Sam Merrill's draft potential?

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Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by AggieFBObsession » March 8th, 2020, 6:10 pm

I'm here to predict two things. Does anyone want to bet me?

#1 Sam Merrill won't be drafted in the first round. :crazy:
#2 The Utah Jazz won't draft him in the first or the second round. :rant: :puke:

Who wants to bet?
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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by SLB » March 8th, 2020, 6:26 pm

AggieFBObsession wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:10 pm
I'm here to predict two things. Does anyone want to bet me?

#1 Sam Merrill won't be drafted in the first round. :crazy:
#2 The Utah Jazz won't draft him in the first or the second round. :rant: :puke:

Who wants to bet?
Merrill could definitely be picked in the 2nd round by some team to prevent him from going UDFAs world of teams competing for Merrill. Merrill looks like a player that could be a NBA reserve that has great value since for one thing he is as good as Curry on free throws.
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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by SDSU » March 8th, 2020, 6:35 pm

he will have a lucrative overseas career. A 6'4 streaky shooting guard who's not very quick.

THe NBA usually doesn't favor unathletic undersized shooting guards.



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by Roy McAvoy » March 8th, 2020, 6:37 pm

Sam won’t be drafted. He’ll get a training camp look for sure though if he wants it.
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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by ThunderAggie » March 8th, 2020, 6:38 pm

SDSU wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:35 pm
he will have a lucrative overseas career. A 6'4 streaky shooting guard who's not very quick.

THe NBA usually doesn't favor unathletic undersized shooting guards.
You sure you aren't talking about Matt Mitchell...
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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by Aggie19 » March 8th, 2020, 6:38 pm

SDSU wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:35 pm
he will have a lucrative overseas career. A 6'4 streaky shooting guard who's not very quick.

THe NBA usually doesn't favor unathletic undersized shooting guards.
He's 6'5", get that (I can't express myself without swearing) right. He's also fast enough to get the drop on the Aztec dudes that tried to defend him. So eat a bag.
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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by dyedblue » March 8th, 2020, 6:45 pm

Merrill is streaky?


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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by AggieFBObsession » March 8th, 2020, 6:46 pm

dyedblue wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Merrill is streaky?


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Funny. I thought I heard some voice from afar talking about Luka Doncic being streaky. Strange.
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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by BioAggie » March 8th, 2020, 6:49 pm

dyedblue wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Merrill is streaky?


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Well, he did cause Flynn and Feagin to leave streaks in their shorts... so... maybe
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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by ThunderAggie » March 8th, 2020, 6:52 pm

Players Merrill reminds me of....

Luka Doncic
Fred Van Vleet / Kyle Lowry
JJ Reddick
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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by Real Life Aggie » March 8th, 2020, 6:53 pm

If by "streaky" you mean he's got a great streak at scoring 20+ points in tourney games, I agree with that.

If by "streaky" you mean that he goes on scoring streaks and makes opponents look like punks, I agree with that.

If by "streaky" you are referring to his streak of MWC Tournament MVP awards, I agree with that.
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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by TexAggie » March 8th, 2020, 6:57 pm



Here is someone who knows a lot more than us in here and he thinks Sam does have an NBA future. Teams will draft guys like Sam in the 2nd round. Teams kill for shooters. Look at Duncan Robinson on Miami. He was a DIII player who then went to Michigan and then got signed on their D League team and now is a starter and has hit 200+ 3’s for them. A team would definitely roll the dice on Sam with a 2nd round pick.
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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by SweepDance » March 8th, 2020, 7:41 pm

ThunderAggie wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:38 pm
SDSU wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:35 pm
he will have a lucrative overseas career. A 6'4 streaky shooting guard who's not very quick.

THe NBA usually doesn't favor unathletic undersized shooting guards.
You sure you aren't talking about Matt Mitchell...
Sorry, Thunder. Ain’t nothin’ undersized ‘bout THAT (I can't express myself without swearing)!
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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by TrueBlueAggie123 » March 8th, 2020, 7:42 pm

Tony Jones also said he thinks there is a place for Sam in the NBA.
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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by Aggieforlife » March 8th, 2020, 7:56 pm

Not saying that they will draft him, but Danny Ainge was at the New Mexico game and made a point of congratulating Sam after the win.
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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » March 8th, 2020, 8:02 pm

Someone who is more knowledgeable than me tell me why Dellavedova can have a long nba career and Merrill can't? Not saying Merrill will, but there are comparable guys who played at a similar level with similar size and put up similar numbers and have made a career for themselves in the NBA.
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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by Yossarian » March 8th, 2020, 8:08 pm

Aggieforlife wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Not saying that they will draft him, but Danny Ainge was at the New Mexico game and made a point of congratulating Sam after the win.
Sam was a teammate of Danny's son last year. I would bet he knows Sam.



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by mcaggie1 » March 8th, 2020, 8:11 pm

Does Kyle Korver fit?



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by blueaggie » March 8th, 2020, 8:23 pm

Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Someone who is more knowledgeable than me tell me why Dellavedova can have a long nba career and Merrill can't? Not saying Merrill will, but there are comparable guys who played at a similar level with similar size and put up similar numbers and have made a career for themselves in the NBA.
Merrill was not born overseas.



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by YouEssYou » March 8th, 2020, 8:55 pm

My worst nightmare would be Sam getting drafted by the celtics. I flipping hate that franchise (though they did the Jazz a huge favor in taking Hayward). I guess I would be happy for Sam getting a shot in the nba.



