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Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by Jonas, Apr 28, 2014.
Dillon is progressing fine. He's not the question mark for next season.
That would likely leave the jury out of Carter and Harris. Any reports on their progress?
Actually, regarding next year, although there are a lot of experienced players who will be on the team, some with very little experience as Gators (e.g. Horford & the 3 Frosh), there are almost an infinite number of questions.
Regarding best 5, as was noted - defensively or offensively, those are two different worlds.
Regarding offense, other than Frazier, not a single one of the returnees was a "Good" Shooter. Carter was at Rutgers, but he may end up being a permanent medical casualty. Hill was a scary bad 3-point shooter and DFS & Devon Walker both shot 30% from the arc. Not horrifying, but certainly not good. Perhaps Teddy Dupay can work some miracles in this regard, but otherwise, as far as I am concerned, offensively, most bets are off.
Regarding defense, Harris (assuming he is around) and both Walkers will probably be pretty good. The short guards will get posted up by 6'5" Guards. There will be substantially less team chemistry because few have played together for very long.
There will, however, be a lot of different possibilities. It will really be interesting watching how Billy D experiments in the early part of the season, with or without Murphy (with would certainly be better in the long run).
You don't see many college guards refining their post up moves in college basketball.
Jordan Adams of UCLA was just about the only guy who came to mind from this past year. Very few college coaches employ their bigger guards this way
I was just listening to something about Calipari before I read this thread. This made me laugh.
Agreed. I think that the team might struggle some in the non-conference games as Billy figures out the best combos and such, and as the kids develop chemistry.
Yea, but what gives me hope is that we had a lot of question marks going into this season and we did fine. We lost our top 3 scorers from last year. We were dealing with suspensions and injuries too. That is hard to overcome. With that said, I think the guys who played significant minutes this year will compensate for the ones that didn't until everything gets figured out. I guess that is just how I look at it at least.
the whole "they lost x% of their scoring" has proven to be irrelevant. Frazier, DFS, are really good SEC players. Hill, Walker have potential to grow. Horford and Murphy have shown they are major conference capable. Probably won't be 30-0, might not win the SEC, but we'll be fun to watch and, hopefully be proud of
I hope we can land either Kapita or Egbunu in this class.
It's annoying Thompson keeps living off his dad's reputation for coaching big men. When are these recruits going to realize he's not his father?
So we are basically saying the same thing in two different ways? Got it. LOL I think next year's team will better offensively. We just may not go undefeated in the SEC though. Other than that, we are going to be really fun to watch.
I think the big difference between the two years is that Young, Yeguete, Wilbekin and Frazier were all in the same roles that they had, whereas this year Hill will have to assume the mantle of leader and play more, DFS will be a starter, and we'll have new starters at the wing and at center. Billy talks about this every year, and I expect to hear him talk about it a lot in the Fall.
Hill started the season as the PG for the first 6 games. He will be fine. DFS played starter minutes. He just didn't start. You are right but at the same time we've had dramatic changes the last 3 years at multiple "starting" positions. I think we will be fine really.
Well, yeah, guys will have slightly different roles, but the Gators will be fine. Not 36-and-3 fine, but fine nonetheless. It's not often we'll have a situation where we've got 4 senior starters.
We need shooters. Without them, teams wills focus on Frazier and the post. Hill and DFS were awful beyond the arc. Hopefully, they improve and the freshmen make a difference.
Egbunu visits Verizon center Georgetown locker room, coincidentally the Wizards finish practice.
Hopefully Beal put in a good word
and hopefully got to see otto porter enjoying the bench