Luke Nevill - Where is the love?
7"2' centre Luke Nevill is in the best form of his career playing for Utah. He is averaging 16.8ppg, 8.2rpg and 2.2bpg. He is also shooting at 61.2% from the field - a healthy clip. He had a great game against Blake Griffen, and was instrumental in the Ute's upset win over #16 Gonzaga this week. To top it all off he had a monster game against Wyoming, scoring a career-high 29 points on 11/16 shooting to go with 13 rebounds and a huge 5 blocks in 33 minutes of court time.
The guy has scored in double digit points every game this season, with 5 games of 20 or more points, including 7 double-doubles (leading the MWC)! In fact Nevill has scored in double figures in 27 consecutive games dating back to the 2007-08 season. It is the longest active double-digit scoring streak in the MWC. He also has a total of 25 career double-doubles to rank ninth on the league's all-time list, is currently 9th in the all-time in points scored in MWC, and is up into 5th all-time in rebounds in MWC, just behind Bogut who is in 4th place (and will overtake him shortly too!). Not to mention he is also currently 9th all-time in blocks in MWC and within sight of the top 5.
So where is the love?
Surely a legit 7 footer who can score consistently at a high percentage, can rebound, block shots and pass is worthy of being considered a better than outside chance of being drafted in the 2009 draft?
he sounds like the man, can't wait to see him come tourney time. are you from australia lc?
Yes - I'm from Adelaide in Australia. I just reckon Nevill deserve some kudos. He has obviously worked hard on his game and has improved on his weaknesses. Pity he is playing on a relatively weak roster at Utah. I can only imagine the amount of respect and coverage that Nevill would get if he was playing at UNC or another team that had a better roster and a higher profile.
I got Nevill going in the second round of my mock draft only because he's not quick and athletic, but he'll be a decent role player in the league.
Nevill was impressive when I saw him against gonzaga, he showed some skills. Considering that the league is starved for centers, he should be at least at the end of the first round or the upper level of the second round.Mobility is a concern but you can't teach 7'1 and a skilled 7'1 guy at that with some work he could be a 6th man or fringe starter for certain teams.Very good touch around the basket.He surprised me and played well against Josh Heyvelt.
Glad to see some others think he can make the grade at NBA level. I'm not saying he will be an NBA star, just a good solid backup centre that plays 20-25min per game.
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