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davidnark

Member Since 30 Nov 1999
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In Topic: Neufeld News

30 June 2015 - 10:48 AM

He appears to have better reflexes than any current big on our roster.  Looks pretty fluid for his size and age,

 

Gillman?  AG has great reflexes and hands; strength is his opportunity.


In Topic: 2015 Commit - Jermaine Bishop

20 April 2015 - 12:40 PM

From the video, he has a nice crossover and handles, as well as a smooth outside shot. I didn't see anything that showed me he has the requisite vertical ability for a 6'1" guard at this level. Small guards often struggle at the mid to high D1 level if they cannot jump. It is one of the biggest points of difference between legit D1 players and lower D1 or D2/3 talent. There are a lot of short, quick guards who can handle it and shoot it, but guys like Kwamain, McCall, and Jett were also effective because they could well above the rim. 


In Topic: Will Local Fab Five Be Possible At SLU?

09 April 2015 - 07:59 AM

I have no idea whether a Fab 5 package is or will be proposed to the local AAU kids. However, I think it is naive to assume that it won't happen because of anticipated scholarship openings. If that is what it will take to get Tatum and the local talent, I suspect it will be offered, and the staff will find a way to make it happen. Some on here won't like it, but that is how top programs have to operate.


In Topic: 2015 Commit - Jermaine Bishop

31 March 2015 - 07:35 PM

When you get run off the three point line and big guys collapse in the paint, you still have to be able to score. It's just part of a good offensive player's arsernal.

 

I agree that you need a midrange game to open up other pieces, but it still should be off of penetration and should consist of 10' - 15' jumpers ala Jett. Any shot from 15' - 20' is a bad one.


In Topic: 2015 Commit - Jermaine Bishop

31 March 2015 - 04:38 PM

 

I'd settle for 8-10 lb of muscle and a midrange game.

 

I agree that I would love to see that improvement, but there is a lot of great articles and metrics in recent years indicating that the absolute worst shot in basketball is the midrange jumper because the risk/reward is insufficient. The most efficient offense would include great 3-point shooters, slashers who can get to and finish at the rim, and big men who can rebound and finish in the paint. Dawyne Evans, Mike McCall, Rob Loe, and Jordair Jet were all ideal in an efficient offense because they all brought one or more of these strengths. I would like to see our returning guards work on the strength and explosiveness to get to the rim and finish their drives.