I been down on Robinson and was hating on him this game. I'll take my medicine.
GR3 Appreciation Thread
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to have a three- headed monster. Nik, Caris n GR III.
Indeed I appreciate you.
I concur... I can exhale because of him
love you big dog
More like Big Dog Squared
He played very, very well tonight I thought. I actually wanted the ball in his hands at the end of regulation.
So did he.
Dagger on his daddy's home court.
Life is fun
I couldn't tell on the replay - was his foot already down on that last shot? Looked pretty close but I couldn't tell.
I wasn't looking at his feet, I was watching the ball. I'm pretty sure the Purdue defender tipped the shot before it hit the backboard...but hey, I'll still gladly take it!
It was close, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't.
Being able to take the inbound there was pure GR3 athleticism, but my brain couldn't even register that he was up again and airborn the whole time he was dodging defenders and putting up the shot until I saw the replay. I'm not sure I want to have another game depend entirely on his being able to make that shot again, but I can't imagine anyone else doing that.
I was thinking the exact same thing. Tried pausing it at the moment he released the ball but bad quality video and mouse-clicking don't work well for that. Game's over and things luckily went our way. 2014 ftw
7/11 from the field, 3/4 FT, 17 points, 8 Rebounds and 3 assists. How did he put up that stat-line so quietly?
He embraced the zen of barely dribbling again. Also was aggressive on the glass on both ends.
I wonder how Mr. Robinson the Senior felt when GR3 put that bucket in to win the game?
Exciting way to end a hoops game.
Great game for Glenn. I've been one to call him out before, so he deserves props where props are due (because he cares so much about a man with a cartoon deer for an avatar's opinion).
Great job Glenn. Hopefully this is the spark you need.
Right now everyone is in a metaphorical group hug around Robinson repeating, "I'm sorry man, I never meant any of it."
I also think this may be the kind of thing that gets his confidence back on track.
he's the man, he's the man. May he believe that going forward.
Coach B always says that Nik steps up, Caris steps up, and GRIII is capable. Just depends on what the defense gives them. Well, I was texting a friend throughout the game that game felt like GRIIIs game. He was agressive on O and the glass. I thought that Nik forced the issue a little bit. Lots of drives hunting for the foul and some poor decisions passing and shooting. As great as he's been, I wish he would have felt that Glenn was the hot hand a little sooner.
On the other hand, way to be patient GRIII. And thanks to Spike and JMo for huge contributions.
Phew! Thought the inbound pass was overthrown for a moment.
Great finish, and thanks to GR III
But GRIII made a great play.
They both turned out OK
Gotta give the man credit. He has really quieted the haters recently. He's starting to come around at the right time. If he can keep producing like this, I like our chances to run the table.
All hail GR3!
9-30 and we still eek out a win. great for GR3. he really needed to be the hero for a change. overall good game for him; his mid-range shot was on. wish he would learn to box guys out though.
Have to feel for Purdue's kids. They left it all out on the floor. I was expecting Michigan to pull away, but they kept fighting. Obviously proud of Michigan for winning and overcoming adversity, but Matt Painter had a sick look on his face. Can't blame his kids because I don't know how you can defend that game winner any better. GRIII just had ice water in his veins for this one. Also, I'm pretty sure I had about a dozen heart attacks throughout this one. Wish they could get off to better starts.....
Yea, we all know that GRIII is a streaky player but hopefully this is the kind of game that really gets him going and just in time for the games that really matter! Go Glen Go!
Hed have played much better with McGary this year
Great pressure shot.
You just hit the hardest layup we had all night!!! Big game!!!
only reason why we rip on GRIII so much is because his talent is obvious. kid is a nba lottery pick - those get scrutinized. maybe not fair, but he'll be ok.
very happy to see him have this game. i've questioned his game often, but never his effort. i have confidence beilein unlocks the mystery that is GRIII, and this game might be step one.
also, glenn reminds me alot of THJ his sophomore year. another guy who's nba stock fell in year 2, after having benefitted by playing with a 2nd year pg who left for the nba, struggled his second year. much of GRIII's production last year was trey ooping him or kicking it to him in the corner. Hardaway eventually figured it out. glenn will too, this year or next if need be.
GR3 has played at the 4 all year despite expecting to play the 3. He's battled guys with a few inches on him all year and done a great job on the boards. People assume that just because he can jump means that he should rebound with ease. A) Rebounding is tough. The toughest thing to do on the court. B) It's even tougher when you're always going against guys taller than you.
Very impressed with GR3's resiliancy.
i wouldn't call a 4.3 avg great. it's even worse than last year. decent rebounding guards get more rebounds than that. that's my biggest gripe with him. if his shots are not going down, at least give extra effort at other things like rebounding. and the overall effort has not been there this year.
hopefully tonite kickstarts his game going forward.
zack novak had a 4.5 career avg in rebounding; peaked at 5.8 his junior year.
