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Everything posted by aphilso1

  1. Emmanuel definitely looks quicker and more agile on tape. Athletic is probably too generic of a word...I shouldn't have used it. I do think the highlight reel dunks for both guys are similarly impressive.
  2. He really seems to be as close of an apples-to-apples replacement for Trey as possible. I think we'll miss Trey's leadership, which is not a knock on Emmanuel; it's hard for anyone to transfer in and immediately take over as a leader. Emmanuel appears to maybe be a touch quicker/more athletic, and Trey a touch stronger. But aside from those minor differences, I think the role that they fill is nearly identical. Both have some explosive finishes at the rim in their highlight reels. Both are acceptable secondary ball handlers, but probably not someone you want logging lots of minutes at PG. Both keep the defense honest from behind the 3pt line. And both clearly build their game on a junkyard dog mentality. So with all of the transfers still available, Fred decided to fill his last scholarship on a Trey 2.0 rather than a true PG or a lead scorer/offensive focal point. maybe I'm reading too much into this, but that sure seems like an indication that style of play will be MUCH different this coming year.
  3. “While his scoring numbers might not jump off the page, Bandoumel was a fan favorite at SMU for his high motor and relentless effort on defense” https://nebraska.rivals.com/news/husker-hoops-land-smu-transfer-guard-emmanuel-bandoumel I’m noticing a trend. Seems that we are signing lunch pail guys rather than uber talented studs. Interesting.
  4. Yeah, if you take the fan bias out of the equation, it's not hard to see the appeal of UW. Madison has cool vibes and the surrounding area has some beautiful scenery. Lake Michigan coastline is nearby. Milwaukee is an hour away and Chicago is less than 3, if cities are important to you. If you told me I had to move back to the Midwest and job location wasn't an issue, honestly Madison would be under consideration and Lincoln would not. Loved my four years at DONU, but I don't miss Lincoln. Then add on to that the basketball component. Wiscy is regularly a winner and our program is rudderless. I don't blame the kid at all for his decision. Still sucks, but is understandable why we lose these head-to-head recruiting battles.
  5. Which is really unfortunate. He has the talent to be a nightmare for opponents from Day 1, and the measurements/body shape to be stuck in college for all four years. Yay.
  6. 100% this. Hoiberg must know that his style doesn't fit the roster. He has been telling recruits to expect a different style of play, but no details have come about saying exactly what that difference is. I'm hoping that for the upcoming season we'll play exactly like you've described. If not, and we continue to run up-tempo with a high % of 3pt attempts and hero ball, then I think we are in for another loooong winter.
  7. Sure seems like. He grew up a Badger fan, has been quoted as considering himself a "local kid" to the Madison area even though he grew up all across the country, and it seems like Wiscy didn't do anything to mess up his recruitment. I will be stoked if we land him, or even if he just goes somewhere other than Wisconsin. But unfortunately I think he's going to be a thorn in our side for the next four seasons.
  8. I saw the same thing and concluded the same thing. Curious, indeed.
  9. Yes, but who would you root for? I think I'd finally understand those people that wear custom split jerseys for two teams.
  10. Yikes. Usually these sorts of articles pump sunshine on our chances of landing a kid's commitment. This one reads like a coronation of him becoming a Badger. Sure does seem like we will be playing against him twice a year for the foreseeable future.
  11. I've been thinking about this one all day. Adreian seemed like one of the really good ones, both on and off the court. Definitely among the upper echelon of opponents that I most respected. This one stings.
  12. Not sure I agree until he responds to provide evidence he's still with us.
  13. Wow, that is not the Top 4 list I was expecting to see for Gus. The kid is highly skilled and had offers from quite a few bigger name schools, but his top 4 includes two historically inept P5 teams and a school that is more "mid" than "mid-major." Here's hoping we land him, although there's a piece of me that would be highly entertained watching him dominate the Colonial Conference for 4 years.
  14. I am scratching my head trying to figure out the math of whoever wrote this article. "Roby shoots 36-percent from three..." "...ranking in the 93rd percentile for his position on corner threes (50-percent), and 95th percentile on non-corner triples (45-percent), and 98th percentile overall for his position on all three-pointers (46-percent)."
  15. I hope that you and @basketballjones are right, particularly because I see a gaping hole at the PG position for us. I still think a couple years of major playing time at a Summit League school would be better for his development, but will be happy to eat crow if he makes the rotation for us this year.
  16. Take this with a grain of salt because I'm shooting off of memory, but I believe the LA Galaxy teams that won it were in the pre-CONCACAF Champions League. They were still CONCACAF champs, but under a different format and different name. I'll try to remember to look up the exact details later.
  17. I'm trying to look at this as good for MLS, but it's tough to be happy for a rival.
  18. Trying to look at this optimistically, perhaps Fred is better situated to manage a roster in the NIL era than most coaches. He already cut his teeth in the NBA, which other than English Premier League soccer, is perhaps the most diva-centric league in the world. Not that he was known as an astute manager of personalities or anything...but at least this ain't his first rodeo. Also, his reliance on transfers and use of the sit out year as a way of managing roster playing time was a big part of his ISU success. He zigged when others zagged. Now that the whole D1 builds rosters around the transfer portal, his approach lost its distinctiveness. Perhaps NIL and all it entails will once again create opportunities for creative coaches to assemble rosters counter to the mainstream thinking.
  19. Interesting. I still think I'd prefer to stash him in the Summit League for two years, then take him as an upperclassmen transfer if he developed into a decent player. Just don't see him getting the same chance at playing time, and thus the chance to develop, as a PWO freshman for us. Perhaps getting more local kids with buy-in (plus Gary who looks like he would give 100% anywhere) will create a more resilient team overall though.
  20. What you'll find if you read the dissenting opinions of the "All other rulings" category, is that often the dissenting opinion doesn't actually disagree with the main crux of the case. They disagree with a minor aspect, or disagree with how narrow or broad the ruling should be (i.e. should this case set precedent for other similar cases), or sometimes just want to have their thought process documented for posterity. If they literally had to check a box of yay or nay with no ability to explain their rationale, I think you'd see over 50% unanimous.
  21. The majority of Supreme Court cases are unanimous, 8-1, or 7-2. The ones that are split along ideological lines just get the most press attention.
  22. Not sure I would rag on the '14 class too much. AWIII made a pit stop in the NBA, Moses was solid for us, and Tarin Smith was a key cog for Duquesne before transferring (again) to UConn and playing decent for the Huskies. Hammond was a bust, but 3/4 of those guys were solid D1 players and one went to the league. That seems like the sort of class that you want to have every year, rather than poo poo on.
  23. I assumed your comment was tongue in cheek. Same for jones' comment below yours.
  24. Question for those of you that follow NBA draft stuff. Does Baylor have a legit shot at being drafted this year? Obviously the NBA would be his first choice if it's a realistic landing spot, so I'm just trying to reign in my excitement if he's likely going pro rather than transferring.
  25. With next year's roster starting to take shape, there appears to be a gaping hole at the point. The hole becomes even larger if Trey doesn't come back, although frankly even he isn't the sort of passer that creates many opportunities for teammates. Defense should be VASTLY improved next year, but without a high quality ball handler/passer or two I don't see a lot of easy buckets. So, who fills this role next year? Lloyd? McPherson? Griesel?
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