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millerhusker last won the day on September 8 2021

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  1. Yep, just from watching Neb Supreme. Last summer and the summer/fall before his junior season. I know it's not fair to judge a player's motor on summer league games. I just expected to see a kid fighting tooth and nail for the D1 offers he talked about wanting. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt going forward though.
  2. I'm excited to have an in-state player who had Division I offers decide to walk-on at Nebraska. Cale is closer to 6'2" than 6'4". He's shorter than Kwat Abdelkarim, who was listed at 6'3". Watched him play for the Nebraska Supreme team and he really struggled against length. Lots of turnovers. It will definitely take him time to get used to the length and athleticism in college. He appears to have decent straight line speed and vertical athleticism, but really lacks any lateral quickness. A slow-twitch athlete. He does have good size and legit Big Ten strength for a point guard. Seems like people will disagree with this, but his lack of motor was the biggest thing I noticed. If we're comparing him to Charlie Easley, Charlie obviously isn't going to dunk on anyone but he is a quick-twitch athlete with real lateral quickness and has always had a constant motor. All of which allowed him to get significant playing time at Nebraska. Cale is much stronger than Charlie, and I believe has a better feel for creating for others. Charlie was an elite three point shooter in high school, which didn't translate to the Big Ten level. But he is again a great three point shooter in the Summit League. Cale shot 30% from three as a senior in high school. Has a pretty nice stroke but a slow release that won't translate to a higher level. Cale shot above 60% from the field due to his size, strength and competition level. With Cale, I see a very good NAIA or Division III player. Just my honest assessment of him at this time. FWIW, I didn't think Sam Griesel would ever be a Power 5 player coming out of high school. He is going to prove me wrong this year. I'm glad to have them both on the roster.
  3. He’s much more skilled than our current 6’6” summit league transfer point guard (not a knock on Griesel. Baylor is just that good).
  4. If he transfers to KU or UNC, his overall production will likely drop based on role. But he would step in and be Nebraska's best player right away. Hoiberg's best player always has good production. No idea if that means we would have more team success next year.
  5. Yep. Leading up to the NCAA tournament, the talking heads were calling him the best rebounding guard in college basketball. The TNT guys were calling him Chris Mullin, due to his elite shooting ability. Has NBA range both off the dribble and off the pass. Vision and passing reminds me of D'Angelo Russell at Ohio State. Smart, selfless player with a low turnover rate. Skill-wise, there are no flaws in his offensive game.
  6. Every blue blood with a spot open should/will be on him. I really think he's an NBA player. Would be unreal to get him to Lincoln.
  7. Washut says "there are people in Reeves’ camp who see that and are pushing him to pick NU," when talking about how different his role would be here vs. at Kentucky. Hoiberg is going to Chicago for an in-home visit this week. Seems like there's still some hope. I think the longer it goes on, the better it is for us, as Kentucky is in on some other top transfer guards. Hopefully they land some of them soon.
  8. Well 95% of our roster the last three years couldn’t shoot… but also didn’t play defense. And couldn’t drive to the rim under control and finish. So this is an improvement in 2 out of your 3 criteria.
  9. I think he’s actually the only recruit we’ve had in the last three years that didn’t reference Hoiberg’s NBA connections in his Rivals commitment article. Just talked about his relationship and comfort level with the coaches. And said, “If I lose, it won’t be for lack of effort. Nobody is ever going to question my energy”. Sounds like a Doc player, but good enough to start for an NCAA tournament 6-seed. He and Griesel are the types of players I’ve been hoping Hoiberg would start getting. I’m happy with it.
  10. I wasn't really meaning to argue. Just rambling. I agree with you for the most part. But I'm fine with Hoiberg trying to fit Gary in as a scrappy 4. He's very similar in style to Dustin Hogue and Melvin Ejim. Both guys were 6'6" 220 pounds, strong and athletic. Neither were good shooters when they got to Iowa State. Spacing would take a hit with Walker and Keita at the 5, but hopefully Gary can become a serviceable shooter. On paper, Lat and Kavas should've been the 4's that Hoiberg wanted, but that type of player just hasn't panned out. They're longer, but not nearly as strong or athletic and didn't live up to their expectations as shooters. Aside from CJ, all of our shooters have had non-shooter's numbers while at Nebraska. Fact is, if there are 6'9" athletes who are legitimately skilled offensively in the portal, they're probably not coming to Nebraska.
  11. A stronger David Rivers is a good Nebraska comp. But also, teams like Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan State, etc have three or four Gary-type players every year. And they all play the 4. Most fans still seem to think Big Ten teams roll out players the size of Karl Malone at power forward along with a traditional center. But that hasn't been true in about 20 years. Painter tried starting a traditional power forward type (Trevion Williams, who was probably their second best player) at the 4 with Edey at the 5 this year. But it didn't work, so Williams got moved to the bench. Purdue's starting 4 was Mason Gillis, who is the same exact size at Gary. He averaged 6.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.1 apg on 50% shooting. Does all the little things and is a versatile defender. He wasn't a shooter when he got to Purdue, but is now because that's what Painter does. Other than that, they are very similar players.
  12. I think it’ll be refreshing to have a low volume, high efficiency player who’s praised for his defense and energy. Our typical recruits have been high volume, very low efficiency players who weren’t interested in defense and generally looked unmotivated when the ball wasn’t in their hands.
  13. Was a part time starter on a team that went to the Elite 8. Last year, got significant playing time on a team that also went to the Elite 8. Shoots 50%+ from the field and doesn't turn the ball over, so he seems to know his role. Apparently has a reputation of being a rugged, tough defender. Built like an outside linebacker. He and Griesel would certainly help turn around our recent culture of being mentally and physically soft. Edit: I thought he played for Arkansas. Did not go to two straight elite 8’s. Too many bourbons today.
  14. Let's hope Howard can pull it off. He looks to me like a guy who could be a valuable player at some of the blue bloods that are after him, let alone at Nebraska.
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