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    props to Brister

    Anyone else pleasantly surprised by Brister? Yeah, he got a little out of control at times, but he also played extremely well at times, too. He's got a good handle and has the potential to be an outstanding passer. A good example of his potential was when he drove from the left side under the basket and drew two defenders to him and passed the ball right between them to a wide open player who scored easily. That was a Tinsley-esque pass. I think when he settles down and learns to play within himself and the system, he's going to be a really good point guard for us.

    It's nice that we have three very different styles of PG. But I wonder if we'll continue to see all three of them play throughout the season. The advantage is that we can adapt our lineup to the weaknesses of the other team. The risk is that we lose continuity by continually switching lineups. Not sure if you want to do that at the PG spot.


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    Re: props to Brister

    Quote Originally Posted by necromancy View Post
    Anyone else pleasantly surprised by Brister? Yeah, he got a little out of control at times, but he also played extremely well at times, too. He's got a good handle and has the potential to be an outstanding passer. A good example of his potential was when he drove from the left side under the basket and drew two defenders to him and passed the ball right between them to a wide open player who scored easily. That was a Tinsley-esque pass. I think when he settles down and learns to play within himself and the system, he's going to be a really good point guard for us.

    It's nice that we have three very different styles of PG. But I wonder if we'll continue to see all three of them play throughout the season. The advantage is that we can adapt our lineup to the weaknesses of the other team. The risk is that we lose continuity by continually switching lineups. Not sure if you want to do that at the PG spot.
    After attending the game Saturday night, I'd have to say that Peterson is going to be playing A LOT!!

    Brister played out of control too much and Garrett needs to work on his handle a little. He lost the ball everytime he tried a spin move. Once on a fast break and once under our own basket.


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    Re: props to Brister

    I think after a year or so in McDermotts system he will be excellent. Hes a little rough but we like the rough ones who are willing to be taught.



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    Re: props to Brister

    Quote Originally Posted by necromancy View Post
    Anyone else pleasantly surprised by Brister? Yeah, he got a little out of control at times, but he also played extremely well at times, too. He's got a good handle and has the potential to be an outstanding passer. A good example of his potential was when he drove from the left side under the basket and drew two defenders to him and passed the ball right between them to a wide open player who scored easily. That was a Tinsley-esque pass. I think when he settles down and learns to play within himself and the system, he's going to be a really good point guard for us.

    It's nice that we have three very different styles of PG. But I wonder if we'll continue to see all three of them play throughout the season. The advantage is that we can adapt our lineup to the weaknesses of the other team. The risk is that we lose continuity by continually switching lineups. Not sure if you want to do that at the PG spot.
    Quote from GMac - "Best point gaurd I've ever seen that can't shoot."



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    Re: props to Brister

    Quote Originally Posted by kg-cyclone View Post
    Quote from GMac - "Best point gaurd I've ever seen that can't shoot."
    Brister? and can you find that quote online?

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    Re: props to Brister

    I guess I have not seen enough of him to comment. For whatever reason, his minutes have been limited in the past 2 games. Just 2 minutes Friday and 5 minutes on Saturday.



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    Re: props to Brister

    Quote Originally Posted by necromancy View Post
    Anyone else pleasantly surprised by Brister? Yeah, he got a little out of control at times, but he also played extremely well at times, too. He's got a good handle and has the potential to be an outstanding passer. A good example of his potential was when he drove from the left side under the basket and drew two defenders to him and passed the ball right between them to a wide open player who scored easily. That was a Tinsley-esque pass. I think when he settles down and learns to play within himself and the system, he's going to be a really good point guard for us.

    It's nice that we have three very different styles of PG. But I wonder if we'll continue to see all three of them play throughout the season. The advantage is that we can adapt our lineup to the weaknesses of the other team. The risk is that we lose continuity by continually switching lineups. Not sure if you want to do that at the PG spot.
    I was very impressed with Brister. Not sure I'd say he was out of control that much at all. Really nice dish to Boozer on Saturday night and seems to have a very good handle on the ball.

