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Old 03-26-2021, 09:24 PM   #51
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Better or worse than Tommy Mason Griffin?
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Old 03-26-2021, 10:30 PM   #52
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Better or worse than Tommy Mason Griffin?
Pure stats and ability? TMG for me IMO.

Attitude and want him on my team? Devion by a Longshot
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Old 03-27-2021, 01:14 AM   #53
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The sad part is that he has to play PG in the NBA, he could not possibly cover the 2 guards. This is stated given that he does not enough starting experience at PG. This is a sad tale.
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Old 03-27-2021, 05:16 AM   #54
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The rules now allow you to withdraw & return to school. He just wants to know what his paperwork says.
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Old 03-27-2021, 07:02 AM   #55
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The rules now allow you to withdraw & return to school. He just wants to know what his paperwork says.
I donít think he cares about the paperwork. He thinks heís nba ready.
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Old 03-27-2021, 07:06 AM   #56
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Old 03-27-2021, 07:36 AM   #57
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I donít think he cares about the paperwork. He thinks heís nba ready.
Thatís some serious bad advice. Heís 6í1 and couldnít play pg.
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Old 03-27-2021, 07:59 AM   #58
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We won't see him back at OU. I suppose he could get a grade that makes him reconsider (doubt it, kid has had NBA on his mind since day 1), but even if that happens I bet he ends up somewhere else.
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Old 03-27-2021, 08:18 AM   #59
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well he ain't getting drafted. and he will get told that. it will actually work out better for him to be a free agent. but yeah, bad decision. he could have showcased himself next year as a true point guard and a better shooter, and moved into a second round projection. i do wish him the best though.
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Old 03-27-2021, 08:29 AM   #60
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I donít think he cares about the paperwork. He thinks heís nba ready.
That is the sad but true fact. He came to OU believing he would be the next Trae Young. We all know there are agents and would be handlers out there who tell these kids what they want to hear. Never mind that it might not be accurate or in their best interest.

Hopefully somebody he trusts will make him believe the G league is full of point guards better than him. Heís a great kid and I want him to do well!
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Old 03-27-2021, 09:16 AM   #61
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We won't see him back at OU. I suppose he could get a grade that makes him reconsider (doubt it, kid has had NBA on his mind since day 1), but even if that happens I bet he ends up somewhere else.
I wonder if he ends up at UNLV.
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Old 03-27-2021, 03:57 PM   #62
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well, he was OU's 9th highest rated recruit ever...well, going back to 2003, so he has that going for him.
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Old 03-27-2021, 04:08 PM   #63
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We won't see him back at OU. I suppose he could get a grade that makes him reconsider (doubt it, kid has had NBA on his mind since day 1), but even if that happens I bet he ends up somewhere else.
I believe this 100%......
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Old 03-27-2021, 06:43 PM   #64
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That is the sad but true fact. He came to OU believing he would be the next Trae Young.
Wow. In 2 years, his career high in points is 4.4 less than what Trae AVERAGED as a freshman.
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Wow. In 2 years, his career high in points is 4.4 less than what Trae AVERAGED as a freshman.
I read an interview with him prior to his arrival in Norman in which he spoke of hoping to be one-and-done.
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Wow. In 2 years, his career high in points is 4.4 less than what Trae AVERAGED as a freshman.
Whatís your point? I have a feeling you misinterpreted what I said, but Iíll be happy to explain it to you if youíll tell me what you think I meant?
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Whatís your point? I have a feeling you misinterpreted what I said, but Iíll be happy to explain it to you if youíll tell me what you think I meant?
That itís insane for him to have thought that?
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Old 03-28-2021, 05:32 AM   #68
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well he ain't getting drafted. and he will get told that. it will actually work out better for him to be a free agent. but yeah, bad decision. he could have showcased himself next year as a true point guard and a better shooter, and moved into a second round projection. i do wish him the best though.
Unfortunately, the number of underclassmen who enter the draft every year far outweighs the the number of draft positions. That means every year guys are getting bad advice. I think this has only impacted one OU player in the past, TMG...after June, it will be two. TMG did not have his head screwed on right...Harmon really could have used those two years to put himself into a position to be drafted.

