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    Tim Miles Presser 10/2/2017


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      The big takeaways

       

      • In addition to the outdoor event, the Huskers will have an open to the public scrimmage
      • Jordy had surgery on his knee to address some tendinitis. Will only miss 5 more practices
      • Big picture the team has recruited shooters and has made yet another adjustment on their pack defense to defend the 3

    Other info

    Evan Taylor - Last game was his best game and he looks stronger, faster, quicker
    Anton Gill - Has come back surprisingly well from injury, not showing issues in his first couple of practices back
    Dube Okeke - Elite athlete, can block shots and offensive rebound Has made Jordy a better player.
    Glynn Watson - Think he's ready to be an all-conference player.  He's more confident, a better leader, and this seems like his team
    Jack McVeigh - "Jack McVeigh does what Jack McVeigh does....only with a full beard now....he makes shots"
    James Palmer - Has practiced well and has practiced at the 1, 2, and 3.
    Issac Copeland - Can play multiple positions and is strong/aggressive, especially on the offensive end...a very active player. Has made Roby a better player. Miles expects him to be a top 2 scorer, top 3 rebounder. The style Nebraska plays vs what Georgetown plays will be an adjustment.
    Jordy - Out for 5 more practices because of preventative surgery to clear up some knee tendinitis 
    Isaiah Roby (Miles sort of forgot to talk about Roby :) )
    Thomas Allen - Can really shoot the ball...is more off guard than 2 guard at this point.
    Nana Anketen - Can really shoot, excels at catch and shoot
    Thor - Is adapting, needs to work on his outside shooting
    Non-Scholarship
    Tanner Borchardt - Has completely transformed his body, his confidence is growing, and could see meaningful playing time
    Johhny Trueblood, Justin Costello - Miles is complementary but I wouldn't expect either to play meaningful minutes this year

    Miles likes where the team is at mentally, physically...has a lot of length. This year's team seems more sure/bought in to their roles.
    Thinks this is his deepest team.

    Gives examples of versatility capable with this team.
    Small
    Two guards + 3. Palmer 4. Copeland 5. Roby
    Big
    Two guards + 3. Roby 4. Copeland 5. "A big"

    The condensed schedule will be challenging as it will mean 7-9 "one day preps" for a coach that likes to run man defense.
    Sees us throwing out multiples zones and/or more press 

    Getting a good vibe from the team...they compete hard against each other.
    We've benefited quite a bit from the transfer culture of the NCAA

     

     

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    On 10/2/2017 at 3:47 PM, hhcdimes said:

     

     

    The big takeaways

     

    • In addition to the outdoor event, the Huskers will have an open to the public scrimmage
    • Jordy had surgery on his knee to address some tendinitis. Will only miss 5 more practices
    • Big picture the team has recruited shooters and has made yet another adjustment on their pack defense to defend the 3

    Other info

    Evan Taylor - Last game was his best game and he looks stronger, faster, quicker
    Anton Gill - Has come back surprisingly well from injury, not showing issues in his first couple of practices back
    Dube Okeke - Elite athlete, can block shots and offensive rebound Has made Jordy a better player.
    Glynn Watson - Think he's ready to be an all-conference player.  He's more confident, a better leader, and this seems like his team
    Jack McVeigh - "Jack McVeigh does what Jack McVeigh does....only with a full beard now....he makes shots"
    James Palmer - Has practiced well and has practiced at the 1, 2, and 3.
    Issac Copeland - Can play multiple positions and is strong/aggressive, especially on the offensive end...a very active player. Has made Roby a better player. Miles expects him to be a top 2 scorer, top 3 rebounder. The style Nebraska plays vs what Georgetown plays will be an adjustment.
    Jordy - Out for 5 more practices because of preventative surgery to clear up some knee tendinitis 
    Isaiah Roby (Miles sort of forgot to talk about Roby :) )
    Thomas Allen - Can really shoot the ball...is more off guard than 2 guard at this point.
    Nana Anketen - Can really shoot, excels at catch and shoot
    Thor - Is adapting, needs to work on his outside shooting
    Non-Scholarship
    Tanner Borchardt - Has completely transformed his body, his confidence is growing, and could see meaningful playing time
    Johhny Trueblood, Justin Costello - Miles is complementary but I wouldn't expect either to play meaningful minutes this year

    Miles likes where the team is at mentally, physically...has a lot of length. This year's team seems more sure/bought in to their roles.
    Thinks this is his deepest team.

