Wooden the Wizard
I mainly started this as a countdown for McRoberts announcing. Any other guys have the possibility of leaving?
McRoberts is a terrific passer and very good ball-handler for his size. He also has great hops which allows him to get some nice dunks (when he has a clear path). But as you said, his post game is non-existent and his upper body strength is weak, making it tough for him to finish in traffic.The Truth said:McRoberts is flashy and has nice potential, but he has absolutely no low post game whatsoever. He can't finish in traffic at all, and he always gets knocked off-balance. He needs to get stronger (and tougher).
Very good postDiable said:It actually makes more sense for Hansbrough than people have thought.He's a 20 year old freshman who probably will not improve very much next year and certainly won't be the one and only option like he was most of this year.The draft is relatively weak and he figures to go in the middle to late first round.It is quite possible that he'd be a second round pick next season.When you say that he should stay you assume that he has a lot of undeveloped potential.I really don't believe he does.It would certainly be better for UNC if he stayed.
This was expected down here in Miami. He did not play with the same explosiveness he had before his off-season knee surgery. He would have been better off leaving after his sophomore season.UM's Diaz to enter draft
BY BARRY JACKSON
University of Miami junior guard Guillermo Diaz has decided to forgo his senior season and make himself eligible for the June 28 NBA Draft, sources said Tuesday. An announcement is expected as early as today.
Diaz also has decided to sign with an agent, which means that he would not have the ability to change his mind and withdraw his name from the draft at a later date. Diaz is expected to sign with Miami-based agent Jason Levien, whose clients include Heat forward Udonis Haslem. Levien declined comment, and Diaz was unavailable.
Early projections have Diaz being drafted anywhere from the second half of the first round to early in the second round. By signing with an agent, Diaz would be permitted to have teams cover his expenses when he travels to individual workouts.
Diaz, 6-2, intrigues NBA teams because of his athleticism and explosive offensive game. Some teams consider him a potential combo guard who could play either position. Because he was primarily a shooting guard at UM, his point guard skills will be scrutinized.
Diaz averaged a team-high 17.3 points last season. Named second-team All-ACC, Diaz shot 41.5 percent from the field and 36.4 percent on three-pointers and closed the season with 97 assists, 67 turnovers, 39 steals and seven blocks.
Art Alvarez, Diaz's mentor and high school coach at Miami Christian, said Diaz has made a decision, but he declined to say what it was. ''We feel real good about [it],'' Alvarez said. ``We are going to want to announce it in the next 24 hour to 48 hours.''
FSU announced Saturday that Johnson will declare for the draft but not sign with an agent, leaving open the chance he will return for his senior season.
Junior power forward Al Thornton is also a question mark for the Seminoles.... He has not yet announced his plans.
Charles Roberts, Johnson's godfather, told the Tallahassee Democrat that Johnson would probably have to be considered a top-15 pick to remain in the draft.