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  1. PG - Lue - Nobody faster with the ball in his hands, could score on the break with a pull up jumper. Carr - Top assist man overall Moore - Crunch time freethrows, protect the ball & assists. Great all around pg. SG - Palmer - Great finisher. Also good at getting to FT line. Could be a wing too. Fort - Big time scorer 3rd overall career scorer. Marvin Stewart - 21.4 scoring average is 4th best for an overall season W - Piakowski - Designated 3 pt shooter for this team. Petteway - Another scorer either on the drive or from downtown PF Andre Smith - Points,rebounds, defense. What more can he do Venson Hamilton - Rebounds and blocks - a defensive enforcer C Hoppen - The scoring machine low post to midrange Maric - Rebounding, hold the middle and low post scoring. Immovable Jura - Rebounds & scoring. Could be a PF if needed.
  2. Very reasonable stance. Following that line of thinking could also give you.. Burke Cheatham Stevenson Kavas Cross Shoot - I think I like this lineup the best. Lets go with this one instead of my prior one.
  3. Just for the Europe trip...the first line up could be... 1) Burke - Either 1 or a 2 he will be a pain for the other team where ever he plays. 2) Thor - Going with prior experience/international experience here. This will change through time. 3) Cheatum - Good defense, good offense & good leadership. Sounds like a starter 4) Kavas - Coaches said he moves the ball well & his shooting history is established 5) Stevenson Matchup issue for other team. We will see who this favors. I decided to not start Blanton or Walker as they have to redshirt this year. They will get some minutes but I think they will try and prep&favor the guys that are eligible to play this year. I think Green will start instead of Thor in the 2nd game.
  4. Bolt was not the hitting coach for 2018. He did assist with hitting. Seely was the primary hitting coach for 2018. Bolt was the hitting coach in prior years. Okay we know a few more things on how they are going to split duties. I am still making a few assumptions but here is the latest... Bolt - Head Coach. Bench manager and will help out with hitting. Infield Harvell Recruiting coordinator. He will have an emphasis to recruit position players & hitters. 3rd base coach & run the offense Primary Hitting coach Outfield Christy Pitching coach Catchers Will have emphasis on recruiting pitchers (and I assume catchers) Some of this will change a little bit when they formalize that 3rd coaching position. Some stuff is still an assumption as I have not seen it or heard it from our media or huskers.com Sounds like the recruiting philosophy will change a little. The old philosophy had evolved to be ...recruit players that were all-around players with all around skill sets. The new philosophy will be recruit players that have a great skill, maximize and take advantage of that skill and then blend it with others that have different skill sets.
  5. I have seen those A&M fans comments as well but I saw in the Bio's that Seely is the hitting coach and Bolt runs the offense. It could be that Bolt was the hitting coach to begin with and his duties changed? I think Harvell would be the hitting coach for the new staff? I am guessing but I would say.. Bolt - HC 3rd base coach & Offensive Coach. Infield Harvell - Assistant Head Coach Recruiting Coordinator & national recruiting Outfield Hitting Coach Christy - Pitching Coach Catchers Local recruiting & assist with national recruiting Ledbetter - Volunteer Coach First Base coach First Base & Help with Catchers on campus recruiting & camps This is all a guess.
  6. The pitching coach pick is interesting I can understand it from one perspective... From what I remember Christy called his own games. (That doesn't happen too often at Nebraska) He has a knack for it. He also did well in calling a couple of games at A&M when Childress got ejected and attended his daughter's graduation at UNL. Also former catchers learn how to manage a staff through first hand observation and how to handle hitters. Old catchers make good coaches in general. From a head scratching perspective for me ..I am not sure how much he knows about pitching mechanics&developing different pitches. I don't know enough to have any idea on how that works. Pretty much clueless. What I find interesting is that Bolt served on staff with Christy and Silva for 3 years at Nebraska and he chose Christy to be the pitching coach. Is that because he wanted a fresh staff at Nebraska? Does he get along better with Christy? Is Silva tired of his current position? Maybe Christy is that good? Maybe this has more to do with the recruiting coordinator duties and Lance Harvell. Maybe Christy can recruit locally better than Silva and Harvell is a top notch recruiting coordinator. It could be the overall combination of skills across the staff are better this way. Time will tell.
  7. I am in agreement with LK1's line of thinking. I thought Burke played the best in last year's intersquad scrimmage. HIs overall game is good. He is a very quick and was good on defense and getting to the hoop for score and rebounds. His 3pt shooting is good enough that you have to respect it and when you play up on him he will go by you. Hard to leave him out of the lineup for me. I think Cheatham is going to get starter+ minutes as the 6th man and as a result I don't think Curtis and Thor will get a lot of minutes. They will play reduced minutes but more minutes than the scout players Kavas will be instant offense coming off the bench and be the 7th guy. I think he gets significant minutes but not starter minutes due to his defense. I think Yvan is in the rotation for major minutes as the 8th guy. Mainly because we need a 2nd enforcer&rebounder. I think Cross wins the start as he is a bit more polished and less likely to turn the ball over. (traveling) but I think Yvan is very strong and powerful and when he gets settled in and gets a year or 2 under his belt, he could win the starting job. I would like to see Arop redshirt. Lack of college experience puts him behind Kavas&Cheatham to begin with. His best shot for playing time is at the 4 but he will need to get bigger&stronger. For playing time at the 3 he needs to improve his outside game. Roby going pro, Thor goes international pro next year. He may even change his mind and do it this year? Scout team: Banton(rs) Easley Jace Arop(rs) Walker(rs)
  8. https://admin.gobearcats.com/news/2019/3/21/mens-basketball-hoard-mr-ohio-basketball-curtis-loves-to-compete.aspx
  9. Point taken. I didn't really think about that as I was focused on Thor specifically.
  10. His Iceland shooting was horrible especially his shot selection. His form bugs the crap out of me! That's why I had to post. IMHO Thor will never be a high percentage shooter until he changes his shooting grip and shot selection. I am basing this mostly off his play at FIBA. He puts his off hand either on top of the ball or way high on the ball. It reminds me of the claw that Baron Von Rasky used to do. Occasionally it will be on the side but not very often. This means he has to take his top hand off the ball really earlier to shoot the ball. That means he's shooting one handed shots with no guidance from the off hand. Notice where his fingers are pointing on his off hand and where his off hand is. His fingers are pointing up. His off hand is sometimes behind the ball or at angle on the side and behind. I think he would be better served to have his off hand on the side of the ball with the fingers in line with the hoop. Then when you shoot the ball it is somewhat sliding along the offhand inline with the basket at the start of the shot or at the least it's lined up pointing at the basket. Everything should point at the basket as far as hands IMO. 2nd he has his shooting elbow sticking out at an angle. Very hard to be consistent with your shot when your form is different because your elbow is sticking out at different angles. Much easier to be consistent if your elbow is tucked in and your arm is in line with the basket. Third he has it flat on his palm which makes for a slower release. I was taught not to have it laying flat on your palm. Now I have seen some good shooters that do it that way and they were okay so this is not as eggregious perhaps but I think it does make for a slower release. The link has some photos. Photos 30,56,57 and 58 are important in this discussion. Unfortunately I couldn't find a good example with both hands on the ball. There are a lot of ways to shoot a ball and if you have good muscle memory and shoot enough any form can work but for putz's like me it helps to have good form. It's like golf. Grip means a lot as errors can compound easily. http://www.huskers.com/PhotoAlbum.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&SPID=24&BIO_PLAYER_ID=3119586&KEY=
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