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TexArkHogFan

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Top 75 NBA prospects
« on: April 28, 2017, 10:30:36 am »

Includes foreign players and one and dones.  Moses not listed nor any other Hog players.  It's just somebody's opinion but found it interesting.

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/ranking-the-top-75-prospects-for-the-2017-nba-draft-after-deadline-for-underclassmen/
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Re: Top 75 NBA prospects
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2017, 10:48:49 am »

Macon and Barford looking to get feedback and come back and improve for next year is what I think is happening. Both could end up in the NBA at some point.
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Re: Top 75 NBA prospects
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2017, 02:33:00 pm »

Wasn't expecting Macon or Barford to be on there.  Surprised Moses wasn't.  That's the top 75 and since they only draft around 60 that means even 15 of those won't be drafted.
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Re: Top 75 NBA prospects
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2017, 02:59:19 pm »

I know how this will sound, but will another year in college improve the nba prospect for Macon or Barford?  They both just seem to be kind of tweeners? Macon is too short for a 2 guard, and at least right now does not fit the Pg mold. Barford is in much the same boat.
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Re: Top 75 NBA prospects
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2017, 03:08:23 pm »

I know how this will sound, but will another year in college improve the nba prospect for Macon or Barford?  They both just seem to be kind of tweeners? Macon is too short for a 2 guard, and at least right now does not fit the Pg mold. Barford is in much the same boat.

The assumption seems to be that every player who returns for his senior season increases his draft stock.  What if he has a poor senior season?  What if he suffers a bad injury?  What if, as you say, he was never going to be an NBA draft prospect if he played 10 years in college?
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Re: Top 75 NBA prospects
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 03:55:36 pm »

The assumption seems to be that every player who returns for his senior season increases his draft stock.  What if he has a poor senior season?  What if he suffers a bad injury?  What if, as you say, he was never going to be an NBA draft prospect if he played 10 years in college?

Look at Moses, his Sr definitely did not help his draft stock at all, and he did not have a bad tear or get hurt, he just got passed up by better young players.

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Re: Top 75 NBA prospects
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2017, 04:57:37 pm »

i believe the idea is might as well get some glory in college because "odds are" you aren't making it to the league anyway. at least not through the draft. (and get your degree)

You do some work in the tourney and maybe you can command a higher price over seas.
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Re: Top 75 NBA prospects
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2017, 05:02:17 pm »

The assumption seems to be that every player who returns for his senior season increases his draft stock.  What if he has a poor senior season?  What if he suffers a bad injury?  What if, as you say, he was never going to be an NBA draft prospect if he played 10 years in college?

There is little logical reason for a junior to leave early if he is not in the NBA draft.  If his ceiling is Europe, the degree over his lifetime is potentially worth much more than his basketball skills with or without injury.  If he has even a remote shot at working his way into the draft, then a degree plus a possible NBA career make coming back a no-brainer.

If a player is going to be a lock anywhere in the first-round, I'd say go.  In my opinion the players that are projected as second-round choices are the only ones with a decision to make, and I would lean towards the same decision as players with Europe as a ceiling unless they were borderline into the first round.

BTW I've seen some draft projections with Moses in the second round FWIW.
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Re: Top 75 NBA prospects
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2017, 08:10:30 pm »

Might not help it and it might not hurt it, but right now they are not going to get drafted.  At least by coming back, they walk away with a degree
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Re: Top 75 NBA prospects
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2017, 02:58:17 pm »

Moses is a top 75 player, IDK what this guy is talking about. Not going to be surprised if Moses gets drafted in the 2nd round.
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Re: Top 75 NBA prospects
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2017, 08:19:58 pm »

I know how this will sound, but will another year in college improve the nba prospect for Macon or Barford?  They both just seem to be kind of tweeners? Macon is too short for a 2 guard, and at least right now does not fit the Pg mold. Barford is in much the same boat.

Things like development, maturity, basketball understanding--  they aren't tweeners, either.

Tweener is a dated concept, in basketball terms-- almost as dated as position, to some degree-- those things exist to explain the game to novices;    the real challenge for a Barford or a Macon isn't proving that they're NBA 2s.   Its proving they have an NBA-level skill or skills.



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Re: Top 75 NBA prospects
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2017, 01:03:23 pm »

My FAVORITE part......

8  De'Aaron Fox  Kentucky  Fr.  PG  6-3  187 
The 3-point shot has improved to the point that it may not even be a weakness anymore. 

9  Malik Monk  Kentucky  Fr.  PG  6-3  200 
The best argument for Fox has to be his elite shot-making from mid-range, which goes a long way toward covering for his still-missing 3-point shot. 

Cant even mention Monk without talking about FOX again......hahahaha
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