2020-21 Basketball Season

Discussion in 'Vols Hoops' started by Unimane, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    Keon wouldn’t be a lottery pick if they didn’t think he would significantly improve his offensive skills.
  2. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Hes a lottery pick because hes an Olympic level athlete,. He will get plenty of time to work on his ballhandling and shooting now, as he has made it this far on athleticism moreso than basketball skills, so he is a good piece of clay to mold
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  3. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    Doesnt sound like we disagree then. Just saying that his current game does not justify a top pick.
  4. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Basketballwise I was disappointed. Good kid, competitor, effort, plays D, but awful from 3, fumbled the ball a lot, not even an average passer and missed a lot of fts. NBA is weird. A kid can be college AA, light teams up for 4 years and not get drafted or play, yet an average college player with a high level of athleticism can be a lottery pick.
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  5. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

    We didn't really play to the strengths of our two 5 star freshmen, either.
  6. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    Keon was a little better than Jordan Bowden but not a lot.
  7. Unimane

    Unimane Kill "The Caucasian"

    Keon is a lot better than Bowden was as a freshman and much more explosive, while becoming the top option by the end of the season, something Bowden struggled with his senior year. Plus, Keon has an explosiveness unlike I've ever seen in a Tennessee athlete on the court. His game is made for the NBA and it's clear a mile away.
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  8. VOLinDAWGland

    VOLinDAWGland Contributor

    Improve means he's not ready now which is the point.
  9. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    thanks for clarifying
  10. 2Maggitt2Quit

    2Maggitt2Quit Chieftain

    I do think with 18-19 year olds you're looking for flashes of potential. Might be a bit much to expect someone to have the consistency of a 21-22 year old unless he's a generational talent (like Cade).

    A guy like Keon who has the off the charts measurables plus the intangibles (IIRC) is kind of the sweet spot for that late lottery range in the draft.

    Grizzlies will scoop up a guy like Luke Garza in the late 2nd round for bench depth with the understanding that he probably won't be anything more than a decent contributor.

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