Posted by ScooterDevil on January 01, 18 at 20:10:17:
In Reply to: Gambo posted by maxdevil on December 18, 17 at 15:00:02:
I am not in the Valley anymore so I didn't hear exactly what Gambo said. But I will say that there is some merit to what he stated in that as the last of the undefeated teams standing you would expect to see more sure fire NBA prospects. Tra has a shot, but is no shoe-in. He is successful in college right now because he is literally unguardable. No one can keep him in front of them. But in the NBA shot blockers are on EVERY team, and so are very fast guards. I doubt that he goes in the first round, any most second rounders don't last. So I think Tra is about 50/50 to play in the league. White is too short for his game IMHO. He is 6'8" and literally has no perimeter game at all. This works in college, but not in the pros. I think he has a remote chance to play. As for Kimani Lawrence I don't think we can evaluate him until we actually see him play. So I think there is about a 45% chance that Gambo is actually correct. The NBA does not draft based on results in college AT ALL. It is all based on projected ability. Look at Jrue Holiday. He played one year at UCLA. He averaged 8.5 points, 3.7 rebs and 3.7 assists. And he was 17th overall pick in the draft. Tra's AA status and stats won't mean a whole lot on draft day.
: I realize some local sports guys like to talk and don't want to give ASU the props it deserves at this point. Last week he said that no one on ASU's roster would play in the pros. I disagree. If Holder plays like he has I would think he would be be 1st or 2nd team AA or at least all conference. Remy as a frosh. Has great potential. Martin and Lawrence- could also make it. Thought this a misguided prediction. Hope he eats his words. I have only seen a few games. Any thoughts from the regulars?
: 2 more wins and then Beat the Cats!
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