Yeah, he's a great talent. I remember him being hyped for a little bit, but it died down quite a bit. He's not as bad of a pick as some people are saying.
WOW!!!!!!!! im so excited about next season and the fact that we got 3 good rookies. i wasnt really impressed with what we did in the draft at that time but now that i look back on it, we did a good job in acquiring JJ, Sasha, and Darnell.
This kid better pan out, because Ferry's running out of chances as far as I'm concerned.
Two years ago, Shannon Brown was a complete bust. He got credit for the Gibson pick, but that was a no brainer. The guy was even projected as high as 10th at the time on some mock drafts.
Last year, there was all kinds of talk about him buying a pick, or trading into the draft, and nothing.
This year, he drafts Hickson, who might turn out to be a player, might not, but it's still a suspect pick when there were at least 2 big men rated above him that were falling (Arthur and Koufas), and there was all that pre draft talk about how if we couldn't get a player that could contribute now, we would trade the pick.
To me, if this guy doesn't pan out, then Ferry's last chance to redeem himself is going to be what he does with Wally, and Wallace's contracts or how he moves them. I'd like to keep Joe Smith (at a lower price tag) and Delonte.
ESPN.com seems to like him. He sounds like a talented player, and someone with some upside, but the stuff I hear about his lack of effort concerns me. Mike Brown isn't exactly a master motivator.
We could've done worse, I guess.
Honestly they just said that all the time in college, but it was due to the fact he quit trying as hard because he teammates didnt care. Only person on the roster for N.C.State I remember trying there heart out all year was Gavin Grant. I remember him talking about his workouts last year and he seem pretty dedicated, I've never seen him work out, but this is his dream and the only reason he spent a year in college. Certainly tried during MOST games.