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  1. Apparently I misunderstood your mentioning of Jacobson and Pitchford having the opportunity to shoot threes as meaning they shot threes. Silly me. If if nothing else, Norm, at least we helped get this thread back talking about basketball. Enough with the soccer chatter.
  2. Concur!
  3. And Jordy is very much that unicorn (which is why he won't shoot very many [if any] threes in his career). If he does hoist one, he'll be the first one to do so in six years.
  4. He is listed as a forward. The five guys I named above are the only players listed as centers in Miles' tenure (according to
  5. Well played!
  6. So, your logic says that it's not a waste of time for Jordy to practice shooting threes because Pitchford and Jacobson (both listed as forwards, unlike Jordy, who is a center) shot threes. My logic says it is a waste of time for Jordy to spend time working on that shot because there is no call for him to shoot it (and, yes, he has other things to work on a bit closer to the basket). I took a look at some numbers. Centers (on rosters) in Miles' Nebraska career: Player/Career threes shot-taken under Miles. Andre Almeida/0-0 Jordy T/0-0 Moses Abraham/0-0 Sergej V/0-0 *Kye Kurkowski/0-0 Have power forwards chucked up the three under Miles? Of course (some of them in bunches). But, so far as I can tell, no player who has logged any minutes listed as a center on the roster during Miles' tenure at Nebraska has ever shot a three. Not one. This isn't even taking into consideration Jacob Hammond (who many thought was the first true center Nebraska had recruited in several years) as has him listed as a forward...but he was 0-0 as well, or Ed Morrow (who was also listed as a forward but spent most of his time as a Husker playing the center position) who also went 0-0. Miles' system at Nebraska has a history of forwards shooting threes, but centers have no such claim. Unless you think he is a forward, there is no history (that I can find) that would dictate the need for Jordy, as the center he is, to shoot threes in this offense. It has literally never happened. Considering the total lack of centers shooting three pointers under Miles (based on roster position), it is laughable to think his center should spend time shooting the shot. You said earlier, "Yeah, because there's never been any opportunity for a big man in Miles' system to shoot treys." What you thought was hyperbole actually couldn't be more true if we're talking about guys who are listed as centers under Miles at Nebraska. And I don't think I ever hinted that it's either impossible or improbable for Jordy to make a three. I simply said he wasn't going to shoot them in Miles' offense (because he plays a different position from the two guys you mentioned). Heck, I've seen the guy make one; the day he signed his LOI he posted a video of himself hitting one from deep. So, yes, it is clearly possible for him to make the shot; there's simply no history of guys in his position under Miles even shooting one in a game, let alone making one. *Kurkowski was listed as a center for 12-13 and a forward for 13-14.
  7. To suggest that Jordy and Pitchford are the same kind of big man (or that they would be used in the same manner in Miles' system) is laughable. Add Jacobson to that same mix. One was in the mold of a classic four, the other a stretch four who hated playing down low on offense. I would bet that Jordy doesn't hoist more than 12 threes this coming year (he was 0-0 last year). For this guy to be spending time practicing that shot (as anything other than just goofing around) when he is far from polished on the low block? That's a waste of time.
  8. Jordy drops that he's wasting his time.
  9. Yup. Both defensive guys. Their offensive skills at that point were dreadful.
  10. I'm not saying it's a good thing, it's just how Miles is. Don't know the defense, don't play.
  11. No one starts who doesn't know the defense. This does not bode well for the freshmen. I wouldn't expect one to start for a while into the season.
  12. The problem is being two players away is a long ways away when only five play at a time.
  13. I keep hearing that. I hope it's true. I'm growing skeptical.
  14. Wasn't able to catch it.
  15. I wanted to watch, but FaceOff started tonight, and it's the only show my family watches together. Hopefully I can watch it/them on re-runs, much like I've caught Catholics vs Convicts about ten times. BTW, how did Miami manage to get three 30 for 30's? The U was a great one, but the sequel was entirely unnecessary. Methinks there's another football program that had a modicum of success in the 90's that might be worthy of a feature.