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Best posts made by Marco
RE: This commentator's view of last night's ending makes everything even stranger.
@drgnslayr Agreed. The guy is as rotten as they come, but it is now all but guaranteed that the charade is over. There is no way, unless they want to appear to be totally paid off - and they very well may be - that the NCAA will not now look into Nike and their schools.
Saw the Sportscenter bottom line the other day. “But no evidence of improprieties regarding Zion Williamson or his family in regard to Duke University,” said the NCAA as soon as the story broke. Lol!
I liked the video, but would have preferred the less-stylized version… without slo-mo… and choppy cuts. I’ve been claiming for quite some time that Devon would be a completely different player this year. His first year was about playing cautious, trying not to mess up. This year it is all-out ballin’!
Looks like he is a bit stronger, and he’ll have to be if he wants a decent draft spot next summer. Strengthening is all about now. Once the season starts guys usually lose a bit of it because they aren’t pushing heavy weights and they run off some of their mass.
Devon has a lightning fast crossover. Something I always look for in a guard. Can he blast by any defender? In this case… YES he can! Then… will he drive past all defenders? I believe he will. It’s one thing to have the ability to drive. It’s another thing to have the drive to drive. My money says Devon has both and we are in for a rocket season!
We are all worried about trey scoring. I’m not. I hope we have a few guys who bust a good percentage. But I’m fine if we have a PG who will drive it to the rim every other play and score or feed one of our dunk monsters.
Trey shooting will always fail eventually. The only time the drive fails (from the right setup) is if the defense has a monster blocker. Not sure who is out there in D1 this year to fill that title. But if he’s out there… let’s hope that is the night we smack down some treys to offset.
I’m having fun dreaming about Devon out-driving all those who came before him… Devonte… Frank… Tyshawn… Sherron…
That’s a mighty tall order, but Devon has the tools and a razor-sharp mind. I just hope he stays focused on playing with all-out aggression!
I think he sometimes deferred to Grimes last year. I think, in some sense, they all did trying to get him involved. That won’t be the case this year.
RE: Welcome Bryce Thompson
@Marco I think his potential is fantastic. I would bet on him starting to play as a RS SO then possibly starting the year after.
I’m pretty excited about our frontcourt future, no doubt. I like Braun, Enaruna and Muscadin alot, their ability (Enaruna is only going to get better) to run and handle, stretch the floor. It is all good in Bill Land. A damn shame about Wilson, it will be interesting to see what his role might be come next year.
Thanks for sharing that. I too saved someone’s life, though it was on a train platform in another country. I didn’t do it to be a hero or because I wanted to feel good - I did it because I should.
Jesus Christ, can we please push the reset button on 2020?
Man, is anyone other than myself ready for this nation and world to get back to some version - even just a smidge - of normal? That the world will never be the same I no longer have a doubt, but it seems that our government - both Parties - along with the media do not seem to understand that by their constant bickering and partisanship they only serve to exacerbate problems. What is our new normal going to be, I wonder?