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    Re: Williams Blog: K.J. Bluford's upside

    Does the comparison to tyrus end with the skill set, or does this kid have the work ethic of tyrus too? Tyrus' work ethic is what makes him truly special, and is the reason he's a fan favorite



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    Re: Williams Blog: K.J. Bluford's upside

    Good write up. SDW, Matt Thomas, Bluford, Niang, Bubu, Ejim should all be capable three point shooters.

    You can tell Fred loves multiple shooters who can really spread the floor out.



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    Re: Williams Blog: K.J. Bluford's upside

    Quote Originally Posted by Cychotiic View Post
    Does the comparison to tyrus end with the skill set, or does this kid have the work ethic of tyrus too? Tyrus' work ethic is what makes him truly special, and is the reason he's a fan favorite
    Good question. It's pretty hard to judge work ethic until the guy gets on campus IMO...

    Skill set he is similar to Tyrus though. A great shooter, not a great defender, high energy guy.



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    Re: Williams Blog: K.J. Bluford's upside

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    Good write up. SDW, Matt Thomas, Bluford, Niang, Bubu, Ejim should all be capable three point shooters.

    You can tell Fred loves multiple shooters who can really spread the floor out.
    And Monte Morris and Naz Long. Lots of shooters.



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    Re: Williams Blog: K.J. Bluford's upside

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Good question. It's pretty hard to judge work ethic until the guy gets on campus IMO...

    Skill set he is similar to Tyrus though. A great shooter, not a great defender, high energy guy.

    Yes and no. I think the question is if he has the hustle mentality. The thing about Tyrus is he is always around the ball, that pesky little **** that drives other teams wild. You can usually see that in his current games.



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    Re: Williams Blog: K.J. Bluford's upside

    How does he play defense?


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

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    Re: Williams Blog: K.J. Bluford's upside

    Thanks for additional info CW.
    I like the fact he has the expectation of a "Magee role" coming into the program. I assume the plan, at least initially, will be as the 6th man off the bench and instant offense. If he is better than that and carves out a starting spot good for him and CFH, but having a sharp shooter coming fresh off the bench is a big bonus for the Cyclones these past two years. I would like to have a guy like this every year on the team.
    I think we all appreciate how Fred uses McGee is the spark coming in at the first time out and how it helps this team either pull even if ISU's in lull or extend a lead once he does. The more shooting options the better.



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    Re: Williams Blog: K.J. Bluford's upside

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Yes and no. I think the question is if he has the hustle mentality. The thing about Tyrus is he is always around the ball, that pesky little **** that drives other teams wild. You can usually see that in his current games.
    I meant more like, work outside of practice/games that he will be willing to put in. Extra stuff. Not really talking about what fans see at Hilton.



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    Re: Williams Blog: K.J. Bluford's upside

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    I meant more like, work outside of practice/games that he will be willing to put in. Extra stuff. Not really talking about what fans see at Hilton.

    Ah got ya. I dumb.



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    Re: Williams Blog: K.J. Bluford's upside

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Good question. It's pretty hard to judge work ethic until the guy gets on campus IMO...

    Skill set he is similar to Tyrus though. A great shooter, not a great defender, high energy guy.
    Safe to say by now that Hoiberg's got an offensive bias, and "make what you can of the defense" philosophy. Which as a fan who wants to be entertained - is fine by me.



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    Re: Williams Blog: K.J. Bluford's upside

    Williams Blug HA!



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    Re: Williams Blog: K.J. Bluford's upside

    Quote Originally Posted by madcityCY View Post
    Safe to say by now that Hoiberg's got an offensive bias, and "make what you can of the defense" philosophy. Which as a fan who wants to be entertained - is fine by me.
    That was also Johnny Orr's philosophy



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    Re: Williams Blog: K.J. Bluford's upside

    Quote Originally Posted by madcityCY View Post
    Safe to say by now that Hoiberg's got an offensive bias, and "make what you can of the defense" philosophy. Which as a fan who wants to be entertained - is fine by me.
    Basically outscore you, and make you speed up to keep up. Oklahoma tried and got destroyed.

    I was concerned about the number of bombs this guy throws up, but it does make sense that they're probably well guarded if they don't have a lot of threats.



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    Re: Williams Blog: K.J. Bluford's upside

    Quote Originally Posted by madcityCY View Post
    Safe to say by now that Hoiberg's got an offensive bias, and "make what you can of the defense" philosophy. Which as a fan who wants to be entertained - is fine by me.
    Good point, I also think its not easy to find a lot of kids right of HS that want to be great defenders. This is even more the case with juco players. I look at juco guards as hired guns to come in and put up points. If we can play team defense the way we have the last 2 years, then things will be fine.



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