SEAN's Tuesday show 11/7/2023

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SEAN's Tuesday show 11/7/2023

Postby muskieman » Thu Nov 09, 2023 11:30 am

For those who could not listen

Sean Miller's show on Tuesday had an interesting nugget when he was asked about Kam Craft. Kam came to Sean to explore redshirting. Seems Sean and Kam have had a discussion about a possible red shirt because Kam has not had the opportunity to practice because of his knee injury, which has put him behind in his development. Did not participate until the first practice, so missed summer months workouts.

Sean said, "Although his surgery was successful and he made a full recovery, Kam didn't participate with us until the first day of practice this year, so he missed, in essence, April and May, all three summer months, and for the most part, all of September. I don't think he's as far along as he would have had hoped, and I think there's a chance that we're going to just use this year as a chance to continue to develop him..."

If given the redshirt, he would have three years of eligibility left.

Zach and Jerome are still working on graduate or extended undergraduate work


Bob Nunger is out for the season after tearing ACL and will have surgery within the next week or so.


Some of his other comments: not all quotes

"Lots of the turnovers came through nerves and were self-inflicted." "Just think of all the opportunities we did not get"

Not asking McKinght to go from level 1 to level 10

Want guards to be more vocal.

Sean says Jermome has hit every checkpoint and never had any stop sign. They are more optimistic that he will return to play ball again but estimate it might be next the beginning of next season. He said, Who knows, both might be starting here next year

Gytis had 10 points and 12 rebounds, which shows a knack for the ball. He plays with effort and does the little things. Hoping that he has more than one year. Been sick and missed like 8-10 practices.

Sasa had a great spurt last night, guarded more a forward. He has played with some good coaches and is battle-tested. A real part of this year and a big part of the future.

Lazar is a talented prospect. "Him, Des and Swain have the highest ceiling." Lazar was slated to start and will miss another week, it is to be hoped.

David Miller spearheads the international recruiting efforts. He is over there constantly. It is a priority for the staff.

Des 6'5" has a wingspan of 6'8". Is in unbelievable shape. If he had not cramped up, he might have had 35 points. He shows younger players how to play and handle criticism.

Oliveri, in the last 7-10 days, has started to settle into his shooting. Sean said that he "hasn't seen better shooters than Quniney and Trey" Trey has been statically the best shooter. Counting on Q and Trey from the three point line.
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Re: SEAN's Tuesday show 11/7/2023

Postby skyhops » Thu Nov 09, 2023 6:47 pm

I'd like to know the real reason that Kam is not playing altough I have heard a few things. Kam was a higher rated recruit than Des and if there is ever a time we need a shooter with some length it is now. He has been healthy for a while and scored well in Muskie madness scrimmage. Shooting is going to be a big issue this year and I know his defense is not great, but Olivari is limited as well.
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Re: SEAN's Tuesday show 11/7/2023

Postby muskieman » Thu Nov 09, 2023 7:19 pm

skyhops wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2023 6:47 pm
I'd like to know the real reason that Kam is not playing altough I have heard a few things. Kam was a higher rated recruit than Des and if there is ever a time we need a shooter with some length it is now. He has been healthy for a while and scored well in Muskie madness scrimmage. Shooting is going to be a big issue this year and I know his defense is not great, but Olivari is limited as well.
are you saying Sean was lying about Kam?
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Re: SEAN's Tuesday show 11/7/2023

Postby skyhops » Fri Nov 10, 2023 12:07 pm

Just wondering why he isn’t playing considering he played last year on a much better team. Someone has to have some inside scoop besides me.
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Re: SEAN's Tuesday show 11/7/2023

Postby pdxmuskie » Sat Nov 11, 2023 1:30 am

Kam had a few solid moments last year but mostly wasn't ready. He played because the bench was short. This bench seems deeper. If Kam red shirts it is a great sign that the coaching staff has confidence in his potential. If he doesn't, it is because they do not want to retain his eligibility (unless of course there are injuries and he is needed to fill in immediately).

2 games in with 1 good shooting game and 1 bad shooting game. What is the deal with people saying X needs shooters? I understand that individual posters have never had off nights, but most who play this game have games where shots just don't fall. There is a lot of changes the team is dealing with. I'm sure nerves are playing a roll as well as over thinking where to be on the court, how to execute the strategy, etc. Maybe relax a bit and see how guys settle in. I'm all for criticizing shot selection and other mental errors as the season moves on but hard to go there with a team that has a single player from last year.

Hopefully the misses will lead to a reversion to the mean and this team shoots lights out against Purdue.

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