I'm sure he will declare, as he should
Posted on: April 30, 2012 at 22:36:24 CT
It would be prudent for any junior with NBA aspirations to do. And I'm not even saying it isn't possible depending on how drastically his game develops. Just highly unlikely.
But as it stands he is a 5'10 player who shot 36% behind the arc and 42% from the field, has basically no midrange game and his outside shot is basically a standing push shot with no elevation, he isn't a particularly good finisher in traffic, and is a below avg defender except in spurts and steals. He has terrific court vision and can get to any spot he wants via the dribble, is somewhat turnover prone, and at times has dreadful shot selection.
He is absolutely a game changer at the college level. But he doesn't have the pluses to offset his lack of size at the next level, and someone of that size needs to be virtually automatic in knocking down shots if they get an opening. Keyon Dooling got drafted on potential not because what he could actually do as a point guard, but he was 6'3 and an elite level athlete. If Pressey was 6'3, I'd be more worried. If I had to guess I would say he declares without signing an agent, gets good feedback on what to work on as a senior and tests his game against some of the best, and then comes back for his senior season.