The 2015 NBA draft is over now and hundreds of debates go on about who, what and where. Who made the best choice? What happened to so and so? Where do we go from here? There will also be any number of debates about who got the best “sleeper” in the pack. I have not computed the names and numbers for all of the draftees and all of the teams, and I do have a biased interest in the Portland Trail Blazers. Therefore, I make this pick from a limited perspective, but with confidence in the numbers.
My sleeper pick from the 2015 NBA draft is Patrick Bergin Connaughton, born January 6, 1993.
Pat Connaughton was the 41rst pick in the second round by the Brooklyn Nets. He was immediately packaged in a trade with Mason Plumlee to the Blazers.
As readers of my previous articles will remember, I have previously presented accurate numerical analysis about the Blazer’s, some of their games and other team factors in an earlier contribution. The primary three numbers for the Blazers organization are 9, 5 and 4. Pat Connaughton’s three primary numbers are 4, 40 (a high powered 4) and 9. His life number (from month, day and year of birth) is a 29(11)=2. What does all of this mean? It suggests from a numerical point of view that he will be very compatible with the Blazers organization and their coach Terry Stotts (5,9,5 with a 4 Life Number). Pat should thrive in the free flow, shoot threes system Stotts employs.
The two primary factors that make him stand out numerically are the 40 soul number and 11 life number. With the 40 soul number it suggests someone who will put in that extra effort to maximize his abilities, and who has above normal potential attributes. One of those would be the term “super athletic”, that many sports writers have tossed around about him. The 11 life number often indicates a person who becomes publically recognized on a large scale for achievements in his/her chosen life pursuit.
He has limitations and rough edges as a rookie coming into the league, and it will take some time for him to demonstrate how valuable he can be. However, the time invested watching him grow and develop will yield great rewards to the team. Barring injury and the vagaries of the sport, expect to see this young man’s name repeated often with superlatives as his NBA career unfolds. (June 27, 2015).