After making a few of international stops following a four year collegiate career at Rutgers, RidiculousUpside.com has learned that JR Inman will enter the 2013 NBA D-League Draft.
Before Inman went on to play in destinations like the Middle East, Europe, Japan and South America, he emerged as an intriguing big man full of promise. Following a junior year during which he averaged 12.2 points and 7.2 rebounds through 31 contests, Inman saw his minutes (and thus, his production) drop during his senior year at Rutgers. Since, he's had some choice words for then-head coach Fred Hill.
The NBA D-League would undoubtedly provide Inman with quite the fresh start. Such a new beginning, coupled with his fiery desire and motivation to compete at a high level, could prove to make him an option worth exploring for many teams.
Inman can hold his own and crash the boards down low, but what's perhaps more interesting about his game is the finesse that comes along with it. With steady range from around the perimeter, Inman is able to spread the floor a bit and forces opposing big men to step out on defense in order to guard him. A source close to Inman compares his skill set to that of Cliff Robinson's.
Still just 26 years old and some international experience already under his belt, Inman still has plenty of potential to be explored. After a few years overseas, the source close to the forward tells RidiculousUpside.com that he believes staying stateside and strutting his stuff in front of an array of NBA executives each and every night is the best way to go at this point.
Hoping to prove he can make an impact at the professional level, perhaps Inman will let his play do the talking as he aims to catch the eye of a big league executive or two. This could be just the opportunity he needs to do so.