For the people calling for a quick 2 - play out the percentages of us making a 3 to send the game to overtime vs making a 2, and then likely needing to make either a 2 or 3 on the next possession to send it to overtime. You'll be surprised.
The internet tends to love the idea of quick 2s because people seem to think it's virtually a lock you will score - but it most certainly isn't. Often you'll miss the two or take too long to get it off, especially in the college game.
After passing the ball on the final possession, Derrickson ran a loop back out towards the three point line, while Cameron screened. Looked like he would have gotten an open three and LJ was looking for him...but MD then inexplicably stopped just inside the three point line and cut back inside.
No idea what he was doing but it appeared to ruin the entire play.
All this kid wanted to do was drink, party and put absolutely no work in on the basketball court. Classic example of a kid with loads of talent expecting everything to be given to him. Smh cope.. hope you enjoy the club scene in Lincoln, NE.
People are complaining about lineups, but I'm not sure a good substitution pattern exists when 7/9 guys in the rotation play at a level that ranges from bad to "might as well be intentionally throwing the game."
I could live with Bracey's height but from what I've seen here he isn't a particularly good shooter either, and that isn't a great combo. Also doesn't seem like he'd pair that well with Mosely who needs to improve his shooting as well.
Is Arcidiacono the best defender in the country or something? I was shocked he was first team all Big East (seemed like even second would have been a stretch) and the player of the year award is just absurdly confusing.
My thoughts on the likely rotation after watching far too many Kenner League games:
DSR (lock) Trawick (lock) Copeland White Smith (lock if he is around)
Peak (could easily start and will likely play as much/more as Copeland/White) Hopkins (wouldn't be surprised if he starts early on although I hope he doesn't) Bowen (may drop minutes as the year goes on)
Campbell (Peak's ball-handling may limit the need for Tre, who likely isn't ready to be a big contributor yet) Hayes (can hopefully approximate Moses's role in 2012-2013)
I'd love to have a knock-down shooter in the rotation but Cameron looks like he is behind the freshman and Bowen. Trey is going to need a few years before he will be an option for even spot minutes.
As noted by someone on the GW board and confirmed here, a new NCAA rule limits the number of players from the same college team to two with NO EXCEPTION FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN/TRANSFERS. This will change the whole character of the league with no Tombs/Symmonds/Clydes etc stashing players from a local team. The Kenner games will be much more mixed, making a tougher job for us fans to target key games. The games will also add less value in allowing future teammates to play with each other before the start of official practices.
I'm sure if they just put some Thompson Tape® over the spaces between the doors noone would be the wiser.
Unfortunate rule change. Been going to Kenner for ~10 years and this is going to make it much less entertaining.
That's what i've been saying. The key is his footwork has been good and he's set screens pretty well. It reminds me of when Wizards coach Wittman said that he couldn't get over how good Bradley Beal's footwork was which was a reason he wanted to draft him. Even though Beal wasn't exceptional in college at that point (but he was good) and came out early. NOT saying that Hayes is on that level yet, if ever but he'll be fine.
Hayes is like this - you're down to opening up two Christmas presents, and one is gigantic, and the other looks like a bunch of socks. Your wife told you she was getting you new socks because your old ones have holes in them, and you haven't opened any socks yet, so you know socks are coming. You open the big one and it's a TV, leaving only the last present. Letting Hayes play is like opening that bunch of socks - you know that you are going to get socks, but for some reason you have the crazy hope that there's something exciting in there even though if you look at it realistically and logically you know it is just socks.
In this analogy, I think Hayes is the big box full of unknown, and our current front court is the pack of socks. Sure, the big box could be a TV. Could also be Señor Xtapolapocetl. I don't know. But I'd rather open it than resign myself to the socks.
This is only really valid if nobody had seen him play. I saw him play a lot in Kenner, and he has a loooooooong way to go. And the coaching staff sees him practice every day, and thinks Caprio is a better center.
Sometimes big guys can take huge leaps year to year, but it isn't happening this season.