In an ESPN discussion with Jay Bilas, Chad Ford had the following under the question: Which team is the nation’s most talented?
“But the team that may have the most talent in the country, in my book, is Michigan. The Wolverines currently have five players ranked in our Top 100. Kentucky is the only other team to have as many Top 100 players.
Right now, point guard Trey Burke is the only Michigan player ranked in our top 30, but Glenn Robinson III and Tim Hardaway Jr. both have the ability to crack the first round of the NBA draft. Freshmen Mitch McGary and Nik Stauskas are further down the list, but both have a real shot at getting drafted down the road.
That’s in part why I believe Michigan is a Final Four team and may give Indiana a run for the No. 1 spot by the end of the season.”
I’m sure we can all agree that we wish Darius Morris had stayed in Ann Arbor for another year. Many NBA Experts have spoken out that if he had, and improved his jump shot, that he would be a lock for the lottery. Point guards with Morris’ size are hard to come by. This is why it is easy to see that Morris does have a future in the league as (atleast) a rotation player. I hope he puts in the time to develop his jump shot and goes to a team that will let him develop his game while giving him the playing time to reach his potential. Now onto the different projections:
Chad Ford, ESPN: 8th in the 2nd Rd. to the Houston Rockets (6/21/11)
The Rockets would like to add some size in the backcourt and have been fans of Morris for a while. At No. 38, he’s worth the risk. He has a lot of Andre Miller to his game.
Sean Deveney, Sporting News: 26th in the 1st Rd. to the Dallas Mavericks (6/21/11)
The Knicks are still keeping tabs on Morris, and if they can’t get a wild card like Biyombo, Morris may not get past No. 17.
Sam Amick, Sports Illustrated: 23rd in the 1st Rd. to the Houston Rockets (6/14/11)
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