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I think Costello is closer to big Al than Davis... not sure you can call his offensive game well rounded just yet. Costello plays with high energy, davis always looked like he smoked a jibber pre game.
He's only playing a couple minutes a game. I was talking about projections. And looking a year or two down the road...yes he has a jump shot and yes he can shoot the three. Big Al had no discernible offensive game whatsoever besides garbage cleaning points. Offensively, Costello projects way more advanced.
But right now, ie. this season only...I'd agree that he's more Big Al than PDitty.
The comparisons to Anagonye are way off the mark. We may not have seen much yet but Costello does have a well balanced skill set. He has an inside-outside game, is a fairly good ball handler who in some instances can put the ball on the floor and who runs well. Anagonye's game was based on having a big strong body with long arms but he never got much past that.
Totally agree. Costello actually has a good touch, and has both inside and outside shooting ability. His game time has been limited obviously playing behind Nix and Payne, and Tom wants him to concentrate on his defense in those minutes. . . but Costello will show us his fairly refined offensive game as his minutes go up.
Costello is more similar to Roe.
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Thank you, Denicos.
I care less about who can make jumpers than who can pull a rebound down in traffic or not get pushed around on the block.
Agree and disagree. Yes ,the comparison is a joke. Two totally different players with totally different skill sets. Al was in the mold of Antonio; strong, defensive presence, strong rebounders and occasionally put up decent offensive numbers with garbage pts, Fts, and putbacks. Costello demonstrated in high school a well rounded offensive skill set. I am somewhat surprised that he hasn't leapfrogged over Nix for more minutes.......hopefully in time his game will translate to the next level. And if he has a weakness, its going to be on the defensive side ........ and it would be wonderful if he ever established a presence like an Al or Antonio.
Just listened to the post-game show podcast. Izzo was interviewed. As he was running through the game's big moments and player reviews, he touched on Costello. His line that had me chuckling was, "He takes half an hour going from the floor to the rim. He needs to stop trying to dunk and put it off the glass." I guess he said something to this effect during the game to Costello. Too funny.
I was trying to figure out why MC two attempted junks didn't work out so well. Was it that he was simply getting fouled? Too slow getting to the rim? Only has Paul Davis hops? What?
Anyway, thought the Izzo comment was hilarious.
Props to Costello. I look forward to his long career in East Lansing.
Coach Dantonio is my Spartan!
How much less?
He must feel Matt can take a joke, earlier in the year he said Matt looked like Frankenstein running up and down the court.
Davis was probably the best 5 of the Izzo era, and was a stat machine. Also, had pretty good hops for a big guy.
Don't you know that it's different for girls?
But his drawback were his small hands. If he had hands the size of Shannon Brown's, he could have been one of the best and probably had a decent NBA career.
I understand that Davis was a great player with great stats. I guess I don't remember the "hops" so much.
He is my favorite player on the team. No disrespect to the others because I love this team. Matt is just a scrapper and I love that type of player. He is summoning his inner Bob Probert.
He wasn't even a true 5. Zeebo was the best natural center; Andre probably best all around.
I hope he can jump better than that.........my goodness.
Yeah, I was in Indy at the game. Place was packed with Louisville fans as it was just down the road. They were very confident going into this game (regional final...we played KU first game) and could not believe what happened to them. However, I was impressed towards the end of the game they were great sports and acknowledged MSU kicked them that game. Suton shot lights out and Travis lock down D'd them to death
Bump. This kid was one happy camper after his putback.
That block and steal was sweet. He's going to be a player.
He looks better and better. These extra minutes have given him some confidence. His alley-oop from Valentine is our preview of the future.
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