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Alec Burks No.1 in NbA draft preview

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by cnbuff410, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. cnbuff410

    cnbuff410 Club Member Club Member

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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    My feeling is that he must have dominated at those camps over the summer. Let's hope he has taken his game to the next level. If he has, then I see no reason he can't take this team on his back and get us to the Dance. He's got a pretty good supporting cast.
     
  3. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    He isn't overly athletic, but has great body control to make the most out of his abilities. Still needs to add some size and strength, which shouldn't be a problem as he looks very young and seems to have a lot of natural room for growth. Still needs to improve his outside jumper and 3-point range, but has a smooth stroke so it should develop nicely. He is lengthy and huge upside even though he already averaged over 17 ppg as a Freshman. I believe he and Higgins were the second highest scoring duo in the nation last year. I can't wait for basketball season.
     
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    Just hope it doenst go to his head. I would say that Bz was a coach that wouldnt let his players become too much of head cases, but I dont know about Boyle. Being a new coach who likly hasnt had to deal with that kind of stardom before, it will be interesting to see how he manages it.
     
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    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    As a player at Kansas, I'm confident that Boyle has had his fair dealings with head cases.:smile2:
     
  6. Mick Ronson

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    If Burks is/plays like a legit lottery pick, we are a 5-8 type seed in the Dance this year.
     
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    ...you're not afraid of our big situation? I think Sharpe is the key to our improvement from last year, and if he is much better than Tomlinson, than yes, the potential is there to be an 8 seed...assuming Higgins is the same and Burks improves a little.

    I for one think Burks has great talent, and is very athletic. However, I do not think he will be top five-ten at the end of the season. To be top5-10, you have to either oozing with athletic potential or just be an amazing stud on the court. Burks has some potential, but he is more of a stud on the court. He will have to improve a lot to have his court-play garner a top-10 pick in my opinion. I hope he does this season, but I'm thinking he improves marginally, not vastly, and leaves as a lottery pick in the teens.
     
  8. Mick Ronson

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    i'm mos def afraid of our big situation. but 2 years ago Baylor was a 9 seed (I think) with only super stiff Josh Lomars and basically 4 guards with Jerrells, Tweety Carter, Dunn as a talented but wildly inconsistent FR, et al. no real 4 or 5 minus Lomars. I was a big fan of Jerrells but I like Burks and Higgins more as a tandem with Relphorde. "If" was also a big part of my post. Lottery pick playing with 2 very solid players like Higgins and Relphorde behind him....is a pretty dangerous combo. There are going to be a lot of conference teams we play where Alex and Higgins are the two best players on the floor....by a decent margin.

    If asked to predict, you can find other posts where i say being on the bubble is about where i put this team. i'm trending optimistic today possibly out of frustration with the ongoing, never-ending, and infinitely repetitive Hawkins experience. If the league is as good as people think, 9-7 in conference puts us in the 8/9 range. If Burks blows up, who knows?
     
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    @the bolded part: This is what I'm counting on. On the whole those 3 played pretty well last season, and if it weren't for being so inept at rebounding we'd have been looking at a bubble team. They've got a year together under their belt, and gotta believe they'll be even better.
     
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    I'm bummed we couldn't be in the PAC:10 this year, we would probably finish top 3 in the conference
     

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