Updated: Top 5 Small Forwards going to into College Basketball Season
My Top 5 Small Forwards going into College Basketball Season
1. Andrew Wiggins (Kansas) - We all know maybe best talent since LeBron James they say it. Now he is in jayhawk land alot people excepting big things from him this year but he got to use to against college body most beautiful thing is that he's most athletic guys whole entire country to add with it once get to college defense offensively put it together Wiggins will be scary beside freakish athletic ability he have very very good first step, going to hard rack either layup, dunk or getting to the line. Defensively willing make play for you either blocking shot or get stealing he's alot upside on the side floor. I will be three things would like to see going into this season for as develop got a killer instinct, consistent jump shot & be a more playmaker.
2. Jabari Parker (Duke) - Parker fits well Coach K system he can played both forward position and high basketball IQ too. He can score variety way from perimeter or in the low block & I won't surprise he will be one option on offense. Parker give he's 100% on the both end of the court & 240 he won't problem with bang with the rest going get rebound too. On defense he should be good there with 7'0 wingspan will be causing problem and alot potential to be lock down defender cause coach K will preach defense. We excepting good things blue devils nations this year.
3. Doug McDermott (Creighton) - It ain't too many four years guys on my list but If I did top 25 he will be on it. McDermott is good player with High IQ of the game he can score variety way too and he don't mind sticking nose hunting rebounds too. I know he played at mid-major school but few times I see him on tv he go pretty hard on the court.
4. Glen Robinson III (Michigan) - At times Robinson out shined Tim Hardaway Jr. some gas he's very athletic who's willingly attack the rim. Little big dog has very good feel for the game and good perimeter shooter, mid ranger shooter & pretty good decision maker. He's very good defender and good rebounder. Well Tim going to NBA now hopefully some more shots.
5. Sam Dekker (Wisconsin) - Dekker underrated sophomore very good outside shooter and very athletic too. He's one of complete offense game in the country cause shoot it anywhere good thing about it he fits Badgers well with them. He's upside to his game and defensively he could make a impact on the game too.
Honorable Mention: Jerami Grant, Rodney Hood, Kyle Anderson, LaQuinton Ross & Alex Poythress
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I've seen Sam Dekker ay enough times to know that he is notttt a Top 5 guy yet. He's solid, and he'll probably be All-Big Ten, but he's not there yet.
What part of his game is not there yet? What exactly are you talking about?
What part of his game is not there yet? What exactly are you talking about?
I would have CJ Fair at number 1 or 2. There is no way he doesn't at least get an honorable mention.
I'm really excited to see Fair this year, I hope he picks up where he left off shooting wise and is able to really capitalize on offense and put up big numbers. Now that Triche and MCW are gone he should see the ball a lot more.
@AirMcLemore I would put him on the list but look at him power forward on college level but pro level small forward do it basic on lineups too like good expamle Aaron Gordon, James McAdoo & Julius Randle i know they ain't same player more like combo forward in college.
Syracuse does play a lot of small lineups with Fair, that doesn't mean that he is a power forward in my opinion. Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon are both power forwards on an NBA level, so they aren't great examples but I see what you mean.
With the length of the frontcourt this year, I can easily see Fair as the small forward. I think their starting lineup will look something like this.....Ennis, Gbinije, Fair, Grant, Christmas, whith Fair or Grant considered the small forward. If they go bigger (i.e. let Coleman start, Fair would certainly be the SF). The biggest question for Syracuse will be...how to handle the backcourt. One true point guard in Ennis and a few choices at the 2 (Gbinije, Cooney, Patterson). Another question is how Roberson will fit in next year. He is a monster on the boards.
G - Ennis
G - Gbinije
G - Cooney
F - Roberson
C - Obonokoh
I also think JaKarr Sampson desereves a mention leading all freshmen in scoring and rebounding in the Big East last year has to get some kind of attention and also won rookie of the year in the big east expecting a big sophmore year from JaKarr and maybe some NBA potential love
I like what your doing. It's just hard to read this with your writing and grammar "alot people excepting big things from him this year but he got to use to against college body most beautiful thing is that he's most athletic guys whole entire country to add with it once get to college defense offensively put it together Wiggins will be scary beside freakish athletic ability he have very very good first step"
Where is CJ Fair?
Let me say this from a Greek perspective.. Jabari Parker will have a much better season than Wiggins.. Dude can flat out score from everywhere. Wiggins doesnt have a solid mid range game, or the best 3 pts shot..
Why would a greek perspective be different from any other?
Apparently the Duke staff believes Rodney Hood is a top 5 talent in all of college hoops, regardless of position. I think it was Wojo who said it. He was supposedly the best player in practice last year.
I'm really interested to see whether it is Jabari or Hood that takes on the role as the dominant player.
Great comment about which of the 2 will take on the role as the dominate player.
Hood will be recovering from injury, so he will have to catch up. I hope its neither, and hopefully Quinn Cook is the dominate player, floor general, leader for duke.
Many good SFs in college this year, but IMO it should be Wiggins, king of his own category (maybe best amateur player in the world would be accurate, but he is already ridiculously better than many pros) and then the top-5.
Of Texas is also good SF. He had good tournament on U20 with the Greek NT, being the leading scorer. Here is his fiba profile
As a Cuse fan, Fair definitely should be on this list somewhere. I think he's very limited as an NBA prospect, and I think he went from being horribly underrated for most of his career to becoming overrated as the season went on last year, but he's still definitely one of the top 5 SFs in the country at the college level.
He's developed into being a knock down shooter if left open (but his shot is very slow, so he needs a lot of space to get his shot off; basically the opposite of Southerland), a solid rebounder, and a guy that just has a knack for cutting at the right time and being at the right place at the right time.
If he develops any sort of right hand, and develops his ball-handling so that he can create for himself a bit more, he could be an All-American.
I think the top four guys on the list are easily flipped around. McDermott will probably have the largest overall impact on his team. He should also put up the best stat line, as he has dominated the college game already. Parker and Wiggins both have a world of talent.
1) Jabari Parker - Can score from any where on the court. The kid has a offensive game than is more than polished. He should have a similar impact that Carmelo Anthony did as a Freshman. Im not saying Duke will win a championship but Parker will impress all in his one college season. His game seems to be most college ready since that kid named Carmelo.
2) Andrew Wiggins - Athletic freak who comes in the mold of a young Dominique Wilkins. Wiggins one year in Kansas should be insane. Wiggins has all the tools to dominate in every area of the game. His offense does need a little bit of refining.
3) Glenn Robinson III - He should have a huge year after returning. Michigan will look to him burden the scoring load, as three starters left. Look for Robinson to average around 20 ppg and 7 or 8 rebounds. Robinson should be the big ten player of the year when it is all said and done.
4) McDermott - McDermott has been here before. A constant performer on the college level, he is able to score in high volumes and also rebound the ball. Creighton's success in the recent years can be pointed to McDermott, this year should be no different as he will lead their charge. Look for McDermott to add another dimension to his game in the off season.
5. CJ Fair - Fair returns as the leader of this orange team. Look for him to put up big numbers and have a serious effect on Syracuse. The b more native has steadily improved his game each year he has been in college. The orange will go only as far as Fair will take them.
Honorable Mention - Rodney Hood, Sam Dekker, James Young, Kuran Iverson, Jerami Grant, Kyle Anderson