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1st year players who looked better in the pros than they did in college?



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 2 weeks ago '21        #1
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NDNYC 
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1st year players who looked better in the pros than they did in college?
 

 
Zion Williamson
Donovan Mitchell
Michael Jordan
LeMelo Ball ( overseas)
Ben Simmons
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 2 weeks ago '18        #2
back1  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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most pros that have ball skills look better than they did in college if they are the best player on their pro team.

In college, they are the only good player for the most part, so the defense gives them zero space to operate. Zone defenses are entirely catered to them, or box and ones. In the NBA even the worst player can score and is better than most college teams best player, so defenses cant completely sell out.

Playing with 4 other competent players makes a world of difference.
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 2 weeks ago '18        #3
ether  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Vince Carter
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 2 weeks ago '04        #4
brooklonsfinest 
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Chef Curry
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 2 weeks ago '07        #5
ototo7 
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Way more space on an nba court
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 2 weeks ago '17        #6
Lite  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Luka (overseas)
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 2 weeks ago '20        #7
Tweezy12  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Kuzma
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 2 weeks ago '18        #8
Infamous1 
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VInce Carter
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 2 weeks ago '04        #9
therealness 
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Any n*gga that went to Kentucky lol
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 2 weeks ago '17        #10
one il matt 56  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 Lite said
Luka (overseas)
He was the third pick with grainy overseas footage

n*ggas knew he was nice
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 2 weeks ago '17        #11
CJ Schwarz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Devin Booker looked like a JAG at Kentucky
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 2 weeks ago '18        #12
Scary Hours 
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Dame
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 2 weeks ago '15        #13
suavehooper  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x56
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 NDNYC said
Zion Williamson
Donovan Mitchell
Michael Jordan
LeMelo Ball ( overseas)
Ben Simmons
LaMelo was in the pros when he played overseas

Secondly he looked just as good as he does now on the court. Only difference was his shot wasn't falling as consistently because he was getting used to living life in australia with no family around

Dude was averaging 17, 8, and 7 in Australia, but was shooting 25% from three. However if you take away the crazy three point shots he was attempting he was shooting around 47% from the field and still had weak body at the time.

Only PURE CASUALS and RACIST CASUALS who hated LAvar Ball said he would be a bust


Last edited by suavehooper; 04-08-2021 at 12:01 PM..
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 2 weeks ago '18        #14
Signor  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x44
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Dwight Howard
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 2 weeks ago '04        #15
D1nOnlyMrM@ 
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Easily Donovan Mitchell. No one else had zero hype coming out of college on that list. Jordan won a chip, hit the game winner, people labeled Ben the next bron, zion was touted as the next coming of transcendent talent, and lamelo was touted as a high prospect. I didn't see any hype around Donovan.
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 2 weeks ago '17        #16
Mario Chalmers  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 brooklonsfinest said
Chef Curry
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 2 weeks ago '12        #17
OG Leno317 
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 D1nOnlyMrM@ said
Easily Donovan Mitchell. No one else had zero hype coming out of college on that list. Jordan won a chip, hit the game winner, people labeled Ben the next bron, zion was touted as the next coming of transcendent talent, and lamelo was touted as a high prospect. I didn't see any hype around Donovan.
I honestly never heard of him til his rookie year. (I’m a college bball casual)
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Top 10 most propped recently  2 weeks ago '19        #18
aaf192020 
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Mitchell for sure is one. Dame is another one. Luka was touted as a potential great but we didn't see it on his club team so he qualifies as well. Kendrick Nunn and Jae'sean Tate are the latest that deserve to be on the honorable mention list.
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 2 weeks ago '04        #19
Veno da Don 
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Don Mitchell
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 2 weeks ago '13        #20
solidsnake1864 
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 therealness said
Any n*gga that went to Kentucky lol
Monk, Willie Cauley Stein and especially MKG looked better in college before they made that leap.

Brandon Knight comes to mind too.. but I hear you tho


Last edited by solidsnake1864; 04-07-2021 at 04:32 PM..
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 2 weeks ago '15        #21
kami  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Lamelo looked good overseas you could tell his game would translate to the NBA.

Hard to look good in college with zone defence.


Last edited by kami; 04-07-2021 at 04:45 PM..

 2 weeks ago '17        #22
DonC  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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 Scary Hours said
Dame
like u watched any of his game in college lol
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 2 weeks ago '04        #23
jsmooth-117 
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Hands down Donovan Mitchell.

He looked like a deer in headlights on the court.

Not from his own doing because he didn’t run the show (AKA coach the team)

He had a flashy play here and there and you can tell he was ultra athletic.

In fact here’s a video I watched a while back that explains what I said above ( I found the link after I typed all this sh*t GO FIGURE)


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 2 weeks ago '16        #24
Juice6981 
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Grant Hill
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 2 weeks ago '05        #25
KingJustin 
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andre drummond
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