Originally Posted by AxionJaxion
In the Valley of the Blind, the one-eyed man is king. All bigs worth their salt aren't in college past one year,and in the mid-00s they weren't even stepping foot on college courts.
Rick Rickert and Josh McRoberts were rated at or near the top of their class. Neither dominated the college game, both were soft as Hell, and neither made/has made an impact in the pros, thus they were egregiously overrated. As was Greg Paulus, Brian Zoubek, and a slew of others. In a few years, I'm fairly confident we'll be able to say the same about Jared Sullinger, while Perry Jones is playing in All Star games.
What are you talking about, in terms of college impact? A ton of bigs stay more than one year.
Are you saying someone coming in as a highly ranked prospect should be a one and done and that's what you're basing it on?
Isn't this the college and high school bball forum? You could have titled it some of the most overrated NBA prospects. If you look at what Sullinger is doing now, for instance, he is living up to the hype, I believe. Personally, I'd love to see Sullinger stay in college because he could be one of those guys that just tears it up. But I doubt he will.
And if you are rated as a top prospect and you stay in college does that mean you suck? Maybe you do it because you wanted to get something done (like win a NCAA... something not very many NBA players have done, truth be told.)
You are right about Duke players getting hyped unjustly, but that's life...