I get the enthusiasm, and I too am excited,but he has played two very undersized teams. When the Big10 starts, he'll be seeing big men every game. I hope he gets a tad more aggressive and become the rim protector he can be. I had hoped we'd see a few blocks a game from him.He may not be a 2 year player neither if he keep playing like this
That style of play led to our players being gased and collapsing the last 10 minutes of games. I think there will be a better balance of attack as well better decision making and execution.I could not agree more. Great post. I feel like GB is out of sync and I feel like there's no identity. Last year, the guards were flying all over the court, causing turnovers, playing free and easy in an open court. This year, we're pounding the ball into Kofi and are playing through the center in a much less frenetic pace....not really getting out in transition, where a guy like Ayo flourishes.
I don't think anyone has figured out their roles yet. Could take time.
I assume Jerry put Scott in the GCU booth. Win-win!!Scott Williams is great. After a Bulls game, he was being interviewed in the locker room and with a straight face says....the North Carolina connection hit for 63 points tonight. He was right.....Jordan had 61 and Scott had 2.
25+ years later, that still makes me laugh.
"Have not seen a lot of good team play yet."I've watched a lot of basketball in the last 40+ years and seen good and bad. Have not seen a lot of good team play yet. Individual, yes, team no. The great teams we've had have all blown out lesser opponents. Maybe basketball is different these days, but I don't think it is that much. We've got a lot to improve on and I really hope we are able to do so and get to the tournament because this has been a tough 14 years since '05.
7/13 is still not even close to Hack a Shaq numbers, so with more practice I don't see this as becoming an issue late in games. He is fine, especially as a freshman.Exactly, Kofi was 7/13 and shot the worst. The rest of the team was pretty good. I'm sure Kofi will be shooting lots of free throws in practice but you have to like his presence in the paint...scoring and drawing fouls!
I agree, think he will be getting Kipper’s minutes and be playing 10-15 minutes a game minimum. Right now it looks like the game is going to fast for him with more practice and playing time that will change.I'm not too worried about BBV. He has extremely limited practice time due to the injury. Love the upside with this guy!
trainwreck seems a little extreme, don't you think for young team that is 2-0?We have played two low quality opponents and just scraped by. We appear to have 6 1/2 reliable players. Damonte only gets half. Not sure how anyone can be satisfied with this so far. Need Tevian badly and not even sure what we will get from him. Looking like a train wreck. Kofi and Feliz have been great. Kofi will not pile up same stats vs Big Ten opponents. He will be good but someone will have to increase their production. Ayo and Trent are the obvious candidates but color me concerned with this team.
Agree with all that, if we can continue rebounding, continue drawing fouls, and add in just a little more fast break stuff we’re going to have a very solid seasonI was pretty happy with the win. GCU started the season with a bad loss, but I don't think they're as bad a team as that loss would suggest. True road games are tough — even at 42nd (vs 131st) in KenPom rankings, we were only a 6 point favorite or so. Drop them down to 200th and that's probably 10 points, about where we finished. I agree with the posters saying it would be nice to see us get out & score in transition a bit more, but I was pretty happy with the amount of movement in the half court offense tonight compared to Tuesday (at least for the parts of the game where I was paying closer attention). Our offensive rebound rate is 3rd in the nation, and free throw drawing rate is top-40, which are both good things to build on.
This is a team that we expect to go to the NCAA tournament.trainwreck seems a little extreme, don't you think for young team that is 2-0?
Halloweenie post should have been forecasted in Illiniguy90's pregame predictions. Some on this board would call your post "outrageous"
A lot of those were missed put backs that he then rebounded again before being fouled though weren’t they? I may be misremembering7/13 is still not even close to Hack a Shaq numbers, so with more practice I don't see this as becoming an issue late in games. He is fine, especially as a freshman.
I think this should get better as the season goes along. BU still trying to get a feel for who works well with whom and optimal rotations outside of the 5 best guys they have.Our rotations are puzzling at times and seems to throw off the flow (Hamlin/TU).
There’s no player I wish to break out more than Damonte. I get excited when he shoots cause I keep thinking “this is it”. Unfortunately, I don’t think he’s ever going to, and it bums me out. Larger rotation and he sees the bench a lot more
is kip not getting enough sleep or what? He’s just sleep walking on the court
I get the feeling something is off with Ayo. He loves big games though so AZ might be the game we see him explode. If he gets going with Kofi and TF can find his swagger again, we are going to be hard to stop
Kofi is that dude, insanely excited to watch him play. Get that dude some pedialyte!
There were also some and-ones. Higher shooting percentage is always better but don’t sleep on the fact that creating fouls puts opponent players on the bench too. That is huge. Not sure what Sean May shot that day from the FT line, butt the damage was done by creating the foul.A lot of those were missed put backs that he then rebounded again before being fouled though weren’t they? I may be misremembering