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Three of our guys in the 1st round. With GRIII in the lottery leading the way. I guess these are the worries that arise when you have success. We don't have it too bad.
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I've maintained we'd lose all three since before the year started. GRIII could use another year in school to better his game but the draft class next year is gonna be ridiculously stacked. He should come out this year when he can be a lottery pick.
And like you said, having this many guys go early in the draft means we had some really great players.
I hope Burke doesn't go to the Bulls because he would sit for years behind Rose
Their draft will change 50 times before the draft.... They are terrible and just predict random names in random spons... Draftexpress is much better and more accurate... They have Trey going 21st as of today
I'm hoping GRIII stays another year or 2. It could be wishful thinking though.
He has some serious top 3 pick in the draft type potential and athleticism. He could definitely get there.
Just posted this on tBB but I'll share it here too, I've talked to some people who told me GRIII is anxious to go pro. It is not likely he returns next year.
LOL I hope so too. The way he's playing right now isn't helping that thought.
Hardaway and Burke are gone. But GRIII? He could be a top 10 pick a year or two down the road. And, I doubt he needs the money...
Are these the same sources that BOL uses?
On other sites I've heard where people said he is enjoying the college experience and wasn't in a rush to necessarily get to the NBA.
Either way though, I can't blame the kid if he does decide to go pro after this year. He's a player and has skills that will definitely translate well to the pro game.
I genuinely hope not.
Haha. I'm just messing with ya.
I've actually heard the opposite from a couple friends that are still there. They said GRIII and McGary have been talking about how they might be even better next year.
Well yeah they are definitely enjoying the experience. Especially now that the team is playing so well, they are turning into superstars on campus. With that said, I know he wants to go pro soon and he will have to turn down a lofty first round contract if he wants to stay.
I wouldn't be surprised either way, and it may depend on how the season ends in the tourny, but if I had to guess I would say he's going pro. The more big games we play, the higher his stock will rise.
In that case, we just have to win the natty this year.
This post was edited by MrWoodson 18 months ago
It is a problem that you'll have to start facing, and it sucks!! I must say, I'm glad my Buckeyes have had success on the BBall court the last 7 years, BUT I actually enjoyed the team more when we had the same players for 3 or 4 years. It really gets old to get a good recruit and then they play one year. It can totally kill your team and recruiting. Coach isn't planning on some of the guys leaving so he doesn't get an early start recruiting to replace them. The year we lost Oden, Cook and Conley after Frosh season, Matta truly never thought Cook and Conley would be one and done, Oden, yes. Then the next couple years we lose Koufos and Mullins after frosh season. The days of keeping guys for 3 years is almost unheard of unless you are Coach K, still don't know how he does it, but I for one would love to see them implement the same rule as they have for Baseball. Go out of high school, but if you go to college it's 3 years. That would be the fairest thing for the coaches and the fans, and honestly to the players as well. Those that can go from HS wouldn't waste a year in college that they could care less about and those that can't can get there development in college.
I agree with you 100%. The three year rule would not only make college basketball better, but it would make the NBA better as well.It's happened to Michigan before too, but the only difference was it wasn't warranted .
iirc his dad was an All-American his sophomore year and stayed.(rules for declaring may have changed) I don't know if this has any impact on GRIII. I hope he stays at least one more year, Beilein could help him a lot.
Im in favor of a 2 year rule. Quality kids (lottery pick) from college who leave early are far more likley to make significant impacts in the NBA, rather then a freshman leaving for the NFL or MLB
I think GR3's father will advise his son to stay for at least one more year. If GR3 isn't overrated, then he'll have no problem being a lottery pick (or even a top-5 pick) after his sophomore season.
And I agree with awink. I think the 2 year rule makes sense for college basketball.
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