He can be our mini James Harden.
I think he's actually bigger or at least he LOOKS bigger or stronger.
Not gonna overrate him but I do see the potential there. If that jumper becomes consistent and he just improves that dribble sometimes when he goes to the basket, it's good a lot of the time but sometimes he's a lil sloppy with it but that's the green ness.
But he's only 22 and from what I've seen talent wise from this kid as well as his natural strength if we keep him locked in and work on his game by the time he's grown in to that "grown man" body he's gonna be hard to stop when he wants to go to the basket.
I think the most valuable aspect is that he does have the ability to stretch the floor. But he isn't useless when his shot's not falling, he digs in on the defensive end(but does make those green mistakes from time to time) but for the most part he plays solid on the defensive end and works hard on hustle plays and off ball movement and ability to get to the basket. I really think he'd be a valuable asset for this team. When your shot is off and you can still put in close to 10 points on free throws cause of your ability to get to the basket THAT is worth having.
And if he continues to get even better and stronger, we could have an X-factor. A BIG one if he finds himself and lives up to that potential, I'm glad he's showing it here
Diamond in the ruff if I've ever seen it, we just need to keep him advancing and getting better instead of plateauing and we're golden.
Let's not forget, coming out of high school Xavier was ranked higher than both DeMarcus Cousins AND John Wall. He was supposed to be very VERY good.
If he finds that here and we KEEP him here? then wow...
Edited by Majesty, October 09, 2013 - 02:31 AM.