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    JVB is the key to the season

    His presence changes our offensive look greatly. While he is a liability on the defensive end, he helps spread teams out on the other end, and helps get Scottie open as well as driving lanes for the other guys.

    Stay out of foul trouble, big fella



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    Re: JVB is the key to the season

    I thought the exact same thing at the start of the second half when we made our run.

    He improves the ever-so-important spacing, stretches the defense, and can knock down shots.

    We will have to live with his defense. He has been rebounding better, though.


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    Re: JVB is the key to the season

    Agreed...he has to learn when to just let the guy score two points and live to play another play. 2 points isn't nearly as important as keeping the big fella on the floor. He creates so many match up problems for the opposing D and even though he is a liability defensively he is still tall to have a tremendous impact on rebounding.



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    Re: JVB is the key to the season

    his shot hasn't been there the past 3-4 games, but I completely agree that he needs to be on the floor. The spacing is entirely different when Railey or Godfrey have to pick up the slack when JVB is riding the pine.



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    Re: JVB is the key to the season

    Makes me kind of step back and realize he is exactly what Craig needed last year. I think Fred knows how important it is too, he left him out there with three fouls at the start of the second half. We definitely needed him out there



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    Re: JVB is the key to the season

    JVB makes all the difference for this team. He must do a better job of not picking up the silly fouls and learn to use them wisely.


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    Re: JVB is the key to the season

    JVB's defense is no worse than Railey or Godfrey. We don't have a single good post defender. JVB offensively is a bigger threat than Railey or Godfrey, so he's a huge key to success.



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    Re: JVB is the key to the season

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    His presence changes our offensive look greatly. While he is a liability on the defensive end, he helps spread teams out on the other end, and helps get Scottie open as well as driving lanes for the other guys.

    Stay out of foul trouble, big fella
    I disagree with this statement. He simply doesn't have the interior post game that we need with this team. If you look at what Iowa did on defense and had success with, it was their extended zone. When the other team extends the zone like that, there is a ton of room down low. A couple times, we were able to penetrate the zone, with DG or Anderson, and they were easy buckets. But what we need, is a solid big man to work down low. JVB simply doesn't have a post game, and until we show that we have someone that can provide that, other teams will keep defending us this way.

    Not to mention, he sucks on defense.



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