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    Gilstrap update

    I know everyone is pretty fixed on the FB coaching search but here's another report on Marquis Gilstrap ("Strap" is his nickname).

    I just returned home from his game tonight. Marquis's team was scheduled to play Seminole CC but that team dropped out of the tourny a few weeks ago. In their place, they played the JUCO equivilant of an "EA Sports" type team made up of a number of former college players. There was talent and size on the other team but with only a few weeks to prepare, they had little chance.

    Compaired to the last game I attended, Marquis played much better, particularly on defense. He stuck with his man much better even though the guy he was guarding was much better then the last dude.

    For those looking for someone who can attack the rim and elevate, Marquis wont disappoint. On 4 occasions, he made aggressive moves to the hoop, dunking over a guy once. Scored on a lob dunk over a guy. Scored on a great dunk where he left the ground several feet outside on the lane on the left baseline. and finally another dunk over a guy that he just missed.

    On the rebounding side, he had a number of physical rebounds even though the other team had an Aaron Agnew type 6-10 300+ guy in the middle who was a former player and coach at Gulf Coast.

    I sat closer to the floor this game and paid closer attention to his ball handling. I didn't notice it before but he has very large hands and takes care of the ball well. He seemed to see the floor well and didnt hesitate to distribute the ball when he could have tried to dirve into coverage.

    Finally, I sat with a couple guys who played on Marquis's summer team (with him and Brad Reese). I asked them what the best part of his game was and they said creating off the dribble/taking it to the hoop.

    There's another game tomorrow night. Since GCCC was up by 45 with about 15 minutes left in the second half, he only had like 25 minutes tonight.

    More to come........


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    Re: Gilstrap update

    Creating off the dribble and taking it too the hoop. Those are two things this year's team needs desperately. Hopefully both Gilstrap and Colvin can bring that.



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    Re: Gilstrap update

    Thanks for the update
    Why is it that he supposedly only has 1 year to play?



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    Re: Gilstrap update

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    Thanks for the update
    Why is it that he supposedly only has 1 year to play?
    5 to play 4 deal. He had to sit a year due to injury. Has a pretty solid case for a medical but as I understand it, they cant ask until after next year.



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    Re: Gilstrap update

    As always great work. Thanks for the updates. How's his jumper looking?


    Now that MBB is back, do we still have to pretend that WBB matters?

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    Re: Gilstrap update

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    As always great work. Thanks for the updates. How's his jumper looking?
    The first game, he hit several from outside and looked good. He was too busy dunking this game

    I asked his former teammate who had the better outside shot and he said Marquis was a little better then Brad Reese.



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    Quote Originally Posted by scubapohl1 View Post
    The first game, he hit several from outside and looked good. He was too busy dunking this game

    I asked his former teammate who had the better outside shot and he said Marquis was a little better then Brad Reese.
    sounds like we did indeed find a diamond in the rough. thanks.


    Now that MBB is back, do we still have to pretend that WBB matters?

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    Re: Gilstrap update

    im really pumped to have him next year along with colvin. i think they are the missing links with this team and i feel like we can win lots of games next yr barring a transfer or someone who jst doesnt think basketball is for them



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