He doesn't have a flaw. If you can point out a chink in his armor go ahead and tell me, cus i cant see one. Excellent on the P&r who can stop and pop at any moment. excellent on the break. good catch and shoot etc.
Last year Damian Lillard was known to be a great scorer and overall good player but throughout the year people weren't sold on him mostly because he did against inferior defense, much like CJ.
Mccollum's game translate to any kind of competition, the kind of shots he makes could be executed against any defense.... Best 1 on 1 perimeter scorer in CBB regardless of the level of competition. First team All-american, and we're not talking about Mcdermott, we're talking about a 6'3 PG with good athleticism.
I see a 23p-7a-3r potential in the NBA, while being a go-to scorer and providing good perimeter defense.... as of right now, i don't see anyone in the draft having as much potential
"as of right now, i don't see anyone in the draft having as much potential"
after shabazz :/
I don't know about that. He's been on my radar for a while, and I really do like his game, but he's a bit of a combo guard at the next level, not a point guard. There are plenty of combo guys that have had success, at the next level, but I don't ever see McCollum averaging 7 apg considering he's never averaged 4, in college, and I doubt he will this season either.
I think he's a best case Jamal Crawford.
Yes, joewolf. i remember you were the only person who had him mocked as a first rounder to the bulls before he decided to return.
Have you seen any of his games this season though, he is playing SF on that lineup. they let some1 else do deal with PG duties but he has nasty handles and could certainly take on the duties is his team had a talented SG, and SF... he can run a pick and roll, and consistently creates for others...
i never saw crawford play in college so i cant tell you how good of a playmaker he was but Mccollum is much more than an ISO playmaker... he can run team.
I haven't caught one of his games yet, this season. He definately has a goto guy quality to his game and you can count on him for a big play. I just think running the point in the NBA is on a whole new level than being a good playmaker. He could surprise people, though, because he has to score so much at Lehigh, and he won't have to drop 30% of his team's scoring in college.
I'm not saying, he can't, I just haven't seen anything to make me think he can, yet. I'll certainly catch a few games this season, and maybe that's something he's really worked on in the off-season.
Crawford only played one year in college and wasn't that similar to McCollum, in school, but as a pro, I see McCollum filling it up both as a starter and off the bench and providing around 3-5 assists. That is where I drew my comparison, although I think McCollum is tougher, more physical and a better rebounder.
He is also shorter, he is 6-3. When he gets to the NBA he is going to have to work on his point gaurd skills if he wants more minutes. He is bascally a better version of andrew goudelock, as in borderline starter instead of borderline NBA player. Which is not too bad, but he is definately not a top 3 prospect. at around 12 to 14 is a decent projection of him for now
"at around 12 to 14 is a decent projection of him for now"
i would take him around 9-12 considering he is a senior but i think he has potential to be the best player in the class.
"I think McCollum is tougher, more physical and a better rebounder.".... and what i would say separates them the most is his much better overall decision making, better IQ, and more dedicated.
i just think that i guy with his scoring ability, ability to attack/ break people down, get Buckets off the dribble, and ability to run/split the pick and roll can make it in the L as a scoring PG.
you have a valid point though, come think of it mccollum is bradley beal's size at 6'3 (listed on nba.com) and a 6'6 to 6'7 wingspan.
I don't think so, Cj is a senior and e is a combo guard; both of those reasons will limit his potential. Guys like bazz and Noel have way higher ceilings but Cj has a higher floor
wouldnt say hes the player with the most potential, but he could move up in the draft based on his performance. What he did last year was alot to live up too, but I think he will surpass that. The player with the most potential to me is Tony Mitchell, if he gets a solid handle and more consistant skys the limit
Best case scenario of Jamal Crawford?? - Pacers need that!!