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But that's also a completely different kind of team for JB to deal with. His record with both high expectations and star players isn't the best.
And that's four guys who need the ball and a dribbling machine handling it for 20 seconds on every trip.
We'll see. He has his work cut out for him.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
Size does not necessarily = athleticism. Hardway is not an explosive athlete; just an above average one. Robinson, I do not know about, but he is a freshman. McGary is not a good athlete, and Morgan is as average of a big man as I have seen; all he can do is catch and dunk. No post moves or jump shot to speak of. That is not an atletic team; they may be large, but certainly not athletic. They will also be quite young too.
I wouldn't say McGary is not a good athlete.
He has strength and decent elevation. He does play completely out of control, and the UM staff will have a major job on their hands teaching him that he can't run people over anymore.
He's going to be in foul trouble. A lot.
I haven't seen him play so I can't say. All I know is that his Scout profile lists "Athleticism" as a negative.
People leave "strength" out of "athleticism" too often.
From the little that I've seen of him on ESPN, he definitely plays "below the rim"
Color me skeptical that a high school touted "lights out shooter" comes into college and is actually a "lights out shooter". If they are expecting him to be a big contributor next year, they will be sorely disappointed.
Of course. I am a UM grad and probably watch more UM basketball than most on this board. It was just one example of where inexperience can hurt.
Where do you think UM finishes next year?
If we can trick Coach Krzyzewski into saying his own name backwards, perhaps he will be pushed back to the fifth dimension
This year, UM had an easy conference schedule and won an improbable proportion of their close games. Evidence suggests they were the 5th or 6th best team in the Big Ten this season.
Draymond Green, Magic Johnson, and Oscar Robertson are the only players to have two triple-doubles in the NCAA Tournament.
Way too early for this... need too see how each team looks next year too get a better guage on where they end up. Too many unknowns right now.
KenPom had Michigan with the second hardest conference schedule.
My bad. On the conference SOS I stand corrected.
I stand by my other assertions.
Perhaps in 3-4 years. It'll take a while to build something there.
Or do the Badgers now have the wings and front court to return to a style of play Bo is more comfortable and successful with?
Understatement of your life.
This person get redshirted due to injury? If not, I wouldn't get your hopes up. Redshirting in bball isn't a good sign. IMO it will take them a couple more years to produce if at all.
Even without looking at the schedules, I am going to say OSU had the second hardest schedule.
Updating my rankings ...
1. Indiana (+Zeller)
2. Michigan State
3. Ohio State (+Thomas, -Sullinger)
7. Michigan (-Burke)
8. Illinois (-Leonard)
11. Nebraska (-Diaz)
12. Penn State
2012-13 could finally be NU's season to make the dance ... everyone else in the middle of the pack should be experiencing a down year.
NU is not making the dance next year. Shurna, Mrkovic, and Curletti are all gone. Marcotullio, Crawford, and the rest are not sniffing no NCAA tournament.
...beyond a stretch of Maryland pines there's a river without a name.
Crap, no shot for us...according to Yahoo's Mike Huguenin
"Michigan State won't be able to replace do-everything F Draymond Green, which means the Spartans don't have a shot at the league title. But the backcourt will be a good one, and coach Tom Izzo will find a way to coax production out of his big men."
From Yahoo! Sports: The best basketball conference seems to change on an annual basis. But don't be surprised if the best league from this past season also is the best league in 2012-13.
Shit like this never ceases to entertain.
The RCMB...is one of the most awful, alarming, inappropriate, disgusting, and offensive msg boards in the history of the internet.
Lawl. Michigan is a BT title contender but MSU doesn't "have a shot." Okay. Again, lawl.
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