Dude is just not a #1 pick in the draft. If you've watched the games so far this year (and last year) you can tell. He'll be an NBA player, probably a pretty decent one, but when the draft rolls around months from now, there is just no way he gets picked #1.
He looks slower this year. I think when he gets to the league he'll play more like his brother Tyler. PnR, pop, elbow jumpers, high post passer and deep position quick shots. I just don't see how he can be as effective in the post with his back to the basket at the next elvel with his lack of length. It was obvious that G'Town's length was giving him problems, getting his shot blocked a few times.
His lack of length limits his potential defensively and on the glass as well.
The fact that he's rumored to have a wingspan around 6'8 is scaring scouts away, some teams would rather take Noel due to his physical gifts and huge ceiling
Ive only watched him a bit but I agree with you. I do like his heart, hustle and bball IQ, on the down side his t-rex arms and isn't a great shot blocker. He could play PF in the NBA. Like you I think he will be a solid nba player but at this stage I can't see him going no1
Being placed no1 on this website is actually a curse. Perry Jones, Harrison Barnes and Andre Drummond all spent considerable time at no1 at the start of their seasons. Just add Zeller to that list.....
His only post move is turn, jump, double cluth, and yell.
Marcus Smart is the actual num 1
No way he's number one. I have him going 8-12 range. I never saw anything special with him. Jamaal Franklin is my number 1.
the player he is most remind me of, and he also went #1 pick in the draft, is the formar Maryland star Joe Smith!!
They'd be similar "safe" #1 picks, but Joe was the better player in college. He could score just as well but was the better defender, rebounder and shot blocker.
zeller can be a good player at best. but hes not worthy of the #1 pick. i think that will go to shabazz when the college seasons over. you can't look past his dynamic ability to score in almost every way.
shabazz has to be #1, hes a manchild
im not afraid to say that he might fall even out of top5..
i don't see star, as i didn't last year..
he might be the shortest center prospect, also he still doesn't look strong, and i don't care about 39inch vertical hypes he is nothing close to elite athlete's level..
overall i see a good back up center, or a starter next to good defensice minded PF..