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In Topic: Joe Strauss tweets

15 December 2014 - 04:33 PM

It is amazing how many suckers on this board play right into Strauss's hand. His entire shtick is "trolling" targets. He is pro A-10 and had been good to SLU. Sure, he is mocking the program this year, but that is OK. It isn't because he has an anti-SLU agenda, it is because we are bad and an easy target to poke at this year.

In Topic: GDT: Battle for the Bronze Butt

14 December 2014 - 09:48 AM


A couple of GDT's back Nark suggested Bartley be the starting point guard.  I now very much agree.  Him and Gillman can be something down the line.


There was a stretch in the 2nd half during which I believe we went about 10 minutes without a field goal. During this stretch, there were three consecutive offensive sets where McBroom had the ball on offense and missed the cutter or open man who would have had an easy look. In all 3 possessions, we effectively didn't get a shot off. Admittedly, he only had a second or two to pick up the open man or cutter, but this should be elementary for a point guard at this level. After Bartley subbed in for McBroom at point, we started moving the ball on offense and finding the open cutter (typically Tanner during this stretch).


I still think McBroom has value and should play a lot because he is our best offensive shooter. However, I would try to limit him to a true shooting guard roll where he is touching the ball off of screens, not trying to create offense with the ball. He, Ash, and Roby should be in a battle for minutes at the shooting guard spot.


I would start Bartley at point and try to give him as many minutes as possible because he is the only player who has the handles to run the point and excels at keeping his head up and finding the open guy. Reynolds should be his sole backup at point. It may be rough at times this year, but it cannot be worse than what we have seen and in a year or two it will pay huge dividends. 

In Topic: OT: Midtown Development

12 December 2014 - 12:02 PM

SLU has to buy this, right? http://www.stltoday....c6366f5a51.html

In Topic: 2010-2011 Comparison

08 December 2014 - 02:15 PM

How can you be good at offensive rebounding when the philosophy is to drop most of the players back on D after a shot rather than crash the boards? To be clear, I am not criticizing the strategy. There are trade offs every team must make -- if you crash the offensive glass, you are exposed to fast break points and uncontested 3-point shots.

In Topic: 2010-2011 Comparison

07 December 2014 - 09:28 AM

Or a much improved Conklin and Cody.

A much improved Reggie and Ash would be OK.