Do you guys think he finds a spot in league? Soft touch, big body, fiery, good passer, and good/great footwork. You would think someone who is 6-11 with his skill set could find a niche. Still, I have my doubts. What say you Draft.net?
I think so. He obviously needs to find the right team and system, but this guy has improved so much since he got to SMC. It just shows that he's willing to work to get improve his game. Definitely not a first rounder but I don't see teams taking guys like Parakhouski of Radford, Jordan of Tulsa, Onuaku of Syracuse, or even pittman from Texas over Samhan. He has played himself to one of the top 5-6 centers of the draft.
No chance, his lack of athleticism and foot speed is drastically obvious so no I don't see him in the league. He's a nice story but don't get carried away....Just think of him matched up against any starting/backup center in the NBA. He would get mopped night in night out, name a center he could hang with....while you're still thinking I'll just tell you he doesn't match up well with any of them.
He has no lift at all. He actually can run the court, but he has zero leaping ability. He is so crafty it is hard not to fall in love with him. Should be interesting to see how he does against the zone and all that length against baylor.
Needs to beat them or I am a poor poor man. I, out of good principle, couldn't bear to put dook in my final four.
I'm not a believer in his NBA future. European star to me, I just dont see his game translating. His back to the baskett stuff won't work in the pro's, and the wide open game neutralizes him alot. I think it largely depends on how he measures. If he is 6'11, maybe. If he is actually 6'9, no freakin way. I never believe listed heights for a millisecond till they are confirmed at combines.
I just don't see his effectiveness translating past the longer court, shorter shot clock, and better athletes. More up and down and less time makes his already questionable size and athleticism an NBA death sentence. I'm probably wrong and stupid though because he is really really tearing it up but I think one bad game will put an end to all this.
nba teams already knew about him. only fans were clueless and think what hes doing no has put him on the radar. i was one of them that thought the torunaments gets gusy noticed untill reading bothteamsplayhards thread about nba scouts saying the tournament doesnt raise players stock in there eyes liek it does in fans eyes. they said those players are already know and teams have already scouted them many times. thats what scouts do through out the season. by the time they play in the tournament scouts have already seen them many times and everything they do now they have already done during the season. even if they score more points there skill set is still the same as it was when they scouted them before. im not sure why i didnt figure that out before. they can raise if they start doing things like hitting a bunch of threes or jumping out the gym, when they werent doing that before
possibly, you tries hard which sometimes is hard to find in big men. Like stated above if he is a legit 6'11" then sure why not, but if he is 6'9" no way. You would have a less athletic tyler hansbrough.