@BShark please share. That’s a big tease!
Posts made by joeloveshawks
RE: Rocktagon the Chalktagon
Another gem of a game from Grimes. He hit two 3’s. One of those was 10 feet long and banked in off the glass at 100 mph. He had five turnovers. He had four fouls. He had 1 rebound.
How was this kid the #8 recruit in the country and was a lottery pick on every board before the season started?
When does Bill put him on the bench? We have seen it before where Bill puts high ranked stars into the deep freeze. Why not Grimes? Not judging. Honestly asking. What is going on here?
RE: KU's next coach.
@HighEliteMajor In addition to wanting titles, I also simply enjoy watching fun, high scoring college basketball. We have been so spoiled over the years to have fun offensive teams to watch all season long. Watching 35 games that are played in the 50’s does not sound appealing.
I like offense. Think about the Chiefs. This team is SO much more fun to watch than the “Marty ball” of the 1990’s.
RE: When it rains it pours
This looked like our new starting lineup to me. It was our best game of the year. A start to finish butt kicking of a very very good team. I like Garrett off the bench as a defensive savant moving forward. The 5 guys who started the game are the 5 we want on the floor. Proof is in the results of the best we have looked all year.
RE: Realty check my friends
@Woodrow Thanks for sharing this article. It is pretty spot on. The problem is simple. Lack of high level talent coupled with the lack of upperclassmen leadership. Typically the best college basketball teams either have young talent or junior/senior leaders. This KU team has neither. All that said, we have Bill Self and he rules the Big 12 every year until he doesn’t.
RE: Realty check my friends
Unfortunate reality but we have had a number of setbacks. The main issues to me are below. Some out of our control and others that are hard to explain. These are the difference from us being a top 5 team and the current team we are. We are really a top 25 team at best. I hate to say it, but we seem to have 3 guys on our entire team who are putting up numbers game in game out. Dotson, Lawson and Ochai. Vick and Garrett are mercurial players on offense. At least Garrett gives us exceptional D every night.
Doke - Expected to be a 14 and 8 guy game in game out. Out for the season…again.
Silvio - Expected to be a 10 and 10 guy. Out for most of the season if not the entire season with eligibility issues…again.
Grimes - Expected to be a dynamic scorer. Top 10 talent. Potential lottery pick before he put on a jersey. Has had three good games all year and at least 5 games where he may as well not have played. Maybe the most disappointing guy in years. Selby level disappointment.
Vick - Has been what we all know him to be. A guy who can be incredible and a guy who can be flat out awful on and off the court. Unfortunately we have seen a bit to much of the “bad” Vick even though he won us a few games by himself early in the year.
Dotson - To me, he has exceeded expectations. Great ball handler. Great FT shooter down the stretch. Could be a Jayhawk to remember.
Ochai - Goes without saying that he has been incredible once the redshirt was pulled.
Lawson - Averaging nearly 20 and 10 a game as expected. Our best player by far.
KJ - Expected to be a contributor and has been a non factor.
Garrett - A defensive specialist who has been much better than expected on offense lately. I still think he could win us a game in March.
Moore - Expected to be a contributor and has been a non factor.
Big Dave - Not sure what we thought. I think we all assumed he would ride the bench behind Doke and Silvio. Now they are gone and he still rides the bench.
Mitch - Pretty much the exact same as Dave.