So Now Who is Your Starting 5?

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  1. WesRuby

    WesRuby Member

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    I am very interested in seeing who everyone has for their starting five. I keep hearing 'four guard lineup' and I'm curious as to where Burton will end up in the rotation. Much more depth this year that creates some interesting match ups. Thoughts?

    Monte Morris
    Matt Thomas
    Naz Long
    Deonte Burton
    Merrill Holden
     
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  2. CyArob

    CyArob Well-Known Member

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  3. Cynonymous

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    I like that. I also don't give NML the auto-start. He may be healthier, but needs to show his game is back to be back in the starting lineup.
     
  4. HornacekFan1414

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    Naz doesn't "need" to show/prove anyone anything to have a starting lineup spot. Having said that, he may be willing for better of the team to be a super 6th man ( ala Jaysean Paige)...
     
  5. Cynonymous

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    I don't see how he gets gifted a spot with the high competition at guard spot. He should have a huge advantage with his experience, but that doesn't mean he can't be beat out especially if his game is still coming back.
     
  6. istater7

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    Yeah, I find it hard to believe that Naz won't start this year.
     
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  7. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    Replace Burton with Bowie and you got it.

    Dont see Deonte starting. He is way too erratic. He will come off the bench.
     
  8. 96Cyclone

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    Monte, Merrill, and Thomas. Then its open competition. Using Matt as a swing man of sorts it could be a 4 guard line up or a more traditional starting five. Deonte rounds out his game or a young forward steps up big. As for Naz, I don't know if he will start but if he returns to form he will be in the line up come clutch time. Clutch shooting we missed this past year.
     
  9. acgclone

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    It could be Morris, Naz, Thomas, Bowie, Holden IMO.

    Burton first off the bench at 3-5. Jackson first off the bench 1-2.

    Those 7 will probably play 90-95% of our minutes unless Young or Lard are just too good to keep off the floor.
     
  10. Sigmapolis

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    Morris
    Thomas
    Mitrou-Long
    Bowie
    Merrill
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    Guard-heavy rotation (never fewer than three, sometimes four) with Jackson, Babb, and Long
    Burton and another emergency post after that like Carter, Young, or Ernst
     
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  11. CarlHungus

    CarlHungus Well-Known Member

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    Don't get too concerned about a 4 guard lineup. Burton and Bowie will still get plenty of minutes, and Lard/Solomon Young will also see some minutes with Carter and possibly Ernst. It will be a fun team to watch.
     
  12. storycy

    storycy Member

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    That lineup would get crushed on the glass.
     
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  13. ATCy

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    Burton is one of the most athletic players in the country and can do everything well at times and is a pure scorer. I may be in the minority but I think he's our leading scorer next year IF he's focused, motivated from his nba feedback, and learns to play team defense.
    Monte
    Jackson
    Thomas
    Burton
    Holden

    Naz, Babb and Bowie in rotation.
     
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  14. ribsnwhiskey

    ribsnwhiskey Well-Known Member

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    But Jackson, also coming back from injury and not proven at the d1 level, is going to start? Gotcha.
     
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  15. HornacekFan1414

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    #15 HornacekFan1414, May 8, 2016
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    I will put my money where my mouth is and state this will not be our B12 starting lineup...no way
     
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  16. isucy86

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    I don't see us playing a 4 guard lineup and I am not convinced Burton will start at PF. As others have mentioned he needs to develop focus and consistency to be a starter. Additionally, if Burton starts at PF he needs to show he can average 7ish rpg. I would be thrilled if Burton can take his game to the next level.

    I think our best starting line-up and provides the best blend of offense,defense and rebounding would be:

    PG Morris
    CG Jackson
    WG Thomas
    PF Malou
    PF Holden

    The first guys off the bench are Mitou-Long at CG or WG, Burton at WG or PF and Bowie at PF. I see that as our core 8 with Babb getting minutes based on match-ups. I don't expect consistent minutes for Young, Lard or Carter- but they could surprise.
     
  17. goclones69

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    All of you who think that Naz will not be starting are INSANE! He is the heart and sole of this team and although his game might not be back to where it was pre-injury, he is the leader of this team and the chemistry wouldn't be the same without him starting with his brothers. I am willing to bet anything that he will be in the starting lineup.
     
  18. cyclones500

    cyclones500 Well-Known Member

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    #18 cyclones500, May 8, 2016
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    Jackson will get plenty of minutes and the lineup is likely to evolve in various ways, but Naz starts to begin season, at least.

    Thomas
    Mitrou-Long
    Thomas
    Burton
    Hoden
    1st in: Jackson (for Naz/Thomas
    2nd in: Bowie (for Burton/Holden)
    (or 1st & 2nd could be in at same time as a routine early rotation).
    3rd or 4th switch: Monte out & Jackson at main PG for X-minutes

    This is assuming no Malou or unforeseen late immediate signee.
     
  19. GTO

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  20. ForeverIowan

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    #20 ForeverIowan, May 8, 2016
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    Morris
    Mitrou-Long
    Thomas
    Burton

    These guys have been in the program for 3-5 years. Unless one of the newcomers is a flat out stud you can bank on them starting every single game of the year. If Malou is eligible he your last starter and that lineup is ridiculous on the offensive end. If not Holden is your guy.

    I agree with the above poster though. 0% chance Naz doesn't start every single game. 0%. You ride that Morris Long Thomas combo til the end. They are the backbone of your program and they have earned that right. With 15+ pounds on Morris and an attack mentality along with the senior confidence "let it fly" mentality of Naz and Matt I am so Damn excited to watch that trio.
     
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