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    Sledge = Barea?

    Is Tavon Sledge going to be our version of JJ Barea with the added ability to dunk. If so it's going to be fun to watch. Going to be frustrating for other teams to have to try to defend him.



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    Re: Sledge = Barea?

    Quote Originally Posted by ManBearClone View Post
    Is Tavon Sledge going to be our version of JJ Barea with the added ability to dunk. If so it's going to be fun to watch. Going to be frustrating for other teams to have to try to defend him.
    Sledge=instant press breaker


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    Re: Sledge = Barea?

    I am really excited to see Sledge play. From all the press clippings it sure sounds like we got a steal, and it seems as though he could be a great asset coming off of the bench next year.



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    Re: Sledge = Barea?

    Let's not get ahead of ourselves, he hasn't stepped foot on campus, nor a division 1 game, ill reserve judgement til then



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    Re: Sledge = Barea?

    He plays next weekend in an all star charity game against/with great talent. I'll be interested to see how he does although it's largely irrelevant.



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    Re: Sledge = Barea?

    Quote Originally Posted by ManBearClone View Post
    Is Tavon Sledge going to be our version of JJ Barea with the added ability to dunk. If so it's going to be fun to watch. Going to be frustrating for other teams to have to try to defend him.
    There was a small point guard in the Sweet Sixteen who was very effective and he didn't have the explosiveness of Sledge. (I can't remember his name or the team, other than he is black).

    A short, quick, athletic PG can definitely be effective at the college level. Additionally, it sounds like Sledge has a decent outside shot as well. I'm most excited to see what he and White can do next season.


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    Re: Sledge = Barea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    He plays next weekend in an all star charity game against/with great talent. I'll be interested to see how he does although it's largely irrelevant.
    he plays THIS weekend in a bigtime NYC aau event. he had 15 and 10 last weekend against very good competition. supposedly his shot is improving.



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    Re: Sledge = Barea?

    Quote Originally Posted by bostrem00 View Post
    Let's not get ahead of ourselves, he hasn't stepped foot on campus, nor a division 1 game, ill reserve judgement til then
    might be too late by then, there are no reserved seats on the bandwagon.


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    Re: Sledge = Barea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psiclone View Post
    There was a small point guard in the Sweet Sixteen who was very effective and he didn't have the explosiveness of Sledge. (I can't remember his name or the team, other than he is black).

    A short, quick, athletic PG can definitely be effective at the college level. Additionally, it sounds like Sledge has a decent outside shot as well. I'm most excited to see what he and White can do next season.
    Joey Rodriguez from VCU was about same built 5'10", 175lb like Tavon. Joey was really good PG who knew how to get others involved.



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    Re: Sledge = Barea?

    He didn't get All-State in NY for nothing...I'm so excited for this kid!!


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    Re: Sledge = Barea?

    Quote Originally Posted by greatshu View Post
    Joey Rodriguez from VCU was about same built 5'10", 175lb like Tavon. Joey was really good PG who knew how to get others involved.
    That's probably a lot better comp than Barea. Barea is one of those 1 in million stories, where the undersized guy from a tiny school makes it in the big leagues by out-working and out-smarting everyone else. It's an incredible story, really. Watching those games, I can't get over how much he looks like a young (much smaller) Jason Kidd.



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    Re: Sledge = Barea?

    the highlights of sledge remind me of purdue's point guard i think jackson is his name. he's about 5'9" but almost impossible to keep out of the lane



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    Re: Sledge = Barea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyforce View Post
    might be too late by then, there are no reserved seats on the bandwagon.
    There are also apparently many open seats on the rationality train too....



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