Devonta Pollard '12 Mar 25, 2012 16:20:08 GMT -5
Post by mfk24 on Mar 25, 2012 16:20:08 GMT -5
Dan, please take an action toward these type of posts that do not belong on this thread. These are the type of posts that are uncalled for, and are very detrimental to perception of this message board to outsiders
To answer your question though: No, just stating an objective view in a different angle. How is my opinion of Pollard not fitting well with Georgetown has anything to do with me being a fan for Cuse? Many describe him as an athletic freak, but we have a plenty of 3s and 4s, and it was my humble opinion that his skills may be a bit raw (lack of shooting skills, does he have high bball IQ etc.) that he may not be a fit here. I did acknowledge that if he does have a high skill set and has high bball IQ to understand our offense system, he will complexly add a new dimension to our offense - are you even reading my posts before calling me out?
Benefits of other schools? Did I ever say what kind of benefits Pollard or NN will have at other schools? All I said was big men can be developed elsewhere and you have put words into my mouth that I praise Syracuse develops the best big men in the country and thus, he needs to go there? When did I ever say that?
Haha...how old are you tattle-tailing to Dan?! No one is saying bigs don't develop elsewhere, they're saying bigs don't develop at 'Cuse. Bill Self has done a good job with bigs at Kansas, UNC, Kentucky, Steve Lavin has gotten quite a bit out of God's Gift Achua, heck you could even throw Duke in there if you wanted to, but 'Cuse?? Gimme a break. Using Fab Melo as your example shows how much you know about basketball. The kid has no offensive game outside of dunks and putbacks and gets by on size alone to block shots and flops like a feather to draw charges. He's 7 feet tall!!! He hasn't developed ANY post moves, in fact, the times I've seen him try to do something offensively, his own teammates give him a tongue lashing about the air ball he just threw up or the brick that clanged off the backboard.
PE2 wasn't a program changer at IU either, IU stunk at the time anyway! On Pollard, with his athleticism, he could do all the things people have wanted Hollis to do from the jump. He could drive to the basket and throw down, hit an outside jumper, post up. An athletic guy with size fits exactly into our offense.
The types of players that don't fit, are guys that need to have the ball in their hands at all times, guys that don't know how to play without the ball, perfect example...Russ Smith for Louisville, he has to have to ball in his hands, he's a scorer plain and simple and can't facilitate.