Ok this happens every year in college basketball. Someone who stayed in school, which i dont have a problem with, will have their stock drop significantly the next season compaired to where it was around the previous draft.
Opinions of those who stayed in school who will be on the brink of being drafted or not?
Vasquez, Lucas, Reynolds
The 3 people M 3 said i all disagree with.
Ginial Lawi on GT is a big one and Pat Patterson
There are so many good pf's in next year's draft. He should have come out last year. Especially being a year older than his age group.
patrick patterson for sure, could have easily been a top 20 if not 15 pick, willie warren and greg monroe were high up so unless they put up nice numbers they will also fall, reynolds was smart because last years pg class was sick and we would of fell far, vasquez might as well play all his years because he will other get cut or be a journey men after college
Patterson is projected as a late lottery pick next year...What are you talking about? He has a chance to win a National Championship, improve his game and he's going to be a top-15 pick no matter what basically...Whats there to lose for him?
Umm, cousins and orton, coming in playing both as big men, wall coming in and taking all the attention from him, a serious injury? Them failing to win the championship and they pick apart his game, and this class is crazy frontloaded compared to last years class
Isn't taking anytime away from Patterson. Also, you are looking at worst case scenario. Injuries happen man...He could be walking down the stairs and hurt himself. Stuff happens. What happens if he turns into their best scorer and he is the main reason (next to Wall) that they win the Championship? Just saying...
You asked me what was their for him to lose and i answered, the injuries is really the only worst case scenario, and he probaly could turn out to be the best scorer but i dont see it around 20 pts with the teammates he has around him, all the other things i said are very possible and could easily happen, ur making it seem like they are gunna win the national title, orton is going to play poor and wall wont live up to the hype
Team in the Nation. No way Kansas can handle Kentucky. Wall is too much for Collins and there's no way Aldrich can handle Patterson, Orton and Cousins without getting into foul trouble. I am a UNC fan big time, but talent wise, Kentucky is bar none the best team in the Nation. Maybe Kansas has more chemistry and a better coach, but that's it.
You know this for a fact that their the best, they havent even played!!!, kansas and texas could easily win, also being the most talented team doesnt always mean you win, come on man be realistic
Kentucky could easily win too...Yes?
Everyteam has a chance of winning its such a broad statement, but yes they have a way better chance then most, im just saying that he was a late lottery pick this year and hes that or lower next he has nohing really to gain, unless he wins the championship, leads the team in scoring and reb with high stats
with both you.. patterson took a gamble by coming back. both scenarios are very likely in a way. he could have an amazing year leading his team to a national championship which is very realistic especially with the talent he has around him. but on the other hand that talent could easily be his downfall, because who knows, wall could be huge and really live up to his hype, what im saying is theres a chance he could be outshined by Kentucky's newly added talent. i say this because patterson has never really held the role to lead a team. even since high school he playded behind oj mayo.
or he could just get injured..
but im rooting for him to have a good year, i just like him as a player. and its too early to predict the match up between kentucky and kansas but i def cant wait to see one, if there is one
Please don't bring Kansas into any argument if you could only refer to 2 of their players. You are going to get clowned.
Refer to thier entire team man...Aldrich and Collins are the main players on that team, no? With Henry being a very good 3rd option...
The Jayhawks have the depth and experience that will put them right up there with Kentucky. If Alrich has trouble with Patterson, they can throw both Morris twins, Thomas Robinson, or Jeff Whitey at him. KU has so much depth man, Collins isn't a top 5 prospect like Wall, but he is stronger just as quick and has college experience. No doubt Kentucky has loads of talent, but KU is deeper, and has experience, I hear what you are saying, but you can't say there is no way KU can handle Kentucky. Experience goes a long way in basketball, just take a look at the last 5 NBA Champions and 5 NCAA Champions, you see a high talent level in all of those teams, but the thing that stands out more is experience.
Kansas has no chance...OF course they do, their loaded. I just think Kentucky can handle Aldrich, the Morris twins and Collins. I think they might have a problem with Henry, but I think they could still win...I KNOW it's way to early to tell lol. I'm just going with my gut here.
Collins and Aldrich are the only guys another eam should be scared of. The Morris twins have decent physical tools, but they're both pretty raw (especially Markieff if I spelled it right) and Tyshawn Taylor honestly isnt a player you lose sleep over but he's a good looking defender. I dont understand why he's a projected 1st rounder though, nothing too special about him. And Morningstar is an unathletic shooter, and while slightly better athletically so is Reed.
I think Kentucky has the better chance, but your asking a Kstate fan lol. But seriously, Kentucky has more explosive weapons to me
It's more about a great team thats been put together, played together and has talent and depth. Not, how many offensive match ups other teams are scared of. Reed and Morningstar are complimentary players, Reed a 3 point shooter and Morningstar emerged as a solid perimeter defender last year. First of all I would LOVE to see this matchup in the Final 4 next year, I think it would be a fantastic game. Kentucky has experience in Patterson, one of the best recruiting classes I've seen in years and a great Coach in Calipari. I just think KU's depth and experience wins out. Watch out for Thomas Robinson for KU this year too, he is an elite rebounder and athlete blessed with strength and agility. I think he is either going to push the Morris twins to improve their games and if they don't he's gonna take their minutes.
I think KU has the better chance, but I am a KU fun, so I'll admit my bias, but I've seen KU play 20 times per year for the last 10 so I know them pretty well, and I try not to be too biased, I've always like coah Cal and Patrick Patterson, as a player. I just hope it happens it will be a fun game to watch.