I'm Really Really liking Birch
Take the way these players play here with a grain of salt. Its a open gym All Star game and you can't really get a true value of a player in this type of game. A better game to know how good these playersare before college is the U.S.A vs International players game because its wayyy more structured with Defense
Did Kevin Durant just shoot that Ugly airball???
Great shooter, hasn't missed any open looks, and he showed he can pull up with the one dagger he had in the first half. Very good ball handler as well.
I haven't really watched him too much and was paying more attention to McAdoo/Gilchrist.
At least no one is going too crazy this year like last year on here
" Derrick Favors is gonna dominate like Beasley"
"Fab Melo is gonna be a beast in the Big east"
http://nbaprospects.blogspot.com/2011/03/mcdonald-all-american-game-thou... - My thoughts on some of the prospects
These Durant/KG comparison to Anthony Davis is too much. I see Tayshaun Prince when I watch Davis. It will be interesting if Calapari will put him at PF, because he will never be an NBA PF, he's 190lbs right now and even adding 30lbs isn't going to be enough to play the 4 in the pros.
What do you think, Cal is going to play him at SF? No way. They have Liggins, Miller, and Gilchrist there. Davis will be a center on that team. Give him some time to fill out, he's going to be a PF in the NBA.
Why can't he play PF. K.g played it from day one and was skinny. Warrick plays it and he's pretty skinny. You dont have to be a hulk to play PF. He's long and a retty good athlete.
As far as SF can anyone tell me one moment in the game where he played/looked like a SF? He must not have been much of a guard when he was shorter or those skills didnt transfer very well when he grew. Either way it doesn't matter because he will be playing PF/C at Kentucky. Kyle has more of a chance to Play some SF then Davis has because he is a much better shooter but more than likely he will be down low banging with Davis
KG actually came in the league as a high schooler at 6'11 220lbs, Davis still has long ways to go to get to 220lbs and if he does (that's 30lbs he's adding) how will that effect his mobility? He will have the same faith as Brandan Wright if he stays at PF. He's simply will never be strong enough to be an NBA PF. I'm sure he will be fine as a college PF but I doubt his chances as an NBA PF.
KG was listed 200 first off all and Davis i think is up to 200-205 so...
Yeah K.G was never 220 when he first came it. Not that it really matters because you dont have to be super strong to play PF in the NBA. Gasol still isn't super strong yet he plays it pretty well because he's long. And Davis isn't a power player so theres no need for him to get very strong. He does need to gain weight and im sure that will come with weight training in college like with other bigs. The good thing about being long is when a player backs you down you are still long enough to block there shot if you have ood timing. Another good thing is you aren't gonna be alone checking a guy stronger than you you are gonna have help if he tries to play the back you down game
If Davis' rebounding transfers to college and pros, there will be no problem with him playing PF.
I hope it does but its alot harder to translate rebounding over 6'5 guys to rebounding over 6'10 guys. I think he will be able to though which would be Great for my thrid favorite team in college basketball:)
The NBA was different in the mid-90's. You have to be pretty stacked or extremely talented to succeed off the bat as a big.
Rivers looked terrible. Congrats, you can jack up a 3. Other than the one drive, which was a nice move, the other times he penetrated, he either had the ball ripped or he comaplined about an "defensive foul" not being called. It's the McDonald's game, kid. Shut your mouth.