I believe that Miller didn't start Baylor's last game because it was the seniors last home game. Brady Heslip, who's from Burlington btw and has started most of the games, also came off the bench on Monday. QM had 4 points and 1 rebound in 13 minutes in a blow out win.
With the draft just around the corner and the Raptors floundering, let's take a moment to discuss potential draft sleepers. Ed Weiland, the FedEx driver who authored the piece for hoopsanalyst.com predicting Jeremy Lin's success long before he ever played a minute in the NBA, recently mentioned the names of 2 players he believes are being under valued.
1) Jae Crowder - 6'6"
17.4 pts, 7.6 reb, 2 ast, 2.4 stl, 1 blk, 51.6% fg, 38% 3fg, 73% ft
+ versatile wing, stats have increased in his 2nd year, can shoot 3's, excellent defender
- can't create own shot, below average ball handler
2) Tony Mitchell - 6'9"
15.3 pts, 10.9 reb, 1.7 ast, 1 stl, 2.9 blk, 58.1% fg, 43.2% 3fg, 70.9% ft
+ outstanding rebounder and shot blocker, at U-18 FIBA was #1 per-minute rebounder ranking ahead of JV, great athlete, very bouncy
- limited offensively, below average ball handler
Acquiring an extra pick can be tricky and/or expensive, but if the price is right, I'd love to see BC take a flier on one of these guys.
Thoughts? Any other sleepers?
I'm intrigued by Kris Joseph. Need to watch a couple Syracuse games before I make a decision though.
Darius Johnson-Odom is a guy I've been checking every now and then. Honestly, I had not even bothered checking Crowder out until now. DraftExpress.com has the Raps picking Johnson-Odom in the 2nd round - scrap that - sign me up for Crowder if I had to choose between the two - both are seniors. Having a lock down 3&D player is great to have.
Speak of the devil, what a game he had today on senior's day versus #12 Georgetown:
26 ponts (8-15, 0-5, 10-12)
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Barnes was so meh today. He should have taken the duke dude to school considering the size he had on him but barely did anything. He just doesn't look to take over a game and we already have DeMar for that.
PJ3 10Pts 12Rebs 0Ast 5-11 FG 0-0 3FG 0-0 FT
*Just scares me
*Hate it if he becomes that player the raptors could of drafted
Miller 6Pts 2Rebs 1ast 3-9 FG 0-1 3FG 0-0 FT
*Knees really scare me
Barnes 16Pts 4Rebs 0Ast 6-14 FG 1-3 3FG 3-4 FT
*Really seems one dimentional and can't really create for himself
Marshall 20Pts 10Ast 4Rebs 4TO 7-15 FG 1-3 3FG 5-6 FT
*really starting to warm up to him after the last two games
*if he can keep showing he can score he will rise to that top 10 and be raptors PG of the future
Lamb 14Pts 4Rebs 2Ast 4-9 FG 1-4 3FG 5-6 FT
*Love his length(7 foot wingspan) and stroke from 3
*Can create for him self off the dribble but can't finish cause of lack of strength
Thomas Robinson if he is available when the Raptors pick is the right choice. Dude is a beast.
Yeah Marshall seems to be finding himself offensively. Scary stuff.
I'd never heard of Crowder, but I like what I see. I'd love it if the Raps could pick him up. Looking at him and his numbers, it actually makes no sense to me that he's projected only as a 2nd rounder. What's the logic behind that?
Watching the Kentucky/Florida game today... Beal is going to be a beast! He has great handles and fantastic court vision for a SG. If MKG does in fact stay in school for another year, Beal is quickly becoming my second favourite wing in the draft, after Barnes.
Beal had a tough day today vs. UK; 1-10 5pts, but his 8reb, 4ast and 2stl shows he can do other things when his shot isn't falling.
Davis would look good in Raptor red.
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