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NCAA Basketball

(10) Ohio State (+9.5) vs. (2) Arizona

MD Buckeye, Mar 21, 2015

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  1. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Reach down between my legs...

    I hate to say it, but DAR staying probably doesn't help him much. There will be other guys coming into the college ranks that are the next great thing. He can hone his skills much more effectively and with better coaching at the next level.
     
  2. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    I agree that draft stock-wise, Russell's is as high as it will be. So from that standpoint, if it is most important to him to maximize where he gets picked in the draft, leaving now is the thing to do.
     
  3. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Draft stock can only go down for him from this point. But I disagree with the idea that skill-wise he is definitely better off at the next level - being on an NBA bench and not getting much PT isn't going to help you hone your skills much more effectively than being the go-to guy on a college team. And if you're not ready to play big minutes in the league when you get there, you can get marginalized pretty quickly.
     
  4. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Reach down between my legs...

    I just don't see him getting any better at tOSU. He can go to the pros and concentrate on basketball 24/7 and under much better tutelage while practicing against much better players. And, while getting paid to boot.
     
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  5. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie Former BPCFFB II Champ Former FF League III Champ

    Didn't realize I had most of the props set at 4/1...oops....enjoy the extra vcash lol.
     
  6. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    The kid is going to be a lottery pick. Why in the hell would he not get much playing time in the league? Teams that invest top 5 picks don't let those players ride the bench. Hell, they're usually bereft of talent that they have no choice but to let those guys play and develop.
     
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  7. Jake

    Jake They took the bar! ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Lottery pick? Perhaps. But there were plenty here who thought Ross and DT leaving early were good ideas - I was not among them. I didn't think either would get drafted and neither did. I think there's a lot of confirmation bias that goes on at fan boards regarding the greatness of the players on their own team. Just over 60 players get drafted in the NBA. At least a dozen of them tend to be young guys from foreign countries as projects. That leaves 50 picks. You have the graduating seniors and all of the guys who leave early. Some years more guys leave early than there are picks - all of them think they will get drafted.
     
  8. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri Reach down between my legs...

    I don't think it is just Buckeye fans who are projecting Russell as a lottery pick. As for Ross and DT, I didn't see either one of them making it by leaving early.
     
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  9. NorthCoastKid

    NorthCoastKid Senior

    Kid is projected top 5 in both DraftExpress and ESPN mocks while NBA scouts and analysts are raving about him, but yeah, "perhaps" he'll be a lottery pick.
     
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  10. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    He'll be a lottery pick barring an unexpected chronic injury like Sully. Honestly the major thing he can improve is conditioning and strength along with FT shooting. He can do that in the NBA but he'll need even more strength in the NBA.
     
  11. azcat08

    azcat08 Newbie

    Well I said it would be around 15. Disappointed in Russell's play but that what happens when you say no one can guard you and you play a really good defensive team.

    Tj McConnell...a rich man's Aaron Craft.
     
  12. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    OK, you can go away now.
     
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  13. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    I do not know what is wrong with some of you guys. I will admit that I have not read this entire thread but what I have read some of you have posted statements that makes it look like the Ohio State players are not trying to win the game. You do not think they want to get all of the defensive and offensive rebounds and make shots and not turn the ball over. Some of you guys should stay away from game threads because I think quite a few of you post with emotions before posting.
     
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  14. Crump's brother

    Crump's brother Moxahala Park Carnie/ Rehoboth Strangler

    I really avoid posting during games, and I'm glad for it. If I posted a third of what I shout at my tv, I'd be banned.
     
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  15. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Thad was very proud of his team.

    http://www.cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/2015/03/ohio_state_basketball_seniors_1.html#incart_2box_sports_index.ssf
     
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