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


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 1 month ago '04        #54
therealness 
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Any n*gga that went to Kentucky lol
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 1 month ago '07        #53
ototo7 
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Way more space on an nba court
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 1 month ago '04        #52
D1nOnlyMrM@  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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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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 1 month ago '18        #51
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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 1 month ago '18        #50
ether  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Vince Carter
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 1 month ago '09        #49
10pointP 
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 Lil Jay 05 said
Kevin Durant and Devin Booker
KD was balling out at UT
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 1 month ago '12        #48
Alectrilla 
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 Lil Jay 05 said
Kevin Durant and Devin Booker
KD was putting up crazy numbers at UT. I remember watching him thinking how could Oden go #1 over him
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 1 month ago '15        #47
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


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 1 month ago '04        #46
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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 1 month ago '18        #45
Scary Hours 
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Dame
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 1 month ago '17        #44
Lite  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Luka (overseas)
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 1 month ago '17        #43
Mario Chalmers  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 brooklonsfinest said
Chef Curry
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 1 month ago '20        #42
Tweezy12  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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Kuzma
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 1 month ago '19        #41
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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 1 month ago '17        #40
DonC  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 Scary Hours said
Dame
like u watched any of his game in college lol
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 1 month ago '11        #39
inthezone  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 gt1 said
Deron Williams

There was a reason he was drafted so high
He lead Illinois to the chip game and they should have beat UNc
He had dee brown and luther head
U must didnt watch deron williams was amazing college
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 1 month ago '17        #38
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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 1 month ago '15        #37
aulray 
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Vince carter. Antawn Jamison was the prize draft piece, but raps flipped him to golden state for his athletic, but not as skilled teammate.

Wade was a much better nba player. Heat took him way higher than projected, but no one noticed since the focus was mostly on lebron and Carmelo coming off his championship at Cuse.

Any raptor draft pick in the second round/I drafted addition. Team has an eye for gems.
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 1 month ago '05        #36
rawchester 
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 Lil Jay 05 said
He was... But nobody saw this from KD.
Nahhhhhh. KD was generational off rip. So was Oden. if Oden stayed healthy he would've been a beast.

The stuff KD was doing at Texas was DIFFERENT!!!!
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 1 month ago '12        #35
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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 1 month ago '17        #34
one il matt 56  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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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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 1 month ago '04        #33
jplaydadon 
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Quickley
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 1 month ago '17        #32
Real Talk 10%er  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x18
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Off top my head:

Devin Booker
Zach Lavine


Both came of the bench in College.

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 1 month ago '05        #31
KingJustin 
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draymond green
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 1 month ago '05        #30
rawchester 
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For real tho. I remember watching KD at Texas back when I was high school thinking this dude gotta be one of the best players at the college level I've ever seen.[/QUOTE]

Facts. I saw KD play 1 game at Texas and knew that man was a special special talent.
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