Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
Cincinnati Bengals - None
Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is going pro. link
Is anyone surprised by this?
I felt if anyone might come back due to enjoying college basketball life, it might be MKG. Although I thought when reports came out the other day that MKG said he planned on staying all 4 years was totally ridiculous. A sophmore season ? Maybe. All 4 ? No way.
I may be in the minority here but till he developes a jumpshot, I just dont see MKG making an immediate impact as a pro. If you charted his "made" FG's this season, I would guess 80 % is within the 10 ft range and that is by putbacks ,fastbreak points etc. It is hard to see him doing that in the NBA.
I am a big fan of MKG and he may surprise me in the NBA but he just seems like this season, an exceptional college player who still lacks a good consistent jumper which he would need at the next level.
Not all who wander are lost
Still, if your stock is high, take the plunge and go pro. College football is all about development at the college level. The NBA will develop you how THEY want you to play.
Last year Kyrie Irving and now Austin Rivers......will Vitale and friends start calling Coach K a "One and Done" recruiter ?
A man who portrays himself as a mild mannered, God-fearing, buttoned up role model and then turns into a foul-mouthed bully on the sidelines fits my definition of phony. I can't prove that he is an arrogent, smug A-hole, but he seems like one to me.
I do believe he doesn't cheat (I don't for a minute believe that none of Duke's boosters have).
What if this is as good as it gets?