Milwaukee Bucks pick DJ Wilson at No. 17


#81

I guess it was a fairly random digression. I think it’s 1) KBD seemed like someone who could specifically flourish in a JB offense - I mean, if he could get what he got out of a Novak, imagine what he could get out of a long, athletic 4 with excellent shooting range and 2) Coach B was a transformer while Matta was a diamond polisher.

I honestly think that even if the OSU program hadn’t fallen off a cliff, KBD would still have been better served to play for Coach B’s offense and under Coach B’s developmental program.


#82

I’m hesitant to bring up Burke, because so much of what Burke accomplished was from work the player did the summer before his freshman year, but he’d also put Burke in a position after a single year where he was thinking strongly about bolting for the NBA. Seriously, though, if getting that 11-12 squad a piece of the BT championship - in a year where the talent was very strong in the BT - didn’t establish JB as a miracle worker, I don’t know what could.


#83

Interesting to hear Milwaukee talk about character, basketball IQ and work ethic…three of Beilein’s boxes when recruiting.