IF A CASUAL FAN WATCHED SOME OF THESE GUY FOR A SEASON WITHOUT KNOWING THEM..WOULD THEY STILL BE HYPED UP?
if the person( regular fan scout writer) never seen the guy play in higschool or read about how good of a highscool player the kid was) and just watched all of the players games and practices would some of these players still be projected as high?
I think two biggest ones are Jrue Holliday, and Evans, the other freshman Derozan and Mullins have athleticism and size to their advantage, but its seems Jrue and Evans are looked at with a kind of on a Rose, Westbrook upside, who where both freak athletes. Jrue much more so than Evans, Derozan came on at the end of the year, and its hard to say if Mullins is just another athletic center that can't produce since he didn't prove it in college. Without the high school their wouldn't really be as good of a gauge for potential.
EDIT- oops didn't notice this was about HS.
Josh you straight hate Holiday haha
I know for a fact if I had never heard of Jrue Holiday before the season he would be as irrelevent as someone walking down the street. Also BJ Mullin would be irrelevant, but I would think he could develop because he has the size. Derozen too, he is also isnt that impressive too me. I honestly think Eric Maynor is overrated too, but he got hyoed from hitting a game winner against the evil villians (Duke) and he was far more productive than Holiday, Mullin, and Derozen
is a bust! he is another Rush Kareem or Jaron.
josh.... we ALL understand that you're not going to buy into a guy that you haven't ever seen explode in college... Using you logic, you would never have selected... Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Amare Stoudemire, J.R./Josh Smith, Monta Ellis, etc.... you get the gist. the draft is about seeing into the future. granted, the past is at least some indication into the future, the future will not be exactly like the past... if your point is that average fans are not very good at predicting the future NBA potential of players, than that's fine. but, when all the GMs/scouts (experts) and buzz around the draft say that someone has the potential to be good in the future, that's worth something IMO. WHO CARES WHAT THE AVERAGE FAN THINKS OF A PLAYER. THE AVERAGE FAN PROBABLY THOUGHT THAT ADAM MORRISON WOULD BE REALLY GOOD...
Using your argument, no one would have been able to predict that Demar DeRozan would have a great Pac-10/NCAA tourney because he hadn't shown you anything like that before. just because you haven't seen someone reach their potential, doesn't mean that they won't ever meet their potential. Demar would still have been a lotto pick even if he wouldn't have splurged at the end of the year. He always had the potential, he just final came into his own towards the end of the season... The same goes for Jrue, we're all just waiting for him to come into his own. If you don't want to take that chance, that's fine.
actually this one had more to do with every player not just holiday..just wondering if the everyone woul dbe drafted at the same spot as they are projected to now..and of course it doesnt include kobe and jr and anyone who went straight pro becausei asked about what they did in college..its a pretty basic question
if the person( regular fan scout writer) never seen the guy play in higschool or read about how good of a highscool player the kid was
We all just assumed "THE GUY" and "THE KID" was holiday cuz you rag on him so much lol
no not we all..YOU & auber assumed ..you know what they say about assuming:)