Shabazz playing tonight. Thank god for Pac-12 network.
Harrow starting to show promise. Today;
handled the ball well, got to the rim and finished or went to the line. I don't love the guy, but obviously glad to see him getting better.
Noel with 11pts, 10rbs, 2stls, 2blks
Goodwin with a somewhat bad game, overall .. 19pts, I think..
The first thing that jumped out to me is that he's slimmed down a bit and doesn't seem so clunky while running. The announcers said he's reportedly lost 13 pounds in the past few weeks.
Shabazz definitely showed off an arsenal of moves. Mainly post up opportunities, but he had a catch and shoot 3, a pull up jumper, and a few plays in the fast break. Oh, and he got to the FT line, of course. It's kinda bizarre how good his post up game is; he's a freshman SG for crying out loud. I actually have to wonder if he relies on his post game too much. I'm not sure how well that will work out for him in the NBA. I'd like to see him get more opportunities to create his own shot from the perimeter.
The other main thing that deserves a mention is his motor. The dude is just relentless on the offensive boards (I think at least 5 of his 7 rebounds were offensive). He really seems to go non stop. Dude wants to win.
Btw, anything I may have said that expressed any hope that Archie Goodwin can learn to play PG... no.
It's way early, but I'm thinking the draft will go;
... and then, imo, there's not a ton of separation (currently) between the next 17 - 20 players.
Interesting. As things currently stand, we're looking at the #13 and #22 picks.
DX has MCW at #13 (flanked at #12 and #14 by CJ McCollum, PG/SG, and Otto Porter, SF)
DX has Sergey Kasarev at #22 (SF) and flanked by Trey Burke (PG) and Marcus Smart (SG/no thanks)
Even though I'm not supremely high on any PG's in the draft .. I'd consider taking both MCW and Burke .. unless there's a kick ass SF to take .. but I'd take MCW over Porter and Burke over his flanks.
Tony Mitchell: I have been a bit underwhelmed. NT has only played one ranked team (Creighton #16) and the other 11 games carry an average ranking of 227 (yikes).
Tony is averaging 14.5pts and hitting 29% of his 3's. His blocks look pretty good, but they're against small white dudes. Now, if Cy jumps on the bandwagon, it will be the final nail and we'll know to stay clear of Mr. Mitchell.
EDIT: Not meaning to pile on, but holy hell.. when North Texas played SE Louisiana (ranked 329th and winless), Tony played 34 minutes and had;
His opposition in that game is a starting lineup of all scrubs (one guy averages double figures - 11) and standing;
(There are several other examples like this one .. I predict his stock begins to drop)
Last edited by Dr. Jones; 12-23-2012 at 04:28 AM.