This site clearly doesn't give enough credit to Tyreke. Do you really think this guy will be a low first round pick? ESPECIALLY considering that this draft is not that great. I think he will be a lottery pick who will be bring unusual skills to a team. This site loses credibility when it has guys like BJ Mullens going over someone who scored 30+ pts against a very good Missouri team.
I like 'reke and his quality PG skills, especially with the fact that he's 6'5" with a probable 6'11" - 7'0"" wingspan. The problems with him are, at this point in his young career he doesn't have the necessary range or quick first step to truly effect the pro game efficiently. Plus, even with his decent PG skils, can he really be a confident court "general" out there? And if he can't, does he really have the size, quickness, or athleticism to effectly play the 2? I just don't see it and I unfortunately see a lot of Deshawn Stevenson in his game. Not saying that Deshawn is garbage, he's just an average player. They're both the unfortunate product of being completely overhyped. He really needs to stop fading away on his shots, otherwise that ball will get swatted back in his face in the pros. Can you really see him being a pivotal piece on a successful NBA team?
Did you watch any Ohio State games this year? There were many occasions where he streaked down the floor on a fastbreak with Turner and dunked it for an alley oop. How many 7 footers with decent strength do you know that can run the floor with a prototypical NBA 3? Not too many. Mullens lack of playing time can be directly attributed to the fact that Thad Matta is insanely bitter about losing two Seven Footers to the NBA draft these last two years. He figured Ohio State wouldn't compete for a National Chamionship this year so he just had to give him enough minutes to develop. As a result, he thought the lack of playing time would turn off the NBA and he would be forced to stay so he could develop and compete with Turner, Buford, and Lighty. How many Seven Footers truly make a major impact on both ends of the floor at the NCAA level for multiple years anymore (Olajuwon, Ewing, O'Neal, Robinson, Duncan)? Don't even say Hibbert or Thabeet either. Brook Lopez would be the closest, but he never really dominated or competed for a title. The point is NCAA Seven Footers of Mullens' caliber just don't stay around to make that a reality, I believe Mullens would be one of those players, maybe not at the dominate statistical level of those five, but at least competing for a National Championship while getting 18-8-2/3 as a sophomore.
Indeed, I watched many Ohio. St games...I was VERY unimpressed with Mullens. To say the least! I feel that he has a LONG way to go before reaching his potential of being a starting center in the league. I feel at this point he is like Deandre Jordan, except with more strength and less athletcism/quickness.
I am a Memphis fan so my evaluation is going to be a little biased. That being said, Tyreke needs to stay another year. Derrick Rose really made a name for himself in the NCAA tournament last year, specifically the elite 8 to the championship game. Evans is riding the fact that he has a ton of potential and his freakish body size (6'5 and some change, over 215, and a reported 6'10 wingspan). The fact is he is a 2 guard at the next level, however, as long as he stays at Memphis he will run the point. That is not a big deal, the kid has a good shot, he just needs to learn to get his feet set and not to fade away. I still think he needs another year to improve, specifically show everyone his killer instinct that was beginning to come along in the tournament, and benefit from the incoming super frosh's DeMarcus Cousins, and Xavier Henry. As for the Mullens case, it is ridiculous that he is declaring for the draft. He is riding the wave that he is a 7 footer in a weak class. His strength is inadequate to play with any legitimate NBA center, and he lacks the mid-range game (a la Koufos) to make any real threat away from the basket like Z. Best case scenario Mullens plays like Rasho Nesterovic who can move (slightly) better.
Shooting guards without an NBA 3 pointer aren't real high-value in the draft.
If he stays another year and improves his range, he's a high-lottery pick.
Mullen just doesn't show up enough for most scouts liking.. he disappears in a game. he acthletic but so was deandre jordan he had the same qualities last year and slipped to the 2nd round.. granted that wasn't the only reason but it was one of them..
The future of Ohio state Ball is Buford, i watched this kid in Highschool, can flat out play can shoot really well but has to work on his drive, he is the next great name from OSU