***Official Y Cap City Thread***

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  1. Cyclonepride

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    There can be a lot of nuance to disappointment, and being disappointed in the results thus far does not necessarily mean that he is a disappointment. If a coach is openly telling people the latter, then I don't want that coach on our staff.
     
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  2. CyTwins

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    I don't think it's bad for saying a player just isn't getting it or putting in the work.

    You would have wanted the entire old staff fired for what they said about Percy lol
     
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  3. Cyclonepride

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    There were two options in my post, with two different meanings.
     
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    That was me.

    Something like...

    "...closer to 80% than to 100% right now. He will benefit from the summer with a college-level rehab, S&C, and related programs, but he might only hit his stride next year."
     
  5. ISUChippewa

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    And that's certainly fair, and in your post you show much more nuance than the posters who have openly declared, while admitting they didn't even watch the CCL game that is the whole subject of this thread, that he will won't improve and doesn't belong in the rotation, etc, etc. Essentially they've already made up their minds that he's a waste of a scholarship. That's complete BS IMO.
     
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    There hasn't been a ton of discussion about it, but I thought the general consensus was that Jackson is the most likely to get early minutes. I'm expecting nothing from Leech just because he's such a wild card. I think Grill could contribute if he shoots well, but Jackson has been steadily building hype since his commitment.
     
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    This is the type of things people attending the CCL I appreciate posters sharing.
    How players skills and bodies have improved or plateued and how it may translate to the team during the year in regards to minutes/roles rather than individuals box score scoring.

    Zion being healthy and looking bigger leading to confidence and earning the starting SF would be huge for next years team. I really think his injuries last year set him back from contributing as a freshman, he may be ready this year.
     
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    well, he was a 4 star and got offered by Kansas for a reason. It's because he is pretty darn good.
     
  9. Statefan10

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    Yeah there are definitely some blunt opinions out there. I think it's unfair to make a blanket statement and call him bad or trash. He's not either of those things. He's at best an average player who has been raw and has the potential to be good. We shouldn't write him off just yet. When Steve Prohm brought up Lewis, he even stated that when he was at Murray State and lost a couple of players to the NBA / Graduation, he had a guy who basically stepped into a role and was an all-conference player and conference tournament MVP. So Prohm thinks Lewis could possibly do similar things. If that happens, that would be awesome. If that doesn't happen, we shouldn't talk down a player. Sometimes they don't pan out, and that's why continuing to recruit at a high level and have options as a coach is highly important.
     
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  10. brokenloginagain

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    IF Bolton eligible, then there's a lot of minutes from TH, Nixon, and Bolton.

    And a ton of minutes for Solo, Conditt, and Jake.

    Excited we have so much young talent from Leech, Zion, Tre, Lewis etc to see who can step up and be the 1-2 guys that make the rest of the rotation.

    Will be interesting to see if Prohm sticks with the 1 big line up or goes with 2.
     
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    One thing I specifically noted about Zion was how high he jumped on his jump shot. I didn't remember him doing that before but I honestly didn't pay attention.

    It certainly made it hard for a defender to contest the shot. He had a lot of confidence in his ball-handling as well.
     
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    This will be a fun thread to revisit in 9 months.
     
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    Wasn’t Zion battling some injuries as well last year?
     
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    My main takeaway from last season's thread is Jacobson greatly exceeded expectations. Probably more so than Shayok honestly...


    It also seems like Conditt and Haliburton were the surprises of the CCL last year. I'll be curious to see how Leech does the rest of the summer but I feel most confident in picking Tre Jackson as the guy who impresses for the duration of the CCL.
     
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    From a purely offensive perspective, I was most impressed with Leech’s 49 points, Jackson’s 47 points and Lewis’s 42 point effort. Leech didn’t seem to have a significant arc on his 3 point shots, but it seemed he was unstoppable from beyond the arc. Jackson seemed shorter than expected, but I was impressed with his play. Lewis looked like one of the most complete players on the court and I have high expectations for him this year!
     
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    I just had to LOL when you put Leech and Grill on a level. Everyone knows that the latter is a project, with high long term potential as he polishes his skills. That is decidedly not the case with Leech.
     
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    I don't get the TL bashing. He just scored 42 points. Maybe his defense was bad last year, so were Wiggs and Lard and they're going pro. Seems like his mid range game is improving - that might be where we need him anyway - pick and roll guy. If we're moving the 3 point line back, our outside percentages would decrease; I wonder if 3's will still be our modus operendi.
     
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