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Where to next after College for Jock Landale?

According to Olgun Uluc, an NBA scout told him "He doesn't have NBA skill".

Other research I've done on the net say:

He doesn't have great athleticism
Not a good rim protecter
Doesn't have a 3 point shot
Bit slow defensively

So, if he is unlikely to make an NBA roster, where to next after his senior College season?

NBL or Europe? I would love to see him in the NBL.

Thoughts?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wildcats

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Aussie  
Last year

They already have Brandt

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AngusH  
Last year

I would think Europe unless an NBL team throws a ton of cash at him - maybe Brisbane to replace Bairstow?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Probably..

College seniors.
Landale, Acuil to united.
Cooks to Illawarra.
Naar, Moneke to Sydney.
Pinder, Reath to Perth.

All backups.

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Anonymous  
Last year

There's always room for a seven footer who can finish around the rim, has good hands and can defend pick and roll.

He will go late second round, play summer league and get invites to camps.

He won't go straight into the NBA, but will go in the back door.

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Aussie  
Last year

Not one Mock Draft I have come across have him being drafted unfortunately

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Hogwash  
Last year

Landale isn't in any mocks but still an outside chance at being drafted or getting a two way g league contract but more likely Europe.

I know I'm biased but if there is a chance of Naar coming to the NBL Perth should make a play for him to take over from Damian Martin when he retires, serve as Martins backup first.

Sam McDaniel should make NBL possibly Adelaide.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Damion Martin is the best defender in the league, has been for years, Naar game is certainly not built on defence, so hardly like for like. Jock not 7ft either.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The only guys who might get drafted in the next few years ard Adel, Makur Maker, Green.
Not many nba level talents are coming through.
Players like simmons, exum and Thon Maker just dont
appear very often.

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SteveK2  
Last year

He's a good chance of landing in NBL now. Trajectory isn't looking good. Unless he elevates significantly & St. Mary's position along with it, he may even struggle to get a decent look in Europe's better programs.

Scouts are disappointed with his development. The most important they wanted to see was 3pt shot, no indication of it so far.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's not like Saint Mary's are running a lot of stuff to get him open 3s....

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anon  
Last year

might make a seabl team

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LC  
Last year

Saint Mary's game plan is simple. Get the ball to
Landale in the post with 3PT shooters all around. If they double him...kick out three, otherwise he scores. He is not going to shoot three's this season at Saint Mary's outside of a hail mary.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Hail St Mary's???

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Anonymous  
Last year

To the anon saying Landale would be a backup in the NBL, clearly you haven't watched him play. Very similar to Omar Samhan who came out and was a decent starter for the Crocs. Would fit in well as a local who can sit inside with a dominant post game and kick out to shooters like he does in college. Then a team who signs him could focus their import spots on the perimeter spots

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Anonymous  
Last year

Colleges often ask bigs to play a certain role.
Bogut's big knock during draft was his defence
'Not a great shot blocker' - jay bilas
Utah couldn't afford him to foul out or get in trouble so couldn't play 100% defensively

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Benno  
Last year

Euro

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Anonymous  
Last year

Obviously they didn't go head-to-head and this was a few years ago so take it as you will, but my recollection is that Samhan was a bit quicker than Landale usually looks. Despite Landale looking in better shape, his game seems a lot more methodical and I can see that not translating as well to a pro situation where it's not all set up around his strengths. But #299 is right, it's hard to know what he's actually capable of given that St. Mary's only want him to do a fairly limited number of things.

Markkanen made him look very ordinary in the NCAA tournament last year. He's gone on to be effective as a rookie in the NBA so it's not like he didn't have tools, but Landale had a good opportunity in that matchup to show that he should be an NBA consideration eventually, and didn't take advantage. Unless he has a euro passport, I think the chances of him ending up in the NBL next season are pretty good.

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D2.0  
Last year

Not sure why you would expect somebody his size to be shooting 3s?

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Luke  
Last year

D2.0 are you not seeing modern day basketball?? At the pro level it's becoming more and more advantageous for every player to be able to shoot/shoot 3's. Spaces the floor for all other aspects. Height/size, 'tallest player must play centre' days are going the way of the dodo.

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SteveK2  
Last year

When someone with significantly better physical attributes and defensive presence like Dwight Howard can be rendered ineffective in the modern NBA, what can Landale develop to avoid a similar fate? Arguably, the likeliest guard skill a traditional centre can develop is perimeter shooting.

There are far more experienced/developed players with his skill sets floating around in G-league and Europe hoping to get into the NBA.

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Reality  
Last year

NBL back up or Euro and could develop into a solid NBL level guy after he adjusts to bigger bodies and game style.

The last few and the current crop to come through St Mary's aren't anywhere near the level of Mills/Delly/Samhan so need to take the rose colored glass of the program a bit as its a NIT/fringe NCAA team at best.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Would be good to see some of this senior class in the NBL with the likes of Andersen, Forman , Loughton, Coenraad, Vukona, Penney etc all winding down their careers over the next few years

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Anonymous  
Last year

Well, they never drafted Delly straight out of college either, did they!

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Benno  
Last year

Just dropped 37 and 18 boards on a terrible Sac State team

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Anonymous  
Last year

"The last few and the current crop to come through St Mary's aren't anywhere near the level of Mills/Delly/Samhan so need to take the rose colored glass of the program a bit as its a NIT/fringe NCAA team at best."

If you think that Delly and Mills were outliers for Saint Mary's, it's almost like they need to look beyond recruiting Australians if they want to make it out of the WCC and into the second round of the WCC tournament. They really need to land some stud athletes from California that would take them to the next level athletically.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Saint Mary's already lost two out of conference games already, against teams that won't be there when it counts. They play in a week division.

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Luke  
Last year

Does that mean their conference doesn't play on weekends?

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D2.0  
Last year

Point remains that if a kid his size and strength was capable of pulling off SG moves, then we wouldn't even be having this conversation.

Of the highlighted supposed deficiencies, I'd be far more worried about his defense.
But having said that, he's playing College Ball.

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