Realistic Potential NBA Comparison For 2014 Top College Prospects
1.Andrew Wiggins = Andre Iguodala / Corey Brewer
Best comparison in my opinion
2.Jabari Parker = Grant Hill / Antwon Walker
I used to think that Jabari played alot like carmello, but jabari lacks carmello's dynamic physical strength and ability to play with alot of physicality and a bull dog type of physical toughness. So in my opinion the next best comparison is Antwon Walker who was very skilled and a great all-star level combo forward when he was playing at a very high level ( example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UQNOr-8rgc )
3.Alex Poythress = Jeff Green / Brandon Bass
I love Alex Poythress potential and think that he can develop into a pretty good combo forward in the NBA, he's been blessed with great physical tools and has a strong foundation of pretty good basketball skills. He just needs to improve his mental skills - mainly his Feel For The Game , Decision Making Skills, and Basketball I.Q
4.Julius Randle = Zach Randolph / Amar'e Stoudemire
I predict that Julius will be the number one pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, because he's the only player in college who has the talent, skills, physicality, and desire to destroy and dominate his opponents. He simply want's to chew up and spit out every opponent he goes up against. He will be in beast mode every time he steps on the court this college basketball season - guarenteed
5.Marcus Smart = Andre Miller / Chauncey Billups
5.Semaj Christon = John Wall
6.James Young = Jeremy Lamb
7.Andrew Harrison = Jarret Jack / Randy Foye
8.Aaron Harrison = Rashad McCants
9.Gary Harris = Eric Gordan
10.Wayne Selden = Jimmy Jackson
11.Jahii Carson = TJ Ford
12.Kyle Anderson = Boris Diaw
13.Isaiah Austin = Charlie Villanueva
Isaiah is talented and very skilled but he lacks the physical strength and the needed physicality that you want in a high level power forward
14.Aaron Gordon = Kenyon Martin
15.Mitch McGary = Jeff Ruland
Jeff Ruland was a early 1980's all-star center who used to dominate the bosten celtics and the eastern conference before injuries ended his career ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYjJe6I5auA )
I feel like Andrew Wiggins is a mix of Paul George and Maurice Harkless. I agree with your Randle, Parker and Young comparisons.
Marcus Smart= Taller Eric Bledsoe
Andrew Wiggins= Paul George/Maurice Harkless
Wayne Seldon= Dion Waiters
Your list is a 8/10 to me, pretty spot on.
Im tierd of this,imagine that i gave you -
I think your comparisons are okay, but seem to be pretty pessimistic to be honest. Here are my comparisons for the players you mentioned.
Andrew Wiggins---Dominique Wilkins
Jabari Parker---Jamal Mashburn
Alex Poythress---Earl Clark
Julius Randle---Karl Malone
Marcus Smart---Manu Ginobli
Semaj Christon---Brandon Jennings
James Young---Eddie Jones
Andrew Harrison---Damian Lillard
Aaron Harrison---Dion Waiters
Gary Harris---Bradley Beal
Wayne Selden---Corey Maggette
Jahii Carson---Isaiah Thomas
Kyle Anderson---Jarred Jeffries
Isaiah Austin---BJ Mullens
Aaron Gordon---Tyrus Thomas
Mitch McGary---Josh McRoberts
Got a good laugh from the Jabari/Antoine Walker comparison. Thanks
Andrew Wiggins = Paul George meets Trevor Ariza meets Caron Butler
Jabari Parker = Paul Pierce meets Tobias Harris
Marcus Smart = Rich man Dion Waiters
Julius Randle = Josh Smith / Antwan Jamison meets Lamar Odom
Andrew Harrison = Rodney Stuckey
James Young = Nick Young
James McAdoo = Derrick Williams
Chris Walker = Anthony Randolph
Wayne Selden = Xavier Henry
Aaron Gordon = Michael Beasley
Alex Poythress = Al Thornton
Kyle Anderson = Evan Turner
Dario Saric = Hedo Turkoglu
... And dream potential
Andrew Wiggins = Julius Erving / Dominique Wilkins
Jabari Parker = Carmelo Anthony meets Larry Bird
Marcus Smart = Dwayne Wade meets Jason Kidd
Julius Randle = Chris Webber / Karl Malone
Andrew Harrison = Tyreke Evans meets John Wall
James Young = Michael Redd
James McAdoo = James Worthy
Chris Walker = Kevin Garnett
Wayne Selden = James Harden / Elgin Baylor jaja
Aaron Gordon = Blake Griffin
Alex Poythress = Antwan Jamison
Kyle Anderson = Evan Turner :/
Dario Saric = Tony Kukoc
Iggy has made 1 all star game in 9 seasons. I am going to go out on a limb and say Wiggins will surpass that within his first 5 seasons. He does have similar physical gifts but he has more of a scorers mentality and although his jumpshot isn't co.nsistent yet I believe he is a better shooter at the same age judging from the 20% clip that Iggy put up as a freshmen from 3.
