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Orin Swift

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Liddell enters draft 🤔
Chris Vogt of UC entered the NBA draft last year. He averaged less than 19 minutes per game, 5ppg and 3.5 rpg. UK encourages everyone, including their walk-ons, to enter the NBA draft every year. It means absolutely nothing other than the player is allowed to meet with teams to see what he needs to work on to potentially get drafted down the road.

Like I said, you know absolutely nothing about college basketball or the NBA.
 

nwwarrior09

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Based off of what was emphasized in his statement, Liddell is going to be back unless he gets very rosy feedback going through the draft process...and he's not.

Needs to shoot the ball more consistently from the perimeter, and he needs more game tape defending wing players in space, which unfortunately for him requires Chris Holtmann finding a real center instead of playing small defensive lineups. The only power forwards he could maybe guard in the pros are the guys that are effectively catch and shoot floor spacers.
 
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y2h

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Chris Vogt of UC entered the NBA draft last year. He averaged less than 19 minutes per game, 5ppg and 3.5 rpg. UK encourages everyone, including their walk-ons, to enter the NBA draft every year. It means absolutely nothing other than the player is allowed to meet with teams to see what he needs to work on to potentially get drafted down the road.

Like I said, you know absolutely nothing about college basketball or the NBA.
Hes gone. Sorry you pinned your hopes on him being back.
 

nwwarrior09

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It's been announced that they'll be participating in early season tip-off tournaments the next two years.

2021 Fort Myers Tip-Off (2 games): Florida, Cal, and Seton Hall

2022 Maui Invitational (3 games): Arkansas, Arizona, Cincinnati, Creighton, Louisville, San Diego State, and Texas Tech
 

Stirred not Shaken

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Based off of what was emphasized in his statement, Liddell is going to be back unless he gets very rosy feedback going through the draft process...and he's not.

Needs to shoot the ball more consistently from the perimeter, and he needs more game tape defending wing players in space, which unfortunately for him requires Chris Holtmann finding a real center instead of playing small defensive lineups. The only power forwards he could maybe guard in the pros are the guys that are effectively catch and shoot floor spacers.
You hit the nail right on the head with that statement. Would Liddell develop better in the G - league ( league minimum 35000 ) or even in Europe playing his natural position instead of being forced to play center at OSU. Plus I could see one of the better teams in the NBA drafting Liddell and developing him while he sits on the bench.
 

Orin Swift

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Would Liddell develop better in the G - league ( league minimum 35000 ) or even in Europe playing his natural position instead of being forced to play center at OSU.
Most likely - although, especially in Europe, coaches are less worried about development and more worried about winning. But yeah, of course you're going to develop faster/better if you're constantly playing your natural position.

Plus I could see one of the better teams in the NBA drafting Liddell and developing him while he sits on the bench.
Liddell is an unreal college player but I just don't see him successful in the NBA. I liken him to a JT Barrett, Tim Tebow, etc. Hyper successful in college, skill just doesn't translate to the pros. He's an old school PF style of play in a current age SF body. He doesn't have the quickness, handles or shooting to play the 3 in the NBA and he's just too small to play the 4 or 5, unless a team wants to utilize him as a PJ Tucker-like center, and I don't see that happening. I can't see the Lakers, Bucks, Nets, etc. using a draft pick on him.
 
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