What are your thoughts On Marcus Jordan so far?
he's playing great defense so far and his offense seems to be finally coming around, of course he will never be his dad but I think he could be a nba contributor, ala tony allen, but i'm just thinking with that jordan work ethic, athleticism and talent he could be better after like 3 years of college ball, you know his dad isn't going to let him leave early. I mean D-WADE started slow and that's the type of player he is similar too, you know strong build, great midrange and driving to the rim. Never saying he will be an NBA all star or anything but I think he's going to make it to the league.And if he reaches his potential maybe he could be a D-WADE. But one thing i'm suprised with is how accurate his 3 point shot is and how great he is at defense and rebounding.
what school does he go to?
central florida university i believe.
i don't think he can make it in the nba but he will probably get drafted just for the side story which is kind of sad
he definitely doesn't even deserve mention as an NBA prospect at this point...
wade didn't really start all that slow...he scored 17 in his first career game, and never averaged less than that for his whole career...jordan's not even averaging 6, and his career high is 13...
even if he reaches his full potential, he'll be nowhere near what wade is...he's not as athletic, no matter who his dad was
umm actually he is just as athletic. even espn says his great athletism and leaping ability allow him to excel in the open court, attacking the rim in transition.
1. this has nothing to do with his dad
2.wasn't comparing him to wade, just said that what i read on a website about his style of play(type of player)
3.before dwayne wade started doing what he's been doing in the nba, no one thought of him as a great, perrenial all-star type of player, look back and read about him before he was drafted, they thought he would be a good player but not what he is today.
4.you honestly don't know anything about marcus jordan, once again, his best qualities are his athleticism and work ethic. time and time again, we see hard work outdo talent, hence someone like jeff green to someone like julian wright. you ask almost anyone and they would definitely say wright had/has more talent
5.i said after 3 years.
6. come on at least read and know your subject before you make a statement
7. because you're new and learning, i won't take points.
WTF are you talking about Marcus Jordan bieng as good an athlete as Dwayne Wade. Really?
That is among the stupidest things I've ever read on here, Im usually not mean but that was above and beyond asanine.
Maybe he plays his way into the league, maybe not. It might help his cause if Jermaine Taylor pans out and is good. 4 years at a CUSA school is a long time to develop, so maybe after his sophomore year it will be time to reasses. He is a prospect by name right now, but I dont think its inconcievable that he makes an NBA roster at some point.
no...he is not "just as athletic" as one of the most athletic players in the NBA...if he were, he wouldn't have wound up at UCF...the only reason Wade was at MU (which has a much richer history than UCF) was because he didn't qualify out of high school
jordan is a good athlete, i agree...but to put him in the same ballpark as a guy who can take over NBA games with his athleticism is a mistake...
sure, after 3 years he could be a draft prospect...but right now he doesn't deserve to be mentioned...
if you want to compare him to a former Marquette guard, Wesley Matthews would be a safer bet...he's pretty much everything you described (strong, hard working, good defender, good at taking it to the rim and midrange), he averaged 10 ppg as a freshman in the Big East, got it up to 18 as a SR and still wound up going undrafted...
im willing to bet no one has watched him play and if they have they have watched clips or maybe just maybe one game. i live in florida and they dont come on tv except one game that i remeber.
you're right, i've never watched him play at UCF...but the guy is averaging 6 points per game at a mid-major school...you don't need to break down a lot of tape to figure out that a guy who isn't averaging double digits has a long way to go before he garners mention as a prospect...as of right now, he is doing exactly what ESPN predicted him to do (an 87 grade implies that he'll have a chance to start right away at a mid-major, and should be an immediate contributor). ESPN did not rate him as a top 300 prospect, so unless he was dramatically exceeding expectations (he's not) he's got his work cut out for him to get on the draft radar.
not saying he'll never play in the NBA, just that RIGHT NOW, its pretty unlikely that scouts are focusing a ton of attention on him
my point wasnt that he is a nba prospect...i actually dont think he is one. my thing was im sure no one has seen more then what i stated so how can anyone say hes a nba prospect
As much as I'd love to see Jordan's son succeed, it's going to be hard... I don't see him getting anywhere in the NBA despite how many of us say that he's been working hard, he's got athletic build or whatever... I think he'll get drafted JUST because of the status that he has... But in terms of productivity, I don't see him getting playing time to even produce 3 ppg in the pros... But anybody can be wrong including me... I want to see him succeed... Hopefully, he can make a Russell-Westbrook type of jump but it remains to be seen for now... Marcus Jordan is playing OK ball at UCF and hasn't really been the "main" guy for them... and he isn't expected to be at least in his freshman year...
He may do like Damien Wilkins did . He started very slow and and even transferred and has been in league for a while and have been solid for a few teams.
i actually have watched ucf games this year. and ucf is a half court team. and they play a team system, not just one player doing everything, He's taking like 5 shots a game, he's mainly out there playing defense, their whole team works in the offense, their highest player is like 12 ppg. And i'm not saying he's anything right now, like i said after at least 3 years. but if you actually watch ucf games, you would see that athleticism, dude's head is continually above the rim, and he's always one of the fastest guys down the court. I can bet that none of you thought wade would be as good as he is. But I know some of you will say you did. And if you read the first post I said Tony Allen, an nba contributor, i just was saying the Wade style is the style of play he's suited to, driving and midrange jumpers. Someone else said I was comparing him to Wade, which I wasn't. Just saying that;s his style of play.
damien wilkesn was already real good before going to college. i think he was first or second team all american and he was alot more talented. i dont by the get in the nba because of who youre father or brother is because zach maubury,shaq's lil brother and many other brothers or sons would have been in the nba. if you cant play or are not good enough no matter who youre father or brother is you arent gonna make it. now you can play for a summer leauge team and get invited to camp because of that but you dont make the team because of it. and jpost you must be going to the games because there games arent on tv. i stay down here in florida and knwo they dont show there game son tv or the computer
yea i'm a freshman at UCF on an academic scholarship but i'm transferring back home to louisiana for this 2nd semester.
nice..you ever play against my boy elijah millsap or his younger brother abe?..they are from that area
elijah no, but i saw him play, he's about 3 years older than me I think
and abe i didn't play against him but I practiced with them one time when he was at I think it was brighton, something with a b.
yeah thats a highschool in utah that abe went to. you lived in utah too?
nah i went to a private school so we traveled for christmas tourneys and stuff, me and a couple of teammates helped out, just for bodies.