Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Goose, Feb 14, 2012.
Tuesday's Truths by John Gassaway.
Very fair assessment.
I didn't think we'd see so many double-digit wins against quality teams.
Can't wait for his recruits to start making an impact. I really think we are about to take off in the next couple of years. We are already getting to the point where 20 wins is kind of expected.
nice find, Goose.
If we get there this year, that is more than a fair statement.
Looking at the Pac-12 next year, I think the bottom becomes a little better (USC, especially, will make a significant step up). I also think that Zona and UCLA should be back to being what they're supposed to be as potential Final Four teams with the recruiting classes they are bringing in - maybe #1 and #2 in the nation.
Cal and Oregon will take steps back.
The wildcard is Washington. If Ross (soph) and Wroten (frosh) return, they could be elite. If they leave, the Huskies will struggle.
I see a very good opportunity for the Buffs to be 3rd in the conference and in the NCAAs in 2013.
What worries me is the inside presence. SHT is probably not going to cut it so we'll have to count a lot on freshmen unless we get a juco. Also, I think Roberson needs to develop his offensive game and become more consistently aggressive. I really think he has the tools to be a dominating offensive player, but he's not always using them. Oh yeah, and free throws. We need to make free throws.
We're not getting a JuCo and as Nik said, Josh Scott would start today.
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Who would have thought Austin Dufault would have turned into what he is today....a finesse player under Bzdelick who hardly ever went inside to our best offensive post player and a guy who is playing tougher than I ever thought he would. Give Boyle and staff some time with Scott and Gordon this summer and we could be really good inside next year even with freshman. Hopefully they can get Tunks stronger and more physical around the rim too.
I think people are being too hard on SHT this year...he had major knee surgery and his knee won't really be back until next season. When that happens, I believe he will be able to play more aggressively around the rim. Just look at where Dufault was at when Boyle came and look at him this season...I think patience is the key word here.
I would say that nothing is more surprising than CU's D this year. They did nothing last year on the defensive end under Boyle to expect this kind of progression.
SHT has shown signs of life the past couple of weeks, that being said I don't think his knee has anything to do with his bricks for hands. He really needs to work on post ball handling and rebounding with soft hands. So many times he goes up for a board and the ball ricochets off his hands, drives me insane. And for Dufault, he played really well last year and was very underrated, call me a fan of his game. Next season we are going to be speaking him the same way we did Relphorde this year. Solid contributor that does a lot that goes unnoticed.
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