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I like how they've made Indy the venue for all of the games already. Protecting the almighty dollar$.
 
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Love the thought of DD and MS in same backourt:

Inside the Cincinnati Bearcats plan at the guard position for the 2020-21 season



University of Cincinnati guard David DeJulius imagined what the Bearcats back-court could look like this season, and he listed seven different guard pairings that head coach John Brannen could use over the next few months.

Last season, the Bearcats only had two guards on the roster who averaged more than 16 minutes per game. This season, UC has three guards who the coaches believe can run the offense and four more that can provide a scoring punch in the back-court.

“Playing for a coach like John Brannen is really a blessing,” DeJulius told The Enquirer. “Offensively, we’re playing fast, playing together and letting our natural abilities dictate the offense.”

When UC plays its first game, the coaches can pick from a group of six highly regarded players to feature alongside DeJulius, a Michigan transfer.

DeJulius is at the center of UC’s plans for the 2020-21 season. The Bearcats have only had three point guards average more than 10 points per game since 2005, and DeJulius intends to exceed that mark this season.

But in Brannen’s up-tempo offense, it’s always better to have two ball-handlers than one.

“That’s a strength of our team this year, you have so many different combinations,” assistant coach Sean Dwyer told The Enquirer. “We’ve got a lot of versatility and combinations that can do different things.”

In the first game of the year, sophomore guard Mika Adams-Woods is likely going to be paired with DeJulius in the Bearcats’ backcourt. Adams-Woods started the final 20 games of the 2019-20 regular season, with the exception of UC’s Senior Night.

Adams-Woods only averaged 5 points and 1.6 assists per game. But, more importantly to the coaching staff, Adams-Woods shot a team-high 37.3 percent from three-point range and consistently took difficult defensive assignments.

Last season, Adams-Woods complemented Jarron Cumberland in the back-court. This season, Adams-Woods can do the same for DeJulius and senior forward Keith Williams.

“He’s so consistent,” Brannen said. “He brings such a calming presence. He’s a multi-position guy, he’s a guy who defends at a high level. He doesn’t turn the ball over, makes the right decisions. Great teammate. He doesn’t pop off the page if you just came to one practice. But if you’re at every practice, he’s so important to what this team does.”

So far during the offseason, DeJulius has played with Adams-Woods during practice more than any other guard on UC’s roster.

As a result, DeJulius has more experience with Adams-Woods than anyone else.

“He’s the ultimate complementary player,” DeJulius said. “He’s one of those guys you don’t have to worry about. He’s as calm as anyone on the team, he’ll make open shots and he’s not going to turn the ball over. I love playing with him because he can play off the ball, but he also can relieve a lot of the pressure off me and let me play on the wing.”

Adams-Woods only played 21.5 minutes per game last season. Even though his playing time could increase this year, the coaching staff is also looking forward to seeing how DeJulius looks next to some of the other guards on the roster.

Aside from Adams-Woods, DeJulius said he’s played most often with freshman Mike Saunders Jr., a four-star guard from Indiana.

“The pace they would play at would be incredible,” Dwyer said. “(DeJulius and Saunders) can both get in the paint and be disruptive defensively.”

“Offensively, me and (Saunders) can really push the tempo,” DeJulius said. “Because I’m able to play without the ball in my hand and he can really push the ball in transition, he allows me to get up the floor even quicker.”

The Bearcats have other options in the backcourt, including several different combinations that don’t include DeJulius.

Sophomore Zach Harvey is a former top-50 recruit who only averaged 1.8 points per game last season. Even though Harvey has dealt with an injury that forced him to miss some practices this month, Harvey is going to be a factor when healthy.

“He’s a guy that can really score the ball,” DeJulius said. “As a top-50 player out of high school, he’s another guy we can get the ball and watch him create.”

Sophomore Jeremiah Davenport will also be in the rotation. “Jeremiah is a great spacer, shot maker and energy guy,” Dwyer said.

DeJulius has also spent time in practice playing with freshman guard Mason Madsen and freshman guard Gabe Madsen, and DeJulius said they both provide much-needed spacing as the best shooters on the roster.

“I’ll get time with Madsens,” DeJulius said. “They’re just shooters. They can shoot.”

