Future One and Dones
We all know about the historic Freshman class in the 2008 Draft, consisting of Rose, Mayo, Love, Beasley, Gordon, and Bayless.
Does anyone think there can ever be an incoming Freshman draft class as NBA talented as this? Does anyone else think this year has potential? I think so, with Wall, Henry, Bradley, Favors, Stephenson, Cousins, and Sidney. Very talented group
I don't know if you can call Renardo Sidney a one-and-done considering he has yet to play for Mississippi State and hasn't been with them since the end of the last semester. My guess would be that he tries to catch on with a D-League team soon and make a run for this draft, but if not then he might be best served staying out of this draft (because he might not get taken) and go play pro ball in either the D-League or Europe next year.
I think Stephenson, Wall, Henry, Cousins, and Favors are locks to go.
Bradley is a toss-up. He hasn't really been a major player at Texas but he could still probably go pretty high. Texas is one of those schools though where players like sticking around. It is a fun place to be, kind of like UNC or Duke, and sometimes they hang around a year longer because they enjoy it.
My guess would be Elias Harris will leave Gonzaga, though it could be interesting how the World Championships come into play. If he joins the German team, then they would probably want him training with them during the summer to lead up to the August tournament. If that is the case, he might want to stay back a year, so that he won't be behind by missing summer ball with whatever team might draft him.
I think Henson and Whiteside return, but mostly because I don't think they are ready. It is possible they'll enter because they could both probably go in the first round if they try. Maybe Derrick Williams or Marshawn Powell takes a look, but I don't think they could get a first round guarantee.
Do you think Wall can be as good, if not better than Rose and Cousins and/or Favors to be the next Lopez? They all have incredible potential, but as a UK fan and having watched every televised and local game, he really needs to mature and get his attitude and work ethic in shape. But this is kind of expected, being only 19 years old
Wall can be the best player in the NBA next to LeBron in 3 years...He is an outstandingly talented player... He will easily seperate himself from the likes of Jennings and Evans....Rose can be really special so I wouldn't include him in that list.
from what i've seen john wall seems like a better pro prospect then derrick rose...rose hasn't overly impressed me with his leadership/point guard play thus far...aside from the amazing series against boston derrick has simply been that explosive scorer everyone knew he was gonna be but he isn't dishing the rock with as much ease as expected
i dont think so. love beasley rose and gordan all did alot better there freshman year then these freshmen. beasley should have been player of the year. love was first or second team all american. gordan was a monster and first team all conference. rose healped lead his team to the finals and was just unbelieveable. couisn has played good but not on those guys level. favros hasnt played close to there level and isnt even the best player on his team( same as cousins) lance has been good but also not on those fresmens level. those guys were the best on there team and each was the best or second best players in there conference. cousins could possible be the next lopez and favors could too. but he would be the other lopez. lopez was very skilled and had nice foot work. favors doesnt have that. i know 19 year olds are for the most part immature but the things cousins does and the attitude he has i cant remeber too many 19 year olds who were that extreme
Yeah Cousins does have a lot of extreme talent. And I didn't want to say too much about Wall without coming off as a Wildcat fanboy haha...and I meant could these possible one-and-dones be as good in their rookie season as the others were, but you make a good point. They were freaks in college
i include wall in the catagory of the beasley class though.. he is the truth
if John Wall is the truth...who is the lie?
Tha lie is......................Gilbert Arena's Lmao