How Will DaJuan Summers Fare in the Draft?

Last night, Georgetown Coach John Thompson III announced that junior forward DaJuan Summers was leaving the school to enter June's NBA draft. Press Break, The Post's rundown of local and national college basketball, provides a roundup of opinions on Summers's pro prospects plus a poll asking how readers think he will do in the draft. Check it out and weigh in.

By Alexa Steele |  March 31, 2009; 11:19 AM ET
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DaJuan is an idiot. He should stay for his senior season. This has been called a weak draft class but it ain't THAT weak that he'll be a first rounder.

Posted by: blackman1 | March 31, 2009 12:55 PM

I think he's average or below. Of course, i also thought that about Jeff Green and he's a rich guy right now.

Posted by: original_mark | March 31, 2009 1:15 PM


- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | March 31, 2009 1:16 PM

This is what happens when the various draft websites predict early in a college season that a player, in this case Summers, was going to be a lottery pick. Summers probably believed that, and then stopped doing the things academically that he needed to do to play next year.

His play, however, nose-dived, and so did his draft prospects. But because of academics, he can't stay at Georgetown for another year. So he's got to declare, and probably will drop to the 2nd round.

Stay in school, kids.

Posted by: disgruntledfan | March 31, 2009 2:06 PM

He is a fool, if he's lucky, he'll be a late first rounder.

Posted by: closg | March 31, 2009 2:14 PM

He should have stayed another year. Summers is not ready for pro ball. He is a glorified jump shooter. Doesn't create his own shot. I can't remember a single game (besides UConn at the very beginning of the season) where Summers just said "screw it. I'm taking this game over!"

The difference between Summers and Jeff Green is that Jeff Green carried his team to the Final Four while winning Big East player of the year honors along the way. Green's stock was at its absolute apex when he left Georgetown. Summers on the other hand, tantalized with early season performances and then mailed the second 2/3 of the season in. He'll be a late first round pick on potential alone...

Posted by: MEssex | March 31, 2009 3:00 PM

Why sign with an agent is the question?

Posted by: EmmPee | March 31, 2009 3:23 PM

Summers is foolish to be signing with an agent....his junior season was a big let down from his first two years. He probably played himself down to a mid-2nd round draft pick based on his play this year. I can't imagine that JT III advised him to enter his name in the draft AND to sign with an agent. It's one thing to test your draft status like Greveis Vasquez and another to just throw yourself into a draft on a hope of being a 1st rounder (which he doesn't appear to be). I think there's more to it than his just leaving early - he may not have liked playing in G-Town's system and didn't think his senior year would help him.

Posted by: wizfan89 | March 31, 2009 5:08 PM

His combo of size, athleticism, and shooting will probably be enough to make him no worse than a late-first rounder, at which point what he did in college his last season ceases to matter.

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 31, 2009 5:14 PM

disgruntledfanhas it right. it went to the ESPN draft lottery gizmo and every kid they had on their was an undergrad even before they declared. they don't do that with football.

summers games is incomplete. he only seeks to be a spot up shooter. he can't really dribble and he avoids the paint. nice college game, but he needs to be exponentially more aggressive at the next level, and I don't see it.

Posted by: oknow1 | April 1, 2009 10:32 AM

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