Kentucky Down To Three Guards



  • Jemarl Baker out at least 3 months due to a knee surgery.



  • Dang, for whatever reason when I clicked I thought it was Kansas instead of Kentucky. We are the ones with three post players.



  • @BShark

    Omg!They are down to three 5-stars on the perimeter?



  • jaybate 1.0 said:

    @BShark

    Omg!They are down to three 5-stars on the perimeter?

    2 5 stars and a 4 star actually. Then walk-ons.



  • I heard that baker was going to be out a while. They are still really long though. Had a close game against more head state - apparently more head spread the floor and UK had trouble matching up against their smaller players.



  • HawkChamp said:

    I heard that baker was going to be out a while. They are still really long though. Had a close game against more head state - apparently more head spread the floor and UK had trouble matching up against their smaller players.

    The big issue for them is he was their best shooting guard, by a lot. Diallo and Green are close to non-shooters. Also it’s 3 guys for 120 minutes! I mean, in reality they are going to just have to play large or play a walk-on.



  • @BShark we would be a huge matchup problem if we play small. Rebounding may be an issue. Zone may be effective just like last year at rupp.



  • @BShark maybe cal jr will have to play!



  • @Crimsonorblue22 There is 1 and only 1 Cal, Jr. A certain Oriole. No KY imposter is worthy of the name…



  • @mayjay you lost me



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Cal Ripkin, Jr.?



  • BShark said:

    jaybate 1.0 said:

    @BShark

    Omg!They are down to three 5-stars on the perimeter?

    2 5 stars and a 4 star actually. Then walk-ons.

    How many 5 stars does KU have at guard this season?



  • @jaybate-1.0 One, I think.



  • KU has 5 really good guards.



  • @mayjay oh, duh!



  • mayjay said:

    @Crimsonorblue22 Cal Ripkin, Jr.?

    Lol I was thinking Carl’s Jr.



  • BShark said:

    KU has 5 really good guards.

    Yes, but I did not ask how many really good guards KU had.

    Let me think.

    Ah, yes.

    I asked how many 5 stars?

    It seems like UK, even after injury depletion, still has double the 5-Star guards, at least according to @mayjay.

    Hmmm.

    How many more 5-star guards did UK have before injury depletion? I haven’t heard.

    Does UK have any OAD 5-Star guards this season?



  • @Crimsonorblue22 It is one of those names that I think are unique in the memories they evoke of excellent performances, grit, and excitement. Anyone who names their kid Calvin who is a Jr. should be shot. We need no more Wilts, or Tigers, or Usains, for that matter… @jaybate-1-0 would probably include Honus and Ty, too, since he saw them play–in wool, of course!



  • @chriz Now I am hungry and no burger anywhere… thanks a lot!



  • mayjay said:

    @Crimsonorblue22 It is one of those names that I think are unique in the memories they evoke of excellent performances, grit, and excitement. Anyone who names their kid Calvin who is a Jr. should be shot. We need no more Wilts, or Tigers, or Usains, for that matter… @jaybate-1-0 would probably include Honus and Ty, too, since he saw them play–in wool, of course!

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    I NEVER LIKED TY COBB, BECAUSE OF HIS RACISM and filing his cleats. But his batting average was awesome. And yes, I love the Tigers old uniforms. I have wondered how long his statue will last at New Tiger stadium. Probably as long as the lead in the pipes of Flint’s heavily African American neighborhoods right? Say! Hil and Trump haven’t been back to Flint since the election! I’ve always wondered about Trump’s DC Lawyer, Ty Cobb. How far we have come…or have we?



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  • I did some law school clinical work in child protection cases in Flint in 1980. It was grim then, and it is grim now. The water situation is a national disgrace. So, what do Flint and Puerto Rico’s crises have in common?



  • @mayjay better question is, how did we go from talking about Kentucky’s guards to water situations?



  • I read an article that said shooting would not be a weakness for them. Power puff piece if I’ve ever seen one. Apparently one game where Shai and Green shoot okay was enough to remove the doubt. Baker wasn’t going to play big minutes but he figured to play 10-12 minutes a game as a spot up shooter which in the flow of the game would have meant 1-2 3’s possibly which is significant to their offense.



