Mark my words!
its a shame rickyledo wont be able to play to ease off the scoring load on him.
I agree but you may to take this with a grain of salt because I am biased. Council led the Big East in assists his sophomore and junior year and i would be schocked if he was not in the top two this year. Although he doesnt have a great three pointer to date, he is a pure PG who sets up teammates and can get by any defender with his quickness.
This is what I posted in an earlier thread, but it still holds true, as I have yet to see him play this season.
I've seen him play a few times over the years and I'm not that high on him. He's got a great handle and that allows him to make some good moves, but is not a great athlete.
In my opinion, he's a lot where Scott Machado was after his junior year. Playing for the worst team in the Big East isn't a whole lot different than playing for Iona and there are a lot of similar questions about Machado. He stepped up and improved his shot, but it's hard for guys like this to get looks in the draft. I certainly don't see a lottery caliber PG .
One thing I look at when it comes to borderline prospects is how they play against ranked and elite teams. Council is certainly a gamer, but extremely in-efficient. His FG% dropped to 35% against top 25 teams this season and his 3 PT % dropped to 27%. If he's that inefficient when his competition goes up, then what is that going to be like against NBA guards?
He filled a big role for a bad team, but he's not an NBA player IMO. Even if he steps up and improves his shooting percentages and efficiency, Machado's lack of interest in the draft showed how hard it is for guys like this to make it in the modern draft era.
it happened with machado, that doesn't mean it will happen with council. machado not getting drafted was plain stupid, and he easily should've been taken ahead of several people.
if you don't lack passing skills, being a great athlete is overrated. he will make it in the league as a pass first PG even though he takes some bad shots, over dribbles and is still learning how to make the simple pass. his court vision is too nice (and is definitely underrated), and so are his handles, if he was in a team with more talent and wasn't being forced to score even though he lacks a consistent jumpshot people would give him the credit of a pass first PG. he's took as many shots as damian lillard last year.
Machado worked a lot on his shot between his Jr. and Sr. season, if Council can do the same thing, he could get looks, but he's not the player Machado is right now. I really think he's another example of a good college player, that doesn't have what it takes at the next level.
If I'm not mistaken, and I could be, wasn't it your old account that got turned on to him due to a youtube highlight video in August, which would mean you have yet to see him play a college game?
I don't mean to call you out, if that wasn't you, but I think I remember you seeing a highlight video and declaring him a lottery pick.
"he's a 6'2 PG averaging 16-7.5-4 and 1.3 steals (1.7 as a sop), i say this kid has lotto talent, and the only person that can prevent this kid from getting drafted is himself, he has all the tools to it"
i said he has lotto talent, i didn't "declare him a lotto pick". and i have no problem sticking with that opinion. he could come next year and drop 17pts - 9ast - 4 rebs while providence has some success.
i have never seen him play and when i say "he takes some bad shots, over dribbles and is still learning how to make the simple pass" im just stating some things i learned from reading about him.
from highlights and extended reading i know well what kinda player he is and the situation he's in
it might seem crazy that i haven't seen him play yet i say he will get drafted... i have an eye for talent that i trust, and i def. think this kid is a hooper