Sam headed for the draft....

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Sam headed for the draft....

Post by 20Trae » April 11th, 2019, 10:47 am

I just got some insider info on Sam declaring for the draft.....
The lastest rumor is that Sam is declaring for the draft, but of course will have the option to come back. My source comes through his wife, but time will tell.



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by ThunderAggie » April 11th, 2019, 10:54 am

Was this expected? Did he have to declare in order to work out at the combine and get some exposure....Or, does this mean he will try to go Summer League and be a free agent so he could be gone for next year?!



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by Roy McAvoy » April 11th, 2019, 10:56 am

Of course he is. This is exactly what he should do. Jaycee Carroll did the same thing. It’s a chance to see where he stands, get his name out there, and get feedback from scouts.

It would be dumb not to. If/once he’s told he likely wouldn’t get drafted he can come back to school.
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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by thegreendalegelf » April 11th, 2019, 11:02 am

Sam and Queta should both declare, go work with scouts, learn what they can improve on, and come back and work on it.



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by Aglicious » April 11th, 2019, 11:04 am

I think we expected that he and possibly Queta would put their names in, not hire an agent, and then both return. I think it's good for both of them to get the exposure and experience but I don't think either are in any position to be in high demand in this year's draft.



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by GameFAQSAggie » April 11th, 2019, 11:08 am

Kentucky usually has their whole team declare for the draft then most of them decide to come back.



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by ThunderAggie » April 11th, 2019, 11:11 am

I think Queta will be the only one we should be concerned about....didn't realize his draft stock. Sports Illustrated seems to think he could go 1st Round!!
https://www.si.com/nba/2019/04/09/2019- ... dre-hunter



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by dirtnsnow » April 11th, 2019, 12:05 pm

GameFAQSAggie wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 11:08 am
Kentucky usually has their whole team declare for the draft then most of them decide to come back.
A team building exercise.


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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by Aggie-Man » April 11th, 2019, 12:28 pm

Jalen Moore did it also as I recall.



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by ChicAggie » April 11th, 2019, 12:52 pm

GameFAQSAggie wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 11:08 am
Kentucky usually has their whole team declare for the draft then most of them decide to come back.
All true except for the "most of them decide to come back" part.
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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by GameFAQSAggie » April 11th, 2019, 4:35 pm

ChicAggie wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 12:52 pm
GameFAQSAggie wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 11:08 am
Kentucky usually has their whole team declare for the draft then most of them decide to come back.
All true except for the "most of them decide to come back" part.
Well, I guess it's not true that most of the starters don't come back. But they do have the bench players come back.



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by ineptimusprime » April 11th, 2019, 4:57 pm

With the way the rules have changed, there’s virtually no downside to declaring.

I suspect that neither Sam nor Queta will get invited to the Combine (maybe Queta?) nor get the feedback they’d like to hear, but it won’t hurt them at all to get some feedback from NBA teams at individual workouts.

Sam is an incredible college player, but I don’t think his game will translate to the NBA (Sam was completely shut down against the two elite athletic teams we played, Houston and Washington) I think Queta has an NBA future, but it isn’t his time yet.



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by Jjoey53 » April 11th, 2019, 7:43 pm

ThunderAggie wrote:I think Queta will be the only one we should be concerned about....didn't realize his draft stock. Sports Illustrated seems to think he could go 1st Round!!
https://www.si.com/nba/2019/04/09/2019- ... dre-hunter

SI is full of crap, no way is he a first rounder, his physical stature. Ed’s to be built up. A big like Cousins would flip him thru a wall. His game also needs refinement. He would be smart to stay as with another year or 2 he could be a lotto pick.


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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by elcheque2 » April 11th, 2019, 7:47 pm

Jjoey53 wrote:
ThunderAggie wrote:I think Queta will be the only one we should be concerned about....didn't realize his draft stock. Sports Illustrated seems to think he could go 1st Round!!
https://www.si.com/nba/2019/04/09/2019- ... dre-hunter

SI is full of crap, no way is he a first rounder, his physical stature. Ed’s to be built up. A big like Cousins would flip him thru a wall. His game also needs refinement. He would be smart to stay as with another year or 2 he could be a lotto pick.


