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TOPIC: Why Isnt the Big East Producing Great NBA Players?

Why Isnt the Big East Producing Great NBA Players? 4 months 2 weeks ago #238205

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The Big East is consistently one of the top leagues in terms of RPI, even during the New Big East, so I've been wondering why the league doesn't create many of the top players in the NBA. Doing a quick scan of the league leaders, there are only a handful of players in the top 50 in scoring: Jimmy Butler (Marquette), Kemba Walker (UConn), Kyle Lowry (Villanova), Carmelo Anthony (Syracuse).

I guess 4 out of the top 50 isn't bad, but lately it seems even worse. What do you think?
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Why Isnt the Big East Producing Great NBA Players? 4 months 2 weeks ago #238207

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Because half of the NBA feel that they need to go to Kentucky to make it to the NBA.
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Why Isnt the Big East Producing Great NBA Players? 4 months 2 weeks ago #238208

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ESPN / media have a huge part in creating the hype of certain schools/conferences.

Here's a great example:

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Why Isnt the Big East Producing Great NBA Players? 4 months 2 weeks ago #238347

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The ultra elite prospects aren't coming to the Big East. Our conference has landed a lot of very good four year players, and the occasional borderline top 15 player... like Whitehead or the big guy from Marquette last season who's name escapes me.

But that's not the same as grabbing the top 5 guys. We don't have the elite one and done prospects. Kentucky Duke Kansas etc do.

But that's ok. On the whole our conference has more experienced teams.
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Why Isnt the Big East Producing Great NBA Players? 4 months 2 weeks ago #238351

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Butler produced only one NBA guy, Gordon Haywood, but who cares? Give me a solidly coached team without elites that competes & wins consistently any day.
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Why Isnt the Big East Producing Great NBA Players? 4 months 2 weeks ago #238453

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I was gonna post that my answer to this thread is "who cares?", but of course Paultz beat me to it.

The NBA is unwatchable.
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Why Isnt the Big East Producing Great NBA Players? 4 months 2 weeks ago #238456

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Paultzman wrote:
Butler produced only one NBA guy, Gordon Haywood, but who cares? Give me a solidly coached team without elites that competes & wins consistently any day.

I don't watch the NBA either, but it was just a question. Your response wasn't what I was even getting at, I didn't say the Big East needed more NBA caliber players, I'm just wondering why they don't create more stars in the NBA.
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Why Isnt the Big East Producing Great NBA Players? 4 months 2 weeks ago #238458

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The short answer is that NBA talent is created long before players hit campus. As was mentioned by others the Big East isn't getting many top 25 players.
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Why Isnt the Big East Producing Great NBA Players? 4 months 2 weeks ago #238468

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OK, here's a different spin, which current BE player will be successful in the league, my choices:

Sumner, he's got an NBA point body, plays under control, can shoot and looks to get his teammates involved.

Hart, not as sure about him he may be a bit on the short side but he could wind up with a Lowery-like career.

Patton, he's not going to be able to get away with all those cutsey inside moves, but he's got great footwork, a nice touch and plays within himself. I'm sure many teams are going to take a chance on him, if his body fills out he could be a 5-4, or he could be an effective 4.

Delgado, he's got the NBA-ready body and has a nice touch, but capable 6'9" guys are a dime a dozen. He'll need to develop more athleticism.

I'm sure I missed a few but that's a start.
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