Thomas

Discussion in 'Mens Basketball' started by mitten1975, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. mitten1975

    mitten1975 Well-Known Member

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    I just want to mention that I was extremely impressed with Thomas tonight. He had 6 huge rebounds, and had a nose for the ball all night. He broke down on defense a few times, but this team really has some great young talent, including Morris. Thomas though really impressed me with his nose for the ball tonight.
     
  2. cyclone101

    cyclone101 Well-Known Member

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    Do we have a thread for every player yet?
     
  3. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    Not Ellerman
     
  4. cyclone101

    cyclone101 Well-Known Member

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    Just a sec, I'll get on that.
     
  5. Goothrey

    Goothrey Well-Known Member

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    He is a guy you can tell immediately that he will improve with experience.
     
  6. berther48

    berther48 Active Member

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    I also thought it was his best effort so far.
    I expected Naz to start instead of Matt.
    Guess coach Fred knows what he's doing and why he is doing it.
    Great experience for all the freshmen, will help us play better in the league.
     
  7. acgclone

    acgclone Well-Known Member

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    Ya MT definitely played like a FR at times but hit a couple of big shots and had some crucial boards down the stretch.

    Considering we were missing 3 of our starters in the final 90 seconds I'm really proud of our squad.

    As MT's confidence grows he'll become very good.
     
  8. cycfan1

    cycfan1 Well-Known Member

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    Scared to shoot a few times tonight. Needs to get the confidence to step up and jack up threes in this offense. There are times the team we have out is not a very deep three point shooting team. Will come with time though.
     
  9. jabalke

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    You can tell the lack of experience is currently holding him back. However, the talent is obvious, and playing an important role in a very tough road win is a great early game for a freshman.
     
  10. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    I think he is still out there getting comfortable playing with and against D1 athletes.

    Even more important than his D IMO is he needs to work on getting himself open and getting shots.
     
  11. cowmaster1

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    He's played extremely well considering the games he's played in this year. He'll be more than ready for conference season.
     
  12. Gunnerclone

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    I don't think he's scared to shoot, he's just patient. We're all used to the sight of someone jacking up a three at the slightest opening, it might be a different plan this year.
     
  13. mitten1975

    mitten1975 Well-Known Member

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    I was happy to see how Thomas found other ways to contribute. He was known as a shooter, but I am certain that Hoiberg didn't recruit him only for his shooting ability.
     
  14. acgclone

    acgclone Well-Known Member

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    Baby steps. He just wrapped up a very tough two game stretch for a FR, one if which being in a very hostile arena.

    He will continually get better throughout the year (MM too).

    By the mid conference, commentators will be commenting about what a great fit he is for Hoiberg's system and how he'll make opposing B12 fans mad for years to come.
     
  15. TurbulentEddie

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    The threes he made today were from NBA+ range. Showing his mid-range game (that floater was pretty) from time to time will only help get more open looks from 3 later.
     
  16. cykocy

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    He's going to be a big time player. I was frustrated with him in the first half(and he does need to work on his d) but he hit a few huge 3's in the 2nd from way out there and hit the boards. He's shown he can hit the running floater too.
     
  17. MeanDean

    MeanDean Well-Known Member

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    I didn't get to see this game (No U on cable), but did rewatch the MI game and saw that he contributed a lot more than I'd noticed when I watched the game real time.
     
  18. CloneZone13

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    He started to look a little more aggressive and confident last night. He needs to trust his shooting and shoot more. Great rebounding and ball security.
     
  19. Cyclone1985

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    His mid-range pull up jumper from the wing is unstoppable. That is an extremely tough shot to defend and just as difficult to kiss off the glass with a soft touch… and he has it perfected.
     
  20. ISUonthemove

    ISUonthemove Well-Known Member

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    I like the fact that his two deep 3's came with a lot of time left on the shot clock. Shows me he has the confidence to knock em down.

    And he has a nice floater, which will come in handy all season because defenders will be sprinting out to him to defend the 3.
     

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