With the recent success of four year players (Brandon Roy, Danny Granger, Jameer Nelson, Chris Duhon, Jason Maxiell, David Lee, JJ Reddick, Al Thorton, Carl Landry, Jason Thompson, Courtney Lee, and the list goes on), why aren't more players staying atleast a few years in college? I no a lot of people want to get to the NBA as quick as possible, but that doesnt always turn out well. Some players probably think there stock may drop, but Blake and James are examples of people who stayed and raised their stock. I think they should stay till atleast there sophmore year, preferably there unior year bcuz it will help their game improve and give us a lot of good basketball to watch. What do u guys think?
While thats true for most players, it doesnt apply to everybody. Some players actually hurt themselves by coming back when their stock is already high eg Marcus Williams (of Arizona), Nike Fazekas & even Glen Davis. Davis, who was projected top 20 the year LSU made the final four, came back and slipped to the early 2nd.
Well most juniors who come back need to get on the NBA radar 1st then come back.
Like every year, you see like 40 guys apply for the draft and then return 2 weeks later...its acutally smart because a guy can get there name out and be picked late 2nd, early 2nd or even late 1st...
You calling JJ Reddick a "success," is a joke.
Actually if you know you are good and you get drafted in the second round it may be to your advantage. Look at Ellis, Boozer, Arenas. They got deals in their 3rd year that the top 5 picks could not see until year 4 or 5. Same thing with Davis. His Offense and D on Dwight Howard should make up for his being drafted in the 2nd Round. I actually think Reddick is fair successful and when he goes to a team that can use him and give him minutes he will put up pretty good numbers.
Why put yourself at risk for serious injury when you could be a millionaire......... if u ready to come out then why wouldnt you
Making kids stay in college is a crime. If your going to instill it then you need to give players the opportunity to declare out of high school. The NBA age limit isn't helping the college game, it's hurting it.
auber i thought the same thing when i read JJ Redick. But as for seniors, most of the time it hurts their stock more than helps. Usually the seniors who end up helping their cause are the seniors who weren't that high up theradar prior.
Examples of players who hurt their stock include but not limited to-Josh Howard,Roy Hibbert,Darren Collison,Chris Duhon,Josh McRoberts(though not sur if he was a senior just that he waited too long)Deron Washington,Reyshawn Terry, Aaron Gray,Dee Brown,Mardy Collins,Ryan Gomes and Maurice Ager to name a few,
while others who were relatively unkowns but worked hard and improved their games by staying for senior year include
Acie Law,AL Thornton,Jason Thompson,Courtney Lee,Shelden Williams,Brandon Roy, Randy Foye,Channing Frye,JOEY GRAHAM,Danny Granger,HakimWarrick,Julius Hodge,Raael Araujo, and Luke Jackson....