Everybody on this forum is so low on this guy. Although I believe he should either one or two more years, he is a very talented prospect. He's a legit 7 footer, trememdous athlete, runs the floor well, and has a pretty nice mid-range J.
oh yeah.. and he's only a freshman.
why does everybody think he is gonna be sucha bust??
its just so easy for big guys to foul too much and never develop a groove in the NBA...the NBA is actually a terrible place to develop players. The level of competition is just too high. He has huge upside, but I mean he didnt even START for a BIG 10 team. Thats not a professional pedigree. He would do well to learn from Thad Motta. If he breaks out next year, he would have a great shot at being the #1 overall pick.
That being said, I've heard he will jump due to financial reasons and sadly, it looks like another potential franchise center will be lost in transition.
I just dont see that kind of potential in this guy, I really dont. The biggest thing that he lacks is a skillset of any sort. All franchise centers or even lasting quality starters have a higher skill level than I see this kid having the potential to develop. Even Shaq or Dwight Howard, who were both athletic specimens that this kid isnt on the level of, were more skilled players coming in. If your 7 feet and a functional athlete and can count to four you should be at least a starter on a midlevel big 10 team you would think right? I mean, who gets a better gage of a players ability than his college coach, and Thad Matta knows he is a one and done player, he isn't thinking too much about his development by benching him. He got every last drop of gas from Greg Oden, who could play and lifted them to a nc appearance. The kid just isnt there, the sell for him is potential and hype and the longer he sits around and waits to enter, the more holes get poked into both of those IMO so he has to enter this year, he is a lock first rounder, unless he completely bombs his workouts which seems entirely possible given how goofy and complacent he looks from my observation.
Marvin Williams, Morris Peterson, and Corey Maggette didn't start for their college teams and became solid pros.
BJ just strikes me as an extremely lazy player who wants the bucks, hes gonna fail...
Well he entered, so he is done.
Disappointing is the best way to describe this young man as a basketball player. So far everything we have read or heard about BJ Mullens is "Potential". I think he is doing the right thing for himself by entering the draft right now, even though he is clearly not even one of the top 30 big men in NCAA basketball right now! IMO everytime he steps on the floor he decreases his value a littlle more. Some will disagree with me but they will argue about his "potential". Problem here is he lacks the heart and desire to become the best ball player he can be. It showed all year long. Don't forget for the last two years this site along with others has had him as high as #1 draft pick this year. Where do we think he'll end up? He'll probably do very well in his individual workouts for the scouts and yes he does have physical talents that would make you say " well we can make him into a true talent, we can help him realize his talent". You'll be the next suckers.....just like Thad Matta. Poor Thad what he thought he was getting was a kid w/potential and talent that just needed to develope, instead...one of the laziest big men to be hyped in a long time. Remember this fellow subscribers..."Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work"! BJ Mullens-Good luck & Good riddens!
This would have to be the biggest mistake of his life...DeAndre Jordan all over again
Late- second and thats based on potential... he has no skills at ALL
I think with the weak draft class his stock is elevated and will for sure find a place in the first round if not the middle of it. 7 footers with his movement and athletic ability aren't that common and in a weaker draft I think a team would take a risk on him because you could get a very good player down the road if he's developed right. I think the biggest factor is how good BJ really wants to be, if he wants to be an average NBA center he'll be that, but if he wants to put in the hard work, he could reach his potential and become a quality NBA center.