• Koko

    I have watched Romeo play in three complete games during the tournament….on the computer not in person. He is a very good player….very smooth in how he moves etc. Reminds me of the UCLA/Lakers great Jamaal (Keith) Wilkes. His nickname was “Silk”. Romeo could easily be called “Silk2” because he is smooth as silk. With that said I personally don’t feel he is ready to be a one and done player. He is going to need at least a couple years of college ball to be ready for the NBA. The teams and players he is playing against now are not even close (aside from a few players) to what he is going to play against in college in terms of speed, agility, size/strength etc. Can he adjust and be as good or better than he is now in one year of college? I don’t think so. The three conferences he is contemplating all have very good teams….tough teams….tough players and good coaching. He will be zeroed in on from the get go. He more than likely won’t start at Kansas until he proves himself against the other 4 and 5 star players in practice. He will start at Vandy and be the darling of college basketball and ESPN but in terms of improving and getting better I don’t feel the coach at Vandy is going to be the one to do that. Bill Self can for sure and of course Archie can too. I think IU is the perfect fit for Romeo as he will start and be a central part of the team right away. Archie will bring him along but I just don’t see him being a one and done….he is a two and done at best….three years would be better…..heck look at Graham at KU and Carter at WVU…both seniors and Brunsen at Villanova….a seasoned junior guard. Those three guys can play rings around Romeo at this point. But they stayed in college to be premier guards in college basketball. I think Romeo needs more than one year to be a great player at the higher levels of college ball and NBA ready.

  • Ms hoosier

    I wouldn’t complain about having Romeo around for 2 or 3 years

  • Koko

    Me either

  • Koko

    Right it does develop players. Not all new NBA talent but in most
    cases the NBA does develop or at least try in the G league. Some rumblings about a new “minor league” type system being developed to operate similar to minor league baseball with draftees and a change to the one and done rules. Maybe Romeo will wait to see how that all pans out. Lots of things coming down this summer in college basketball from the NBA and NCAA.
    Sorry I don’t get your comment about Blackmon.

  • Koko

    Oh okay I see what you mean.
    JBJ was a good shooter though….can Romeo shoot that well in his first year???? Sure hope so….if he comes to IU like I think he should….:)

  • IU Cal 1809

    Does anyone know if Drew was at the game?

  • TomJameson

    James Blackmon Jr CBB shooting stats look pretty darn good to me. If Romeo can come in and start of shooting the worse year JBJ had … I would be pretty happy. Especially that free throw rate. Really missed his shooting this past season.
    ——–2PT —- 3PT —- FG —- FT
    FR — .450 — .387 — .420 — .806
    SO — .500 — .463 — .480 — .852
    JR — .553 — .423 — .477 — .837
    SN — .493 — .415 — .452 — .824

  • TomJameson

    Forgot to add that, if JBJ’s freshman year shooting was mediocre, I would pray for very mediocre shooting for all IU players. LOL