Bam to enter the NBA Draft and will now hire an agent

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    Bam to enter the NBA Draft and will now hire an agent

    Bam is submitting his name into the NBA Draft but will not hire an agent, leaving a little bit of hope of a possible return to UK next season.

    We'll find out at the end of May/beginning of June what he will do, stay in the draft or withdraw and come back to UK
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    Smart move by Bam. I'm sure he'll get invited to the pre-draft workout, have an opportunity to get evaluated, and return to school if he doesn't like what he hears.

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    Smart move for sure. I would think though, another year at UK would benefit him imo

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    It would be nice to have Bam back for a second season. I think many NBA scouts would like to see him dominate the glass. He only had 8 double digit rebound games (21%) and shot below 40% on non-dunk attempts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    It would be nice to have Bam back for a second season. I think many NBA scouts would like to see him dominate the glass. He only had 8 double digit rebound games (21%) and shot below 40% on non-dunk attempts.
    All true.......but if he looks at Skal from last year he's thinking.........I'm better that that!! Probably gone!

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    Definitely a smart move and exactly what he should do. However, it doesn't give me any hope that he's coming back. Bam is gone.

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    The big question is can he play the 4 next year? If he can do that and improve on his shooting it might be worth it to come back. If not I would go.

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    Please come back Bam!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    The big question is can he play the 4 next year? If he can do that and improve on his shooting it might be worth it to come back. If not I would go.
    This. If they see him as a 5 in the league, there is zero reason for him to come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    It would be nice to have Bam back for a second season. I think many NBA scouts would like to see him dominate the glass. He only had 8 double digit rebound games (21%) and shot below 40% on non-dunk attempts.
    I've said all along he can't shoot and has no moves. I'd be highly surprised if he would get any serious interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRONT OF THE RIM View Post
    I've said all along he can't shoot and has no moves. I'd be highly surprised if he would get any serious interest.
    He's almost a lock for the 1st round....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRONT OF THE RIM View Post
    I've said all along he can't shoot and has no moves. I'd be highly surprised if he would get any serious interest.
    He has good form on his shot. Obviously he has a build that is ready for the nba. NBA drafts on potential. Teams may think with him only focusing on basketball every day, that he can reach his potential.

    Imo he is very athletic too, more so than we got to see this year and could guard the 4 spot. Imo he is better than WCS was after his freshman year and we saw what he became. He doesn't have to come back to get better. He can get better by going to the NBA too. The only thing coming back will do is possibly improve his draft position if that is what he is worried about.

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    ^ Next year also appears to be a weaker class, to buffer that point.

    That said -- #HeGone .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFan View Post
    All true.......but if he looks at Skal from last year he's thinking.........I'm better that that!! Probably gone!
    Bam is not as good as Skal offensively. Skal has a better game for today's NBA than Bam does.

    Since the All-Star break Skal is averaging about 9 or 10 points in about 20 minutes a night.

    Bam has a lot of work to do offensively to get ready for the NBA. He is not threat outside of 2 feet, has a fair-at-best post game, and doesn't have a left hand. He will have to guard and rebound like a mother to get minutes while he's developing a semblance of an offensive game.

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    Posted this in the early entry thread and thought I would bring it over here also for comments.

    Does Bam have the game to play at the 4 spot? He didn't attempt a 3 all year and he shot 36% from the floor on non-dunks, but his shot facing the basket doesn't look bad. I think he is better served coming back to get more efficient both around the basket and shooting the ball. UK will have plenty of size next year and that will open things up for Bam to get out from under the basket some, face up and show if he has that game in him. It will take a lot of work this summer to get that in place.

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