Last edited by Newton_14; 03-25-2012 at 08:51 PM.
Congrats to Captains Amile Jefferson & Quinn Cook. Go lead this team to nets and hardware fellas!
Roy is still a great recruiter even if he is not that great an in game coach. He is deep at most positions. It's the two PG position injuries that finally got him. Now he knows what we have gone through this season without a star D1 point guard.
In one way, it's almost been a blessing in disguise that Barnes chose the heels over Duke. If he were a Blue Devil producing the same numbers we would be hearing about another over-hyped Duke bust that K won't develop. Ofcourse Roy won't get that kind of feedback. Just further proves my long standing argument that players themselves are ultimately the ones that produce players. I think Barnes played himself right out of the lottery this past week.
I like his game for his size, but I've never been sold on his NBA prospects like all the media talk. You guys will note I've never been gushing about his NBA possibilities, like I have for Henson since day one, for instance. I've just sort of stayed quiet and observed, because I've really just been unsure what to think of his game.
He has a feathery shot, but everything else is average to me. He can go first round, but I doubt he's in the lottery after his play this season. Mid first round. There is a good chance he stays, I think.
Zeller is a solid 12 year NBA player and should go late lottery, IMO.
Henson's emerging face up game. Has him in the top 5 should he decide to leave. Big decision coming for him.
McAdoo has helped himself get into the lottery based on the potential everyone sees. Big decision for him too. My sense is he will stay and be the man next season. It would really make him better, but would never fault him for going lottery.
Marshall is mid to late first round. He stays unless some team with a big need at point really makes a push for him and moves him way up.
Will be interesting to see how the spring unfolds, for sure.
"An angry man catches no fish"-Zen proverb.
Barnes will be a better NBA player than a college player.
With the post clogged by Henson and Zeller and given the slow pace of the college game (even for teams that like to run) compared to the NBA, Barnes turns into mostly a jump shooter. Even when they give him the ball to post up his man Zeller and Henson can't really pull their defenders out of the paint. Given a higher paced game and NBA style offense, Barnes will be more effective.
This might be the BEST post title EVER.
No such thing as a silver tongued devil that is able to hypnotize young recruits into a poor program with a poor record and poor reputation. Doesn't happen.... ever.
A school, ANY school, gets top recruits based on record and program, not on a coach waving a gold watch in their face while chanting " You will play for ........... ".
I wonder about Barnes in the NBA. What's his position? I assume he will be a three, but I don't think either his size or athleticism are above average for an NBA three. Not to say I don't think he will make the NBA, but I think he will have to become a much more consistent shooter and driver if he wants to be more than just another NBA player. And if you watch much NBA, you know that NBA defense, particularly once the playoffs start, is often ferocious in a way I've never seen out of him. Has he really improved much over last year? I think a lot of college fans don't watch much NBA, and don't understand just how much higher the level of play is.