Does Mo Return?

Submitted by BlueWon on April 2nd, 2018 at 11:23 PM

The guy is such a competitor and has played okay tonight but one has to think the result might compel him to come back and give it another run. This team wasn't supposed to do much and made it to the finals.

They would be rock solid next year with him.

Comments

MGoCarolinaBlue

April 3rd, 2018 at 12:08 AM ^

You think he has absolutely reached his college ceiling?

Guy can get his degree and get one more year having the experience of his lifetime. Then he can go make loads of money and never have to ask himself "what if I had stayed?"

Gameboy

April 3rd, 2018 at 12:29 AM ^

It does not matter if he reached his collegiate ceiling. If he comes back, that means that he will forego the next year's earnings AND he will be in a worse spot draft wise the next year, costing him even more money and jeopardize his chances at NBA even further.

There were talks about Mo going in the first round last year, and even though he came back and improved his game, now they are saying he would be a mid 2nd round at best. I don't know why anyone would think that coming back for another year would reverse that trend.

1464

April 3rd, 2018 at 9:58 AM ^

If he gets first round grades?  Sure.  Last I heard he was a second rounder, though.  I think he needs to improve his defense a bit and stay out of foul trouble.  His last two games were really solid in those areas, but everything before that wasn't so great.  

I know the NBA likes tall guys who can shoot and pass.  Maybe the exposure in this tournament bought him a first round pick.  That's my barometer.  If you are safe to go in the first, then go.  If not... don't risk it.  Get your degree and enjoy one more year of college.  That's easy to say sitting at a computer working a corporate job, though.  Can't say what I would think if I were in his shoes.

Bo Schemheckler

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:26 PM ^

I would love to see him and Matthews come back and catapult this next crop of recruits to success. Hopefully they become this team but with the ability to hit fts and open 3s

ST3

April 3rd, 2018 at 2:02 PM ^

But if he thinks another year of development moves him up in the draft, he can make that up easily. He needs to look at who is coming out and the relative depth of this year's draft versus next year's.
He dominated the boards against the smaller Loyolans. I thought he got exposed a little by Nova's bigs on the boards.

Blue_Bull_Run

April 2nd, 2018 at 11:32 PM ^

I doubt he does. Wasn't he already exploring the NBA after last season? Nonetheless, going pro on basketball is such a weird thing. I know they like "potential," but dj Wilson's decision doesn't look so great.

bacon1431

April 3rd, 2018 at 7:59 AM ^

It dooes look good. Look at Miles Bridges. He might not go top 10 after being a top 10 guarantee last year. Alot of players that come back don't improve their stock. He very well could have, but odds are against it. And with his injury history, he could have ruined his pro chanches forever. 

bacon1431

April 3rd, 2018 at 10:47 AM ^

I think he will struggle to have a longterm NBA future too. But that doesn't mean he shouldn't leave right now. Staying another year won't improve his stock. The only reason to stay at this point would be to get your degree or try and win a national title. But he can always finish his degree while he's playing.