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  • #1253460
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    Dazzling Dunks and Basketball Bloopers
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    I admittedly had never heard of this guy until yesterday but I was very intrigued by what I saw from him. Sharp is a 7-5 junior college transfer who plays for western Kentucky. He is currently leading the nation in blocks at almost 5 per game. However, he isn’t just some big stiff who stands under the basket with hands up. Sharp actually seems to have decent mobility, which is extremely rare for a player that size. Although his overall offensive skill set is a work in progress, he has very good timing on pick and rolls for a guy with such a raw skill set. However, the thing that really impressed me was his hands. He has an exceptional ability to catch and finish tough passes in traffic.
    He clearly still needs to add strength as he is currently listed at 237 lbs and continue to develop his overall offensive skill set. However, I can at least see the raw outline of a guy with gobert like potential and a guy who could be worth a look in the first round.

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  • #1253466
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    Evan Tomes
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    I watched him a lot at John A Logan. He was a freshman when Jay Scrubb was a sophomore. He’s younger for his class and only played 2 years of varsity ball in high school. Logan’s coach told me they measured him with a 7’8 wingspan and 9’7 standing reach. He will be a prospect.

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  • #1253474
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    Yeah Saturday was also the first time I saw him play. I had seen his name in the NCAA stat leaders category a few times but didnt pay it much mind. I had just finished watching Purdue steamroll Butler and I must say Zach Edey looks much bigger and taller. Either way the dudes still massive and it was very impressive to see a man his size diving for loose balls comfortably. He doesn’t move like he is 7’3/7’5. He moves like he’s 6’10. I think he’s got a shot and as the season goes on his name will generate more hype.

    Someone his size will likely enter his name into the draft as soon as theirs interest due to obvious injury concerns.

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  • #1253475
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    He would be the sort of player teams will take a look at if nothing else. Could he be a rotational player rather than a roster player like say Tacko Fell I wonder?

    I’ve not seen anything of him so I don’t know if he is a legit prospect of not but a team like OKC with a number of picks could be the sort to roll the dice with him.

    What is the hype on Zach Edey, he is listed at near 300lbs and was on the Canadian side which finished with the bronze medal so might be further along than Jamarion.
    If guys this size can run the floor then they can have a good shot at the NBA, their worth is on the defensive end and if they have good fundamentals and are coachable then teams will have a long hard look at them.

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  • #1253476
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    i think his chances of getting drafted r 50/50..but we’ll see .
    i totally agree with oh canada, unlike some 7 + players he has great coordination and a good feel for the game…he’ll be in the national spotlight and have a chance to boost his stock wednesday when western kentucky plays kentucky …..that have west virginia transfer center oscar tshiebwe,1 of the most improved players in the nation…

    Watching him play reminds me of a young pascal Siakam and former nba player Ervin Johnson….

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    • #1253485
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      OhCanada-
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      Watching the WKU Kentucky game now. He’s defenitely not 7’5. Unless Oscar Tshiebwe is 7’0.

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  • #1253486
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    OhCanada-
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    Hes gonna get drafted this year for sure…

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  • #1253487
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    OhCanada-
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    7 blocks and 1 foul in the half…and it was a cheesy foul. Knocked down his freethrows, form looked good, dominant rebounds. This dudes the real deal. Should at least be considered as a Gobert type prospect.

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  • #1253548
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    He was listed at 7’2 as a freshman at John A Logan. During the initial covid shutdown, and literally nothing was on tv, I watched a few of their games as Jay Scrubb was a big time prospect. Whether he is 7’2″ or 7’5″, he has gotten significantly better since the 2020 season. While his height was noticeable, he didn’t strike me as someone to really figure as a legit NBA pick. Prior to getting hurt in the Kentucky game, he impressed. I wouldn’t think he should be considered a 2022 guy as he still has work to do skill wise, and I’m not sure whether the G-League is better for individual skill development at the level he is at than a college program.

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    • #1253584
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      Western Kentucky is horrible. They have two guys who can score a bit but are limited with that Justice guy and the forward I forget his name. Not much else going for them. He should enter the draft while he has that excuse going for him or transfer to a team with decent guard play.

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