I can't for the life of me understand how anyone could not think the experience all of the guys had last year in that pathetic season was more a detriment then just staying in college for another year.
It might count...but in no way should it be added to any "valuable experience in the progression of a young player" column.
You also forgot Kemba was sick the night before on top of the 45 minutes/BTB...but hey, let's not let that distract from the fact that he tried to put the team on his back yet again when nothing else was working. Could he have made better plays in that stretch? Absolutely. In the end though he got us the win.
the most common thing rookies say between nba and college is game speed and schedule length/rookie wall. the season last year was more condensed and just as fast. this is kemba's second year.
i did forget about the sick part though. and he played well.