Brooks was the classic big fish in a small pond.
What small pond? Providence, or the Big East?
He showed quite well against conference competition.
Aside from Walker, there wasn't a Big East player that had to carry the load like Brooks did.
Among Brooks, Burks and Thompson, I think Burks is going to have the least productive NBA career.
What size pond did Burks swim in? Or Klay Thompson for that matter? Hell, Thompson was only marginally better than his Somali teammate.
Probably the most suspect candidate, according to Draft Rater, is Marshon Brooks; his 7.88 rating was 27th among perimeter players. The Providence guard put up huge stats, but his average is hugely padded by two factors: First, the Friars played the fastest pace of any major Division I team; second, Brooks played nearly every minute of every game, averaging 36.5 per game -- remember, they play only 40 in college. Let all the air out and his numbers look a lot more ordinary -- his usage rate, which is his most alluring stat, ranks only ninth among prospects. Given his age (22 and five months) and his relative inefficiency, I'm not sure there's a ton to see here. Draft Rater sees him as a second rounder.
Providence was a small pond where the offense was forced through him and he was on the floor all the time. There was a reason he went 27th in a weak draft. He will be out of the league when his 3 guaranteed years are up.
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