My best comparison for Wiggins at this point would be Dominique meets T-Mac. He has multiple all star games written all over him so while he may not be a transcendent star like LeBron who will dominate the league he will still be a stud.
Finally someone with a sensible analysis.
I find it amusing that draft websites and members love to compare draft prospects to 1st year nba players who are nowhere near their ceilings.
Let me try my hand at this. I'll add what I think will be players numbers in their prime years
1. Andrew Wiggins - Tracy McGrady/Scottie Pippen. Somewhere between being better than Pippen with better scoring ability.
26ppg 8rpg 4apg 2spg 1.2bpg
2. Julius Randle - Charles Barkley/Josh Smith. At athletic power forward who I hope uses his abilities more like Barkley and less like Smith, probably falling bewteen those two.
22ppg 11rpg 3apg 2bpg 1spg
3. Jabari Parker - Carmelo Anthony. I don't know if i've been brainwashed to make this comp but he's an average athlete who makes up for it with a highly polished offensive game, sounds like Melo to me.
21ppg 7rpg 3apg - average defender, no stats
4. Marcus Smart - Joe Dumars/Dywane Wade - Not nearly as good a Wade, not what I mean. He'll be a physical attacking guard who can pass too, Dumars as a defender and size.
19ppg 9apg 6rpg 2.8spg under a block
5. Aaron Gordon - Shawn Marion - Gordon looks like he'll be an above average scorer and rebounder but to me he's going to be an intangibles guy, playing both forward spots and contributing across the board
18ppg 9.5rpg 2.5apg 2steal and 2 blocks
6. Andrew Harrison - Baron Davis - a big guard who can handle the ball
16.5ppg 8apg 4.5rpg 1.5spg
7. Dario Saric - Toni Kukoc, because we all make comparisons based on who they look like. Saric is a better rebounder, worse shooter.
16ppg 10rpg 5apg 1.5bpg
8. Gary Harris - Eric Gordon
17.5ppg 3rpg 4apg 1.5spg
9.James Young - Michael Redd/Corey Brewers size
19ppg 6rpg 2apg
10. Glenn Robinson 3 - Loul Deng. Hes more athletic but 3 inches shorter so ill call it a push.
17ppg 7rpg 2apg
11. Mario Hezonja - Sasha Vujacic, but better we hope. I'm clutching at straws now with players we haven't seen a lot of.
12. Jahii Carson - Allen Iverson/TJ Ford. I think he'll land somewhere between those two
19ppg 8apg 1.5spg
13. Spencer Dinwiddie. no comp for that moustache of his
14. Willie Cauley Stein - Tiago Splitter - a competent but completely underwhelming centre
13ppg 9rpg 2bpg
I was running out of steam by the end, that took ages
lol i agree with a majority of what you put opposed to many others on here. Am I the only one who sees a much more athletic/Shooting version of Zach Randolph in Julius Randle though?
Some of these predictions are getting ridiculous.
Just let them play at least one season of college ball, people.
Wow, a lot of people are reaching on guys they never seen played an NCAA game before. So many HS top recruits have been bust...so let's calm down and see how these guys perform on the next level. We have a lot to learn about their game that you can never seen in HS basketball.
Mario H is underrated on here.
It isn't about what you can't see with Wiggins...it is what you can see. I am as sold as him as I have been on any player since D Rose. I don't know that he will ever reach MVP status but it wouldn't surprise me if in 7 or 8 years he is in the conversation because he has all the talent in the world.