Once conference play starts I will start paying more attention to College Ball and will have a better idea about these dudes.
My write up on McCollum is on page 96 of this thread, NUMB.
Lillard's success is quite the anomaly (seniors rarely storm to the top of ROTY discussions, the same goes for coming from a small school). Being driven to grab the "next Lillard" 30 games into his career, and being such an anomaly, seems pretty knee-jerk to me.
Eenie-Meenie has badgered me and the mods about removing something he actually said because he's clearly completely sane.
When it comes to McCollum, I think it's more worth discussing his ability to play PG in the NBA than his level of competition.
There are some okay PG prospects. I'm sticking to my guns from 2010 .. no one real good until '14. (obviously didn't see Lillard coming on back then .. so missed him, for sure)
Cy - Can't wait to see your next Kanter to hate and Hopson to love.
In my original post on 'Bazz I stated I wanted to see if he could become a team player, more than just simply a scorer. I had no doubt he could score. I compared him to Jodie Meeks (in college) who led the nation in PPG but got no rebounds, assists, etc.. (didn't really help the team win games other than putting up points)
Bazz will be very good, no matter, but his level of greatness will depend on how much he embraces 'team' and I think the jury is still out on that one.
My concern in looking at Porter's numbers is his natural ability to score. His scoring is low (that's always sort of a give-in on a JT3 team I know) so my major concern without seeing him is his ability to dribble and/or penetrate and/or get to the rim. Anyone know how he is in that regard?
Also, do JT3 players come out early often? I feel like they don't.