Chris Holtmann: Kaleb Wesson's Feedback From NBA Teams Mutually Beneficial For Wesson And Ohio State

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raiderred's picture

I have a pretty good feeling Kaleb is going to explode this season and be all big 10. He had absolutely no help this year and we were so reliant on him. Going to be much better around him and he will benefit with less focus on him. He gets unreal positioning and post moves on the block. Just needs to clean up the finishing as holtmann alluded to.

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Difficult to agree that there was no help this past season, but there is more help on the way though.

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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BrutusB's picture

Holtmann seems to be withholding his biggest problem: cut down on dumb fouls. Can’t help the team much on the bench. 

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unknownmusketeer's picture

Maybe that is why Kaleb wanted to test the NBA waters: 6 fouls!!

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HoosierBuck's picture

+1 !  

I might add that the writer seemed to overlook his handle (TOs) and his need to FINISH at the hoop.  Conditioning improvement will help decrease fouls somewhat.

GO BUCKS! GO KW!

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Buckeye_bob's picture

I think 2 of the issues they discussed, fitness and defending ball screens pretty much address that issue. If he is in shape and is lighter on his feet he can be in position which will cut down on the fouls. 

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Huskerbuck's picture

Glad Kaleb had the opportunity to connect with and gain some insights from the NBA level.  Hopefully he now applies what he has learned. . .  especially the first thing coach listed - fitness.  If he seriously commits to his S&C program he will not only improve his game and that of the team but elevate his NBA dreams significantly. 

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Wesson has to correct whatever the suspension issue is.

Very poor timing in that this past year.

Hurt the team down the stretch when he was out.

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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Ron Brown's picture

Get over it. Kaleb made a 19 year old college kid decision. If he’s like ever other 19 year old kid he’ll make plenty more. Learn from it and move on. 

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Was the issue ever made public?  I missed it if it was. Still a thing that need not recur in the future, at least for best results.

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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Sanitarian2's picture

Why do we allow age to be an excuse for poor behavior? It's like we simply ignore, tolerate or accept unacceptable behavior and write it off because someone is under age 30. The largest percentage of our youth actually get to 30 without significant legal, moral or other problems that would result in a suspension from college or athletics. 

Sure, we shouldn't set about to ruin some poor kids life because of a youthful indiscretion but let's stop making excuses for them as well. Yes, dumb kids will make judgement errors and hopefully learn from them, some do and some continue to act in a specific manner because of deeper flaws but please stop making the, "Well he/she is just a 19 year old kid, what do you expect". My expectations of my children, of youth in general hits a slightly higher standard.

It's ABSOLUTELY reasonable for the poster you attack to hope that 20 year old Kaleb has matured just a bit and won't repeat the same error in judgement. 

Sani

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ibuck's picture

If Kaleb improves just a bit with his rebounding, finishing around the rim, and reducing fouls, that will be a big deal for both him and OSU.

If other Buckeyes can improve their play when he's not on the court,  he can get the bit of rest that will allow him to be more energetic when he's out there playing,

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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HoosierBuck's picture

"If other Buckeyes can improve their play when he's not on the court,  he can get the bit of rest that will allow him to be more energetic when he's out there playing,"

Funny thing is, I do not remember him playing many games when he played enough times to get tired before he fouled out. Hopefully the advice he took from the tryouts will be heeded.

Go Bucks!  Go KW!  ..just do it!

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BuckeyeBig2012's picture

There are very few players in the NBA who are listed at 270 lbs. The ones who are are usually 7 footers. All we need to know about Kaleb will be answered when the season starts. He either slims down and gets in shape this summer, or he shows up in October looking the way he looked at the end of the season. 

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BucksHave7's picture

Really interesting point.  I didnt realize that.  I just looked it up and even Sir Charles was 252 lbs when he played. 

BucksHave7

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