Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by Singaporegator, May 7, 2018.
Sorry, I guess this should be in the existing Hudson thread. Please move it.
“No.... coaches took our phones.”
He didn't get any 4 point plays. He will be back.
Playing for the Gators would be better than playing for the Fakers.
Many disagreed but I stated repeatedly that I saw a NBA-ready player in Hudson last year. Ultra-athletic wings that can shoot and defend are at a premium in today's NBA.
New draft projection since NBA Lottery order established on May 15th:
55. Hornets (from Cavaliers)
Jalen Hudson | SG | Age: 21.9 | Florida
Come BACK Jalen....it ain't worth it.
If he does choose to return, he'll really be THE MAN, not that he wasn't last year, but recall the difference between Casey Prather's and Scotty Wilbekin's Jr vs Sr seasons. Hudson, will be 4th year this year, and I guess it's possible he might also see a large improvement, as well as being a big help to the Gator's young Wings, who, over the past two years have benefited enormously from Barry and 3Gor. Toward the end of last season he actually began to play decent defense.
Depends on what night you were watching him. If he improved his consistency, he'd definitely rise high up next year's draft board but it's hard to turn down instant draft money.
I cant imagine many disagreed with the potential.
To me, he needs more consistency. . . especially on the defensive end.
I think he could have a monster senior season, and assure himself in the combine. A strong showing there could absolutely improve his draft stock from this year to next.
I think he's one of those guys that 3-4 years down the line people are going to be wondering how he lasted until the second round
Observation about Hudson specifically and the draft in general. Everybody wants to be good at offense. It is sexy and gets noticed. Success requires want to, talent and years of practice to be good. On offense, the "want to" is usually a given. On defense however, the "want to" is often entirely missing in high school. Players who play one year of college ball usually can't pick it up (Cal gets his players better on D but they are not good, especially at team defense concepts). When players get to the pros and are millionaires, the "want to" has to come from inside - to get championships or be great. Food no longer is a driver.
I think Hudson learned to want to play D last year. Is it permanent? I don't know, but I'd take a chance on him over higher ranked players who haven't learned that yet. I'd be happy if he came back and think he'd go first round next year, but think he will do well in the NBA. His offense is NBA worthy and if he plays tough D he will be on a squad. Gain 15 lbs and he can almost surely start in a couple years.
No mention of him in any post draft combine articles. I watched a few minutes of a game he played in, but he didn't really touch the ball.
I think it would be a big mistake for him to leave, but these types of bad decisions are made all the time. If he is tired of playing college and wants to go pro, then he should take his chances. I think he would be better off coming back. I think his ceiling is that high.