Bold Prediction: The Best Point Guard From This Year's Draft Will Be
Nate Wolters is a very talented and crafty player, who has a natural feel for how to run a team, play pick & roll, and consistently show that he has the ability to be a consistent scoring threat with very good ball handling, passing, and shooting skills. He's also a very good decision maker who plays calm and cool in big games. What I like is that at times he shows alot of mental toughness as doesn't back down when playing against individuals who might be more talented then him. He also has the ability on the college level to make the big play or big shot, when his team needs it the most. Love him, and he has the potential to develop into a solid starting point guard in the NBA
This website has him ranked as a second round pick, wish I think is a foolish projection. Because the young man played at an extremely high level throughout his entire college career. And displayed a lot of talent, skills, and ability when he competed against NBA talent level based player
I have Dallas selecting Nate with the 13 pick, because I cannot ignore the fact that Nate is a highly skilled point guard who has good size, very good scoring instincts, very good passing skills, and underrated playmaking skills. He has a great feel for the game, he plays with a great sense of timing and understanding, and he plays with a good combination of swagger and sav-vy. I actually think that Nate is more talented than Steve Blake and Luke Ridnour. And his overall talent and skill level is very similar to Kirk Hinrich, Jose Calderon, and Sam Cassell
You heard it from me first. Nate will be the best point guard from this 2013 draft class
I'm liking Lorenzo Brown
Lorenzo Brown has more potential and upside, but I think that Nate Wolters will ultimately end up being the better player. Nate has better scoring instincts and has proven that he can consistently play at an extremely high level.
I'm going to be a realist and say Trey Burke, hands down.
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I'm not saying he will be the best from the class, but I feel like Ray McCallum is being slept on. He's a very talented player.
My money is on Burke and the sleeper to me is CJ McCollum.
I will go you one better and say if the magic take Burke with second pick he will be ROY....
You are bold this year, Ben McLemore will be a career 6 or 7 ppg scorer and Nate Wolters will be the best PG of this draft.
JoeWolf1 you love you some Ben McLemore. Because you have put me on blast before. I'll keep it real with and let you know that I think Ben will be a bust.
Ben McLemore Is The Most Overrated Player In This NBA Draft 2013 Class
I'm still not very impressed with the overall skill level of Ben Mclemore - Why?
1. He really is just a good spot-up shooter who can use his athleticism to be a dynamic finisher in the open court with-in fastbreak offensive opportunities
2. His ability to create space on the perimeter with his offensive footwork ( jabsteps, pumpfakes, stepbacks, 1 to 2 dribble pull-up jumpshot, stepfakes, etc ) is just average
3. His shot creating instincts off the dribble is average
4.His ability to create offense for himself against tough defense is just average
5. If he is not making his jumpshot, he starts to become a average and inefficient scorer who really doesn't have the all-around offensive skill set that will help him score in a variety of ways
6. At times he struggles finishing around the rim against size, length, contact, and athleticism
7. He doesn't operate efficiently in traffic as a scorer, ball-handler, or finisher
8. To me he will be a solid pro who impacts the game with his spot-up shooting skills, dynamic athleticism in the open court, and solid defensive skills
NBA Comparison: Courtney Lee / Wesley Johnson
I am a fan of his, but you also said you hate him on the love/hate thread. He's going to be fine in the league, I see you have backed off your original Dequan Cook comparison in favor of two better players. I was just saying you're going bold, that's it. Nate Wolters as the best PG in the class and a top 3 pick as a bench 3 pt specialist.
You Have To Truly Study Nate's Game Before You Can Give A Accurate Opinion.
I watched Nate play many times and I think that he will have a solid career as a playmaking/great decision making point guard, who can score at a high level when needed.
You just cannot ignore his high skill level and overall level of production that he produced while playing college basketball
Also players with his skill level and work ethic always succeed in the NBA
I simply think that he will easily end up being better that trey burke - Why?
