Originally posted by AmpLee:
Yeah, I was reading up on him last night. It sounds like he has a lot of learning to do as the staff is putting in a lot of time with him. It sounds like UConn didn't put in a lot of effort coaching him up, probably knowing he was a goner after the season.
UConn rarely did put a lot of time into their big guys. Drummond, Thabeet, Hilton Armstrong, Josh Boone...they've had several bigs over the last few years that had athletic tools, but were no better when they left the program than when they got there. Dunno if that'll change now that Calhoun is gone, but I really think that a few teams whiffed by passing up on him. I think that Cleveland, for example, is going to have a hard time justifying passing up the chance to pair Kyrie Irving with a huge, physically gifted big man because they wanted Dion Waiters.