Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by Tigerdog007, Apr 2, 2004.
Sadly for anyone who likes or covers college basketball, Glen Davis appears to be leaning toward the NBA.
Davis said it's about a 50-percent chance he'll put his name in the draft. From years of covering basketball, "50 percent" means he's already picking out his Escalade.
It's a shame, because Davis is a true character. At 6-8, 325 pounds, Davis is a joy to watch. He's prone to bust out and dance, even in the middle of games. He's got a big smile, plays hard and plays to the crowd. For a player with his size, Davis has soft hands, a ballerina's feet and a soft touch.
When asked if LSU coach John Brady should be worried, Davis finally admitted. "Yeah, he should be a little bit worried."
Shame for LSU, which was counting on Davis, a Baton Rouge native. Shame for college hoops fans, too.
humungous mistake IMO, didnt look ready at all the other night. I think he needs to slim down so he can run the floor better
this is making me cry. i wish the nba would make a rule like football has (or had pre maurice claret)
then again that would suck for the kids who justifiably want millions and dont care about college. on the other hand, the NFL is a the most popular sport, and they dont ( or didnt) cradle rob colleges.
SUX. This LSU team is going to need alot of help. SUX. :dis: :dis: :dis: :dis: :dis: :dis: :dis: :dis:
This is a shame. Anybody who watched the game the other night can see he is definitely not ready for the NBA. Yes, he does have great potential. He needs to develop. He needs some clear headed people around him to guide him before he really messes up his future.
Title of the thread should read "BYE BYE BRADY!"
Without Davis, Brady has one more year, at the most.
looks like a young robert traylor. kids these days have no idea what awaits them with an 82 game schedule criss-crossing the coutry, back-to-back games. davis may see the floor 75 mins the whole season, depending on who takes him. IMO - he's not even a 1st rounder so he immediately gives up a guaranteed contract. if he does put his name in the draft, poor kid. or more like naive kid with bad advice.
You can’t begrudge a guy his chance to make a million dollars, but if you aren’t going to be a lottery pick, it makes more sense to go to school to build up your game & your rep. If you will be a mid/late first rounder coming out of highschool, there is a damn good chance you’ll be a lottery pick in 2 or 3 years. That makes your contract figure go up exponentially. A lot of first rounders don’t even dress out for a few years or even make a roster. The NBA is the toughest of all leagues to make because there are only 12 spots on the bench, 15 on a roster, & there is no minor league affiliation so a guy can work his way up through an organization. Think about it, if there are only 450 roster spots in the NBA, every year there are probably 100 new guys (60 draftees & 40 or so legit free agents) vying for those limited spots. Even if a team takes a chance on you for a year or two, odds are you’ll be moved out by the new youngster of the month with “potential” if you haven’t proven you can play. If I’d be willing to bet that half or more of the guys that were drafted 2001 are not on NBA rosters now. The league just gets younger & younger. Free agents are all on their own bouncing around in the poorly run development league & signing 10 day contracts. The NBA needs a real minor league system now that college basketball is being cut out of the loop on more & more highschoolers. Come on baby!!!!
I don't have a problem with any kid going pro but i think he may be in for a rude awakening, some kids just aren't ready for the next level without some seasoning much less a weight management program.