olsingledigit wrote:Any update with his status on the NBA draft? Is he showing up on any mock drafts?
He knows he's not going to the NBA this year. He's even stated that his intentions are to go to the camps/combine, and hear what he needs to improve upon this coming year from top NBA scouts, Coaches, NBA Brass, evaluators...essentially the experts of the experts providing him the best possible information on what SPECIFICALLY he needs to work on to afford him the absolute optimum chance of being drafted.
This kid, IMHO, if Xavier would have snagged him out of high school, or at least had him 3 years plus a RS year........and worked him through our strength and training program, plus Pegues mentoring him, he would have been either gone to the NBA, or on his way. You watch the videos, and he's out of shape, over weight in the "wrong" way, there's no muscle definition. With all of those areas improved, his dexterity, quickness, speed, explosiveness, and endurance are all evponentially improved.
I get the feeling that Mack feels X could make a deep run this year. He's taking a one year bet on a center instead of 3 years of Brady Ernst, who the more video and articles I read about the kid, he's EXACTLY the type of big weve been looking for...he posseses perimeter skills, both as a ball handler and a shooter, he has the ability to penetrate and finish, he's polished down low, he has hopsand his abiity to elevate lighting quick was impressive. BEfore he picked us, a bunch of P5 were offereing and circling.