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oauron
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re: Top 10 Basketball Recruiting class?


That's what people said about Justin Hamilton, but he was drafted in the 2nd round. No one saw that coming.

I don't think your comment is fair to JOB.






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Jester
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In that case, we'll have to kick someone off the team or hope O'Bryant goes pro and ends up in a third-rate European league.


I'd rather lose an undersized 2 with poor shot selection than our only experienced big...






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omegaman66
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re: Top 10 Basketball Recruiting class?


Yeah we don't want to lose him. We will need him to step up over his play from last year if this years team is going to have a good year.





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TigerScribe
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I'm wondering if someone like Stringer or Courtney wind up transferring after this season. Both could stand to lose playing time with the talent infusion coming in over the 2012 and 2013 classes.





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Keys Open Doors
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Hamilton's production and projected draft spot >>>>>>> Anything O'Bryant has done so far.

And being a second round pick is nothing near a guarantee that Hamilton will play one second in the NBA. He's probably still going to be in either the D-League or overseas in 2 months.






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Keys Open Doors
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I'd rather lose an undersized 2 with poor shot selection than our only experienced big...


That's fine. I'm just saying that it is a mathematical certainty that if we bring in 6 players next year, then one of the following has to happen.

1) Someone goes pro (only an option for O'Bryant at this point, although he has very marginal prospects).

2) Someone gets kicked off the team or is nudged to transfer

3) Someone willingly transfers out.






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oauron
Baton Rouge, LA
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re: Top 10 Basketball Recruiting class?


Hamilton wasn't projected to be drafted at any point by anyone.

And a 2nd round pick is still an accomplishment and that's all I was saying. His comment equating JOB to a third rate Euro player is unfair.






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13AMS
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" He's probably still going to be in either the D-League or overseas in 2 months."

I think you are wrong. He has size and can shoot. He will be a big body that can defend and be an option off the bench when a big needs a breather.






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FunkyD
Member since Jun 2012
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I'll believe it when I see it. His play really nose dived toward the end of the year, big, slow white guys don't last too long in the NBA.





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oauron
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Sep 2011
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re: Top 10 Basketball Recruiting class?


As I posted in the overall thread, ESPN ranked our class #17 as of two days ago.

LINK






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ToneyTiger
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re: Top 10 Basketball Recruiting class?


JOB to the NBA is not that far of a stretch. He is the most talented guy on the roster and if he gets touches in the paint he should have a break out year. If JOB he has an All SEC type season I think the NBA will actually be an option for him next summer.





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Jester
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Baton Rouge
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JOB to the NBA is not that far of a stretch


It kind of is. He would need a 1st team All-SEC season to warrant leaving early. He is certainly talented, but has a lot to prove. He was a "HUGE" get for Trent Johnson, but that has to be taken with a grain of salt. He was not a top 25 recruit by most services, so we need to temper our expectations. It was just odd for Johnson to get a top 50 guy, so JOB was seen as the next Stromile Swift by a lot of eager fans. We have since learned that he had some serious work to do.

That said, he will almost certainly get better coaching in the next 2 months than he did in 2 years with Johnson's staff.

This was his write-up on scout:

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O'Bryant, a LSU signee, moves very well for a guy his size. At 6-foot-9, 245-pounds, O'Bryant seems to keep getting bigger, so he'll have to get in shape once on campus. With that said, he has a nice set of hands, good touch around the basket and is a guy that likes to face up and attack the basket. O'Bryant still needs to develop some go-to moves inside, but he should provide instant impact inside because of his size, athleticism and mobility.


Two years of TJ's staff didn't seem to help in either area. He is apparently in better shape this offseason, though, so we'll see.



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