Derrick Walton scored 47 points tonight against Detroit Crockett. Looks like the PG future is bright.
Didn't he have a quadruple double recently? This kid is good.
I think he did. The kid can play and still has a lot of potential. Reminds of Trey Burke with the way he plays.
There were conflicting reports. I think the consensus was that it was a triple double and came up short in steals I think. I know that he had at least 2 triple doubles this year.
Thats still pretty impressive though. Especially for someone his size.
His game does remind me of Burke. I think he's a half-step slower at this point, but that's just good enough to be a quality PG. Hopefully he adjusts to the college game in a similar fashion.
LOL. Half step slow? hes a soph in highschool!!! He will be a consensus 4*, at least, when all is said and done. This kid will be a statistical freak when he gets to UM. Especially with the talent and coaching surrounding him.
I believe the guy is a Junior in HS, he's in the class of 2013. Although I see your point as far as him being young, kid looks like he's gonna be a stud.
Man the future looks so bright in Football and B-Ball
My mistake, yea he is a junior. Same point anyway, lol. What are his stats this year? I've seen some mind blowing numbers put up within the last few weeks.
He's gotta be averaging over 20+ pts a game and probably over 5 assists too.
That's why I said "at this point"
taller by time he gets to UM.
Trey Burke isnt the tallest guy either but he can play. A couple inches would help but he will be good regardless how tall he is.
If Trey Burke was at least 6'1" he would probably be heading for the NBA after this year
I agree. He would be a first round pick or even a lottery pick but it looks like he will be staying here until at least his sophmore year and hopefully longer than that. Having a guy like Derrick Walton calready ommited helps to provide some stability after he leaves.
I would probably cry if he left this year :/
Carlton Brundige and Vogrich in the backcout at the same time???? AHHHHH!!!!
Dont worry. It aint happening.
Burns ridge might be able to play the point spot also. However, remember this draft class will be one of the deepest ones in a while due to the threat of the lockout last season. Even if Burke was bigger I do not think he would go. It would e wiser to wait a year for better draft position. Plus he makes a lot of freshman plays which lead to turnovers or poor shots. Even today a couple times he was bailed out by teammates, ala stu hitting that jumpsuit off the rim after picking up the loose ball. He also holds the ball too much. That being said, his size might almost be a godsend to keep him aa for 3 to maybe 4 years.
Hold the ball too much? Do you realize our offense is give the ball to Trey, pick and roll, maybe swing the ball, reverse it, but get it back to Trey? He is the only person the the team that has good ballhandling skills. Douglas, although very serviceable, has DIII handles for the PG spot.
D3 handles? You're like the antithesis of Fred Jackson. Stu may not be crossing people over and breaking ankles, but he's serviceable with the ball in his hands and doesn't turn the ball over a ton. I think he could be an effective PG for a mid major school. Luckily, that is not his role on our team.
Really? Burke was bailed out. Stu played terrible, hit a couple 3's (also missed a few). Burke has been the only thing keeping this team from a .500 team in conf. That is fact! He hits EVERY big shot, either keeping us in the game or holding the lead, he is the one guy I would honestly rely on. If you can tell me you would rather have someone else take a big shot for us, then you don't watch this team. The man is consistent and clutch, two things you should NEVER rely on your freshman PG to be.
Could have used some of those points in the early minutes against minny tonight. I think we had two field goals in the first 10 minutes. Scorers are welcome.
Scoring will be no problem for this kid.
There are some major haters in this thread.
The idea of a team that looks like this makes me feel very weird inside:
PG-Tre Burke- 5 11"
SG- Tim Hardaway Jr.- 6 5"
SF- Glenn Robinson Jr.- 6 6"
PF- Mitch McGary-6 10"
C- Jordan Morgan-6 8"
PF/SF- Evan Smotrycz-6 9"
SG/SF- Nik Stauskas - 6 6"
Looks good. Its gonna be nice to have some size for once. Also, dont forget about Horford.
Don't forget about Horford! He could be a beast next year at 6 10"! He gained soo much muscle from last year to this, I'm curious to see how he plays next year. This team is going to be VERY deep next year.... Kind of refreshing. I honeslty can't even remember the last really talented, well coached, deep team we had. Oh wait... Yup, just remembered. We won't talk about that though.
Morgan better learn how to rebound against solid comp.. Shit the whole team better learn how. Burke is an assassin for sure.
I'm drooling over the versatility we'll have next year. THJ can play two positions. GR3 can play 3. Stauskas can play 3. Mitch can play 2. I'm confident Vogrich can shoot better than he did this year. And hopefullly Brundidge progresses and gives us solid minutes off the bench. It's going to be awesome being 9 deep instead of 7 deep like we've been for most of JBs time here.
We could be 11 deep next year - the competition on the squad is going to be brutal
On top of the list above you have Brundrige, Vogrich, Bielfeldt and Horford. Size, physicality, shooters - we have it all
From the looks of it... he's looking like the heavy Favorite to Win Mr. Basketball Next year... This is a flat out stud... If Trey Burke is still here when Derrick arrives on Campus he could have a role like Keith Appling had his freshman year at MSU...