boozer or any number of NBA defenders draped on him.
Before I had ever watched this tape (which was only recently) I had watched a ton of Kentucky games. And the first time I noticed him and put him on my radar was last year McDonalds game.
So while watching Kentucky I was very impressed with his interior post skills. Back to the basket. Foot work. Drawing fouls and contact. Passing out of double and triple teams. Scoring around the basket.
On defense I noticed that he isn't the greatest help defender, but man defense is fine. He can play D against the big guys.
The video in which I showed Khoee was to show a skill level that wan'ts exactly evident at Kentucky, because his role had changed. The fact that he didn't run the break in college shows that he's willing to adapt to his coaches wishes.
Khoee mentiuoned passing out of a double team as a reason guys were getting excited. But to me, that tape shows that he has way more in the tool box than what he showed at Kentucky.