How Good is Andrew Harrison
Im curious to how good he is and how good he can be future all star top 5 pg? Chad ford has him going behind Andrew wiggins in the 2014 mock draft http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/draft/results/top100/_/year/2014
Think of a Deron Williams kind of player. Almost S.G height with good handles, high basketball IQ and a knockdown shooter. He isn't afraid of contact and he has the skills to simply charge in the paint and kick the ball out for an open corner three.
He can be really good, potentially the best PG under Callipari after a certain individual known as D.Rose.
Him and his brother are a lethal combo right now and this trend should continue in their college career as well.
I agree with mostly everything except that I don't think he's a knockdown shooter. That'll be somehting he'll have to work on to the point where he'll get played honestly out on the perimeter. His pull up game is pretty good but that could use improvement as well.
He also needs to learn how to be effective without the ball. I noticed that if he doesn't have the ball he tends to just stand around.
Otherwise, great size, elite body strength, tremendous handle and vision. He defends well too with great balance, strength and obviously length for the PG position. He doesn't have an amazing first step, but he has very good change of speed and direction. With his size he covers so much ground with every move.
I think he could be the best passing PG that Cal has ever had with the potential to be the 2nd best overall PG Cal's had, behind D-Rose. I'd have him as high as #3 next yr, only behind Wiggins and Parker.
I am pretty sure that a team will fall in love with Randle as well... So that means his ceiling should be #4...
Forgot to comment on that part, I can't see him going higher than 4th unless a team which really needs a PG gets to draft high enough...
Randle's a beast, but he also has tweener size with below average length for a PF (~6'10 wingspan). He also isn't much of a defensive factor, showing questionable effort on that side of the floor. After reading some of his interviews, I think he's gonna try to transition to more of a SF/perimeter player, where IMO, he'd have less potential. If you've watched him play the past yr or so, you'd notice that he's gravitating to the perimeter more, trying to show off his face up game.
I wasnt so sure if hes better than John Wall casue him and john both struggle with the jumpshot
Harrison doesn't struggle as much as Wall does with his jumper. He can hit a standstill shot and has a bit of a pull up game, but I think what'll make him a better shooter than John Wall is balance. Wall rushes his jumper and takes a lot of off-balance onces. Harrison's shot is a bit more deliberate, but he has good balance on his shot.
I recall the Webber comparisons which were legit, especially when taking into account his soft hands, his footwork and his deft passing... If he decides to go outside and be a three though, he's drop significantly..
Future All Star in his future in the nba for him?
Think Tyreke Evans with tighter, less creative handles, and better pacing and court vision. Or you can look at MCW, add about 25 lbs of muscle and you pretty much got the idea. He has the tools to be an All Star.
are you referencing Chris Webber and Julius Randle as a comparison? Because that is just crazy. Coming out of HS Chris Webber was considering to be the next coming, the biggest superstar since Jordan. Julius Randle has never been considered as such and isn't/won't be anywhere near that level. He is an elite level recruit but not a total game changer. While I can see what you're saying playing style wise, be careful. Randle will not come into the league averaging 19 and 7 like C-Webb did.
Accessing a guy at least 17 months off being drafted is always hard and the 2014 draft class looks very deep. Wiggins is certainly the most hyped draft prospect since Wall and Rubio first came on the radar and could be the most hyped since Oden and Durrant. This is only looking at guys at a similar time in their careers, guys like D-Rose and Blake Griffin have become franchise players but were not seen as clear number one picks, potential franchise guys 18 months prior to drafting.
Parker is also hugely hyped and could challenge Wiggins for the top spot, the only thing holding his draft stock back could be if he chooses to follow his faith and go on the two year pilgrimage Randle is another top prospect but isn't where C-Webb was at a similar stage IMO. Vonleh will also figure very highly he will only be 18 when he could be drafted and has a totally insane wingspan so there may be huge upside there.
Then you put Andrew Harrison in the mix, PG's are highly thought of in recent drafts and he is playing for the top coach for generating high picks in recent years before you consider his excellent skillset.
In my opinion I don't see him getting above Wiggins and could see one of the above guys maybe also going ahead of him but his draft ballpark this far off in my eyes would be upside top 3 but downside still within top 10. .