Sam Thompson Dunks Over Seth Davis

By Jason Priestas on October 15, 2012 at 4:06a

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pukindawg's picture

I loved watching Sam play last year as a Freshman. With his rediculous athleticism and defending ability he showed glimpses that he is capable of great things. He seemed a bit uncomfortable with the ball in his hands and needs to work on his shooting, but he's young and the talent is there. I'm hoping he becomes a Lighty-esque shut down defender as he continues to improve offensively.

BuddhaBuck's picture

Hopefully he's been working on shooting free throws too. 

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Jdadams01's picture

Sam looks like he's added a little weight (a good thing).

Bolt's picture

Looked like he had a bit more meat on those arm bones.

William's picture

Too bad he can't hit the broad side of a barn shooting. 

LadyBuck's picture

That's what summers are for.

William's picture

I'll be amazed if his FG % (excluding dunks) is over 40%. 

LadyBuck's picture

I'm not looking for prolific, I'm looking for progress. If he can finish around the rim, maybe have a midrange shot, and rebound along with defend well, I'm more than happy with him.

GoBucks713's picture

If you watch his stroke, he has a tendency to both, not square up, and bow his shooting elbow out, and sometimes both on the same shot, sometimes not. The shots that he did make, he squared up and kept his elbow perpendicular to the bucket. He has the ability to shoot, he just needs to work on his consistancy. If he could hit 40% of his shots from behind the arc, that kid would be starting.

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Nick's picture

Jon Diebler couldn't as a freshman either 

Buckeyejason's picture

"I got hops..I got hops"


AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

I know this is supposed to be about Sam, but can I go on record a little early and tell you how much I love Aaron Craft?

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Why would someone downvote this?

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

Let's hope it's just a jealous girlfriend.

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jrich612's picture

That kid can get up for sure, but I must also confess my love of Aaron Craft. He falls 4th on my man crush list, behind (in no order) Bradley Cooper, Robert Downey Jr., and the incomparable Sean Connery.