Football Display Case
...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
Jalen, Burke, and Simmons.
Mike Hart the heavy favorite in the trolling competition
just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
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strong indictment of AAU right heah
Glockner sides with justice
a good cause, and a good time
good job gents
Oh, Vizzini, don't say that!
I know hodes! whos this? slattery?
Ahhhhh dammit. I swore I saw TomVH. Your name makes me sad.
"I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy."
I'm starting to grow sick of these rules limiting the age of players going pro in certain sports. I was originally a fan of it, but it also creates a lot of the problems we have in college sports.
Too many guys think they're pros already, they just aren't allowed in yet. If these guys were allowed to go pro whenever they thought they were good enough, many of these problems wouldn't exist. This is not in reference to McGary, just the concept in general.
I say let them go pro.
Greetings from Bolivia.
"It's special how the real true people hang together. And if you don't support the program you're not a true Michigan guy. It's that simple." - Gary Moeller
I'm showing my ignorance here, but is McGary really good enough to skip college ball entirely like Garnett and Kobe? Honest question.
Disgruntled former moderator. I got a lot of problems with you people!
I'm not an expert on evaluating players for their NBA potential, but over the last year McGary blew up into a top prospect—someone who could be a one-and-doner and who is already projected as a lottery pick for the 2013 draft. With another year of development under his belt, who knows? Keep in mind he'll be at the advanced age of 20 at time of the 2012 NBA draft, plus unlike Garnett and Kobe he won't be going directly from 12th grade to the NBA but from an extra year of prep school.
If you're good enough to be a one-and-done, you're almost certainly good enough to go pro straight out of high school. I doubt the one year of college makes a huge difference for these guys' development.
It wasn't just Garnett and Kobe that went pro straight out of HS and succeeded. LeBron, Dwight Howard, McGrady, Jermaine O'Neal, Amare Stoudamire, Eddy Curry, Al Harrington, and Rashard Lewis were some others. And there are guys like Kwame Brown, who may not have lived up to expectations, but has nevertheless stuck around for 10 years in the pros. There clearly are quite a few high school seniors who have an NBA-ready game. It's not that exceptional.