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To be fair, Cousins can flip pretty much anyone through a wall.

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Sam headed for the draft....

Post by Jjoey53 » April 11th, 2019, 8:04 pm

elcheque2 wrote:
Jjoey53 wrote:
ThunderAggie wrote:I think Queta will be the only one we should be concerned about....didn't realize his draft stock. Sports Illustrated seems to think he could go 1st Round!!
https://www.si.com/nba/2019/04/09/2019- ... dre-hunter

SI is full of crap, no way is he a first rounder, his physical stature. Ed’s to be built up. A big like Cousins would flip him thru a wall. His game also needs refinement. He would be smart to stay as with another year or 2 he could be a lotto pick.


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To be fair, Cousins can flip pretty much anyone through a wall.

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True, but I thought Queta wore down early vs UW.


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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by ineptimusprime » April 11th, 2019, 8:28 pm

We’ll know in a week-ish. Deadline is April 21, 2019.



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by BigSkyAG » April 11th, 2019, 8:45 pm

How many career points does Sam have?



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by QuackAttackAggie » April 12th, 2019, 1:35 am

BigSkyAG wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 8:45 pm
How many career points does Sam have?
1,568. if he repeats his scoring from this season, he will be 2nd behind JC. He probably can't catch JC.



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by thegreendalegelf » April 12th, 2019, 9:39 am

QuackAttackAggie wrote:
April 12th, 2019, 1:35 am
BigSkyAG wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 8:45 pm
How many career points does Sam have?
1,568. if he repeats his scoring from this season, he will be 2nd behind JC. He probably can't catch JC.
Also if he keeps the same assist rate (4.1 apg) he will likely finish 2nd in career assists (currently 350, 350 + 4.1*35 = 493)
The current top 3 is:
Oscar Williams: 562
Kevin Nixon: 428
Tony Brown: 396

Same could jump into the top 5 for steals. Currently 101, last season it was 1.1 spg, Projected = 140
Top 5 is:
Greg Grant: 226
Jay Goodman: 205
Kevin Nixon: 190
Kendall Youngblood: 164
Tony Brown: 146

Also for 3 pointers made he can jump to 2nd pretty easily:
Sam (current): 230
Sam (projected): 318
Jaycee: 369
2nd - Tony Brown: 283

Sam is currently 1st in career FG% - Might stay there

Total minutes played in is play for Sam but feels like a long shot (going farther in the NCAA tournament would help):
Current: 3240
Projected (35.3 mpg): 4476
Potential (40mpg): 4640
1st - Jaycee: 4597

Also Queta is likely to take 1st in blocks. He has 84, 1st place is 155 (Gilbert Pete)



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by Winkie » April 13th, 2019, 7:45 pm

ThunderAggie wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 11:11 am
I think Queta will be the only one we should be concerned about....didn't realize his draft stock. Sports Illustrated seems to think he could go 1st Round!!
https://www.si.com/nba/2019/04/09/2019- ... dre-hunter
And, Sports Consecrated says in your cited reference it would be a good idea for Queta to take a second year at USU. This is a reach, at best, by draft wonks trying to churn up some grist, get clicks..



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by bluegrouse » April 16th, 2019, 8:02 pm

I don’t see Sam on any lists of those that have declared or those expected to. The news that he is declaring was also news to his grandfather when a friend of mine bumped into him last weekend...

Has to declare by Sunday, right?



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by bluegrouse » April 16th, 2019, 10:05 pm

slcagg wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Sam is not going to declare.

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Great stuff. Thanks!

I hope Queta decides to come back. It will be very difficult to duplicate or exceed last year without him.



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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by ineptimusprime » April 16th, 2019, 10:15 pm

slcagg wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Sam is not going to declare.

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Re: Sam headed for the draft....

Post by Elkaggie » April 16th, 2019, 10:21 pm

Sams my all time favorite, hands down. He is special. Cannot wait to watch him next year.



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