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    Malik Pope and the Perils of Early Expectations

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    I well remember the feeling of SDSU's fans that he was going to be the second coming. Malik seems like a good kid and I hope it all works out for him.
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    All the hype gets in the way of kids' success more that it helps them it seems. I always feared Pope when we played the 'tecs, but I think KD comparisons are unfair. The raw talent is there but he lacked KD's build from the start and it led to being more injury-prone and that really interfered with Pope's progression as a star player. I wish him well too, but wish the hype-machine was less counterproductive than it often seems to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieG View Post
    I well remember the feeling of SDSU's fans that he was going to be the second coming. Malik seems like a good kid and I hope it all works out for him.
    After his freshman season (and most of this was coming off the bench), I also thought he would be their second coming, as after the 2014 MWC Tourney Championship, if he stayed, he would be the MWC's biggest athletic threat. He was that good as a freshman.

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    I always thought Pope was one of the best players in the MWC with huge potential. After reading the article it seems as if he should have declared for the NBA much sooner. I was a little surprised that he did not have much better stats than he did.
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    If he is good enough and works hard enough, he can make an NBA roster. As Lobo fans know from some of our ex-players, it is difficult to make that next leap. He will be playing for money somewhere.


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