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Now that's the reason we need Russell Byrd to start playing his game. A weapon like that from deep is deadly.
Lol, is that right? Stop the presses.
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Why does it have to be Byrd? Can't Kenny Kaminski potentially fill that roll?
3-balls are def fun to watch, yes... but a deeper problem is the 3-point line in college basketball is too close. move it back two feet, fix the shitty officiating and flopping calls, and the game would be a lot better overall, more balanced. im just not interested in seeing all teams go up and down the floor jacking 3's every possession.
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i only care about spartans --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqsAJQc-NCY
When Chris Allen was draining threes, nobody complained about the 3-pt line.
And, IIRC, Lucious won us a tourney game on a three...
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
Watching Hancock light it up from deep was kind of annoying. His shot and form is ugly as fukk yet the ball goes in. Byrd has a beautiful stroke but can't make anything outside of practice. Ugghhh.
"RCMB: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainry." - some dude from MgoBlog
The dribble drive is dead. MSU could've owned Duke but they chose to pass to Payne for a 3 instead of going to rack. Izzo needs to get the shoulder pads back out and coach his players to get dirty! The whole scUM/Threeline approach to the game is ghey!
can't disagree....kinda like life, not fair at all. It almost seems guys like Hancock will that effer in every time: seems to work.
i said 3 balls are a fun part of the game, but im already way tired of seeing so many teams run up and down the floor jacking a 3 ball on every possession. move it back 2 feet and there will still be plenty of 3 balls going in, but you wont have to sit through as many games with both teams on the floor relying on the 3 ball for 100% of their offense.
It's getting impossible to do that with the flopping that goes on in college hoops. Almost any time you drive to the lane, a body will fall down and a ref will want to call an offensive foul.
What's great about last night is that Luke Hancock almost went to Michigan.
Byrd needs a big ol' ginger beard, just to change his mojo.
Just imagine this next season:
Byrd drains a 3 in the first game next season, strokes the giant beard as he backpedals after the make, the fans go nuts, Byrd gains confidence and drains a couple more.
Game 2, half the Izzone shows up with fake ginger beards. Byrd's confidence soars.
Defensively, the massive amounts of sweat caught in his beard makes opposing wings afraid to drive on him, negating his biggest defensive weakness.
Next thing you know, Byrd is shooting 50% from 3 for the season, and Harris, Appling and Payne start stroking imaginary beards after made 3s. Stroking an imaginary beard becomes known as the "Byrd", it becomes a national sensation, and propels the Spartans to a National Title. Byrd wins MOP, becomes a cult celebrity, ends up winning a season of Dancing with the Stars, and begins dating Christina Hendricks to form a ginger power couple.
I'm not sure what he's waiting for, honestly.
Is this a gHost schtick?
Great sport, no wonder the International players are taking over
You put a lot of work into this. I appreciate it. +1.
And I'm saying, what the hell do you watch? Siva was driving the lane every possession last night. MSU pounds the ball down low most of the time, but that's probably because we only have two or three guys that can shoot the three ball. Play with your personnel...
Either way, I think we need to start forcing Byrd out there. I think a lot of it is a mind game. Hopefully Izzo sits down with him this summer and clears his head. It's a fresh start from here and he's going to get every chance to find his shot the first half of the season. It really kills us that we don't have a small forward that can shoot the 3. Other teams are just clogging the lane on half of the court and it's a double whammy because it's hurting our inside play as well as far as what our guards can do on cuts. If they're collapsing we really need a guy like Byrd that can spell Dawson and knock down a couple of 3's so they can't cheat.
Maybe even some designed double screens to get him a few open looks a game to get things going. When he's been in the game, it's usually him standing at the 3 point line and waiting to pull the trigger. Although he should be able to knock a lot more of those down, maybe he just needs something that will give him a little rhythm.
What? LH has a picture perfect shot........and he makes them.
Stauskis can nail them too but Louisville figured out you need to make a shooter put the ball on the floor and not let them spot up for wide open shots. Beilein and his staff screwed up last night in that regard and it very well may of cost them a NC.
It looks ugly to me coming off his hand. He does not have a pure stroke like a Gary Harris. That said, it goes in so who cares.
Ha ha ha! It's Herbie Hancock!
WTF is this supposed to mean? What defines if a shot is pretty or not? The only pretty shot is the one that goes in. I don't care how a dude shoots if it gets in the bucket it gets in the bucket. Give me a team full of Evan Turners and Luke Hancock's and you can have your Russell Byrds and dudes with "pretty shots" that still can't shoot efficiently and I will mop the floor with you.
I used to go to a good amount of George Mason games. I can't believe how far he's come as a player since his days at GMU.
I would settle for Appling making threes like that.
Calm down, Sport. When did I say I preferred "pretty shots" to made baskets? My point is it's so frustrating to see a guy who's got such great mechanics struggle so much with his execution.
Byrd unfortunately will never become a reliable college player. While he may have great mechanics, part of being a quality player is having the confidence you can get the job done. He obviously does not have that and I cannot imagine he can develop this in his game.
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