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Andre Drummond's Decision Tomorrow (Breakdown)

Pretty big news in the sports world is occuring tomorrow. Not be out done by ESPN's coverage of Tim Tebow's Lunch decision and how it effects his starting spot. Andre Drummond is expected to annouce his future.

His list consist of 6 schools ( Some how different on every site from Scout to ESPN). There are schools in common though. He currently has Duke, Kentucky, UConn, UNC as his top places.

My Opinion and how he effects each school if he was to enroll there.

Duke - If the Blue Devils end up being his choice he joins fellow 5 star recruit Rasheed Saluimon in the 2012 class. The duo itself provides Duke with a big inside/outside punch. But Drummond will be joining an all ready heralded class from 2011 that will likely only see one of its stars leave in SG Austin Rivers. Duke will be ranked #1 right out the gates of the 2012-13 season. With a likely Starting line up consisting of potential stars across the board in

PG: Quinn Cook SG:Andre Dawkins SF: Michael Gbinije/Alex Murphy PF: Drummond C:Marshall/Mason Plumlee With a ultra talents Bench: Seth Curry, Josh Hairston, SF, C

Kentucky - Would any of us really be surprised? The 2012 Kentucky ball would just begin to roll and would would expect atleast 3 or 4 more top recruits to join him. Playing time and space would not be a concern considering Kentucky is expecting to lose almost all of it's roster in the 2012 draft. With Davis, Gilchrist, Teague,Lamb, Jones expected to all go. This would leave Wiltjer and Jon Hood as the only notable names left. Not so flashy for a player looking to make a impact, get a championship and move on. The only way i see him going to Kentucky is the promise of more recruits joining him. Maybe Shabazz? one can only hope but Drummond wants/needs to be the Star.

Uconn - The school for big men. Or so we think. The school is known to have a big names when it comes to sending PF/C's to the league but their careers once there tell a different story. Drummond would be joining a another Calhoun built team. Joining SG Omar Calhoun as the only other recruit. That is something not to worry about because most likely Shabazz Napier will be back along with fellow bigs Alex, Roscoe, Charles Okwandu. Look for this team to be BIG, and i mean Big!

North Carolina - This decision will depend on what James McAdoo decides to do basically. If he commits now and sees McAdoo struggling it could steer him away. Drummond wants to play PF and that spot will be taken. If McAdoo is thriving he will likely stick to his commitment. He would joining the 2012 class of PG: Marcus Paige and SF: J.P Tokoto. Most likely losing Zeller, Barnes, Henson and and fair chance Marshall to the draft the team will be in rebuild mode but not so much. Say Marshall does return to get his education/improve a bit more. The team looks to be strong but not the elite level the 2011 team is looking. UNC likely rolls out a line up in 2012 looking like.

PG: Kendall Marshall SG: P.J Hairston SF.Reggie Bullock PF: Drummond C: Look for them add another piece here in 2012.

If each school stays the way they are without adding another recruit (which is highly unlikely) Duke and Uconn seem to be the favorite. UConn has seem to been the team to beat since the beginning. Being from that area and its recent success with the slim chance Lamb comes back it would be hard to pass up on.

If i was Drummond my choice goes to: Duke

So much talent and possible talent that could be added to a team that already has veterans that will let him be a freshmen while still being the star he is.

If the new CBA allows for HS grads to enter. We know we can scrap his decision the second it is announced.


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I still think he should go to

I still think he should go to UCLA I dont know why but they just know how to make you a pro 1 year or not look at some of the guys to come outta there in the last couple years they are great pros.

Russell Westbrook

Kevin Love

Aaron Affalo

Darren Colison

Jrue Holiday

All solid pros and with the possiblity of getting shabazz it could be a dangerous squad Shabazz and Drummond. But i dont even know if UCLA is on his radar.

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I'd love to see him join Duke

I'd love to see him join Duke or North Carolina it would just be fun to see all the stars out there on the court at once.

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Hes going UConn because it

Hes going UConn because it his hometown.Also because out of all the schools mentioned UConn is the least packed in terms of roster talent so he will get more playing time.Lastly, I think he will go UConn because it bolds for an beatiful storyline as Kemba Walker there star player went of to the NBA after leading them to a national title and there is no one to succeed ,however hometown hero Andre Drummond comes to UConn and saves them from disaster.I can imagine watching a mix of that on youtube with the track all of the lights

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If anything UConn would be

If anything UConn would be the most crowded. But i understand what you are saying. Duke doesnt really have a PF so i think Duke provides him with position security if that makes sense.

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Not convinced

I am not convinced this guy is the next great player he just lacks bbiq and he doesnt play great defense even tho hes supremely athletic I dont see the difference between perry jones and him. Why take Drummond number one out of high school when you can have the same out of college or better in Anthony Davis. It seems like talent evaluators are stuck in the past looking for the center to win them a championship but in last twenty years no center has won without great guards.

