Summary: Rivers is already one of the most talented scorers in college hoops. However, there are severals areas of concern about how he will transition to the next level, most notably his lack of strength, ability to play off the ball and defensive prowess. I think he would benefit from returning to Duke for his sophomore season but would likely be selected in the mid-lottery to mid-teens if he did declare this off-season.
Player Comparison: Monta Ellis. Ellis is only 6-3 but has become one of the most dynamic scorers in the NBA. Rivers is in a similar situation due to his size and lack of strength, but just has a natrual feel as a scorer whether it's attacking the basket or shooting it from deep. In fact, Rivers is probably already a better outside shooter than Ellis and has the ability to score at an elite level one day in the NBA.
Exactly and now they also have trade assets. Grasu could get a pick from a center needy team, Kush can back up Whitehair. Glennon can head to AZ for a pick when Palmer gets hurt or continues his poor play. Someone may want to gamble on Kyle Fuller and give up a late pick if he doesnt impress the Bears staff. Amos or HJQ could get a 6 or 7 from a safety needy team.
I was waiting for this comment. Im not saying that their gonna have the same careers as these dudes. Thats imposible. I compare them to who they have similar games to. Just so people can get an idea how these people play. All fun. I got the best mock out you better take it seriously.