This dude has been through soo much in his life. I suggest reading into his early life struggles. Definitely not your typical country club brat, and now he's a Buckeye fan transplant. Thoughts and prayers to J Day.
Can't fault the kid. Might not get drafted but can sign a contract overseas and make hundreds of thousands of dollars seeing the world and still potentially make the NBA after a couple seasons.
Or he could stay and make an NIT run next year. /s
What about 2012 Wisconsin vs. 2016 Nebraska?
Agree with most everything here but lets not push blame on the father, Urban keeps him around to this day as a recruiting tool and advisor to freshman. He wouldn't still be around the program if he was giving these kids bad advice. Zeke is fully responsible for his immature actions.
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Yup. He's probably gone, but to where is the question. He won't get drafted but I think in a few years playing in the D League or Internationally, he could turn himself into a reserve big man where his constant foul trouble will be put to good use. Not many talented bigs out there.
Lyle is the least of our worries. He improved statistically in every single category this season. More pts, less TO, more assists, better shotting etc. Shooting metrics in particular. +15% from three and +6% from the field overall. He's also been the most honest player in pressers and genuinely cares about the game although he can be immature sometimes. Point the criticism elsewhere, you have an entire coaching staff and 3/4 of the roster to call-out.
Not knocking the kid at all, but he is most definitely not.
Doesn't help we continue to cut Potter's minutes late in the season. Kid wants to play at the 4 and we seemingly refuse to play he and Thompson together.
The main problem with Thad is his inability to win without elite recruits. All of our successes has come from landing 5-star guys in Oden, Conley, Sullinger, Deshaun Thomas. He has never really developed players throughout their four year careers. The biggest exception being Evan Turner and we never made it past the sweet 16 with him. Guys like Craft, Diebler, Bufford, Thompson, Amir, Ross, Tate, Lyle, Loving etc. are only marginally better at best each season. No one is making that monumental jump that Turner made. We have to give him ONE more season but if next year we aren't approaching 25 wins and at least one tournament win then its his time. None of the upcoming recruits are elite talents so why would we expect him to develop these guys when he hasn't shown that ability the last decade?
Winning at Ohio State is a lot harder than people expect, just look at our past history. But if we are going to rely on landing 5-stars to succeed in modern college basketball, we won't stand a chance.
There were honestly people who wanted Guiton to take over full-time when Miller got hurt. Buckeye Nation can be really stupid sometimes.
If this kid visits OSU 3 times in a month and a half from the South he is going to be a Buckeye. Big If tho...
None of the offers from Bama are "real" at this time. It's the same situation as when we go down south and spam out dozens of offers to kids who we have no real connection with just to throw your hat in the ring. We saw what happened last year when we offer in-state kids too early (Clark, Sibley). There are sure fire kids (Gill, Carman etc.) who you go all in for early, but if the staff has any doubts, I respect their due diligence to avoid anymore uncomfortable situations.
We have been recruiting Vincent longer than any of the other DT's we have whiffed on. I think we get him.
He is our best true WR right now. Just needs to stay healthy.
Art fucking Schlichter but no TP? The video staff deserves some heat for this train wreck of a list.
I'm a Browns fan but this is a fact. If you take the $$ and draft position away and let every projected first rounder choose his NFL team, does anyone really think a single player would pick the Browns?
This is Nike taking a currrent template and slapping a logo on it for a money grab. I'll wait until summer for the real release.
Actually no, Clemson is most likely going to land the 3 top players nationally. #1 QB Lawrence already committed, Xavier Thomas down to S. Car and Clemson, and White is going to Clemson most likely as well. Better than Bama getting them I suppose.
Some dudes just don't like school and want to start getting paid for a living. Sure it might not have been the best decision for his future, but can;t knock him.
I think most analysts are just waiting for that sub 4.5 to flash at the combine. His length and fluidity makes people tend to think he isn't as explosive, but its just a matter of time before he puts up a great combine like Apple and solidifies himself in round one.
Agreed. Look at the success of the "scat-back" type of players in their offense. Danny Woodhead made himself millions and James White just broke the Super Bowl receptions record. And Curt is miles more athletic than either of them.
Thats the modern day NFL unfortunately. OC's are absolutely terrified to run the ball in short yardage situations. Yet the Pats are able to run the ball when they want to with creative plays, formations and personnel. If you can't lineup and get one yard then you don't deserve to win the game. Seahawks and Falcons are living with that now.
Fun Fact about Clucks recently discovered. Was visiting a buddy on campus and now not only do they sell alcohol (didn't when I was in college) but they will sell it well past the 1am state regulation. Quite a life saver if you ask me.