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#1 CarolinaPanthers8789

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

Since, a fellow poster made a post for Myck Kabongo, I thought I would make one for Jeff Withey. Withey is quickly rising up my board and he had a phenomenal game tonight.

Jeff had a triple-double tonight in the form of 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 blocks!!!

The 7'0", 240 pound, center has played amazing so far this year and is quickly rising up draft boards. He is a prototypical center who is without a doubt NBA ready. He is a great rebounder, shot blocker, and scorer; he also has a pretty good post game. If Withey keeps it up, he will definitely be worth a look.

Withey is averaging 13.8 points per game, 8.0 rebounds per game, and 5.0 blocks per game so far this season.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:04 AM

Since, a fellow poster made a post for Myck Kabongo, I thought I would make one for Jeff Withey. Withey is quickly rising up my board and he had a phenomenal game tonight.

Jeff had a triple-double tonight in the form of 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 blocks!!!

The 7'0", 240 pound, center has played amazing so far this year and is quickly rising up draft boards. He is a prototypical center who is without a doubt NBA ready. He is a great rebounder, shot blocker, and scorer; he also has a pretty good post game. If Withey keeps it up, he will definitely be worth a look.

Withey is averaging 13.8 points per game, 8.0 rebounds per game, and 5.0 blocks per game so far this season.

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You're joking right?

#3 CarolinaPanthers8789

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:06 AM

He has played out of his mind so far, next time you are bored; turn on a Kansas game.

He is easily in the list of one of my top five center prospects.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:09 AM

He has played out of his mind so far, next time you are bored; turn on a Kansas game.

He is easily in the list of one of my top five center prospects.



Dude I respect your opinion but this guy has Chris Dudley written all over him. I much rather have Mason Plumlee over him anyday.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:34 AM

I'm not opposed to this guy.
Withey had a pretty good game on Davis in the Championship game. Dude is a blocking machine and has some good offensive skills. The dude is a true 7footer wit great NBA size.

The only knack on him is that I believes that he's a finish product already. The ceiling is not high on him. You know exactly what you're getting out of him if you take the kid.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:35 AM

I wouldn't be upset if we came out of the draft with Withey. Although, I'd only draft him if we slide out of the top 10 (11-12). There are quite a few prospects that I like more (namely: Shabazz, Noel, Zeller, McAdoo, Austin, Gobert, Len, Mitchell, Poythress).

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

I should have been more specific, that's my fault.

This thread was based on our current standing and only applies if Chicago gets our pick and we get Portland's pick.

At pick 13-15 Withey would be a safe pick, and a contributor. I can see him being a 10/7/3 guy night in and night out as well as a serviceable starter.

Realistically, my two favorites are James Michael McAdoo and Alex Len with my dream being Cody Zeller.

But you never know how things are going to turn out, so you have to kind of keep all options open.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

I wouldn't be upset if we came out of the draft with Withey. Although, I'd only draft him if we slide out of the top 10 (11-12). There are quite a few prospects that I like more (namely: Shabazz, Noel, Zeller, McAdoo, Austin, Gobert, Len, Mitchell, Poythress).


Yeah, I should have specified the pick number, that's my bad.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

I'm not opposed to this guy.
Withey had a pretty good game on Davis in the Championship game. Dude is a blocking machine and has some good offensive skills. The dude is a true 7footer wit great NBA size.

The only knack on him is that I believes that he's a finish product already. The ceiling is not high on him. You know exactly what you're getting out of him if you take the kid.


Very good point, he is NBA-Ready (which can be a good thing, but also a bad thing), Withey would be a great pick at 15, other than that it's probably a reach.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

He pretty much beat the Pack last year in the Tourney....I hate him :)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

I should have been more specific, that's my fault.

This thread was based on our current standing and only applies if Chicago gets our pick and we get Portland's pick.

At pick 13-15 Withey would be a safe pick, and a contributor. I can see him being a 10/7/3 guy night in and night out as well as a serviceable starter.

Realistically, my two favorites are James Michael McAdoo and Alex Len with my dream being Cody Zeller.

But you never know how things are going to turn out, so you have to kind of keep all options open.


Yeah, I don't see a huge ceiling for him, but if you can get a guy who will be a solid contributor right away (especially a rim protector, considering they are at a premium) in the middle of the draft -- you do it.

Although I am a bit concerned tbh.

I feel that he might be a Cole Aldrich clone. Cole Aldrich averaged 15 ppg, 11 rpg, and 2.7 bpg in his SO season, and averaged 11 ppg, 10 rpg, and 3.5 bpg his JR season.

I think that Withey is more athletic and an even better rim protector, but their games seem very similar to me. Now if Withey can averaged 6 bpg all year, then forget that I said anything, but if he comes back down to earth a little bit and averages 3.5-4 bpg then my concerns may hold true. Granted I haven't watched him very much throughout his career, so I can't really form a real opinion at this juncture. FYI: I don't think that Aldrich is a bad player in the NBA. He needs more playing time, but he's never going to be much more than a 15 mpg role player that can protect the rim. I'd like to get something more than that in the lottery.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:21 PM

He maybe NBA ready but he has little to no upside.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:15 AM

Absolutely not. Watching all of his "highlights" did not impress me at all. He will get abused in the NBA

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:48 PM

I don't know if he would get me hype at pick 10 - 15.


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