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Wednesday, March 2

 

Armageddon

When it rains, it pours. I just read today that super freshman Daniel Gibson is considering turning pro at the end of the year. Gibson, who is averaging 14 points, 4 assists, and nearly two steals per game, will make a fine pro player one day, but he isn't ready yet. He won't get a guaranteed contract, and his draft stock can only go up if he stays another year or two.

It wasn't long ago that I remember reading about Gibson saying that he was going to do what T.J. Ford didn't do: hang an NCAA championship banner at the Erwin Center.


Now it appears that the cloud that's hanging over the Erwin Center just got a little darker...
--PB--

Comments:
There are only two reasons I would think he would even consider this.
1)He is also having trouble with his grades and fears having what happened to Tucker happen to him.
2)He and his dad have some sleazy agent talking into his ear about how much money he can make.
I don't see him as proven enough to get a high price contract yet. He hasen't had a Carmelo type season, or even a TJ freshman type season.
 
I completely agree, Wells. While Gibson has shown his potential, he has a long way to go. He's a classic case of a talented player who would make a big mistake by leaving early. If he stayed three or four years, he could easily play himself into the lottery and a guaranteed money contract.
 
Grades are definetly not an issue. He was at the top of his class in high school, and isn't on the 4th grade-reading level plan that most UT athletes are on.
 
What does this year's crop of senior point guards look like? If there are few out there competing with Gibson, maybe a guaranteed contract is not all that implausible.

Also, pencil Penn into the Sweet 16. I know it busted your bracket two years ago Pete. This year's their year.
 
To get a guaranteed contract, you have to be a lottery pick. With as many high school and international players in the draft these days, there's no chance Gibson would be a lottery pick. He could maybe slip into the late first round, but he's not ready to help an NBA team yet, and he'd be a lot better off polishing his game at Texas.
 
To get a guaranteed contract, you have to be a lottery pick. With as many high school and international players in the draft these days, there's no chance Gibson would be a lottery pick. He could maybe slip into the late first round, but he's not ready to help an NBA team yet, and he'd be a lot better off polishing his game at Texas.
 
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