I know it's all a part of the business these days but I wish these mock drafts were stuck somewhere the sun doesn't shine. These kids haven't even played a second of college basketball and they already have all these expectations put on them, and if it takes some of them longer to adjust then they get hammered and labeled overrated or a bust, by the same people who hyped them up to begin with. Just let them be student athletes and see how they progress before putting all this on them.
Posted 27 June 2018, 12:33 p.m.
Vick does not play his butt off, he let a guy from Texas tech give him a bump trying to position for a rebound and Vick just gave up, he didn't fight back for position, he just stood there and let the guy keep position, get the offensive rebound, and score. Then the backdoor dunk he let OSU guy get was ridiculous, Vick had no idea the guy went backdoor, he was lost, gaurding nothing but air and the look on his face was clueless. I rewind alot of plays wondering how the other team got a rebound or open layup and Vick and Svi are usually the reasons why, Vick more than Svi, and those are the things that make this team so inconsistent and frustrating. That effort they gave Saturday was pathetic, they should have been fired up to pay OSU back for winning in the fieldhouse but everyone besides Devonte didn't seem to give a crap.
Posted 5 March 2018, 8:56 p.m.
I agree Bill, I know Vick is in his 3rd year and coach may feel more loyalty to him or something because if Newman or Cunliffe were playing like Vick they would be on the bench in a second. It's very frustrating to watch.
Posted 3 February 2018, 7:05 p.m.
Then why wouldn't you guys come out with better effort if you didn't want to let those guys down? It doesn't make sense to me, but this team really hasn't made sense all year.
Posted 3 February 2018, 6:55 p.m.
Lagerald Vick needs to get his head out of his you know what and acts like he gives a crap. I am sorry to say this team is so limited that I think this play good one game and then horrible the next will continue until this season is over. I know we play 4 quards but I am so tired of that excuse as to why we aren't a good rebounding team, rebounding is about effort and timing and these guys don't put out the effort to rebound, especially at home. There wee several times the ball went right to a guy off a shot and he just got an easy put back, this team needs to realize that Allen fieldhouse is not their savior, they need to put out maximum effort.
Posted 3 February 2018, 6:46 p.m.
This team is so up and down it's infuriating, play so we'll Monday in Manhattan and then come out today and put forth this pathetic effort. I hear these guys talk about coming out with more energy at home every week like they do on the road and then they come out and can't even dribble or hand off the ball without turning it over, and for God's sake somebody put out some effort to rebound. I was so disgusted with the rebounding effort I quit watching the game, come on guys.
Posted 3 February 2018, 6:15 p.m.
I really think Graham is getting worn down, I have been worried about this all season. All his misses against Oklahoma were short and most of his struggles happen in the 2nd half, I thought for sure being up 15 would allow him to get a little break and for Sam and Silvio to get a little game action. I really wish they didn't play so poor in the 2nd half, that would have been a good time to get them in if we had extended the lead.
Posted 28 January 2018, 5:27 p.m.
With Vick being such a non factor lately I really don't understand why Cunliffe isn't getting a chance, is he horrible in practice or what? I thought he contributed nicely in a couple games after he was eligible but can't get in the game now. Is there anybody out there that knows why coach won't play him?
Posted 24 January 2018, 10:09 p.m.
More practice won't help with his current form, if they just let him practice on his own it will only be harder to change later, I played basketball and I guarantee you that if I had a teammate like this I would take it upon myself to go to the gym and try to help him, if the coaches are restricted on time then maybe Devonte and Svi as seniors can try to help, I know I would if I was in their position.
Posted 24 January 2018, 9:46 p.m.
It's amazing to me that they didn't try to work on his form before now, his release is all wrong and no matter how much he practices free throws, if he shoots with the same form he is now he will never make a higher percentage. People talked about Lonzo Balls form but he wasn't this bad, Udoka brings the ball across his face and his elbow is way out there, how in the hell can a hall of fame coach not do something to fix this. They should make him shoot with one hand with the ball by his shoulder and his elbow tight to his body and then shoot it and follow through, he has got to change or his muscle memory will be even harder to change later, come on.
Posted 24 January 2018, 9:31 p.m.