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Jaron Hopkins leaving

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by AztecBuff, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. AztecBuff

    AztecBuff Club Member Club Member

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  2. TDbuff

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    Whoa
     
  3. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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  4. jwhite17

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    Damn, that's too bad. I really liked Hopkins, and I believed he had tremendous potential if he could fix his dribbling issues and FT shooting, but alas, it is time to move on. We need some guys to move on in order to be successful for next year.

    I hope Boyle can get a grad transfer to replace him. There are plenty available.
     
  5. Gary Indiana

    Gary Indiana Club Member Club Member

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    Ummm....whoa.
     
  6. BuffaloSoldier76

    BuffaloSoldier76 Unsound Meat Club Member

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    Best of luck to him wherever he may land, and I hope they can help him capitalize on all of the physical gifts he has.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I wish him the best. Always like J-Hop. He needs to find himself a mid-major that runs and presses. He could thrive in that type of environment.
     
  8. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    So who do we have at SG now? Fortune and maybe Fletcher?
     
  9. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Whelp, one less player with potential to worry about.
     
  10. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    Good luck to you Jaron!
     
  11. MEBuff

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    Good Luck to JHop, but at least this gives Boyle an opportunity to upgrade athleticism
     
  12. Gary Indiana

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    :wtf:
     
  13. Daaah

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    Best of luck to him going forward. It's not particularly surprising to me. Jaron certainly was not thriving in Tad's system and he seems like he might have the tools to be a pretty good player (if he figures out his dribbling issues).
     
  14. blynch32

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    No big surprise. Wouldn't be shocked to see one more. Good luck to Jaron moving forward.
     
  15. Quattro

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    I hope this is in jest
     
  16. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Are DT and JH leaving due to not wanting to be here themselves or Tad advising them that they are not in his plans going forward? Seriously curious as I don't follow CU bball more than casually.
     
  17. BuffDog

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    Agree with above. Wish him luck and will miss his dunks and open court moves. Was hoping to seem him as part of a pressing defense the last few years to utilize his skill set.
     
  18. BuffDog

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    [​IMG] Originally Posted by MEBuff [​IMG]
    Good Luck to JHop, but at least this gives Boyle an opportunity to upgrade athleticism
    If you looked real close there was a little bit of sarcasm font.
     
  19. MEBuff

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    C'mon...I obviously forgot the sarcasm font. There have been entire threads on this subject
     
  20. BuffinCali

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    Agreed. I am hearing rumblings of a big name/contributor who may be on the move as well.
     
  21. TSchekler

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    Who would that be?
     
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    XJ
     
  23. NiTownBuff

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    I'm surprised by all the Jaron love. I definitely wish him well, he seems like a good guy, but I couldn't stand his game. With his ability he should have been a lockdown defender and slashing threat. Instead he gave us average defense and committed non-stop turnovers in transition.
     
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    Brazil2 is going to be going off tonight
     
  25. BuffinCali

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    Yessir...

    Boyle could hit a home run by picking up Johnathan Williams III, who is leaving Missouri (their leading scorer and rebounder).
     
  26. BuffG

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    Hearing JW3 is eyeing Michigan state.
     
  27. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    His lack of commitment to the defensive end is the main thing that held him back. I had a problem with that. If he'd been the perimeter defender he's capable of being, he would have had XT's minutes this year and it would have had a major impact to the season's results. I could have lived with the growing pains on the offensive end, so I know Tad would have been able to.
     
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    After 2 years of college, I think his dribbling and shooting is what it is for the most part. He's got unique skills, but those two are not his strengths. Maybe a different system is a better fit. Tad brought him here envisioning him becoming the lockdown perimeter defender that his athleticism enables and JHop just doesn't appear to have that mindset.
     
  29. absinthe

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    This frees up about 10 minutes a game at the 2 and 2.5 minutes a game at the 3. Some one asked about Fletch he was our #4 option at the 2 so I don't expect him to pick up many minutes there especially with minutes at the 3 freeing with Dustin and Jaron leaving who collectively took about 15% of the minutes available at the three.
     
  30. BuffinCali

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    So, next years lineup (as of today):
    C Scott
    PF Gordon
    SF Fletcher
    SG Fortune
    PG Collier

    Key Reserves:
    F XJ (If he is still around)
    F/C Miller
    G/F King
    G XT
    F Gusonjic
    G Akyazili

    Losses:
    Booker
    Thomas
    Hopkins

    Is this team better than the 2014/2015 squad?
    I think XJ's availability will be huge
     

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