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Discussion in 'Mens Basketball' started by J-Diggy, Jun 14, 2019.
Listed at 6'2" on the official roster. Was always listed at 6'2" on twitter with things associated with his high school season as well.
Hey everybody, back again this summer!
In terms of any take-aways from day 1, as much as THT was last summer's main attraction, Leech definitely seems like that guy this go 'round. Him and Bolton's team is really fun.
Looking at the rest of the roster and Leech is 6’5 160
Yeah, and TH is 6'5" 172. Too skinny, don't want.
Thanks to all who post the videos, those of us who live out of state very much appreciate your work!
The Slim Reaper
Lewis is such a disappointment. He’s supposed to be a shooter and goes 3-12 with a HS line
Before i get downvoted, the staff shares the same sentiment in his development as a player.
It’s hard for me to lose faith in Lewis because he looks the part; NBA-ready body, good athleticism, and pure stroke.
He has the ability. He just needs to step up. On the offensive end, he looks ready to me. Just needs to know the defensive assignments better and then do it.
T Lew's block on Bolton at the 24 second mark of this video was my second favorite play of the night.
This was my favorite
I never shoot well wearing pants to play basketball.
Thanks for all the highlights. Saw a few things that were encouraging for next year. Bolton getting to play next season would be a nice boost. Jackson looks like he will take a shot from just about anywhere in Story Co. That can be a good or bad thing.
Knee Jerk Reactions / First thoughts after night one :
1. Leech looks the part. He's long, his ball handling is very nice, and his shot is pretty dang smooth. Obviously he needs to put on weight but that will come. His length will help cover up some of the weight issues.
2. Tre Jackson looks like he could come in right away and play. He was an efficient player in high school, he's big enough weight wise to make up for his shorter stature, and he has an extremely quick release.
3. Rasir Bolton looks impressive. His shot reminds me of Tre Young's. Quick, doesn't drop the ball at all, and has great arch. (no I'm not saying he's as good as him)
4. Zion Griffin looked to be very aggressive and under control. He was the least ready to play last year out of all of the other freshman and it showed, I think that he's made strides in his game and if he can use his body when driving, and can shoot a consistent three that will be huge for us.
5. Mike looked to be right where he was at last year. Good and consistent. I'm happy to see Solomon back out there and hope that he can stay healthy because he was needed last year against big men. George Conditt looks like he's stretching his game out a bit, which I like. Having our bigs hit threes every now and then will help stretch that floor out.
6. Prentiss Nixon was hitting some nice shots. Him, Halliburton, and hopefully Bolton will be 3 solid starting guards for us this year. If what Coach Prohm said is true about him being an elite lock down perimeter defender, I cannot wait to get to watch him do that, which has been a liability for us the past few years. We've been solid at guarding the wings, but guarding the PG or combo guard, especially on a pick n roll has been tough for us (see Baylor and TCU this past year).
7. Another year of Terrence Lewis showing his potential and ability. Let's hope with some playing time opening up, he can gain confidence in himself and be the player he was recruited here to be. There were plenty of reasons for him to not see the floor the last two years, but this year there shouldn't be an excuse if he doesn't step up.
There were other guys that had nice games too, I thought I'd discuss those who I believe might / will see the floor next year and those who had big nights. It's always exciting to watch new faces and evaluate, but as we all know, just because someone is dominating in these games, doesn't mean they'll be dominating come November. I do think though that some of these new guys Prohm got are going to be pretty good. I think there is a lot of talent on that roster.. most of it being young talent. It looks like Prohm and his staff have put Iowa State in a pretty good position for years to come.
I wouldn't but a lot of stock in one game of the CCL, but if the staff is not happy, that is another thing altogether. Some guys are just not wired to make the commitment to play at that level, I have a lot of respect for those guys that can work their way into a starting position.
It was one cap city league game. Chill.
I tend to gravitate toward optimism with our players. Hopefully he can take those steps. If I don't think a player can, then I tend to just shut the **** up about it, because I don't like people who trash our players. Melvin Ejim was trashed for about 2 1/2 years by certain posters who didn't think he was good enough.