Cato unstoppable? He was a great defensive player, but the vast majority of his points were on put backs. He was not a major offensive threat. Craig is. Cato could jump outta the gym for blocks, but wasn't nealry as heavy physically as he became later in the NBA. Fizer had a tweener body. He was the height of a 3 but with the pipes of a 4. Craig will likely never look like Fizer, but he is taller and has the frame to add weight.
Brackins is a great YOUNG player with lots of potential. I am impressed with his inside presence and his rebounding abilities. He has lots of room for growth.
Just found this on yahooQuote:
Some NBA scouts have said that standout Craig Brackins could be a lottery pick if he choose to leave school early. Brackins has struggled a bit with his shooting in recent weeks, making just 31 of 80 field goal attempts (38 percent) in his last four games. (11)
2) That doesn't mean good. Most power forwards who shoot less than 30% from 3 don't shoot them. I believe someone posted that we're 11th in the Big 12 in 3 point percentage, or at least we were at one time. Of our players who have shot at least 20 three pointers, Craig is the second worst on our team behind Diante. No matter how you spin it, 28% is not good.
Looks like Brackins is projected in the lottery now...Hope he finishes his career here strong. He was definitely one of the best we have ever had, wish he would have been on a better ISU team
Bottom line in this whole thing. IF he is lottery we should not even want him to come back. If he is late first round he has a decision to make on whether he thinks he can improve his stock. I bet he gets advice, goes to the pre draft camps and then decides. It would be the prudent thing to do.