I want 100!!!!!
Open Thread: M Basketball vs Iowa at home
But we have to give everyone free tacos if we score 100...and we dont even have any tacos
Thought GR3 would be here through his sophomore season.
He's been getting consistently better all season. If he keeps playing like this he's a 1 and done lottery pick.
We all knew that 3 was coming..
That's my boy ESO!!
Glad Iowa gave us a battle early. Loved the blocks and dunks. Yay for big boy basketball!
Purify yourself in the waters of lake minnetonka
Is Eso a scholarship player?
I love GRIII, but he is the chief beneficiary of having Hardaway and Burke on the team. I really hope he stays one more year to refine his offensive game. You can't only score on dunks in the pros...
I don't think you are giving him enough credit. He is pretty damn good.
my bad....but he is 3 inches taller than Robinson with more ups...
Robinson is good, and probably a first round pic this year, but if I am an NBA exec, I want someone who consistently show more in the paint for me to draft him...
They're totally different players.
I was just saying you can have a career by only dunking. Something you said couldn't be done.
Also, he's way more skilled than you give him credit for. He's just not big enough to be a 4 and not quick enough to be a 3...yet.
He can certainly play (WELL) at the NBA level.
He can shoot, too.
He also had a double double...he's rebounding the basketball and getting putbacks.
He's definitely skilled offensively.
The reason he shouldn't go pro is because he's a 3/4 tweener in the NBA right now. He's got to refine a position.
But he isn't the focus of any D we face. I am not slamming him, infact, I think he is an NBA type player...but how often does he show a back to the basket game. He gets points on putbacks, backdoor cuts, dunks, and the perimeter J. Great player, but I think he needs to add something to his post game....
Not in this offense.
Do you realize we had Zack Novak played PF for us last year? Was he a back to the basket player?
And again, in the NBA...he's probably a Small Forward. He doesn't need to be Kareem.
Zack Novak can't carve out a long term career in the NBA, although he has the heart to. I agree, he is predominantly a SF in the NBA, but that is a deep position in the NBA. It is my opinion, which you clearly disagree with, that like Burke, one more year would make all the difference for GRIII, not only for draft position, but longevity in the league...not saying he sucks, not saying he isn't talented....
I agree that he needs another year...but not because he just dunks and isn't very skilled on the offensive end.
Do you realize that Kentucky had like 6 guys drafted last year?
They all couldn't have been the focus.
UNC has freshman who don't even start get drafted and play in the NBA (ie Marvin Williams)
The exact sentiment I was thinking about GRIII is that he needs 'refinement' But the OP has a point; when you've got the best back-court duo in Burke and Hardaway, it leaves a lot open for the rest of the team. He sure has the ability, but I think some of his production would go down without the other two. I don't think we've really seen his ability to 'create' like Burke, especially, and Hardaway has.
I suppose it's similar to having "protection" in a batting order in baseball.
That being said, You know your team is good when fans critique HOW you score.
Read Tim McCormick's Twitter feed. He talked to NBA scouts and they say GRIII is the best NBA prospect on the team.
Nebraska to get torched next on Wednesday.
The highlight video at the end of this season is going to be LEGEN...
Can we get a gif of ALL OF THE DUNKS?
Guys, remember when we were tied at 29?
...that I'm going to watch this game again?
I NEVER re-watch games..but this is one that I'd definitely consider giving another view.
I think it's on 8 times tomorrow on BTN.
Just try not to laugh too hard
that makes you normal...I kn ow I'm watching again.
then Michigan went on a 61-26 run to go up 90-55 with 4 mins left. :)
that is a tall interviewer....taller than GRIII!
Score 100 yet?
So is it GRIII turn for freshman of the week
Good at basketball.
Really hard not to drink ALL of the Kool-Aid regarding this team but my goodness! Lack of tests against really good teams is only thing I'm waiting on. This is exciting! Go Blue
Long trip back to Iowa City for the Hawkeyes. Fran was not happy with their effort to start the 2nd half. You aren't beating Michigan in their house if you dog it. Go Blue!
To the guy who gave me crap about saying this team would consistently drop 80 points on our opponents: suck it.