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  1. Here is an article on White: http://www.syracuse.com/orangebasketball/index.ssf/2017/05/andrew_white_hopes_his_shooting_stroke_impresses_an_nba_franchise.html
  2. Hans Brase has, apparently, committed to Iowa St. So, are we still saying, "There is another"?
  3. What is falling apart for Illinois? They show three commits from guards for 2017, each of whom is a Rivals four star. And one of those three is Mark Smith.
  4. Wow! Great video of Petteway. But what happened to the long hair!!!
  5. This sentence from the article seems odd, considering his move to Syracuse where they play zone: "He’s also working on his defense, in hopes of becoming a 3 and D guy, ala Danny Green."
  6. Here is the phrase Robin uses: "battling for an NBA roster spot."
  7. In today's Tunnel Talk at the Red Sea Scrolls, Robin Washut has some some positive information about chances for both Tai Webster and Terran Petteway to find a spot in the NBA this year.
  8. On highlight videos, he is able to use a dribble or two or three to create space for his outside shot . . . and the shots always go "swish" in those videos.
  9. So . . . we now know that Andrew White III left Nebraska for a one-and-done win in the NIT. In looking at his stats from last year and this year, here is one big difference: 29.7 minutes per game at Nebraska and 37.2 minutes per game at Syracuse. It looks like he played 40 minutes this year in nearly every game that mattered. Apparently you can do that in a zone defense where you stick around a small area almost exclusively. But with an extra 7.5 minutes per game, his average points are: 16.6 points per game at Nebraska and 18.8 points per game at Syracuse. He shot a higher percentage at Nebraska (.481 from the floor and .412 from three) than at Syracuse (.441 from the floor and .403 from three). He had more rebounds per game at Nebraska (5.9) than at Syracuse (4.6). And here is a common sentiment from a Syracuse fan: "I'm glad it's over. One of my least favorite teams. Time for a change" Perhaps his zone defense at Syracuse will help him for the NBA? But it seems unlikely, since they play man there. We certainly could have used, this year, his three point shooting, his maturity, and the depth he would have provided. It will be interesting to see how his NBA prospects turn out over the upcoming weeks.
  10. You never know how these things work out. Just ask Groce: everyone thought him to be a home run hire. I'm always troubled by the one-and-done mercenary types. Not sure why or how. So . . . I'm betting this is not a long term match from heaven.
  11. Here's what Shatel says this morning: Wednesday night, in his “Sports Nightly” radio interview, [Eichorst] said Miles’ staff is the strongest it’s been during Eichorst’s tenure. “Tim and I are on the same page,” Eichorst said. “I know he has a vision. I know he has a plan. I know he’s worked hard.” So much speculation. So much drama. So unnecessary. Shatel has a point. All this speculation and drama that Barfknecht amplifies and magnifies and champions is unnecessary and harmful to Nebrasketball. It's a shame. And it's all based on a typical-and-expected response to a Barfknecht question. With "friends" like this . . . It reminds me of the Teddy Roosevelt "Man in the Arena" speech: "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming . . . "
  12. This article, if it were intended to help Tim Miles, is doing the opposite. It gives, for example, an excuse for all the football-only Husker fans on places like Red Sea Scrolls to embark--once again--on the Miles-needs-to-be-fired or given a very-short-leash rants. Little or no excuse is needed for fake Nebrasketball fans to revel in such trashings. This article is just one more excuse. And I'm pretty sure we are still in the hunt for an important 2017 recruit. Thanks a lot for your help, Barfknecht.