  • @mayjay What do they have in common?



  • @HawkChamp Like lots of conversations, one aside led to another…dangerous, perhaps, to listen to me and @jaybate-1-0.

    @HighEliteMajor Wow, that is a toughie, I guess. But I have strayed far afield. Let us just say, to get back on track, that their water problems are more intractable than the UK guard situation, because Calimari always has more future resources in his pipeline.



  • BeddieKU23 said:

    I read an article that said shooting would not be a weakness for them. Power puff piece if I’ve ever seen one. Apparently one game where Shai and Green shoot okay was enough to remove the doubt. Baker wasn’t going to play big minutes but he figured to play 10-12 minutes a game as a spot up shooter which in the flow of the game would have meant 1-2 3’s possibly which is significant to their offense.

    Yeah, lol, ok.

    Where can I find the companion piece about how KU has great post depth? :laughing:



  • BShark said:

    BeddieKU23 said:

    I read an article that said shooting would not be a weakness for them. Power puff piece if I’ve ever seen one. Apparently one game where Shai and Green shoot okay was enough to remove the doubt. Baker wasn’t going to play big minutes but he figured to play 10-12 minutes a game as a spot up shooter which in the flow of the game would have meant 1-2 3’s possibly which is significant to their offense.

    Yeah, lol, ok.

    Where can I find the companion piece about how KU has great post depth? :laughing:

    Are we surprised, they are still getting Grimes. And when they don’t get him will say Cal passed on him for a better player. We know how the math goes.

    But yeah I heard our post depth is the best we’ve had in Self’s era



  • Of course, UK fans think they are getting everyone until they don’t. I literally saw an IF Bol ends up at Oregon article on one of their sites recently. If? Okay sure…



  • BShark said: Where can I find the companion piece about how KU has great post depth? :laughing:

    Probably somewhere about 5 to 6 months ago when we thought Coleby and Whatzisname would be here.



  • @mayjay Yeah, we could use either one of them tbh. I still think Self needs to fool around and try to find another big body.



  • @BShark Gotta be somebody tall in the intramural leagues, or on the alleged football team…



  • mayjay said:

    @BShark Gotta be somebody tall in the intramural leagues, or on the alleged football team…

    Someone on the phog mentioned TE James Sosinski played JUCO hoops and had some D1 offers.



  • @BShark Ben Johnson



  • HighEliteMajor said:

    @mayjay What do they have in common?

    Oh…I see what you are doing… :smile:



  • JayHawkFanToo said:

    HighEliteMajor said:

    @mayjay What do they have in common?

    Oh…I see what you are doing… :smile:

    I don’t.

    What do they have in common?



  • @jaybate-1.0 It was my question that, as was aptly pointed out, was far afield from this thread, so I chose not to pursue it.



  • @jaybate-1.0

    As @mayjay pointed out, the answer falls outside sports and would have to be moved the political section. That is your clue.



  • If we get into politics, it’s a lead pipe cinch that it will turn into a mess.



  • @JayHawkFanToo

    Are you suggesting @mayjay was insinuating an answer, but willingly avoiding answering the question either in this thread, or under the politics subheading? That seems an unfair and possibly unintentionally misleading implication of @mayjay? I believe you can do better.



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  • Bout time to close this thread.



  • @HawkChamp Amen.



  • If anyone wants to continue, definitely take it to the politics board please.



  • How bout dem Jayhawks…winner, winner, chicken dinner.



  • @jaybate-1.0

    As tempting as it is, I have purposefully avoided the political section (I bet most of us have) since I believe it has been a net negative to this forum and has created animosity between members that did not exist before. I prefer to just talk about KU sports, particularly basketball which is the primary reason many of us moved to this forum. Just my opinion and I don’t expect others to agree with me.

    You can always send private chat messages.



  • JayHawkFanToo said:

    @jaybate-1.0

    As tempting as it is, I have purposefully avoided the political section (I bet most of us have) since I believe it has been a net negative to this forum and has created animosity between members that did not exist before. I prefer to just talk about KU sports, particularly basketball which is the primary reason many of us moved to this forum. Just my opinion and I don’t expect others to agree with me.

    You can always send private chat messages.

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    Oh, are you not answering questions either?



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