Future College Stars(underclassmen)
Out of these guys: Perry Ellis, Gary Harris, Wayne Blackshear, Rasheed Sulaimon, Steven Adams, Brandon Ashley, Jordan Adams, and Rakeem Christmas, who's most likely to be the next big star for their team?
I haven't had the opportunity to watch the guys you've mentioned play all that much, but I could see Joe Coleman out of Minnesota and Sam Dekker out of Wisconsin battling for the leading the big ten in scoring in two years..
He's a very good offensive talent. He's still adjusting to the college game. He's had a pretty good freshman season.
Out of the names listed in this thread I'd say Gary Harris and Sam Dekker. Steven Adams is already a beast defensively, but I don't think he'll be good enough offensively to be considered a star for his college team. Jordan Adams is already on the cusp.
Perry Ellis already looks physically outmatched at the college level. I don't think the future is too bright for him.
Another name not mentioned is Danuel House. I think he'll be a star. Big fish in a small pond, but he's super talented.
Damyean Dotson looks like a future star at the college level.
A couple of other guys I've noticed lately who I think will be college stars are Treveon Graham (VCU) and Aaron White (Iowa). Tre's almost already there.
I have to give AJ Hammons some love for a true freshman he has played well so far. He has shown that he has very soft hands and a decent stroke from the charity stripe for someone who is 7ft. Right now he struggles with a fast passed game but if he losses about 25 30 lbs he will become a unstoppable force in the big ten.
He's still got plenty of work to do but I've been pretty impressed with his ability to get to the basket and think he already has an nba style game. Good size for a shooting guard and will probably develop defensively if he stays in school.
Nik Stauskas. His jump shot is lethal. He's also sneaky athletIc and a good ball handler. Tall too 6'5-6'6.
Danuel House for the University of Houston. He is having a good freshman year and was a top 20 recruit. Also look out for sophomores Joe Young and Tyshawn Thomas. This team could be deadly next year.
Perry Ellis won't be a star next year, but with a large group of guys leaving KU he'll be a double digit scorer. I don't think he's physically outmatched, but rather he takes dumb shots out of position when he gets going a little bit. He just needs to slow things down IMO. He's a strong kid and is coming off a 7 rebound game in 21 minutes and a 6 rebound game in 12 minutes. His offense during that stretch is not as impressive, but from a physical standpoint I think he'll be fine. I suspect he'll be about a 11 ppg 6 rpg player 1 block 1 steal player his sophomore year.
He looks strong but he gets pushed around and knocked off balance. On top of that, he's like a 6'7-6'8 PF with average to below average lift and short arms. He's gonna need to develop that jumper quickly to open up his face up game.
FWIW, Kansas is said to be in the lead for Julius Randle. If that happens, Ellis will be coming off the bench again next yr.
He definately doesn't have great measurements as a pro prospect, but for cOllege he'll be fine. KU has one of the best strength and conditioning coaches in the country and I believe he'll be 240 by his Jr or Sr year.
Yeah, If they do get Randle he'll come off the bench, but I bet he'll get over 20 mpg regardless.