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TheShookster

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Greenwood, Indiana (via Frankfort, Illinois)

Member since 19 July 2012 | Blog

U of Dayton graduate living out his 20's in the south suburbs of Indianapolis.

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Recent Activity

Comment 23 Mar 2017

If we could avoid losing to a low-tier mid major in non conference this year, that would be splendiferous.

If we could land Mark Smith and have the best players in Ohio & Illinois for 2017, that would be splendiferous.

If we could not find new ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, that would be splendiferous.

Comment 16 Mar 2017

Hey, my question made it...talk about being star struck!

I always assumed the "salary cap" is why we stopped recruiting Kobi Simmons.

Anyways, I do actually hope they turn this around next year, but I'll have to see it to believe it. They absolutely have to buy in and work on their defense because there's no way this team is ever going to be putting up a ton of points on a regular basis, unless Wesson is way better than expected and opens things up.

Comment 14 Mar 2017

Good for him.

Last year I got downvoted for laughing when he put his name into the pool for an evaluation.

He was the one bright spot on the team this year. He really did improve and if he can learn to stay out of foul trouble I think he can catch on as a reserve somewhere in the NBA.

Good luck Trevor, thanks for actually caring last season!

Comment 14 Mar 2017

Besides the Wisconsin game they actually won this year, I feel like even when this team played their best basketball they were still locked neck and neck with mediocre teams, and most of the time they still lost...

Does this team have the talent to be anything more than a 8/9/10 seed in next year's tournament? I feel like this rosters ceiling is really low, but then again I'm not sure what the schedule looks like next year or what the Big Ten will look like. Even when I watch these guys play their "best" and then I flip over to an ACC game, it's like night and day.

Comment 10 Mar 2017

Also Thad seems completely oblivious to the decline of the program the last 4 seasons based off his Rutgers post-game comments, which definitely bodes well for next season.

Comment 10 Mar 2017

Is there a player on the team that makes the other players around him better?

Is there a player on the team that can take over the game when needed?

Nope and Nope. That's why they went 17-15.

I understand Kaleb Wesson is good. I understand that Braxton Beverly is a tough kid. But it's hard to see next year being a lot better, I'm predicting it will be an 8-9 seed in the tournament type deal ending with a loss to some lowly power 5 team who wants it more.

Comment 08 Mar 2017

I'm a pretty lousy software engineer for those keeping track at home!

I'm not trying to cherry pick, just looking at recent history. Obviously 2007-08 was a down year, but they won the NIT and then were back in the tournament the following season. I don't expect this program to be great every season. I've seen improvement from Andre Wesson, a ton of improvement from CJ Jackson, and an unquestionable improvement from Trevor Thompson; yet the wins still aren't coming. I have no clue what the problem is, truthfully. 

Comment 08 Mar 2017

But in all reality, I am a software engineer and so even though I may have killed off a lot of my brain cells while attending Dayton thanks to copious amounts of alcohol, I like to think about things logically; logically speaking I just don't understand how anyone can think this program gets turned around under its current leadership. Because we were good 5 years ago? Because we have a stellar recruiting class coming in next season (ranked 9th in the Big Ten by 247)? 
 

Wishful thinking need not apply here. Observation of obvious downtrends in recruiting, wins, attendance, and tourney appearances can't just be ignored. Maybe this team somehow goes on a run this week and shuts my ass up. Until then, I stand firm on my opinion.

Comment 08 Mar 2017

Sorry guys, I just don't understand, that's all.

THIS was supposed to be the turnaround year. All the starters came back, plus we upgraded with Wesson/Jackson over Mitchell/Harris. The conference was down as well. I know I'm repeating myself from another thread.

I want this program to succeed again so badly, and I'm completely out of hope.