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RE: Golden Flashes of Old: John Whorton
My most memorable game was my freshmen year over Christmas break, 95/96. We played OU -I think. Nate Reinking hit a buzzer beater to win the game. The next week I joined Flasher Brass.
Also, someone said Mitchell/Huffman shared the same brain. This is the best way I could describe it. Those two could run the court parallel like nothing I've seen. That defense/speed turned many games around before opposing coaches could even get subs in. Bringing in Gates just stifled the rest of the conference in 2001.
05-29-2020 09:21 PM
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Alphaflash, their sharing the same brain is what happens when players play together so long. Look how many players on Kent State's greatest teams played together a long time. Those days are gone in college basketball, just like in the NBA. Heck, even in high school, to a lesser extent.
05-30-2020 06:57 AM
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I don't think those days are completely gone, but yeah they're fading. We were lucky to have Walker and Avery together for 4 years. I'm hoping in 3 years we'll be saying the same thing about Santiago, Bennett, and Bainbridge and in 4 years about Davis and Hernandez. Huffman and Mitchell obviously benefited a lot from being together for 4 years, but they were also a cut above.
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(05-30-2020 09:19 AM)anti-zip Wrote:  I don't think those days are completely gone, but yeah they're fading. We were lucky to have Walker and Avery together for 4 years. I'm hoping in 3 years we'll be saying the same thing about Santiago, Bennett, and Bainbridge and in 4 years about Davis and Hernandez. Huffman and Mitchell obviously benefited a lot from being together for 4 years, but they were also a cut above.

There will surely be many arguments about the best guards ever in the MAC, with Mitchell and Huffman being in the conversation.

But as a tandem, a backcourt duo, it would be hard in my mind to name a better pair in the MAC over the last 25 years in the MAC. That 'one mind' was a reality. I remember those guys saying they often changed assignments coming out of the huddle - which did not sit well with the coaches - but apparently did not impact the w/l column very much if at all.
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