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  • tgowen

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    Doug McDermott

    What kind of prospect does he appear to be? I don’t follow CBB much at all but know this guy is a scoring machine from all over the place and was just curious how he appears to project at the next level. Would like to see him have a nice NBA career coming from small Creighton.

  • rotokevin

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    Not much of an NBA prospect. The fact that he’s a senior putting up his 3rd consecutive 22/7 season is telling. If he was an elite prospect, he would’ve left for the NBA a year or two ago.

    I’d say in a perfect scenario he could do a decent Gordon Hayward impression. Most likely scenario is he bounces between the D-League and NBA for a season or three then has a productive career in Europe.

    Would love to hear other opinions.

  • DillingerFour

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    Jimmer Jr.

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    I actually think he could be a pretty decent pro. He is a great shooter. He will definitely have to work on something else besides just shooting to be effective in the NBA.

    He is a good size player too.

  • ohiostate241

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    Keep in mind his dad is his head coach, so he probably was influenced to stay all 4 years.

    He’s a lottery pick, but towards the back end of the lottery. The problem with him is he’s only 6’8, he reminds me a lot of Dirk, but Dirk is 7’0.

  • DubDeuces85

    This upcoming draft class is absolutely loaded and unfortunately for Mcbuckets there will be a ton of upside picks taken before him. He is most likely going to be a back end first rounder unless he kills it during pre draft workouts. We have seen all too many times an excellent 4 year college stud end up not making a splash in the NBA but going on to have a great career in euro ball. No shame in that.

  • feartheturtle

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    @rotokevin said…

    Not much of an NBA prospect. The fact that he’s a senior putting up his 3rd consecutive 22/7 season is telling. If he was an elite prospect, he would’ve left for the NBA a year or two ago.

    I’d say in a perfect scenario he could do a decent Gordon Hayward impression. Most likely scenario is he bounces between the D-League and NBA for a season or three then has a productive career in Europe.

    Would love to hear other opinions.

    i think you are WAY off here.

    he is not an elite prospect, but he is a late lottery pick with a defined skill that translates to the nba. he is a wally szcerbiak that has a better post game, but maybe not as good facing up. he definitely has nba 3 range and he can stroke the shit out of the ball.

    this is not a kid that comes from poverty that needs money for his family to eat. his dad is his coach at creighton, so i am sure they are comfortable. if you are in doug’s situation, why not be the big fish in the small comfortable pond for as long as you can? he could of easily been a 1st round pick last year, probably lottery.

    his biggest obstacle is obviously defending NBA 3’s, which is where he would most likely have to play. in the right system he could play a stretch 4. I really do not think he’ll ever be a star but he could have a wally szcerbiak-esqe nba career, which would been deemed by most as successful.

  • GoBlue04

    poor man’s Keith Van Horn, and then take away a few inches

  • rotokevin

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    @feartheturtle said…

    i think you are WAY off here.

    he is not an elite prospect, but he is a late lottery pick with a defined skill that translates to the nba. he is a wally szcerbiak that has a better post game, but maybe not as good facing up. he definitely has nba 3 range and he can stroke the shit out of the ball.

    this is not a kid that comes from poverty that needs money for his family to eat. his dad is his coach at creighton, so i am sure they are comfortable. if you are in doug’s situation, why not be the big fish in the small comfortable pond for as long as you can? he could of easily been a 1st round pick last year, probably lottery.

    his biggest obstacle is obviously defending NBA 3’s, which is where he would most likely have to play. in the right system he could play a stretch 4. I really do not think he’ll ever be a star but he could have a wally szcerbiak-esqe nba career, which would been deemed by most as successful.

    Wally is a good comparison. Very similar.

    I’m not trying to down play his ability and I know where he’s projected to be drafted, but there are always lottery picks that don’t belong in the lottery.

  • Scott121422

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    It all depends on who draft’s him too. He needs the right system and situation.

  • iconfantasyJoe

    He needs to be drafted by D’Antoni.

  • winsome

    @Scott121422 said…

    It all depends on who draft’s him too. He needs the right system and situation.

    Poor guy. Some of the mock’s I’ve seen have him headed to the Sixers.

    As much as I like his game he’s simply not athletic enough to risk a high 1st round pick on. With guys like Embiid, Jabari, Randle, Wiggins, Gordon, Anderson, Levine, Vonleh, Smart, Harris, Ennis and a couple International players likely in the draft he won’t sniff the lottery.

    After all, it wasn’t that long ago that another can’t miss, not very athletic, outstanding fundamentals having white guy shook the NBA to the core with how truly awful he was. Guy by the name of Adam Morrison. ;-)

  • DubDeuces85

    A little off topic, but still about the draft. I actually think the 2nd round of this years draft will have some future core players in it. Deandre Kane, Bryce Cotton, Russ Smith, Shabazz Napier to name a few. All of whom I think will contribute more than McDermott.

  • DillingerFour

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    @winsome said…

    Poor guy. Some of the mock’s I’ve seen have him headed to the Sixers.

    As much as I like his game he’s simply not athletic enough to risk a high 1st round pick on. With guys like Embiid, Jabari, Randle, Wiggins, Gordon, Anderson, Levine, Vonleh, Smart, Harris, Ennis and a couple International players likely in the draft he won’t sniff the lottery.

