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    Exhibition #2 Recap

    Another impressive performance from the Clones tonight...hard not to start to get a bit excited...

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    Re: Exhibition #2 Recap

    I'm also starting to get excited about how the team is looking this year, but trying to not get too overeager just yet.

    I think it was a good write-up, but based on the first two games I think I'd put Lucca just above Christopherson. Christopherson is definitely quicker, and therefore better on the defensive end, but I think at this point Lucca has a better understanding of what needs to be done on offense, and has a shot that is a little more automatic.
    I'd also put Hamilton higher for now too. I think Dendy may take over the starting position eventually because of his athleticism, but just like with Lucca, with a year of D1 basketball under his belt, I think Hamilton is ahead of Dendy in decision-making right now.

    I'm just excited to see so many good athletes this year. If they play well as a team, we may do some serious head turning this year.



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    Re: Exhibition #2 Recap

    I agree with your top five with one exception. I would have to put CC in the top five over SC. I really like both players, but when it comes to defending the top point guards in the Big XII I'd have to go with CC over SC.



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    Re: Exhibition #2 Recap

    Doubt Dorr redshirts as McD says with JVB's lack of conditioning, he may need him for depth.

    Scary to think how many options this team has, but I want to see how well we drive to the basket and interior play when the teams get a little bigger inside and faster outside before I have my thoughts on who should be starting other than DG and CB.



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    Re: Exhibition #2 Recap

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedredbird View Post
    Doubt Dorr redshirts as McD says with JVB's lack of conditioning, he may need him for depth.

    Scary to think how many options this team has, but I want to see how well we drive to the basket and interior play when the teams get a little bigger inside and faster outside before I have my thoughts on who should be starting other than DG and CB.
    I remember hearing that as well.

    Why not just use Pomlee for depth? That still leaves Brackins, Dendy, Hamilton, and Pomlee up front, with Gilstrap rotating in while JVB gets his conditioning back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I remember hearing that as well.

    Why not just use Pomlee for depth? That still leaves Brackins, Dendy, Hamilton, and Pomlee up front, with Gilstrap rotating in while JVB gets his conditioning back.
    I agree. I think those four (five if you count MG) can handle it for the first month while JVB gets back in shape.



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    Re: Exhibition #2 Recap

    Quote Originally Posted by twistedredbird View Post
    Doubt Dorr redshirts as McD says with JVB's lack of conditioning, he may need him for depth.

    Scary to think how many options this team has, but I want to see how well we drive to the basket and interior play when the teams get a little bigger inside and faster outside before I have my thoughts on who should be starting other than DG and CB.
    Dorr is not the answer for post depth. He's a 6'5" freshman walk-on. He is here for practicing purposes, like most walk-ons are.



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    Re: Exhibition #2 Recap

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    I agree. I think those four (five if you count MG) can handle it for the first month while JVB gets back in shape.
    I'm cool with Alex seeing a few minutes, but that redshirt seems like a better deal for his development.

    I don't want Alex to lose a year just to play garbage time minutes, but then, no one wants to see something like Brackings getting hurt playing unnecessary minutes against Idaho State or something like that.

    Still, I think the 4/5 guys can handle the load. Pomlee could handle some minutes and be just fine.


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    I will just wish Mr. Dorr, and Mr. Palu, all the best. If they do play, I hope that it's because we stole a couple good kids out from under people's noses. Because, as we have seen, walk--ons do not make the world go around in major conferences.

    I think the thing that I am most impressed with is that Mac is trying to make a statement right out of the gate. He signed a one year juco, and a regular juco, to go with Brackins returning. So, despite all of the "I'm building a program" nonsense that he kept saying last year as the losses mounted, that says that he knows this is the year that he has to make it happen.

    It does my heart good to see that he is willing to go out and run over people. That is exciting, and it could very well make Hilton a tough place to play again.

    Let's just hope that he is committed to this. It will be interesting to see what happens when we play a team that fights back.



