Shane Larkin - Tyus Jones
I see so much of Tyus Jones in Shane Larkin in vice versa. As with Apple Valley in MN, Miami seems like it absolutely needs Shane Larkin on the court to function clearly. Does anyone see NBA potential in either of them?
Yes both of them absolutely have NBA potential.
Shane could improve his play making ability, but I think he will. Right now the 'Canes need him to be more of a scorer off of ball screens, but it's obvious the kid has the smarts to be a better decision maker. He might not be a starter, but he could be a solid back up.
Tyus Jones is a basketball savant. He's easily a high first rounder barring injury. He's just one of the rare breed of PGs who seemingly sees the game in slow motion. He can be so productive in games quietly, efficiently while running his team like a machine. I've seen a couple of games from him where he dropped the quietest 25/7 because he makes the game look so easy. He already reads the game like a pro.
Yeah they both have NBA potential. Shane is shorter. He measured 5'11 in sneakers with a 5'11 wingspan as well so he is real smart and has short limbs but his game is great and he plays bigger.As for Tyus,he will graduated with a lot of steam on his name from high school.Either being number 1 or 2 pg in his class.So the NBA will be calling as soon as he steps foot on campus.If he lives up to the hype then he will be in the draft the following year. Also it's rumors him and Jahlil okafor will go to college together.Now if you have that big fella on your team,it makes it that much more better.
What do you guys think about Tyus Jones' physique? I personally don't think it'll matter because he has dominated at every stage in high school of varying level of competition so I think this is one of those cases where skills really are better than the run and jump athlete.
I can still see some GM's discriminating against him however, so I don't think it is a done deal that he'll be a one and done. I'd encourage those who haven't seen him play to find a game of his online instead of watching highlights because the impact this kid has on the game can't really be measured through flashy hoopmixtape videos.
I think barring injuries and God willing if he stays on the same path he is on,he is one and done.When you graduate high school a top 10 player now days it is almost a sure thing that you are one and done. It's up to the player to mess it up and it doesn't seem he will mess it up. Also you are right about his skills. HE IS WAY TO SKILLED TO BE LOOKED OVER.