Kyshawn George selected 24th overall in NBA Draft

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From miamihurricanes.com

Last night, Miami wing Kyshawn George was selected 24th overall by the Washington Wizards via a proposed trade with the New York Knicks in the 2024 NBA Draft.

George is the 26th player in Miami program history to hear his name called in the NBA Draft and the first first-round draft pick since Lonnie Walker IV was selected 18th overall in 2018.

Miami has had a player drafted to the NBA in back-to-back seasons as Jordan Miller (No. 48) and Isaiah Wong (No. 55) were both selected in the second round of the 2023 draft.

At least one Hurricane has been chosen in five of the last eight NBA Drafts – George, Miller, Wong, Dewan Hernandez (No. 59 in 2019), Lonnie Walker IV (No. 18 in 2018) and Bruce Brown Jr. (No. 42 in 2018) and Davon Reed (No. 32 in 2017).

A native of Monthey, Switzerland, George started 16 of 31 games played in is first and only season at Miami, averaging 7.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, while shooting a team-leading 40.8 percent from 3-point range.

George scored in double-figures in 11 contests and became the first Miami freshman to score 20-plus points in a game since 2020 (Isaiah Wong vs. Virginia Tech). Off the court, George posted a 3.68 GPA in the fall semester while pursuing a degree in sport administration.
 

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Hope he kills it in the nba and Is great ambassador for our program but I really need to know…..

Has there even be a program with a one and done 1st rounder to lose 10 straight games? I think the answer is very likely no on that so let me take it a step further.

How many teams have missed the post season all together with a one and done 1st rounder. I’m guessing that number is close to zero than it is 5

Just really sad ****
 
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From miamihurricanes.com

Last night, Miami wing Kyshawn George was selected 24th overall by the Washington Wizards via a proposed trade with the New York Knicks in the 2024 NBA Draft.

George is the 26th player in Miami program history to hear his name called in the NBA Draft and the first first-round draft pick since Lonnie Walker IV was selected 18th overall in 2018.

Miami has had a player drafted to the NBA in back-to-back seasons as Jordan Miller (No. 48) and Isaiah Wong (No. 55) were both selected in the second round of the 2023 draft.

At least one Hurricane has been chosen in five of the last eight NBA Drafts – George, Miller, Wong, Dewan Hernandez (No. 59 in 2019), Lonnie Walker IV (No. 18 in 2018) and Bruce Brown Jr. (No. 42 in 2018) and Davon Reed (No. 32 in 2017).

A native of Monthey, Switzerland, George started 16 of 31 games played in is first and only season at Miami, averaging 7.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, while shooting a team-leading 40.8 percent from 3-point range.

George scored in double-figures in 11 contests and became the first Miami freshman to score 20-plus points in a game since 2020 (Isaiah Wong vs. Virginia Tech). Off the court, George posted a 3.68 GPA in the fall semester while pursuing a degree in sport great GPA

From miamihurricanes.com

Last night, Miami wing Kyshawn George was selected 24th overall by the Washington Wizards via a proposed trade with the New York Knicks in the 2024 NBA Draft.

George is the 26th player in Miami program history to hear his name called in the NBA Draft and the first first-round draft pick since Lonnie Walker IV was selected 18th overall in 2018.

Miami has had a player drafted to the NBA in back-to-back seasons as Jordan Miller (No. 48) and Isaiah Wong (No. 55) were both selected in the second round of the 2023 draft.

At least one Hurricane has been chosen in five of the last eight NBA Drafts – George, Miller, Wong, Dewan Hernandez (No. 59 in 2019), Lonnie Walker IV (No. 18 in 2018) and Bruce Brown Jr. (No. 42 in 2018) and Davon Reed (No. 32 in 2017).

A native of Monthey, Switzerland, George started 16 of 31 games played in is first and only season at Miami, averaging 7.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, while shooting a team-leading 40.8 percent from 3-point range.