    Garrett was the least impressive. Looks like he can break teams down. But has a tendancy to take off and leave the ball behind him. Especially at the end of the game. But Mac has him in there at cruch time - so he must see something.

    At the start, I thought this Peterson starting thing was kind of a wake up call for Garrett. And also factored by Wes being hurt. Thought for sure come UNI or iowa, Garrett would be the point and such. But now I'm not so sure and pretty convinced as said elsewhere that Peterson will see the floor plenty. Few too many turnovers, but it's a new team and very, very early. But he seems to be a JC Holloway-esque player with a 3 point shot. Cut back the turnovers, and you can really see what GMac likes about the kid.

    If Wes plays as we expect and can adjust to the 2 spot, and especially if we get Lucca back and he lives up to the hype, this team could be pretty darn good and knock more than a few teams off.



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    Re: props to Brister

    After attending the game Saturday night, I'd have to say that Peterson is going to be playing A LOT!!
    If you'd only seen the game Friday night, you'd be saying the opposite. Three young guys, they're all going to be up and down, but regardless, I really like what they all bring to the table. I think Brister is the only real pass first, set up a guy PG on the team though.



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    Re: props to Brister

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I think Brister is the only real pass first, set up a guy PG on the team though.
    Hard to say after just one game. I was very impressed/happy to see Garrett give up the break away to Rashon for the big dunk on Friday night, however.

    Lot of guys in our recent past would've just taken it in themselves.



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    Re: props to Brister

    I also think Peterson looks like our best option right now (Which would probably be why he's starting huh?). His handle is better than Garrett's and his outside shot is better than both Garrett's and Brister's. I noticed he played a lot of off-guard on Saturday while Garrett ran the point. I also noticed that our walk-ons (Peterson and Haluska) were guarding the other team's best scorers. I wasn't especially impressed with that though as they constantly followed their man around picks at the top of the key.


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    Re: props to Brister

    Anyone know why Brister is seeing the bench far more than he's seeing the court?



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    Re: props to Brister

    Yes, after Friday I thought Peterson was in over his head and Garrett would be starting soon. Crazy.



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    Re: props to Brister

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Anyone know why Brister is seeing the bench far more than he's seeing the court?
    I recall him not playing in an exhibition game because he showed up late. If that was more than an isolated incident it could be impacting his playing time.


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    Re: props to Brister

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    At the start, I thought this Peterson starting thing was kind of a wake up call for Garrett. And also factored by Wes being hurt. Thought for sure come UNI or iowa, Garrett would be the point and such. But now I'm not so sure and pretty convinced as said elsewhere that Peterson will see the floor plenty. Few too many turnovers, but it's a new team and very, very early. But he seems to be a JC Holloway-esque player with a 3 point shot. Cut back the turnovers, and you can really see what GMac likes about the kid.
    No doubt about it, he's the best right now. I like the comparison with JC Holloway. It's a huge plus that he can hit the 3, too. I'm really glad he agreed to come to ISU without a scholarship offer, although he has one now. I really started to take notice against Centennary when he got hammered really hard taking the ball to the hoop and still managed to get the basket.


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    Re: props to Brister

    OK...although I agree Peterson is by far the best outside shooter, he lacks what I believe is the most critical thing our team needs. He lacks the ability to break down the defense, drive the lane at will and score or dish from there. Both DG and MB CAN do this and have shown flashes of brilliance doing it.

    I think Peterson is a fine substitute, but if he is still starting come Big 12 play I think he will get eaten alive and the team is going to suffer. Difficult to run an offense from the half court line and we just played two teams that should have been beat by 20+. He struggled big time on Friday and though he made some shots on Saturday (which I believe people are indicating is the primary reason he should see the court "ALOT), he still struggled with the defensive pressure of their quick guards (as did Haluska by the way).

    Bottom line, we need a PG that can break down the defense. Peterson can't do this and eventually it will catch up with him which is why I believe he is on his way out come Big 12 play as DG and MB get more court time and experience.



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