Im from Los Angeles and what I was excited for this year in college basketball was UCLA and USC freshmen Jrue Holiday and DeMar Derozan. Everyone was talking about how these guys and others were gonna follow the one-and-done trend that was so common last year. But by the way they've been playing, it doesnt seem like they're NBA ready at all. In fact, it doesnt seem like, Greg Munroe, Tyreke Evans, Kemba Walker, or Samardo Samuels or any freshmen in the country are NBA ready. Will someone please prove me wrong? IS THERE AN NBA-READY FRESHMAN OUT THERE? Thank you.
While Monroe could definitely use an extra year to polish his overall skill set, there's a very good chance he could land in the top 5 if he came out this year. He's the only name you mentioned in your post that will probably come out. The other freshmen you didn't mention is Al-Farouq Aminu. Aminu is a decent scorer, very athletic, and an above-average rebounder. I think if Wake Forest stays in the top 5 and go far in the tournament, there's no way Aminu stays.
However, I could see Evans, Walker, Holiday, and Samuels being lottery picks in 2010. The overall biggest disappoints by far have been DeRozan and Mullens, both of whom I think will be busts if they don't improve next year.
Evans from Menphis? Excuse me ,i'm a college basketball fan from China . With an opaque memory, i have some doubt about Tyreke Evans. Although his stats are not bad for a freshman , he's an undersize SG with an awkward shooting mechanism as well as high To. Additionally, he relies on his strong body too much and it won't be a big advantange when he comes into NBA .
PS sorry for my poor English
oh yeah you're right I totally forgot about Aminu. Also, Willy Warren's averaging 15 PPG, but he'll probably stay
Evans is actually 6-5/6 so he's not undersized.
tuilu, its funny you mention evans high to numbers. i was looking at stats tonight and noticed he is one of the leaders in the country in terms of turnovers per game at 3.6 (i mostly paid attention to guys that play for bcs conference schools). just wanted to give you props on the good point.
wasn't talking to you, i was talking to the kid from china, who had evidence to substantiate his opinions. great i love romans.
i was talking to the chinese kid too.
and good point CHITWNSTNDUP
I agree with Milberg, Id say that barring something unforeseen Monroe's stock won't ever be much higher than it is now and he will leave, as will Aminu. However, every account I've heard has said that both Mullens and Derozan have thier money on thier mind and aren't going to stick around, which I think is a good descicion for them. Reason bieng, I don't think either of them are any good, and they will even further mutilate thier stock with another season to show thier lack of basketball skills, and Derozan especially can pretty much thank youtube for his stock even bieng at a first round level. Pretty much, they both dunked alot in high school and got a big hoopla and nobody noticed that they cant really do anything else, Mullens especially, is about 2 miles behind where Greg Oden was, and Oden's game has big gaps comming in, not to mention he is more athletic, talented, and works alot harder. I'm callin busts now, can't wait to laugh at whoever blows a loterry pick.
I feel as though Jrue Holiday is the Best Freshman guard in the country but he is unselfish to a fault his numbers will be much better next year with a graduated Collison and Shipp...not to mention he is already one of the best defensive guards in the country.
I think that it wouldn't be a bad idea for Greg Monroe and Samardo Samuals to come out this year. Monroe would be in the top ten picks and Samuals would at least be in the first round. Now if any other freshmen come out it would be a mistake. I can see a team taking Evans or Derozan based on hype and potential, but all in all this freshman class has been the worst one we've seen in many years. (And next years don't look to be any better.) But I guess we really have to wait until March Madness, that's were D. Rose became the number 1 pick last year. P.S. What does everyone think about B. Jennings, will we see him in a NBA uniform next season?
Fellas are you kidding ?? TK is the most overrated freshman in the last 10 years , he is shootong like 8% from the three OK maybe a fraction better , not that quick or athletic and he and his family better PRAY he is academically eligible to hang around Memphis for 2 more year atleast , HE HAS BEEN EXPOSED to NBA SCOUTS and just may be euro bound after Memphis !!!
Mullens has unlimited potential and he shows a solid skills for an 18 year old. Center is the toughest transition to make the guy dunked every play in hs because he could he was probally at least 6 inches taller then anyone on most other teams. Hes still the biggest guy on the floor in college I don't think hes NBA ready but I do think he will be a player in the league watching most OSU games hes learning not to just rely on his size.
. He's the only name you mentioned in your post that will probably come out. The other freshmen you didn't mention is Al-Farouq Aminu. Aminu is a decent scorer, very athletic, and an above-average rebounder. I think if Wake Forest stays in the top 5 and go far in the tournament,
i don't think monroe is coming out this year, i played an lost against him last year and he's a humble guy that wants to learn, he dropped something like 30 and 20 on us and then had a 45 minute talk with my coach on better ways to play defense and how to try and get a mentality like i can dominate anyone, he took my coach's advice and was like "thank you sir, all i can do is try my hardest and criticism good or bad is always helpful"
that's why i think he will stay because he can really learn to be a big man at gtown.
ALL U TYREKE EVANS HATERS MARK MY WORDS WHEN HE GOES TO THE LEAGUE HE IS A GURANTEED STAR.... DO NOT JUMP ON THE BAND WAGON
Guys like Mullins, Evans, and Holiday will regret for entering the draft right now,
Warren and I are setting up a good example...