There is a small chance that Semi ends up becoming a better player down the road
Would you be surprised?
I would not be surprised if Ojeleye becomes a star - I would also be surprised if Tatum does not
become a star.
The whole game of "who's the better player" is hard enough after the careers are long finished.
What if Tatum rockets up the totem pole and plays in the All-Star game in year 3? - and then messes up those (slightly fragile-looking) legs, ending his career? History is not too kind to those guys.
Love both of these
guys, they can play together, both of them can guard up and guard down, both of them can shoot with range. They both have an outstanding feel for the game. Here's a clue: Ojeleye had the highest efficiency as the pop man in pick and pop in the NCAA. He's got quick twitch, great reflexes - like Jaylen Brown.
I've seen some odd criticisms of Semi recently - that he lacks a motor (!)... that he's a stiff (!!)... No need to comment, I guess.
Great for him that he showed his outside shooting in Game 3 (and what a beautiful stroke!) - he'll probably have to spend plenty of time on the bench (winter's coming). If you're a sportswriter, you point out that that's his story:
Completely unrecognized at Duke, he took his work ethic in hand, and dedicated himself. We see him deferential in both SL and pre-season, but it's worth noting that he was the man at SMU - could it be that he has star power, that he has the mentality that gets you there? (I'm beginning to think so.)
Tatum, on the other hand, definitely wants the last shot. No question about his