Jump to content
Billikens.com Message Board


Billikens.com Donor
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


About SShoe

  • Rank
    Listener of the Streets
  • Birthday 02/01/1982

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Webster Groves

Previous Fields

  • Favorite Billiken
    Dwayne Evans

Recent Profile Visitors

7,261 profile views
  1. SShoe

    Signed Recruit Thread 2018-19

    Maybe I'm missing something, but I would argue the opposite. If we're going to the line more than other teams, it makes hitting them at a higher % even more important. For example, it seems to me that a team that shoots a lot of 3s, but makes them at a below-average rate, is not setting themselves up for offensive success. Ultimately, how and where teams get their points is far less important than how efficient they are when they do it.
  2. SShoe

    Andre Craig Appreciation Thread

    Saturday night at 5:00...they're not studying.
  3. While I will also feel some for those two, if they really want a shot at the dance, they need to spend the summer moving that FT% up.
  4. There are a lot of hoosiers in St. Louis.
  5. SShoe

    OT: Ford’s seat getting warm

    Exactly. If there was a ever a shot where a player deserved to be benched like Ray in Hoosiers, that was it.
  6. SShoe

    OT: Ford’s seat getting warm

    That 40' bomb was one of the worst shots I've ever seen taken by a Billiken player. And yes, I'm putting it above (or below?) some of those Jolly shot attempts.
  7. SShoe

    OT: Midtown Development

    Lol, you don't need a "super mayor" for that scenario to occur.
  8. SShoe

    2018-19 season

    Again, a great reason to feel optimistic about the remainder of the season. A lot of these percentages are due to go up.
  9. Isabelle and Wiley's 3pt % this year relative to their careers gives me hope for positive regression going forward.
  10. Is it just me, or does it seem like Goodwin plays better on the road than he does at home?
  11. SShoe

    NET, et al.

    Here are some others that had me scratching my head: Liberty at 44 - 0-0 vs first group teams and 1-3 in second group games Northwestern at 59. 0-7 vs. group 1 and 2 teams.
  12. SShoe

    The Elusive Power Forward

    I'm partially in agreement, but at the very least I do think we need another true post player that can come in and defend/rebound when French is out of the game. We're likely going to have 3 scholarships to give this spring and one major glaring hole. Obviously don't pass on a werewolf just because we need another post defender. Fortunately (or unfortunately), it doesn't seem like we need to make that choice. Also, past recruiting issues kind of go out the window with Ford as coach.
  13. SShoe

    NET, et al.

    Goal #1 is to win the regular season conference championship. To me, that still means a lot. If that comes with enough wins to get an at-large, so be it.
  14. SShoe

    GDT @ La Salle

    I know the company line is that it was all Crews' fault, but I'd put the share at like 60% Crews, 20% Majerus (two straight classes with Jon Manning, Grandy Glaze, Jared Drew, and Keith Carter = empty cupboard), and 20% bad luck (Majerus dying led to zero recruiting for almost an entire season). So, when comparing our current frosh who aren't playing much to Crews' recruits, I wonder if the talent level isn't all that different. What is different is that Bess, Goodwin, French, Isabell, and Foreman are just a little better than Manning, McBroom, Yacoubou, Crawford, and Agbeko. The biggest mistake Crews made was not going after more transfers when he became the head coach and trying too hard for a total rebuild.
  15. SShoe

    GDT @ La Salle

    While watching a recent Oklahoma game on TV, I was actually thinking how 4 of the 6 true Crews recruits ended up being pretty decent players, granted 3 of the 4 are 5th year seniors. Yarborough was 1st team all MVC and is averaging 17 ppg. Reynolds is the third leading scorer on a top 25 team. Bartley averages 6 ppg for a team that beat us. And we know how Roby ended up. It's just that none of these guys, sans maybe Yarborough, were ready to come in and be the stars. Now try and imagine a team where Thatch, Hankton, Ingvi, and Jacobs are each playing 30 mpg. That's pretty much what we had in Crews' third year.