He is a good, smart passer. He just doesn't always put enough mustard on it. Loosey. Negative assist to turnover ratio. Brackins, Motiejunas and even Favors make snappier passes.
I would probably agree that he is the second best passer/play-making big man in the draft, though. Obviously behind Monroe.
"Aren't many NBA bigs who can block shots AND pass like Ekpe Udoh can."
its probably better for him to come out this year.. he will be 23 in 2 months and if he stayed would be 24 by the time he got to the nba
which is why i said ill have to check out draftexpress to see how they view him...he drops a tad lower in my eyes after seeing he will be 23 by the time the nba season starts so he should be more advanced then most other centers in college if not all
Yea he is old for the class. He's probably gone, which sucks because Baylor could be title worthy if he returns.
" Aren't many NBA bigs who can block shots AND pass like Ekpe Udoh can.'
To be fair, he also tweeted that he doesn't watch much NBA outside NY which is to say he is devoid of the NBA. This is the time of year where a lot of people forget to actually watch the NBA and see the major difference in strength, athleticism, intelligence, and coaching at that next level. Dominic McGuire was a big time shot blocker, creator, and athlete in college. Jared Jeffries was a lottery pick with that same profile coming out of Indiana. Earl Clark has the same tags as Udoh, plus he was as smooth as they came, as was Austin Daye. Renaldo Balkman has his little period where people liked what he was doing because he was long, athletic, could block a few shots, unselfish, and played hard. Then he went to Denver and they saw that they already had guys who can bring energy and block shots. Mikki Moore pops his head in the league from time to time. Heck if we are just talking about blocking shots and passing while ignoring the numskullery, Darko does both when he wants to play. Fabricio Oberto and Biedrins can block shots and pass the ball. Notice these aren't starters (other than Darko) and they are all over the NBA. The hyperbole really needs to be tamed.