George scored in double-figures in 11 contests and became the first Miami freshman to score 20-plus points in a game since 2020 (Isaiah Wong vs. Virginia Tech). Off the court, George posted a 3.68 GPA in the fall semester while pursuing a degree in sport administration.
Congrats young man

Great GPA in the fall semester

Did he complete spring semester?

I hope he did because he may want to complete his degree some day
 
Hope he kills it in the nba and USA great ambassador for our program but I really need to know…..

Has there even be a program with a one and done 1st rounder to lose 10 straight games? I think the answer is very likely no on that so let me take it a step further.

How many teams have missed the post season all together with a one and done 1st rounder. I’m guessing that number is close to zero than it is 5

Just really sad ****
Providence, Pittsburgh, Cal, and USC all had first round picks and missed the tournament.

I’m not sure if missing the tournament with a one and done first round pick is worse than missing the dance with an upperclassman first round pick because one and dones are often drafted on potential more than performance while upperclassman are less likely to be drafted on potential alone.

That said, we all know it was an AWFUL year for a number of reasons.
 
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Providence, Pittsburgh, Cal, and USC all had first round picks and missed the tournament.

I’m not sure if missing the tournament with a one and done first round pick is worse than missing the dance with an upperclassman first round pick because one and dones are often drafted on potential more than performance while upperclassman are less likely to be drafted on potential alone.

That said, we all know it was an AWFUL year for a number of reasons.
Did those teams above make the nit?
 
Hope he kills it in the nba and USA great ambassador for our program but I really need to know…..

Has there even be a program with a one and done 1st rounder to lose 10 straight games? I think the answer is very likely no on that so let me take it a step further.

How many teams have missed the post season all together with a one and done 1st rounder. I’m guessing that number is close to zero than it is 5

Just really sad ****
Washington went 9-22 and Fultz was the first pick in the draft lmao. Obviously George wasn’t the focal point or a top pick like that, but I’m generally low on guys going top 5 who couldn’t carry a college team to a good year.

Ben Simmons was another one. No chance in **** would I have taken a guy number 1 that so clearly didn’t give a ****.
 
Did those teams above make the nit?

I think there are plenty of teams that have been pretty bad despite having a first round draft pick.

Cal was 13-19 last year.

We had a host of problems that tanked the season. Not sure there’s any systemic conclusions that can be drawn so doesn’t make much sense to harp on it in a thread celebrating George’s success.
 
I'm happy for George, think he's talented. But at no time last season did I see him do what Miller and Wong were able to do the previous season. He seemed very raw to me. Omier different story.
 
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George is an upside bet. He’s obviously extremely raw, and the hope would be it’s attributable to him having such a massive growth spurt fairly recently. The shooting is legit, and you hope he fills out and becomes a little more comfortable with his body, he had a bit of a baby deer look to him at times.

Don’t know that I love the Washington fit for him, they need people to fill minutes after trading Avdija (who I like, not sure what they were doing there) and I think he’d be better coming along slowly, and obviously playing next to Poole and Kuzma isn’t jump starting anyone’s development lol
 
Congrats to George, and although I didn't watch enough games, considering one year was all he may have had in mind when he joined the Canes, does anyone believe these one and done cats are less team oriented and more stats oriented? (the latter obviously not beneficial to the team)
 
Congrats to George, and although I didn't watch enough games, considering one year was all he may have had in mind when he joined the Canes, does anyone believe these one and done cats are less team oriented and more stats oriented? (the latter obviously not beneficial to the team)
I ithnk some maybe more individual focused, but I really don’t think that was the case with George,

BUT, most one and does were highly recruited out of high school and see college as a pit stop on the way to the pros. I saw Anthony Edwards play at UGA and he could not have been less interested in whether UGA won or lost as he knew he was going to be the #1 pick before the season began.
George was not expected by anyone that I know of to be one and done. It all seemed to evolve over the seoasn as NBA people became enamored with his physical attributes. So I don’t think George did anything to pad stats, which weren’t really great anyways.

