Nico Mannion

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  1. Mainstreet

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    Tuesday point guard prospect Nico Mannion enters the NBA Draft.

    Here is a quote from the CNN article written by Jonathan Givony of ESPN:


    Mannion, the No. 14 prospect in the ESPN Top 100, is considered one of the top point guards in this draft class, averaging 14 points and 5.3 assists per game for the Wildcats this season while being named to the All-Pac-12 second team.

    The 6-foot-3 playmaker was identified as a standout early in his career. He was invited to three USA Basketball camps as a 15- and 16-year-old before ultimately committing to play for the Italian national team at the U16 European Championship, in which he averaged 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in just 28 minutes. Mannion holds dual citizenship, having been born in Siena, Italy, while his father, Pace Mannion, an NBA draft pick in 1983, was playing professional basketball there.


    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29007315/arizona-nico-mannion-declares-nba-draft
     
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    Should have stayed another year. Little in his first year at Arizona would put him as draftable.
     
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    Here is some video on Mannion.

     
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    They are soooooo quick to come out these days. Stay another year and up your draft position, and you'll be money way ahead.
     
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    I know Mannion tends to force some passes and is not the best shooter in world but is there a reason he can't develop in the NBA? He is so young.

    Personally I haven't watched Mannion much at all but the short wingspan bothers me the most.
     
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    Yeah, it rarely works out where a mock matches a team with a player unless it's an early pick.

    Mostly I put up the mocks to show what the sites have to say about a player and get a ballpark idea where they might go in the draft.

    The site I currently like the most is Tankathon.
     
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    To be fair, there ARE several sites and articles out there that are true mock drafts, i.e. the author picks for each team based on the team. NBADraft.net is not one of those sites.
     
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    He is an uncoachable, entitled, spoiled brat with zero heart and even less cajones.
     
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    I’m not sure any of that is true and nobody thought he was a bigger bust than me. He’s just not that talented physically and didn’t have the mental processing we thought. I’m not sure leaving wasn’t the right move because he might’ve lost his job to Akinjo.
     
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    If there has been a big regional recruit of recent years who more fit the label of "overhyped" than Mannion, I don't know who it is. I would be surprised if he amounts to anything more than a journeyman at the NBA level.
     
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