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AllBuffs Season Preview & Cal Golden Bears Season Thread

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Goose, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Use this thread to discuss all things California. This way we can keep [MENTION=6165]liverflukes[/MENTION] from contaminating the rest of us.

    California


    Projected Starters
    Sam Singer
    - Pure PG who had a 2.5 assist-to-turnover ratio in limited minutes last year.
    Jordan Matthews - Can play both point and off guard, and Bears will rely on his versatility.
    Tyrone Wallace - Combo guard who can fill a sheet in many ways.
    Jabari Bird - A foot injury got him off to a slow start last year, but is poised to explode this year.
    David Kravish - A workhorse who won't wow you, but will give you 30 solid minutes every night.


    Due to Kameron Rooks' ACL injury, the Bears will be limited in the middle. Kravish is solid and freshman Kingsley Okoroh should be able to hold the center position, but it will be interesting to see how small the Bears go. Graduate transfer Dwight Tarrwtaer (Cornell) might get the starting slot at PF allowing one of their guards to come off of the bench, but it remains to be seen. Roger Moute a Bidias and Christian Behrens both could see quality minutes for the team as well. It will be interesting to watch how new coach Cuonzo Martin uses this team. The roster screams "get up and go", but Martin tends to be on the slower side of pace. His teams are known for their offensive efficiency, so expect the Bears to be high powered. The question is, can they stop anyone?
     
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  2. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    The schedule is kind to us this year. Both N Cal teams come to Boulder without a return trip.
     
  3. J.R. Ewing

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    Though as a fan, I would like 2nd games against the two Oregon schools, particularly Oregon.
     
  4. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm not high on Cal at all this year. I'm not sure there's great veteran leadership, which would really help with a coaching change. (I loved last year's seniors.)

    Kravish never did much for me. Kind of like no one talks much about Will Purdue when discussing why the Chicago Bulls had great teams. He'll do some nice things and have some nice nights, but you don't make the Dance because of Kravish.

    So it's about the guards. Highly recruited. CU wanted them. But inconsistent and inefficient. On pure talent they should finish in the top half of the Pac-12, but I'm not sure I have them there. More like 7th-9th range.
     
  6. CVilleBuff

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    I see like 18-13 (8-10) or 19-12 (9-9).
     
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