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RE: MBB 1/5/21 Game #8: Florida Atlantic v JMU @ 4p
Yup. we should only play our bad players so none of the good ones get poached.
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RE: MBB 1/5/21 Game #8: Florida Atlantic v JMU @ 4p
(01-06-2021 08:44 AM)JMUNation Wrote:  I like the line up of Strickland at point, Lewis, Wooden, Amadi and Jacobs. Wooden and Jacobs looked really good together yesterday. Their were several good passes between them that resulted in easy baskets. Amadi and Strickland are energy guys. This lineup makes us stronger in the paint, which will lead to more easy baskets and allow us to win the rebounding battle.

Morse and Hodge sub in at guards. Christmas and Edwards sub in at the forwards. That is your nine man rotation. We don’t have another five beyond Jacobs. Morse, Hodge and sometimes Christmas provide guys who can shoot from outside and open things up for Edwards and Christmas to drive to the basket for easy or contested layups.

The remaining three players on the roster are Mensah, Harvey and Taylor. Mensah isn’t an option for more than a couple of minutes each game right now. Harvey and Taylor seem to be the odd men out this season. Harvey plays decent defense and has a nice looking shot. It just doesn’t go in very often. It is a shame because he has the size and length that fits perfectly in Byington’s system.

Lewis is playing too many minutes. I would like to see him down to 30-32 minutes a game so that he is fresh for the stretch run.

I like your take. I'm a little higher on Edwards and less so on Strickland at this time. Only at this time. I'm very high on both of them but they are adjusting to the transition to college ball. Strickland is great on defense but is struggling just a bit to get into a flow on the offensive end imo. I think he will grow into a stud this year. Amadi is obviously flourishing.

On a bigger note, look at that lineup. Let's not forget the impact guys we have that are Sophomores and Freshman. I think the pieces are coming together and we are well suited going forward. And that includes this year. They are still adapting to college ball as well as new teammates. I'm optimistic that this mix will gel nicely.
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MBB 1/5/21 Game #8: Florida Atlantic v JMU @ 4p
Highlights of this game up on JMUspots

Amadi has enough air time from this one game to fill his own reel.

He should be fun to watch.
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RE: MBB 1/5/21 Game #8: Florida Atlantic v JMU @ 4p
(01-06-2021 05:39 PM)Halz87 Wrote:  
(01-06-2021 08:44 AM)JMUNation Wrote:  I like the line up of Strickland at point, Lewis, Wooden, Amadi and Jacobs. Wooden and Jacobs looked really good together yesterday. Their were several good passes between them that resulted in easy baskets. Amadi and Strickland are energy guys. This lineup makes us stronger in the paint, which will lead to more easy baskets and allow us to win the rebounding battle.

Morse and Hodge sub in at guards. Christmas and Edwards sub in at the forwards. That is your nine man rotation. We don’t have another five beyond Jacobs. Morse, Hodge and sometimes Christmas provide guys who can shoot from outside and open things up for Edwards and Christmas to drive to the basket for easy or contested layups.

The remaining three players on the roster are Mensah, Harvey and Taylor. Mensah isn’t an option for more than a couple of minutes each game right now. Harvey and Taylor seem to be the odd men out this season. Harvey plays decent defense and has a nice looking shot. It just doesn’t go in very often. It is a shame because he has the size and length that fits perfectly in Byington’s system.

Lewis is playing too many minutes. I would like to see him down to 30-32 minutes a game so that he is fresh for the stretch run.

I like your take. I'm a little higher on Edwards and less so on Strickland at this time. Only at this time. I'm very high on both of them but they are adjusting to the transition to college ball. Strickland is great on defense but is struggling just a bit to get into a flow on the offensive end imo. I think he will grow into a stud this year. Amadi is obviously flourishing.

On a bigger note, look at that lineup. Let's not forget the impact guys we have that are Sophomores and Freshman. I think the pieces are coming together and we are well suited going forward. And that includes this year. They are still adapting to college ball as well as new teammates. I'm optimistic that this mix will gel nicely.

I like Strickland at point because he doesn’t look for his shot. We have enough guys looking already which is why we see so many forced threes. We need a point that can penetrate and then dish. Strickland does this. In addition, he plays solid defense and makes his free throws. He also dives for loose balls and gives max effort the entire time he is in.
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RE: MBB 1/5/21 Game #8: Florida Atlantic v JMU @ 4p
(01-06-2021 01:19 PM)PGJMU2 Wrote:  
(01-06-2021 12:27 PM)Purplehazed Wrote:  
(01-06-2021 08:19 AM)JMUrcc06 Wrote:  
(01-05-2021 05:45 PM)Centdukesfan Wrote:  Amadi is very good at basketball

Amadi's slam was #3 on SCTop10

Who else is afraid that because of new transfer rules, Amadi will be wearing a different color uniform next season?

