@jayballer73 I respect your opinion, but I don’t think that Dotson can much improve his stock, I really don’t. Hell, look at what Frank did his senior year and he was still a second rounder, ditto for Devonte.
I would fall back a little on the Frank/Dotson comparisons. Dotson is 6’2, not 5’11 and Height does matter. I’d be interested in seeing what Dotson’s Wingspan is compared to Frank’s as well. Frank made up for his height by being a world class athlete at 5’11.
Dotson was already a better defender coming to KU then when Frank left KU. Dotson will hold his own defensively from what I’ve seen of him.
Where they are similar is they both came to College as more of a scoring guard then PG. Dotson’s role at KU changed over the course of the season and by seasons end Self was relying on his offense more then anything. Frank was always juggling being a team manager and a scorer. Dotson has to improve his PG skills if he’s going to stick at the next level. He should absolutely watch film on Cassius Winston and how he runs Michigan St. Winston doesn’t have blurring speed like Dotson does but his feel for the game and his ability to get to certain spots on the court are almost impossible to stop. I think Dotson can improve on everything coming back. Shooting from the perimeter, mid-range, we saw very little in his arsenal outside of straight line drives to the hoop. Does he have a floater? He’s far ahead of where Frank was after his freshman year. Another year could definitely get him into the 1st round potentially.
@BeddieKU23 If Bryce Brown did at KU what he did at Auburn I think he gets drafted. That’s all I’m saying. 141 threes is absurd. And that is something that I’d harp on.
I definitely think Bill sells him a starting spot. Or at least phrases it, that if he can’t beat out either of those two, he isn’t an NBA player anyways.
I wouldn’t be so sure about that.
There’s a very recent KU comp to Bryce Brown - Malik Newman.
Newman averaged 14.2 PPG, 5 RPG, 2 APG last year at KU, and had the huge NCAA tournament that led his team to the Final Four.
Brown averaged 15.9 PPG, 2 RPG, 2 APG this year for Auburn, and had a huge NCAA tournament to lead his team to the Final Four.
Both guys are 6-3 SG. Both were in the same HS class, with Brown just five months younger than Newman.
Brown’s shooting percentages this year were 43/41/81.
Newman’s last year were 46/41/84.
There’s not that much difference between the two, honestly. Score first, undersized SG’s don’t have a lot of margin in the NBA. Not sure that Brown gets drafted coming out of KU.
Tucker probably gets drafted if he puts up numbers similar to what he did at Little Rock at a P5 school. He’s 6-5 and athletic. That additional size makes all the difference. In that respect, because he just needs to play in a P5 conference, KU doesn’t have a decided advantage over Auburn on this.
That’s a relatively good comp. I don’t have much of a rebuttal other than Bryce did it as THE guy that got schemed for. But you definitely make a great argument.
Lol. The ESPN radio guy just said he loves the reasons Zion is playing college basketball. Says he’s doing it for the love of the game, he’s doing it for free (he adds a disclaimer “I think”) after which the crew references LSU and all start laughing at the idea of a free player. 🤦♂️
Besides playing in high school games boys and girls can play in over a hundred games a year with different organizations such as AAU and other travel ball programs.
Most weekends there are tournaments where you can find desired competition. My experience it’s these programs where kids develop the most rather than in school programs. Not always the case but a majority of the time.
If a kid has potential long before high school his/her name is in the conversation.