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Tree_Trunk


MEMBER SINCE   March 10, 2015

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: I was lucky enough to be at the 2016 TTUN game as well as the 2017 Penn State game with my dad and brothers, running onto the field with them after both games.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: JK Dobbins
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • MLB TEAM: Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 26 Mar 2019

So proud of what the team accomplished this year.  I was surprised by how much it hurt when they lost, I'm gonna miss CJ and Keyshawn more than I thought I would for sure.  They went out the right way and are great examples for future Buckeyes to follow.

Having said that, next year looks really exciting.  With the four new players coming in and the young guys getting an offseason to improve, we have a real chance to make a splash next year.  Also, I really hope that we see Andre turn into the leader the team needs next year.  He looks like he has all the intangibles for it, he plays hard every play and has improved a ton since he got here.  Younger players notice that kind of thing and respect it. 

Comment 15 Mar 2019

Welp, the refs were bad from the get go but that's to be expected.  Outside of that, our lineup does not consist of a lot of talent and we can't overcome challenges like that, especially against good teams.  Hope we make the tourney, would be really good experience for our young players.

Comment 15 Mar 2019

The refs have been just awful today, but even if they weren't we still probably don't win.  This is a team that just does not have very many good players.  We've gotten hope from time to time and started to think that maybe they're better than we thought they were, but the reality is that our lineup is devoid of talent.  We can't score in large stretches because everyone outside of Kaleb can't create their own shots.  Throw that in with the fact that our lineup is young and has gone through some growing pains, and its easy to see why we've struggled against better competition.

Comment 15 Mar 2019

Need more from Duane and Justin this half.  If we want to win, we absolutely have to find a way to score from more areas of the court and those two are the best chance we have at that. 

Side note: Any chance the refs decide to call it evenly this next half? Sure would make things more fun to watch.

Comment 14 Mar 2019

Holy hell they could not miss down the stretch.  We definitely got flustered for a time during their run and we still struggle way too much against full court pressure.  However, Indiana has been on a tear lately and this is a huge win.  Glad to see Keyshawn and Luther step up today after playing poorly for a while. 

Comment 15 Feb 2019

Why would we play a freshman who has potential when we could play a senior who has arguably been the worst player on the team since conference play started?

Seriously though I'm so with you on this.  Shooters need confidence, and if the coach shows confidence in them that helps a ton.  Getting Justin minutes now could pay dividends later, even this year.  

Comment 26 Jan 2019
Nice to see the energy from the Bucks today. Best way to break out of a bad stretch is to play your ass off.
Comment 26 Jan 2019
Good to see some Buckeyes matching Luther's energy level today. Keep up the intensity, get the win, and get some momentum going forward.
Comment 26 Jan 2019
Man, andre has looked great the last two games. He's been reminding me a ton of Jae'Sean with his aggressive, confident play. We need him to keep that going.
Comment 25 Jan 2019

The problems we're having now were there earlier in the season, the competition was a bit more forgiving than what we've seen this last stretch.  It's certainly been frustrating, especially after watching us compete with MSU for most of the game.  I think that loss took a bunch out of us and we've been reeling ever since.  I'm sure we'll find our footing again, hopefully it won't be too late when we do.

Side note, what happened to Keyshawn?  He went from a valuable contributor that was in the mix for a starting spot at times to a liability on the court.  Hopefully he can turn things around because he's looked noticeably different during this losing streak.

Comment 23 Jan 2019
Well, when you play lazy for an entire half it's hard to expect to win. However, those refs were a joke. For kaleb to foul someone, he just has to be on the court. Again, we played poorly and deserved to lose, but it's been a long time since the refs have called the game fairly with kaleb
Comment 21 Jan 2019

First thought is to add a scorer that can create their own shot like Keita or D'Angelo due to the issues we have scoring consistently.  That type of player opens up so much for everyone else, they force the defense to respond and make the rest of the team better.  We have been atrocious in our half court offense lately, and either Keita or D'Angelo would immediately make us much better.

But then I remember that our post lineup consists of Wesson, Young, and Ledee.  That lack of depth down low has absolutely killed us at times, especially with all the fouls that Wesson attracts (on him of course, because he never gets fouled apparently).  Young is an athlete and has a ton of upside, but he just doesn't cut it on is own in the post offensively or defensively and Ledee is just too raw right now to be conistently useful.  If we had Sullinger or a healthy Greg Oden in addition to our current lineup, that would fix this problem and give us a consistent scoring threat.

At the end of the day though, I think I'd have to go with Mike Conley.  The PG position has been a struggle this year, and our guards are just not good enough to compete in the Big Ten. Conley can make his own shot and is excellent at running the half court offense.  He was also an underrated defender, and would often get steals at huge times in games.  I think our problems run deeper than one player could fix, but Conley would give us the best chance IMO.

Comment 21 Jan 2019

I strongly disagree.  The first half of the pats chiefs game was terrible, but the fourth quarter was an all timer. Also, its hard to put pressure on Brady when he's getting the ball out so fast.  Joey Bosa said as much during their game last week.

My big problem with that game is the OT rules though, it feels wrong to me that Mahomes never got the chance to answer the Patriots drive.