Love these threads. Jazz going to have a couple of good picks this summer. Too bad they won't get playing time next season.
BPA DL ASAP
Next UK game in 30 minutes. Will report.
UK will be a defensive giant, again, as we go into the new year. We were playing a cupcake team, but when Calipari told the team at halftime that he wants them locked down, they only allowed 3 field goals in the 2nd half.
Noel - Raw but going to be incredible. Length, HOPS!, timing, touch, agility .. he's just a couple steps below Davis.
WCS - As much potential as Noel .. just a couple steps behind, but LOADED with upside.
Poythress - continues to show range on his shots, can be a beast, but has disappointed me early with lack of playing hard all the time (assuming Cal will fix that).
Goodwin - Same as before, he just shows relentlessness and attacks with a vengeance. I can see where defenses would rather just not play him because they might get hurt, lol.
Harrow - Same. Great with the ball, gets to the rim with ease, but frail.
Wiltjer - Steve Novak
Also watch for Julius Mays .. he reminds me of Earl Watson but deadly from 3. He's on NO ONES radar and will likely not be drafted but may be worth a camp invite.
Is Mays a senior?
I'm not too bothered by what I am hearing from you about Poythress. Two thoughts on that. First, I wonder if he is not used to playing with so much talent so he doesn't know how he fits yet. I saw a similar behavior during the McDonalds All-American game. Second, maybe that will help him fall to a team that could use him to take the next step (Utah hopefully).
Mays is a senior.
I think your assessment of Poythress is correct. He is a 4.0 student has had the reputation of being a MKG-like work ethic and motor .. I think he's just mentally adjusting to the speed/size change. He'll be fine, for sure.