Will's handle is incredibly underwhelming. Obviously you have to believe Fred when he says he's a pro but he's been shooting poorly and he's been unable to take people off the dribble most of the season. Iowa exposed him by putting a smaller, quicker defender on him.
I said almost. People were doing the same thing with Royce last year and we saw how well that turned out.
If Clyburn kicks it into gear, wins games, and jumps up the draft board, that would be awesome. I will fight anyone that disagrees! (Ok, not really.) But there shouldn't be any expectation of it just because <random terrible NBA draft site> puts him in the second round in an early mock draft. You don't have to hate a guy to lack that expectation.
It's almost like people in this thread don't want Will to be a pro. They're doing everything to disprove his game isn't NBA material even though there's evidence that it could be.
Kid has shown no heart couldn't score one point against a team every ISU fan despises.
That is more damning to me than his actual flaws of being a little skinny, not being able to beat anyone off the dribble, not being a great shooter.
Because he is a 6-7 guard who is taller than nearly every other player in his position in NCAA basketball, his rebounding is fine, and he can guard any perimiter player and should be able to do so at the next level. So while he isn't going to be the face of any franchises b/c of his height he should be a good fit for rotting at the end of an NBA bench getting 0-10 minutes a game for a few years.
If he showed up in Ames as a man on a mission and was half the player as Wes Johnson or Craig Brackins were (similar enough perimiter players who were both NBA prospects due to height) the team might only have 1 loss and would be nationally recognized as the second best Big 12 team almost guaranteed to get an at large and Clyburn would have a chance to maybe sneak in the end of the first. But he didn't ******* score against Iowa think either of those two would have done that?
Amazing player at the college level when healthy noone was better (amazing first 20 games in Orange than was actually poor rest of the way after he hurt his shooting wrist) its a shame he was a freshman the same year as Durant or else he would have gotten himself and the school a lot more exposure. Freakin Durant.
I don't know how severe either injury actually was but I think how far his play dropped off when hurt pretty much indicated he'd disappointing in the NBA.
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