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Finally a Chance to See Whiteside

Memphis @ Marshall On CBS College Sports Network at 8:00 EST

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If you're like me, and you've never seen him play, now is as good a time as any to scout possible top-5 pick Hassan Whiteside out of Marshall.


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yeah, i get that channel, i

yeah, i get that channel, i might have to check him out. Is he supposed to be coming out this year?

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There's a chance he

There's a chance he will...I'll definitely be watching this one.

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Hey what

Hey how do you guys feel about Elliot Williams at this point? If he comes out this year, is he a first rounder? I am looking to see Whiteside dominate in this game since Memphis is thin in the frontcourt.

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he's projected number one on

he's projected number one on this website over harrison barnes. thats interesting.

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Whiteside

I really do think Whiteside will come out this year. He could go as high as the second overall pick, but there is a lot of basketball to be played this season, he could still fall out of the first round altogether.

I am very excited to finally get a chance to watch him play. We'll see what he is capable of.

As for Elliot Williams I think he is a first rounder as of now, but he has a chance to crack the lottery next year.

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my prediction.

After tonight, many will criticize him and say why is he worth the hype!?

Sometimes when you see a player, that's talked about so much, and unknown, you're like uhhhhhhhhh

We'll see though! I'll be watching.

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Elliot Williams will

Elliot Williams will probably be a mid-first round pick to early second round pick if he came out this year. But he has alot of work to do before he's ready for the NBA. His shot is ok from 3 but he doesn't have much of a mid range game, he needs to work on his handle's to, and he needs to learn how to go right before he will be a good player in the NBA. But he has alot of potiential due to his athletic ability. He's about 6'4 1/2 so he's a little short for a SG in the NBA he has some PG skills but he's more of a SG. There are alot of rumors that he will enter the draft this year so im guessing he will be picked late 20's if he enters this year. But yall need to watch for Wesley Witherspoon in this game to, Elliot Williams is Memphis's best player right now but Witherspoon has more pro potential. He's 6'9'' with good handle's and good athletic ability he should be a good SF someday in the NBA.

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HOLY SHI

Huge block by Hassan... not even a block as much as he inhaled it

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I talked about Witherspoon

I talked about Witherspoon in the summer. I watched him play in AAU back when he was a senior in HS, and I think he could develop into a Tayshaun Prince type player. He's very quick and he's got the ability to play any perimeter position. I seriously think he can develop into one of the absolute best defenders in the NBA in time..He's extremely long, and provides a ton of versatility. He just needs polish offensively, and to work on his shot...

As for Elliot Williams, he's going to be like a Dahntay Jones type. At least that's what I see.

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whiteside

His arms are like gumby, he's going to be a shot blocking machine.

However he will really have to work on his body, and post up game, he gets pushed around easy inside.

He will be a project of 3-5 years. However he could pan out huge, if he puts it together.

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That was a perfect description. Haha

8 minutes in, Whiteside has looked impressive. He hit a 12 footer from the elbow, which is something that I have yet to see from Favors, Davis, Aldrich or Varnado this season. He is very mobile and seems to be one of the first players down the court on offense and defense. His movement is effortless and his extension is unreal.

I would like to see him be more aggressive, particularly on the boards.

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Wow

Turnaround 18 footer from the baseline. I had no idea he was capable of that.

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He has alot of length

He has alot of length man...It pretty unbelievable how long he is. Got a big frame as well, that looks capable of putting on a good buit of muscle. He's definitely going to make his presence felt on the glass and blocking shots. He just blocked Witherspoon's shot with both hands as I type this lol. He's going to have to touch up his offensive skills and get stronger, but I think he can be a decent starting PF/C in the NBA in a few seasons

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How about that?

Little Elijah Millsap is the top rebounder in the conference. You gotta love that.

And a third block for Whiteside, as he gets up to stuff his own man.

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yeah

that turnaround 18 footer was smoothe.

He plays a lot more perimeter game than I thought. I always thought he was just a under the basket guy.

he needs to put on about 30 lbs though, in a hurry.

