Isaiah Briscoe enters the NBA Draft & will hire an Agent

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsmaniac View Post
    He has no chance of making the NBA. I hope I am wrong saying that though! His game does not translate. He is not explosive, doesn't handle the ball great, can't shoot. What does he do well? All he does is attack the rim strong! I am sorry, but at 6'3 in the NBA that will not work. He is not a high flyer either so that will not help him on drives. He has no shot of playing in the NBA, he needs to get his diploma.
    NBA isn't the only professional league out there. He'll make very good money playing for pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    "Average" players looking to make the jump for a little money that will not last them until they are 35 or 40 years old.
    This doesn't make much sense... You don't think he's going to make more money playing basketball than he would if he graduates in two years and gets a "normal" job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    This guy does not get drafted even if he stays another year or two. Simply cannot shoot the ball consistently enough. Enjoy time in D-League and/or overseas rather than getting that college degree.

    This is the biggest problem with college basketball today. "Average" players looking to make the jump for a little money that will not last them until they are 35 or 40 years old.
    A few hundred grand a year is a heck of a starting salary if you ask me. Play ball overseas for 5-6 years and he'll have more than enough jack to go back and get that degree.

    I honestly can't comprehend how so many people think this is such a horrible decision. Like you said, he isn't playing in the NBA, so why not make your money playing a game you love while you can?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    As a 19-20 year old, you'd have turned down a few hundred G's a year to play a sport? Please.
    The money maybe good but why not come back and wait another year and help your stock rise? I just think it's a bad move but the best of luck to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    This doesn't make much sense... You don't think he's going to make more money playing basketball than he would if he graduates in two years and gets a "normal" job?
    I got a 4 year degree and started out at roughly $45K...He'll make 4-5 times that (at a minimum) playing ball. Baffled so many don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All State Baseball View Post
    The money maybe good but why not come back and wait another year and help your stock rise? I just think it's a bad move but the best of luck to him.
    His stock isn't going to rise. He obviously has acknowledged that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All State Baseball View Post
    The money maybe good but why not come back and wait another year and help your stock rise? I just think it's a bad move but the best of luck to him.
    Because his stock isn't going to rise. He's never going to be a 1st round NBA pick, and most likely never a 2nd rounder either. Why take off a year or two of your earnings potential to play for free?

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    If he knew his stock wasn't gonna rise, then why did he come back last season, instead of going overseas and playing for money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by All State Baseball View Post
    If he knew his stock wasn't gonna rise, then why did he come back last season, instead of going overseas and playing for money?
    He probably should have. Learned his lesson and made the smart decision this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    NBA isn't the only professional league out there. He'll make very good money playing for pay.
    You might be right about playing overseas. He will not make as good as money as we all think though. Think about the travel to play overseas, the taxes, the other issues with living in another country. If I was him and had a chance to get paid to play, i would probably do the same thing. I was just stating that he has no chance of playing in the NBA.

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    Another thing that amazes me about the reaction is many of the same people who are saying he's making a bad decision are the same ones who criticize him and say how horrible he is game after game after game (and I'm not talking about on BGP specifically). If he's so darn bad, why aren't you guys happy he's leaving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsmaniac View Post
    You might be right about playing overseas. He will not make as good as money as we all think though. Think about the travel to play overseas, the taxes, the other issues with living in another country. If I was him and had a chance to get paid to play, i would probably do the same thing. I was just stating that he has no chance of playing in the NBA.
    I think by going pro he's acknowledging your last sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsmaniac View Post
    You might be right about playing overseas. He will not make as good as money as we all think though. Think about the travel to play overseas, the taxes, the other issues with living in another country. If I was him and had a chance to get paid to play, i would probably do the same thing. I was just stating that he has no chance of playing in the NBA.
    He should be able to do just fine over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Another thing that amazes me about the reaction is many of the same people who are saying he's making a bad decision are the same ones who criticize him and say how horrible he is game after game after game (and I'm not talking about on BGP specifically). If he's so darn bad, why aren't you guys happy he's leaving?
    I've seen some people talk about this on facebook earlier...

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    I'm surprised (and a bit disappointed) he's hiring an agent. As some have stated, I don't think Briscoe projects well on the next level. I was hoping he'd return to Lexington for his junior year, where I think he had an opportunity to be one of the best guards in the country & bring a national title back to Kentucky.

    I do think Briscoe will get paid to play, which is obviously tough to turn down. He has been a somewhat polarizing player for the Kentucky fanbase, which I've never fully understood. He struggled shooting the rock as a freshman, but by all accounts he's a good dude and it appeared to me he was the emotional leader of this year's club. I wish him the best & hope he's able to find a great opportunity.

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