So a big-time recruit selects Arizona, but now says he's not going to collge, he wants to go pro somewhere (this says Australia is likely) before heading into NBA draft.
I think this is GREAT and wish ALL of the one-and-doners do this. Let college be for guys who want to "play school," and stay 3-4 years. The NBA's 1-year rule is a joke, and is ONLY meant to save the NBA from themselves (read: bad draft picks like Kwame Brown). Plenty of other sports have kids to who pro at 18 or younger -- tennis, soccer, hockey, baseball, etc. Why should basketball be different? Because the NBA has been burned by its poor scouts and management and the inability to really determine good quality in a high school player, that's why.
Fine. If kids can't go straight to NBA, let them go earn a paycheck somewhere else legitmiately, instead of being paid under the table by bagmen and AAU guys.
I would love the day that Calipari has no 5-stars to recruit because they are all playing in Turkey or Spain or Italy or China. That will make college ball a LOT better.
Per multiple reports
Pistons should make a run at him, right??
Trey is probably feeling better now, than the last time he trending on twitter
Per multiple outlets, 3* SG Brad Davison was offered today. He's had a bit of a breakout summer on the very competitive EYBL circuit. averaging 17 pts and 4.3 assists. Most sites have him pegged at 6'3" or 6'4" (looks about 6'1" in most of the highlights though). Wisconsin is in hot pursuit, as is Stanford, Northwestern, Butler, and Dayton.
Looks like he'd be a 2-guard to start given his excellent shooting ability, and I'd assume they'd try to have him slide over as a backup PG at some point. Highlights below.
Let the Trevor Cooney comparisons begin.
Nebraska G/F Andrew White III will transfer for a 5th year at a different school for the 2016/17 season. A few items of note:
- 6-6/6-7 wing ranked around the top 50 prospects out of high school in 2012 out of Virginia
- Played sparingly as a backup at Kansas for his freshman and sophomore seasons before transferring to Nebraska (sitting out the 2014/15 season)
- Led Nebraska in scoring (16.6 pts/gm) and rebounding (5.9 reb/gm) last season
- Put his name into this year's NBA draft and worked out for several teams before taking himself out on the deadline day
There are several other links found in The Google. I mostly posted this because it seems Michigan's biggest need this upcoming season is depth at the wing, though there is no indication of interest from either side or if White will be granted a full release to any school. But, from the outside, it does seem like a good fit. White is looking for more exposure to showcase his abilities to the NBA, which would mostly mean playing for a winning team and getting substantial playing time. The team would also need available scholarships for the upcoming season. Michigan seems to check those off on top of having a major need for a player like White (good athlete, create his own shot, rebound, etc.).
Normally, receiving interest from Michigan isn't quite board-worthy. However, frequent poster mattD (endlessmotor.net) reported that Tillman is now getting serious interest from the coaches. I'm sure this makes him happy as he is a big fan of Tillman's game and, IIRC, Tillman has been wanting to hear from Michigan for some time now. The 6'7" Findlay Prep forward ended up in Nevada via Detroit Cass Tech, so he local ties. He had a great showing at the NBPA Top 100 camp recently, adding to a solid summer overall. He's a generic three star for the time being, but that seems likely to change when rankings are re-evaluated in the coming months.
I have watched almost no film on him, but from what I've read he has a great motor and simply produces. Not the flashiest player out there, but punches above his weight when it comes to rebounding, has a knack for scoring in a variety of ways, and is a solid defender. Wouldn't mind a Michigan-version of Kawhi Leonard.