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In-depth look at the KB saga from Chris Harry

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by HallGator, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. incoldblood

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    Is this a McElwain thread?
     
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  2. akaGatorhoops

    akaGatorhoops VIP Member GC Columnist

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    It was rather telling that the staff "loved it" when these rumors were circulating. I think they were much more confident than suggested.
     
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  3. regurgigator

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    Smart of Lewis (and Nembhard) to put things the way he did. Stories about him indicate he's a natural leader, and this is good evidence of that, and of him having a good head on his shoulders.
     
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  4. gatorbogey

    gatorbogey Premium Member

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    It’s a story and saga that ends reminding me of my own reaction to the news: like White I could have run up the mountain to rejoice. Nice to rehash the saga.

    It was big big news for gator nation!
     
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  5. wci347

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    Great article! It underscores the level of dedication and commitment this coaching staff has made in re-establishing our program to the top tier!
     
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  6. gatorjjh

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  7. tommyvee

    tommyvee GC Hall of Fame

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    Now we have two KJs on the team :)
     
  8. melrose12

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    All right what will he bring Ave wise this year.
    Does he get 15 touches a game?

    15pts 9.5 Rebounds 2 ast. 3 blocks
    To high
    To Low
     
  9. tampajack1

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    The 3 blocks are too high. You might be in the ballpark on the others.
     
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  10. gatordavisl

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    Considering Dwayne Schintzius averaged 2.5 blocks for his Gator career (1.9 in his last full season), that number might be a tad high. Noah averaged 1.7 & 2.4 in his monster sophomore year block party.
    Assists is the only number that's not high.
     
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  11. Matherly87

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    Since we have a young team I'll say 16 pts 8 reb 2 ast and 1.5 blocks. If we turn into a higher scoring team then his points and assists will go up.
     
  12. GatorPlanet

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    I'm gonna say 13 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1.49 blocks. I think his scoring dips a bit from his Hokie days because we can put lots of scorers on the floor. What I'm hoping for is balanced scoring, like in our two NCAA title years. Everyone averaged around 10 or 11 points, but any one of them could go off for 20 points. Made 'em really hard to defend.
     
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  13. luvtruthg8r

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    You are absolutely correct! Our best teams had a lot of talent, which led to balanced scoring. This year's team has a lot of talent.....a lot of guys with real offensive abilities.....and as a result, Blackshear may play well and average even less than your prediction of 13.

    If you asked him "Would you rather average 15 points per game and get bounced out of the Sweet Sixteen, or would you rather average 11 points per game and go to the Final Four?", I am confident that he would choose the latter.

    Honestly, if we want to go to the Final Four, the rest of our guys need to be good enough that even a high performing Blackshear would average about 11-12 points per game, instead of 14-16.
     
  14. grant1

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  15. regurgigator

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    Sounds good. I'll go with 2.5 assists based on some of the discussion I've seen here about his passing skills and how White may use him in our offense.
     
  16. jeffphillips21

    jeffphillips21 GC Hall of Fame

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    Sounds like KJ has a sense of humor, or likes to bust balls, or both....me likes
     
  17. cincinnatigator

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    I'll go with 19/10/3/2. We've got a pass-first PG and other very unselfish athletes who aren't known to be high volume scorers outside of Mann. Look for Blackshear to do some serious damage, at least in the beginning part of the season while the fresh faces get their feet wet.
     
  18. tegator80

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    I predict a Noah-esque kind of productivity out of him. It should be fun.
     
  19. fox

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    Amazing stuff. Imagine all the details, angst and drama between the lines. High stakes!

    We have amazing potential. All about chemistry and hard work now.
     
  20. GothamGator

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    I love this picture of White taking the final call from Blackshear, and the look on his face after he hung up. Priceless.

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