The first half was a debacle for the entire team. The second half was much better: more DD penetration and much better rebounding. The shooting and FT percentages weren't good. GRIII needs to get stronger on holding the rebounds and blocking out, but that last shot was priceless. Credit to JB for realizing that Purdue would look to Stauskas, Caris and Spike as possible shot-takers. Allowing GRIII that shot may have infused him with some much needed confidence and the youngsters gritted out another BIG road victory. GO BLUE!
I like DD penetration
...and happier that he made such a GREAT play.
But his defense was awful and he's still not aggressive enough. I can't even call him little dog, because he doesn't have any dog in him right now.
That play was AMAZING! His athleticism is unreal and I'll take a bad game, shut up, and go home.
BUT. I'm not gonna act like the rest of the game didn't happen. I don't even care about his offense, his defense and effort on the defensive glass HAS to get better.
With Stauskas I feel like he's at least close to his potential, with Robinson, I don't he's more than halfway...and I guess that's what's so frustrating because he could get at least 75% of the way with effort and toughness. Two things HE can control. If we ever get those two things, we've got an All-American and POY candidate. Until then, we get flashes of athleticism and a decent all-around B1G player.
There were definitely a few mental lapses on the defensive boards, but he did pull in 8 rebounds.
Be honest, though - they all got murdered on the defensive boards tonight.
Morgan really stepped up there in the OT.
Nik was going up a bit soft in my opinion trying to draw the foul, which is good but the refs were having none of that. GRIII put together one of his most solid games of the year. For the most part, his effort on the glass was much improved. I was hoping he'd nab a double-double but alas I'll take the game-winner.
Good lord, that ball was too close to rimming out.
What a miracle.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who immediately flashed back to the Indiana game.
Thank goodness this one dropped!!
Morgan's Shot???? What shot??? I have no idea what you're talking about.
I believe he's talking about the final game of last regular season, when Indiana beat us at home to win the Big 10.
I take back everything I said about him were not worthy!
I thought both had a great second half + ot
GR3 is like Denard to me. Such a likable guy. Down to earth. Makes bad teams look really bad but disappears sometimes against the good teams. He was all there tonight. Really happy for him.
... I thought he was coming around. Showed good effort throughout that game, and two particular pre-oop plays stood out: 1) the touch pass to Caris in the corner for his baseline run and dunk, 2) the banked in shot off of the loose ball in the paint that put M back up nine with three or so minutes left.
After that second play, I knew we'd win. If Sparty closes to seven there, its a tight finish. GRIII showed awareness there to get the ball and composure to cooly drained the bank.
Nice to see him get some prime time exposure for coming through v. Purdue. With luck, it will give him a further boost of confidence to help carry us through to the title and a good NCAA showing.
I just think it's so awesome that Glenn did this in the building where his dad was a legend.
This is stuff you WILL see on the journey show. Holy cow.
So awesome for Glenn - he stepped up and hit some big shots in the second half to get us to OT, and for him to do that at Purdue, in front of his dad - I don't know if that kid sleeps a wink tonight.
What a win. O
Thank you, Señor Robinson.
It was a great shot, and I'm happy he made it. Doesn't completely erase the fact he's been limited offensively for most of the year and hasn't made the strides some expected. Not a negative swipe at him, but his box scores this year have been pretty inconsistent. Today he played really well. Let's hope it continues.
That's a damn good pass by Levert to get it to GR3
Also note the zero love i recieved.
WOW!!!!! I just saw the replay (listened to game at work) what a crazy pass, save, and lay in!!!
Three at state too
And ohio state
just wish he would play up to his NBA expectations. I would like to see him do well and get drafted high. I'm more discouraged than down on him. Hope he comes back and lights it up next year (rather than leave and get drafted too low).
Great game for Glenn, knocking down clutch outside shots, attacking the lane and splitting 2 defenders for the game winner. Well done and much deserved.
He's still hating on GRIII
To go into the house your daddy played & starred at...be the one deliver the kill shot,AWESOME BABY!!!
It seems unfair that there was a high-ranked basketball recruit this year named Devin Robinson and we did not get him.
I think it must be hard to keep the negative voices out of one's head. I'm glad Glenn still has the confidence to make that shot and keep pushing.
I guess I dont read enough of this blog, I havent seen too much hate on GRIII, not sure why peeps would be hating on him...he is frustrating at times, like all athletes, but he busts his ass for the team.
Kid has buckets of talent. If he gets a dribble drive game going...oooo weee.
I am praying everyone comes back next year (other than Morgan of course) that could be a scary good team......I think its a good possibility right?