I don't know man, have you tried entering the draft? Never know until you try...I dont believe his game is special. Ayo is special, Curbelo is special. Hitting an occasional spot up 3, and cutting to the basket once a game is what I do on Tuesday night. The problem is, I'm 52 and dont move very well. It wont get you to the league and it isn't special
I don't know man, have you tried entering the draft? Never know until you try...
One post mentioned BU gave AMthe green light to shoot but video reply indicates AM passed up shots and passed the ball off. Was not the offensive plan 1. Into Kofi 2a. out to Ayo 2b. out to Frazier 3. AM shoots 4. Grandison or Williams shoots ?????I appreciate his contribution to our great 20/21 season, however, I watched every minute of every game and Adam Miller will never
be a great PG. He just doesn't have the handles. I think his handlers, Mom and whomever, influenced this a great deal. I'm sure they
were in his ear telling him that he has to have the ball in his hands all the time.
My handles just flow over the side of my pants anymoreI was in the MLB draft in 09, and the NFL draft in 2011, I've been working on my vertical, and I believe my growth plates are still open( hoping for 5'11). My handles are faster than I am which isn't ideal. I'm heading for Latvia at best, on a league minimum deal
Agree. A loss for sure but not irreplaceable. We’ve got 2 guys coming in next year that can do everything he can do who are each 6’6 or better, and 2 more 6’5 plus guys the year after that. And, all joking aside, hopefully Hutch is healthy at 6’6.As a 35 year, avid watcher of Illiniois basketball. AM was enjoyable and serviceable. Very much so, for a freshman. But he is not a "special" talent.
Ayo has height and more importantly, length... which allowed him, with work, to mature into the guard that could get his shot off in almost any circumstance, and his ability to hit that shot, improved dramatically (along with many intangibles that were already there)... as well as handles, mid-range, 3-pt, and defense.
Curbello has quickness and handles that cannot be attained without more hours than AM has to dedicate to achieve them. He has a NATURAL skill set that he will continue to build on and around. He could improve his shot (most obviously) and with time, at game speed, his decision making.
Point being, these two had things that were special, upon which to build.
Adam, doesn't have the length of Ayo. He doesn't have the quick of Curbello. He's not 6'7.
He has a good 3pt shot (learnable and improvable), but his aspirations are specifically not to be a spot up 3pt shooter.
He's certainly quick enough, fast enough, strong enough, talented enough, to be a very good collegiate basketball player.
But... I personally believe that he is who he is. A strong collegiate player, with the ability to get some $ to play overseas eventually.
So, while I wanted him to stay, because he was one of our guys and I wanted to see us succeed with him (and all of our guys)... his leaving is not remotely catastrophic, and his production (even future production) is absolutely and unequivocally, replaceable.
Good luck, Adam.