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    Trainwreck kinda describes his whole game IMO. His only speed was 100%, feel like he would just drive with no idea what he was doing. Crazy pull up shots, terrible turn overs, and wild 3's.

    Some times it worked and he looked terrific (UC game)- but you never really knew what to expect with him from possession to possession. AFter that UC game I thought he was going to carry X and we were in good hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterofreality View Post
    Compared to NBA peers, that is a train wreck for that position.
    Compare it to his college peers that were drafted ahead of him at his position and there are a lot of train wrecks according to this criteria... Two in the top 5 of the draft actually:
    Number 4 pick Patrick Williams 32% with less usage
    Number 5 pick Isaac Okoro 28% with less usage


    I don’t want to be on this hill defending Naji’s shooting because he is not a good shooter. But the hyperboles here are a bit much.

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    Naji's game has some notable inefficiencies that were seriously amplified by the roster (or lack thereof) Xavier built around him. He is still a great overall package, in my opinion. A lot of the most frustrating parts of his game will fade away to an extent at the next level (NBA, Europe or otherwise) because he's not going to have the ball in his hands as a primary option. He will permanently play the role of his freshman year (where he was damn good).

    I totally get why everyone was frustrated watching him and X these past few seasons, but damn I am terrified to imagine what it would have looked like without him putting the team on his back at many, many points, which no one else was willing (or able) to do.

    I'll miss Naji and I think once we are back to winning and put some distance behind the beginning of the Steele era, he'll be more appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muskiefan82 View Post
    Guess he'll go overseas if he can't find a team that wants to take a flyer on him
    Pelicans can fly
    We've come a long way since my bench seat at the Fieldhouse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mid major View Post
    With the 8th pick, the NY Knicks select Obi Toppin from DAYTON UNIVERSITY. Hysterical.
    Surprised he went so low.

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    And Naji was a godawful terrible shooter at Xavier. Not sure there's any way to defend the terribleness of his shooting. But supposedly he put in the work over the summer and is shooting much better. We'll see. I wish he'd have put in this work before his last season at Xavier. :(

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    BE no drafts




    Naji Marshall - 2 way with New Orleans Pelicans

    . Markus Howard - 2 way with Denver Nuggets
    . Myles Powell - signed with Knicks
    . Tyshon Alexander - 2 way with Phoenix Sun
    . Romaro Gill - exhb 10 Utah Jazz
    This space for rent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbiemcgee View Post
    BE no drafts




    Naji Marshall - 2 way with New Orleans Pelicans

    . Markus Howard - 2 way with Denver Nuggets
    . Myles Powell - signed with Knicks
    . Tyshon Alexander - 2 way with Phoenix Sun
    . Romaro Gill - exhb 10 Utah Jazz
    Saddiq bey was first round and paul reed was 2nd round
    Last edited by Xville; 11-19-2020 at 08:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xville View Post
    Saddiq bey was first round and paul reed was 2nd round
    I think what Bobbie meant for those who didn’t get drafted from BE. Of course, could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteggs View Post
    I think what Bobbie meant for those who didn’t get drafted from BE. Of course, could be wrong.
    yes
    This space for rent.

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