Isn't Amadi from Greenville, Clemson's backyard? I hope Amadi is angry and anti Clemson b/c Clemson did not offer out of HS.

Amadi could be a 18/10 stat stuffer as a freshman against CAA teams by the end of this season.

agree, if I am Coach By, I would stop playing him and hide him.

I'm afraid of a potential transfer too

If we can keep him for four years, he could be putting up nutso stats by his junior/senior year
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RE: MBB 1/5/21 Game #8: Florida Atlantic v JMU @ 4p
(01-06-2021 05:39 PM)Halz87 Wrote:  
(01-06-2021 08:44 AM)JMUNation Wrote:  I like the line up of Strickland at point, Lewis, Wooden, Amadi and Jacobs. Wooden and Jacobs looked really good together yesterday. Their were several good passes between them that resulted in easy baskets. Amadi and Strickland are energy guys. This lineup makes us stronger in the paint, which will lead to more easy baskets and allow us to win the rebounding battle.

Morse and Hodge sub in at guards. Christmas and Edwards sub in at the forwards. That is your nine man rotation. We don’t have another five beyond Jacobs. Morse, Hodge and sometimes Christmas provide guys who can shoot from outside and open things up for Edwards and Christmas to drive to the basket for easy or contested layups.

The remaining three players on the roster are Mensah, Harvey and Taylor. Mensah isn’t an option for more than a couple of minutes each game right now. Harvey and Taylor seem to be the odd men out this season. Harvey plays decent defense and has a nice looking shot. It just doesn’t go in very often. It is a shame because he has the size and length that fits perfectly in Byington’s system.

Lewis is playing too many minutes. I would like to see him down to 30-32 minutes a game so that he is fresh for the stretch run.

I like your take. I'm a little higher on Edwards and less so on Strickland at this time. Only at this time. I'm very high on both of them but they are adjusting to the transition to college ball. Strickland is great on defense but is struggling just a bit to get into a flow on the offensive end imo. I think he will grow into a stud this year. Amadi is obviously flourishing.

On a bigger note, look at that lineup. Let's not forget the impact guys we have that are Sophomores and Freshman. I think the pieces are coming together and we are well suited going forward. And that includes this year. They are still adapting to college ball as well as new teammates. I'm optimistic that this mix will gel nicely.

I like Nations starting 5, with Christmas #6 first off the bench.

Not sure what you’re seeing in Edwards. He definitely should not be starting, and is #8 off the bench (at best) on my team.
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RE: MBB 1/5/21 Game #8: Florida Atlantic v JMU @ 4p
(01-06-2021 01:19 PM)PGJMU2 Wrote:  
(01-06-2021 12:27 PM)Purplehazed Wrote:  
(01-06-2021 08:19 AM)JMUrcc06 Wrote:  
(01-05-2021 05:45 PM)Centdukesfan Wrote:  Amadi is very good at basketball

Amadi's slam was #3 on SCTop10

Who else is afraid that because of new transfer rules, Amadi will be wearing a different color uniform next season?

Isn't Amadi from Greenville, Clemson's backyard? I hope Amadi is angry and anti Clemson b/c Clemson did not offer out of HS.

Amadi could be a 18/10 stat stuffer as a freshman against CAA teams by the end of this season.

agree, if I am Coach By, I would stop playing him and hide him.

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RE: MBB 1/5/21 Game #8: Florida Atlantic v JMU @ 4p
(01-07-2021 04:03 AM)JMUPride Wrote:  
(01-06-2021 01:19 PM)PGJMU2 Wrote:  
(01-06-2021 12:27 PM)Purplehazed Wrote:  
(01-06-2021 08:19 AM)JMUrcc06 Wrote:  
(01-05-2021 05:45 PM)Centdukesfan Wrote:  Amadi is very good at basketball

Amadi's slam was #3 on SCTop10

Who else is afraid that because of new transfer rules, Amadi will be wearing a different color uniform next season?

Isn't Amadi from Greenville, Clemson's backyard? I hope Amadi is angry and anti Clemson b/c Clemson did not offer out of HS.

Amadi could be a 18/10 stat stuffer as a freshman against CAA teams by the end of this season.

agree, if I am Coach By, I would stop playing him and hide him.

