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Postby Kevin Reilly » Sat Nov 18, 2023 10:15 am

The talent from last year's team to this year's team is huge. I'm not sure any of this year starters would start on last year's team. Ousmane, McKnight and Olivari probably wouldn't start on many other Big East teams. I have to agree with Skyhops about our ball handlers. Our guards can't feed the post or pass very well. Last year's team had Jones, Kunkel, Nunge and Freemantle who were all good passers. I saw at least 6-7 times when either Ciani or Jokovic had a smaller guy pinned under the basket and we didn't get them the ball. I believe the pace Miller has the team playing is effecting the shooting of Green and Olivari . Green, Olivari and Claude are also turning the ball over way to much. Ousmane has fouled in 9 minutes vs Washington and 10 minutes vs Purdue. All that being said we should have won last night. The young guys Claude, Ciani, Jokovic. Swain and Green all have a lot of potential. it will be interesting to watch the young guys play and develop.
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Re: Reality

Postby Anti-Homer » Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:10 pm

Kevin Reilly wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2023 10:15 am
The talent from last year's team to this year's team is huge. I'm not sure any of this year starters would start on last year's team. Ousmane, McKnight and Olivari probably wouldn't start on many other Big East teams. I have to agree with Skyhops about our ball handlers. Our guards can't feed the post or pass very well. Last year's team had Jones, Kunkel, Nunge and Freemantle who were all good passers. I saw at least 6-7 times when either Ciani or Jokovic had a smaller guy pinned under the basket and we didn't get them the ball. I believe the pace Miller has the team playing is effecting the shooting of Green and Olivari . Green, Olivari and Claude are also turning the ball over way to much. Ousmane has fouled in 9 minutes vs Washington and 10 minutes vs Purdue. All that being said we should have won last night. The young guys Claude, Ciani, Jokovic. Swain and Green all have a lot of potential. it will be interesting to watch the young guys play and develop.
Agree with much of this, except the statement about Freemantle being a good passer. Also, Green does have too many turnovers, but he has great vision, and is the best passer on the team. Half his T.O.s are fumbled catches by the recipient (i.e. Ciani last night).

The upside of this class is very good, especially if Nemeiksa is granted an extra year of eligibility. Losing Craft was critical because he brings a desperately needed asset to this team: shooting.
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Re: Reality

Postby Kevin Reilly » Sat Nov 18, 2023 4:06 pm

Having Nemeiska back for another year would be great. Green did have one nice assist but I think he is sloppy with the ball. I feel for Craft. I think he is a good player . Zack did average 2.9 assists last year. Not bad for a scorer. Miller's teams always play hard but it might take some time for the freshman and transfers to get use to each other. Miller will get the best out of them and that's all we can hope for

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