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Xavier Johnson getting some love from Grantland

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by McJBuff23, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. McJBuff23

    McJBuff23 Club Member Club Member

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    http://grantland.com/the-triangle/2...-cal-utah-arizona-colorado-oregon-washington/

    "The Buffs should make the NCAA tournament this season with Josh Scott and Askia Booker leading the way, but if Xavier Johnson plays as well as he can, Colorado might even be the second-best team in the Pac-12."

    I like to believe that we are already the second-best team, but still, Colorado and XJ are getting love and respect.
     
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  2. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    Beat me to it. My favorite part of the article:

     
  3. MtnBuff

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    Good first post.

    I didn't see a lot of the game but XJ is a talent. On some other teams he might even be much more of the focus. Looks like he worked on his outside game since last year, a bit more comfortable handling the ball and his outside shot looking more natural. Great thing is that even with him getting better he still hasn't come close to his final potential.
     
  4. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Club Member Club Member

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    XJ is probably my favorite player on the team. Aside from his freak athleticism and versatility, I just love the way he seems to play with a lot of joy. Dude always has a smile on his face and really seems to love the game.
     
  5. wyobuff

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    XJ was having a good time last night, and you could tell that every single time he got the ball, he wanted to jam it down someone's throat.
     
  6. TDforTD

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    I love when he attacks the rim. I've always thought he had a free 4+ FTA per game. He's got the handles and is a real mismatch against anyone you can realistically throw at him. So strong for a quick, 6'7" forward.
     
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    XJ is the best personality on the team, though wearing his emotions on his sleeve screws him up in the rough times.
     
  8. BuffG

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    Still struggles with simple things like layups, free throws, & unnecessary contact on D. If he was efficient, he'd be on everyone's NBA mock drafts already.
     
  9. BehindEnemyLines

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    I hope this changes as he continues to mature.
     
  10. BuffNut99

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    I love the kid, but I'd like him to make more free throws and (for God sakes) get a haircut.
     
  11. Darth Snow

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    This. When he grows some facial hair, that's when you know he's taken the next step.
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm sure I'm in the minority, but I like his hair. It takes attitude and confidence to pull that off. And XJ pulls it off.

    You know what this team's missing, though, and has been for a long time?

    We need a headband guy.
     
  13. tante

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    And get off your damn lawn
     
  14. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    agree to disagree on XJ's hair. XT needs to be headband guy. His head is perfect for it.


    On second though... DOM.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Definitely Dom. How do we make this happen?
     
  16. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    First, we need to discuss the colors. Gold? Grey? White? Black? Probably would help to have some mockups. [MENTION=807]Skidmark[/MENTION], can you work on this for us?
     
  17. Clean Undies

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  18. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I don't see a goddamn headband!
     
  19. wyobuff

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    was andy osborn the last headband guy we had?
     
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    I think Marcus Hall was
     
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    You two officially aren't allowed to bitch about the uniform thread anymore. Perhaps we should start a BBall fashion thread now.
     
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    Nod to Jimi Hendrix
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    I think he wore one in high school
     
  24. Buffnik

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    If Dom doesn't want to do it, I think that Wes, J-Hop or Fletch could pull it off.
     
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    The Bob Marley beanie. A Boulder classic.
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    Does memory loss start to set in at 35?

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    my vote is for fletch.
     
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    Who's complaining about hair. We could have this.

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    Actually I'd like to see Tory Miller grow his hair and use a headband. Somehow big, muscle guys in headbands can look badass and intimidating.

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  30. JPinCO

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    Sensing a whole lotta sexual tension in that post. NTTAWWT.
     
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