We have 10 players... what 11 man rotation are you seeing? Hamlin was okay defensively but he’s going to need a lot more work to do more than provide a breather for Kofi and giorgi.If anything, today proved we have a solid 8 - 11 man rotation. Not everyone will be a star, but capable of being a solid role player.
BBV - Giorgi 2.0?
Alan - IMO the biggest question mark. He seemed frustrated. Showed some good and bad.
Hamlin - Seemed like he’ll be able to try and fill the role samba would’ve played this year.
Tevian - Announcer said he’s on academic suspension. So what does that mean with respect to playing time?
Which is the role Samba would’ve played this year. Also, we have 11. Tevian is still on the team as far as I know.We have 10 players... what 11 man rotation are you seeing? Hamlin was okay defensively but he’s going to need a lot more work to do more than provide a breather for Kofi and giorgi.
https://media.giphy.com/media/WqRIuzhzEV1FHXgBY9/giphy.gifAnybody know how to make a gif of the "air guitar band" at the 1:56 mark?
I was watching Kofi and thinking he may be our first rounder in 2020... It is a joy to have a beast in the middle. His high post feeds to Giorgi down low can work on most every team we will face.Rough start but man Kofi is going to be such a beast! Really dominate on both ends and he obviously has good bball IQ and some skill to go with that size. So impressive. He altered SO many shots and he only had ONE foul! That will probably go up against better teams but still so impressive.
Also BBV is going to be a legit player. Looks like a guy with high skill level who is not afraid to make plays
Challenge for BU ...He has to groom Ayo for the NBA....but Feliz may be our most effective PG. Both will shine I think. My favorite lineup after 1st game is AF, TF, AG, Giorgi and Kofi.33-0 from here, excellent team play, but Ayo continues to average 5 pts. and has no choice but to come back for his Jr. year.
Don't think it's been mentioned - Jones was on the bench in street clothes for the game. Not sure what's up with his suspension, but better than him not being there at all.
BBV the surprise of the day. Kofi is going to destroy inferior players. Everything else has already been stated. Gonna be a fun team.
As long as Kofi can hit the 15 footer, Giorgi has a smaller man to take to the board. High/lo going to be very effective. Think they will play together as much as minutes allow.I hate to be the turd in the punch bowl but I don’t think you can play Giorgi and Kofi much together. Offensively it’s a nightmare. Giorgi clearly still can’t hit 3s so he’s never going to suck his man out away from the lane. I just don’t see how you ever manage to maintain spacing with both of them in there at the same time. Defensively, it’s a plus. But I suspect against good competition it’s going to kill the offense.
As has been mention above, I’d assume they combine to fill the 5 spot, with rare appearance together at the same time just to throw some different looks at teams.
On negatives....turnovers too. They were forcing too many passes to Kofi when he wasn't open/ready. Loved Kippers pass at rim for Kofi dunk. I liked Kippers energy too.Lots of positives but biggest for me was the play of the bigs. One foul on Kofi and positive play from Ben and Jermaine.
Negatives were the slow start and the free throw percentage. Those will cost us dearly in a game like Arizona. Hopefully they will be fixed.
Yep...already got on my orange Illini shirt and blue sweatpants, ready for a great Illini day....ribeye, baked potato and salad for lunch and booze of my choice for dessert....LIFE IS GREAT !!!(also paid off my car 2 weeks ago, YEAH !!!!)Basketball replay at 11:30. Football game we are actually all looking forward to at 2:30. Sounds like a nice little Saturday.