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Josh Scott made ESPN Rumors

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    [h=3]Colorado's impact freshman [​IMG][/h] January, 17, 2013 Jan 17
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    By Luke Lapinski | ESPN.com


    Colorado was cruising through its non-conference schedule, entering Pac-12 play at 10-2 on the year. But the controversial overtime loss in Arizona to open league play seems to have sent the Buffaloes into a tailspin. Five games in, they're now just 1-4 against conference foes and in need of a quick turnaround.

    One player that certainly has not disappointed, however, is Josh Scott. He's making the most of the 29 minutes of playing time he's seeing per game, averaging 13.1 points and 5.8 rebounds. What's more, he's fulfilling his duties as a big man without getting into foul trouble. That means he's someone Tad Boyle can count on to be on the floor late in a game when CU may need him most.

    Scott has put up double-digit points in 13 contests already this year, including eight of his last nine. So the improvement that is generally expected from a young player certainly seems to be taking place as he gains more experience at the college level. He arrived in Boulder in the fall as a four-star recruit ranked No. 38 overall in the country and, so far, he's more than living up to expectations. John Gasaway ranks the effective forward at No. 10 in the nation among rookies, just behind likely top three NBA pick Nerlens Noel of Kentucky and sharpshooter Nik Stauskas of Michigan. Not bad company to be in.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/mens-college-basketball/rumors/
     
  2. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    I want to see what happens next year when Gordon hits the floor. I think having Gordon out there will help by giving Josh a chance to play against forwards instead of the other teams big man all the time. At the same time another year in the weight room will make him bigger and stronger than he is now, he often seems to be overmatched by the muscle guys.

    As good as he is he may just be scratching the surface. Should be fun to see him develop. I also expect Tad to figure out a way to get somebody on the floor more who can take charge and make sure that he isn't left out of the offense for stretches.
     
  3. Gold

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    Young Tim Duncan.
     
  4. RumblinBuff

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    The New Fundamental
     
  5. Buffskier

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    this! Thats who he reminds me of everytime I have watched the Buffs play this year. He makes a high percentage of his shots, makes his foul shots, isn't flashy, but gets the job done!
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Also like Duncan, he's a very smart and mature basketball player.
     
  7. BuffLuKe

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    Been saying this since he was in hs. Think Duncan is longer, their games are really similar.
     

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