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Weight/Height Changes from last year

 

Weight

Keon Edwards + 21 ~ 185*->206

CJ Wilcher +15 ~ 195**->210

Lat Mayen +11 ~ 205->216

Kobe Webster +6 ~ 172->178

Eduardo Andre +5 ~ 228->233

Chris McGraw +3 ~ 170->173

 

Jace Piaktowski -7 ~ 184->177

Alonzo Verge -7 ~ 170***->163 (slender man)

 

Height

Eduardo Andre +1 ~ 6'10"->6'11"

Derrick Walker +1 ~ 6'8"->6'9"

Trevor Lakes +1 ~ 6'7"->6'8"

 

*DePaul Weight

**Xavier Weight

*** ASU Weight

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3 hours ago, hhcmatt said:

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Weight/Height Changes from last year

 

Weight

Keon Edwards + 21 ~ 185*->206

CJ Wilcher +15 ~ 195**->210

Lat Mayen +11 ~ 205->216

Kobe Webster +6 ~ 172->178

Eduardo Andre +5 ~ 228->233

Chris McGraw +3 ~ 170->173

 

Jace Piaktowski -7 ~ 184->177

Alonzo Verge -7 ~ 170***->163 (slender man)

 

Height

Eduardo Andre +1 ~ 6'10"->6'11"

Derrick Walker +1 ~ 6'8"->6'9"

Trevor Lakes +1 ~ 6'7"->6'8"

 

*DePaul Weight

**Xavier Weight

*** ASU Weight

 

Edwards with the freshman 15 +6.  That seems like a lot but I'm sure he is in good shape and most of it should be muscle.  Could be a good sign for him competing for playing time.

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1 minute ago, Navin R. Johnson said:

 

Edwards with the freshman 15 +6.  That seems like a lot but I'm sure he is in good shape and most of it should be muscle.  Could be a good sign for him competing for playing time.

 

David Rivers at approximately the same height went from 175 to 191 so this seems about right. I would wonder how much of that weight he put on at DePaul and how much was here. If he was bulking up there it would also explain his lack of production there.  Would be a little surprised if he hit the ground running.

 

 

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13 hours ago, hhcmatt said:

 

right now, Verge at 6'3" weighs less than freshman year Glynn Watson


His game reminds me of Allen Iverson’s style, and it takes a ton of endurance to juke people out the entire game and have legs left for a midrange jumpshot.  Same exact weight as AI, even though AI was only 6’ which is insane.   

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My expectations for this year -- I want to look out at the floor and see a bright future.   I expect Bryce to be good and maybe gone after one year.  I want to see players like C.J. Wilcher, Keon Edwards, William Breidenbach, Keise Tominaga, Eduardo Andre, and Oleg Kohonets (sp) and know we look 'real solid' for the next couple of years.  I expect this freshman class to be our 'nucleus.' 

I want to win this year and make the Tournament but i would accept a year in which we see continual progress with these young players.  There will be mistakes and 'bonehead' plays, but I expect to see a significant talent and skill level improvement that demonstrates we at heading towards the top of the conference.  GBR!!!

 

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https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/news/college-basketball-rankings-preseason-countdown-of-every-team-continues-with-nos-200-69-for-2021-22-season/

 

Spoiler alert...Nebraska does not appear in this top 68.  He did place Nebraska at #99 (13th in the Big Ten).  Here is the quip:

 

99. Nebraska: The Cornhuskers have already seen 12 players who -- at some point in the past two years -- committed to play for Fred Hoiberg but then decided to transfer. The program needs a bit more stability, but I do like the potential of Alonzo Verge and Trey McGowens.

 

 

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Expectation is we'll cut down on turnovers because players trust more that the next guy will make the next right play.

 

And, also, we have more shooters, and it helps your assist numbers when shooters make shots.

 

Nebraska Basketball: With a roster full of playmakers, simplicity is key for NU (rivals.com)

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@throwback was posting links in the official media thread about the OWH breakdowns of our position groups.

 

I think the OWH dude was doing some good reporting. Depth of analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of our players was better than anyone I've seen outside of this board.

 

 

We're now less than 1 week out from the first exhibition and I've been very emphatic in my belief that our reserves are a significant upgrade over last year. But, I'm curious for y'all's views on our starting 5 this year compared to last year's.

 

At the peak of the season, when we had all hands on deck, the starters were Dalano, Trey, Teddy, Lat and Derrick.

 

The presumptive starters going into this season are Alonzo, Trey, Bryce, Lat and Derrick.

 

That's the apples-to-apples comparison, as far as I'm concerned.

 

How much does it matter that we have 3 returning starters? Just in terms of system familiarity? A little? A lot?

 

How much does it matter that each of the 3 returning starters has an added year of development? A little? A lot?

 

So, we're swapping a true-freshman 5-star for a troubled journeyman wing. But, like him or not, Teddy was putting up 16.5 points and almost 5 rebounds on nearly 45% from the field and almost 38% from three. What can Bryce give us that Teddy didn't? What did Teddy give us that Bryce likely won't? Anything? Is this a net gain for us this year? A push? How long will it take for Bryce to get up to speed before he produces enough to fill the gap for what we lose in Teddy?

 

Also, was Teddy a net positive or negative for the team last year? This is something we haven't really touched on, at least that I recall. But the coaches all seem to think we began playing our best basketball in the period of time, coincidentally, AFTER Teddy left the team. Is that true? If so, is it really a coincidence?

 

Finally, Banton (definitely an NBA player) vs. Verge (purportedly offered a 2-way contract): Is this a net loss for us? Net gain? Interestingly, about the same time Teddy quit the team, Dalano was demoted to the bench and Kobe Webster was promoted into the starting lineup. And this, again, is about when the coaches were saying we began to play our best basketball. So, there is some basis to infer that whatever we were getting out of Dalano that made him an NBA-caliber player (rebounding and passing for a guy his size?) was offset by something we were able to get with Kobe Webster.

 

But it's not Webster being mentioned as a potential starter this year, it's Verge. So, does THAT say anything very loudly?

 

Bottom line question: Will our starters this year be a substantial upgrade, moderate upgrade, slight upgrade, no upgrade/push, slight downgrade, etc. compared to last year's starters?

 

Thoughts?

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