STrib: Gophers' Isaiah Washington listed as one of Big Ten's top incoming freshmen

BleedGopher

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per Marcus:

Richard Pitino returns nearly everyone from a 24-win NCAA tournament team, including several players who received All-Big Ten honors.

But freshman Isaiah Washington is arguably the most talked about player for the fifth-year Gophers men’s basketball coach – and he hasn’t even made his debut yet.

The 6-foot-1, 160-pound throwback New York City point guard has as much hype surrounding him as any newcomer in the Big Ten. And several preseason lists have already tabbed Washington as one of the top incoming freshmen in the conference.

“He had a really, really good summer,” Pitino said. “That’s one step. That’s a small step, so we’ll see where it goes from here.”

Most recently, Scout.com rated Washington No. 2 among Big Ten freshmen expected to make an impact. The only player ahead of him was Michigan State’s 6-foot-11 big man Jaren Jackson Jr., who was a top-10 player in the Class of 2017.

http://www.startribune.com/gophers-isaiah-washington-listed-as-one-of-big-ten-s-top-incoming-freshmen/446120963/

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Apparently IW has been identified as the boogey-man scaring off other guard talent (i.e. Hunter and Halliburton) who don't want to get log-jammed behind a talented, charismatic player with 300,000 Instagram followers at the same position.
 

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Apparently IW has been identified as the boogey-man scaring off other guard talent (i.e. Hunter and Halliburton) who don't want to get log-jammed behind a talented, charismatic player with 300,000 Instagram followers at the same position.
IF they think that highly of him wouldn't they assume he'd be one and done or at most two and done?
 

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IF they think that highly of him wouldn't they assume he'd be one and done or at most two and done?
Not necessarily. Difference maker in college, especially at point guard, does not automatically translate to the NBA. He is pretty small for an automatic NBA guy.
 
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