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Everything posted by SLU_Nick

  1. I think your screen name explains it
  2. This is exactly where my head was. Play our 5 best defenders and introduce them to Billiken D #shaft then have perkins cook down the stretch and we pull it out like LSU last year.
  3. So Todd, JGood or Huff for the final 2 way contract?
  4. I thought we handled the Bell situation perfectly. As soon as he realized he would play only in emergency situations, he left. No fault on either side. We can't ask our recruits who could easily play big mins elsewhere to be the 12th man on the roster their 3rd year.
  5. He didn’t flash at all in this game. Even the most rose-colored glasses could not say he played well.
  6. I hate Tu Holloway. That is all. Have a great day everyone!
  7. I 2nd this. I have no idea if he is going to make it, but I think he has a better shot than a guy like Caleb Holmesly who leads the team in points shooting 16 shots a game. His defense and making the right play was evident today and he Kispert and JGood were the only people who looked like they were playing more than playground ball..... but I am admittedly in no way objective at all.
  8. 3-13…yuck. Good thing If he is ever in the court with Beal, Dinwiddie or Bertans, he won’t be allowed to look at the basket unless it’s an uncontested lay up.
  9. It’s impossible to evaluate players in the summer league but Goodwin looks like just another guy running around out there. I wonder how much “making the team” really hinges on performance in the summer league. This game looks like high school basketball tryouts where there are 60 guys trying to fill 12 spots. If the ball comes to you, there is no incentive to pass lol
  10. I watch the finals bc I feel like I have responsibility as a sports fan. I agree though, it’s just non stop pick and roll and then players just yelling at refs every possession trying to get the upper hand. Giannis gets bumped while driving mindlessly into the lane it’s a foul. That is, unless the bucks are leading, it’s not called a foul to help the other team catch up. Booker not being called for an obvious 6th foul 2 games ago was laughable and predictable. Suns will get the good whistle in Milwaukee to make sure the series goes 7 games. I thought I was the only one that didn’t find nba enjoyable…nice to see several informed, respected posters feel like I do.
  11. Per the twitters. Exactly the right type of player we need to spell Yuri. Ford never stops recruiting.
  12. Recap - - Ford played with Shaq and he was the most dominant player he's been on the court with - Nesbitt praise - mature body, wants to be great. Relentlessness reminds Ford of Goodwin - Okoro praise - Okoro wants to get better, lives in the gym. - Ford confirms Goodwin definitely gone (which we already knew). May get a look in the 2nd round and Summer League. - Javonte - gotten bigger and stronger. Needs to hit 40% from 3 and be a better defender to play at the next level - Ford recruiting in Birmingham and Atlanta GA to watch recruits. He's Happy with where recruiting is. - Scheduling - thinks its the strongest schedule we've ever had. Calls Auburn and Memphis top 5 teams in the country. (huh?). Drake is gonna be tough with veterans. - NIL Talk - still trying to understand how to help student athletes. He's been contacted by companies about certain players. - Ford Stuen sad talk to end it.
  13. This guess is as good as anyone's. Just remember that Jimmy Bell started as a freshman before Covid. I would really like for Bell to be ready to man the 5. Okoro at the 4 replacing french, Perkins, Jimerson, Collins as the 3 guards. I really hope Rashad Williams is ready to come in to give Yuri a break. Right now our lack of depth at point guard is glaring.
  14. I am in love after watching that highlight video. I am always so biased against players who do not have high major offers. In this case however, I think this is another example of Ford seeing this kid early and knowing that one or 2 more AAU showings and every other school throws their hat in the ring. As I understand it, he starts on Brad Beal Elite as the shooting guard? That fact alone should put my "he only has those other offers" bias to bed. Another great get for Ford and Co.
  15. Turnbull can go to Mizzou. He is facing too many dudes who look like shorter versions of Austin Gillman. Next.
  16. French Cut from titans. Darn https://twitter.com/glennonsports/status/1405618448219230211?s=21
  17. solid first post. Check the grambling board.
  18. I thought Stu wrote a very good article on RW. https://www.stltoday.com/sports/college/slu/williams-wants-to-diversify-his-game-at-slu/article_2d220edd-afc9-55e3-a206-4ff5fbf72500.html If Williams really is a point guard, I could see him taking a large portion of minutes away from Yuri if RW can consistently knock down the outside jumper. It really just gives us another weapon which is a good thing. Ford being able to keep all these players happy is a incredible feat.
  19. I think it is definitely more powerful to come together as a billikens.com community and provide straight financial support. A bunch of strangers buying things off a baby registry is sort of weird. Just my .02
  20. Seems like by all indications, the 2021 high school recruits are just getting screwed. Like I suspect is happening with other teams, we do not need a 2021 recruiting class. We already have Strickland, Lorensttsen, Nesbitt and Jimerson (!) in that class.
  21. I am glad that there is a thread on this as I saw the twitter post and too was confused. This seems like a subject worth tracking closely. Goodwin being intentional to sign with an agent that allows him to return seems like a big deal to me. The thinking is probably to test the waters to see what his pro prospects are before deciding. If Goodwin's ultimate goal is still the NBA, I put the chances at greater than 50% of him returning to SLU. One more year to return with a packed Chaifetz, break every SLU record there is, and then in April 2022, he will be in the same spot or improved positioning for his pro prospects. The only reason I see leaving is if making 100k is a big deal financially. I have zero awareness of the Goodwin family's financial status or the urgency to cash a paycheck SLU is a much better showcase for him to improve stock in my opinion. As soon as he starts overseas or in the G-league then it is a foregone conclusion that his NBA prospects are next to zilch. He is a lesser prospect to Bess in my opinion and I was disappointed to not see Bess stick on the end of an NBA bench somewhere. Goodwin still has a lot to prove and SLU is the best place to do it. My prediction. He's coming back. Book it.
  22. Correct. Those are the games I remember. Our point guard should never get lit up on defense by anyone except lottery picks. Did Yuri guard Cam Thomas from LSU when he dropped 25 on us? I cant remember because as it was a quiet 25 because Perkins had 32!
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