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Comment 18 Feb 2020

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?

Comment 17 Feb 2020

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.

Comment 17 Feb 2020

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.

Comment 21 Jan 2020

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.

Comment 19 Jan 2020

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.

Comment 28 Mar 2019

I saw some high school highlights where he was considered a four star recruit, but have not seen how he's progressed the last few years. Still, I'd take a hard look at him and he should probably take a hard look at the Buckeyes. We don't know for sure, but it's entirely possible that Kaleb is just one more stumble away some serious down time... maybe forever. Also, it's probable that Kaleb will be more effective if he's only playing 20 minutes per game because of his conditioning. I don't mean this necessarily as a criticism. With his body type, he just might not be able to get into effective 30-35 minute shape. Going 20 minutes for each guy may actually be best for the team. The probability of playing 20 minutes on a very good team, for a coach he likes, while working on a graduate degree from a very good school, should look pretty good to him.

Comment 26 Mar 2019

When he signed, I was able to find two full games of his JC team online. In both, he played two guard and basically stood around on defense while taking a bunch of long three-pointers. Don't think I've ever seen a player change so much in terms of effort. He gave every bit of what he had to the Buckeye team and I'll respect him forever.

Comment 03 Mar 2019

I for one have those high expectations. This year we've been in every game except yesterday and have had woefully weak talent at the most important position in college basketball... point guard. The two guys replacing Jackson and Woods are much better ball handlers and penetraters. If you recall, last night Dakich must have said 100 times that you have to go north and south and get into the lane to beat Purdue. Our new guys can do that and it opens up everything up on offense. Not only can they score in the paint, but more of those forced three point shots will be wide open. Then add two front court guys who are more highly rated than anyone we have now and the future is very, very bright.

Comment 24 Feb 2019

Not kidding. I think I heard somewhere that he is now a model in Japan. Guess they don't have a lot of 6'5" white guys running around, so his novelty gets him a modeling career.

Comment 24 Feb 2019

Wow... a Jody Finney reference! You must be nearly as old as I am. Allan Hornyak could also shoot a little bit.