Monday, April 11, 2011

Reggie to return? Buzz favoring BC

Even though the latest reports list him as a potential late first-round draft pick, things are looking better for Reggie's potential return to BC. The feedback on Reggie has been mixed. Some scouts say that there is a reasonable chance he will not be drafted at all.

I don't know how Reggie is feeling and if he thinks it is worth the risk. I also have no idea if he wants to come back to a very young BC team. He has until May 8 to remove his name.

I will obviously post more news and opinion as I get it. I still think he is one of the more talented 2 guards in the Draft...but then again I am a little biased.

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At 12:28 AM, Blogger bischoje said...

If Reggie returns, that would be sweeeeeet!! Quit a nice present for us BC fans. If Reggie stays in the draft, I wish him the best.

At 12:28 AM, Blogger bischoje said...

Err... that should have been "quite."

At 2:48 AM, Blogger D-Murph said...

I want Reggie to return just as much as anyone else at BC...but, in all honesty, i would take him over a guy like Jimmer Fredette in a heartbeat (ESPN has Jimmer as a lottery pick to mid first round pick with Reggie as mid to late first rounder).

Obviously, I am biased, but Reggie seems like he would be such a better player than Jimmer in the NBA.

At 4:26 AM, Blogger Danny Boy said...

Reggie is dealing with Kemba Walker and Kyrie Irving. How many teams are going to be looking for a shoot-first PG? All of a sudden, the best player on a mediocre team from a down ACC may not look as sweet. Hopefully, Reggie realizes that he may be better suited by coming back and leading the ACC in scoring next year.

We've seen how Donahue can improve his shooting (and the rest of his game as well) in just a few months, imagine what he could do with some more time.

At 7:59 AM, Blogger EL MIZ said...

i've said this from the beginning -- the best play for reggie is to come back and play PG for a year. even if he goes in the first round, the list of guys his size excelling in the league as a shooting guard in the league is real short.

his long-term career prospects with another full season of PG under his belt are a lot better, even if it costs him on year of NBA pay.

if i were donahue i'd be showing reggie clips of guys like rodney stuckey, randy foye, et al (all of the 2 guards at 6'4") and rehetorically asking him "would these guys be more valuable if they were able to play point?"

At 9:31 AM, Blogger WI_Eagle said...

Every time I see another kid declare for the draft I get excited....Irving, the Morris twins for Kansas, Kemba Walker, etc. The more of those likely first round draft picks that come out early and leapfrog Reggie on draft boards, the better chance Reggie comes back.

At 12:14 PM, Blogger Courtney said...

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At 12:15 PM, Blogger Catherine said...

Ok, all universal disdain for the WNBA aside, Carolyn Swords was taken #15 in the draft yesterday! By, umm...hold on...lemme check...the Chicago Sky! No love atl?

At 12:20 PM, Blogger CEW said...

"I want Reggie to return just as much as anyone else at BC...but, in all honesty, i would take him over a guy like Jimmer Fredette in a heartbeat (ESPN has Jimmer as a lottery pick to mid first round pick with Reggie as mid to late first rounder)."

Jimmer Fredette's shooting is already NBA ready. Reggie does not have a surefire NBA skill locked down yet and he is undersized to play 2 in the NBA. Reggie is not as NBA ready as Fredette.

At 4:08 PM, Blogger D-Murph said...


NBA teams do not necessarily draft players who are "NBA-ready." Often times, they draft guys based upon potential, and if I were a GM, I would look at Jimmer and think that he has does not have much upside. Maybe he can become a better PG once in the NBA, but what I saw in college is probably what he will bring to the NBA (if he is successful at all).

Meanwhile, I think that Reggie has a ton of room for growth and development, which is one reason why I think that he should come back to BC for a year but it is also another reason why NBA teams SHOULD like him because he can get so much better.

I am pretty sure that Reggie is projected as a PG in the NBA, which means his size is fine at 6-3.

At 7:46 PM, Blogger mod34b said...

Football comment

Was watching Urban Meyer commenting on ESPNU and they were reviewing BC. Meyers said he thought Rogers was a good hire and then said that Rogers always works in option play.

I really can't see too much option plays from our guys, but it would sure shake up the defenses if we did it once in a while

At 8:19 PM, Blogger mod10aeagle said...

Two bits of hockey news: first, sophomore Brooks Dyroff received the Humanitarian Award -- it's a great story of BC guys "living for others" and deserves attention here (

Second item is bad news, albeit not quite confirmed: sophomore defensemen Philip Samuelsson has apparently signed a three year contract with the Penguins.

At 4:26 PM, Blogger CEW said...

NBA teams sometimes draft based on potential and sometimes draft based on NBA readiness. Tyler Hansborough was drafted by Indiana because of his NBA readiness with basically on real NBA skill, rebounding. Austin Daye, two picks later, was drafted because of what his skills and body type suggested about his potential. Even at the end of the first round, teams draft pretty evenly between readiness and potential. So Fredette's readiness will be an asset to certain teams over Reggie. For other teams, not as much.


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