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9 hours ago, 3star_recruit said:

Even if Thatch can be the 1st team defender Bess was last year, we don't have anyone to play the role Thatch did last year.

Seems premature for this comment. 

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52 minutes ago, Clock_Tower said:

Seems premature for this comment. 

Thatch didn't just become a high-level defender when he got to SLU, he was that guy in high school.  I've watched a ton of Yuri and Hargrove in high school and have a good handle on what they're capable of. Totally unsurprised by the learning curve Hargrove is going through and Yuri, while a good defender, is not on Thatch's level.  I said before Weaver got here that he was just a rotation player.  He's currently being beaten out in the rotation by a sophomore that didn't even log 100 minutes last year.  Being the best defender for an incredibly bad defensive team in the OVC does not necessarily translate to being a high level defender at SLU.  

I don't think it's too early to make the Thatch comment at all. Our best defensive days are ahead of us, when Yuri and Hargrove become sophomores.

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18 minutes ago, 3star_recruit said:

Thatch didn't just become a high-level defender when he got to SLU, he was that guy in high school.  I've watched a ton of Yuri and Hargrove in high school and have a good handle on what they're capable of. Totally unsurprised by the learning curve Hargrove is going through and Yuri, while a good defender, is not on Thatch's level.  I said before Weaver got here that he was just a rotation player.  He's currently being beaten out in the rotation by a sophomore that didn't even log 100 minutes last year.  Being the best defender for an incredibly bad defensive team in the OVC does not necessarily translate to being a high level defender at SLU. 

I was impressed with Collins' Defense in the exhibition.  His on ball defense was solid and he was disruptive in the passing lane.  There is potential in Mr. Collins defense.  I'm looking forward to seeing him against Gilyard, Russell, Crutcher and a few others in the A10.

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26 minutes ago, HoosierPal said:

I was impressed with Collins' Defense in the exhibition.  His on ball defense was solid and he was disruptive in the passing lane.  There is potential in Mr. Collins defense.  I'm looking forward to seeing him against Gilyard, Russell, Crutcher and a few others in the A10.

I think that the word "disruptive" will assume a greater meaning for us as the season progresses. My understanding of Shaka's havoc, as imperfect as it may be, is that it depended more on the disruption of the opponent's plans and actions than upon anything else. I see an important role for Yuri in this regard, again this will become clear as the season progresses.

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Even if Collins is a high level defender, he can only guard the smallest opposing player on the court.  Bess and Thatch are able to shutdown positions 1-4 essentially.  Their ability to guard interchangeable was what led to a lot of our success last season.

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3 hours ago, 3star_recruit said:

Thatch didn't just become a high-level defender when he got to SLU, he was that guy in high school.  I've watched a ton of Yuri and Hargrove in high school and have a good handle on what they're capable of. Totally unsurprised by the learning curve Hargrove is going through and Yuri, while a good defender, is not on Thatch's level.  I said before Weaver got here that he was just a rotation player.  He's currently being beaten out in the rotation by a sophomore that didn't even log 100 minutes last year.  Being the best defender for an incredibly bad defensive team in the OVC does not necessarily translate to being a high level defender at SLU.  

I don't think it's too early to make the Thatch comment at all. Our best defensive days are ahead of us, when Yuri and Hargrove become sophomores.

Last year we had no depth at the 4 and 5 - beyond French and Foreman.  Thatch was no lock down defender at the start of last year - but did grow into this role - but never did lock down other team’s big guys. And yes, Thatch and Bess were sure good defensively midway thru the year, but Isabel and Wiley were not and Foreman was just OK.  And we had no one else. When French got in foul trouble we had no one to replace him - and neither Thatch nor Bess helped all that much in that regard. This year we have Bell, Hankton, Diarra, Hargrove and even Perkins who can help out with the bigs and Yuri along w Weaver and Jacobs with the guards. None are lockdown defenders - especially now, but depth and possibly our new defensive schemes will help.  We will sorely miss Bess - but that’s college basketball.  And team depth is this year’s answer. I have not given up on this year.     

And further, Thatch and Foreman were offensive liabilities last year. 

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-I'll go 18-12 and 11-7 and hope this very pessimistic

-Let's Go Bills!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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On 10/22/2019 at 3:28 PM, TheChosenOne said:

I know I am being an idiot, but I find myself buying into some of the recent Ford quotes and some of these practice videos. I am just flat out chugging blue Kool-Aid right now, LET'S F@CKING GO!

I'm still chugging!!!! Hopefully my heart doesn't explode and I make it to Saturday evening!

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16 minutes ago, TheChosenOne said:

I'm still chugging!!!! Hopefully my heart doesn't explode and I make it to Saturday evening!

We may have to switch to sugar free version this season, at least during the week!

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One game does not change my 8 and 5 OOC expectations just yet.  

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1 minute ago, Taj79 said:

One game does not change my 8 and 5 OOC expectations just yet.  

If BC was your 50/50 pick, they look good right now on ESPN against wake. 

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My tough five are Seton Hall, Auburn, Kansas State, Boston College and Belmont.  

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14 minutes ago, Taj79 said:

My tough five are Seton Hall, Auburn, Kansas State, Boston College and Belmont.  

I think we go 1-1 with Belmont or BC, most likely being Belmont because it’s at home. Both seem to be quality Scheduling work by TFord 

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3 hours ago, Clocktoweraccords2004 said:

NCAA birth and win the first game

this team is much better than last years with chemistry and shooting. Goodwin and French were essentially role players to the entire team and still put up high numbers 

That would surely be an illegitimate red-headed step-child!

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2 hours ago, Quality Is Job 1 said:

That would surely be an illegitimate red-headed step-child!

Sounds like S3

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