Lightfoot Unleashed

  • I like his gumption. I like the fact he looks like he is 15 years old. People are going to think he’s a candy ass marshmallow, when in reality, he’s a bad mamba jamba. I remember him completely flattening JJ in preseason. That tipin in the WVU game, when he was surrounded by 2 Hillbillies, was a work of art. When he grabs a rebound, he snaps it down with authority with both hands. We could be in a whole lot worse shape, imo. Let’s rally behind the kid, and get him over the finish line. RCJHGKU!

  • Lightfoot is Jet Li :scream:

  • @KUSTEVE Hillbillies lol, I like that -true AND I like it. - -Your for sure right, we have to rally, circle the wagons get behind Mitch my biggest concern is his weight, just doesn’t have the body make up at this point to hold down the interior against bigger more physical big’s from the big twelve or other schools. but let’s hope for the best and play the cards we are dealt - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • Ok…I hope you’re right. Let’s unleash HELL, aka Mitch Lightfoot



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  • It’s wonderful to be positive. However Lightfoot does not at this time have the skill set or size to play at a this level let alone the Kentucky game. Hustle and grit get you only so far. We were already crazy thin up front now even more. Our guards will be so exhausted come March I wouldn’t be surprised if we lose by the 2nd round. I’m not trying to be Debbie Downer just realistic.

  • @jayballer54

    I am not sure weight is an issue. At 6’8" and 210 pounds he’s is only 10 pounds lighter than Perry Ellis or Jamari Traylor, or Justin Wesley, about the same weight Bragg was as a freshman and a whole 20 pounds heavier than Kevin Young, among other comparable players.

    The main problems with Lightfoot is his lack of game time experience and sounds like this will be changing now.

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  • @wrwlumpy

    The Darkside has come out!

  • KY has a lot of 18 yr olds also. Isnt Mitch a top 30-50 kid who we’ve seen have a knack around the rim, a little KYo?

    Our other frosh is JJ, who is absolutely a KY-level kid.

    And the seasoned vets we take into the game are BIFM, DG, LL, & Svi. Add what Vick can do, might have a game…

  • @ralster on paper, yes. But the season has shown our guys as a team and individuals as a whole have not improved since last year. Our guards must be in dream land if they think their level of play is good enough.

  • @JayHawkFanToo Well ya maybe that is true. I guess we are about to find out. - -I actually think he does give 110% can’t believe how bad so I heard they were on him on the phog site - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • @BShark Perfect

  • I really hope he makes the most of this, will be fun to see him get minutes.

  • I dunno, maybe this isn’t quite as bad as what I thought. – I mean like some other people I have spoken with, actually what was Carlton bringing to the floor other then spelling Landen for spot minutes and bringing 5 extra fouls to the 5 spot. - - I mean it isn’t like he was putting up huge offensive numbers or huge rebounding numbers, mainly at the present he was just replacing Landen when he was in foul trouble or giving Landen some few minutes of rest.

    In that aspect, Mitch can do that or the combination of Mitch & Dwight. The 5 spot is and area really is or hasn’t been an area where were getting a lot of production from anyways this year. - Just looking for like 6-7-8 points out of that spot and some rebounds - If we can get those kind of points and production out of the combination - if Dwight can even combine for the 6 pts and 5 rebs that Bragg was giving us then we are no worse off – I don’t think we would be that worse off defensively , so they MAY off set.

    I mean if this would of been Frank, or Devonte, or Josh or even SVI then that for sure would of been an absolute disaster, seeing as they are the offensive weapons, but with Carlton if you think about it on the offensive side really not that big of drop because we still have the extra fouls and I know between Mitch and Dwight they can get 6-7 points and 5-6 rebounds

    Who knows, may be a blessing in disguise also yes we may just start having to play a little more zone to protect Landen – -BUT in a way might not be a bad thing, might be a good thing - -might help cover up our re-occurring defensive lapse off getting beat off the dribble drive, straight line drives to the hole with no help. Might make some of thse NOT SO good 3 pt shooting teams in the league take more three point attempts from the outside keep them out of the lane - -we shall see I reckon. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY

  • This suspension does not sound good. The timing is very fishy.

  • I’m pretty sure the Squid’s strategy will be to drive every play and get Lucas in trouble.

    Hell, I’d start Lightfoot and let him get two or three good hard hacks in the first 5 minutes while we jack threes on the other end. When we’re up 20-5 put Lucas in.

    (guess what, I’m not a coach!)

  • I like the think positive and rally behind talk. I need more of that. But have you seen the build on that 6-9 260lb beast from ky? Without dok, we have no one who can match up with him.

  • @Fightsongwriter Don’t let their big guy scare you! Let’s climb up on his back and dunk it, baby!

  • This could be a preview of how we lose in March. Two athletic guards to match up with ours (but who can actually play defense), and solid 4/5 player.