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    Re: Exhibition #2 Recap

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy1969 View Post
    I will just wish Mr. Dorr, and Mr. Palu, all the best. If they do play, I hope that it's because we stole a couple good kids out from under people's noses. Because, as we have seen, walk--ons do not make the world go around in major conferences.

    I think the thing that I am most impressed with is that Mac is trying to make a statement right out of the gate. He signed a one year juco, and a regular juco, to go with Brackins returning. So, despite all of the "I'm building a program" nonsense that he kept saying last year as the losses mounted, that says that he knows this is the year that he has to make it happen.

    It does my heart good to see that he is willing to go out and run over people. That is exciting, and it could very well make Hilton a tough place to play again.

    Let's just hope that he is committed to this. It will be interesting to see what happens when we play a team that fights back.
    You know that recruiting these guys was part of building a program, right?


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    Re: Exhibition #2 Recap

    Pomlee looks a bit lost out there for having a redshirt year under his belt. He seems like he mistimes his jumps for rebounds. he is certainly a big body out there, though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    You know that recruiting these guys was part of building a program, right?

    You obviously missed the point, that is OK, I must not have been clear enough. No need to rehash the past, but part of "building a program" does not entail recruiting a one year guy, add in another juco, and it rang hollow. That was the point. As we kept getting killed, and the public opinion kept moving away from him, he said that over and over last year. It was BS then, as much as it is BS now.

    Greg knows that there is a sense of urgency THIS season. He needs to come up with the goods. IF we really have all of this depth, and we will see when we are tested how they respond, then let's run people out of the building.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cy1969 View Post
    You obviously missed the point, that is OK, I must not have been clear enough. No need to rehash the past, but part of "building a program" does not entail recruiting a one year guy, add in another juco, and it rang hollow. That was the point. As we kept getting killed, and the public opinion kept moving away from him, he said that over and over last year. It was BS then, as much as it is BS now.

    Greg knows that there is a sense of urgency THIS season. He needs to come up with the goods. IF we really have all of this depth, and we will see when we are tested how they respond, then let's run people out of the building.
    Speaking of missing things...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cy1969 View Post
    You obviously missed the point, that is OK, I must not have been clear enough. No need to rehash the past, but part of "building a program" does not entail recruiting a one year guy, add in another juco, and it rang hollow. That was the point. As we kept getting killed, and the public opinion kept moving away from him, he said that over and over last year. It was BS then, as much as it is BS now.

    Greg knows that there is a sense of urgency THIS season. He needs to come up with the goods. IF we really have all of this depth, and we will see when we are tested how they respond, then let's run people out of the building.
    Except that it does involve that. GMac was building the program with a certain SF that seems to have disappeared to another school. We missed that wing threat last year, and part of building involves having someone there right now so we can win as well as showing recruits how this thing can work.

    The one-year guy thing really is part of building the program, which is exactly what the coach has been talking about the whole time.


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    Re: Exhibition #2 Recap

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy1969 View Post
    I will just wish Mr. Dorr, and Mr. Palu, all the best. If they do play, I hope that it's because we stole a couple good kids out from under people's noses. Because, as we have seen, walk--ons do not make the world go around in major conferences.

    I think the thing that I am most impressed with is that Mac is trying to make a statement right out of the gate. He signed a one year juco, and a regular juco, to go with Brackins returning. So, despite all of the "I'm building a program" nonsense that he kept saying last year as the losses mounted, that says that he knows this is the year that he has to make it happen.

    It does my heart good to see that he is willing to go out and run over people. That is exciting, and it could very well make Hilton a tough place to play again.

    Let's just hope that he is committed to this. It will be interesting to see what happens when we play a team that fights back.
    Its sad that you say that walk-ons can't get the job done in major conferences. If I was Jeff Hornacek I would be insulted with this statement, considering he was a walk-on, he is ISU's all-time assist leader, he played 14 NBA seasons, and he was an NBA all-star.

    Walk-ons don't make the world go around in major conferences uh...



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