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(05-12-2022 08:49 PM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  Gotcha! I honestly had no idea Jelly declared for the draft. Who gave him that bad advice to do that?

I don’t consider it bad advice. He was just testing the waters and wanting to get NBA feedback.
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The evaluation should be very good for him. I never really thought he would stay in the draft, but nothing to lose for him to get evaluated.
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RE: Jelly returning for another season!
Yeah tons of players do what Jelly just did.

Vaden did it a while back.

Players on teams around the country do it every year.
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I just hope he stays with his playing style and not give too much of it over to work on those things he was told he needed to work on. I remember when Vaden was evaluated and told to work on being more just a jump shooter. He did so to the detriment of his style of play, his game, as he psssed up 3ptrs to drive to the basket.
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(05-12-2022 10:10 PM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  I just hope he stays with his playing style and not give too much of it over to work on those things he was told he needed to work on. I remember when Vaden was evaluated and told to work on being more just a jump shooter. He did so to the detriment of his style of play, his game, as he psssed up 3ptrs to drive to the basket.

Yeah he really tried to do too much. He obviously, and very detrimentally, changed his game in his senior season.
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RE: Jelly returning for another season!
Vaden I understood, Jelly not so much. As someone stated in other threads, NBA scouts have been....well scouting Jelly and I'm sure he has people informing him of his NBA chances.

I think even if Jelly has an awesome 22 season at best he's a low end 2nd Round pick but more likely will be a free agent player.

But good for him he tested the waters but I'm curious as to what he was told about his chances of being drafted or even playing in the league.
05-13-2022 07:58 AM
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Listening to that interview yesterday, he knows what he’s gotta fix.
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Well one thing he can't fix is his physical stature. Jelly isn't even 6 ft tall. Not saying he can't play in the NBA because of it but it just makes it harder to do so.
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(05-12-2022 08:49 PM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  Gotcha! I honestly had no idea Jelly declared for the draft. Who gave him that bad advice to do

This is the new world of the NIL, so there are two reasons this happened and it was not bad advise

1 - He gets to talk to scouts the see his weaknesses to work on, nothing wrong with that at all

2 - This is also self-promotion for not only him, but for UAB. Anytime you stick NBA in a sentence with your player, it catches attention. Don't you think local businesses might want to hook up with a NBA player before they make it? This helps Jelly's visibility to promote his NIL nationally as well. At the same time, this keeps UABs name in the press as well. It is a win win.


He was never leaving UAB, and this wasn't the intent of him declaring. This was for him to learn, and to increase visibility for him and UAB.

It was great advice
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(05-13-2022 09:03 AM)jaymay2525 Wrote:  
(05-12-2022 08:49 PM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  Gotcha! I honestly had no idea Jelly declared for the draft. Who gave him that bad advice to do

This is the new world of the NIL, so there are two reasons this happened and it was not bad advise

1 - He gets to talk to scouts the see his weaknesses to work on, nothing wrong with that at all

2 - This is also self-promotion for not only him, but for UAB. Anytime you stick NBA in a sentence with your player, it catches attention. Don't you think local businesses might want to hook up with a NBA player before they make it? This helps Jelly's visibility to promote his NIL nationally as well. At the same time, this keeps UABs name in the press as well. It is a win win.


He was never leaving UAB, and this wasn't the intent of him declaring. This was for him to learn, and to increase visibility for him and UAB.

It was great advice

Bingo.

Jelly COULD play in the NBA, but I think he will have to improve his shooting/scoring efficiency, cut down on turnovers, and show he can be a better play maker for his teammates. Playing better against higher level competition and bigger defenders would be a big deal for him too.
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Now for the fun question: is this the best UAB team on paper since 03-04?

I would say yes.
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Jelly definitely will have a shot at the nba but as said he will need to continue to improve some things. There are plenty of examples of similar players doing well in the league recently such as Kemba, Isaiah, etc. But to do so at that size, he has some more work to do.

I love what is on paper. Jelly and Gaines together could be ridiculous. The kids from ETSU are very nice additions that bring some things missing from last season. Quan and Ertel will be difficult to replace though. Their intangibles were off the charts beyond the stats.

The player I am eager to watch is Tavin. Time for him to elevate a notch.
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RE: Jelly returning for another season!
If you overlook some injuries and/or eligibility issues, there’s really only one team since 03-04 that could be expected to do what we hope this team does. I won’t mention much more than that since folks get their panties in a wad.
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You mean the Demarcus Cousins/Eric Bledsoe team? I am kidding
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(05-13-2022 10:15 AM)DuelingDragon Wrote:  Jelly definitely will have a shot at the nba but as said he will need to continue to improve some things. There are plenty of examples of similar players doing well in the league recently such as Kemba, Isaiah, etc. But to do so at that size, he has some more work to do.

I love what is on paper. Jelly and Gaines together could be ridiculous. The kids from ETSU are very nice additions that bring some things missing from last season. Quan and Ertel will be difficult to replace though. Their intangibles were off the charts beyond the stats.

The player I am eager to watch is Tavin. Time for him to elevate a notch.

I hear you regarding Tavin, but I feel the same way about Toney.
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(05-13-2022 10:24 AM)BlazinBham Wrote:  07-08

Loved that team, and the hope of Sharpe, but it on paper this team is better. I miss Delaney...wish he had a bigger post UAB presence here
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(05-13-2022 10:26 AM)KevMo4UAB Wrote:  
(05-13-2022 10:15 AM)DuelingDragon Wrote:  Jelly definitely will have a shot at the nba but as said he will need to continue to improve some things. There are plenty of examples of similar players doing well in the league recently such as Kemba, Isaiah, etc. But to do so at that size, he has some more work to do.

I love what is on paper. Jelly and Gaines together could be ridiculous. The kids from ETSU are very nice additions that bring some things missing from last season. Quan and Ertel will be difficult to replace though. Their intangibles were off the charts beyond the stats.

The player I am eager to watch is Tavin. Time for him to elevate a notch.

I hear you regarding Tavin, but I feel the same way about Toney.

Of the returning players, I definitely feel like Toney and Lovan are the x-factors.

Lovan we especially needed more out of him consistently. When he picked it up at the very end of the year, he was an x-factor for us.

I am very excited about Toney's development, his athleticism, and his full court defense. Him and Gaines on the press will be a nightmare for opposing backcourts.
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(05-13-2022 10:24 AM)BlazinBham Wrote:  07-08

I can't argue with you there too much.

Kinnard, Delaney, Vaden, Sharpe, with Toney and Huffman, and AJ as a surprisingly good freshman..
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This team will run through Jelly, so it is big to have a guy proven to get buckets when you need one who can create on his own.

But with so many proven scorers, with 1000+ career points, it will really stretch a defense. Any one of those guys could go off for 20+ on a given night, or you could get 10+ from 5 or 6 of them. Ertel and Quan will defensively be missed but we probably picked up a bit more versatility with the new transfers.
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