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  1. A player with rebounding position who uses his lower body leverage to drive backwards is not committing a foul.
  2. Kenpom is absolute nonsense right now. It has 5-4 Mizzou at 54th and 8-1 SLU at 102nd.
  3. Yuri has some big gaps that he will need to work on to address. First and foremost is his outside shooting. If teams can sage 7+ feet off him defensively, then it presents a problem for the whole team. Second is his tendency to always go right. Again, teams will scout his strong preference, so he needs to get equally comfortable driving both ways. Finally, he still needs to work on his decision making as the quality of the opponent improves. In the last couple weeks, he has learned that what work against Eastern Washington won't work against everyone. He is a great player with some rare and unique abilities, but his upside is much higher if he focuses on improving in these areas.
  4. I suspect we will win at least 2 of the next 3.
  5. His defense looked very good at times tonight. If you can play D and score, then you aren't a one trick pony.
  6. My biggest concern with Yuri is that he rarely goes left or uses his left dribble. The scouting reports will figure that out real quick.
  7. Has was amazing. I told my son that he probably just witnessed the best individual performance he will ever see in a D1 basketball game. I also observed that Gibson’s, and to a lesser extent, Weaver’s presence on the wing has created the spacing that enabled Has to dominant the paint.
  8. I am finding it enjoyable to watch Jacobs''s offensive game slowly developing. He is still cautious and looking for his spots to contribute, but his outside shooting stroke is smooth and when he does slash his strength and athleticism allows him to finish around the rim. He is only going to get better as he finds his comfort level putting the ball on the floor and looking to dribble with purpose toward the basket. I expect a few more big offensive games from him this year.
  9. I agree with you. He was not a consensus 4* recruit, and I don't believe ESPN bumped up his ranking until well after the recruiting season was complete.
  10. There is this little site called espn: http://www.espn.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/player/_/id/235144/terrence-hargrove-jr
  11. Great preview by Jack, but I am not sure if I agree with his statement that "Yuri Collins...doesn’t need to be ball-dominant." My sample size is small, but my quick observation is that Yuri is at his best and most comfortable when he has the ball.
  12. I was there. I agree with everything you said, but I think there is close to no data of value that could be gained by this game. The only reason it wasn't a 50+ point win is because KY W shot way better than their mean from 3, and we shot well below our mean from 3. The athletic discrepancy between these two teams was absurd. I miss the days when teams played exhibitions against traveling teams of former D1 players. Those were much more valuable experiences for the team and the fans.
  13. He cannot play a classic 5, but it isn't uncommon to see top D1 teams play without a center or even a true power forward for long stretches.
  14. Maybe this doesn't matter, but in all the recent practice videos, the mystery guard who is practicing in the unit with the starters is................... ...... ...... ...... ...... ....... ....... Jacobs! <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"> | Prep for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TeamBlue?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TeamBlue</a> continues. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Billikens?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Billikens</a> ️ <a href="https://t.co/9laUHTC7sk">pic.twitter.com/9laUHTC7sk</a></p>&mdash; SLU Men&#39;s Basketball (@SaintLouisMBB) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintLouisMBB/status/1184848475541966848?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  15. The risk in football isn't necessarily caused by concussions. CTE is caused by small, repeated banging in the head. Helmets actually enable this problem. Lineman are at the biggest risk.The longer a kid plays, the greater the risk regardless of level. https://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/2018/01/18/study-hits-not-concussions-cause-cte/
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