College Dream Team
PG- Lorenzo Brown
SG- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF- Jamaal Franklin
PF- Andre Roberson
C- Gorgui Dieng
Bench- Cameron Ridley, Steven Adams, BJ Young
I'm not even sure that your team could even beat Kentucky this year.
I know he's kind of the obvious choice, but I think Zeller should be included.
what's your team? you can have Zeller and Noel- bums.
I'm not sure why you're calling anyone who earns a NCAA scholarship a "bum".
Guess that's just your opinion.
I'm not a big fan of Nerlens Noel at this point. His game is pretty raw (particularly his offensive game), and I, like many, are reserving judgement until we see what kind of impact he can have in his freshman year.
You calling Zeller a "bum" seems kind of ignorant. His offensive game is extremely developed. He can score in a lot of ways and he seems like a hard worker.
Some people are just going to be haters. They like to hate on anyone who gets a lot attention, whether it be justified or not.
The fact that you include a freshman like Steven Adams (who I am a fan of) over a proven guy like Zeller maybe just shows you are trying to not make the 'popular' choice. Which is fine. But I can assure you Zeller isn't the "bum" you say he is. Maybe try to watch some more Indiana games this year.
I look at how they will project at the NBA level. I think both will suck. Not "hating" just my opinion.
Fair enough. Everyone has different opinions. Guess that is what makes things interesting.
But I do tend to respect elite college players like Zeller enough not to call them "bums". I believe he has proven enough at the college level to at least be taken seriously.
And your thread is entitled "college dream team". So I wasn't aware that it was projecting there NBA impact. I guess I mis-understood.
The websites name is NBAdraft.net, not, who is a good college player. That is the ultimate goal, to be successful at the highest level of the sport. You can take Zeller seriously while I call him a bum. I like my matchup against any dream team-which no one has provided me with yet.
Yes, the site is called NBADraft.net. You chose to call your thread "college dream team". You may not have noticed, but most (nearly all) posters on this forum follow college basketball, and not only for NBA impact. Your thread title is a little misleading, whether you can accept that or not.
I am not trying to attack you in any way. I respect your opinion regarding your college dream team, whatever you define that as. Everyone is entitled to their own opinon. And noones opinion on this forum is worth any more or less than each others. If anything, I just thought it was a little immature to call highly rated prospects "bums" just because you are not a fan of their games. Maybe I am just a little older and have more respect for established college athletes.
I played a lot of basketball growing up and never received a NCAA scholarship (not even remotely close!) despite working hard to improve my game for many, many years. If Zeller never plays a NBA game (which I think is very unlikely), I don't think I would consider him a "bum".
Anyways, theres no need for us to argue or discuss this further. Clearly we are very different people, with very different opinions. Nothing wrong with that. Have a good one.
FOR THE NBA
boring, but this is how it would look:
Best college team for me would be:
Key Reserves: Ray McCallum, Sean Kilpatrick, Steven Adams, Tony Mitchell
Reggie Bullock is probably a bit of a surprise, but every starting lineup needs a player who can fill a role and doesn't need the ball. In his case, he's a good defender with good size on the wing who can hit open shots. I think it's a good mix of inside outside, slashing and lane protection with great leadership, poise and palymaking at the point.
Best NBA team
Key Reserves: Myck Kabongo, Tony Mitchell, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress
No C off the bench, but either Adams or Zeller can man the pivot. Lots of athleticism, lots of slashing, great defense...maybe not enough shooting, but if you look closely there isn't a whole lot of good shooting in this draft.
Why would you make a college dream team based on NBA projections? That's like sending an All-Star Game roster of ballhogs and dunk contest contestants to the Olympics.
Oh wait, they did that in 2004.