Does Marcus Smart have an outside shot to be the #1 selection in this years draft? He is a BIG guard that plays stronger than he is, which is insane considering he is huge. He is an excellent passer, rebounder and defender. He also has unteachable intangibles and a knack for winning. His track record is impeccable after being very successful at Marcus High School in Texas.
With that being said, do you think GM's will take a chance on a guy that probably doesn't have as high as a potential ceiling as guys like Poythress, Shabazz and Porter? Personally I think by the end of the year this guy will be in heavy consideration for the #1 spot and a lock for top 3. The kid just wins and brings the most out of his teammates by setting a standard on how to bring intensity on both ends of the floor. His attitude and demeanor on the court is contagious. His teammate LeBryan Nash has benefited greatly since his arrival, and seems to have lit a little fire under his butt to play at another intensity level, which is not only helping Nash but the OSU Cowboys team in general.
This is the type of player I want on my team. A player willing to do anything and everything to win a ball game and bring the best out of his team mates.
mkg Situation all over again?
- team's culture changing potential
- top defender in cbb
- good all around skill set lacking range
I agree, that is a franchise changing player. The Bobcats culture has completely changed from the prior year. The effort is contagious.
If i was an NBA scout I would look with suspicion his percentage from the arc....I would wait to see if there are improvements in shooting before claim him as #1 pick... i'm not sure his PG skill is so high... yes he is strong he has the stamina... but, today, to me he seems a top 10 but not in first 3.
It's way too early to talk about #1 pick potential
how can anyone give a 'thumbs down' for M-easy above? his post is the most intellegent post so far on this thread...think about it, conference play hasnt even started, and there are nobody who really stands out as a definite 'star' in the nba. i think that it is a crapshoot and quite frankly i hope it stays that way until draft night, i want a suprise #1 pick so that it can be interesting, but as far as marcus smart he who knows. if i had to guess id say hes a lock for top 10 then after that the skys the limit