Look at his stats from the previous year though. Hw shot 43% from the field and 39% from 3 while averaging 21.7 PPG and made 2.8 3's per game. Also averaged 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Really good numbers and we aren't exactly a hot landing spot for elite players right now. We need help and I would take him in a second.
This year was an exception but generally Michigan State doesn't have as many four star or higher players as we do. And we have more talent by recruiting rankings than all those teams he listed for sure. Thad and the staff need to do a much better job developing those players.
Ok settle down man just because we didn't make the tournament doesn't mean nobody will come to play here. It's about how well you do recruiting the players. Missouri and Washington have got big time recruits in the last couple years and so has LSU. None of those teams made the tournament either for multiple seasons before. Hell, even Western Kentucky has a top 10 player in the class committed.
I hope MJ Walker actually considers us. He would be an instant starter, most talented player on our team, and would get 30+ minutes a game.
Come on man cripple? OSU will have a top 5 class in 2018 and it will be an excellent class regardless of what Carman decides. But nevertheless, missing on Carman would be the biggest recruiting miss of the Meyer era so it's a big deal.
But this doesn't happen. The best kids in Ohio for basketball generally want to play for Ohio state if we offer early and actually recruit them. If you look at the classes for Xavier and UC, they actually get a lot of their players from out of state for the most part. The top guys that we offer generally come here. Of course there are exceptions such as Nigel Hayes and Ahmad(I think we offered?).
I hope Gene Smith made the right decision here to keep Thad and cost us a chance at Archie. We will see.
No they have a regular gym now
This is a ridiculous assumption to make. Westbrook signed the one year extension with OKC last year because after it is up he can get a "super max" contract from OKC and OKC only. It will be like 5 years and over 200 million dollars.
Well that escalated quickly...
In awe? Don't get me wrong Lyle has a lot of ability on offense and clearly has superior offensive skills compared to the rest of the guys on our team. He has put together some dynamic scoring games thus far in his career. But it's not like he's Malik Monk lighting it up out there. It would be pretty sad if our guys were in awe of him.
Thompson isn't coming back. I don't think he's hired an agent yet but I doubt he is doing this 2 years in a row. Hope I'm wrong though.
Man that was a great game. Indiana's senior night too I believe. Sam Thompson came out on fire and Craft and Deshaun thomas closes it out in the second half. That was the point where I knew that team could go far.
Duke, Arizona, UNC, and Kansas with UNC over Duke in the championship game.
Come on Unioto step up already
Well that isn't great...
He should if he wants to begin building up excitement again for the basketball program like it was 4-5 years ago. Winning would obviously be the number 1 factor there but Gene Smith can do his part as well it will not hurt his pocket that much.
Picked UNC last year and almost got it. I'm rolling with them again.
He's a solid coach as well but not great. He used to get some really good players and develop other guys to be good players as well. Now, he gets some solid players and these guys improve only slightly throughout their careers here. Development has stalled and I'm not sure why. Getting more elite talent would help but we got Russell and there was no one else around him.
You can question my claim if you want, but I watch college basketball a lot. You are aware that Lyle averaged 11.4 PPG while shooting 72% from the line and 41% from 3 this year right? Also averaged close to 5 assists and all that is with him not giving consistent effort. Gary Clark averaged 10.6 PPG and 7.8 RPG with 52% from the field and 70% at the line. Trevor Thompson averaged 10.6 PPG and 9.2 RPG with 57% from the field and 72% at the line. Now Clark obviously has the advantage in assists but I haven't even brought up Jasean Tate yet. Talent is not why there is so much difference between the two teams. It is defense and effort. For the record, I'm not saying those two guys aren't better than Lyle, Thompson, and Tate. I'm just saying by talent and offensive ability they are very similar and the stats over a whole season back that up.
Any potential recruits or grad transfers that we could get for 2017 other than Wesson and Beverly?
I remember what I said. You were making it seem like Blueitt wasn't that good because he wasn't going to get drafted highly. If I took your comment out of context, my bad. Regarding Clark and Evans, I have see Cincinnati play multiple times. Both those guys would start for OSU for sure because they play defense and play with toughness. Their offensive ability is the same as our top players. They just actually go out and play both ends of the floor every game which is what makes them good players and is what our guys are lacking. Not talent. That has been my point this whole time.
Why do people think Potter can play the stretch four? He is too slow to guard centers in the paint. How is he going to guard guys on the perimeter?
I didn't realizing being drafted high was the absolute prerequisite for being talented on the college level. Trevon Blueitt is a great college basketball player. Not sure what his NBA future has to do with that. And we have guys who put up better numbers than those two guys from Cincinnati. It's not about our individual players it's about the team as a whole. They don't play hard and together and that is why we lose more than anything else.
Kawhi is an excellent player. Top 5 in the league right now. No one is better than Lebron.