He's killing the Hoosiers right now!
The A-10 POY has 20 of the Owl's 24 points so far in the half in a tie game.
Had 31 in the first round also.
What do you guys think of him?
Very interesting prospect. Reminds me of smaller Paul Pierce in the way he uses his handle and craftiness to get off his shot despite below average athleticism. Id take him as a role player for sure. Love those types of players.
Andre Miller maybe
He's more of a scorer than a distributor. Reminds me of Sam Cassell with his craftiness and size for the point, but SamIAm did a lot of his damage in the mid-range and post. Wyatt either shoots 3's or gets to the bucket.
Maybe he could carve himself out a CJ Watson type career. His raw shooting numbers aren't impressive but they're deceptive since he takes a ton of 3's off the bounce and is forced to take a lot of tough shots because of Temple's lack of offensive firepower. 56% isn't too shabby though. He makes up for his FG% by getting to the line a ton.
The big question as far as him being a legit prospect is how he'll perform with a substantially lower USG rate.
He's killing at the right time....his stock is def about to skyrocket.
31 on friday and 20 in the first half on Indiana, he's showing he can play with the big boys when it matters the most.
The thing is he's played like this all year, but now that they are on national television and the only game on everyone is now noticing it.
True.....I watched him kill syracuse earlier in the season......
The controlled style that he plays with reminds me of Brandon Roy.. Problem is Roy has 2 inches on him, and Wyatt has to fadeaway on a lot (seemingly a majority) of his shots, even at the college level due to his lack of athleticism.. Overall Wyatt strikes me as the type of player who could be a solid guard (PG or SG) off the bench and can provide value slashing and spotting up; with 4 apg he can pass the ball effectively as well..
I kind of see a less athletic Jordan Crawford. What do you guys think of that comparison?
Leef Buck. Everyone in Philly has seen him play. Hes nice. He reminds me of a less athletic and older version of Dion Waiters. Slow crafty player. Pierce is a great comparison
its actually not a bad idea for temple for now since wyatt is being face guarded by oladipo for him to fade away from the 3 point line closer to mid court.... it can open up lanes for other guys to score... Anthony has already scored on zeller twice in the post with all the room to operate... once the gets dwindles down... I wanna see wyatt really take it to oladipo and vice versa
ok now I expect khalif wyatt time lol
It's not that we didn't know he was putting up numbers all year, NBA scouts tend to go by the level of comp he was in the A-10 which was a strong conference indeed, but him dropping numbers like he is in the tourney is going to hold more weight than anything he did in the A-10....which is why he's not on many if any mock drafts.
I expect that to change now with his two big performances in the tourney.
Sorry it's Victor Oladipio time
the kid played his heart out hes definitly a nba talent curius to see how much his stock rises from his ncaa performance if his teamates couldve made a damn shot he would"ve won smh his team gave him no help
Sorry it was let the refs win the game time. I never blame the refs but that was ridiculous. Like all them Zeller foul calls in the lane were silly. The worse was one of the biggest plays of the game where Wyatt missed the 3 and then recovered to steal the pass to Oladipo but they called an outrageous foul which beyond BS. Wyatt also didn't get the usual foul calls he get's in the lane because of who he was playing against. It was a great game overall, but Temple thoroughly outplayed Indiana the whole way through and deserved the win.
What are you talking about? He was all over Oladipo at half court. It was so obvious a foul that everyone in my living room was laughing, even the ones who chose IU to lose this round.
In fact, I'd make the exact opposite case you appear to be making. IU players were getting mugged the entire game and the refs refused to call anything for the longest time.
I didnt think it was a foul either lol
looked like he dribbled the ball right into Wyatt's hands
You were obviously viewing the game through extra strength subjective goggles if you think thought that was an obvious foul. It was a bad pass and Wyatt stepped up and beat Oladipo to the pass who was still running towards his basket when Wyat stepped in and stole the pass. Yes they bumped but just like on the play when Hulls got injured earlier it wasn't a foul because they were both making a play for the ball and Wyatt had his ground first.
Oladipo had already caught the pass and dribbled before Wyatt stripped him. Wyatt just cut him off and Oladipo just ran right into him and lost the ball. It was a clean steal IMO.
Khalif Wyatt had no help today.... Scootie Randall took terrible shots and was 0-11
Jake O'Brien 0-4
Will Cummings 0-5
That was the ball game... Plus they left Oladipo wide open, and didnt even run at him. He basically got a practice three for the game winner.
I dont see where Zeller is going to excel at the next level
He looked rattled pretty much from the opening tip. Zeller has definitely had better games.
It seems to me that whenever Zeller is faced with any sort of athleticism or length he loses a lot of his effectiveness.. What will happen when he's always covered by much more athletic and fundamentally sound defenders in the NBA..
IU played like garbage, but I'm happy they closed the game and pulled out the win.
I still find it hard to believe after further review that the more disciplined defensive team in Temple committed 18 fouls and Indiana who was rattled all game and was making mental error after mental error only committed 8 fouls. Them 10 fouls the ref called were clearly the difference I'm sorry but it's true. When a defender has his hands straight up in the hair and doesn't rake down, that is what you call good defense and is not a foul. Zeller kept getting the refs to make them calls in the lane which become huge down the stretch especially putting O'Brian and Lee in foul trouble. Also them same calls weren't being rewarded to Wyatt who only got to the line twice. Wyatt's got the ability to foul a whole starting line up out the game and the fact he only got the line twice is interesting in a game where he was on fire.