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Everything posted by LK1

  1. I was encouraged by the second half, particularly Jordy, but I'm afraid if history is any indication this staff will choose to ignore how well the zone worked. We actually have a pretty talented roster for zone defense, and it creates a lot of transition points, not to mention being difficult to prepare for. AND we have a deep enough roster to practice with it. But we won't.
  2. I hope we play zone the rest of the season. Night and day.
  3. I think this team should switch to zone as their primary defense. ... But we probably shouldn't switch to zone when we're down by 18 points in the first half. That might be an indication that we should ramp up the pressure rather than slow the game down even more.
  4. That's a half worthy of the hot seat.
  5. Their 7'6" center goes out for the half and we sub in Tanner... mindblowing. Watson Allen Palmer Roby Copeland Win.
  6. Great to see Copeland getting shots inside. He's way too good of an athlete to not get bunnies for himself down low. Same with Roby--good to see him getting to the line a few times tonight. I'm still not nearly worried about Jordy as some. We are going to need every bit of his size to matchup to the Purdues of the B1G. Gotta cut him a bit of slack considering he has yet to match up against a true center. I think as long as other teams are rolling out a front court of 6'7"-6'8" players, it's fine if we start Roby and and Copeland as an interchangeable 4-5. But when we have to go against true skilled centers in the punishing B1G, I think Jordy will have a much bigger impact. It's a great sign that Palmer had an off night and still managed to contribute a good all around game. UCF's bigs are two forwards who go 6'9, 210 and 6'9, 240. They also have the tallest player (Tacko Fall, 7'6" 270 and a decent player) in CBB who might be available for the game and a 6'11 F off the bench--you probably have to roll out Jordy for those matchups. I wouldn't have a problem rolling out Watson, Taylor, Palmer, Copeland, and Roby as the starters on Thursday. There's a whole bunch of skill in that lineup.
  7. Thanks for showing this. Bad pass and spacing here, but it was painfully obvious to me the entire game that Jordy could've had great post position on the low block every single play. We could've put Jack or Roby at the 4 to space it out a bit more, but that was the matchup we should've been exploiting all night.
  8. Is it time to start Roby?

    Yeah I don't know how any one can comment on Jordy's post moves when I don't recall him receiving the ball on the low block a single time. He can absolutely seal people down there and we have completely gone away from that. Literally the only place he belongs on the offensive end is near the basket where he can be disruptive. I blame this way more on coaching than Jordy.
  9. Things: 1. When Jordy is in, let him work the LOW post. Good god, recognize the mismatch. 2. Start Roby. He's our best player. He needs to get huge minutes. 3. Give Allen Gill's minutes. Let the kid get acclimated and take his lumps. 4. Play zone against tiny teams who do nothing but isolate guards. Awful coaching tonight. I hate cowtowing to other teams and what they do. We should've rolled out a lanky lineup, played zone, and beat them up inside. Instead, we tried to be St. John's. Stupid.
  10. Husker Signing Day

    I watched the same video and agree completely. His HS coach spoke glowingly of his work ethic and said he basically manufactured his way into a D1 prospect with great work ethic. Creighton offered him too. As for Wingett, I'm in agreement if it's a possibility (I think there's more at play here). The kid is a fearless competitor and absolutely lit up the PBA.
  11. Husker Signing Day

    I love both of these pickups so much. Heiman has huge upside and is way ahead of his age in terms of body control and ball skills. He's the first legit 4-5 swing player since Walt, which really fits a need, IMO. Being able to play "small ball" with a 6'10" mobile player at the 5 can be a tremendous luxury. I've said this before: Xavier is my favorite prospect Miles has recruited. He's a Thomas Allen level recruit. What I love the most about him is that he is, without question, a TRUE point guard through and through, and an elite one at that. He is extremely athletic and D1 strong, and his IQ is through the roof in terms of court awareness and setting up teammates. He puts crazy pressure on the defense. He and Allen at the 1-2 are going to be one of the best combos in the country as upperclassmen. Unguardable. This kid is an absolute coup.
  12. uneblinstu's post scrimmage chatter

    I don't know. I'm pretty relaxed on the freshmen playing idea given how successful Miles has been in recruiting. Playing freshmen is also a recruiting plus for a lot of talented players, and Miles has shown he is willing to do that. There isn't a ton of risk involved in TM saying he's "ok" with that decision. He's not going to give anyone charity minutes.
  13. Yeah, it's pretty objective man. Kent said before the broadcast that this is the most talented roster he's seen since the Nee era, and I completely agree. The difference between what we have on the roster now vs. Nee is that Nee put out actual, true contributing NBA roster talent for several years. We have several players that will get a look, but still don't have a T. Lue, Piatkowski, or Strickland. That said, every guy in the starting lineup is a fringe NBA talent with the exception of Taylor (plenty athletic in his own right). I don't think that's a stretch if the players are developed properly. I see that with Allen as well--he reminds me a lot of Chris Paul. I see basically every player on the roster being able to play professionally overseas at a minimum. That's nothing to scoff at.
  14. Palmer is definitely a surprise--an enormous, fringe NBA talent surprise. Amazing get. Allen is exactly what I thought he would be. He has an unteachable talent for scoring the ball and will go down as one of our best guards ever. I'm very encouraged by what I see with Copeland. He's got three games under his belt and has been contributing more and more each game. 12pts on 5-12 shooting isn't bad. I think his 3p% will climb and have no problem with him taking that shot. I'm thrilled that his athleticism is the same level as it was when he was healthy in prior seasons. His full stat line: 12pts, 4rbs, 3st, 1blk, 0 TOs is pretty darned good for game three. I think he'll get better and better.
  15. Closed Scrimmage

    For the record, I thought this was a totally fair assessment. Foster and Thomas are excellent players. I put Watson on their level, and Palmer may very well end up there, but those two CU guards are tough as hell and I respect their games.
  16. Closed Scrimmage

    In addition to the things already mentioned: 1. Jack is getting open looks that aren't drawn up plays--that's a great sign. Those are easier shots for him than trying to lose his man off of screens. Hell of a stat line from him. 2. That's a heck of a jump from game 1 to game 2 for Allen, even if it seems a little understated. Also, I actually think it's a great sign that those points weren't threes. I think this kid will be impossible to guard by midseason. He can shoot from anywhere on the court, but my only question mark about his offensive game was his ability to get to the rim at this level as a freshman.
  17. Go on record now.

    Fair! I was being a bit cheeky with my word usage, which is my fault. My point is that Copeland is clearly a better player than Jacobson, and that his poor offensive performance still resembled Jacobson's averages. I've also said all along that Roby should've been getting Jacobson's minutes last year. MJ just wasn't as good as he deserved to be.
  18. Go on record now.

    Well, consensus is that Copeland didn't play well at all, and he put up Jacobson numbers in his poor performance, so... Same with Roby...
  19. I think our defensive quickness and length on the perimeter looks pretty remarkable. Held them to 8% from 3! <-- pretty remarkable stat.
  20. Good: 80% from the line, 16 assists Decent: 30% from 3 Yuck: 16 turnovers, lost on the glass by a rebound after dominating early. The talent is there, yall. It really is.