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RE: Next year's team...
Makhtar Gueye, extremely fleet. Don't count him out.
03-10-2017 11:42 AM
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(03-10-2017 11:42 AM)TheGORILLA Wrote:  Makhtar Gueye, extremely SLIM. Don't count him out.

Fixed for you...6'9", 180lbs - HaHa freshman size. Hopefully, as good a player. Looks to be a much better offensive player at that point in their development.

Hurtado will get lots of playing time, too...
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03-10-2017 11:52 AM
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Don't tell nobody about the incoming freshmen, I think people are in for a surprise.
03-10-2017 12:40 PM
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(03-10-2017 11:26 AM)Mungumry Blazer Wrote:  
(03-10-2017 09:40 AM)Ramsay7884 Wrote:  
(03-10-2017 09:12 AM)blazerball25 Wrote:  Norton
Darling
Sullivan
Lee
Cokley

My way too early starting 5 prediction.

Lavender will start before Darling
Why? Lavender showed me NOTHING this year. Didn't improve at all. Was a turnover machine the entire season. Dribbles the ball WAY too much and gets nothing out of it. Hopefully it was because he was playing out of position. At least Darling showed some improvement by the end of the year.

Not sure what Lavender's 'position' should be,,,,, Cant possibly be Shooting Guard. Maybe 3rd choice as sub for point or second sub at small forward.
03-10-2017 12:57 PM
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Do we expect to have any roster attrition?

We should be getting a talent upgrade on the perimeter next season, but Nick Norton will be our only upperclassmen (along with Lavender, but eh).

More troubling, our only true bigs will be Lee and Cokley. Sullivan and Gueye will both be forced to guard the post, but both are undersized.

If we want to change our fortunes, we need an immediately eligible athletic, scoring guard and a defensive big.
03-10-2017 01:18 PM
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Lavender is classified as a sophomore. So he has two more years.
03-10-2017 01:20 PM
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The talent we've brought in the last couple of years has been underwhelming. Lavender was a pretty big disappointment this season, JD is an athletic freak but doesn't seem to be a great basketball player, Nate has a great shot but I'm not sure about the rest of his game, and Smallwood is just taking up space on the roster. Hopefully one of these new guys will be able to make an impact.
03-10-2017 01:37 PM
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Shame on a freshman and sophonore for not taking over a team full of upper classmen

I'm willing to bet that the newcomers will need a time of adjustment and fans will be bitching if it takes longer than the first half of the first game.
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03-10-2017 01:48 PM
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Can we please stop recruiting these "athletic" players and recruit some true basketball talent. Guys that can actually shoot a jump shot, follow a shot, throw a pass, catch a ball, pump fake and drive, use the glass on a shot, and in the words of Gene Bartow, "knows what to do with the ball when he's near the boards." Because right now we have maybe two that have real basketball talent.
03-10-2017 01:54 PM
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(03-10-2017 01:48 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Shame on a freshman and sophonore for not taking over a team full of upper classmen

I'm willing to bet that the newcomers will need a time of adjustment and fans will be bitching if it takes longer than the first half of the first game.


Right. It's unheard of to see or expect freshmen and sophmores to make a significant impact on a team. Right MB?
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03-10-2017 02:05 PM
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