Miller is wildly inconsistent. One game he will put up solid numbers (against Wake) and the next he disappears. He is one of UK's better defenders. I think the inconsistency is attributed to his reluctance to take over and score, something that may have to do with the former regime.
Hood was a good shooter coming out of high school, but hasn't got much playing time considering who is in front of him, and the playing time he has got he has been beat by his man. He just needs to learn from his freshman mistakes. He is a "true" freshman.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.
Hood just isn't very good right now. Athletically he can't really compete. He'll be a decent/solid player his Junior year... and I could see him being a good player for us his senior year.
As of right now neither Hood nor Miller have any plans to transfer.
Miller's case is pretty obvious. He'll be a major component of the team next season. Why in the world would he give that up to sit out a year? Add in that he's a Kentucky Mr. Basketball... it just isn't very plausible.
Hood is determined to eventually make an impact at Kentucky and I think he will be a vital 4 year player for us, beginning his junior season. He could also make a huge leap over the summer and be a different player in the fall. Just got to wait and see.
Thanks for the info. You never know what to believe with these pre-Calipari guys since Cal could easily recruit over them with a Top 10 kid.
For what it's worth, no one I've talked to with XU contacts could confirm these rumors.
With his athleticism and defense that will tie into it, I only see him being able to play 10-15 minutes max. I think I can see him in his 3rd or 4th year as a guy that comes off the bench to keep the zone defenses at bay.
This article came out a short time ago.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -Kentucky forward Patrick Patterson says he hasn't necessarily closed the book on his college career, even though the school announced he was going pro.
"I'm half in and half out right now,'' Patterson said in an interview with The Associated Press Saturday while he was watching horse races at Keeneland.
Patterson called the decision on whether to leave or stay for a senior season "a tie,'' adding that he hasn't signed the paperwork to enter the NBA draft so "technically I haven't declared.''
He said he was weighing several things, including the talent level of next season's Kentucky team and the possibility of an NBA lockout. Coach John Calipari has encouraged him to return to Kentucky, Patterson said, although he believes he is ready to play at the next level.
I could see him being a 20+ min/game guy as a JR and SR IF he continues to progress... the ball is in Jon's court.
This seems to be indicating that the lockout could motivate Patterson to wait. I'm too tired to dig around online and figure it out.
Help stamp out, eliminate, and do away with redundancy.
When all is said and done more is said than done.
Sorry, anybody who takes that post "as slanderous and libelous" instead of pretty much tongue in cheek needs a serious dose of relaxation. There was very little sincerity in my my book.
Now, if you want to get serious, attending college for one year while playing for a proven two time cheater makes you dirty in my book. Not that it matters to any of them anyway. They got their year of college ball in, and now they are going to the pros.
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