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Dustin Thomas

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    There's so much I like about his game.

    But for 2 years he hasn't been able to get into a rhythm or find any consistency.

    The main culprit, I think, is that he can't stay on the court due to all the foul calls that go against him.

    More than him just being a guy who commits a lot of fouls, there seems to be this weird thing where every 50/50 call goes against the guy and has for 2 season. Must be something about him that makes him look guilty for whatever reason. The thing is, when I'm watching him it looks like he's moving his feet, maintaining position, and not swatting or grabbing... and it doesn't matter. Still a foul on DT whenever the man he's guarding makes an aggressive move toward the basket.

    Do you guys have the same impression?

    (Also, rep to whomever can find data on foul rate on Dustin as it compares to the NCAA norm and a low foul rate guy like Josh.)
     
  2. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Scott is #124 in fouls committed per 40 minutes at 1.9, Dustin is at 5.8 which is tied with Miller for highest on the team.
     
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  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    As high as that is, it actually seems higher than that to me when I watch. Maybe because when he's not getting whistled I'm not noticing him on the court. I really think it gets into his head and saps his aggressiveness at times.
     
  4. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Unless someone Pulls it up beforehand, I'll try and grab the average rate at work tomorrow. Laptop is downstairs and I don't feel like walking down stairs [emoji38]
     
  5. tante

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    I think he needs to start hammering guys. Make the refs know what a foul looks like so they don't call a little contact.
     
  6. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Resting bitch face.

    Seriously.

    We joke about it, but the kid has a natural pissed off look. Refs don't like it (especially the sensitive ass refs we have in the P12). His fouls called per 40 minutes has improved this season (5.8 this year vs 6.3 last year), but not by as much as I had hoped it would. He still has a tendency to go on 2-3 game binges where he gets 4-5 fouls.
     
  7. buffaholic

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    I think that's it!
     
  8. Highlander

    Highlander Club Member Club Member

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    There may be a point here. Knock two guys on their ass in the 1st 15 minutes of the game. Then play regular defense for the remainder and see if the ticky-tack fouls stop getting called.
     
  9. jsmilkst

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    I'm a big DT fan. He's near the top in the always playing hard category (which causes some of those fouls ), never gives up on a play, and doesn't back down from a bigger guy. Sure, he gets beat sometimes, and his jumper isn't often there. .. But he's easy to cheer for, imo
     
  10. tante

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    I say this because Arizona did this last night and it looked very effective. It sets a tone and make guys hesitant to go in the paint.
     
  11. 89BUFF89

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    I'm not down on DT as some seem to be. He should never play the 4. Just wish his shot would go down. At least he seems like he is putting in the effort.
     
  12. Buffaloup

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    Don't know why he plays inside. He can play the 4 but would be much more suited as a stretch 4 than one that plays inside
     
  13. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    he has some great moves around the basket but just has trouble finishing. At some point if he gets a consistent 3 AND finishes better at the rim, he is going to be a dangerous player.
     
  14. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Couldn't help but think of this post last night. DT had that great dunk in the first half, and as soon as it went through he shot the refs a look that could have killed (and it was glorious). Not 10 minutes later he got a BS call, and I'm convinced it was related.
     
  15. Shldr2Shldr

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    definitely related. Saw it too and thought that he was going to get some payback for it. Sure enough...
     
  16. Darth Snow

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    only got 11 minutes last night. Not enough when Talton is getting 22.
     
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    12pts, 5-5 shooting, 11min. Would like to have seen what he could have done with 22min.
     
  18. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Frontcourt is so crowded. I agree that DT should have gotten more minutes, but he's gotta tighten up his handle a touch this offseason so we can start getting him serious minutes at the 3.
     
  19. Darth Snow

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    I would rather have him at the 3 and Fletch at the 2 than Talton in the game.
     
  20. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I also like that we can play J-Hop at the 3 against certain teams. He rebounds well enough to do it and pretty much no one posts their 3 any more.
     
  21. Shldr2Shldr

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    Liked the look with Dom, Ski, and J-hop on the floor together. Lot of speed out there.
     
  22. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I interpreted the look he gave the refs differently. I thought he was expecting an offensive foul (even though no defenders were around), and was confirming he didn't get one.
     
  23. wyobuff

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    Really like his game, but he does seem to catch a lot of whistles - I cant understand why sometimes, but he surely gets a little timid if he picks up a stupid foul early.
     
  24. tante

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    He needs to get stronger but damn he is fast for his size.
     
  25. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    he had a beaut of a floater last night
     
  26. Medford M.

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    Saw it the same way Goose.
     

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