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Lester Earl
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re: Other than Simmons, has any LSU hoops player made it to the NBA after freshman year?
He likes to make up stories, , don't mind him


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karralum
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re: Other than Simmons, has any LSU hoops player made it to the NBA after freshman year?
What about Johnny O?


MLCLyons
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re: Other than Simmons, has any LSU hoops player made it to the NBA after freshman year?
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When he plays a game, he will technically make it to the NBA.


He's collecting a paycheck from an NBA team. Even if he never plays a single minute he made it TO the NBA. Making it IN the NBA is a totally different concept.


c on z
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re: Other than Simmons, has any LSU hoops player made it to the NBA after freshman year?
His stock was not gonna improve with another year.


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TheCaterpillar
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re: Other than Simmons, has any LSU hoops player made it to the NBA after freshman year?
How many posters are going to mad when Ben Simmons is an incredible pro player?


MLCLyons
Member since Nov 2012
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re: Other than Simmons, has any LSU hoops player made it to the NBA after freshman year?
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Thinking of Randolph makes me wish all the guys who went early to the NBA and should have stayed here longer.

Glen Davis
Jordan Mickey
Jarell Martin
Antonio Blakeney

Just want more 4 year type guys like a Tasmin Mitchell, not leave at the first sign of potential money. I can only imagine how some teams would have turned out if they stayed longer.



Tas wasn't drafted, that's probably why he stayed 4 years. He was a tweener and wasn't really suited to the NBA. Blakeney likely won't get drafted either but the others are a bit of a different situation, especially Davis and Martin. IMO if you are a 1st round pick, which means a guaranteed contract, I think there's too much risk to come back.


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MLCLyons
Member since Nov 2012
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re: Other than Simmons, has any LSU hoops player made it to the NBA after freshman year?
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How many posters are going to mad when Ben Simmons is an incredible pro player?


My wording was weird, I think he'll be a very good pro player. I just meant he has made it to the NBA, but it remains to be seen if he will make it as a player...just like every other rookie.


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re: Other than Simmons, has any LSU hoops player made it to the NBA after freshman year?
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Thinking of Randolph makes me wish all the guys who went early to the NBA and should have stayed here longer.



Should have is relative.

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Glen Davis


He was the SEC POY in 05-06 and returned for his Jr. year. that saw LSU crash back down to the middle of the SEC pack and their HC get fired in midseason. Still, Davis was drafted. You could argue he left a year too late.

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Jarell Martin


Was a first round pick. And with Simmons coming on board Martin may have had a reduced role (in the event Mickey stayed). Still, you can't blame a likely first round pick for leaving.

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Jordan Mickey


Would have been the missing piece on the 15-16 team. His loss was HUGE. It left Simmons to do all of the inside scoring, rebounding and defending, while also playing outside. Mickey covered up how shitty Jones' teams really were on defense. If he remains in the frontcourt with Simmons I fully believe that season turns out much differently. Even with Jones as the coach! He probably should have stayed, but he was picked just outside the first round AND signed a seven figure contract. Can't blame him for leaving.

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Antonio Blakeney


He definitely should have stayed. The 3 guys above were all drafted in the top 35 picks. Blakeney doesn't look like he'll be drafted at all. I think a new coaching staff could have helped him and his pro stock tremendously. Unfortunately, we'll never know


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karralum
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re: Other than Simmons, has any LSU hoops player made it to the NBA after freshman year?
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How many posters are going to mad when Ben Simmons is an incredible pro player


Most probably don't really care. But I'm sure those who saw his documentary really would love for him to fail.


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shawnlsu
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re: Other than Simmons, has any LSU hoops player made it to the NBA after freshman year?
Technically......


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Bristol Dawg
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re: Other than Simmons, has any LSU hoops player made it to the NBA after freshman year?
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The dorm behind the PMAC all the athletes lived in?


Good ole Broussard Hall


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Madking
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re: Other than Simmons, has any LSU hoops player made it to the NBA after freshman year?
Johnny O played 3 seasons at LSU.


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Tom Bronco
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Member since Jun 2011
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re: Other than Simmons, has any LSU hoops player made it to the NBA after freshman year?
Stanley Roberts didn't go straight to the NBA after LSU. He spent a season with Real Madrid in Spain and then went to the Orlando Magic.


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tigersbb
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re: Other than Simmons, has any LSU hoops player made it to the NBA after freshman year?
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Kentrell Gransberry was a one exhibition game and don


Kentrell did not have the chest to stay and compete for playing time with the other big men. He missed a chance at playing in the Final Four and Tyrus blew up that year. Kentrell got mad and left because he was not stafting an intrasquad game.


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