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#1 Real Deal

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Posted December 14, 2013 - 10:42 PM

Since we have a few topics about the top players in the 2014 draft class...why not one on the best center in college basketball?
 
Anyone watching him?


 

He does have some work to do, but he's already looking great, and this is only his THIRD year playing basketball...ever.  

 

http://www.nbadraft....ers/joel-embiid

 

Comparisons to Hakeem are premature, of course (hell, I hated hearing that Rubio was the next Pistol Pete), but the ceiling for Embiid is pretty high, and he's most definitely a top five pick in this upcoming draft...possibly three.



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Posted December 14, 2013 - 10:59 PM

Been watching him live ever since he was here in high school.  I knew he had a high ceiling and I was begging him to come to Gators. Watched every college game of his so far. He is going to be great and he is picking things up very fast. He and Wiggins has the highest ceilings in the draft hell may be even more than him. He can def go first overall. 


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Posted December 14, 2013 - 11:10 PM

Agree 100%


 

I've always liked Steve Blake.

 


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Posted December 15, 2013 - 03:16 AM

I do think that he's shown more upside than anyone else so far. He looks disciplined on both ends of the floor. That's not something you see from college guys often.

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 09:14 AM

Looks like he has a high basketball IQ. 



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 10:38 AM

He needs to gain some weight.


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Posted December 15, 2013 - 01:09 PM

Damn, nice footwork.. Though I saw The Dream there. Kid already got more moves than Dwight. Hahaaaa
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Posted December 15, 2013 - 05:12 PM

I'd draft him behind wiggins and ahead of Parker

His upside is best center in the NBA. His length and athleticism is damn impressive and he has solid touch as well
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Posted December 15, 2013 - 07:41 PM

Parker is better then wiggins

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 08:07 PM

It's nice how he had to learn the basics and textbook moves.  He wasn't tainted by years and years of "that's not sexy enough" moves and it required him to learn the basics.  

The basics still work.  He doesn't have the mindset a lot of players do when the "skyhook" is super effective but not sexy enough. 

 

His lack of experience works FOR him because he has to master the basics to be this good, and that is why he has moves like that because of how disciplined he had to be. 



The basics trump flash every day. 

 

Too bad more centers don't make it to college with the same mentality. 


 

I've always liked Steve Blake.

 


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Posted December 15, 2013 - 08:20 PM

It's nice how he had to learn the basics and textbook moves.  He wasn't tainted by years and years of "that's not sexy enough" moves and it required him to learn the basics.  

The basics still work.  He doesn't have the mindset a lot of players do when the "skyhook" is super effective but not sexy enough. 

 

His lack of experience works FOR him because he has to master the basics to be this good, and that is why he has moves like that because of how disciplined he had to be. 



The basics trump flash every day. 

 

Too bad more centers don't make it to college with the same mentality. 

Man if he develops an NBA Frame, he will be a force in the paint on both ends!! Hopefully, he doesn't get injured like most big men. I really wish we can pick him up.


Edited by Ham, December 15, 2013 - 08:21 PM.

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 09:59 PM

Parker is better then wiggins


Just like mayo was better than rose
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Posted December 18, 2013 - 09:16 AM

Just like mayo was better than rose

No one with a working brain thought for one second that Mayo was better than Rose. Nobody.


Edited by Paris, December 18, 2013 - 09:16 AM.


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Posted December 18, 2013 - 10:54 AM

No one with a working brain thought for one second that Mayo was better than Rose. Nobody.


Better numbers in college.

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Posted December 18, 2013 - 04:33 PM

At one point he was rated higher.  Parker at the moment is ahead of the curve above Wiggins but it's about potential.  Both guys are 19 years old.  Who knows how they are going to look at 23.  Wiggins has all the tools to be the next Tmac like player.  Parker isn't very athletic which is a big difference in say a Paul Pierce and a Tmac in his healthy prime. 

 

Go read about MJ in college.  Dean Smith had his under wraps just like Bill Self has Wiggins.  Team only focus.  He doesn't get a chance to play 1v1 ball and get out of control.  Once he hits the NBA things could open up real quick for him. 

 

No one with a working brain thought for one second that Mayo was better than Rose. Nobody.


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Posted December 18, 2013 - 11:58 PM

At one point he was rated higher. Parker at the moment is ahead of the curve above Wiggins but it's about potential. Both guys are 19 years old. Who knows how they are going to look at 23. Wiggins has all the tools to be the next Tmac like player. Parker isn't very athletic which is a big difference in say a Paul Pierce and a Tmac in his healthy prime.

Go read about MJ in college. Dean Smith had his under wraps just like Bill Self has Wiggins. Team only focus. He doesn't get a chance to play 1v1 ball and get out of control. Once he hits the NBA things could open up real quick for him.


Exactly I've made that comparison a few times. Michael was forced to play in a system just like wiggins.

Parker on the other hand has been given the green light.

When I see wiggins I see a guy with every single tool possible to dominate both sides of the ball. When is see Parker I see a mid range and long range scorer with the ability to move the ball as well
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Posted December 19, 2013 - 07:22 AM

At one point he was rated higher.  Parker at the moment is ahead of the curve above Wiggins but it's about potential.  Both guys are 19 years old.  Who knows how they are going to look at 23.  Wiggins has all the tools to be the next Tmac like player.  Parker isn't very athletic which is a big difference in say a Paul Pierce and a Tmac in his healthy prime. 

 

Go read about MJ in college.  Dean Smith had his under wraps just like Bill Self has Wiggins.  Team only focus.  He doesn't get a chance to play 1v1 ball and get out of control.  Once he hits the NBA things could open up real quick for him. 

 


I very aware of this and I agree with everything you justy said. But I for one never thought Mayo was better than Rose.


Edited by Paris, December 19, 2013 - 07:23 AM.


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 12:09 PM

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I've always liked Steve Blake.

 


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 02:02 PM

He is one of the better center prospects in a while

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Posted December 23, 2013 - 05:30 PM

He is one of the better center prospects in a while

Don't forget about Anthony Davis






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