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No Fall 2011?

Did he already rule out enrolling this semester? I remember hearing he could. If he can he should just go to UK so they could have possibly the best freshmen class ever and play along with fellow Davis, Kidd-Gilchrest, Teague, and Wiltjer.

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I agree with you jaysmith to

I agree with you jaysmith to a degree. The only thing lacking from his game right now is motivation. If we heard this kid was working as hard as Kobe's work ethic we would be saying there is nothing stopping him. The problem is I personally think is. He has played against these kids so long that it bores him.

If you ever went to the park and expected to play against good competition but there was only those kids there that never touched a ball in their life or just plain suck. You dont play as hard because it is no fun. I'm not completely saying this is the case for him but without motivation to dominate you just get bored when you can do whatever you want when you want.

The Perry Jones/ Anthony Davis statement i dont agree with. He has PJ/AD beat in size, beat in athleticism, and post game. Drummond is more of mixture of both but better I would say.

I really wish someone would lit a fire under this kid. I'm trying to think of a case i can compare it to but i cant. It's like Greg Oden meets Renardo Sidney. They dominated for so long they lost their aggressiveness to score everytime.

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i agree with jaysmith 100%. i

i agree with jaysmith 100%. i honestly think this kid is the next kwame brown if you ask me. (not the way they play) but the way people have been hyping him up! ive seen him live 4 games. and i believe 4 games is enough for me to judge what i think of him. hes really not as good or as dominant as everyone has been saying!! the center on south kent prep outplayed him when they matched up. so, my final word on andre drummond is that hes being way overhyped and i really dont think hes that good. and i dont think hes BORED playing i just dont think hes that good or has that much off Bball IQ.

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oh and one last thing, when i

oh and one last thing, when i saw him live its cause his prep school plays a tourney at my school. the players that were there:

drummond- BIG disappointment

mitch mcgary - he was the one player that really stood out for me. he dominated!

nerlens noel- he played decent. good defender and a good athlete. i like his game.

wayne selden- he played great as well, didnt hear of him before that tourney and then i looked him up, and realized hes a 5 star prospect.

naadir tharpee- SUCKED! and i was really waiting for him to dominate... he didnt do sh*t!

alex murphy- SUCKED. thought he was the worst player on his team.

kaleb twarzeski- he was actually really good!

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I highly doubt Drummond

I highly doubt Drummond commits to anywhere besides Uconn or Kentucky. Though I would love to see him in a Duke jersey, I believe he just kept us on his list just because we're Duke. Same thing with UNC.

His game I believe is best suited for Calhoun's and Calipari's style of play.

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Kentucky needs a team though,

Kentucky needs a team though, They are about to have no one left for recruits to look forward to. I dont think Drummond wants to take the risk of being 1 man show if all other top prospects dont join him.

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Knowing Cal he'd get at least

Knowing Cal he'd get at least 1 or 2 Burger Boys to add to the team next year.

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Excuse me, before i get hated

Excuse me, before i get hated on. I did forget Ryan Harrow for Kentucky next year.

Archie Goodwin seems to be a lock, I everyone after that is a toss.

So i guess that is a nice core to work with.

Harrow, Goodwin, (TBD), Wiltjer, Drummond.

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I think he's going to play

I think he's going to play prep school ball for another year to hide any perceived weaknesses in his game and to keep a level of mytery about himself, and then I think he'll be the No. 1 pick, with Harrison Barnes and Anthony Davis going No. 2 and No. 3.

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I agree Andrew1984, I see him

I agree Andrew1984, I see him probably just doing the prep year then declaring for the draft. His "advisors" will probably make sure he's aware that going to college will only likely expose his weeknesses and that the less scouts see you, the higher your stock will remain. He probably could be a top 5 pick no matter matter what next yr. Not saying he's BJ Mullens, but he can go to college and probably perform simarly against D-1 comp and see his stock drop. I just wanna see the kid properly developed. He shoulda imo, just signed with UConn now (dont know if he still can now since they filled up the schollies) and spend 2 years there playing 4 Calhoun. Gain experience, become consistent and learn to play hard all the time, Calhoun usually gets that outta his bigs. A prep year really won't do anything for him, playing against overmatched teenagers. Originally his parents probably thought he coulda benefit for maturity and basketball development reasons, but he seemed to have developed quicker than they expected.

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If he so bored

If hes so bored with the competition then why doesnt he just go to college hes old enough and is going for post grad that says to mehe feels he is not mentally ready for college.

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I know I'm late, but Is he

I know I'm late, but Is he talking about commiting for this year or next? Cause I believe he is eligible for cellege this year.

