his teammate,Cole Aldrich,is projected to be a lottery pick in next year's draft. Collins is just viewed as a possible mid to late second rounder.I know the dude is undersized,but as a basketball player,i know a defender's nightmare is to have to guard a guy with his incredible speed(especially for someone as slow as me lol).he is also pretty strong.Where does everyone believe he will get drafted?
my bad i just realized this site has him as a late first rounder
If I was a GM, he'd be a late 1st rounder. He has a crazy 1st step, probably one of the top 3 in the nation (John Wall,Kalin Lucas) and he has a nice shot, but he isnt the best defender (Ben Woodside, Willie Warren and Byron Eaton ate him alive last year head-to-head), and he isnt really a true PG. Even though he plays for KU, I really like his game and think he will be good pro.
Collins did manage to slow down Derrick Rose after Rose killed Augustin and Collison though. I'm not a KU fan but I like how Collins plays. He's built really well too and he can take contact.
Collins biggest issue in my opinion is learning how to control the game, you guys are right, he isn't a true point guard, but throughout the course of last year he improved a lot with his shot selection and learned when to take over a game and when to create a shot for someone else. In my opinion if he continues at the rate he did last year in regards to running an offense he could work his way into the 20-25 range. However, he has had some conditioning issues and if he doesn't show up this season in top shape and reverts back to his old ways of a shoot first point guard he'll drop to the mid second. That being said, his quickness and jumpshot and freakish strength (which allow him to get off near impossible shots driving to the hoop) give him the tools to become a solid starter in the league someday, but its up to him to put together playing point this year for it to work in the NBA
Trust me, there is nothing going on with Sherron Collins. If he was that good, he would have declared this year (after his junior season). By this time next year, nobody will have remembered that big shot he hit in the NCAA championship game a couple of years ago. Don't forget how soon we forget. He was good coming out of high school. He played in a tough Chicago high school league.
Dhamp...the greatest basketball mind in the world. Next to Hubie Brown anyway.
joewolf's analysis of sherron is right on the money.
Last year, sherron averaged 35 minutes, dropped 19 per game on 43%
in 08, he averaged 14 points on 46% per 35 minutes
in 07, he average 14.8 points on 48% per 35
I saw every KU game last year. The guy clearly had to carry the offense last year, taking more shots and playing more minutes. His lack of proper conditioning for point guard really hurt the quality of his performance in end of games. His role at KU has always been scoring, not distributing.
I disagree DHamp, Sherron has a tremendous opportunity this season to showcase nba level point guard skills
1: With KU's depth this year, he will not be forced to play 35 minutes a night. His performance at the end of games will be just as crisp as 07 and 08.
2. With the surplus of offensive weapons surrounding him, ku will not rely on him to carry the offense this year. He will take more quality shots as well as focus on distributing to our other offensive threats (Cole, Xavier, Tyshawn, Morris, ext.) Expect his assist numbers to increase and his FG% to reflect 07 and 08
If Sherron can put up 15-17 PPG, dish 6-7 assists, and shoot +45% from the field, all while leading KU to the final 4 - he will be a top 25 pick in this lighter point guard draft.
Easier said than done, thats a tall order lol..... but I do think he will have a season like last year.
i've been a fan of his since his freshman year. he can play no doubt BUT i dont see him as a true point guard. he's a scoring point guard and thats ok in college but it'll be hard to translate that to the pros. hopefully he can learn how to be more of a distributor this year and get his assists up to the 6-8 apg and stay within the 17-19 ppg. i do see him as a late 1st rounder which would mean going to a winning team most likely and learning from a veteran pg who can show him the ropes and help him become a better point guard. i expect him to be an all american and lead Kansas deep this year.