But I do think your point is applicable to many players who are “projected” to be 1st round picks early in their careers.
 
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To me, George was one of very few bright spots in last year's dismal season. Looked like he gave his all while in a whirlpool of slush, and wish him the very best, and expect he will prosper.
 
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Hope he kills it in the nba and USA great ambassador for our program but I really need to know…..

Has there even be a program with a one and done 1st rounder to lose 10 straight games? I think the answer is very likely no on that so let me take it a step further.

How many teams have missed the post season all together with a one and done 1st rounder. I’m guessing that number is close to zero than it is 5

Just really sad ****

How many one and dones only started half their college games?

I'm sure Kentucky had a couple, Devin Booker comes to mind, but that was more because those teams were loaded. Lonnie probably did too, but he was also hurt to start the year so its not really comparable.
 
I ithnk some maybe more individual focused, but I really don’t think that was the case with George,

BUT, most one and does were highly recruited out of high school and see college as a pit stop on the way to the pros. I saw Anthony Edwards play at UGA and he could not have been less interested in whether UGA won or lost as he knew he was going to be the #1 pick before the season began.
George was not expected by anyone that I know if to be one and done. It all seemed to evolve over the seoasn as NBA people became enamored with his physical attributes. So I don’t think George did anything to pad stats, which weren’t really great anyways.

But I do think your point is applicable to many players who are “projected” to be 1st round picks early in their careers.
Thanks for elaborating on George, I was not certain, caught a handful of games and he had some moments. Ben Simmons on LSU was a similar case to Edwards, those kids didn't give a rats *** about the team.
 
Thanks for elaborating on George, I was not certain, caught a handful of games and he had some moments. Ben Simmons on LSU was a similar case to Edwards, those kids didn't give a rats *** about the team.
Yep. But at least Edwards gives a **** in the NBA unlike Simmons who seems to think basketball is a burden.
 
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How many one and dones only started half their college games?

I'm sure Kentucky had a couple, Devin Booker comes to mind, but that was more because those teams were loaded. Lonnie probably did too, but he was also hurt to start the year so its not really comparable.
Jay Williams at Duke but that was also due to injury. But Booker is a great example because he was not hurt, he just had the ____ tie wins rating at the 1 and 2 (can’t recall their names).

Marvin Williams did not start for UNC and the Hawks drafted him at #2 (ahead of Chris Paul and Deron Williams-how do GM’s keep their jobs???)
 
Congrats to the young man, Coach L, and the Cane fan base.

It's always a great selling point when you can tell a recruit they can be developed into a first round pick.

Coach L. has had some recent success in that department.

Hopefully he's cut some slack, as I believe he is one of the top coaches in the game, and a sure fire HOFer.
 
From miamihurricanes.com

Last night, Miami wing Kyshawn George was selected 24th overall by the Washington Wizards via a proposed trade with the New York Knicks in the 2024 NBA Draft.

George is the 26th player in Miami program history to hear his name called in the NBA Draft and the first first-round draft pick since Lonnie Walker IV was selected 18th overall in 2018.

Miami has had a player drafted to the NBA in back-to-back seasons as Jordan Miller (No. 48) and Isaiah Wong (No. 55) were both selected in the second round of the 2023 draft.

At least one Hurricane has been chosen in five of the last eight NBA Drafts – George, Miller, Wong, Dewan Hernandez (No. 59 in 2019), Lonnie Walker IV (No. 18 in 2018) and Bruce Brown Jr. (No. 42 in 2018) and Davon Reed (No. 32 in 2017).

A native of Monthey, Switzerland, George started 16 of 31 games played in is first and only season at Miami, averaging 7.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, while shooting a team-leading 40.8 percent from 3-point range.

George scored in double-figures in 11 contests and became the first Miami freshman to score 20-plus points in a game since 2020 (Isaiah Wong vs. Virginia Tech). Off the court, George posted a 3.68 GPA in the fall semester while pursuing a degree in sport administration.
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