Big Ten Big Men
in this post im just talking about who will be a better pro 4-5 years down the road, cody zeller or mitch mcgary. im a huge fan of mcgary, and he has really impressed me in the ncaa tournament. now i don't beleive mcgary is better now, but i do beleive he will be a better pro in the future. to me zeller is soft, and while he has a good skill set on offense he seems to not be strong enough and hes not a very athletic big and hes not a great defender. he seems to struggle against guys who are his size and somewhat skilled. mcgary does not have as much skill as zeller now, but his frame is more filled out and he is a very physical player. also it seems mcgarys motor never stops. his rebounding is very good as well. so who do you guys think will be better 4-5 years down the road? my pick is mitch mcgary.
I love the affect McGary can have on games without scoring....His energy,hustle and competiveness is rare in today's game...Doing the little things that coaches love, will get him minutes as a rookie.....
I'll love to see him come back and continue to improve his game and learn how to play in the post.....Right now he's overpowering players with his brute strength....
Im a huge fan of him too. I feel Michigan would not be as good without him. I'm not saying he's there best player, but I think he's the x-factor and a player that is invaluable. I really like there team a lot this year.
Well this thread said Big Ten and not just Michigan, so....
I think Trevor Mbakwe can be a solid pickup. Good strength, explosiveness, crashes the boards. A super-duper senior (6th year) but he would make a good energy player off the bench.
Zeller- Low ceiling, but could easily be a starter for many years and that is worth a lot in this draft.
McGary- Would use a 1st round pick on him this year! He is big and more importantly strong. He reminds me of Reggie Evans with maybe a little more skill (Plus I love how he goes for the long outlet pass ala Kevin Love style)
Mbakwe- He is a strong both mentally and physically. He has an NBA body and isn't afraid to use it.
Egwu- He showed a much improved jumpshot this year for the Illini. He is a four year player, but could turn himself into a 2nd rounder.
Payne- Watched him for 3 yrs. Had no jumpshot and played like a stiff. This year he has both athleticism and a jumpshot. I don't see any reason why he isn't a 1st rounder in this draft.
Nix- Skilled but still overweight, just like Zach Randolph in his MSU days. Zach turned in around in the league, maybe Nix can to, but it was clear that Plumlee's athleticism and length bothered him yesterday.
Kaminski- 7 foot shooter as a freshman who earned playing time in Bo Ryan's rotation (Freshman almost never play for Bo). He is ridiculously skinny and doesn't have a college body let alone an NBA body, but he is 7 feet and can shoot so keep an eye on him.
AJ Hammons for Purdue! He has to grow up some but he has all the tools to be a lottery pick and starting center in the league