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    Kevin Durant Skills Academy

    Does the fact that Aaron White also got invited to this camp ruin any excitement for BDJ?

    @DaveZABC5: Aaron White has been invited to the Kevin Durant Skills Academy later this month.



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    Re: Kevin Durant Skills Academy

    Somebody has to hand BDJ his Gatorade. Might as well be Aaron White.


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    Re: Kevin Durant Skills Academy

    HAHAHA!


    Yes and no. According to Hawk fans he's one of the top players in the nation. LOL!



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    Re: Kevin Durant Skills Academy

    So who pulled out so they had to fill the slot at the last minute with Pasty McGinger?

    Seriously, most of the invites went out a month and a half ago.


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    Re: Kevin Durant Skills Academy

    The first half of the year, White did look like a legit player. The second half of the year, he disappeared.



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    Re: Kevin Durant Skills Academy

    Fault me for defending a Hawkeye, but I fully believe Aaron White has the talent to justify him getting an invite. Put me in the camp where I've always been a big Aaron White guy. However, I'm not sure there is a coach out there who underutilizes his talents like Mad Fran does, which is a lot of the reason why White ended up dissapeared mid-act last year. White is one of those guys I could only dream of being in Hoiberg's system where he truly could be a force. The dude has skills and runs like a gazelle, which both are great Hoiball traits.



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    Re: Kevin Durant Skills Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermv View Post
    Fault me for defending a Hawkeye, but I fully believe Aaron White has the talent to justify him getting an invite. Put me in the camp where I've always been a big Aaron White guy. However, I'm not sure there is a coach out there who underutilizes his talents like Mad Fran does, which is a lot of the reason why White ended up dissapeared mid-act last year. White is one of those guys I could only dream of being in Hoiberg's system where he truly could be a force. The dude has skills and runs like a gazelle, which both are great Hoiball traits.

    Really?



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    Re: Kevin Durant Skills Academy

    I've found Aaron White is always one of those players who is in the right place at the right time. He gets nearly all of his points off good looks from other players and off plays where the ball is already close to the hoop. I guess you could say that's a skill.



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    Re: Kevin Durant Skills Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermv View Post
    Fault me for defending a Hawkeye, but I fully believe Aaron White has the talent to justify him getting an invite. Put me in the camp where I've always been a big Aaron White guy. However, I'm not sure there is a coach out there who underutilizes his talents like Mad Fran does, which is a lot of the reason why White ended up dissapeared mid-act last year. White is one of those guys I could only dream of being in Hoiberg's system where he truly could be a force. The dude has skills and runs like a gazelle, which both are great Hoiball traits.
    It's hard to utilize a guy who doesn't like to shoot outside of three feet nor likes contact. He's a finesse stretch four without the jump shot. He does run the floor well and has good instincts on cutting to the basket, if he's a fourth scoring option a team you're probably in real good shape, if he's first or second, not so much.



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    Re: Kevin Durant Skills Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by mjacobs View Post
    I've found Aaron White is always one of those players who is in the right place at the right time. He gets nearly all of his points off good looks from other players and off plays where the ball is already close to the hoop. I guess you could say that's a skill.
    I honestly think that is one of the most under-appreciated skills a player of any game can possess. Being in the right place at the right time is a great skill to have. You have to have vision for the flow of the game to do it...and if the result is a bunch of "easy" relatively uncontested shots then yes, I would say he has some skill.


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    Re: Kevin Durant Skills Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermv View Post
    Fault me for defending a Hawkeye, but I fully believe Aaron White has the talent to justify him getting an invite. Put me in the camp where I've always been a big Aaron White guy. However, I'm not sure there is a coach out there who underutilizes his talents like Mad Fran does, which is a lot of the reason why White ended up dissapeared mid-act last year. White is one of those guys I could only dream of being in Hoiberg's system where he truly could be a force. The dude has skills and runs like a gazelle, which both are great Hoiball traits.
    Don't you mean "like a Gesell?"




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    Re: Kevin Durant Skills Academy

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    Really?

    Very few plays can throw down an uncontested layup like Aaron White.


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    Re: Kevin Durant Skills Academy

    didn't he have like 27 and 18 against us?



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    Re: Kevin Durant Skills Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural View Post
    Really?
    Yes, really. I also see him as a guy whose play really depends on his confidence level, which isn't very high right now. This is another reason I feel he could greatly benefit from Hoiberg, as I truly believe Hoiberg is about as good as any coach at trusting and building confidence in a player. Fran, I'd say not so much, as evidenced by his demeanor and his whole team's colapse last year.

    Lastly, there is also a reason why I've seen multiple threads on this site where Cyclone fans debate if they could only have one player switch over from the Hawkeyes to the Cyclones, who would that be, and the overwhelming response has been White (even over Marble). Our own fans wouldn't say that if he has no skills.


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    Re: Kevin Durant Skills Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    didn't he have like 27 and 18 against us?
    25 & 17 but your point stands.


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