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I'm not sure I agree that he
I'm not sure I agree that he will be a "project" in the traditional sense of the word. He has a lot of room for improvement, but he can also contribute now. He's stronger than you are all giving him credit for, certainly stronger than Kevin Garnett was as a rookie. I see him starting his career similar to Marcus Camby, who took several years to develop into a great rebounder and defender but was a great shot blocker and decent, intelligent offensive player from day one. His upside, though, goes far beyond what Camby has become.
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Thank you Adi!

People are waking up to this guy. Dude has serious ability. Someone argued with me this morning on here Cousins had the same length. Please. He is one the top five prospects for THIS year if he comes out.

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Yeah

I agree with Adi. His ability to stay out of foul trouble would be enough to get him 20 minutes a game on some teams in the NBA. He won't be a go-to player, but he can be a difference maker off the bench.

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I read somewhere that he had a 7'7" wingspan. He is also a legit seven-footer, and certainly a better leaper than Cousins.

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Do you guys agree

he plays more like Kg and Bosh than a traditional center?

He seems to like to roam a lot and likes the perimeter, and has a nice touch on that shot.

He's got some polish on him, I wouldn't expect him to come to the league next year and do much, but he will show flashes and get just better and better every year.

He's one interesting prospect.

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Pedo

Pedo who do you compare Whiteside to? I think if Marcus Camby was 10 years older, he would have some 'splaining to do you know what I mean? lol

Hotshot that's really good observation that I missed the whole time.

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Not Sure

This is my first time watching him. He mentioned that KG is his idol, and you can kind of see it in his game. I don't like the DeAndre Jordan comparison. I can see a little Marcus Camby/Dwight Howard, but I'm not yet sure who I would compare him too.

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HOLY SHI

ANOther huge block........ omfg

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holy cow!

great touch on his shot, nothing but nylon from 17 feet out.

Then he swats one for his 4th block.

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someone who is good with vids make a highlight reel fo him pleas

omg

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I think he's very similar to

I think he's very similar to Garnett, but a poor man's version though. He doesn't possess that kind of footwork or the perimeter game that Garnett has always had. He's unpolished and he's still growing into himself, but he does have a high upside. He has an emerging skill set, which shows me that he will get alot better.

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whoa!

a nice hook shot!!!

twolves better put this kid on their radar!!!

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Nice

Nice hook shot. This kid has game.

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Jeez

You would think the Tigers would know by now not to shoot the ball while running into the vicinity of Hassan Whiteside.

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if he comes out this year

I don't see why he can't go top 3

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Yeah I like Whiteside as

Yeah I like Whiteside as prospect. I haven't been watching this game but I watched Marshall play UAB a couple days ago & posted something about it. Whiteside is definitely more skilled offensively than DeAndre Jordan was at Texas A&M.  Defensively Whiteside is a slightly longer/taller version of Varnado.  I told you all last week Whiteside has good form on his jumpshot.  In time he should be able to develop a consistent midrange game.  Definite lottery pick but I don't think I would take him over Ed Davis.

Keep in my Whiteside is up against Will Coleman 6-9 & Niles 6-8 this game.  Neither one of those post players are very good.   

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He is also better defensively than DeAndre Jordan was.

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I want to see Marshall vs Kentucky

Cousins vs Hassan

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Bear- I agreenateoak- yep

Bear- I agree

nateoak- yep that would be fun to watch. Whiteside would block Cousins probably 10 times lol.  Cousins would muscle his way to 20 points though & draw some fouls.  

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Whiteside

Whiteside with a career high 22 points so far.

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i dunnoI

I'm simply shocked at his outside game, and touch on his shot.

I never expected this going into the game. His ceiling is scary high.

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I know

and he is blocking shots at their APEX!

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Wilkerson looks good as well

Nice rotation guy maybe.

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Great game by Whiteside but

Great game by Whiteside but Memphis wins!

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I'm impressed. I was

I'm impressed. I was wondering why this site was hyping him much when I don't even see his name on the sites mock draft. He has potential.

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