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    aphilso1 got a reaction from Norm Peterson in Summer Notes   
    I had to go back and re-read the original post.  Maybe this is a situation of reading things on the internet before my second cup of coffee, but I completely glazed over the fact that this is an Olympic qualifying tournament.  That does change things a bit.  As such, I would like to shift my argument from "Keisei should prioritize getting to campus over a silly 3-on-3 tourney" to "3-on-3 is silly and shouldn't be an Olympic sport." 
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    aphilso1 reacted to basketballjones in Summer Notes   
    I'm digging in. Still 3 on 3. 
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    aphilso1 got a reaction from basketballjones in Summer Notes   
    I think the argument can be made that curling isn't a sport.  However, if curling is indeed a sport, then it makes more sense to be in the Olympics than 3-on-3 basketball.  In my opinion, variations of a sport should be heavily scrutinized before being given the green light to be in the Olympics.  I just don't see 3-on-3 as a unique enough event to justify its inclusion.  
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    aphilso1 got a reaction from basketballjones in Summer Notes   
    I had to go back and re-read the original post.  Maybe this is a situation of reading things on the internet before my second cup of coffee, but I completely glazed over the fact that this is an Olympic qualifying tournament.  That does change things a bit.  As such, I would like to shift my argument from "Keisei should prioritize getting to campus over a silly 3-on-3 tourney" to "3-on-3 is silly and shouldn't be an Olympic sport." 
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    aphilso1 reacted to HuskerFever in OT: Live Sports Are Back!   
    Sports Center Top 10:
     
     
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    aphilso1 got a reaction from basketballjones in Summer Notes   
    My expectation for Kojenets this year is that he eats cheeseburgers and lifts weights.  He can start that end of June rather than beginning of June, so whatever.
     
    Tominaga missing the start of training camp for a 3-on-3 tournament seems awfully short-sighted.
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    aphilso1 reacted to basketballjones in Summer Notes   
    What's our success rate for these guys doing these tournaments and then coming in either, 1. completely ready and gelled with the team, or 2. just a different level of player because of the experience they got? 

    Jack McVeigh - absolutely not
    Yvan - absolutely not
    Tai Webster - maybe? But probably not

    Especially a 3 on 3 tournament? If I was Hoiberg I would say, "Be here June 4th if you want to play next year. Got plenty of other guys who will be ready." I don't really care about Kojenets, as we have other bigs and I wasn't expecting much out of him this year. But Tominaga needs to get here. 
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    aphilso1 reacted to HuskerFever in OT: Live Sports Are Back!   
    For context, this is the first-ever nationally televised USL One match.
     
    Last year's #1 vs #2, COVID cancelled the final so Union Omaha didn't have a chance to win the title.
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    aphilso1 reacted to Silverbacked1 in OT: Live Sports Are Back!   
    I watched, my son has season tickets
    and my other son played select with Tyler Polak
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    aphilso1 reacted to 49r in OT: Live Sports Are Back!   
    I figured probably you and I would be the only ones that knew about or even cared about that. 😁

    Either way it’s a result on the road for Omaha!

     
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    aphilso1 reacted to TheNovice in OT: Live Sports Are Back!   
    I watched.  We have season tickets. 
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    aphilso1 got a reaction from Silverbacked1 in Derrick Walker is N   
    "I'm living proof now that if you work hard and do the right things, God will bless you"
     
    Perhaps he has a future as a writer, but apparently not as a theologian. 😆
     
    In seriousness, that was indeed a good read and Derrick is an even easier player to root for now.  Love his attitude and I'm very glad that he's one of our guys.
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    aphilso1 got a reaction from HuscurAdam in New rules?   
    The only problem I have with the "elect to inbound rather than shoot free throws" rule is that it makes yet another rule that is only applied at specific times of the game.  Generally speaking, I want a game officiated the same way throughout rather than applying a rule change at an arbitrary time of the clock.  I would prefer a coach to be able to, at any point in the game, elect to inbound rather than shoot FTs.  That or keep the rule unchanged.  Just none of this "was the foul committed at 2:01 or 2:00?" nonsense.
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    aphilso1 reacted to JBARGIE in 2023 PG Simeon Wilcher   
    Unofficial visit in June to help CJ move in and official visit lined up in October assuming for a football game according to Robin.
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    aphilso1 got a reaction from millerhusker in 2021-2022 expectations   
    Ignoring PSU for the moment, that is an impressive list. 
    -13/14 schools landed a Top 200 recruit. 
    -9/14 landed a 4* Top 100
    -6/14 landed a Top 40
     
    It's a sobering reminder that, while our talent has indeed upgraded, this league continues to be the most talented top-to-bottom in the country.
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    aphilso1 got a reaction from millerhusker in Who goes and who stays in 2022-23?   
    Perhaps Lat will avoid the slump that Jack fell into in his third year.  But that's comparing a projection vs a known result.  Comparing the players' second D1 season, in which both were starters in nearly identical roles as a Stretch 4 for the Huskers, gives us the best apples-to-apples comparison.  And the stats in those seasons were:
     
      MPG Pts FG% 2P% 3P% FT% Jack 22.9 7.5 0.37 0.46 0.34 0.78 Lat 25.6 8.6 0.39 0.49 0.35 0.78
     
    Pretty uncanny how similar their shooting numbers were.  And their measurables are within spitting distance (Jack listed at 6'8" 215 lbs; Lat at 6'9" 205).  And neither can laterally move their feet to defend, which is a major shortcoming for both.  And both are Australian.
     