1. He's a better scorer, shooter, and passer
2. Nate also possesses great size for a point guard at 6'5
3. His craftiness as an offensive player and creator of offense for others is off the charts.
4. I like the fact that he relies on superior skills and not superior athleticism
5. I love his calm, cool, and extremely confident demeanor
I like Nate Wolters, and of course I've seen him play, and when I was watching the combine I noticed how big he was compared to other prospects in this draft, and that will certainly serve him making the adjustment even allowing him to play some time as a ball handling 2 guard, but he's not going to be the best PG in this draft.
I could make a list, but making 5 observations about what Trey Burke does well doesn't automatically make Nate Wolters worse. You know that Trey Burke shot a higher percentage from the 3 point line on more attempts than Nate Wolters? You do know that Trey Burke had a 3.04 assist to turnover ratio when compared to Wolter's 2.5 A/TO ratio, and Burke is two years younger and still further along and more efficient in certain aspects of his game when playing in the hardest and deepest league in the NCAA.
Wolters will probably make a team and see playing time as a rookie, I think he may even be a guy who has a couple double digit scoring seasons, but Burke is the real deal. What Wolters does well doesn't make what Burke does any worse.
the hype machine... but I really like Schroeder. I think he will develop the consistency and mental toughness to be very good night in and night out.
I will give you credit, you named your topic quite accurately... that is one bold prediction.
My ranking of this yrs point guard class:
1st : Trey Burke
2nd: MCW , with potential to be the best if,(big if) he can become a good shooter
3rd: Schroder, good potential, good length, / defender , how hard of a worker is he (work ethic)/ character issues
4th: Larkin, love his skills, too short to be the best, hope I'm wrong
McCollum : Not really a point guard IMO more of a 2.
I'm with this, except I think I'd flip Larkin and Canaan, and I think MCW will become an average shooter, so I think he'll end up being the best PG in this class. A lot of interesting PGs in this draft though.
Siva is super slept on and Kabongo had a lot of hype last year..
There are no guys in this draft that will end up being top 10 point guards. There might not even be any top 15 point guards..... Trey Burke plays like a little bit better passing version of Kemba Walker. It is absolutely comical when I hear people compare him to Chris Paul. Not only do they play nothing alike, but Paul has elite quickness, ball-handling, defensive skills and basketball i.q. for an NBA guard- none of which Burke has. I am going to be bold and say that Shane Larkin will not only be a better pro, but that he will be the best point guard from this class.
i'm going with the next Allen Iverson - Shane Larkin!!!
just kidding... Trey Burke obviously!!
There's Trey Burke & then everyone else in this draft.
Trey Burke will be the best PG
Lorenzo Brown will be that late first second round gem who might surprise teams creep into a starting pg position for a team that needs a pass first pg.
MWC might have a rough couple of years and might not start because he has an inconsistent jumper and his ball handling is a little shaky and might have troubles with the chris paul's rondo's and avery bradley type of defenders.
Dennis Schroeder will be high reward guy if he goes to the right team.
CJ McCollum will turn into a Randy Foyentype of player.
I wouldn't say that Wolters will be the best PG but I do like him. I think he has a chance to come in and help a team immediately. Trey Burke is the surest thing. MCW has by far the biggest upside.
I think Dennis Schroeder has the biggest upside in this draft.
I have to agree with those that say cj McCollum will be the best pg in this draft.I really love the way he just knows how to get buckets and I'm sure he will atleast develops into an average passer as an nba pg. I could see him posting 18 &5 as a pg for years to come.
however if we go by bold prediction than I think Shane larkin will be the best pg our of this draft class. he reminds me so much of ty Lawson. he's very quick and athletic and can shoot it.
I really like Shane Larkin. I think this kid, on the right team has the ability to contribute in ways other players coming out of this draft, can not. If he slips to the Jazz, they may have found their PG of future. The kid is great. Some people are super over looking him because of his age, but watch age isn't everything!