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Will this be aired & what

Will this be aired & what station/time?

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If he commits to Kentucky and

If he commits to Kentucky and I have to hear about how awesome Calipari is at recruiting every time I turn on ESPN, I'm moving to Siberia.

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I dont know what channel or

I dont know what channel or time sorry, I'm going off what this site said on the article about him. Saying "It is confirmed Andre Drummond will make a choice on his future August 10th"

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UK baby

UK baby

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DECISION?! will he be taking

DECISION?!

will he be taking his talents to south beach?

i'd love to see him goto UCONN, he'll probably get alot of playing time since their roster isnt very deep and hes from the areas i think

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What i think will happen

What i think will happen though is Drummond will announce what prep school he is going to tomorrow and then enter the draft in 2012 since he has already graduated H.S and will be eligible to enter the draft in 2012

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I am a huge Duke fan and

I am a huge Duke fan and before this summer I thought there was no way we could get Drummond. However, with Jeff Capel starting as an assistant (great big man coach) this year, I think we could land him. UCONN has always been perceived as the leader but with their recent NCAA violations I am hopeful he doesn't want to go there.

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Actually I just read that

Actually I just read that Duke gave away their scholly to a walk-on so good bye Drummond ):

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It's not Carolina. Roy and

It's not Carolina. Roy and his staff have been trying to build a relationship with Drummond and his mother for years and they haven't reciprocated. Expect an addtion of Warren, and wishfully Smart along with another big (McGary or Woodbury more than likely).

No big should go to Duke unless you want to set screens and rebound.

What is Hairston doing? I don't know. Kelly? Playing like a 2 guard. Plumlee (who has a ton of talent) setting screens and grabbing rebounds. Other Plumlee? Same as his younger brother except at a lesser rate. Czyz? Transfered. Thomas (another player who had talent)? Same role Plumlee took over. Zoubek? Same. McRoberts? Top player in class to second round pick... Boateng? Transfered, I think. Boykin? Transfered. Randolph (another with talent)? Busted. Williams? Well finally we reach a guy Duke worked into the offense. Terrible pro, but at least a lottery pick.

Nothing surprises me with Kentucky. They can buy their way into anything and they are due for a committ in 2012.

That leaves UConn or Prep. From everything I have read over the past few months, it's always been UConn or prep. I'd bet my money and take those two against the field.

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If you watch Hairston play he

If you watch Hairston play he is not very good. He is not strong enough to post-up or rebound in the ACC and can't shoot at all. Kelly is going to break out this year as he has added a post-game and strength. Mason Plumlee is very athletic and will also break out. He just wasn't strong enough last year. When Duke gets strong and skilled big men they play and put up big time numbers. Elton Brand, Sheldon Williams, and Carlos Boozer are some examples. Also, Josh McRoberts was projected to be a top-5 pick after his freshman year. He came back and had attitude problems and showed how poor of a teammate he was. NBA teams passed on him due to this and that is why he went in the second round.

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If you watch Hairston play he

If you watch Hairston play he is not very good. He is not strong enough to post-up or rebound in the ACC and can't shoot at all. Kelly is going to break out this year as he has added a post-game and strength. Mason Plumlee is very athletic and will also break out. He just wasn't strong enough last year. When Duke gets strong and skilled big men they play and put up big time numbers. Elton Brand, Sheldon Williams, and Carlos Boozer are some examples. Also, Josh McRoberts was projected to be a top-5 pick after his freshman year. He came back and had attitude problems and showed how poor of a teammate he was. NBA teams passed on him due to this and that is why he went in the second round.

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If I was him, I'd go to Duke

If I was him, I'd go to Duke

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"oh and one last thing, when

"oh and one last thing, when i saw him live its cause his prep school plays a tourney at my school. the players that were there:

drummond- BIG disappointment

mitch mcgary - he was the one player that really stood out for me. he dominated!

nerlens noel- he played decent. good defender and a good athlete. i like his game.

wayne selden- he played great as well, didnt hear of him before that tourney and then i looked him up, and realized hes a 5 star prospect.

naadir tharpee- SUCKED! and i was really waiting for him to dominate... he didnt do sh*t!

alex murphy- SUCKED. thought he was the worst player on his team.

kaleb twarzeski- he was actually really good!"

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hey i'm from Europe so maybe

hey i'm from Europe so maybe i don't understand all the rules there..

but if Andre can be 2012 draftee because he will be 5year hs player why can't he go to college now? He is already finished four years in high school, right?so..

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He could

He chose not to. His decision, only time will tell if it was negative or positive (though I am sure a lot of people along the way will be chiming in one way or the other).

http://www.nbadraft.net/5-pressing-questions-2012-draft

Question #3.

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