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The Freshman 15: Josh Scott

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    After only 15 games, I believe you can begin to get a sense of what kind of player a freshman starter will turn into.* How quickly have they fallen into the rhythm of collegiate life?* Has their been play consistent? *Are they showing improvement?* The answers to those questions can go a long way towards determining if a first year starter will have just a strong collegiate career, or a legendary one. *You can't necessarily build a definitive judgement off of those early results, but they often attest to a player's future*trajectory.

    You can also use those first 15 games to begin to put a player's talents into perspective. *Much like last year, when I compared Spencer Dinwiddie's first 15 games with those of his recent star-guard predecessors, I'm interested in comparing Josh Scott, the star of CU's heralded 2012 recruiting class, with a recent high profile post.* With last Thursday's USC game, Scott and the Buffs crossed the 15 game mark this season, making this an appropriate time to begin that process.*

    CU, along with many other programs, have long been searching for a true "star" post player.* While there were ample recent examples to compare Dinwiddie against, there's really only one player in the post-Billups era who can hold a candle to Scott's skill and prowess in the paint.* I've had to go back over a decade, but I've dug out the stats on the one, the only, David Harrison.

    Below the fold, I'll touch on each player's narrative before discussing how Jelly compares to Big Dave, and what that means for the future.* A little history, a little analysis.* What could possibly go wrong?

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    After only 15 games, I believe you can begin to get a sense of what kind of player a freshman starter will turn into.* How quickly have they fallen into the rhythm of collegiate life?* Has their been play consistent? *Are they showing improvement?* The answers to those questions can go a long way towards determining if a first year starter will have just a strong collegiate career, or a legendary one. *You can't necessarily build a definitive judgement off of those early results, but they often attest to a player's future*trajectory.

    You can also use those first 15 games to begin to put a player's talents into perspective. *Much like last year, when I compared Spencer Dinwiddie's first 15 games with those of his recent star-guard predecessors, I'm interested in comparing Josh Scott, the star of CU's heralded 2012 recruiting class, with a recent high profile post.* With last Thursday's USC game, Scott and the Buffs crossed the 15 game mark this season, making this an appropriate time to begin that process.*

    CU, along with many other programs, have long been searching for a true "star" post player.* While there were ample recent examples to compare Dinwiddie against, there's really only one player in the post-Billups era who can hold a candle to Scott's skill and prowess in the paint.* I've had to go back over a decade, but I've dug out the stats on the one, the only, David Harrison.

    Below the fold, I'll touch on each player's narrative before discussing how Jelly compares to Big Dave, and what that means for the future.* A little history, a little analysis.* What could possibly go wrong?

    Read more »[​IMG]

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