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Why is Corey Joseph returning to Texas????

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Why is Corey Joseph returning to Texas????

With Myck Kabongo coming in with alot of hype, why would Joseph return to Texas. I'll admit his game has flaws and another year would definately help him but with Kabongo potentially taking his spot as a starter and with Joseph's close friend Tristan Thompson leaving early, I find his decision to stay kind of a risky move. Any thoughts????


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Noone officially said

Noone officially said Thompson or Hamilton are leaving. Kabongo will play PG, Corey will play SG like he did last year. Corey is not good enough to declare, neither is Thompson but Cory still has much to learn and is a bit behind. He could be there until his junior year is done.

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In the pros

In the pros is corey a 1 or 2. If hes a one then I don't think another year playing off the ball will help him and he should take advantage of a weak draft. I agree though he is not ready. If hes a 2 then 100% he should stay and develop.

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Joseph won't play the 2 in the NBA

I agree with you completely that's why I'm asking the question. Another year at the 2 won't help him as he will just be labelled as a the dreaded tweener and have the flaws in his game exposed. He should come out now, while some people still believe he can be a pg. Plus with the draft being weak he is almost a lock to go by the end of the1st round.

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I under stand why you would

I under stand why you would think he should leave because its a weak class but he does have alot to learn, he needs to run an offense and maybe have some time as the go to guy, he has the size and ball handling ability he just needs some time and its good that he knows that and didn't make the mistake and leave too early.

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because he is nowhere near

because he is nowhere near making an impact on an nba team. remember avery bradley from last year? another year in school would have done him wonders. great decision to stay in school. i didnt know he was considerin leavin.

kids are better when they stay in school. granted there are cases when some kids should leave but the college game would be better and the pro game would be better.

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@kerst, So what if he won't play the 2 in the NBA

Actually, I've looked at other sources and I've seen that if Cory Joseph were going to declare this year, he wouldn't even be considered a second rounder let alone a first rounder. They certainly see the talent, but they know he has a lot to learn and want him to get more polish. Cojo still has a lot to learn and is along way from entering his name into the draft. If he's smart, like Oh Canada said, he'll probably be there until he is a junior.

Just because he'll be playing off the ball as a 2 guard does not mean it will be bad for him or he'll be listed as a tweener. On the contrary, anytime a player stays in school they usually get better and thus increase their draft stock. Learning the off guard position will only help his skills, because he will be able to learn new skills and thus have more skills when he does decide to enter. The more skills you have, the better your draft stock is. There have been players who played the off guard in college who are more PG than SG. Take Eric Bledsoe for example. He played the off guard at Kentucky with John Wall being the PG. And now look at him in LA Clippers. (He's very close to being a starter over Mo Williams, and was a starter and doing well while Baron Davis was injured) So, him staying and switching to the off guard will actually increase his draft stock for next year and the years to follow if he does indeed stay until his junior year.

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Actually he was listed as a

Actually he was listed as a first rounder on this website until he indicated he was returning to school, where he was then moved to the 2012 mock in the first round. It was only recently that his name has disappeared from the mock's so if you are gonna use facts to dispute someone's opinion......make sure your facts are correct first. And when you make a point, leave the bolding out.....it makes you come off as arrogant like you are some kind of expert. The forums are meant for opinions and discussion. So slow your roll on the "facts" and leave the bolded text out.

As for your points, staying in school does not guarantee anything. Not everyone gets better and alot of players actually hurt their stock by not getting better. They can also ruin their percieved upside if they do not improve or develop new skills. Another way players can hurt their stock, confidence and development is if a recruit comes in and takes their spot or share of minutes. While some players can benefit from staying, it is not a foregone conclusion. Playing off the ball may help him gain some skills but it also might limit him as he is too small to play the position in the nba and his potential as a point guard may diminish. Which in turn, prevents him from having a viable position in the nba and therefore cause him to go undrafted. As for comparisons to Bledsoe, each player is different and I could list players who have moved off the ball but were drafted to play pg and failed epically in the nba. So that proves nothing. But thanks for the comment.

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you dont have to play point

you dont have to play point guard in college in order for scouts to think you can play it in the pro's. Jru holiday is the most recent example.

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Agree with the Bledsoe and

Agree with the Bledsoe and Holiday points. In college, coaches just wanna get their best players out on the court. And the NBA always makes projections anyway. So they basically just project what they'd be as point guards, seeing their physical tools and skill set. Don't forget Russell Westbrook too was in this same position, being projected as a PG in the pros. And even though Cory will be at the 2, he'll still have plenty of opportunites to make plays for him and his teammates, while flashing his playmaking ability. And if Myck is on the bench, he'll be able to get min at the 1. So, I don't think this is the doomsday scenario you make it out to be, and don't think he should be compelled to put his name in the draft. He'looks like a good prospect, he'll continue to grow and get better, but I def think the NBA is in his future.

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