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Tyree Appleby: potential transfer?

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by Louisville_Gator, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. akaGatorhoops

    akaGatorhoops VIP Member GC Columnist

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    I agree with everything you say, except the presumption he will play great elsewhere. He certainly has the ability, but it will remain a question of conditioning and work ethic.
     
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  2. jpullen

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  3. jpullen

    jpullen Sophomore

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    When you talk about loosing a kid with potential, you have to remember potential is just potential! A number of years ago, F$U had a 7 footer with loads of potential. Pat Kennedy kept trying to turn him into a consistent and competent 5. Never happened! Stokes may ultimately get in shape and may ultimately learn to play D and the other things he needs to pick up but it may only be at a smaller school in a conference that is not as strong as Florida plays in.
     
  4. GboroGator

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    Florida the new AU (Appleby U). Ryan, Austin, now possibly Tyree.
     
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  5. oneatatime

    oneatatime GC Hall of Fame

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    Mario Boggan...Mario Boggan College Stats | College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com
     
  6. toddrl

    toddrl All American

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    UF or Arky for Appleby
     
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  7. shane4three

    shane4three GC Hall of Fame

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    I get an injury but why should it take 4 years to see a full healthy and in shape Stokes? To me, that’s a problem. Even with an injury shouldn’t need 4 years.

    Not much more I can say. Loved him out of HS but it takes major commitment to play college Football, baseball, basketball, soccer, etc. major. Can’t let “yourself go” between high school end and start of season. Sets a kid back a year.
     
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  8. shane4three

    shane4three GC Hall of Fame

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    Exactly.
     
  9. 33hoop

    33hoop GC Hall of Fame

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    Wouldn’t mind adding Appleby but wouldn’t mind if we didn’t as well. I like having at least one PG that is tall so you can match up with whatever you go against. After Nembhard leaves, we would be very short with Appleby and Glover.
     
  10. diamondted13

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    Finishing at the rim is a skill like anything else. Size has little to do with it unless you're talking tiny guys. 6'1 is not tiny in college game, especially if he's got good length and athleticism. Greene will have to work on beefing him up, however. I'm more worried about 165.
     
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  11. twodaparty

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  12. INGATORSWETRUST

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    Coaches know how hard kids are working and the effort they are making to lose weight and gluey in shape. Stokes heart was not in the conditioning aspect of basketball. Likes playing, but none of the off court aspects to differentiate from others at an elite level
     
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  13. cincinnatigator

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    I think our offense functions better with a shorter, speedier PG. As long as that PG can attack the defense aggressively while under control. Not that AN doesn’t fit our offense, but his baseline to baseline speed is just limited.
     
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  14. filamg8torfan

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    Being tall as a guard is not the measurable that I looked at. Somebody already mentioned Cheese and Walker. Another example of a great small guard was Allen Iverson. In no way I am saying he is Iverson, but short guys are used to playing Street ball. Quick, tough, knows how to get around big guys, uses his disadvantage to his advantage by getting the refs to make a foul call when driving to the basket, etc. They are also more than likely can shoot the 20 foot bank shot from either side of the goal. I'm Filipino, so I'm naturally short, but I loved playing basketball when I was younger. I'm no Iverson though. Not even close to .0001 % of his talent.
     
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  15. tampajack1

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    I don’t think that any point guard in the NBA enjoyed being guarded by Muggsy Bogues, and Muggsy was only 2 feet tall.
     
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  16. channingcrowderhungry

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    Bottom of a pint glass
    2 feet tall in sneakers.
     
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  17. gatortenor37

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    Since he is from Jacksonville, I figured he would be recruited there. Gotta think UF is still more attractive though. ;)
     
  18. missourigator

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    Boy are we going to lose a lot of talent next year.
     
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  19. Aw right Missouri! Way to focus!
     
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  20. swampgas44

    swampgas44 Junior

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    Agree with the last sentence. :emoji_basketball_player::emoji_basketball: