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    Default Denzel Bowles NBA Draft

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/F...NBA-mock-draft

    Picked up from the JMU boards. First mock draft we have seen for 2011.

    Bowles is listed as first pick in second round though they have him listed as a sophmore.
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    2010 - The year we turned back into the Keener Krew.
    2011 - The year it could have been better - the missing piece was a basketball IQ.
    2012 - The misery continues ...
    2013 - but finally we make the NCAAs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Denzel Bowles NBA Draft

    I heard reports that he will be going in the first round, but that he won't actually make it to the Radio City Music Hall stage until the 2nd round due to lollygagging and a general lack of interest.

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    Default Re: Denzel Bowles NBA Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by TomGMU View Post
    lollygagging and a general lack of interest.
    Some may say those two traits and the NBA go hand in hand.
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    2010 - The year we turned back into the Keener Krew.
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    2012 - The misery continues ...
    2013 - but finally we make the NCAAs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Denzel Bowles NBA Draft

    It'd be really huge for the CAA (and JMU) if the Association had three straight years where a player was drafted. Hopefully Bowles can get it together on the defensive end of things and rise to a 1st round pick.

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    Default Re: Denzel Bowles NBA Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by JMU John View Post
    Some may say those two traits and the NBA go hand in hand.
    Fair point. He might be a perfect fit in that regard. In all seriousness, I think Bowles is one of the most physically-gifted offensive players this league has ever seen. I just hate his propensity for taking off plays and picking up cheap fouls. If he committed to playing 100-percent all the time and getting into much better physical shape, there is no reason why he shouldn't be a 1st-round pick.

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    Default Re: Denzel Bowles NBA Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by TomGMU View Post
    I just hate his propensity for taking off plays and picking up cheap fouls. If he committed to playing 100-percent all the time and getting into much better physical shape, there is no reason why he shouldn't be a 1st-round pick.
    This is near total nonsense, and simply perpetuates a myth about Bowles physical stamina and effort. Bowles and Wells were "it" last year for JMU, and often had to dial it back on D simply to stay on the floor...but this season, joined by a monster PF in Goins and more effective (and healthy) point guard play on both ends of the floor (i.e effective perimeter D) Bowles will shine, and should be the CAA POY this coming season.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHYqg...eature=related

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    Default Re: Denzel Bowles NBA Draft

    Bowles and Brady have both admitted over the past couple of weeks that Bowles needs to step up with his motivation, stamina, and work ethic to help JMU next year and to possibly go to the next level. Longhorn is correct that part of Bowles lack of commitment was to stay on the floor but he sure did look like he sleep-walked a lot though.

    Bowles was a man vs boys last year in JMU practices last year due to our short bench. Goins needs to push Bowles real hard in practice to pick up his overall game.
    GO DUKES !!

    2009 - The year we turned the corner in men's hoops.
    2010 - The year we turned back into the Keener Krew.
    2011 - The year it could have been better - the missing piece was a basketball IQ.
    2012 - The misery continues ...
    2013 - but finally we make the NCAAs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Denzel Bowles NBA Draft

    Bowles averaged 33 minutes per game last year, which is way too much for a big man. This year hopefully he could get down under 30, maybe 28ish and imo he will be that much more effective. It is also important to remember that he had to sit out a year as a transfer. I am sure he wasn't in his best basketball shape last year (like most transfers are), which is scary to think about it given his production. As for the fouling, Bowles averaged less than three fouls per game, which is pretty good for a big man and only fouled out twice given that amount of minutes he played. I definitely think he has NBA talent, I just worry that he will get the sigma that most dominating big men get at the mid-major level that he is doing it against worse competition and can't do it against better big men.

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    Default Re: Denzel Bowles NBA Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Longhorn View Post
    This is near total nonsense, and simply perpetuates a myth about Bowles physical stamina and effort.
    I'm not perpetuating anything, Longhorn. I saw JMU play at least 10 times last season, and Bowles mailed it in defensively several times in each of those games. I would venture that at least half of his fouls were due to being out of position or just being too lazy to get back on defense after missing a shot.

    Now, I will concede your point that he had to play too many minutes due to your injuries, but that's no excuse for half-assing it up and down the court. As JMU John said, even Brady said Bowles needs to get in better shape.

    I absolutely agree with CAA Winner that Bowles has the talent to be the preseason POY this year. The only question I have is does he have the heart and drive to put up the kind of numbers that warrants being POY when the season is over.

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    Default Re: Denzel Bowles NBA Draft

    you'd think the sheer fact that you could play in the NBA and be great in college would motivate you enough to play hard every game. I can't believe these people sometimes play slacker ball because they are disinterested. makes no sense to me.

    Even if you are losing, playing hard makes you better and gets you to your goals.

    I hate studying for this #@$#@ bar exam all day every day, but i'm trying my hardest to reach my goals, and TRUST me playing basketball is way more fun than studying. He has no excuse in my mind.

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