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NoahH
03-28-2014, 01:49 PM
As a flip-side of my other thread on 'worst decisions to declare for the draft,' who do you think made the worst decisions to stay in college?

I can think of a number of guys whose draft stock plummeted after staying in school.

Josh McRoberts - was ranked #2 prospect coming out of high school then went in the second round after staying too long in school.

James McAdoo - recent case, he was top 3 prospect after highschool, a lottery projection after his 1st year in college, and now he's a second round projection.

Glenn Robinson III - after Michigan tough loss last year he was projected to go top 20, now he's floating around the second round if he declares for this draft

Who is on your list?

Steelers23_06
03-28-2014, 02:11 PM
prob too long ago for most of you to remember but scoonie penn for ohio state. he made the final four with michael redd and decided to stay another year. the year after they didnt do as good but michael redd had the more NBA ready physique so he still had a shot. Penn went from a lottery pick to second rounder who went overseas and he did great over there. i dont think he wouldve been a star but def couldve been a REALLY good rotation player had he went after the final four.

sunsfan88
03-28-2014, 02:15 PM
I wonder what kind of responses you would get if you posted a thread with the same title in a non sports forum :D

abe_froman
03-28-2014, 02:23 PM
sullinger(went from top 5 to the 20's),smart(went from number 1-to ??),chase budinger(went from lotto to 2nd round)

bucketss
03-28-2014, 02:35 PM
perry jones

Raps18-19 Champ
03-28-2014, 02:37 PM
Sullinger was going to do second had he declared.

DreamShaker
03-28-2014, 03:18 PM
Mitch McGary should have struck while the iron was hot. Is he even a first rounder this year? Didn't he get hurt?

MrfadeawayJB
03-28-2014, 09:14 PM
Marcus smarts draft stock went down a bit because he returned and had a sub par season

NBA_Starter
03-28-2014, 09:29 PM
James Michael McAdoo
Harrison Barnes
Marcus Smart

Chrisclover
03-29-2014, 12:54 AM
If their prospects drop dramatically in university, they are weak. I think the GMs, after seeing failures of some young players, may prefer those who have more experience in college.

BALLER R
03-29-2014, 12:59 AM
you think it's because saying in school exposed those players are what they really are. Eventually saving a team from drafting a bust.

Ollie Tabooger
03-29-2014, 02:18 AM
Whenever I hear this question, the first name that always comes to mind is Chris Lofton from Tennessee. If I remember correctly, he could've been a lottery pick after his freshman and sophomore years, but chose to stay all 4. Whatever happened after, I'm not really sure, he just kind of disappeared.

abe_froman
03-29-2014, 02:29 AM
Whenever I hear this question, the first name that always comes to mind is Chris Lofton from Tennessee. If I remember correctly, he could've been a lottery pick after his freshman and sophomore years, but chose to stay all 4. Whatever happened after, I'm not really sure, he just kind of disappeared.
very good choice,i forgot all about him,last i looked he was a jouneyman in different euro leagues

AIMelo=KillaDUO
03-29-2014, 03:21 AM
James Michael McAdoo
Harrison Barnes
Marcus Smart

I'm not sure how Harrison Barnes stock dropped by staying in college an extra year? He was still a lottery pick

Chrisclover
03-29-2014, 08:00 AM
you think it's because saying in school exposed those players are what they really are. Eventually saving a team from drafting a bust.
Bennett has been to college but he is a bust anyway. probably the NBA should require young men to stay in college for 1 or 2 more years before their skills get honed better ,to adapt themselves into the ever competitive pro game.

Chrisclover
03-29-2014, 08:02 AM
Sullinger was going to do second had he declared.


perry jones

Luckily for both teams that they are solid right now.

dtmagnet
03-30-2014, 10:52 AM
I'm not sure how Harrison Barnes stock dropped by staying in college an extra year? He was still a lottery pick

Because a lot of people thought he could go #1 overall if he declared after his first year.

astonmartin10
03-30-2014, 12:55 PM
Harrison Barnes is one of the latest. Was projected top 3 pick. Marcus Smart might be fringe top 10 this year.

Chairman Mao
03-30-2014, 02:33 PM
All I can say is that thank goodness most of these guys stayed in college.

Kashmir13579
03-30-2014, 04:57 PM
Paul Harris.

Jeffy25
03-30-2014, 05:17 PM
Marcus smarts draft stock went down a bit because he returned and had a sub par season

So are you saying Smart wasn't so smart?


Bet no one has heard that joke before

superwill
03-30-2014, 05:34 PM
Demarr Johnson should have went straight to the NBA instead he went to college could've made millions