    Gives examples of versatility capable with this team.
    Small
    Two guards + 3. Palmer 4. Copeland 5. Roby
    Big
    Two guards + 3. Roby 4. Copeland 5. "A big"

    The condensed schedule will be challenging as it will mean 7-9 "one day preps" for a coach that likes to run man defense.
    Sees us throwing out multiples zones and/or more press 

    Getting a good vibe from the team...they compete hard against each other.
    We've benefited quite a bit from the transfer culture of the NCAA

     

     

     

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    This is another one of those “show my ignorance” times.

    What does this mean: “Thomas Allen - Can really shoot the ball...is more off guard than 2 guard at this point”?  I thought “off guard” meant the 2 guard, in contrast to the point guard.

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    14 minutes ago, Swan88 said:

    This is another one of those “show my ignorance” times.

    What does this mean: “Thomas Allen - Can really shoot the ball...is more off guard than 2 guard at this point”?  I thought “off guard” meant the 2 guard, in contrast to the point guard.

     

    It's not just you. Typically off guard = 2 guard.

    I think he meant 'more point guard than 2 guard at this point' as I get the impression he's Watson's backup right now, not someone that might start alongside him at the 2.

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    1 minute ago, hhcdimes said:

     

    It's not just you. Typically off guard = 2 guard.

    I think he meant 'more point guard than 2 guard at this point' as I get the impression he's Watson's backup right now, not someone that might start alongside him at the 2.

     

    Agree with this assessment.  

     

    I also agree with your starting lineup prediction of Watson, Taylor, Roby, Copeland, and Jordy.  I think this lineup will be fun to watch, and very stout defensively.  My only concern, as usual, is shooting.  If Taylor can become a 35% 3pt threat, he transforms into a pretty high level B1G guard, in my opinion.  He does everything else--defense, ball handling, passing--well.  This lineup is going to be hard as hell to score on.  I'm fine with that.  

     

    I don't think there is any circumstance where Jack plays the 2.  I think he's best at the 3-4.   I also think Nana is solidly a 3, but we'll see.  It's interesting to think of all of the shooting we have coming off the bench in Allen, Palmer, Nana, McVeigh... that's a great sign.  

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    4 minutes ago, LK1 said:

    I don't think there is any circumstance where Jack plays the 2

     

    Us running a zone and wanting 3pt shooting/length in that spot. Given that we number guys based on their defensive spots,  a zone places less emphasis on position. 

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    1 minute ago, hhcdimes said:

     

    Us running a zone and wanting 3pt shooting/length in that spot. Given that we number guys based on their defensive spots,  a zone places less emphasis on position. 

     

    I see your logic defensively.   I don't think Jack can get open against a 2, and he is a liability as a ball handler against quicker players.  Against a zone, maybe.  

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    37 minutes ago, hhcdimes said:

     

    It's not just you. Typically off guard = 2 guard.

    I think he meant 'more point guard than 2 guard at this point' as I get the impression he's Watson's backup right now, not someone that might start alongside him at the 2.

    I took it the other way. I thought he meant he is more of an off guard than a 1. It seems more likely he would mentally turn around 1 and 2 than point guard and off guard, but either way it was a mental mix up on the coach's part.

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    19 minutes ago, LK1 said:

     

    I see your logic defensively.   I don't think Jack can get open against a 2, and he is a liability as a ball handler against quicker players.  Against a zone, maybe.  

    Just because he's the 2 defensively doesn't mean the opposition will guard him with a 2.  Right?

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    12 minutes ago, atskooc said:

    Just because he's the 2 defensively doesn't mean the opposition will guard him with a 2.  Right?

     

    If you roll out Watson, McVeigh, Roby, Copeland, Jordy and they're guarding Watson with their 1....who are they guarding with their 2? :)

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    1 hour ago, hhcdimes said:

     

    It's not just you. Typically off guard = 2 guard.

    I think he meant 'more point guard than 2 guard at this point' as I get the impression he's Watson's backup right now, not someone that might start alongside him at the 2.

     

    From Miles' other comments, I also think he might have meant more point guard than 2 guard at this point... "Terrific with the ball in his hands... screen & roll well."

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    3 minutes ago, New huskers fan said:

    All this talk about zone defense has me wondering which ones would work best.
    For some reason I'm thinking a 1-3-1 would be good.

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    Who would you put at the top and bottom of that?

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    2 hours ago, hhcdimes said:

    Issac Copeland - top 3 rebounder.

     

    When he initially was talking about Copeland he said top 2 rebounder...hesitated when he thought about the team, and then went with top 3 rebounder. 

    I wonder if he was thinking Jordy and Dube here or Jordy and Roby

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    He mentioned they made some adjustments to their Pack Line defense. Curious what those are and how it will impact things. I think they compacted it in closer to the lane last year.  Assuming they extend it back out a bit this year.

