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Looking ahead to next year

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by jmac83, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. jmac83

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    Hayes, Gak and Bassett need tons of work in the off-season on back-to-the-basket moves when they get the ball on the block. I have no idea which of our coaches works with our bigs on technique, but sheesh, watching Kevarius' brain melt yesterday as he pivoted about eight times only to get yet another traveling violation ... These kids already are not a material enough part of the offense, they shouldn't piss away the rare opportunities they do get to finish at the rim.
     
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  2. Matherly87

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    Don't sell Nembhard short. His PG skills are well developed. Kids coming out of Montverde these days are used to higher competition and pressure with the schedule they play. His questionable time period will be getting to know CMW expectations and adjustments with each offensive set. He's got the defense side down. Certainly he will not be as consistent as a seasoned junior or senior but he will be a starter by January on next year's team.
     
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  3. newnangator

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    Play close to what they did the other night and we'd already have 22 wins.
     
  4. jareduf

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    Okauru looks pretty natural at the 2. Wonder if this will be his position next year.
     
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  5. wci347

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    We are looking at Okauru at PG, Allen at 2, Hudson at 3, Stone at 4 and Hayes at 5. The freshman can come in and push Okauru and Allen for the starting positions. With Gak, Stokes, Bassett and Johnson coming off the bench, we will have a front court rotation that should be very effective. This is a team once again, barring injuries and with off season improvement, can contend for the SEC and national titles Stone and Hayes will be seasoned veterans, Hudson will have one year in the SEC under his belt along with Okauru, and we should have a strong bench of Gak, Stokes, Nembhard, Locke, Johnson, Johnson, Bassett and Ballard.

    If Hudson leaves look for Johnson or Ballard to contend for the 3 position along with Chase Johnson. We under those circumstances would not be as strong a perimeter team, but we would have a greater inside presence.
     
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  6. Jayhovah

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    Stone has such a high ceiling IMO and is really on the steep part of the learning curve this year...seems to be taking a step forward every few games already! If he makes a similar jump this offseason compared to last, he could be SEC POY candidate good.

    I don't love his team nickname "Stoner" ... he usually has an apathetic look on his face that, in conjuction with that nickname, might get him a bad rap in a sport where there are certain rules to abide by.
     
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  7. 67walkon

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    Allen, Hudson and Stone are potential all SEC level guys next year. Okauru is a lights out shooter. Hayes, Bassatt, and Johnson are the big unknowns. And, I guess, Stokes. Gak will be a little better. Ballard will be a little better. We will really miss Chiozza, but we should be a lot better every where else. I have no clue if the new guys will contribute.
     
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  8. tampajack1

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    From what I have seen of Nembhard, he is a way better point guard than Okauru right now.
     
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  9. 33hoop

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    We don't have a true big man coach. This is an area of need and a concern if not addressed next season in my opinion. I feel it has played a huge role in our lack of getting quality bigs to sign with Florida. White and staff are very good with guards but don't have a reputation for developing bigs. Other schools will use that to negative recruit against Florida.
     
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  10. twodaparty

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    I think you should repeat yourself on every thread!!

    If our big man recruiting is already so bad according to you and we can’t develop bigs like you say, then how can negative recruiting make it any worse..
     
  11. madgator

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    Yes, he will eventually be Allen's replacement at that position.
     
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  12. madgator

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    And that's ok. Okauru looks like he is becoming a very valuable 2 guard. Nice shot, long athletic frame. I think he's grown an inch or two this season as he looks a legit 6'4.

    I'm ok with him becoming a full time 2
     
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  13. jhsgator

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    I had assumed Noah Locke would step in and replace Allen in 2 years. I also assume that Hudson will be going pro.

    Even if Hudson is gone, Allen, Nembhard, Okauru, and Locke is a pretty nice group of guards.
     
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  14. tampajack1

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    Add Keyontae Johnson to that group.
     
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  15. GatorRade

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    I'm on it.

    Stone of Arc
    Stone Cold Killa
    The Stone Ranger
    Stone Commodity
    On-fire Stone
    Patrolling Stone
    Holla PoundStone

    Ok, the list might have fallen off a bit there at the end, but we still might have something to work with.
     
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  16. wci347

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    He in all fairness has not had the opportunity to coach a SEC built middleman all year. I think he should have forced the staff to temper their expectations at the beginning of the season for any of the two who have not played- Stokes and Egbunu. This team's mindset took a nose dive when the negative news about Egbunu not returning surfaced. It was almost as if they had lost him for the second year in a row.

    Maybe they should rally behind their bigs that are out and use it as motivation to pull together for the stretch run. It would be almost like turning a weakness into a strength.
     
  17. wci347

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    That remains to be seen. We thought Kasey Hill was a can't miss McDonalds All American, and while we saw glimpses of what he was able to do in HS, he did not carry that game to the next level. I hope Nembhard does. I know Okauru has. It is going to be tough keeping him out of t he starting lineup next year. I would, if I were Okauru have a start me or release me from scholarship attitude quite frankly.
     
  18. wingtee

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    There are overseas programs in need of his skill set.
     
  19. gtr2x

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    Okauru has played well recently........but not at pg.
     
  20. tampajack1

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    I saw Kasey play about 10 games in high school and reported on him extensively. He was a great shoe company player, as was Chris Walker. However, he was not a particularly good player at Montverde. Nembhard had been an excellent point guard at Montverde even though he reclassified from a junior to a senior and is graduating a year ahead of time. Kasey was never a true point guard. Nembhard is a classic pass first point guard.
     
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