Erick Green comparison
He looks to me like a poor man's Stephen Curry. Quicker but worse shooter (Curry is lights out of course so Green is at a very good level). Combo who makes good decisions . Very thin struggles in finishing through contact. Great ball handler with an arsenal of dribbling moves. Prolific pull-up shooter even on the break. Average to below-average defender. I think he will be a monta ellis type of steal in the mid-second round, his absolute floor is a spark-plug of the bench and if he improves even more his PG skills while adding 15-20 pounds he can become a starter with very good numbers ( 20-3-5 on a mediocre team)
I've always thought Marcus Thornton, but I doubt he'll have the opportunity to drop 18-20 ppg at any point in his career. Thornton ultimately had a Mike James like year, not to say he's not good, but he found that perfect opportunity and he took advantage. Both Thornton and James have similarities to Eric Green. I think if he can goto a team where he can get some burn as a rookie or 2nd year player, he'll have a long career playing roles similar to what Thornton or James have, just minus the 20 ppg season.
I'd imagine he averages between 2 and 12 ppg over the course of his career.
I think he is a Jordan Crawford type player. If he goes to a bad team, he could easily put up 15ppg as a rookie. I like him as a prospect though. Late first round...just like Crawford. He is a poised shot maker who shoots a good percentage and should be able to be a better playmaker once he doesnt have to face double teams. He is very confident and has a high IQ for putting the ball in the hoop. He shoots a high percentage because of this. He knows how to find the right shot and he doesnt force up a lot of tough looks. If he goes to a good team, I think he has a chance to develop into a solid backup PG if he proves he can d-up. He is a better player than Jimmer was as a senior and in a tougher conference....and Jimmer was a lotto pick.
I see your point but i think Green is faster and more efficient scorer even at the college level than James. Idk James is a chucker in my eyes who plays out of control. Marcus Thornton plays like a pure shooting guard right now with limited creation off the dribble so I think he is out of the conversation plus he has a much much better frame than Green. I admit Steph Curry is too far with Curry's development but Louis Williams in the first year he started for the Sixers is what i think of Green.The key for him is to play under control even as a scorer.
And one question for you guys . How much better is C.J. McCollum than Green?
I am not qualified to answer that as I have not really seen McCollum play. Also...Green was named ACC POY.
"While the Hokies were in a rebuilding mode this season, Green led the country in scoring while taking on the brunt of ACC defenses every night. It clearly didn't slow him down. He's averaging 25.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game on 48 percent shooting, he's done it against great competition.
In six games against three of the country's top 25 most efficient defenses -- Miami, Duke and Virginia -- Green averaged 25 points a game on 51 percent shooting. Leaving him out of the Impact 25 based on his team's lack of success would be wrong. He has had a major impact this season."