It was a bad move and unfortunately he will recognize that with 20-20 vision in
about 3 to 5 years. I love the Cougs and I love Mika, but he got some very bad
advise, or else he's pinning his hopes on a unicorn. Another year or two
would have landed him in the First Round with bigger bucks and better name
recognition... Unfortunately the "D League" or Europe will be his
landing place.I hope that Rock is right and I'm wrong, but I
don't think so.
The NBA is boring -- and am not talking about the current play-offs (no drama).
It's the game itself for the lack of skills that should be honed in 4 years
of competitive (higher level than any high school) college ball. The NBA long
ago made a mistake in not requiring, as most businesses do, a 4 year degree
(includes Kobe and LeBron). The larger problem here is FEW teams, with
FEW roster spots every year drafting (forsaking scholarships/college education)
too MANY college [and high school] players. For those that make these rosters,
they jetison last year's one and done college players who become one and
done NBA washouts.As for Mika (CA reader pointed out) he's from the
WCC. He's not even the 1st, 2nd or 3rd best NBA prospect from the WCC.
Sure, it not a fact he's not NBA ready nor probably ever will be; could
happen. Very unlikely; seems a poor choice. And a dishonorable one (accepting
a scholarship, time to develop, return on BYU's investment). This is
disappointing.Let's hope BYU sets the lead example, especially to
great programs like Duke and Kansas, in contractually locking in players to play
four years of college ball or letting them go elsewhere.
If Mika wanted a career in the NBA, why did he choose to play in WACistan???
I don't understand those that say Fredette deserves another chance in the
NBA or that he never got a fair chance. He's just not an NBA player. And
that's not me saying that. Gregg Popovich said that. I think Gregg
Popovich knows a thing or two about NBA players. Let's keep the memories
of what a great college player and move on.
I firmly believe that Erik will not be drafted for a couple of reasons. He
played in the WCC and GMs always lean toward power 5 schools at the last moment
when drafting. They may believe he can help their teams true, but they will
want to gete him for the undrafted-free agent price as opposed to paying a
drafted player salary. Then where does he play? I don't think he is big
enough to play center in the NBA and his game, both offensively and defensively
on the perimeter are not well developed. One more year in college would have
benefitted him greatly.
lots of teeth grinding going on in Provo over this one..............I wish him
well, glad he is gone
Mika will make an NBA roster in 2017.Mark it Down!
If Greg Kite can play in the NBA for several years then Mika can and will. Yeah,
the league is different now, but Mika is big, strong, and athletic. I would bet
my mother-in-law he makes a team.
I hope Jimmer does get another chance. He deserves it. As for Mika making it
in the NBA, well, I not only think it is possible, but I think he will become a
starter within a year or two. The NBA always values athletic big men (as in
coordinated). It should be pointed out that Mika often faced double and triple
teams in college this past year. In the NBA there is so much talent that other
teams will not be able to double team him. I agree with the article that Mika
made the right decision, but I still wish he would have come back for one more
Say it ain't so, Fredette too old! He just never got a chance.
Europe is in his future. I'm sorry, but I don't buy it that he is
ready for the NBA. I wish him well, but he will be in over his head on this.