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A Swift and wasted career

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BenPoquette, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    Former SuperSonics top pick Robert Swift leaves foreclosed home after squatting in it for a little while...leaving behind a mess of epic proportions.


    What a waste of seven feet.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    So when can Greg Oden move in?
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    He's pretty fly-blown for a white guy.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Swift represented the high point (low point?) in the lunacy of drafting high schoolers. I think a little as three months before the draft he was on nobody's radar. Then someone noticed a 7-footer who could move and, bam, lottery pick. But he would have been a project at any D1 program, let alone in the NBA.

    YGBFKM Guest

    I'd be wary of what comes next.

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  6. BenPoquette

    BenPoquette Active Member

    Robert Swift and Korleyone Young...you have to wonder what they would have done if they would have went to college for a couple of years. I like that the NBA has tried to address this problem (young guys that want to play professional, but not ready for the league) with the NBADL, but the execution of this program has been awful. They use the NBADL like a farm system and nothing more. I am not really familiar with the programs the NBADL offers. I am curious if they have any kind of "adjustment" training that is more than just lip service.
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Robert Swift was rated as a five-star recruit by the middle of his senior year. He hadn't received much exposure until going to Bakersfield High as a senior, though.

    Kwame Brown was relatively unknown (as a four-star recruit) until his senior year, then went first overall. Before his fast emergence in January and February 2001, Brown was not expected to declare at all and everyone assumed the top pick would be Eddy Curry or Tyson Chandler.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He was Rivals' 14th-rated college prospect in 2004.


    He went 12th in the NBA draft.
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I didn't say it was a good pick. And, for what it's worth, we have no idea if he could have been decent because of the injuries.
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