[quote=“NICU, post:19, topic:774”]Using your logic, here are our First Team All-Americans. Why not?
- A. Coleman, Houston 26.2
- M. Haynes, Tex Arlngtn 24.5
- L. Harangody, N Dame 24.2
- J. Hazell, S Hall 23.0
- D. Downey, S Carolina 22.9
Shooting might be the easiest skill to improve for players in the NBA. I have seen him hit mid-range jumpers at a good clip, which leads me to believe he will be able to improve his overall shooting. You just mentioned how D Wade can’t shoot, but he has a good mid-range game and has improved his three point shooting. He plays the same as Turner, though faster, better jumper, but not as good a passer, and has been successful. LeBron couldn’t shoot threes well when he first got into the league. Turner will be able to finish at the rim in the NBA, and he will still be able to rebound and create for his teammates. I see the mock drafts are calling Turner a combo guard. Either way you slice it, he is a very skilled perimeter player who will impact the team in a number of areas.[/quote]
I didn’t say just points. I would pick Sims over Turner. How can you call Turner a perimeter player when he’s not in the top 75 in 3’s in the Big 10? Ridiculous. He plays in the paint. He’s good at it, great dribble drive. He plays big and has a good handle. I don’t see shooting as being the easiest thing to improve. Seen Telfair play much? Turner can play, and I like guys that like to mix it up, and he certainly does. I’d still take Sims first. IMO, he’s a no miss. I think Turner may have trouble scoring in the pros. He was the lowest scorer on the USA team. Turner could turn out like Kobe. We’ll see. You mention Hazell, who has 70 treys. Turner has 7.