Mayo will be a good pro, maybe better than Rose. Take a look at the talent, coach and conference that Rose played with and then take a look at the same for Mayo. Its obvious that Rose’s numbers would be inflate compared to Mayo’s.
I think a lot of people had it out for Mayo before he even started playing and a lot of people are projecting guys’ careers based on a 1-6 game sample size.
All that being said, Rose is the real deal and I don’t think anyone picking him will be disapointed. However, I think a team in the 5-10 range will pick up Mayo and realize that they got top 3 pick value later in the draft.
Yea, I don’t know if anyone is comparing them based on “numbers.” If they were, your point would be valid about Pac-10 vs. C-USA. As it is, however, I think people are comparing them based on the old “eye test” — how talented do they appear when playing on the court against other talented players? Nobody is basing their judgment of Rose on his games against Tulane or Rice. I’d say Rose and Mayo both pass said “eye test” with flying colors… and I don’t see how Memphis’s conference is relevant to that discussion, especially considering how they just came within 3.1 seconds of winning a national title. I understand your point about the 1-6 game sample, but at the same time, it doesn’t really make sense to judge someone’s NBA prospects based on their “numbers” or how they played against crappy teams, be they Oregon State or Mercer on the one hand (oops, we lost to Mercer, bad example, hehe), or some crappy C-USA teams on the other. It makes more sense, I think, to judge them on, well, how good they appear to be. I have no idea who will be the better pro, but I think your criteria are flawed, or at least your critique of other people’s alleged criteria is flawed.
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