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Named one of Nations 10 Underrated Teams

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  1. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    Finally getting a bit of love here today from ESPN - got named one of the 10 most underrated teams. Insider access though.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/jeff-goodman/post?id=4222&refresh=true

     
  2. SECOBuffsFan

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    That anonymous coach obviously likes Tad but doesn't really know how he operates....we have had 1 redshirt in his time here and 2 transfers that sat out....but Tad can coach it

    And I also agree that the Pac 12 as a whole minus Arizona is a mystery
     
  3. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    2 redshirts - Jenkins & Gordon.
     
  4. BuffG

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    Two redshirts, three transfers, & a post-grad prep player in Tad's short tenure.

    Still incredulous as to how King burned a year of eligibility not playing.
     
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    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Played in 27 games for 128 minutes.
     
  6. Goose

    Goose Hoops Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    We really need to get out of the football mentality when it comes to redshirts guys. 99% of the time, if a guy isn't getting minutes, you don't want to redshirt him. You want him moving on within 4 years so you're not using a scholarship there. This isn't a shot at King, it's just a statement in general. There's a much smaller roster in basketball, so you don't have the luxury of using a RS on a guy unless there are serious reasons to do so. Gordon (academics) was a good one. Jenkins (weight) was probably going to be a good one. Using one on a guy just because he didn't get a lot of playing time usually isn't - unless he's sitting behind 2 McDonalds All-Americans.
     
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    Perfectly said.:nod:
     
  8. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    listening to tad talk about him in the article on buffzone kind of makes me wonder this too - it seems obvious that tad knew he wasnt quite mentally there last year (and it showed in his play - he picked up quite a few cheap fouls) I wonder why he didnt RS either, though it could be like goose said.
     
  9. BuffG

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    -I'm not in football mentality. I barely post there. I'm a CBB head.

    -This is true for guys like Stalzer/Mills.

    -He was sitting behind multiple top 100 guys & was the epitome of a late-bloomer. There were legitimate reasons to do so: balancing the classes w/r/t wing players, getting acclimated to the program bc he clearly wasn't ready, & academics were a question mark.

    King could easily be our best wing in '17-'18, but it's too late now. I'm all #RollTad too but, he's not perfect in any aspect.
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    In basketball, you normally do not redshirt. Idea is to move guys through the program and also to have the redshirt available in case of injury.
     
  11. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    After reading that king grew an inch and put on about 20 lbs in the off season, it does make me wonder.
     
  12. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    That's a huge SOPH class of:


    King
    Gordon
    Fletcher
    Thomas
    Fortune (after sitting out this year, will be in same class as above)
     
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    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    Did you hear Tad's comments on King after the scrimmage?
     
  14. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    That class was supposed to be this size anyway had jenkins stayed.
     
  15. BuffG

    BuffG Well-Known Member

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    Don't wanna say I was right, but...yeah, I was right.
     
  16. jgisland

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    explain? I don't see 1 thing you were right about
     

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