Royce did a lot of great things tonight and all season, but he really needs to improve his shot a lot to be in the NBA. He is not going to be able to split two defenders for the dunk in the pros like he did tonight. He also needs to work on his touch on the hook.
The thing that scouts will notice too is that Royce played outstanding defense tonight too. He really controlled things in there for the most part. As I said, I don't think he has to come back, but I hope to God he will!
Reach out to him on twitter. He loves cyclone nation, and cyclone nation is more likely to get across to him directly on twitter than on here. (Not that I don't love this place ;) )
Whatever decision he makes, I'll be happy. Although, we could be a really, really good team next year with him.
Gillchrist and jones couldn't hold whites jockstrap tonight. He will have a fine nba career, hope he delays it for one more year.
Hoping he says something alluding to it one way or another on the post game show
Royce is a great college player for sure. That doesn't guarantee his game translates to the NBA quite as well. He is kind of a "tweener" as far as height goes, can he go out on the floor and defend? Another year at ISU is probably in his best interest.
Really hope Royce comes back, but you can't hold anything against him if he decides not to. He's already given us a great season. But with him, next year could be incredible.
Can anyone blame him if he goes pro? The guy just had the game of his life against the top draft pick in this years draft.
My first post here, but clearly if he has major anxiety from traveling from Ames to Louisville.....to the point of driving with his grandfather, then the NBA probably looks very uninviting to him. They fly EVERYWHERE...ALL THE TIME. Royce seems like someone who thinks things through, so clearly he's considered that. I'm pretty confident we'll see him next season! :yes:
Draymond Green is projected as a 2nd-rounder. He plays a similar style to Royce and is probably more refined. I think Royce comes back to work on his mid-range jumper and alleviate the anixiety/off-court concerns.
He has so much going for him both ways. Hope he stays, but will be happy for him either way. He's an awesome player and a WAY BETTER person. Good luck Royce on whatever you chose.