Notre Dame's All-American is arguably the most underrated player in college basketball. Week after week he outplays more athletic and gifted players but remains shunned as a legit nba prospect. Every week he is the main players to stop in opposing team's scouting reports, yet he continues to deliver with unbelievable consistency. His numbers after fourteen games-- 24.8 ppg, 12.7 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.4 spg, and 1 bpg, scream lottery pick or at least a late first round pick. Does he have a chance of cracking the first round in the '09 draft? Or is there any chance for a first round in pick in '10. He is definitely better than a second round pick for sure.
I think you're on to something,he is getting shafted a little bit. He deserves more credit for putting up impressive numbers,I'm not saying numbers are everything but they don't lie. He's playing in the Big East that conference has some talent, so the numbers are no fluke. Not saying he's gonna be a star I just feel he should be higher on the board. There's a place for this guy in the league. He should be a first round pick at some point,instead of picking Europeans at the end of the first round that will never play in the U.S.,why not give a hard working guy with a good track record a shot. Just a thought.
He's a more polished Hansbrough. I dont see why people dont appreciate him either, i really hope he does go late first round so that my lakers can snatch him up (if not hansbrough). I think that scouts and coaches rely too much on a prospects athleticism and not there overall skill, thats why you saw russel westbrook go before dj augustine in last years draft. Harangody is gonna go to a good team next year as you see happen with many accomplished upperclassmen who get overshadowed by flashy underclassmen. Maybe that has something to do with why the same teams for the most part are in the lottery every single year. Look at the spurs, i know they didnt draft him but roger mason is this type of guy as well as matt bonner and eventually i think james white who is int he d-league is going to inherit the defensive stopper role of bruce bowen (3 or 4 years from now).
He's a 6-7 centre with an average wingspan and below average athleticism. He deserves alot of credit for what he does in the NCAA but he doesn't look like he'll be able to translate to the NBA level. He'll have a good career in Europe.