If Buddy Hield left OU after his sophomore year, he would not have been drafted. If he left after his junior year, he would have been a 2nd round pick. Either way, I doubt he would have an $80-90 million contract right now. I wish more young men were smart enough to follow his lead.
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Old 03-28-2021, 06:23 AM   #69
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I read an interview with him prior to his arrival in Norman in which he spoke of hoping to be one-and-done.
Ok so he's not just delusional, he may be a little insane as well.
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Old 03-28-2021, 07:51 AM   #70
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Unfortunately, the number of underclassmen who enter the draft every year far outweighs the the number of draft positions. That means every year guys are getting bad advice. I think this has only impacted one OU player in the past, TMG...after June, it will be two. TMG did not have his head screwed on right...Harmon really could have used those two years to put himself into a position to be drafted.

If Buddy Hield left OU after his sophomore year, he would not have been drafted. If he left after his junior year, he would have been a 2nd round pick. Either way, I doubt he would have an $80-90 million contract right now. I wish more young men were smart enough to follow his lead.
This.

Lots of talk about how college players lose value every year they get older. Well, thatís really only true for guys aiming to go at the very top of the draft. Teams drafting 1-4 definitely are hoping to find the next Lebron or Luka, so a four year player who is 22 likely isnít going to get a long look from those teams if they feel the ceiling isnít as high. But this is NOT true for teams later in the draft. Being 22 or 23 years old is not a turn off for teams trying to find help. Plenty of examples of this with Buddy being a very good one. There are plenty of others. I would say a player like Payton Pritchard is another good example. Probably had no chance at a legit NBA spot 3 years ago. But he polished his game in college, became a borderline star player by the time he was done, and now is a rotation player for the Celtics. Heís probably gonna be in the NBA for 10+ years. I think an NBA career was probably a long shot for Harmon either way, but heís REDUCING his odds moving on now.
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Old 03-28-2021, 09:38 AM   #71
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Go get what you can

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Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
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Old 03-28-2021, 10:10 AM   #72
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That it’s insane for him to have thought that?
Got it now. My bad, yesterday was a slow day for me.

I couldn’t agree more! Skyvue was right about the interview when De’Vion said he wanted to be one and done. Nothing wrong with a kid wanting to be thst good, as long as he can stay grounded in reality.

He truly did see himself as the next TY. He also talked about how Lon said he would be used at OU, and it was very much like Trae was used. De’Vion and Trae were pretty close. I posted the video of a game during DH’s senior season when TY was there (he was in Dallas for a game against the Mavs and drove up to Denton to watch him play). The game was on television. DH had a great game, scored in the 30s as I recall, dunked on an opposing player.

There is no question he had a bright future at OU, and still does if he wants to come back. I just think he’s getting some bad advice to rush into his career as a pro right now.
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Old 03-28-2021, 10:27 AM   #73
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Willie Warren should give him a call.

Everyone would have benefited from Willie staying an extra year or two...
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Old 03-28-2021, 12:07 PM   #74
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Willie Warren should give him a call.

Everyone would have benefited from Willie staying an extra year or two...
unfortunately, willie should have left after his freshman year. at least he wasn't the second best player on the team when he was drafted in the second round. this really does reek of tmg, who had a much higher ceiling.
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Old 03-28-2021, 12:39 PM   #75
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I want to start by saying I think his decision isn’t all that asinine. The only way Harmon will ever share the floor with NBA players is if he buys a courtside seat.

Something tells me he already knows this. If his ceiling is in the European or Asian leagues, what’s the point of coming back to OU for a couple more years? Might as well go get paid. Coming back to school for a degree ain’t what it used to be either. In 2021, a non-STEM Bachelors is practically worthless.
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