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  1. 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)
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  3. Point taken. I didn't really think about that as I was focused on Thor specifically.
  4. 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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