Why is no one talking about him? Maybe I missed something, but I don't see him in either mock, and he's not listed in the sophomore rankings.
Gonzaga's had a lot of national TV games so far (michigan state, wisconsin, cincy), and in each one I've watched, he's hands down been their best draft prospect. I didn't see much of him his freshman year, because he just didn't play that much, but apparently his biggest problems were ball control and his basic fundamentals. People said that he just scored all of his points off of his height and athleticism. However, in the game against Michigan State, he had one or two post moves that looked really refined for a sophomore, one of which that Steve Lavin likened to Tim Duncan. I'm not going as far as Lavin, but he definitely looked like he knew what he was doing out there more than people give him credit for.
The guy's a legit, lanky, athletic 7'0"er. Not to mention he's aggressive as hell. That one player for Cincy (forget his name, but bulky guy) gave Sacre a shove in tonight's game, and Sacre got T'ed up because he responded by shoving him back harder. I like that intensity out of a big guy, especially when you have so many stick-figure 7'0"ers around the league that just lack the motivation.
Sophomore, Gonzaga, C
7'0", 247 lbs.
Stats (through 6 games): 14.4 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.2 bpg, 60% FG in 24.4 mpg
Against good competition:
vs. Mich. St: 17 pts, 4 rbs
vs. Wisc: 13 pts, 6 rbs
vs. Cincy: 14 pts, 5 rbs, 3 blks
Given his height, athleticisim, and age, why isn't anyone even talking about this guy as a first round prospect?
still have quite a bit of refining to do, so I would not be surprise if he stays for all 4years under Mark Few before turning pro. Probably would do him good to get more stronger.