Who Should Stay In School
Jrue Holliday - I think playing as the lead guard on this team will boost his stock immensely.
Kemba Walker - Same as Holliday, although I think he's much more likely to stay.
BJ Mullens - I'm sure you've already heard this argument enough.
Gani Lawal - He definitely needs another year or two to become truly NBA-ready.
Greg Monroe - Any improvement could put him in consideration for the #1 pick in 2010. Not quite ready to contribute in the NBA
Ed Davis - Same as Monroe. That UNC will be scary athletic up-front next year.
Earl Clark has all the talent in the world to be an All Star player but he hasn't showed up in big games but since its a week draft call he entering. I would stay because the team is his he has the guy Silva to give him the ball and score and he has Samuels to get his rebounds and if he's open to kick it back out to him.
Kemba Walker he should stay because the offense will be his next year Price is gone and Dyson will be playing the two nd what he did this year he could be a first rounder only averaging about 9pg so if he gets another year under his belt and leads the to to like the Sweet 16 next year without Adrien and Thabeet he can be a top ten pick. It may just be me but if he can develop he game I see a little bit of Allen Iverson in him.
Good call on Jrue Holiday. If I was a GM I'd want to see him play some point at UCLA next year. He may not start at the point (I assume they'll start Andersen, with Holiday and Lee), but for his sake I hope he gets a chance to run the point some.
At this point, in Holdiay, you're getting a 6'3 combo guard who doesn't shoot it particularly well.
(D Hamp is here to bring it to you straight).....Everyone who isn't guaranteed to be drafted in the lottery. Last year scouts told Dante Green he was a top ten pick. He was drafted at 28. Three more picks and his money wouldn't have been guaranteed. If you're not a lottery pick, stay.
I think Jrue Holiday is coming out, I say this because he wants to play the PG next season, but he thinks Howland will play him at SG with Malcolm Lee at the PG.
Some players, I think, have achieved all they can achieve in the college game. These players may not be drafted in the lottery, but this also probably means another year of college won't necessarily see them climb up the draft boards, and may result in some regression of their game and their draft stock. I think this includes guys like:
While they may or may not be lottery picks, they simply aren't gonna show us a lot that they haven't shown us already with another year of college. So, while I agree that Donte Greene could have used another year, being a guaranteed lottery pick shouldn't be the only basis for leaving school.
I will say this to the freshmen. Unless you have had your stock risen to the top 10 positions, stay another year. Right now Sophmores is where it is at. B.J. Mullen may be wise though because there are no big men to compete with in this draft and it does appear to be actually weak unless a few no name jump up the board. Derozan is older than his college status and his stock is pretty high so I can see him leaving but I feel if he duplicates what he did this year that he could be a top 3 next year. I can understand him not wanting to take the risk though. All the other freshmen should stay in school. Next year is not going to be lights out either but there should be more quality big men though and to be honest big men and point guard is what is needed in the NBA right now. there are already too many 2's and 3's so if you aren't top notch you may want to stay in school so that you can come out NBA ready.
You make some good points. And Blair and Curry definately should go. I'm not sold on Harden and Clark. Syracuse exposed Harden and Clark disappears in big games.
I personally would really like to see gerald henderson stay in school. Not becuz im a duke fan but because i think there are a few things he can still work on. I think he could work on his bal handling and especially the use of his left hand. It wouldnt hurt 4 steph curry to spend another year in school either. Derozan could stay jus 2 work on everything ,but why ,scouts love him so much he's a top 10 pick. Jrue holiday didnt show me much this year. Gani lawal and patt patterson should def stay in school. ed davis will be a star. he can do watever he wants
Tyler Smith from Tennessee would be smart to come back. He needs to get another year of the college game in him to show he can develop something that at least resembles a jumper and it would help if he would learn to guard sg's and sf's better. Plus, my Vols need him.