I'm afraid of a potential transfer too

If we can keep him for four years, he could be putting up nutso stats by his junior/senior year

Transfers are a bigger part of athletics these days. "Step right up, and join the player portal." There are coaches that will be better at player retention than others. Player retention was certainly a weakness of Matt's. Hopefully coach By will create an environment that leads to fewer transfers than other programs. Time will tell. Would be interesting to see how many key transfers he lost at Georgia Southern.
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RE: MBB 1/5/21 Game #8: Florida Atlantic v JMU @ 4p
(01-07-2021 08:05 AM)Longhorn Wrote:  I like Nations starting 5, with Christmas #6 first off the bench.

Not sure what you’re seeing in Edwards. He definitely should not be starting, and is #8 off the bench (at best) on my team.

Maybe my eyes are deceiving me. But I feel like he is in the flow of the game. Seems to have good court awareness, is aggressive and confident without forcing, and is battling for boards on the defensive end. I've watched every game and I've been more impressed each game with him. It's a little bit of that intangible "glue" guy sort of thing. Seems like a well rounded player, especially for a Freshman (who has made a few Freshman mistakes). Not sure he should be a starter either. But I see plenty of minutes of floor time and definitely not #8 off the bench in my early take.
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RE: MBB 1/5/21 Game #8: Florida Atlantic v JMU @ 4p
(01-07-2021 09:50 AM)Halz87 Wrote:  
(01-07-2021 08:05 AM)Longhorn Wrote:  I like Nations starting 5, with Christmas #6 first off the bench.

Not sure what you’re seeing in Edwards. He definitely should not be starting, and is #8 off the bench (at best) on my team.

Maybe my eyes are deceiving me. But I feel like he is in the flow of the game. Seems to have good court awareness, is aggressive and confident without forcing, and is battling for boards on the defensive end. I've watched every game and I've been more impressed each game with him. It's a little bit of that intangible "glue" guy sort of thing. Seems like a well rounded player, especially for a Freshman (who has made a few Freshman mistakes). Not sure he should be a starter either. But I see plenty of minutes of floor time and definitely not #8 off the bench in my early take.

I agree with many on the boards, including '84, that Christmas could be one of the best on the team, and even league. I think his biggest obstacle is his consistency/confidence. He seems a to play a block of good games, followed by another block where he's hardly noticeable. He needs to keep shooting, and realize he's not going to hit every shoot. He certainly could be all CAA, but he needs to not so easily lose his confidence
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RE: MBB 1/5/21 Game #8: Florida Atlantic v JMU @ 4p
(01-07-2021 10:03 AM)Dukester Wrote:  
(01-07-2021 09:50 AM)Halz87 Wrote:  
(01-07-2021 08:05 AM)Longhorn Wrote:  I like Nations starting 5, with Christmas #6 first off the bench.

Not sure what you’re seeing in Edwards. He definitely should not be starting, and is #8 off the bench (at best) on my team.

Maybe my eyes are deceiving me. But I feel like he is in the flow of the game. Seems to have good court awareness, is aggressive and confident without forcing, and is battling for boards on the defensive end. I've watched every game and I've been more impressed each game with him. It's a little bit of that intangible "glue" guy sort of thing. Seems like a well rounded player, especially for a Freshman (who has made a few Freshman mistakes). Not sure he should be a starter either. But I see plenty of minutes of floor time and definitely not #8 off the bench in my early take.

I agree with many on the boards, including '84, that Christmas could be one of the best on the team, and even league. I think his biggest obstacle is his consistency/confidence. He seems a to play a block of good games, followed by another block where he's hardly noticeable. He needs to keep shooting, and realize he's not going to hit every shoot. He certainly could be all CAA, but he needs to not so easily lose his confidence

He has one of the highest 3pt attempt rates on the team while also having one of the lowest Free throw rates. He's a great mismatch, but seems to have the opposite mentality of someone like Amadi right now. If that changes going forward, he'll be more consistent and likely earn more playing time in doing so.
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RE: MBB 1/5/21 Game #8: Florida Atlantic v JMU @ 4p
I had not checked the stats when I mentioned Edwards earlier. I went back to check to see if I was way off.
Turnovers are too high (16) and free throws are a headache (.478). I guess I'm giving him a Freshman pass on those with my eye test.

