Mid Majors and small school players who could make an impact PF Hybrids
Kenneth Faried(Morehead St.) - is an intriguing prospect to me. Good second jump ability and good nose for rebounding
Chris Wright(Dayton) - Great prospect out of highschool hasnt shown much and was moved to a pf in position. I think he went to the wrong school but still has time to change his game to what he should be as a sf. This system was just not ment for chris wright at Dayton
Derrick Caracter (Utep) - Quickest feet I have seen on a big man of his size. Needs big attitude adjustment, I just dont get whats wrong with us jerzy dudes. There not like that outside of the game but in the game we are to emotional
Udoh (Baylor)- Solid player looks like Darrel Arthur with more muscle and offensive fluidity
Willie Reed (St Louis) - Great leaping ability.. I use to think this was the only thing you needed but all my leapers have failed me Swift, Wilcox, Warrick, Alexander....
I guess the system is the key on the latter 5. Who are some prospects that you can think of that are going play major bench roles in the league
Tulsa has a gaurd I cant figure out his name looks like a poor mans dwayne wade
HueBond, good list, but Udoh plays in the Big 12 not a mid-major by any means. Also, Caracter played at Louisville, so I have hard time considering him a mid-major player. Though, I like the list otherwise. Kenneth Faried is a monster on the boards.
i was about to say the same thing with the baylor kid.
the tulsa kid you're thinking of is named Ben Uzoh
This guy is a good scorer and plays the forward/gaurd position well. Not a power forward so maybe doesn't fit into this actual topic but at 6'9 he has the size to rebound if needed. Watch him in the NCAA's and you should be impressed. Only a soph also. (indiana boy)
Gordon Hayward, Elias Harris, and Wesley Witherspoon are also guys that are at mid-major schools and could be NBA players that play a hybrid type of PF.
I don't want to be too negative, but i despise the Udoh to Arthur comparison. Arthur, in college, was a sub par rebounder and shot blocker for his size and athletic ability, inconsistancy plagued him going for 20 one game and 4 the next. Arthur had more moves offensively than Udoh, but played for a stacked team and averaged less than a point per game less than Udoh in 10 fewer mintues per game, don't forget he was the #2 forward coming out of his high school class behind Durant, and he never lived up to his hype.
Udoh on the other hand, is a defensive guy who rebounds and blocks shots at a high level and has a good offensive skill set, but isnt a scoring punch in the post Arthur was by any means, but he scores at a pretty good rate partialy because of the dirty work he does a lot of the time grabbing offensive rebounds and partialy because of his skill set. I don't know how anyone looks at Udoh who blocks 4+ shots per game, pulls down 10 rbs in the Big 12 and sees a more offensive Darrell Arthur, who plays in a mid-major or small school?
its hard to say with both..on one had arthur was on a better team so of course his stats would probably be done so its possible that if he were on baylors team instead his stats would be better and if the baylor guy was on kansas team his stats wouldnt be has high because of the better players around him
I am going to mention a mid-major guard to watch for. He's a Junior at Hofstra his name is Charles Jenkins he's 6'3" 220 combo guard. I go to Hofstra, so I have seen him countless times. He is someone everyone should watch for he is probably going to be anywhere from a 2nd rounder to undrafted, but he can play.
I hear what you are saying quincey, but I watched probably between 20 and 25 KU games that year, and Arthur did not play to the level he had the ability to play at. I'm just trying to say Arthur was almost entirely a post scoring punch for KU, often underacheiving where he could have excelled at rebounding and blocking shots, while Udoh is a guy who excels at rebounding and blocking shots and scores less than a point per game more than Arthur did as a soph in over 10 minutes more per game. They are just too completely different players.
tru.. im just saying. persoanlly i rarely watched arthur in college and when i did i didnt think he was as good as others said he was
me either, he was was one of those guys who never progessed in college like he was expected to, I understand why he went pro because he had 20 and 10 in the Ntnl title game, but he was extremely inconsistant, he has become more of a rebounder in the NBA and still could be a decent player, but he is really gifted athletically and has a nice jumper, but he just hasn't put it together.