Originally Posted by CJizzles
I agree with your sentiment regarding Withey and the NBA.
But, you're the one who threw the 6'5" forward jab too.
If you watched Withey last year during the tournament you know he can compete with anyone, from a defensive standpoint.
That wasn't a jab at Withey. The Mocs' starting power forward is 6'5. Those guys don't exist in the NBA.
Michigan State has a front court that compares to NBA size, and Withey didn't control the boards nor the paint. He had eight points, seven boards, no assists, and two blocks, and the Spartains shot 52% from the field. He looks more like Jeff Withey circa 2010 than 2011.
I think Withey is an outstanding off the ball/weak side defender. I think he struggles when teams pound on him with a big man of their own. In college, you can get away with just being taller than everybody. That doesn't work in the pros.
Maybe he proves me wrong and plays himself into a lottery pick. I just don't see it.