But, 19 assists, 5.4 boards avg. , 4-9 3-pt shooting (.444) and 20 of 47 (.426) overall from the floor. I think those are good numbers and I especially like assists/rebounds. He's not Amadi ... but neither is Lewis. If I could dunk/explode like Amadi I would be a first pick at my local gym!
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(01-06-2021 05:11 PM)AssyrianDuke Wrote:  Yup. we should only play our bad players so none of the good ones get poached.

agreed. I would limit Strickland to less than 10 minutes a game as well.
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(01-07-2021 11:12 AM)PGJMU2 Wrote:  
(01-06-2021 05:11 PM)AssyrianDuke Wrote:  Yup. we should only play our bad players so none of the good ones get poached.

agreed. I would limit Strickland to less than 10 minutes a game as well.

Plus we'll get a higher draft pick next year.

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(01-07-2021 12:04 PM)Dukester Wrote:  
(01-07-2021 11:12 AM)PGJMU2 Wrote:  
(01-06-2021 05:11 PM)AssyrianDuke Wrote:  Yup. we should only play our bad players so none of the good ones get poached.

agreed. I would limit Strickland to less than 10 minutes a game as well.

Plus we'll get a higher draft pick next year.

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(01-07-2021 12:04 PM)Dukester Wrote:  
(01-07-2021 11:12 AM)PGJMU2 Wrote:  
(01-06-2021 05:11 PM)AssyrianDuke Wrote:  Yup. we should only play our bad players so none of the good ones get poached.

agreed. I would limit Strickland to less than 10 minutes a game as well.

Plus we'll get a higher draft pick next year.

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RE: MBB 1/5/21 Game #8: Florida Atlantic v JMU @ 4p
(01-06-2021 08:44 AM)JMUNation Wrote:  I like the line up of Strickland at point, Lewis, Wooden, Amadi and Jacobs. Wooden and Jacobs looked really good together yesterday. Their were several good passes between them that resulted in easy baskets. Amadi and Strickland are energy guys. This lineup makes us stronger in the paint, which will lead to more easy baskets and allow us to win the rebounding battle.

Morse and Hodge sub in at guards. Christmas and Edwards sub in at the forwards. That is your nine man rotation. We don’t have another five beyond Jacobs. Morse, Hodge and sometimes Christmas provide guys who can shoot from outside and open things up for Edwards and Christmas to drive to the basket for easy or contested layups.

The remaining three players on the roster are Mensah, Harvey and Taylor. Mensah isn’t an option for more than a couple of minutes each game right now. Harvey and Taylor seem to be the odd men out this season. Harvey plays decent defense and has a nice looking shot. It just doesn’t go in very often. It is a shame because he has the size and length that fits perfectly in Byington’s system.

Lewis is playing too many minutes. I would like to see him down to 30-32 minutes a game so that he is fresh for the stretch run.

Pardon my ignorance, I really haven't watched much this season but... what's the deal with Mensah? I thought he was this huge "get" for the program?
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He can shoot free throws. Beyond that, he gets pushed around on defense and has no presence in the paint on offense. He is a complete project. He needs to gain weight and strength.
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(01-07-2021 07:48 PM)JMUNation Wrote:  He can shoot free throws. Beyond that, he gets pushed around on defense and has no presence in the paint on offense. He is a complete project. He needs to gain weight and strength.

Got it, thanks Nation 04-cheers
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(01-07-2021 07:40 PM)s2dsayer Wrote:  
(01-06-2021 08:44 AM)JMUNation Wrote:  I like the line up of Strickland at point, Lewis, Wooden, Amadi and Jacobs. Wooden and Jacobs looked really good together yesterday. Their were several good passes between them that resulted in easy baskets. Amadi and Strickland are energy guys. This lineup makes us stronger in the paint, which will lead to more easy baskets and allow us to win the rebounding battle.

Morse and Hodge sub in at guards. Christmas and Edwards sub in at the forwards. That is your nine man rotation. We don’t have another five beyond Jacobs. Morse, Hodge and sometimes Christmas provide guys who can shoot from outside and open things up for Edwards and Christmas to drive to the basket for easy or contested layups.

The remaining three players on the roster are Mensah, Harvey and Taylor. Mensah isn’t an option for more than a couple of minutes each game right now. Harvey and Taylor seem to be the odd men out this season. Harvey plays decent defense and has a nice looking shot. It just doesn’t go in very often. It is a shame because he has the size and length that fits perfectly in Byington’s system.

Lewis is playing too many minutes. I would like to see him down to 30-32 minutes a game so that he is fresh for the stretch run.

Pardon my ignorance, I really haven't watched much this season but... what's the deal with Mensah? I thought he was this huge "get" for the program?

Mensah is a strange one. I understand why he's not playing, but I feel like he's someone we should invest court time with. With his size and talent you could see what a huge upside he has. Not sure 1.5 season is enough time to get him to where he needs to be. I'll trust Coach B on this one whichever way he goes.
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