The young man has quietly re-assirted himself as one of the top point guard prospects in the country. I'm pleased to see the added confidence in his jumpshot. He really has cleaned up that release. I'm proud of this young man considering such a long lay off. He currently broujght his team back from 20+ down in the 2nd half. He hit a 19 foot floater ala Kemba Walker (in texas) at the buzzer. It should've been and AND1 absolutely amazing!
Where do you think Kabongo can go in this year draft, assuming he comes out?
But anything can happen come workout time. It only takes one GM/team to fall in love with a prospect.
I still think 2nd round. We need to see more and Texas isn't going to tourney for him to shine. But I am happy to see him back in the picture.
to me he is darren collison and he should be a late first round pick and at be a borderline starting quality point guard.
^^^ That's exactly how I see him (Darren Collison), an undersized but quick PG who cant hit a jumper. I know people always say that shooting is the easiest thing to correct on a young player but I don't see him ever becoming a consistent shooter. He could become a streak shooter though like Brandon Jennings.
He was a first rounder before he got suspended and he still is one. The suspension didn't take away his talent.
He's so fast with the ball. Great length for the PG position. Natural leadership skills and floor generalship. Good defensive presence as well.
I love the way the nba completely disregards the nba in every way minus talent evalutation. The only time I like Stern is when he puts it to the ncaa.
If I'm Toronto, I'm desperately looking for a way to move up in the draft and grab him with a late first-round pick; after moving Calderon to get Gay, the Raptors desperately need a pass-first PG to get those guys clean looks, and Kabongo's suspension makes him a prime candidate for a draft-night steal. He's still got tremendous upside, and he'd be an instant fan favourite as a Canadian, as well as a natural successor to Lowry and great insurance for when Kyle goes down with another injury.
That would be a great move for the Raptors. They might get lucky that he was suspended and is under the radar this year. He will be around yet in the late first round I would imagine and it shouldn't be too difficult to trade up into one of those spots this year. He will have no postseason to shine in so his best bet might be to come back to school and come out in 2014 as one of the top PG prospects.
See, I think with pass-first PG prospects you're almost better off being selected late in the first round, you'd know you're getting quality team-mates to pass to, and you wouldn't be expected to be a saviour. Obviously Toronto isn't the usual late first-round team, but after the Gay trade they should make the playoffs with the good health of their key players, and he fills a positional need.
I haven't been paying much attention to Texas, are they more or less a lock to miss the tournament?
Hopefully he comes back for one more year, I think he'll be lottery pick next year.