The bottom 20 high major (For simplicity:
ACC,Big10,Big12,Pac12,SEC,BigEast) teams in scoring had 3 players total
selected in the draft.
The top 20 high major scoring teams combined for 35 players drafted.
Does talent allow up tempo play or up tempo play let players shine?
The 2 basic statistics that most translate to having value at all levels
are Defensive Rebounding & Free Throws Attempted, Toughness stats!
16 of the top 19 high major defensive rebounders (that were draft
eligible) were selected including 9 of the top 21 picks! Rebounders
6 of the top 8 in free throw attempts per game from high majors (that
were draft eligible) went in the 1st round. D. Lillard was 5th in NCAA
Damian Lilliard averaged most shot attempts per game of any 1st round
pick at 15.47. Harrison Barnes next at 13.68. Be efficient &
Kevin Garnett will make the most NBA salary ever at $321,000,000. Under
20ppg career avg but #2 all-time rebounder. Rebound young fellas!
345 Division 1 schools, nearly 4,485 scholarship players, only 60
players drafted. A LOT of VERY good players undrafted. Lesson: it is
Joe Dumars said he had 10 to 12 sources of background info on Drummond
including his 6th grade teacher. We've get a ton of these type calls
Young players there is a difference in rankings/mock drafts &
someone paying you. Character, health, personality are critical to the
Make getting drafted a milestone not the destination. For some dropping and having a chip on their shoulder is a blessing
Quick draft count: 9 internationals picked, 6 foreign college players, 7
from outside big conferences, 29 that can play power forward/center
Interesting to see trends toward production over potential in the draft.
Now into the role filler part of draft. What NBA skill do u bring?
Potential draftees Findlay Prep played in HS: Kidd-Gilchrist, Waiters, Rivers, Sullinger, Ross, Lamb, Miller, English
Findlay NBA draft notes: 3 1st rounders & a 2nd rounder in last 2
drafts. Produced 3 of the last 12 1&done 1st round picks
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