Sad to watch. Everything they did so well... sharing the ball, in-your-face defense, etc. ... last year was completely gone this time. Some of it might be the virus situation, but Dallas looks like he's 90 years old... Deibler and Buford look definitely on the down side... Craft was the old Craft for about five minutes, then not... Thomas was forcing up bad shots as always and not making any. Lighty still looks like a real player, but when he saw that nobody else was up to snuff, he tried to take over himself... and almost did. How could they play Dallas all those minutes when that other kid was obviously a lot more effective?
I don't understand how not playing in this tournament is in the "best professional interest" of the Wesson boys. Not playing shows a lack of confidence in their abilities just when Andre should be showing overseas teams that he can be an asset and Andre should be showing NBA teams that he belongs in their draft and can help a team at that level.
Article says the prize is one million. I thought it was two. Did they decrease it because they'll have no ticket revenue?
Why the surprise when a kid who admittedly has mental issues says something that is "nuts?" Who knows what kind of fantasies are going on in his head? Good luck Marquette. If he doesn't get a waiver to play next year... or maybe even if he does..., you are going to have one interesting year coming up.
I don't understand how in a thread that already demolishes site's commenting policy of "Avoid Politics, Religion & Hot-Button Social Issues" my comment needed to be voided. The story is about Coach Johnson teaching his sons some things that will apparently serve them well as adults. I recommended that he also teach them to stay off drugs, not break the law, and not resist police if they encounter the cops. I also recommended that he, himself, consider a reaction other than violence to a verbal insult. Pretty controversial I guess... mea culpa.
Yup... good addition.
If there is no summer league this year, it will be one less chance for him to show his stuff to NBA teams... or even overseas teams that pay attention to summer league. I hope he has a very good agent with contacts all over the world.
If Kaleb is not drafted, I can see him on this team as well. He'd be a handful for Lauderdale and others to contain.
You won't see a lot of depth on any of these teams... who wants to have more guys to share the two million?
I hope and think you didn't mean this, "Liddell’s shot-blowing acumen."
I can't bring up the link, but I remember OSU was heavily involved with Davis. My son was working in Chicago at the time and I gave him an assignment to go find Davis and convince him to be a Buckeye. Not the only time he has disappointed me... lol. I also remember that before Davis' big growth spurt when he was a 6'3" guard, one of the first... maybe the only... scholarship offer he had was from Cleveland State.
I imagine there are still some people reading here who don't know that Eric Kumerow (shown on the list) is the uncle of the Bosa boys.
Not worried about the new system with Towns. The kid does have a degree from Harvard after all.
Yup... good job Colin.
This virus thing has to be particularly tough on a guy like Coombs. The guy can't sit still for a minute. Everything a person is supposed to do these days is exactly the opposite of what Kerry does.
My parents would not let me stay up late to watch the game, so I took a radio under my covers and listened to it. I was afraid that 6'8" Lucas would have trouble with that 6'11" Darrell Imhoff. Boy was I wrong.
Earlier in this thread I've said nice things about Caleb... well deserved. Still, can anyone remember even one time where something good happened when he tried to drive from the top of the key to the basket?
Though his weight loss may have hurt his ability to finish at he basket, it has made him light years better at defending away from the basket. He's actually well above average now.
I've always thought that Caleb would not make it in the NBA and maybe not even overseas because he lacks the "quick twitch" seen in most pro players. This year, however, I've been impressed by his "smarts" and his good hands and, of course, his outside shot, so who knows. If he's projected at the top of the second round, he probably should leave unless he really likes the college life, education and his teammates/coaches... plus the chance to have a really good season next year.
We still don't... Diallo is 6'10".
It looks more and more like we simply do not have a very good Big Ten team. Kaleb swirling down the toilet. Our sophs not much improved over last year. Our freshmen not making the impact we thought they would based on their ranking. I thought they played hard and relatively smart last night, but they just didn't make enough shots.
The problem is that when looking at the situation where they would be rated number one in the country, the coach chocked up. He had never had these kinds of expectations before. His chock led to him chocking the fun and creativity our of his team. He has always said that attention to detail was the most important factor in his coaching. Faced with ultra high expectations, he doubled and tripled down on stressing details. The great thing about basketball is that the details are indeed important, but once this is covered, there is plenty of room for individual creativity. With the collar so tight, the coach and, by extension the players, gave up the creativity... and the fun... in an attempt to concentrate on not making mistakes with the details. Got to let them play the game coach.
The league's putting their hand on the scale... mostly through the officials they select and pay to ref their games... has reached ridiculous proportions. They want to put asses in those expensive seats and the asses will only show up to see their team win.