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by Intermeddler » March 8th, 2020, 9:22 pm

Maybe a very late 2nd but More likely he sticks as an UFA somewhere

Definitely skilled enough to play in the league and has the size. Athleticism is the question and whether teams are turned off by his age



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by AggieFBObsession » March 8th, 2020, 9:29 pm

blueaggie wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Someone who is more knowledgeable than me tell me why Dellavedova can have a long nba career and Merrill can't? Not saying Merrill will, but there are comparable guys who played at a similar level with similar size and put up similar numbers and have made a career for themselves in the NBA.
Merrill was not born overseas.
That's something I've noticed too. :bs:



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by AggieFBObsession » March 8th, 2020, 9:30 pm

Intermeddler wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Athleticism is the question and whether teams are turned off by his age
Like Manu Ginobili?



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by Intermeddler » March 8th, 2020, 9:42 pm

AggieFBObsession wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 9:30 pm
Intermeddler wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Athleticism is the question and whether teams are turned off by his age
Like Manu Ginobili?
I guess? You tell me. There’s always an exception to a general rule you could cite but they’re general rules for a reason. You’re telling me no team will move him down their board because of his age?



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by brian5562 » March 8th, 2020, 10:08 pm

Sam has a decent shot of being drafted. Think he needs to decrease his body fat% as much as anything. His game is similar to Tyler Herro. Herro is quicker and longer than Sam but I would say Sam has a more consistent shot and is a better ball handler.



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by aggies22 » March 8th, 2020, 11:04 pm

SDSU wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:35 pm
he will have a lucrative overseas career. A 6'4 streaky shooting guard who's not very quick.

THe NBA usually doesn't favor unathletic undersized shooting guards.
You don't score over 2,000 points in your career by being streaky.
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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by FloridaAggie13 » March 9th, 2020, 4:51 am

aggies22 wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 11:04 pm
SDSU wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:35 pm
he will have a lucrative overseas career. A 6'4 streaky shooting guard who's not very quick.

THe NBA usually doesn't favor unathletic undersized shooting guards.
You don't score over 2,000 points in your career by being streaky.
A four-year streak at that.



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by SDSU » March 9th, 2020, 5:10 am

what's with people being out of touch with reality? Merril is too slow, and unathletic and slightly undersized for his position in the NBA. i'm not trying to "troll" or anything, but at the same time, i have to be honest.

The skill gap between Flynn and Merrill is vastly different. Flynn is a projected late 1st rounder and merrill (is a solid ncaa player, he simply does not have what the NBA usually goes for)



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by SDSU » March 9th, 2020, 5:10 am

aggies22 wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 11:04 pm
SDSU wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:35 pm
he will have a lucrative overseas career. A 6'4 streaky shooting guard who's not very quick.

THe NBA usually doesn't favor unathletic undersized shooting guards.
You don't score over 2,000 points in your career by being streaky.
the NBA doesn't care about that.



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by dyedblue » March 9th, 2020, 5:54 am

SDSU wrote:what's with people being out of touch with reality? Merril is too slow, and unathletic and slightly undersized for his position in the NBA. i'm not trying to "troll" or anything, but at the same time, i have to be honest.

The skill gap between Flynn and Merrill is vastly different. Flynn is a projected late 1st rounder and merrill (is a solid ncaa player, he simply does not have what the NBA usually goes for)
Enough about Mitchell. What’s your take on Merrill?


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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by dyedblue » March 9th, 2020, 5:59 am

Flynn is severely undersized for the NBA at 6’1.

I’m still waiting for you to tell us where the reigning DPOY was on that last shot.


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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by FloridaAggie13 » March 9th, 2020, 6:14 am

SDSU wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 5:10 am
what's with people being out of touch with reality? Merril is too slow, and unathletic and slightly undersized for his position in the NBA. i'm not trying to "troll" or anything, but at the same time, i have to be honest.

The skill gap between Flynn and Merrill is vastly different. Flynn is a projected late 1st rounder and merrill (is a solid ncaa player, he simply does not have what the NBA usually goes for)
Appears our troll just outed himself for the racist he is...



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by aggies22 » March 9th, 2020, 6:42 am

SDSU wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 5:10 am
aggies22 wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 11:04 pm
SDSU wrote:
March 8th, 2020, 6:35 pm
he will have a lucrative overseas career. A 6'4 streaky shooting guard who's not very quick.

THe NBA usually doesn't favor unathletic undersized shooting guards.
You don't score over 2,000 points in your career by being streaky.
the NBA doesn't care about that.
I don't care about the NBA either. If it happens for him, it happens. I care that you called him streaky.



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by aggies22 » March 9th, 2020, 6:48 am

SDSU wrote:
March 9th, 2020, 5:10 am
what's with people being out of touch with reality? Merril is too slow, and unathletic and slightly undersized for his position in the NBA. i'm not trying to "troll" or anything, but at the same time, i have to be honest.

The skill gap between Flynn and Merrill is vastly different. Flynn is a projected late 1st rounder and merrill (is a solid ncaa player, he simply does not have what the NBA usually goes for)
And undersized?? How tall do you think shooting guards are in the NBA these days? Do you really even watch basketball? Or are you like most byu fans and get your information from a computer, phone or TV?



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Re: Sam Merrill's draft potential?

Post by NVAggie » March 9th, 2020, 8:31 am

I think Sam has a very slim chance of being drafted. I don't have a clue about this year's draft. He will need to perform well in work outs and trim some weight. A really nice NC2A run would also help him out.



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