The NCAA continues to embarrass themselves over and over again! Hopefully they start getting/making a few things right so players and fans confidence can be restored.
In a day where so many transfer because they cannot break the starting five it is refreshing to see Joey honor his original commitment to OSU, demonstrate a love for his school and a loyalty to his teammates. Thanks again Joey for all you have done and will continue to do for OSU. What a great character guy!
In the pros it's play me, trade me or I will become a free agent. The trend in college has become if I can't be the starter I will transfer. Whatever happened to being a person of your word and loyalty to your teammates? Character matters.
If any staff can take a 3 star center and coach him up to 4 star or better production on the court Holtmann and staff can.
If there is anybody who can coach this kid up both on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor it is coach Holtmann and his staff. Welcome to the team ID.
Hopefully this process will help KW learn from the experts ways he can still improve his game. . . not to mention Saban's recent comments about earlier departures which was 100% correct for a large percentage of players.
Saban is 100% correct regarding kids leaving early. Many don't even end up getting drafted not to mention not completing their degree and often unnecessarily hurting their team as well.
"As for Giddens, he's searching for a place where he can crack the rotation contribute immediately and finish his college career strong." Surely he is not going to start ahead of Kaleb and while I question the move I am willing to give Holtmann and staff, whom I trust, the benefit of knowing what is best for the team.
For some strange reason Thad and his assistants really missed the mark BIG TIME in evaluating this class both in performance and to some degree character . . . strongly agree with your comment about having Holtmann.
Forget Giddens. . . he walked away from the buckeyes and his team once and has never lived up to his expectations. Time to move on.
Great and accurate observations on KW and LM. Hopefully KW will exersize the the self discipline, both on and off the court, and commit to an off-season S&C program that will allow him to maximize his potential. If he does and LM can regain his early season form they along with the incoming recruits will lead to a great season in 2019-20.
Hopefully the incoming quality class of players will push some of our retuning players towards significantly improving their game. If KW gets a better handle on personal discipline and commits to a solid S&C off-season he can significantly improve his game and help the team. Hopefully LM can learn from hitting the freshman wall and take some giant steps forward as well.
Would also like to see LM regain his early year scoring touch and balanced total effort. That would be a huge help.
Hey we were underdogs to Iowa State and won. Let's do the same to Houston. Give it your best Bucks. . . surprise many and walk away with another "W."
Great to see Jallow make a significant contribution offensively. If he can keep improving that part of his game he will become a major asset to this team.
To bring home a win, which is possible, KW and our seniors will have to be at the top of their game. It would also help if one or more of our young guys would have a breakout scoring game.
Absolutely appreciate everything Thad did for the Buckeye program and wish him nothing but the best but there is no questioned that his physical condition helped lead to the down turn we continue to recover from. For the depleted roster and everything else the Holtmann staff inherited they have done amazingly well. Right coach at the right time for the Bucks and definitely headed in the right direction.
I guess that is a fair projection by prognosticators but it also should make our Bucks hungry and eager to prove them wrong. . . of which they are very capable.
The Bucks can do it if every player from the staring five to those coming off the bench say focused on EVERY PLAY and play their best. Go Bucks bring home the "W."
Very grateful to have Holtmann on our side. Considering the depleted team he inherited we were sure to have a few bumps along the way but he and his staff have this program headed in the right direction. Not only is he a quality coach he is a class act on and off the court which speaks well for the program not to mention recruits and their parents.
If Kaleb will exercise greater self discipline and pursue a solid S&C plan this off season he would not only significantly improve his game but be an even greater asset to his team.
While we could have used a bit more of it throughout the year it is great to see our senior backcourt steping up and taking leadership at the right time of year.
Hopefully we can get a few more top 4-5 moments and prove we are tourney worthy.
We went from a 12-1 top 20 team to start the season to a 6-12 team to finish out the year. Hoping for the best against IU but we need this win to be considered NCAA tournament worthy.
If Kaleb exercises some personal discipline and commits to a vigorous S&C program this off season he could easily gain greater respect and positioning on next years B10 all conference team. . . not to mention how much he would help his team.