Also, I completely agree with this logic on Hunter:
Probably the guy we had the most discussion about was Hunter Dickinson . At around 7-feet and 260 pounds, Dickinson is unique. Had he been born 10-20 years earlier; Dickinson would be in contention to be not just a top 20 prospect, but even potentially the No. 1 player in the class. He has legit size, soft hands, an ability to score down low, and is a good post defender.
However, now the game has changed, and post defenders also have to be perimeter defenders. Beyond that, scoring on the block is considered an inefficient way to play basketball, so without the ability to stretch the floor, it complicates the argument.
Basically, the NBA is simply ignoring guys like Dickinson now, except for very end of the bench roles. Even a guy as talented as Jahlil Okafor , who at one time was the No. 1 prospect in high school basketball, has been relegated to being a backup in the league.
And understand dropping his ranking because of it, but it doesn’t really change how he projects at Michigan. It is almost some underappreciated value as far as roster building.
Several Big Ten players in this mold who end up multi-year contributors (Garza, Ward, Haas, Hammons, Happ, just to name a few) who have old-school games and no NBA intrigue but are product.