JwgreDeux

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  1. JwgreDeux

    2018 Maui Invitational

    Also saw Xavier run some full court press in the second half to change the game up some.
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    Mississippi College Preview/Review

    I'd like to see Dunbar get a lot of minutes, allow him to work on his game, maybe his dribble drive and more ball handling. I'd like to see us throw it into the post to McLemore, Spencer, Wiley and Okeke with their backs to the goal and see some postup offense. I'd like to see McCormick get some extended minutes running the point. and some dribble drive Iso's.
  3. JwgreDeux

    2018 Maui Invitational

    Too much football talk. I stay off those boards for a reason.
  4. JwgreDeux

    Mississippi College Preview/Review

    I think McCormick has looked very serviceable. He has played the 2 alongside Harper a few times. Averaging 3 pts, 3 boards and 2 assists per game. His shooting percentage is a bit low, but it's early and we have a small sample size. I think he will be a good back up. I wish he were bigger, but it is what it is.
  5. JwgreDeux

    Mississippi College Preview/Review

    Read this from CBP: "The only D1 teams we could find for this game had really high RPI, which could destroy your own RPI even if you win. Playing a D2 school like Mississippi College will only hurt your tournament resume if you lose." Interesting that metrics penalize you for playing bad D1 teams but not D2 teams.
  6. JwgreDeux

    2018 Maui Invitational

    Watched Xavier play Wisconsin last night. Not ready to give a preview, but my initial reaction was we should beat that team. They did some interesting things, and have some talented athletes, but they struggled to defend a pretty bland Wisconsin team who shot poorly from the floor. Not that we can look past them, but my first reaction after watching them was what I expected. They lost a lot and are going to struggle.
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    Mississippi College Preview/Review

    The more I think about this game, I really don't understand why it's on the schedule. This D2 school is not even a good D2 school. They are a bad team and have been bad for several years. Yes we can let some guys work on their games, and some live conditioning work, but that may be the only upside. CBP is evenly opening discussing the teams we will face in Maui, not even hiding that we aren't focusing on MC.
  8. Our Tigers have looked about as good as could be hoped for and now get a final tune-up before heading off to Maui for some blockbuster games. This is a time to work off some rust for some of our returning players, to mix and match lineups for CBP and to work on ourselves. Running up and down the floor and shooting a bunch of threes isn't going to teach us anything about our Tigers. Mississippi College is a division II school and poses no threat to us, the only way we look bad is if we fail to perform. Taylor and Boston are MC's best players. Taylor is a guard and appears to be their team leader, Boston is a forward that leads them in scoring. I have only seen limited highlights of their games so have no insight on what kind of offense or defense they run. Judging by the scores of their game, this will be an easy night for the home team to do whatever they want. I will watch to see what CBP does with this game. What are the rotations, how much time does Wiley get, do we come out focused or are we sleep walking. Don't expect to learn much, but may learn a few things. Again, nice tune-up before we head to Maui. War Eagle!!!
  9. JwgreDeux

    Washington (Preview/Review)

    I agree Mitchell was good on defense. Between Harper and Brown, Harper is weaker and limited due to his size, but keeping a man in front is almost not possible with some of these top guards. In those games, you want to funnel your man in a certain direction based on gameplan etc. Brown is and has been one of our better defenders at a guard spot and has often guarded the opposing team's stronger guard. I remember Harper getting beat up pretty bad his freshman season, but thought he made improvements last season. Maybe I'm giving him too much credit. In any event, while agree we will miss his scoring and consistency, I don't think we will miss Heron's defense much.
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    Washington (Preview/Review)

    Almost all my opinions are based off watching games. I’m not a big advanced statistics guy. Harper and Brown tend to do a good job pressuring the ball in the full and half court. Heron often struggled to keep his man in front and rarely applied ball pressure out past the timeline. Doughty in his two games has shown his desire and ability play that style defense. Granted with Doughty it’s based on a small sample size.
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    My thoughts

    The reason I say we won't miss him is his departure left a void at the 3, and we replace him with Doughty and Purifoy. Neither of them need to do what Heron could do in order for us to be a better team because Okeke is likely to replace much of Heron's offensive production. I think Doughty and Purifoy being better shooters than Heron will improve the floor spacing and allow Okeke and Wiley to get low post and mid range catches, and make more room for cuts by McLemore and Dunbar. I guess I should have said we will be able to replace his production instead of saying we won't miss him. And yes pressure changes things.
  12. JwgreDeux

    My thoughts

    Davion averaged 3.7 points, 1.9 assists, 1.1 rebounds and 0.5 steals per game in 17.1 minutes per game. He was an adequate back up, but I didn't see anything to suggest he would have a breakout season. Interested as to what you feel was wrong?
  13. JwgreDeux

    My thoughts

    Maybe I'm misreading this post, but seems like it is "best" for AU that he left. I would disagree.
  14. JwgreDeux

    Washington (Preview/Review)

    Review updated in OP.
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    My thoughts

    Heron was a good player, we won't miss him because we have Samir and Purifoy to replace him. Heron and Purifoy on the floor together were not a good fit, but that wasn't just on Heron. Not sure why anyone would be glad he is gone. Davion was a fine backup, but he was not better than Harper as a freshman. McCormick is an upgrade from the Davion of last season. He has plenty or room to grow and I wish him well but was never lamenting his transfer.