Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by MarkW, Jul 16, 2016.
CU basketball's Akyazili off to solid start in U20 Euro Championships
"Making his second consecutive appearance with Belgium's U20 national team, Akyazili struggled from the field in his team's opener Saturday against Sweden, going 2-for-10 as Belgium struggled overall by shooting 27 percent in a 60-53 loss. However, Akyazili knocked down all four of his free throws to finish with eight points. He also added five rebounds, four steals, and three assists."
we are going to need more from our guards than we got last year.
A lot more. So many of the losses were due to teams stepping up the guard pressure and stealing a game late or going on a big run. UConn, for example, had that long stretch of getting absolutely dominated by guard pressure. Perimeter defense was lacking, too.
That would do nicely.
For the tourney his stats look like is Buff stats. He is gonna have to improve his shooting. The two freshman coming in are shooters and ball handlers.
At times he is a liability on the court.
Improvement of his FT shooting is a BFD for Tommy. I love seeing that 10/10 from the stripe while running point is a tight game.
Starting to hope he can develop into the Nate role. He'll never be the defender Nate was, but I think his aggressiveness on offense is a plus over what Nate would do since he doesn't seem to attempt the head scratcher passes that led to a lot of Nate's turnovers. But could he be an efficient guy who plays with grit, pushes pace, and doesn't mind that he's the 6th leading scorer on the night while playing winning basketball and leading from the point (like Nate)? Yeah, I think Tommy could be that guy.
Dunno about being the defender that can stay in front of his guy always, but his hand speed lets him do some ridiculous things on defense if he can get it under control.
Will help when he fills out and gets stronger. Made a huge difference for Spencer and Nate on defense comparing their freshmen seasons to what they became. Never going to have the lateral quickness as some of the jitterbugs playing PG in the Pac-12, so having a big strength advantage on them is how you make that up. Plus, leg strength also makes it easier to sink the hips into a better defensive stance and those fundamentals can also close some of that gap.
Just never been that impressed. Driving down the court at his out-of-control-speed is usually a disaster. Same traits as lilx. Except faster. Late add to fill a scholie. Just like lilx was
Foot speed/athleticism was an issue for us no matter who was guarding point last year. I'm pleasantly surprised with last year's results and happy with most of our recruiting, but if I had one gripe it's that we struggled to stay in front of the more athletic PGs we faced last year.
That is a truism.
I'd say Yaz is already a step or two above what Talton ever was. Better ball handler for sure.
Yaz was a late addition, but he was being recruited by other major programs until the end- Utah, St. Johns and Creighton. XT was never recruited by another major program, besides CU. In addition, Yaz visited well before the extra scholarships opened up with the Hopkins and Thomas transfers.
Misleading thread title. Thought new Harry Potter book was out.
Finished the tourney at 19/20 from the line. Great sign. (66.7% last season)
How good is the competition compared to the NCAA?
Yaz was the best player on a team that did pretty well. So I'd guess like a mid-major conference.
Highlight reel from Yaz. Rocking the single sleeve like nate.
He's only some scruffy facial hair away from being ready to start at PG now.
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