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Byrd makes you look just that much worse, suckaz
Thornton could play solid D and make an open shot
and was a pretty good FT shooter
The first time MSU basketball aired in France the French surrendered to Tom Izzo just to be safe.
Thornton was Byrd til his senior year.
This. Not sure if I have the patience to wait 1.5 more years for Byrd to average 5 ppg and not turn into black hole for the 2 minutes he is out there.
hoke- to alter or manipulate so as to give a deceptively or superficially improved quality or value.
Thornton wasn't on scholarship right away. Situation is completely different.
Uhm Byrd was a highly ranked recruit that even had calipari sniffing around. Thornton was recruited by Calvin.
this. The fact that we are comparing a scholarship player that had an offer from Kentucky to a former walk on is pretty sad.
And Byrd has had multiple screws put in his foot.
But the players are very similar.
You guys are all cool.
You're in college. The window of opportunity to drink and do drugs and take advantage of young girls is getting smaller by the day.
Lol Thronton had like 20 D1 offers, including Stanford I believe. Stayed in MI to be with his kid. I wanna say he was on the rivals 150 at one point. Solid 3 star at least...
Lets us break your feet 2 times over 12-15 months and see how you get around if you want to compare.
In addition to Tom Izzo, the 4* rated Byrd had no name programs IU and UK plus Beilein offered.
There was a reason Austin Thornton was an MSU preferred walk-on, his only offer was from CMU.
Byrd is struggling big time. We get it; it is old news. Why, after a huge road win, do people feel the need to keep calling out this kid? I really don't understand.
If we can trick Coach Krzyzewski into saying his own name backwards, perhaps he will be pushed back to the fifth dimension
Why not? Forget about about stars for a second. Both were big time high school scorers. Both shoot the lights out in practice and both showed big time stage fright early in their careers. Byrd has two more years to contribute and like Thornton, I think he will.
Even when he was f-ing up Thornton was going to play hard on every play. I think Byrd has zero confidence that he can blay basketball at this level. Thornton was always struggling to get better - I think Byrd has given up. In the team huddles down the stretch he was bouncing around to the beat of the Wisconsin pep band.
Thornton was never as bad as Byrd. Byrd is easily the worst scholarship player under Izzo.
Exactly what I am saying. Byrd is expected to be able to contibute. Thornton was seen as a bench player. Other players at MSU have gotten injured in recent years and haven't struggled like Byrd has.
Byrd's ceiling is higher than Thorntons IMO. It's just frustrating for the fan base that Izzo keeps recruiting kids who can't be solid players till their senior years.
False. Byrd was recruited by uk under gelleispie.
I compared Thornton and Byrd before, but man, tonight was bad, not sure about Byrd, hope he can get it together next yer, but this year he needs to be benched till garbage time.
He almost by himself lost a winnable game tonight. He should only play when he doesn't influence the outcome of the game. Unfortunately we have too many close games of late to be able to afford his court presence.
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