I was gunning for Otto.
. . . or maybe Otto-matic:
Last year 80% FT's . . .
if the higher TO numbers were born of desperation on a 14-20 team.
2019-20 Bucknell finished 276th in D1 in ppg (points per game), after finishing 21-12, 25-10, and 26-9 the prior three seasons.
If Sotos can cut down on turnovers, while maintaining his assists and shooting, OSU at least will have a solid role player. Haven't seen enough film to know if the higher TO numbers were born of desperation on a 14-20 team.
Hope he turns out to be a good PG, even if unspectacular.
OSU is not going to be a transfer destination for players who might otherwise play for Kentucky or Duke
Didn't Seth Towns just choose OSU over Duke?
There’s definitely something weird in the program at this point.
Is it just the OSU program?
It seems pretty widespread.
Even if it is a Dakich caliber player, I think they definitely need one now.
I liked Andrew Dakich; he seemed to settle the team while giving a starter (CJ Jackson) a rest. A player with good handles and calmness—if not scoring—would have a place on this team, IMO.
In 2017-18 Dakich had 1.9 Assists to Turnover ratio, 1.8 RPG and 1 steal in 19 minutes per game, while shooting FT's at 77.8%
Something is not right.
- The kids?
- The parents / uncles, etc?
- The coaches (at many, many, many schools)?
- The players' AAU coaches?
- High School coaches?
- D1 sports?
I'd love to see someone at a national level do a story about all the transfers. Ideally, it would discuss the nunbers, whether they are increasing, and where, etc. Hopefully, it would shed some light on what these players expecations are, why they are dissatisfied, and who encouraged them to enter the portal, rather than gutting it up, staying where you are and learning from the coaches (Imagines Hoosiers-like attitude adjustments —like the film, not the state or IU).
Or am I wrong about a fight or attitude?
IF a fight between Washington & Muhammad was the reason that both were suspended for a game, perhaps this is the unfortunate consequence.
Loved Luther's attitude, defense & FT shooting. I hope that someone can replace him as top guard defender. (Musa?)
2nd verse same as the first.
I think he may be better than Urban when it is all said and done.
Urban won 3 natties. Hope Day stays at OSU and matches or exceeds Urban's 3.
Hoping Holtmann lands team player(s) with good handles and high hoops IQ who really want to be in Columbus.
Also hoping sports return.
There was no tournament to generate the money.
In normal times, only about 25 NCAA schools make money or break even with athletics. There are 353 colleges in Division I, another 314 in Div II, and around 450 in Div III (which don't allow athletic scholarships). Rough math 25/1117 = 2.24%. So over 97% of NCAA schools have to support their sports financially from other sources, like ticket sales, branded merchandise, alumni & other donors, and often, student fees.
In addition to lost revenue from the NCAA, there may be new costs with COVID-19: on-line classes, cleaning/sanitization, and on and on.
Moreover, most spring sports athletes do not have scholarships. And the athletes may not have the money to pay for another semester/year of school.
So those criticizing the NCAA here, and elsewhere, seem to be completely ignoring, among other things, the vast amounts of money needed to permit another year of eligibility. I suspect both the schools and the athletes have told the NCAA they cannot afford it, despite the nice notion.
old saying is: “those who can’t do, teach”.
Glib, simplistic horseshit.
The Dolphins also had 5 years of Hall of Fame receiver Paul Warfield while reaching 3 straight Super Bowls in 1970's, winning 2.
DA Russell sure was a talented shooter (45% FG, 41% Treys, 75.6% FT's, 19.3 ppg) and passer (175 assists vs 102 turnovers).
Side Note: Shannon Scott led team in assists with 207—vs 83 TO's. Helps to pass to shooters like Jae'Sean Tate (59% FG), "Slam" Thompson (47%), Marc Loving (46%), Amir Williams (66%), as well as DAR.
Concerned with depth at PG
Holtmann knows another shoe is about to drop. Could it be two?
If so, another PG recruit/transfer may be in the works.
OTOH, other Buckeyes could bring up the ball besides CJ, like Washington, and possibly Sueing, Muhammad, or Brown. Have to wait and see.
Sure, but IMO, a PG is the most pressing need.
CJ needs some breaks, and OSU needs someone to take over after CJ completes his last year of eligibility.
He will be a Cornhusker next year.
You may be right. Carton might have grown up a Fred Hoiberg / Iowa State fan. Then Hoiberg went to coach in the NBA, and now he's back coaching in college—at UNL.
Hardly. OSU's has good experienced players for next year.
I really thought he would be a better outside shooter than he showed this year. In today's BB world you have to be able to shoot and make the 3
Carton shot 24-60, 40% treys this year, and 12-28, 42.9% in B1G play. Given enough attempts, shooting 40% treys would place one in the top 27 in D1 hoops, and 42.9% would be top 15.
Can you say HIPAA? Confidentiality has to be maintained. Often.
They are youngsters, not pros. So we don't get to know everything.
Wouldn’t be surprised if Holtmann goes after a point guard in the transfer portal.
Seems very possible—that's how OSU got Walker.
OSU definitely needs another to share time at PG. And it seems CJ has just 1 season left.