Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20
  1. #1
    Legend
    Points: 183,337, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 24.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Aclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, Ia.
    Posts
    13,052
    Points
    183,337
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 248
    Given: 1,025

    L.A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?

    It's midseason, so I guess that I was wondering about L.A. Pomlee's progress in practice--it has to be a huge asset to have CB to practice against, and I hope he's soaking up the lessons. Does anyone have a practice report?

    It becomes more important next season, whether CB leaves or not, but if Bracking is n the NBA, Pomlee could become a focal point down low, especially on defense (and rebounding).

    Just curious, is L.A.'s base athleticism (running, jumping, quickness) in practice comparable to Brackins'?



  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 144,359, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cybsball20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    12,718
    Points
    144,359
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 184
    Given: 34

    Re: L.A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?

    I'd be interested in seeing his progress in the weight room...



    Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/MarkHanrahan20

    Check out my blog
    http://markhanrahan.com

    and tune into "Extra Innings" Thursdays at 6pm on 1460kxno

  3. #3
    Legend
    Points: 183,337, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 24.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Aclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, Ia.
    Posts
    13,052
    Points
    183,337
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 248
    Given: 1,025

    Re: L.A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I'd be interested in seeing his progress in the weight room...
    That too, but to my understanding, L.A. was really raw offensively. Of course, the Kelvin Cato school of offense (go hard to the hole and dunk everything) has it's own innate value.



  4. #4
    Legend
    Points: 144,359, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cybsball20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    12,718
    Points
    144,359
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 184
    Given: 34

    Re: L.A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?

    Joey Dorsey was really raw offensively and if LA can be half the player he was I will be really happy...



    Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/MarkHanrahan20

    Check out my blog
    http://markhanrahan.com

    and tune into "Extra Innings" Thursdays at 6pm on 1460kxno

  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 36,231, Level: 58
    Level completed: 66%, Points required for next Level: 419
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    cycloneman003's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Clive
    Posts
    3,017
    Points
    36,231
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 56
    Given: 5

    Re: L.A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?

    i think LA will be a really though/physical defender and rebounder. next season his offense still wont quite be there, because he really cant step out very far at all, but could complement CB very nicely inside next year. LA does all the dirty work while Craig pours in the buckets.


    ALL IN

  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 108,386, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 26.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    JP4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sommerset
    Posts
    7,222
    Points
    108,386
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,011
    Given: 389

    Re: L.A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    That too, but to my understanding, L.A. was really raw offensively. Of course, the Kelvin Cato school of offense (go hard to the hole and dunk everything) has it's own innate value.
    If I was ever close to the court I'd make sure to keep my eyes open with Cato. You never knew on defense when you'd see him swat a ball into the crowd.



  7. #7
    Legend
    Points: 183,337, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 24.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Aclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, Ia.
    Posts
    13,052
    Points
    183,337
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 248
    Given: 1,025

    Re: L.A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Joey Dorsey was really raw offensively and if LA can be half the player he was I will be really happy...
    I suspect that Hamilton+Pomlee=Dorsey+???, but that's "someday". The real question is "how soon?"

    And L.A. will be playing in a conference with competent big men--unlike Dorsey.



  8. #8
    Legend
    Points: 144,359, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cybsball20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    12,718
    Points
    144,359
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 184
    Given: 34

    Re: L.A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    I suspect that Hamilton+Pomlee=Dorsey+???, but that's "someday". The real question is "how soon?"

    And L.A. will be playing in a conference with competent big men--unlike Dorsey.
    Dorsey also held his own against one of the toughest non conference shedules ever... Hamilton has nothing to do with what I want from Pomlee, they are totally different. I want to see Pomlee be the strongest guy on the floor, every game, to make up for his lack of height... IF he is able to force post guys out 10-12 feet (Like Iowa did to Brackins) it will make all the difference...



    Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/MarkHanrahan20

    Check out my blog
    http://markhanrahan.com

    and tune into "Extra Innings" Thursdays at 6pm on 1460kxno

  9. #9
    Starter
    Points: 16,073, Level: 38
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 377
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    ce1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    964
    Points
    16,073
    Level
    38
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 12
    Given: 47

    Re: L.A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?