By design, the Bearcats plan to have a deep rotation this season that features as many as twelve players in the season opener.

With the college basketball season starting at the end of November, Brannen has another week to determine what UC looks like on Opening Night.
 
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I'm excited about how deep our roster is. We can really wear opponents down with defensive pressure and pushing the tempo with fresh legs. And I agree about the DeJulius/Saunders pairing. The possibility reminds me of the tandem of Shabazz/Boatright at UConn. Not saying I expect them to match that pair in production, but we all know how important guard play is in deep tournament runs.
 
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Path to a conference title just got easier. Must be something bad for a one year suspension in Memphis.

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/s...776594001/
 
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(11-19-2020 11:21 AM)robertfoshizzle Wrote:  I'm excited about how deep our roster is. We can really wear opponents down with defensive pressure and pushing the tempo with fresh legs. And I agree about the DeJulius/Saunders pairing. The possibility reminds me of the tandem of Shabazz/Boatright at UConn. Not saying I expect them to match that pair in production, but we all know how important guard play is in deep tournament runs.

One thing for certain this team/roster has had a complete makeover from 18 months ago in terms of it's skills and personality. Skyblade has been working on material for months.
 
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(11-19-2020 12:45 PM)dsquare Wrote:  Path to a conference title just got easier. Must be something bad for a one year suspension in Memphis.

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/s...776594001/

Not just with the suspension either. That article says Mike Miller left. He was the only coach they had.
 
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(11-19-2020 12:45 PM)dsquare Wrote:  Path to a conference title just got easier. Must be something bad for a one year suspension in Memphis.

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/s...776594001/

yeah i'm sure he was gonna carry them to the top
 
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This will also be interesting to watch, my guess is we land in top 20.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basket...nos-68-51/
 
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(11-19-2020 12:55 PM)@ES Trader Wrote:  
(11-19-2020 12:45 PM)dsquare Wrote:  Path to a conference title just got easier. Must be something bad for a one year suspension in Memphis.

https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/s...776594001/

Not just with the suspension either. That article says Mike Miller left. He was the only coach they had.

Yep, Stokes was being counted on to play a lot of minutes at the 4/5. I think they're fairly thin without him particularly on interior defense now that Precious is gone.
 
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(11-19-2020 01:07 PM)dsquare Wrote:  This will also be interesting to watch, my guess is we land in top 20.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basket...nos-68-51/

If you scroll to the bottom of the article it goes on to the others. Cincinnati came in at number 10.
 
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Been saying it for months...I’ll be surprised if UC plays more than a couple OOC games.
 
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(11-19-2020 11:06 PM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  Been saying it for months...I’ll be surprised if UC plays more than a couple OOC games.

They have five on the schedule maybe lucky if they three or four in?
 
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With the protocols it’s not like football where you need like 20 guys sitting to cancel. One staff or member of roster tests positive or has to sit due to exposure of tracing they will cancel games for a stretch. It’s also not like football where if a few guys are out it’s not a huge deal. In basketball the wrong 2-3 and you can get run off the court.

Between players sitting and then playing every game in huge empty arenas it’s going to feel like everyone is playing at ECU most nights. Could be some low energy WTF results this season throughout the country.
 
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Intersquad scrimmage. Believe Rap was on white, and Dou on black/clear. Thus, 7 and 8 points. These new guys coming off the bench could be really fun. Probably as much scoring punch as the starters. Likely surprise some teams with not much depth. Stats on scoreboard.

https://twitter.com/lisabrannen
 
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(11-21-2020 12:19 PM)dsquare Wrote:  Intersquad scrimmage. Believe Rap was on white, and Dou on black/clear. Thus, 7 and 8 points. These new guys coming off the bench could be really fun. Probably as much scoring punch as the starters. Likely surprise some teams with not much depth. Stats on scoreboard.

https://twitter.com/lisabrannen

Looks like in the first half Eason was the leading scorer with 11
 
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so we end the season in greenville?
 
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Don’t know what is more stupid.

The fact that Palm and Lunardi already released brackets for the upcoming season or the fact that UC is not even listed as a bubble team in them.
 
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Hey! No secret scrimmage this year?
 
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