Dewan in the NBA

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I guess Mr. Lawrence doesn't read this forum regularly. If he did, he would've seen the strong opinion here (a bit muted now since more facts came out) that it was NOT The NCAA who was the "bad guy" in the Dewan situation but our own administration ("turning ourselves in" when there was no reason to do so).
 

Da_Lucky_One

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Why is it a for gone conclusion that Dewan is not coming back?

I know he said he would focus on the draft but Dewan is going to have to play extremely well at the combine and at team workouts to be drafted. I am not saying he does not have the talent but he does not have any game film from this past season so he will be a mystery.

40% of a 30 game schedule is only the first 12 games of the season. Essentially, the non-conference portion of your schedule.

No one is thinking about this but Dewan would be better off coming back to school, sitting out the first 12 games of the season and putting up the numbers in 2019 that we expected him to produce in 2018. That would help his draft stock tremendously.

Yes, it is somewhat wishful thinking but it is actually the best strategy given his situation. Evaluate the entire situation from a logical perspective.
 

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You may be right (about not signing with an agent yet). If he did return next season, it would be o/a January 1, 2020. NCAA ruled he would have to sit the rest of this season, and 40% of next season.
 
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Tim James is by far the best big. Titi Horford was good but we had some bad teams here and was underdeveloped. However did have a pro career.
Isnt Kadji doing real well Europe?

We do need better development of our bigs. Coach L has been excellent with guards.
 

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Tim James is by far the best big. Titi Horford was good but we had some bad teams here and was underdeveloped. However did have a pro career.
Isnt Kadji doing real well Europe?

We do need better development of our bigs. Coach L has been excellent with guards.
L and his staff turned Julian Gamble into a damn good ACC big. Kenny Kadji was a stretch 4 that flamed out at Florida, became an All-ACC level player at Miami. Tonye Jekiri was a raw, skinny dude when he got here, and left as one of the best rebounders and interior defenders in the most rugged conference in the country. Reggie Johnson developed quite well, even though he was always uniquely suited for the college game. Kamari Murphy was a dude who was an afterthought at Okie Light, turned into a pretty solid rebounder and defender.

Miami isn't working with NBA level bigs(When was the last time Miami got a BIG that people had pegged as a surefire NBA guy)* but L has a damn good track record of getting the most out of the bigs he does get. They may not be future NBA stars, but they usually become pretty good collegiate players. It's amazing how many people grade "Development" as whether you make the NBA. Jack McClinton didn't do anything in the NBA, while Dequan Jones got to be a starter for a season. Who was the better basketball player?

*Dewan Hernandez is the only big Miami has landed in the last 10 years that people saw NBA potential in when he arrived. It's amazing that Miami has done anything over the L era, considering that he's had to maximize guys that people saw as collegiate bigs, nothing more.
 

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Tim James is by far the best big. Titi Horford was good but we had some bad teams here and was underdeveloped. However did have a pro career.
Isnt Kadji doing real well Europe?

We do need better development of our bigs. Coach L has been excellent with guards.
Tim James was 6-7, thats not a big man.
 

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Exactly, Mario Bland and Elton Tyler played the "5" position when Tim was a Senior. That 98-99 team had a nice front line though with Tim at the 4 and John Salmons (also 6'7) at the 3. Hemsley at shooting guard. Jennings wasn't much of a scorer at PG but he distributed nicely. Think he averaged 6 APG on that team.
 
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