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He's done well for himself. Interestingly, when it comes to the proverbial "upside", Jerrett's measured 7'2" wingspan should serve him well. He also had a standing reach of 9'1", which is utterly ridiculous for a player that stands 6-foot-8.75 inches in height.
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Well, maybe he'll prove everyone wrong. It's hard to duplicate those numbers.
Definitely swimming upstream, though.
What is over/under on the Phoenix Suns picking him up with the 30th pick in the first round?
Over the years the trend for the last pick in the first round has become either a college senior or an international prospect that may or may not pan out.
At least Jerrett would be able to finish his career in Arizona?
This post was edited by Ashton 14 months ago
Not good as they need guys who are ready now.
If what Brad said holds up (Miami or San Antonio) grant can sign an NBA contract, move up and down between D League and NBA as needed, and develop into a great player over time.
I agree that is quite likely just not with Phoenix as they need two picks in first round to help now.
Yea, but they need to translate into good play.... Honestly, and it's not personal, I want him to fail. For the sake of college hoops, I want ANY and ALL underclassmen to fail.
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I know a lot of people who feel the same way. Personally, I just want the one-and-done and any similar rule gone.
I want the rule to go away, but I will never root for a young man who is following his dreams to fail. That is just an awful stance to take as a person. It is not like Grant did something morally wrong or illegal here. At this point CATS fans should hope he is the number 1 pick ( I know that is not going to happen btw).
I agree with all your points. As Miller himself said, his job now, if asked, would be to help Jerrett get drafted as high as possible. My point with doing away with the rule, entirely, speaks to your other point. Let guys pursue their dreams in the way they see fit. If that's foregoing college for a professional career then set them free right out of high school. If someone is old enough to go straight from college into the military, then they should also be considered old enough to earn money playing basketball.
What is the likelihood of someone starting in this D league actually making it in the NBA?
Has anyone done any research? The odds have to be monstrous.
Glen Rice, jr. is a projected 2nd round pick coming out of the D-League.
My guess is he will be drafted and then wind up back in the D-League.
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CSM didn play him enough. Bottom Line. i think with more time he would have been awesome here at AZ.
Here's your research. The prospect is not exactly promising:
For Jerrett, though, such a scenario would be a structured plan not one of those let's see if Jerrett pans out. Teams like Miami and San Antonio don't need Jerrett next season at all so they can get him into their season, develop him their way and then basically get a lottery pick type a year or two from now for the price of a late first round/early second round price.
You are absolutely correct Liver...and it is best for Arizona if he does well and I will be happy if he does. Like I said, it's not personal and has nothing to do with GJ. I want the NBA to require a college degree.. no more Garnets, Kobe's or Lebron's. I also think the NCAA should mandate that scholarships can only be given in four year increments and that players leaving early should have to pay their school $1 million for each year they miss (and that figure should be matched by the NBA) and pay back all of the scholarship money. That way they would have to be assured that they were going to be big time players or be forced to stay in school.
All the time and effort that went into Grant would net Arizona a cool $6 million.
I can agree with the NBA and the degree part. they need to have a better image and most jobs that pay well require a degree. They would have a better idea of who they are drafting and they players would have better competition in college. Plus, the ones who flame out of the NBA would have a degree to fall back on after they blow through their couple million the make in 2-3 years
I like the way Major League Baseball does it. Players can go pro after their senior year of high school, but have to wait 2-3 years to be eligible (I'm not sure exactly) if they don't.
Complete Jr year or turn 21, whichever comes first.
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I think that the vast majority of fans would love that rule. The problem is always the people with the power (NBA and NCAA) have no real incentive to go to that. It seems to have worked out well for Major League Baseball but the thing is that college baseball is not the money making enterprise that college hoop is so I am not sure we wouldn't be left with an even worse college game then we have now. Yes the one and done rule has hurt college hoops but so has the D-League and the option for people to earn money overseas in more and more places. College football doesn't have the same issues because it really is the NFL or bust (I guess Canada also) for players so college really is the farm system. The long run trend for college hoop is to be more like college baseball then college football, which sucks for fans.
Well, one analysis of Grant Jerrett's game underscores his "one dimensional" attribute. This analysis, except for his length and beyond the arc shooting is not particularly bullish regarding anything else.
This post was edited by NogalesJerry 14 months ago
Great interview from Solo on that same site as well.
Time to nut up or shut up
Tons of D-League players make it. It is hard to start there and move up, but it happens frequently enough.
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Interestingly, one of the things that the NCAA had apparently looked into at one time was the idea of changing Scholarship limits from one year to multiple years.
Greg Byrne said recently that the question was put to U of A student government and they all thought it was a bad idea because it restricts the coaches from doing what is best for the team and school. Guess there are two sides to this.
I like the idea of degree requirement from the NBA butthatnwont happen because someone will win a lawsuit in the restriction of a player's right to make a living. I would hope that we could at least have a modification so that the rules would be similar to the NFL.
I hate the terminology "one and done." Of course, I could care less about the NBA, but in my view both products have suffered with the early departures and entries into the NBA.
This year there were 36 call-ups from D-League involving only 31 players. Three or four were brought up and then bucked down more than once. The names don't ring to be major contributors more than necessary roster fillers:
"The D-League is a fascinating place," said Mark Bartelstein, the CEO and founder of Priority Sports and Entertainment who represents NBA stars Danny Granger and David Lee, among others. "There's no one that's there that wants to be there. Everyone that's there is trying to get called up. The referees are trying to get called up. The coaches are trying to get called up. The players are trying to get called up. The scorekeepers are trying to get called up. Everybody's trying to get to the NBA. It's a very interesting environment."
"It's a real minor league system, there's no question. They've done a tremendous, tremendous job building up the D-League. But it's a very cold system. I'm not sure that's where a young man should be growing up."
My fantasy about the NBA not being able to touch anyone without the NCAA's permission or for a steep penalty or whatever is just that - fantasy... and politically I could not support it - it limits the freedom of individuals to pursue life and liberty so I'm not actually serious about it...
Couple great points in this thread - it has ruined the college game and I had not really thought about the NBA but thats a good point too. The D league stuff is so mercenary.. I have to believe that sooner or later things like commitment and loyalty will win the day. That hired guns at any level will not be a guaranteed path to lasting success.. but perhaps I am naive.
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