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Post#41 » by atlantabbq99 » Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:58 am

I was super excited about the 2022 draft, there was alot of talent and very deep and some bigs to be excited about. 2023 prospects seem less talented and weak. tubelis, sensabaugh, and miller are on the top of the list, but not by much. the guys listed below i would be okay with drafting...

azuolas tubelis
armando bacot
brandon miller
jordan hawkins
maxwell lewis
keyonte george
nick smith
brice sensabaugh
kyle filipowski

Overall not a great list of prospects, i don't see alot of guys in the 2023 draft having 10-15 year careers.
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Post#42 » by Jamaaliver » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:27 pm

Brice out of OSU is a really intriguing player…offensively. He’s heavy and slow footed, but his scoring and shooting are pretty phenomenal for a freshman. A weapon in the mold of AJ Griffin.

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Post#43 » by Jamaaliver » Wed Jan 25, 2023 1:32 pm

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Post#44 » by Jamaaliver » Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:41 pm

The Wembanyama Sweepstakes:

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Post#45 » by HMFFL » Thu Jan 26, 2023 3:47 am

Jamaaliver wrote:The Wembanyama Sweepstakes:

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Post#46 » by Jamaaliver » Fri Jan 27, 2023 4:28 pm

A player high up on draft boards I have no idea about. He seems like a HR swing for a top flight scoring Forward. He reclassified to be a freshman this year, but was the #1 HS Recruit previously for the draft class of 2024.

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GG Jackson (South Carolina, PF, Freshman)

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Christian Wood/Pascal Siakam



At 6-foot-9, 215 pounds, GG Jackson is currently at his best rim-running, finishing and offensive rebounding. Like Christian Wood and Pascal Siakam, he’s also flashed a comfort level shooting threes or making plays off the dribble.

Siakam seems like a best-case outcome if his face-up game and shot-making versatility take off. A lesser version could be Wood, who still averaged a double-double last year, though he does have defensive question marks. Jackson is similarly active on the boards, and early signs point to a big who’ll regularly be launching threes.

Cleaning up his in-between game when forced to put the ball on the floor will be key to his chances of reaching Siakam levels offensively.
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Post#47 » by Jamaaliver » Sat Jan 28, 2023 2:38 pm

Taylor has progressed from hidden gem to likely lottery pick in only ten weeks.

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15. Taylor Hendricks | UCF | Freshman

Springy athlete with versatility, though he must improve his handle to tap into scoring upside.



6'9" | 210 lbs
SHADES OF: Good Jabari Parker, Jeff Green

PLUSES
  • Heady interior defender who played some center in high school. Though he’s too lean to be a regular small-ball 5, he can do it in limited doses against smaller lineups and provide rim protection with his excellent hand-eye coordination and quick leaping ability. He doesn’t bite on many pump fakes despite his appetite for contesting shots, both when directly involved in actions and as a hustling help defender.
  • Willing to take a charge, fight for a loose ball, or get posterized for the sake of contesting a shot. He’ll deter more attempted highlights than he will be the victim of them, though. Most importantly, his effort sets an intense tone.
  • Agile perimeter defender who stays seated in his stance and slides laterally to stick with guards and wings. He needs to prove himself against speed demons but he displays the potential to defend effectively across skill positions.
  • Versatile pick-and-roll target who will be most useful on the pick-and-pop since he can hit 3s and penetrate off the bounce. He also has the athleticism to roll for lob chances. And since he’s a fluid ball handler and at his best attacking in a straight line, he’s also capable of short rolling to create off the bounce.
  • Bouncy leaper who’s comfortable around the rim. He knows how to make himself available for dump-offs and lobs, and he has soft hands to catch tough passes.
  • Face-up threat from the perimeter. He loves to jab and take jumpers over the defense, or use one- or two-dribble pull-ups. Sometimes, he’ll rip through to get all the way to the basket.
  • He does a lot of the little things on offense. He runs the floor hard in transition. He’ll set screens, though he slips them often. And he’ll crash the boards hard when needed.
  • He has made 39.4 percent of his 3s in college, compared to only 34 percent in high school events tracked by Cerebro Sports. It's encouraging that he has made progress, showing more consistent shooting mechanics. He's also making over 80 percent of his free throws.
MINUSES
  • He has not received chances to initiate pick-and-roll as the ball handler in college. It also wasn’t part of his repertoire at the high school level.
  • He is unproven against top college competition, making his transition to the pros a bit hazier than other prospects.
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Post#49 » by Jamaaliver » Wed Feb 1, 2023 8:41 pm

I love to see 4 year collegiates doing well.



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Post#50 » by Jamaaliver » Thu Feb 2, 2023 1:57 pm

A sleeper for the 2nd Round

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