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New interview with Spencer Dinwiddie

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    [video=youtube;EX7MvDME4Lo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX7MvDME4Lo[/video]

    Spencer can't get here soon enough. A true point guard will be such a welcome change from what we've seen.
     
  2. CVilleBuff

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    Tell me about it. I spent entirely too much time tonight in the Keg thinking about our glaring lack of a PG. Can't come soon enough, neither can the Pac-12. Spencer sounds like a great kid - type of guy we want in the CU program. Hopefully we finish strong with an NIT run and give guys like Spencer a springboard for success with the Buffs in the near future
     
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    I don't really know anything about him but 6'4 is pretty much ideal. Strength is important but that's more for the NBA so if he's not all that strong yet I am not too worried. Handles are what I think are the most important, really for any position, but especially for guards. It helps break down defenses and getting to the rim is the best way to counter a scoring drought. Definitely looking forward to a true pass first PG with size though. :D
     
  4. GoBuffs!!

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    Its hard to tell if a High School point guard will translate to a good college point guard, but his game does look to fit the bill. Hopefully he will work out very well, either him or Booker.

    Having a good PG on the floor is invaluable, not only do they dish off the ball, but they are there setting up defenses, commanding post players, good PG's will make you from a good team that will win a lot of games to being a great team that will refuse to lose.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The most important thing a great point guard gives is that he's your floor general. His leadership with the ball has the effect of the team valuing every single possession. That's something our current team does not do and it has cost us at least 3 wins this season.
     
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    :yeahthat:
     
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    Well said!! Unfortunately Tomlinson (bless him!) is not the type of PG for the current "up-tempo" system, and the book is still out on Sharpe, he hasn't looked good thus far. Although I feel he (Sharpe) will be best used in the future as a slashing/dunking SG. Sharpe isn't a terrific shooter but has the speed/athleticism to quickly get to the basket, and can then score by laying it in over/above his defender; at least drawing fouls.
     
  8. Buffnik

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    Sharpe's just got to get to the point where he's able to knock down a 20 footer when he's left alone. Confidence just isn't there right now. But if Sharpe can force his defender to fight over the top of screens out of respect for his jumper, he'll become a weapon on offense. Even if that doesn't happen, he's got value as a defensive specialist and high energy guy off the bench.

    Nate has to become more selfish looking for his shot. I'm counting on him to be one of the guys who keeps defenses honest next season so they don't collapse down.

    Spencer will have a good opportunity to win the starting PG job next year, though. That's one position battle that's wide open.
     

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