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27 August 2015 - 07:54 AM

Don't know if it's true or not, but it is consistent with a lot of coaching decisions made last year.


If it is true (and it is still anonymous 3rd hand at this point), Crews will lose my support. That model is extremely dates and is not good for player growth and development. 

In Topic: JC Hot Seat

26 August 2015 - 12:28 PM

Talk about small sample sizes. You want to talk about two games and want to ignore what happened in the other 30.


I am not saying those were representative of his season, but rather representative of his capabilities against top competition. If he can perform in the big games against the top teams, then he has real upside. From my eye test, he is an ideal point guard in today's game. 

In Topic: JC Hot Seat

26 August 2015 - 11:42 AM

So you don't know how tov% is calculated.


It is more likely a case where RA didn't have a large enough sample size of time with the ball to make the comparison statistically significant. 


Do you think RA could have plaid the bulk of the minutes at point against VCU and had 7 assists and only 2 turnovers like Bartley did?


You are harping on the negative, but why don't you get excited that as a freshmen point guard MB had a combined 9 assists (against only 3 turnovers), 7 rebounds, and 17 points in 2 games against VCU, a top 25 team noted fore its defensive pressure at the guard position? Did everyone forget this? Why is everyone demanding another point guard when we have a kid who has proven he can do this against top-flight competition? 

In Topic: JC Hot Seat

25 August 2015 - 07:38 AM

I guess one reason I see things so differently than many on this board is because I look at Bartley and see the potential for a player we have rarely had in our program -- a tall guard with a tight handle who can pass it and really, really shoot it. Bartley is miles away from being a complete player, but the good news is that defense is the most teachable part of the game, and he will undoubtedly get a lot stronger over his career. As an underweight guard who had never competed at this level, I thought he showed a lot of promise. 


In addition, we all witnessed Roby's progression over last season, and before Malik got tired legs, he showed dominance in a few early conference games.


I will stand by my position that these 3 recruits are at a whole different level than almost every Romar recruit and every Soderberg recruit outside of Lisch and Liddell. People knock Crews, but they forget the many years we routinely brought in players like Eric Jones, Ross Varner, Sekue, the kid from Edwardsville, etc. 


I agree that Crews game-day coaching and preparation is still a big question mark, but I don't believe the talent is way down as many are suggesting. 

In Topic: JC Hot Seat

24 August 2015 - 09:34 AM


I couldn't disagree more about the level of talent between the Romar-Soderberg teams and this current roster. We have way less talent right now, and I don't think it's even close.


Youth is not an excuse in the current landscape of college basketball. Talent wins, and we don't have much.


Really? Just look at the caliber of schools that offered the current group of sophomores. Roby had multiple SEC offers. Bartley had a Big 12 and Big 10 offer. Milik was listed with a Big 10 and SEC (Auburn) offer. Even Miles Reynolds selected SLU over an SEC offer (LSU). Outside of Lisch and Liddell, not a single Soderberg recruit was at this level. Romar's only recruit at this level (Hollins) never made it to campus.


So many fans have decided they dislike Crews they disregard the facts. We have a good core of talent.