    Until Vick, Svi or Bragg actually shows up to win us a game, I’m skeptical of us doing anything. Everyone rotation player from that 2012 squad won us a game. Kevin Young, Releford. Everyone.

  • @JayHawkFanToo I have a gut feeling we will see improvement on a game to game basis. Mitch has some hops and a bit of a chip-the good kind .

  • I would not mind a loss today and even a few in Big 12 as long as team stays healthy and can develop some chemistry heading into March.

  • Lightfoot?

    Unleash Tyler Self.

  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Oh, my god, ye of little faith.

    Sit Frank.

    Sit Devonte.

    Let them heal.

    Play Tyler and the other walk on.

    UK won’t have any idea what to do!!!

  • Tyler is David Banner waiting to hulk green.

  • Tyler Self is Kentucky’s worst nightmare.

  • @jaybate-1.0 scouts there

  • Here is some more Lightfoot hate from the Phog for your reading pleasure.

    “Name a scholarship big in the Self era worse than Lightfoot. Short, no offensive game whatsoever, can’t defend, can’t rebound, horrific free throw shooter, bad shooter. Bragg has had a very disappointing year for sure, but anyone with eyes and a brain can see Mitch doesn’t belong here. He sucks and when he plays we are in trouble.”

  • @BShark just delete it ! I saw parts of the Kentucky game from last year and lt👟 Was sitting behind the bench. He loves KU! I hate that crap💩 He was the Gatorade player of the year in AZ. Give him time. At least he wouldn’t do the things Bragg is doing to tear down a team!

  • @BShark Hmmm, I can think of a couple people on here that could’ve said that.

  • @BShark not a classy thing to say at all, but it is baffling why Self has recruited bigs the way he has. Even a senior Lightfoot is not someone you want going against legit and athletic bigs.

  • @HawkChamp seriously? You don’t think he will improve? You only want oad’s? I get confused on here. Some want a few, others none. Some just bitch.

  • @Crimsonorblue22 he will improve but he does not have a high ceiling. You can have lower rated guys (but still in the top 100-150) that are athletic, have a long wingspan and good bball IQ. Lightfoot does hustle and probably has a good bball IQ, but he is not that athletic or long. People complain about us not having size -well, you aren’t getting that with Mitch. I just dont believe that this is the best we can do recruiting wise. What about Tyler Davis? What about Kavier Shepherd? Those guys have legit size and skill.

  • @Crimsonorblue22 and no, I don’t want mostly OADs, but I would like two or three per season along with a capable supporting cast that plays fundamental basketball, doesn’t turn the ball over and wont get outhustled.

  • @HawkChamp I think recruiting a Lightfoot every year is fine. We wouldn’t want a whole team of them. But, having recruited Lightfoot is not our problem this year…Doke getting hurt and Bragg not developing as expected are our issues…hard to predict both of those things happening.

  • @Hawk8086 Bragg was never a banger that could play the 5. He is soft mentally and has not decided to fight back. Even if Coleby is still a little slow I say play him. At least he tries.

  • @HawkChamp how’s shepherd doing?

  • @HawkChamp A lot of truth to what you say. Part of Bragg’s issue is that he is a 4 being forced to play the 5…Self has acknowledged that. I am surprised that Coleby has not received more chances. Of course, we don’t know how he has looked in practice.

  • @HawkChamp

    You obviously don’t know much about Lightfoot. Read this article for starters and particularly the part about “elite athleticism” not by one but by several well know analysts…

  • @Hawk8086 I dont care what goes on in practice. Bragg has been terrible in games - last time I checked, our record indicates the results of games, not practices. Coleby is 6’9 and has girth. Of course, you just watch Self refuse to play him. I dont think he could play worse than Carlton.

  • @JayHawkFanToo I guess we’ll find out today. If he has “elite athleticism”, then he should do just fine against Bam and Willis and the rest.

  • @HawkChamp

    You understand that he really is a SF that by attrition is playing PF and you expect him to match up with true Centers? SMH.

  • @Hawk8086 he has played some w/Lucas

  • @JayHawkFanToo I don’t expect him too. His body is not that of a small forward and I’m not sure he has the quickness to keep up with SF’s.

  • @HawkChamp

    He is smaller that Perry Ellis who really was a SF and much like Lightfoot was pressed into playing PF. Again, read the scouting reports before you post incorrect information.

  • @JayHawkFanToo If you think he has the speed, that’s fine. I will wait for Bill to actually put him at that position to say he is a SF. Has Bill ever indicated he would play the 3?

  • @HawkChamp

    What part of my previous post don’t you understand? KU has several players that can play the wing/SF; the only available players that can play PF are Lightfoot and maybe JJ…why do you think KU has been playing the 4-1 scheme instead of Coach Self’s preferred 3-2? again SMH…

  • @JayHawkFanToo ease up! I hate fighting

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