"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
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|4 weeks 5 days ago||WCS, like most other UK players, is a paid professional||
who just happens to still be playing for and NCAA team, but let's not act like this is some kid that needs to be protected from any and all criticism and opinions, especially if it's an opinion on his ability to play, but especially be a star NBA player(projected lottery pick).
That's what he wants to be, I'm guessing, and Webber is a paid analyst, not just an "analyst", for both college and NBA bball, so why shouldn't he be able to give his opinion on whether or not WCS will be a good, great or average pro?
Fact of the matter is that WCS, limited minutes or not, is a statistically average college bball player. He isn't the first, second or third offensive option when he's on the floor(that's a red flag for his ability in and of itself, considering he's on a college team), and lacks any meaningful offensive skill for the game. He's a terrific athlete for his size, and is good defensively, but as much as his offenive numbers are skewed negatively by playing with much better offensive talent than him, his defensive numbers are helped by the fact that he plays on a great defensive team.
Oh, and WCS wasn't a 2-3 star kid when he came to UK, he was another highly regarded 5*, who's had to stay this long because he came in with no offensive game, and the development of his offensive game has been virtually non existent, a pretty consistent staple of Calipari players. They are what they came in as, only now he's playing on an undefeated team and so he's getting a bunch of hype.
|14 weeks 7 hours ago||He's supposedly been laser timed at around 4.6 in the 40...||
so, in this case, I think your four fakes out of 5 is a little off. Been reported by a few different people, 1 being a guy on rivals who's brother is a HS teammate of Zach's. Combine that with the fact that he's largely regarded to also be New Mexico's top bball prospect, and athletic in that arena as well, and the 4.6 forty certainly seems to be a more accurate time than not.
That nitpick aside, very good write up, and he seems like an excellent prospect.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||It is Mark, actually has a brother, Andrew, who plays OL for||
|1 year 30 weeks ago||FYI, LeVert came in at around 170lbs, if that, on a 6'6 frame...||
Chatman is already around 195lbs, and also around 6'6 - 6'7, that's a pretty big difference for a starting point, and although Chatman does look skinny, most reports say that he does not have a problem playing physical, either on offense in getting in the lane and drawing contact, or defensively and on the boards. Kid's got scary potential once they get him in a college strength program.
The fact that they should be bringing in(at least) one of Grantham/Wilson/Bolden tells me that Chatman will more than likely be starting out at the 3, at least defensively, although as a natural lefty I'd bet he lines up at the 4 for offensive purposes, but I would not be suprised at all to see him log some minutes as a 4 in a smaller lineup, he's got great length and apparently knows how to use it to play bigger than he is.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Lewan held up exceptionally well against Clowney...||
and I know you're kidding, but Lewan has gone on record saying he has a ton of respect for Clowney's game and that he's the most talented player he's ever faced, so it's certainly high praise for Clark.
Let's hope Clark can start translating hype and practice performance to actual game results.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Thing is, Chesson is built more like Arrington, taller...||
slender build with good length, though with a bit more speed, supposedly, where as Darboh is built more like a tank in a WR's body(most people say he could easily be mistaken for a LB). He's actually built more like Braylon, though shorter and not as fast, either way, very excited to see how he develops based on all the good things we've been hearing about him.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Wheatley is a top prospect at both DE and TE...||
his dad has said he thinks Jr has more upside at DE, but Jr has said he prefers TE, will be interesting to see where he ends up, he has major upside at either position, though, IMO.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Jake Ryan will be a 4th yr junior...||
and there was a always a chance that he could leave after this season anyway, he's already pretty awesome at football, this just means that he'll be back for his 5th year for sure, at which point he'll hopefully be back to destroying people every weekend in the fall of 2014.
If they can get him back to help at the end of this season, that'd be great, they may as well use him, as the odds of him not only getting a 6th year med redshirt, but also needing to use it before getting drafted by the NFL are pretty slim.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Will Heinenger posts on rivals...||
and said he had the exact same injury occur at nearly the exact same time(his was March 30th before his senior year), and that he dressed for the final 6 games of that same season, and played in the final 3 including the bowl game, but that he didn't feel 100% until the next year(his 5th year).
So, hopefully, Jake will have a similar timetable, and if so, could still help the team out at the end of this year, and be back to full bore for next year(2014), after which he'll likely be an NFL player anyway, making a medical redshirt non-essential.