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The thing is you want your pg to be a threat to score. That opens up everything for every one else and spaces the floor. I would love a pass first pg. Dont want one that can't score.
If you look at his highlights, it's pretty obvious he can score.
Oh I did see his highlights. His handles are sick. He has an ankle breaker cross over already and he can score from all over the floor. He dropped many dimes for his bigs. I would take him in a heart beat. With that speed most guards will not be able to stay in front of him.
Would love to see a true PG to back up Trice when the time comes. Appling does an admirable job of running the point, but it's always kind of bugged me that we needed him to. Would've loved to see what his career would've been to this point if he were playing more 2.
Appling has the strength and athleticism to play in the NBA. He will have to play pg at the next level, he is too small to play the 2. He could have learned pg behind Korie last year had Korie not been kicked off the team. The painful learning curve Appling had last year is paying off this year and will pay off next year as well.
yeah .... nobody under 6' tall ever plays in the NBA. It's impossible.
Given his size imagine he will be viewed as a backup PG who could put up trice like minutes. Kid just seems like a pure PG which would be great to have. If he is any relation to Walton I don't think defense will be a concern.
"Go by him, oooh, MILKSHAKE, yeaah."
I think its funny in most of the video clips he appears to be going against a guy who is probably 5'5".
Illinois prep gurus have been raving about this kid all winter. They all think he's a high major player despite his size.
It would've scuttled any chance Appling has of playing in the NBA if he didn't run the point.
"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
What does it mean to "Brother Rice" and why do you want to do it in Chicago?
"Look at this. An entire generation of Cinderellas, and there's no glass slipper coming." -- Mother in ALMOST FAMOUS
The thing is that the kid can still grow right?
Sign him up!
The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.
IZZO IS RECRUITING IN ILLINOIS? I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!
If he can play defense like a pest I want him bad. It seems like he knows what he is. A pure PG. He'll be bodied quite a bit, but if he has the tenacity on the defensive end like Aaron Craft it can overcome his height.
Draymond Green, Magic Johnson, and Oscar Robertson are the only players to have two triple-doubles in the NCAA Tournament.
He's a junior in high school so chances are he grows a couple more inches anyways
Ty Lawson is < 6' and he smoked our ass in 2009.
Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.
Wonder how tall his father/brothers are? Maybe he still has a growth spurt in him.
Ty Lawson is 5' 11". He's a giant compared to this dude.
Has anyone won a national championship with a point guard this small?
Did you know that kids that are in High School still grow?
Yes. I know that from personal experience. I grew an inch in college.
However, that's beside the point.
Agreed, but I guess all I'm saying is, I would prefer to have a "true" PG running the MSU offense.
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