Above is an article on how Baylor's success can be directly connected to Ekpe Udoh. Another dong punch for Michigan fans who already sat through football season watching Mallett go nuts.
Mr. Udoh checks in at #14 on ESPN's mock...
Even bigs like Courtney Sims and Chris Hunter improved a lot after leaving Michigan, both appearing in the NBA (Hunter currently w/ GS... Sims cup of coffee with Indy) when not many thought they ever would (I certainly didn't).
Hopefully DeShawn can really make a dent in the league because as we have all witnessed, the guy is pretty good when he wants to be. Hopefully Sims' case won't be the reverse of the other's.
His improved 3 point shooting will go a long way into him making a nice career in the NBA, as he will most likely be a small forward I would guess. Though foot speed might be a problem on defense for Sims guarding SF's.
With the talk of Beilein's extension, I got to thinking about what this team would look like without the transfers / decommit from the last three years. Imagine this lineup...
PG - Kelvin Grady
SG - Manny Harris
SF - Alex Legion
PF - DeShawn Sims
C - Ekpe Udoh
Off the Bench...
LLP, Gibson, Douglass, Novack, Morris
Stictly from a talent / ability standpoint, this would be a killer lineup. Too bad it didn't work out for the variety of reasons it didn't.
Interesting read on a guy who could have helped considerably this year. I'm really glad to read how he's developed; just wish it could have been as a Wolverine.
A review of his work at Baylor