MAYNOR AND SANDERS TO THE NBA: IS THERE A 3RD

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With Eric Maynor in as a solid back up and Larry Sanders stock rising for the upcoming draft, I was just wondering is there anyone on this team that may have an outside shot at getting drafted next year. In my opinion Brandon Rozzell may be a strong canditate to get drafted next. With a strong performance in the CBI tournament I believe Rozzelle has raised his level of play tremendously and at the same time may have drawn some attention from scouts. It could be a long shot prediction but I think he stands a good chance depending on his performance in the upcoming season. He has had a steady increase in minutes and point production. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/pr ... erId=36533. QUESTION: IS THERE ANY MEMBER OF THE CURRENT TEAM THAT YOU FEEL HAS A SHOT AT BEING THE 3RD PERSON FROM VCU TO GO TO THE NBA???.... :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:
 
I think Brandon is a heck of a player, but realistically I think his height makes him a huge liability for an NBA 2-guard. Maybe might get a couple workouts as an UFA.
 
The ram (although not current) with the most realistic chance of being the 3rd to join the NBA right now is Michael Anderson, as he is working out with the New York Knicks.
 
J-Rod

15th in the nation last year in Assists per game

12.9 pts - 5.8 assists - 2.7 rebounds - 1.9 steals per game

VCU would still need to win a game or two in the NCAA tourney to put him on the radar though, those stats in the CAA wont help him much.
 
I'm sorry to inform you but Brandon Rozzell does not have a realistic shot of playing in the NBA. He is 6'2" and does not have the skill-set to be a point guard; the NBA is not looking for skinny 6'2" shooters.

That said, he is a tremendous college player with the opportunity to have an outstanding senior season, become a co-leader of this team with J-Rod, and can definitely play overseas after next year.

GO RAMS!!
 
Agreed. We're being fans and completely not objective. VCU is not going to pump out NBA players every year all of a sudden. I would have said Bradford had the best shot with his size, strength, and shooting ability, but he hasn't developed that takeover ability yet and is inconsistent with asserting himself. He shows flashes (30 point game on the road at Drexel last season for example). He's only going to be a junior this year, so he may still realize his potential there. He's still a stretch, but probably the closest thing we have to an NBA player right now.

J-Rod is not an NBA player. He's a GREAT point guard for us at the collegiate level. I love his heart, competitiveness and the chip that he keeps on his shoulder. He's proved us all wrong time and time again. I hope he does with my post here. I don't see him in the NBA though. Brandon is the same thing. He's going to have a great senior season, but he's too short and not strong enough to play the 2 in the NBA and hasn't shown the skill to play point guard effectively at the next level. He's a spot minute guy at the 1 as it is in college.

Now some of our freshmen might have potential. Remember SlamOnline said that Juvonte Reddic definitely has the potential to join Maynor and Sanders in the Association.

Juvonte Reddic | 6-9 | PF/C | Quality Education (NC) | 2010
VCU struck gold twice with NBA (or NBA bound) players in Eric Maynor and Larry Sanders. Both were relatively unheralded players who had holes in their game, but had nice amounts of upside. Reddic has a chance to find himself in that class one day, if he continues to build upon the considerable potential he has. The recent VCU commit has the ideal size, length and athleticism you look for a big. Throw in the blossoming offensive skills he’s developing and you see why programs such as Maryland and Oklahoma offered him a scholly. The Carolina native is still rough around the edges and has a long ways to go before he’s in same breath as his VCU counterparts, but the raw potential is definitely there for him to be there one day.

http://www.slamonline.com/online/college-hs/high-school/2010/03/in-hoops-we-trust/
 
J-Rod

15th in the nation last year in Assists per game

12.9 pts - 5.8 assists - 2.7 rebounds - 1.9 steals per game

VCU would still need to win a game or two in the NCAA tourney to put him on the radar though, those stats in the CAA wont help him much.

no chance. for rodriguez to have a legit shot at the nba with his body size, he would need to be doing things like jj barea did on the court. love the kid, but he doesn't do those things. he's not even close to the player barea was, actually. and we're talking about an nba BACKUP here.

as for rozzell, if he happens to grow 4 inches or so over this summer to get to legit nba shooting guard height, he may have a shot. as he is, zero chance.

what we should be discussing is who has a chance to play overseas, not the nba. lets be realistic here.
 
Nick George if he decides to come back this way. The NBA is all about physicality. Nick has it so does Michael Anderson. The others guys Shu included just do not have the body type the NBA covets or the skill set to over come their body type.

With that being said Brad might if he works on explosiveness, energy, defense, and ball handling. The points and taking over a game are not a big deal as he wont be doing that at the next level. However, if he can show a great motor, the ability to handle the ball, and solid defensive skills he will get a look.

Maybe one of the new guys like Reddic if he is truly 6'9 or the Haley if he is truly 6'11 and can develop some offense. Jamie maybe if he busts his hump and gets his outside shot back.


In short who knows its all a crap shoot. The good news is we do have some guys who with work and luck do have a chance. Perhaps P Henry.

Did anyone expect the kid from VMI to make it?
 
Did anyone expect the kid from VMI to make it?

are you talking about the kid with nba size who led the ncaa in scoring twice, is the commonwealth's all-time leading scorer, and absolutely dominated in the nbdl?

not surprised at all that he got a look.
 
buckwheat said:
Did anyone expect the kid from VMI to make it?

are you talking about the kid with nba size who led the ncaa in scoring twice, is the commonwealth's all-time leading scorer, and absolutely dominated in the nbdl?

not surprised at all that he got a look.

No talking about Reggie Williams who played at perennial loser VMI. A team that doesn't have a coherent offense other than run and chuck.

No not surprised he got a look. Surprised he made it to the next level with a NBA team. Most scoring leaders from small schools dont typically stick in the NBA.
 
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