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Re: Justin Patton

Postby Outlaw_Wales » Tue May 02, 2017 11:07 am

Alphawalt wrote:Can Justin still change his mind and return? His draft projections seem to be slipping bad recently on the school of thought he really was not that impressive after Watson's injury. He is now 26th on SB Nation and not even in first round on Bleacher Report in articles posted yesterday. If that is the consensus word on the street then he should come back.


A lot of people thought he should have come back way back when he decided to jump at it. It'll be really disappointing if he turns into a pseudo one and done that goes in the second round and never sees the floor for anyone next year. He could have been a big part of Creighton being really successful next year.
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Re: Justin Patton

Postby SendDustyIn » Tue May 02, 2017 11:43 am

mredle wrote:You sign with an agent and your NCAA eligibility is done.


Can someone explain the incentive to declare and hire an agent immediately? You're going to be drafted based on your ability, not your willingness to get drafted. Why not hedge your bets, go through the combine and wait until you're a surefire lottery pick before hiring an agent? Can an agent really talk you up a couple spots? I just don't see how it's worth it.
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Re: Justin Patton

Postby Angry Dan » Tue May 02, 2017 11:48 am

SendDustyIn wrote:
mredle wrote:You sign with an agent and your NCAA eligibility is done.


Can someone explain the incentive to declare and hire an agent immediately? You're going to be drafted based on your ability, not your willingness to get drafted. Why not hedge your bets, go through the combine and wait until you're a surefire lottery pick before hiring an agent? Can an agent really talk you up a couple spots? I just don't see how it's worth it.


I just hope he didn't hire Artie Fufkin.

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Re: Justin Patton

Postby mredle » Tue May 02, 2017 12:25 pm

SendDustyIn wrote:
mredle wrote:You sign with an agent and your NCAA eligibility is done.


Can someone explain the incentive to declare and hire an agent immediately? You're going to be drafted based on your ability, not your willingness to get drafted. Why not hedge your bets, go through the combine and wait until you're a surefire lottery pick before hiring an agent? Can an agent really talk you up a couple spots? I just don't see how it's worth it.

I'll try, speaking hypothetically. Assume a student athlete, from what he hears from national pundits, friends, fans etc. is being told that his stock is rising and he is a can't miss lottery pick. He begins to believe that he is on his way to a big pay day and so he stops attending classes because his future and his career is right in front of him. His family also sees that he is about to become the major breadwinner in the family and with his at least tacit consent make purchases of near necessities that they have gone without for quite some time. They get swept up in the anticipation of this ship coming in and begin making purchases of items better described as luxuries. Then lets say a team mate or two that were integral to your success get injured and your productivity dips as a result of that and competition against better quality opponents. Perhaps you start seeing things begin to slip away but by then you can't see how you can regain good standing scholastically. Now instead of being a benefactor to your family you have added to their debt. You might see no other way but to "go all in." If creditors are pursuing you or your family an agent might loan you money to keep the wolves at bay. The loan to be repaid out of any bonus or salary you might receive, in additional to the agents cut of the proceeds. Before you realize it you have passed up every other option you might have had and closed every other door behind you.
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Re: Justin Patton

Postby Syajeulb » Tue May 02, 2017 12:37 pm

Hypothetically, that is a sad story.
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Re: Justin Patton

Postby blueblood » Tue May 02, 2017 12:56 pm

You're hypothetically talking about Taylor Stormberg right?
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Re: Justin Patton

Postby whiteandblue77 » Tue May 02, 2017 1:51 pm

Easypaddy wrote:Does Lawlor's have to stop selling the adult sized jersey's now?

There are adult sized Patton jerseys? Link please!
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Re: Justin Patton

Postby shadow » Tue May 02, 2017 1:54 pm

FWIW, out of Tiger Toms comes the word that JP NEVER returned to classes after the NCAA game. Tha tcould explain a lot.
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Re: Justin Patton

Postby HandDownManDown » Tue May 02, 2017 4:29 pm

mredle wrote:
SendDustyIn wrote:
mredle wrote:You sign with an agent and your NCAA eligibility is done.


Can someone explain the incentive to declare and hire an agent immediately? You're going to be drafted based on your ability, not your willingness to get drafted. Why not hedge your bets, go through the combine and wait until you're a surefire lottery pick before hiring an agent? Can an agent really talk you up a couple spots? I just don't see how it's worth it.

I'll try, speaking hypothetically. Assume a student athlete, from what he hears from national pundits, friends, fans etc. is being told that his stock is rising and he is a can't miss lottery pick. He begins to believe that he is on his way to a big pay day and so he stops attending classes because his future and his career is right in front of him. His family also sees that he is about to become the major breadwinner in the family and with his at least tacit consent make purchases of near necessities that they have gone without for quite some time. They get swept up in the anticipation of this ship coming in and begin making purchases of items better described as luxuries. Then lets say a team mate or two that were integral to your success get injured and your productivity dips as a result of that and competition against better quality opponents. Perhaps you start seeing things begin to slip away but by then you can't see how you can regain good standing scholastically. Now instead of being a benefactor to your family you have added to their debt. You might see no other way but to "go all in." If creditors are pursuing you or your family an agent might loan you money to keep the wolves at bay. The loan to be repaid out of any bonus or salary you might receive, in additional to the agents cut of the proceeds. Before you realize it you have passed up every other option you might have had and closed every other door behind you.


You get a hypothetical Pulitzer for this one, Woodward.

Seriously.
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Re: Justin Patton

Postby vivid_dude » Wed May 03, 2017 4:18 pm

Bleacher Report's updated mock has Patton at No. 11 overall. So, he's not dropping everywhere.
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