    After all, it wasn’t that long ago that another can’t miss, not very athletic, outstanding fundamentals having white guy shook the NBA to the core with how truly awful he was. Guy by the name of Adam Morrison. ;-)

    Remember when it was a debate over whether Morrison or Redick was going to be the better NBA player? Morrison fans sure nailed that one.

  • stlcardinals84

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    @iconfantasyJoe said…

    He needs to be drafted by D’Antoni.

    Haha you beat me to it. D’Antoni would LOVE him some Doug McDermott.

  • futureoffantasy

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    Just like his high school teammate, Harrison Barnes, he will be a bust.

    I like the Wally comparison or a poor mans Dirk. Also could just become another Kyle Korver because I dont think his post game will translate to the NBA.

    He’s already a really smart player so there is nothing NBA coaches can improve in his game from the mental side of things. That limits his upside, IMO.

    If he does try to bulk up and play the four in the NBA, he could be a David Lee with a better outside shot. I think thats his potential but not likely.

  • dedlata

    Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton just had a debate about him the other day for anyone that has ESPN Insider. Chad Ford said, “In the NBA, most scouts compare him to a better, more versatile version of Kyle Korver. That alone is enough to move him into the lottery on our Big Board. If he can provide even more than 3-point shooting, it will be a bonus for teams.” Also from the same piece they mention that he only has 33 steals and 13 career blocks which is abysmal in four years.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/draft2014/story/_/id/10560667/nba-draft-how-good-doug-mcdermott-nba

  • BlakeJ8

    @DillingerFour said…

    Jimmer Jr.

    My exact first thought when reading the question.

    Mix between Luke Walton and Gordon Hayward.

  • BlakeJ8

    @stlcardinals84 said…

    Haha you beat me to it. D’Antoni would LOVE him some Doug McDermott.

    As long as NoD’Anphony loves him some McDermott away from LA….im good with that.

  • easternmh

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    @BlakeJ8 said…

    My exact first thought when reading the question.

    Mix between Luke Walton and Gordon Hayward.

    He’s more versatile than jimmer – jimmer had only one skill – Hayward seems about right

  • dmc457

    People in here saying Mcdermott won’t be good in the nba are nuts. You obviously don’t watch college basketball. He another kevin love hands down. He has everything the nba needs a great shot and can go to the hoop. He will prove all the doubters wrong. And to say he stayed all 4 years shows he not that good. His dad his coach and maybe he felt like graduating because I am sure it a good feeling. I hope the 76ers pick him with are 2nd first round pick would love it.

  • futureoffantasy

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    @dmc457 said…

    People in here saying Mcdermott won’t be good in the nba are nuts. You obviously don’t watch college basketball. He another kevin love hands down. He has everything the nba needs a great shot and can go to the hoop. He will prove all the doubters wrong. And to say he stayed all 4 years shows he not that good. His dad his coach and maybe he felt like graduating because I am sure it a good feeling. I hope the 76ers pick him with are 2nd first round pick would love it.

    I refuse to believe anyone that played high school ball in Iowa can be good in the NBA.

    Source: Guy who went to high school in Iowa

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/friv/birthplaces.cgi?country=US&state=ND

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/friv/high_schools.cgi?state=IA

  • DillingerFour

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    @dmc457 said…

    People in here saying Mcdermott won’t be good in the nba are nuts. You obviously don’t watch college basketball. He another kevin love hands down. He has everything the nba needs a great shot and can go to the hoop. He will prove all the doubters wrong. And to say he stayed all 4 years shows he not that good. His dad his coach and maybe he felt like graduating because I am sure it a good feeling. I hope the 76ers pick him with are 2nd first round pick would love it.

    He’s nowhere near the well-rounded talent Love was in College. He’s a gunner, plain and simple.

  • Stewburtx8

    • 2012 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    @DillingerFour said…

    He’s nowhere near the well-rounded talent Love was in College. He’s a gunner, plain and simple.

    I think “gunner” is a huge overstatement. His true shooting percentage is one of the highest of any notable prospect over the last decade.

    Not to mention he was very impressive this past summer at the USA Basketball camp, going against some of the best players/athletes currently in the NBA.

    I don’t think there is any doubt (at least in my mind) that McDermott is an NBA level talent on the offensive end of the floor. The big question is whether he can play defense anywhere above “terribly.”

  • soccer4life1028

    @futureoffantasy said…

    Just like his high school teammate, Harrison Barnes, he will be a bust.

    I like the Wally comparison or a poor mans Dirk. Also could just become another Kyle Korver because I dont think his post game will translate to the NBA.

    He’s already a really smart player so there is nothing NBA coaches can improve in his game from the mental side of things. That limits his upside, IMO.

    If he does try to bulk up and play the four in the NBA, he could be a David Lee with a better outside shot. I think thats his potential but not likely.

    Barnes is having a tough season but the warriors aren’t using him the right way, if Lee got hurt again they would be forced to put him at the 4 and he would dominate again like he did last year in the playoffs. I think McDermott’s career will hinge on the systems he is put into.

  • alsmizzle

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    He projects as a mid first rounder. He’s not a bad player at all.

    http://nbadraft.net/players/doug-mcdermott

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