Who needs to come Back
This site has moved Andre Drummond to its 2013 mock. Its a little past the midway point in college bball what freshman do you think need to return for a second year? Most college players see the biggest improvment from Freshman to Sophmore yr. My top 3 Are all gaurds
Marquis Teague UK: to improve his game as a overall player espcially considering the huge improvement in his brother from freshman to sophmore yr. Plus who wouldent wanna see Ryan Harrow and Teague together in the Dribble drive.
Tony Wroten Washionton: my first post a few days ago was about him and his clear potenial but he needs a another year more than any potienal first round freshman in my opinion. He's big fast and flashy but his decsion making seems awful. he turns the ball over alot but they are turnovers that could be avoided with a better feel for the game. Also spend all offseason/summer working on jumpshot and free throws.
Austin Rivers Duke: I see jamal Crawford when i watch rivers. Rivers is creative with the ball and has a super quick first step he is a very complete offense player. However on the other side of the ball he needs work playing For Coach K for a second yr could only help him improve.
I absolutely agree on Teague, I don't understand why he still is in the 2012 mock
James McAdoo is the most obvious choice, IMO, right now all he has is potential, he has yet to prove anything, next year most of the starting lineup will be gone (Barnes, Zeller, Henson, Marshall) and he will have plenty of opportunities to prove himself.
Same thing for PJ Hairston
Alex Len should put on some weight over this and next season, then he can be a lottery pick
i totally forgot about McAdoo he started the yr in the top5 OR 10 and now hes a footnote on a good Carolina team. Am i the only one that still loves Ryan Harrow?
Wroten will hurt himself staying he should go while stock is hie. Rivers should come out all they will do is pick at every weakness next year. Teague has not impressed me he should stay.
Teague has had his ups and downs this season, but he is currently playing his best basketball. A prolonged tourney run will boost his stock and I really think he should go. If he does stay he probably will lose his starting job to Harrow next year as I don't really see how they would co-exist. The NBA loves potential and thats one thing Teague has a lot of.
6'5 pg his stock will always be high based of size alone. if he fixes his deficties he could be top10 next yr
Coach Cal finds away to make both players happy he normally does. Wall and Bledseo (sp) were able to co-exist. I dont see any reason why teague and Harrow couldent work they've been practing together for almost a yr now.I do agree that if teague has a strong tourney run he may need to strike while the irons hot.
Teague has not looked NBA-ready this year. His PG skills leave something to be desired compared to someone like Brandon Knight, but I'm not sure if another year will improve that, since he'll probably play more off the ball with Harrow coming in.
Drummond might benefit from coming back, but how much can you really benefit when you are already projected as a top-2 pick in a relatively strong draft?
Wroten (as well as CJ Wilcox and Terrence Ross) could all be lottery picks next year, and probably make Washington a top-10 team all season long, as well as a potential championship contender.
I think guys like McAdoo and Hairston will have big years next year.
Something about this North Carolina team, as full as it is of NBA potential, just doesn't seem to work together as well as it should. I'm convinced that John Henson and Tyler Zeller are the new Josh Boone/Hilton Armstrong.
they say hes on the blake griffen 2yr plan blake was projected top 10 THE YR B4 he came out but Drummond is a top 2 lock so its sorta a differnt case. However if Drummond improves from yr 1 to yr 2 HOW GRIFFen did staying the extra yr may be very well worth it long term.
I not trying to say some players shouldn't stay longer in college but, the ones that stayed from last year Perry Jones, Barnes, Sullinger, T. Jones probably are not much better off draft stock wise or skillwise.
And nit picking
Everyone acts like it's far easier to develop your game in college than the NBA, but history has shown that to not be the case. I mean, it's like not KG or Jerm's defensive fundementals were lacking because they weren't in college. Some guys straight from HS don't make it - Curry and Kwame - but that's equally likely as a college player. If anything the HS conversion rate has been far higher.
Can anyone look into that for the 1 and dones?
I dont think it is more about how much you become as a basketball player but natural development without all the NBA distractions. Most aspects of basketball is mental. A lot of guys who give two years have a better idea of what they can be and what they can do as ball players. I think Kwame mental aspect would have been better if he went to college. Eddy Curry needed to come out becaue if he went to college, he may have eaten himself out of a 1st round spot. Blake Griffin is still growing as a player but with that added year of improving without the spotlight of the NBA and the pressure, I think he helped himself a lot.
Barnes and Sullinger will come in ready to play as starters to somebody.
Perry Jones should be a starter or top bench player when he comes in.
Terrence Jones will also be a solid player and should be able to play many position as a starter or top bench player depends on who draft him.
I'm not saying these players should stay but these players I would like to see stay. Brad Beal, Meyers Leonard, Dion Waiters, Kendall Marshall, and John Henson.
Brad Beal-Obviously very good but I would really like to see him come back next year and become the dangerous shooter he can be.
Meyers Leonard- Would probably benefit the most from another year although most of the teams in the lottery are in need of a big man.
Dion Waiters- Could be another Russel Westbrook or could....just not. I haven't seen him play enough since he's on probably the deepest team in college, playing less than 23 minutes a night but putting up nice numbers.
Kendall Marshall- We know he can pass, I would really like to see him keep his assist average up and score 10 ppg as well before using a first round pick on this gifted passer.
John Henson- He has improved tremendously since his Sophomore season and I think another year of improvement he could improve his stock even more into the top 5-7. Being able to hit the weights will help too.