Yeah, that part was in response to another poster - sorry for the confusion. Let's just all hope Brad remembers what worked (being a relative term of course) last year and not sit back and let him pick us apart. We've managed to bother him a few years in a row now - lets keep up the trend. Never let a team's best player beat you. Unfortunately for us, it always seems to be 'career day' guy.That went off the rail pretty quick. I responded with an O to your O. Never said anything about being a hater or needing to fall in line.
Talking about Winston as a whole (not his game performances against us last year, which mattered not a wit in any final outcome) his tournament games in the B1G & NCAA's last season were something to behold (and, the chucker, Edwards, wasn't far behind). Earned B1G POY by the same people who (deservedly) name Kofi POW, week after week.
FAIK, he may have reached his pinnacle last year but he's putting up similar numbers as last year and surrounded by less talent. I love his heart and what he does for his team. Very unselfish, makes his team better and comes through under the lights.
Should be a good game tonight and we'll see what everybody does.
I think that a lot of your analysis is correct but, you seem to throw a negative or putdown with every compliment. Winston has easily been the best all around guard in the conference the last two seasons, imo. I could care less if you don't fall in line with the crowd. You just seem to go out of your way to consistently criticize a guy that, I don't think has the athleticism to stay in the NBA but, has been remarkable as a college player. Very unselfish and sees things that others don't.Yet he didn't show up in any of the leading stats lines. Maybe you're thinking of that chucker Carsen Edwards? Never said he wasn't a great player, just not quite up to the hype he's made out to be all year. There are other guards in this league alone we've had more problems with staying in front of and harassing. Heck we force a good amount of turnovers over the last two years from him than probably anyone else (too lazy to look it up - but it seems in the 8ish per game as I recall). Yes, he's still going to get his points, but if he gives away that many TOs to us, that's giving back alot.
Again, my opinion, but I think he could have reached his ceiling last year with the team they had. Could i be wrong - certainly. But if the refs ever start calling his use of his free arm to get by people (much like they call the Giorgi chicken wing) they'd take away 1/4 of his game. His dribbling is ok, his ability to use what the refs allow him to get away with - is stellar.
What amazes me is that someone with an opinion who doesn't "fall in line with the crowd" is assumed to be a hater or have some alternative motive. Strange world we live in, but i guess its an easier response.
I agree with all compliments of unselfish, etc. believe me, i don't dislike the guy. It's not a put down or negative comment to call out something I think is a weakness in his game any more than I'd call you a blind fan-boy for saying all the positive things above or if I called out a weakness in one of our players. I do think there are weaknesses in his game re: ball handling and quickness as an elite PG. IMO he very smartly compensates for that. No more than just my opinion.I think that a lot of your analysis is correct but, you seem to throw a negative or putdown with every compliment. Winston has easily been the best all around guard in the conference the last two seasons, imo. I could care less if you don't fall in line with the crowd. You just seem to go out of your way to consistently criticize a guy that, I don't think has the athleticism to stay in the NBA but, has been remarkable as a college player. Very unselfish and sees things that others don't.
I would love to see Tev get going but it seems that AG has surpassed Tev and they are similar players. AG has been described as an elite shooter and i believe BU.. He seems more physical plus is doing the right things in the classroom and off the court. II wish I hope we see Tev and he plays well and that he realizes the opportunity he has wasted but hopefully he learns from it and he plays well going forward.Would love to see Trent get going. He averaged 2.5 3s made on 6.2 attempts last year. This year down to 1.7 on 4.6 attempts.