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    31 minutes ago, huskercwg said:

    On a 1-3-1 zone, there is no question in MY mind...Roby on top, Glynn on the bottom.  Roby's length would wreck havoc!

    I was going to say I hate to be a nitpicker but I guess I don't hate it because here I am again. The way you were taught the 1-3-1 in middle school maybe is only one version. I'm sure there are people here that played high school ball and maybe had 2 or 3 different rotations they could put use on their 1-3-1. People talk about 1-3-1 or 2-3 or M-4-M as if they are one thing. The are all just someplace to start. There are almost an infinite variety of ways you can play any defense. John Thompson had a 1-3-1 where all four players rotated around a big man (he had some good ones) so every player could and at times was the point. Denny Crum (btw - there is a petition circulating to bring him back to Louisville) ran a 2-2-1 full court press 4 different ways. I actually remember 3 of them. I seem to be rambling here, but the point is things are not as simple and clear cut as most people seem to think they are in basketball.

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    2 hours ago, hhcdimes said:

     

    When he initially was talking about Copeland he said top 2 rebounder...hesitated when he thought about the team, and then went with top 3 rebounder. 

    I wonder if he was thinking Jordy and Dube here or Jordy and Roby

     

    I'd guess Roby. In an ideal world, Duby doesn't play enough and Isaiah does for Roby to be the 2nd or 3rd leading rebounder. Should be Jordy, Isaac and Isaiah in some order if those players live up to hopes/expectations.

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    23 minutes ago, uneblinstu said:

    He mentioned they made some adjustments to their Pack Line defense. Curious what those are and how it will impact things. I think they compacted it in closer to the lane last year.  Assuming they extend it back out a bit this year.

     

    I sure hope so! Last season, always caught myself saying, "Our defender needs to be a half-step closer to the three-point line..." right as their man received a pass and swished a not-so-contested three. I'm hoping this rosters length and athleticism will help with how we defend the three-point line.

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    24 minutes ago, Dean Smith said:

    I was going to say I hate to be a nitpicker but I guess I don't hate it because here I am again. The way you were taught the 1-3-1 in middle school maybe is only one version. I'm sure there are people here that played high school ball and maybe had 2 or 3 different rotations they could put use on their 1-3-1. People talk about 1-3-1 or 2-3 or M-4-M as if they are one thing. The are all just someplace to start. There are almost an infinite variety of ways you can play any defense. John Thompson had a 1-3-1 where all four players rotated around a big man (he had some good ones) so every player could and at times was the point. Denny Crum (btw - there is a petition circulating to bring him back to Louisville) ran a 2-2-1 full court press 4 different ways. I actually remember 3 of them. I seem to be rambling here, but the point is things are not as simple and clear cut as most people seem to think they are in basketball.

     

    For this thread

    Simple version: assume we're running the same Xavier-inspired 1-3-1 from last year when one picks their guy at the top and bottom.

    Complex version: Give your 5 players, define the flavor of 1-3-1 or any zone for that matter that might optimize the size/skill on the floor, and then denote where the players would defend

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    10 hours ago, khoock said:

    Miles forgot to mention Malcolm Laws and nobody called him out on it.

     

    I noticed that too and felt bad for him.  But 'dimes pointed out he forgot to talk about Isaiah too.  So I guess that's a little better 😜

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    i still hope this is the starting lineup:

     

    Watson-Palmer-Roby-Copeland-Jordy

     

    feels like the perfect mix of shooting, size, and playmaking.

     

    little worried jordy is not practicing. we need him in the best shape possible.

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    9 hours ago, TimSmiles said:

    little worried jordy is not practicing. we need him in the best shape possible.

     

    Don't worry.

     

    Unless he's down at the rec screwing around in a pickup game when he should be resting his knee, he should be fine.

    Edited by Norm Peterson

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    20 hours ago, New huskers fan said:

    All this talk about zone defense has me wondering which ones would work best.
    For some reason I'm thinking a 1-3-1 would be good.

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    As long as they have something to switch it up with, preferably something that could start out looking like a 1-3-1.

     

    Seems like that 1-3-1 last year had certain vulnerabilities.  I'm trying to remember what I, as a rank amateur, noticed last year.  If I remember correctly, certain action got you a kick to the weak side wing for an open 3.  Like if the offense overloaded the ball side and then skipped to the weak side wing.  Trying to remember.  Anyway, I noticed there seemed to be a certain vulnerability and I didn't study any film, so coaches who actually do study our 1-3-1 on film are going to see stuff, and we need some alternative zone that can start out looking like a 1-3-1 at the outset of a possession and then becomes whatever it is to throw the offense off.

     

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