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[quote="crazywilly"] Alum its clear to me that your a know nothing fan who has never played sports, while some of us have just played in high school varsity and otherwise i'm pretty sure its not that hard to see huges Developing.

i understand you don't know much about sports and thats ok, but say say HUGHES should be put on the end of the bench is just stupid, hes a near 7'0, how can we just bench him.
02-06-2004 03:48 PM
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niu85alum Wrote:I have great respect for your hoops knowledge. But do you honestly think James Hughes is developing? I have to disagree. While he seems athletically gifted, his real basketball skills are still hard to see.

While it is hard to imagine next year being worse than this year, it can't help but be. Losing Marcus Smallwood is absolutely huge.
I admit I didn't attend last Wednesday's game, but we have several people on this thread saying he had a very good game and I'm inclined to believe them. In each of the five games I've seen him play in, I've seen things that impressed me. The kid can knock down the jumper from 5-12 feet, he's got a nice hook shot going and he's proven to be an effective shot blocker, plus he's got a fiery demeanor and a lot of energy. IMO, his primary problem is he can be too fiery at times and he picks up silly fouls. Unfortunately, Judson immediately pulls the kid the minute he gets one and I honestly believe that has made him tentative on the floor. He's timid in the lane once he's picked up a foul, and he's reluctant to post up on the offensive side.
If he can figure out how to channel his abundant energy into playing aggressive, but controlled defensive and he can learn a post move or two, he could be a solid, consistent player for us. Don't forget Alum, Marcus wasn't nearly the player he is now when he was a frosh. And of course, the fact remains we don't have any viable alternatives. You've been calling for us to go into develpmental mode for months and I'm in complete agreement at this point. Judson needs to make Hughes the permanent starter, let him log big minutes, let him foul out, make mistakes and learn.

Speaking of Marcus, he is a great player, but I think there may be something to what Robert and Willy are saying. It's not Marcus's fault, but it's not that uncommon for teams with an excellent player like him to bog down because the other players stand around and wait for their star to do something rather than getting into a rhythm. I'm not the only who has noticed our "offense" has all too often been to throw the ball into Marcus and if he can't do anything (because he's triple teamed as usual), then pass it around until someone shoots a desperate three. Furthermore, there are plenty of precedents for teams getting better after losing a star player (the 2002 Seattle Mariners come to mind 03-wink ). Chances are next year will be rough, but if necessity truly is the mother of invention, it's also possible these guys will learn to play some team basketball simply because they don't have a Marcus to rely on. We'll still need someone to step up in clutch situations, but I think we've got a couple players in Paulsen and McKinney who may just fit the bill.

I think the bottom line is we have some good kids on this team. If we can figure something out at the point (Paradise?), its possible we could put a competitive team on the floor next year. They won't win the MACC, but they may be less depressing to watch than this year's train wreck.

Stay tuned
02-06-2004 08:01 PM
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Given that you have a real mental problem i'll make this easy, did i ever say we should keep Hughes cause hes black? I said we should keep him cause hes a near 7'0...You say you have a long history of watching hoops, you know hoops, THEN YOU KNOW IN COLLEGE HOOPS YOU KEEP A 7'0 IF HES WHITE< BLACK, ORANGE, PURPLE OR BLUE.

7'0 is 7'0, and they are worth the risk, but i thought a big time hoops fan would know that!

"P.S. Allow me to let you in on a little secret. Being an African American that is seven foot tall doesn't automatically quality you as a collegiate basketball talent. To date, James Hughes and Bryan McKenzie have been utter wastes of scholarships. Hughes appears to be a quality kid with raw athletic ability and a good work ethic....but he has showed zippo in terms of adequate basketball ability and has not developed much in two years with the program. I'm suprised Willy. I would think a dazzling young urbanite like yourself wouldn't like stereotypes like the one you suggest for James Hughes. Shame, shame. "

That is blatantly stupid, i never said he was good cause he was black, if he was blue i'd want to give him as much PT as we could hes a freshman and 7'0...LEARN COLLEGE HOOPS THEN TALK YOU IDIOT.
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Willy, what are you doing on the boards on a Friday night?!!

Don't you college kids party anymore?!

For crying out loud, turn off the computer and go do a beer bong 04-drinky 04-drinky 04-drinky or three for all we old alums stuck at home watching our kids on a Friday night :( 03-lol
02-06-2004 08:27 PM
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FC how long have you been out of college?

The kids now don't go out till 11, and i only know this because of my kids and grandkids! Back when i was a young man 8 was indeed a good time to go out, but times change i guess and i guess its cool to go out at 11!!!!!!!!Its times like that when i realize i'm old! 03-razz :D

Nothin we can do about that, partying late that is! Enjoy Crazywilly and tropes, your late night partying!
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Actually, 11 was about when people went out when I was in school, as well. Pre-party drinking would START at 830 or 9. Most everyone would chill out from 5 to 8 or so, get up and eat, then set the ball rolling.

It just goes to show how out of touch with that life I am; I thought it seemed late at 730 03-lol

These days I'm usually getting up right around the time I used to be getting in.

Then-530 am bedtime
Now-530 am rise and shine! :rolleyes:
02-07-2004 09:19 AM
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Flying Corn Wrote:Actually, 11 was about when people went out when I was in school, as well. Pre-party drinking would START at 830 or 9. Most everyone would chill out from 5 to 8 or so, get up and eat, then set the ball rolling.

It just goes to show how out of touch with that life I am; I thought it seemed late at 730 03-lol

These days I'm usually getting up right around the time I used to be getting in.

Then-530 am bedtime
Now-530 am rise and shine! :rolleyes:
Seems the new thing to do is to still START drinking at 8 or 9, but to start posting on message boards WHILE drinking. 03-wink 04-drinky 04-drinky 04-drinky
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