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Old 10-10-2017, 01:21 PM   #11
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This year we could (and probably will) have 5 guys in double figures in scoring. We have defensive help on the bench if we need it. We have Justin Jackson and Rubles types on the bench although MAYBE none that can guard or switch on as many players as they could as well as they could. We also don't have SK but we might have a couple of guys who can help replicate what he did.

The only other team I can remember that seemed complete in terms of scoring versatility was in Gates and Cash Sr year but we didn't have the quality depth. It probably is no coincidence that was our sweet 16 year.
Parker was 5th on that team at 9.4 ppg and 4 of our scorers were 6'4" or under. This year we will have 4 starters at 6'5" or taller. IMO much more talented as well 1-5.
In SK's senior year we had 2 guys above 7.5ppg. Last year we had 6. This year we should have 5 in double figures. We may or may not have the SK type that can take over a game and we may not have defensive stoppers in the starting lineup like Jackson and Rubles. But Rubles was 3rd on his team in scoring at 7.3ppg. We may have players on the bench who can do some of the things that Jackson and Rubles could (switching)...but they will be coming off the bench this year. It will be a nice compliment to our scorers instead of in the starting lineup.

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Old 10-10-2017, 01:30 PM   #12
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There isnt a single thing i care about before this day. why cant we speed up time
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:00 PM   #13
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There isnt a single thing i care about before this day. why cant we speed up time
Yea Im just actually pumped I can go. Usually they hold it during the homecoming football game and People are tailgating and its hard as hell to find a parking spot or get around clifton.

This game should always get its own day.
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This would have been a great year to bring back a Midnight Madness event. Hopefully, with the opening of the new arena next year, we bring back an event like that which can fuel the excitement and provide a jolt of energy into each upcoming season like it once did!

That being said, I'm very excited for the intrasquad scrimmage.
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:36 AM   #15
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So who’s all going to the scrimmage Saturday?
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Old 10-23-2017, 03:49 PM   #16
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I plan on going
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:45 PM   #17
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Looking at either team on paper kind of makes me think they could be somewhat competitive in conference in their own right without combining the two practice teams. Cronin has done a good job of squeezing a good season out of teams with the talent that would be present on either squad.

It sounds like Cronin has most of their heads screwed on right. The goals are high but they all seem to know nothing is going to be gifted to them because of a pre season ranking. Cronin is finally coming to grips that defense alone is not going to get the job done. It took a while...but at least the shift seems to have happened. Pace of play should finally be addressed this year.

Combining red and black right now seems to be what we have all been waiting on for a long time. Talent and depth. Offense and defense. Work ethic and attitude. Experienced veterans and excited youth. Smart and tough players.

We are at the point of nit picking to find weakness. We can't have it all but we have more options than ever under Cronin. Perhaps Washington could be an outstanding defender and maybe we would like to see a sure fire go to guy in the clutch. One of those might just happen and the other we can sub for.

It's hard for me to contain my excitement right now!! Stay healthy (knock on wood) and we are going to be in for one hell of a season!!
Only 5 can play at a time. Having 8 very good players ( or 9) is only an asset if you know how to sub, who to sub, when etc. Let's see how much he learned from Pitino and Huggs. It is not easy to get in that upper echelon of coaches and wins. Can't wait!!
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:13 PM   #18
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So who’s all going to the scrimmage Saturday?
Can't wait. Hope there is no injury issues like last year
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Anyone know what time the doors open tomorrow?
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Anyone know what time the doors open tomorrow?
I think 3
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