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Old 07-17-2021, 02:47 PM   #51
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Iíll take Phillips from Dayton still to be our banger inside.

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Old 07-17-2021, 02:49 PM   #52
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Also interesting for years Iíve always said we should be able beat top P5 schools out because theyíre located in backwoods away from city life, now both coaches are using the city lifestyle to recruit. Now all we need is get a college strip in city for nightlife!
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Old 07-19-2021, 07:39 AM   #53
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The guy on the podcast said most teams in the league play a 6'6"-6'8" football player at center and Tolentino gets pushed around a lot.

As most centers are, he's a recruit with potential who needs a lot of work. I guess he gets the higher rating because he has more offensive ability than most other centers and above average athleticism/mobility.

What scares me is in some of the longer videos of him he seems to shy away from contact. Plus he states he wants to play forward. Rebounding and defense are as much about mindset as about actual ability. Bruce Pearl and Wes seem to believe in him, so that's a good sign.
Ultimately Sage will want to get on the court rather than stick to a particular position. I would suppose he can play some 4 if we have a dude to play the 5 who can move. If there is more time at the 5 I would think he would want to get minutes. In time with some work perhaps he can either play the 4 or the 5 whichever he is better at or wherever we have the most minutes.

Either way he is going to have to beef up a little and gain muscle and learn how to be more physical. A lot of that can be accomplished in 1 year. I would also suspect Wes has told him what he needs to work on this year if he wants to achieve his goals early.
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