Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by theforevergator, May 30, 2020.
You want Ques playing with the game on the line? Have you seen his free throwing shooting %.
85% in his senior year in high school. I think that he will do just fine.
If it is Duke I wonder if they find a way to make him eligible next season.
We are losing an excellent PG who would have been a junior this year and folks are celebrating?
I don't think folks are celebrating, but many believe the team has hit a ceiling with this slower style of play. Hope Appleby, Mann and Glover can RUN the team, increasing the tempo and optimizing the development of Lewis, Johnson, Locke, the big guys etc.
Harry Fodder: Point Guard Plan - Florida Gators
That's an impressive list. personally like to see him at Gonzaga as has been mentioned by others.
Well "one" , we all HOPE that is correct. AN was a very good player.
It was never a perfect comparison, but I always thought there were a lot of similarities between Nembhard and Calathes. It looks like there's one more - a really good player becoming cripplingly unpopular with fans because he's anointed the scapegoat for the larger team's disappointment.
Of course you are assuming it was AN's fault for the slower style of play and not MW
It is an imperfect comparison because Calathes was a much better player. Offensively, he was superior to AN. Nick's indifference on the defensive end was symptomatic of those teams. For a young player who was never going to be great on that end, perhaps he caught too much flack. Still, I never felt losing bothered him as much as it should have bothered the best player on those teams. Watch his reaction compared to Erv's the year they got eliminated from SEC tourney (ending their season).
My recollection of Nick’s deficiencies at UF were that he waved at people on defense, he did not have a jump shot off of the dribble, he was not a great free throw shooter at crunch time, and he didn’t want the ball at crunch time. His pluses were that he had great height for a point guard, he was a great passer, a solid rebounder and a solid scorer. Overall, he was a very good player. That said, I would put him behind Nelson when Nelson was good, Green, Walker, Wilbekin as a senior and Chiozza. I would put him on a par with Dupay and Roberson and ahead of Hill and Nembhard.
Calathes was better than Nembhard, though.
I agree, which is one of the reasons I acknowledged it wasn't a perfect comparison.
Most I know loved Nick. Nick a much better player. Don’t think AN will make half of the money that Nick did.
I'm in the camp that's not necessarily celebrating Nembhard leaving but is absolutely excited to see what Appleby can do with the keys to the offense. When Calathes left, our program didn't collapse. I don't expect that it will now, either.
Need Mann back, though, or else our guard depth is very poor.
Calathes just signed a contract with Barcelona worth almost $6 mil, for anyone who's interested.
Yeah, like I said Nick made lots of money and has been doing so for years. Nick and AN very different.
Nick almost always faced the basket
Nick a little bigger.
Nick, I feel, more athletic.
Nick a much better pro prospect
Nick could run/lead a fast break. We still aren’t sure AN can do that.
Not saying AN can’t make money but he’s going to have to find the right situation overseas.
Yeah, agreed on all points.
Calathes is also has had an interesting pro career because in certain respects he's regressed from where he was in college -- he's a terrible shooter now, and other teams bait him into taking threes. But he's good defensively now. His big strength is still the court vision.
All the more frustrating that Nick didn't lead his team to an NCAA tourney. That was WITH the hall of fame coach and a future SEC POY on the team. I think Nick was more talented, but both ran some the most under-achieving teams in UF history.
They needed to play a tougher schedule and were punished for not doing so.