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Just use Tot for what he's good at (defense and ball distribution). Don't expect him to score much. My guess is that Pierce and Knight both come back in a lot better shape both physically and from a stamina perspective.
06-29-2017 12:45 PM
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(06-29-2017 11:52 AM)WM Beancounter Wrote:  I think we will be forced to move Tot down low, especially with guard as our only positions of depth. And I think Ollie will do better than anyone can imagine.

I would agree with you. Much of what we ask of our post players is what Ollie is good at doing, i.e. playing defense, distributing the ball, etc. Given his sturdy physique and mindset to do the necessary but unglamorous things, I think he could thrive inside in Tony's system.
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(06-29-2017 01:08 PM)LeadBolt Wrote:  
(06-29-2017 11:52 AM)WM Beancounter Wrote:  I think we will be forced to move Tot down low, especially with guard as our only positions of depth. And I think Ollie will do better than anyone can imagine.

I would agree with you. Much of what we ask of our post players is what Ollie is good at doing, i.e. playing defense, distributing the ball, etc. Given his sturdy physique and mindset to do the necessary but unglamorous things, I think he could thrive inside in Tony's system.
As well as, he is the defense communication leader on this team. Can see us getting back to the 1-3-1 with Tot underneath the basket directing and Pierce inheriting Tarpey's disrupter role at the point.

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Shame that Greg and Jack decided to transfer to lesser programs in search of playing time, but that's what happens when you get recruited over.

So, the Tribe still has the pick of the litter. I refuse to not have high expectations for next season.

Hell, I always go into the season thinking this will be the year.

All that matters is that weekend in March. Stay healthy, play together and keep improving.

The decision to be optimistic is just like the decision to be happy, it is a conscious choice.

I choose to believe, NCAA Tournament bound in 2018. Go Tribe!
06-29-2017 02:46 PM
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I have touted OT since he was a freshman. I'm going out on s limb and predict that his play will be pivotal to our success. He's the best passer on the team and can find the open man. He will relieve pressure on Knight. He has savvy and he will sparkle.
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I'll echo the Tot props. He reminds me a lot of Laimis with a slight shift towards guard skills. Sees the floor at both ends, does a lot of little things well that lead to team success. Anywhere on the floor we can find him minutes is a good thing.
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From what I've heard Justin Pierce has grown an inch and put on about 15 pounds of muscle. 6-7 215 is what I've heard. I have full belief in him and Milon handling the go to scoring for the next 3 years.
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Keep in mind Pierce is STILL ONLY 18!!!! Was so young for a freshman last year, really think we will see a ton of growth from him
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This team still has a lot of talent to work with, but almost zero depth. Need to avoid injury and foul trouble the whole season.
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(06-29-2017 11:52 AM)WM Beancounter Wrote:  I think we will be forced to move Tot down low, especially with guard as our only positions of depth. And I think Ollie will do better than anyone can imagine.

I dunno... SoCal seems to have a pretty vivid imagination when it comes to OT
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