In Reply to: Lightning strikes again posted by bruinfan13 on June 09, 2017 at 21:46:57
I'm sorry, but I disagree with you.
I'd say,"Take Lonzo, Li'Angelo and LaMelo, get the father."
LaMelo already catapulted to #16 in his class on ESPN and now that he's sprouted from 6-3 to 6-5 don't be surprised if he isn't in the top #3 by the time he gets here.
Li"Angelo is a "3-star." Darn it. So was Klay Thompson.
I think Li'Angelo won't score 25 PPG as a FR. I think he will score 18-20 PPG as a SO and then be a late first round pick.
In this regard, he will just be part of a legion of "3-stars" who follow the same path.
Scouts did this with Reggie Miller and Kiki Vandeweghe. Also, two time all Pac-12 player Bryce Alford. Ethan Happ as Wisconsin, Frank Kaminsky at Wisconsin, Mortiz Wagner at Michigan. Seriously, if you want me to list 50 more guys, I will.
See, scouts are wowed by ATHLETICISM.
Never mind the skills or being able to run a play. If you have ATHLETICSM you can be a star. If you are considered an average athlete, you are a 3-star. Remember how BRO said Jordan Adams wasn't UCLA level and how Trevon Bluiett had "duck feet" and so was a low D 1 player at best.
So, the fact that Li'Angelo can shoot,rebound and defend better than Alford, Hamilton, Holiday and his brother Lonzo is irrelevant. He is a 3-star, and so that is all that matters.
Well, until the games start next year. Then everyone will see how stupid the scouts can be when they place so much emphasis on athleticism, especially in an AAU context where no one plays d or runs a designed play.
Head to head, Trevon Duval was 1-6 from the field and made 6 turnovers with zero assists against Li'Angelo Ball. Ball's team went from 8 down to 8 up. Ball was 3-5 frrom 3 and had 4 steals (he just stripped Duval 4 times, gunned a 30-footer to a teammate for a dunk (sound familiar?) and looked at Duval and shook his head each time) and 4 assists.
The he went back to the bench.
Same thing happened against Quade Green in the second half.
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