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Post#21 » by MemphisX » Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:41 am

He looked less fluid in HS. Definitely has thrown his hat in the ring for the #1 pick.
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Post#22 » by Hal14 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:57 am

I watched this:


Then just started watching this game:


Only 58 seconds into the USF game and holy crap Jabari looks good. Love the intensity he is showing on defense. He's up there pressing full court, quickly switches onto a different offensive player near half court, then pressures the heck out of his man with the ball, knocks it loose for a deflection, then plays awesome help D on the baseline drive, blocking the shot at the rim.

Moving so damn fast and fluid on the court for a 6'10" dude.

Looking like #1 pick.. this dude is legit.
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Post#23 » by clyde21 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:37 pm

kinda good

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Post#24 » by Chuck Everett » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:09 am

clyde21 wrote:kinda good

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That's just flat out a pro move. That guy is going top 5. No two ways about it.
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Post#25 » by EvanZ » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:18 pm

86% on free throws after going 12/12 last night. Doesn’t turn 19 until May. Definitely looking like he’s in the running for #1.


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Post#26 » by clyde21 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:47 pm

this level of scoring repertoire from an 18yr old is just stupid

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Post#27 » by yoyoboy » Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:45 am

I didn’t know he doesn’t turn 19 until May. Yeah he’s the clear number one for me at this point. I at least understand the fascination with Chet. I’m dumbfounded people have Banchero ahead though.
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Post#28 » by tundraknight » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:52 am

yoyoboy wrote:I didn’t know he doesn’t turn 19 until May. Yeah he’s the clear number one for me at this point. I at least understand the fascination with Chet. I’m dumbfounded people have Banchero ahead though.


Yeah he’s an entire year younger than Chet.
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Post#29 » by PhilBlackson » Fri Nov 26, 2021 5:04 am

I'd take him 1st overall.
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Post#30 » by MotownMadness » Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:59 am

clyde21 wrote:this level of scoring repertoire from an 18yr old is just stupid

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Doesn't his turnaround jumper look like Rasheed? Or is it just me lol
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Post#31 » by Chuck Everett » Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:31 am

It's the fluidity of the movements at that size. Like young Serge Ibaka or KG. These guys just look like they were born to play high-level basketball.
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Post#32 » by crows2 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:47 am

yoyoboy wrote:I didn’t know he doesn’t turn 19 until May. Yeah he’s the clear number one for me at this point. I at least understand the fascination with Chet. I’m dumbfounded people have Banchero ahead though.


It’s too early to have anyone out of the 3 as the clear number one at this point. And tbh if you can’t see why Banchero’s rated highly that’s more of a blight on you than anyone who rates him.
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Post#33 » by BlazersBroncos » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:34 pm

He is 1, Chet is 2, then its debatable who is 3.
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Post#34 » by MotownMadness » Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:36 pm

BlazersBroncos wrote:He is 1, Chet is 2, then its debatable who is 3.

That probably wouldn't be much of a debate if it goes that way cause Banchero wouldn't drop past 3.
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Post#35 » by akhan786 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:08 pm

For some reason I didn’t know he was 6’11. I thought he was 6’8. That changes a lot. And he kind of looks like a Giannis that’s played ball all his life.
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Post#36 » by clyde21 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:21 pm

probably closer to 6-10 than 6-11, and doesn't have Giannis' wiry athleticism, to me he's a bigger Jayson Tatum.
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Post#37 » by clyde21 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:54 pm

this kid is just coming up with new moves every game, just absurd for someone this size/age.

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Re: Jabari Smith Jr. - Auburn 

Post#38 » by Chuck Everett » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:56 pm

This is a guy you tank the season for. He doesn't even look like he belongs in college. I would take him over Cade or Green right now (not Mobley).
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Re: Jabari Smith Jr. - Auburn 

Post#39 » by The-Power » Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:41 pm

clyde21 wrote:probably closer to 6-10 than 6-11, and doesn't have Giannis' wiry athleticism, to me he's a bigger Jayson Tatum.

Yeah, he's nowhere near Giannis as an athlete and also doesn't have the same kind of length. He's also much more of a finesse player who really likes to shoot which is why I actually had the same thought as you did: he's somewhat similar to Tatum but more of a clear PF version instead of a SF/PF.
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Re: Jabari Smith Jr. - Auburn 

Post#40 » by EvanZ » Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:26 pm

Reminds me of Shareef Abdur-Rahim or even a Joe Smith. He has a 90s tweener 4/5 vibe. This is a much better era for that archetype though.


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