Former 5 star recruit who signed with Uconn in 2008, has yet to play a minute for the huskies, but remindes me a lot of a Kevin Durant atleast body type wise. Anybody else know much about the kid or have a feel for him? My thinking is that Calhoun will only do wonders to him much like he has done for Hasheem Thabet. I think he could possibly be a lotery player in 2010 or 2011, but I think he has some serious potential. Just really curious on what anyone else thinks of him and his nba chances.
Deng had brother who played for uconn very similar in game and physique to Ater Majok, also he won't be able to play till middle of December. He's good player from what I've seen, and trained in Australia sports institute for a couple of years, he has the skill but can he live up to they hype http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-UGQflOwDQ?
Ive seen him play a few times....def is raw, but not as raw as thabeet was coming in....he seems to be a high energy guy Calhoun has nothing but praise for him....should have the chance to get some solid minutes next year and could be counted on big time....as for the ajou deng comment..they are totally different players...Deng was more or less infatuated with the perimiter and the midrange game, while ater seems more glued to the post....Deng was softer than a pillow at uconn and spent majority of his time in calhouns dog house....ater seems to be high energy, and he is always on the bench standing and getting into the games..hopefully he is learning from guys like adrian what it is to be a husky.
It seems like he has a ton of potential because he is still relatively new to the game, but with his birthday listed as July 4, 1987 and that meaning that he will be playing his first Collegiate as a 22 year old, some have to question how much potential there really is.
Sports illustrated had high praise for Ajou Deng he supposedly could play inside and out like Ater Majok, everyone praised him especially Calhoun, even Richard Hamilton said the best person at Uconn was Ajou because he was killing them in practice. Totally different, yet words like seem and hopefully makes me believe you hope he doesn't suffer the same fate, I guess you thought that potential hall-of-famer would bring more championships in Storrs, instead he sat the pine, while you wondered what happened? Let's just hope it doesn't happen a second time, http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1017685...
Is he someone worth stashing away in a 12 team keeper league? I own a ladder pick in our leagues college/hs draft (11th Pick), and have been really debating between going after Majok, Samuels, or Kemba Walker. I think samules will have trouble adjusting to the nba from college, and from what I've seen from kemba theirs no way he's 6 feet tall with shoes. So you guys get an idea heres whose already owned in our league; (Jennings, Mullens, Clarke, Rubio, Derozan, Amniu, Thabet, Harden, Ebanks, Summers, Holiday, Monroe, Daye, Evans, Collison, lawson, Tomic, Griffin, and Patterson.) Our league is big on drafting HS kids so i can kiss Favors, Henry, Wall goodbye. I know Majok will fall to me and Kemba and Samuels may as well. I've also looked at Gerald Henderson at Duke, but I think at best he's an 18-5-3-2 guy in the nba which isn't bad, but isnt exceptionally well. Any feedback is appreciated guys thanks for all the help already.
If you feel Henderson is a 18-5-3-2 guy, take him. There are exactly 2 guys in the NBA who put up those numbers. Wade and Paul. Those numbers are a lot better than you think.I don't know how deep your league teams are or how many farm system spots you have but I wouldn't take a guy who is 2 years away at best from the league.
I dont even understand what your trying to say about Ajou Deng...that article you posted was pointless...of course calhoun had high praise for Deng before he even stepped onto the court and played a real game...but when he did get on the court, he spent his short uconn career in the dog house, where he eventually left and finished up at Fairfield...and he didnt even dominate there....and who are you calling a potential hall of famer....ater majok bc it obviously isnt deng and calhoun already is a hall of famer...so i have no idea what you are getting at??
Whatever, if you don't understand were I'm getting at your not reading the article ( it must be sad to look back at the past). Dude your mind is dead-set on how badly Ajou Deng played out at Uconn, so what? It's done, their both tall/skinny, very talented individuals, but one didn't realize his potential while the other has a chance to really become a great player. Don't tell me about Ajou Deng because I know about his prior and current accomplishments and he still plays ball in Europe. Hall-of-famer comment was for Ajou, I said potential, Calhoun is one of the greatest coaches in NCAA Basketball history. When I here things like 6-10 200 pound guy, running the break, and have a silky thee pointer being compared too Hakeem Olajuwon and Scottie Pippen it skies the limit for that individual, and I feel that person could be a hall-of-famer. I had high hopes for Ajou Deng, he sucked but I could admit that, for you not too see likenesses between the two are ridiculous and shows how jaded you felt when Ajou Deng went from potential Uconn great to a bust. If you even say you weren't looking forward to the 99-00 season your lying because everyone who's about Husky basketball was salivating over Ajou Deng.
You are a moron....enough said. You defend ajou deng half of your statement then you admit hes a bust...his three was no where near "silky smooth" and like I said, he played about as hard as a 11 year old girl. 6'10 200 pounds is boarder line anorexic. Making a premature comment about Deng saying he could of been a hall of famer is redic. Im glad you can look up articles online and grab a few fast facts..but seriously you are a moron for saying he had hall of fame potential...big men running the break and shooting threes are a dime a dozen these days....that doesnt mean they are hall of fame bound.
I'm saying at best thats what Henderson will be in my mind. From what I've seen from Majok I think he does show a lot of promise. We generally draft freshman and HS kids and i think by next year he will be that much higher on the radar. I think hes atleast 2 years away from reaching the nba, but with my team established I own Durant, Chalmers, Mayo, Rose, lou williams, as a core in a 12 team 23 man roster league in which you keep 10 I think I have the ability to wait on a guy like him. I'm just really asking is he worth taking a chance on and hopefull panning out through calhoun within the next 2-3 years.
I don't know how someone could have such negativity against an individual, but it's your life.
you said ajou deng was hall of fame material before he even played a meaningful game in his career...im just saying you are a moron.
Ive seen him play a few times....def is raw, but not as raw as thabeet was coming in....he seems to be a high energy guy Calhoun has nothing but praise for him....should have the chance to get some solid minutes next year and could be counted on big time....as for the ajou deng comment..they are totally different players...Deng was more or less infatuated with the perimiter and the midrange game, while ater seems more glued to the post....Deng was softer than a pillow at uconn and spent majority of his time in calhouns dog house....ater seems to be high energy, and he is always on the bench standing and getting into the games..hopefully he is learning from guys like adrian what it is to be a husky.e-okulgüzel sözlergüzel sözlergüzel sözlere-okulfilm izlesinema izlesohbet odalarıaraba oyunları