    Nope, clearly they're not filling the same role for us.  It's practically like comparing Manute Bol vs Muggsy Bogues.  Totally different players. 🙂
     
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    aphilso1 got a reaction from busticket in Who goes and who stays in 2022-23?   
    Perhaps Lat will avoid the slump that Jack fell into in his third year.  But that's comparing a projection vs a known result.  Comparing the players' second D1 season, in which both were starters in nearly identical roles as a Stretch 4 for the Huskers, gives us the best apples-to-apples comparison.  And the stats in those seasons were:
     
      MPG Pts FG% 2P% 3P% FT% Jack 22.9 7.5 0.37 0.46 0.34 0.78 Lat 25.6 8.6 0.39 0.49 0.35 0.78
     
    Pretty uncanny how similar their shooting numbers were.  And their measurables are within spitting distance (Jack listed at 6'8" 215 lbs; Lat at 6'9" 205).  And neither can laterally move their feet to defend, which is a major shortcoming for both.  And both are Australian.
     
    Nope, clearly they're not filling the same role for us.  It's practically like comparing Manute Bol vs Muggsy Bogues.  Totally different players. 🙂
     
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    aphilso1 got a reaction from jayschool in 2021-2022 expectations   
    I hear ya.  But we've seen the talent upgrade significantly from the Collier/Sadler eras to the Miles/Hoiberg eras, and yet seen similar results.  Perhaps some of us (OK, maybe just me) underestimated just how much deeper and more talented the B1G is compared to what we played in in the Big 12.  We could win a lot of games in the Big 12 by putting a plucky, hard-nosed, unselfish team on the court.  Sure, KU boat raced us twice per year, but we still managed to be middle of the pack and in the post-season discussion about half the time.  Then we added talent like Petteway, Watson, Morrow, Roby, Copeland, JPJ, etc...and went dancing exactly one time.
     
    Sorry if I seem overly pessimistic when I say I'm not ready to really, truly, get my hopes up too high yet.  I've done it before.
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    aphilso1 got a reaction from millerhusker in Who goes and who stays in 2022-23?   
    This is the first time I've seen Lat's and Jack's names juxtaposed, and now I can't believe that I've never seen them compared to each other.  Their skillsets and body types are so incredibly similar, and they're even both from Australia!  Am I the only one just now realizing that Lat = the second coming of Jack?
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    aphilso1 got a reaction from Silverbacked1 in Who goes and who stays in 2022-23?   
    This is the first time I've seen Lat's and Jack's names juxtaposed, and now I can't believe that I've never seen them compared to each other.  Their skillsets and body types are so incredibly similar, and they're even both from Australia!  Am I the only one just now realizing that Lat = the second coming of Jack?
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    aphilso1 got a reaction from millerhusker in Who goes and who stays in 2022-23?   
    I'll give a halfway answer.  With so many quality players and only 200 mpg to split among them, it will come down to who loses the battle for specific roles.
     
    1. McPherson or Banton.  If McPherson is going to crack the rotation, it will be as an extra ball handler when Trey goes to the bench.  Obviously Banton is versatile enough that he will earn minutes with or without Trey on the floor, but if he can't earn back the backup PG role in addition to his minutes at the 3/4 then I don't think he will be playing enough to be happy.  
     
    2. Tominaga or Edwards.  At face value these two guys don't appear to be in direct competition for minutes.  But to me, this hinges on whether Tominaga's shot translates to D1 ball.  If it does, then the need to keep Tominaga on the floor as a sharpshooter (over more well-rounded players) has to bump somebody's minutes.  And the other guys expected to be in the rotation at the 2 (Bryce and CJ) are going to play a lot regardless of position.  That means the versatile player who is on the edge of the rotation is now bumped out of the rotation altogether.  Sorry Keon.  I don't see anyway that both Tominaga and Edwards get 10+ mpg this year, and whoever doesn't will be an obvious transfer candidate.
     
    3. Andre or DW.  Because for whatever reason, we can't keep a promising big man on the roster for a full career.  If Keita tears it up in JUCO again and DW does indeed come back for another season, I don't see Andre as wanting to potentially be the #3 center on the roster as a junior.
     
    4. Lat.  According to the interwebs Mayen is turning 22 this summer so he is on the older end of his class.  I doubt he wants to come back for another year.  Just a hunch.
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    aphilso1 reacted to 49r in 2023 SF Lamariyon Jordan, 6-5 (Dacula, Georgia)   
    He's putting word out that he would like other Husker fans to reach out and give this kid some love in his twitter feed.
     
    At least that's how I read it.
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    aphilso1 reacted to millerhusker in 2021 Transfer SZN   
    I'd be happy about adding Hall to the roster, but the devil's advocate in me says pump the brakes a bit with the hype.  He has ability, but be careful with highlight tapes. 
     
    I can't stress enough about how a lack of efficiency -  38% from the field and 3+ turnovers a game - from your primary ball handler leads to losing basketball. We've had so many of these guys the last two years. And we've won a total of 14 out of 59 games. Banton shot a higher FG% and turned the ball over less. He's a better shooter than Banton for sure. But his 2P% was 41%. Banton's was 51% and we thought one of Banton's issues was an inability to finish around the rim in Big Ten play.
    Hall played on a very bad team in a mid-major conference. St. Joe's was also quite possibly the worst defensive team in all of college basketball. 
     
    I also don't see enough quickness to get by Big Ten perimeter defenders as consistently as he did in the A-10. He's a very good A-10 player. Personally, I don't think he's anything more than an average player on an average team at the power 5 conference level. There's a reason the big boys aren't after him. 
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    aphilso1 got a reaction from HuscurAdam in 2021 Transfer SZN   
    I can confirm that Lincoln, NE is not in the greater Philadelphia metro.  Sounds like we are a good fit.
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    aphilso1 got a reaction from Norm Peterson in 2021 Transfer SZN   
    I can confirm that Lincoln, NE is not in the greater Philadelphia metro.  Sounds like we are a good fit.
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