Even though the draft is already over, and has been for some time, I still see the need to post my thoughts about it, so here it is.
I thought the biggest shocker in the draft were these words, “with the second pick in the draft the Charlotte Bobcats select Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.” I mean, I really respect MKG, and he has great defense, as I learned first hand when Kentucky went up against Florida, but he is just not what they need. Many say he is just a defensive guy, which I believe, because he wasn’t the first option scorer at Kentucky either. What Charlotte needs is a scorer and I thought that would have been provided in Bradley Beal, Thomas Robinson, or even Dion Waiters. Michael continues to make bad choices and we have to ask, “what will happen to Charlotte?, Will the Carolinas lose another NBA basketball team because of the bad choices of their state hero?”
The only other thing I really need to talk about was my Indiana Pacers drafting Miles Plumlee. I have to admit as soon as I heard his name and the word “Pacers.” It really ruined my week, I was like, “How can you pick Miles Plumlee over Marquis Teague (who went to high school in Indianapolis), Draymond Green, and Perry Jones III? I mean, what is Larry Bird thinking?” Well now I know what Larry Legend was up to. I watched Miles in summer league and he is at totally different player from the guy I saw at Duke. He has great post moves he hustles and he doesn’t look like he will get injured easily (cough, Perry Jones III got injured almost right away).
To Larry Bird, thanks for thinking of our well being instead of the obvious choice.
With the win against the heavily favored Kentucky Wildcats, Indiana University is back on the basketball map. I had a chance to meet one of their coaches, Coach Buckley, before their matchup against Stetson University (a college in Florida.) Mr. Buckley, or Tim, was the man responsible for recruiting NBA superstar Dwayne Wade. I happened to have Wade’s Miami jersey on because I didn’t have an IU jersey. I was wearing a jacket and you could barely see the top of the word “Heat,” on my jersey, but Tim figured out within thirty seconds that it was his favorite recruit’s name that was on the back. Besides my visiting with Tim I witnessed a game a couple of weeks before their late mathcup. Here is my analysis on why Indiana is a very talented b- ball team.
First, the Hoosiers gained last year’s steal, Cody Zeller. Cody plays the game similar to his brother, Tyler, but is a way more dominating.
Second, two names that are wonderful back up stars to Zeller, are Victor Oladipo and Christian Watford. Watford, a superb image of Kevin Love with less rebounds and more athleticism, was the one to hit the buzzer beater to clinch the win against Terrence Jones and friends. Victor is a SG from Africa with amazing hops and a very decent jump shot.
With more top recruits on the way Indiana won’t have to worry about their Hoosiers any more.
In the world of college basketball, your uniform doesn’t matter, but usually the color blue is the best. Almost all of the top basketball colleges wear this supposedly lucky color. Take a look. Here are the top b-ball colleges who use blue: Duke, Florida, Kentucky, UCONN, UCLA, UNC, Pittsburgh, Butler, Kansas, Marquette, BYU, Notre Dame, Illinois, Syracuse, Georgetown. Blue is certainly the color for a college basketball team.