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Thread: Silver Linings Playbook: finding the positives in Luke Worthington's game

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougjunkie View Post
    3-4 from the floor.

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    That one miss was probably worth 5 misses. Ugliest damn shot I've seen in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach McGuirk View Post
    That one miss was probably worth 5 misses. Ugliest damn shot I've seen in a while.
    This isn't a silver lining!

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    I cant wait until tomorrow night's game so I can see Luke Blue Devil in action again!
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    Tweet:

    Luke Worthington@worthington41 Feb 5I have given this some serious thought...
    and I have come to the conclusion that bathing in J-Dawgs sauce is a definite possibility for me
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    Nate Austin had an impressive 16 rebounds (a dazzling 8 off the offensive glass) tonight, but it must be noted that if Luke had played as many minutes as Nate, he would have ended up with 21 offensive boards. Add no turnovers to that (and no misses from the floor) and he had himself a fine night, marred only by a couple of unfortunate facial blemishes, although that may have been the fault of my low-def BYUTV reception.

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    We had one made free throw in the first half. Luuuuuuuuuuuke!


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    I hope his shoulder is better by Thursday. We're actually going to need Luke against Gonzaga.
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    Luke does a number of good things. He sets screens with correct angle and doesn't leave early. He defends with his feet and mass better than Mika and Austin. He has a nice left-hand jump hook. I think he could develop into a solid starter by his senior year. Better programs than BYU take guys like Luke every year and build him over their careers into solid bigs who have 5 fouls, big bodies, one or two moves and the ability to make a catch and layup in traffic. I don't get the apparent disdain for Luke. It isn't his fault he is being asked to perform too early in his career.

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    Luke jumped in and tried to get on offensive board on missed freethrow. He grabbed at the ball with one hand. If he hadn't have dribbled it out of bounds it would have been very impressive.

    Honestly, I would not be shocked if he is serviceable next year. In HS he probably did not have to do much other than show up to have an impact. He is really going to have to work though.

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    Nice little layup there.
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    Luke had a nice game.
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    Not sure which highlight I liked more: Luke's now epic "cradlebound," which is a rebound that falls directly into your arm while your arm is in cradling position OR Luke's "is he going to actually try to dunk it, no never mind he is going to lay it in, but wait is that thing going to drop or will he miss it, no he made it" layup.

    also dug the sleeves.
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    He had the look of someone whose shoulder would dislocate with a sneeze or a stiff breeze. The shirt was likely to shield you ninnies the horror of seeing his arm arm dangling there once his labrum finally gave and his lifeless arm was dangling helplessly by his side. Either that, or it was covering a stabilization brace to prevent such a disturbing scenario.

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    Luke can be valuable against teams with slow, luggish Centers that stay in the post. So, Gonzaga and St. Mary's. That right there is the biggest silver lining of all.

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    He sure got pushed around a bit last night.

    Seemed like they easily would outmuscle him. He really needs to get in the weight room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Douger View Post
    He sure got pushed around a bit last night.

    Seemed like they easily would outmuscle him. He really needs to get in the weight room.
    See blugoose's post above.

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    Luke starting
    "Sure, I fought. I had to fight all my life just to survive. They were all against me. Tried every dirty trick to cut me down, but I beat the bastards and left them in the ditch."

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    And 1 bitches!
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    Quote Originally Posted by San Juan Sun View Post
    Luke starting
    And coming close to dunking the ball!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    And coming close to dunking the ball!
    Clearly this thread has given him the extra mojo to up his game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCcoug View Post
    Clearly this thread has given him the extra mojo to up his game.
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    Unstoppable.

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    I think Worthington will be a pretty serviceable big before he's done. You can see the improvement already in this season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    I think Worthington will be a pretty serviceable big before he's done. You can see the improvement already in this season.
    I am surprised he has improved so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    I am surprised he has improved so much.
    Why? He has a good frame, solid athleticism, some fundamentals, good feet and an excellent coach. Why wouldn't he improve.

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    After last night, this doesn't seem so impossible anymore:

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerDog View Post
    Why? He has a good frame, solid athleticism, some fundamentals, good feet and an excellent coach. Why wouldn't he improve.
    You've missed out om most of the Luke bashing here, I think. Seems like most people wanted Rose to revoke his schollie after this year. Very short-sighted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerDog View Post
    Why? He has a good frame, solid athleticism, some fundamentals, good feet and an excellent coach. Why wouldn't he improve.
    At the beginning of the year, he looked so very awkward and uncoordinated. Moving to his left, he looks somewhat coordinated. Moving to his right, he seems uncoordinated. However, somebody mentioned, perhaps you, that Rose was forced to use him too early, which seems plausible. If we hadn't seen him until Pope had worked with him for a year, we would have been pleasantly surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    You've missed out om most of the Luke bashing here, I think. Seems like most people wanted Rose to revoke his schollie after this year. Very short-sighted.
    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    At the beginning of the year, he looked so very awkward and uncoordinated. Moving to his left, he looks somewhat coordinated. Moving to his right, he seems uncoordinated. However, somebody mentioned, perhaps you, that Rose was forced to use him too early, which seems plausible. If we hadn't seen him until Pope had worked with him for a year, we would have been pleasantly surprised.
    These last two posts are skirting the line between negativity and positive feedback. FYI. I know both of you are intending to post positive stuff.

    Let's keep this thread 100% pos, please.
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