    What i'd really like is to get L.A. to the point where he can play like Stevie Johnson or Kenny Pratt...be a rebounding *machine*, a low-post immovable object, and capable of cleaning up the garbage around the rim, offensively. And being a bad-*** while doing it.

    If he can provide that type of low-post presence, he'll fit a role perfectly and be a valuable player. Even if he doesn't have a consistent 12 foot shot.



  10. #10
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 43,607, Level: 64
    Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 643
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    3,722
    Points
    43,607
    Level
    64
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 34
    Given: 23

    Re: L.A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?

    Quote Originally Posted by ce1 View Post
    What i'd really like is to get L.A. to the point where he can play like Stevie Johnson or Kenny Pratt...be a rebounding *machine*, a low-post immovable object, and capable of cleaning up the garbage around the rim, offensively. And being a bad-*** while doing it.

    If he can provide that type of low-post presence, he'll fit a role perfectly and be a valuable player. Even if he doesn't have a consistent 12 foot shot.
    Kenny Pratt was much more than a garbage time scoring threat. He has some assume post moves and could get his shot off against almost anyone.



  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 60,433, Level: 76
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 1,217
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    2,186
    Points
    60,433
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 215
    Given: 145

    Re: L.A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?

    I don't know how his progression is coming this year, but "raw" doesnt begin to describe his skillset coming in. I watched him play for the Martin Bros. AAU team last summer and he is probably one of the best atheletes I have ever seen in high school basketball. The only problem is that he didn't really look like a basketball player. He had a couple really big dunks just based on pure atheletisism but he was not remotely a threat on O for the most part and his D was nothing to get excited about. He got pushed around for much of the game but the guys he was guarding on both ends of the court. He did also have a couple big blocks with his jumping ability overcoming positioning. He definetely has some work to do in bulking up and the mental aspect of basketball but he is full of potential.



  12. #12
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 63,576, Level: 78
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 1,274
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Ficklone02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    City by the Bay
    Posts
    4,017
    Points
    63,576
    Level
    78
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 34
    Given: 122

    Re: L.A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    Dorsey also held his own against one of the toughest non conference shedules ever... Hamilton has nothing to do with what I want from Pomlee, they are totally different. I want to see Pomlee be the strongest guy on the floor, every game, to make up for his lack of height... IF he is able to force post guys out 10-12 feet (Like Iowa did to Brackins) it will make all the difference...
    Makes a lot of sense.

    Curiously, this is what I was hoping Mann would provide this year. After seeing how he fits into our rotation this year, I'm wondering if Coach regrets not redshirting him.



  13. #13
    Legend
    Points: 144,359, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cybsball20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    12,718
    Points
    144,359
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 184
    Given: 34

    Re: L.A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    Makes a lot of sense.

    Curiously, this is what I was hoping Mann would provide this year. After seeing how he fits into our rotation this year, I'm wondering if Coach regrets not redshirting him.
    Mann is too small to play that role. Pomlee is what 6'7" I would give Mann 6'4" 6'5" at best. I stood right next to him (I'm 6'5")and could see that I was taller. Mann also just seems out of place and akward. I still wouldn't be suprsed to see him transfer and I think thats why he wasn't redshirted.



    Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/MarkHanrahan20

    Check out my blog
    http://markhanrahan.com

    and tune into "Extra Innings" Thursdays at 6pm on 1460kxno

  14. #14
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 42,080, Level: 63
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 870
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    tman24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    4,133
    Points
    42,080
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 48
    Given: 56

    Re: L.A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?

    mann does just seem out of place


    Hooray for Metaphors!

  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 352,344, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUFan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Grimes, IA
    Posts
    33,310
    Points
    352,344
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,075
    Given: 620

    Re: L.A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?

    L. A. Tastes Great, or Less Filling?
    That's what she said.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • August 29, 2015
  • 06:00 PM