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  • #76
    That is a real bummer for Baxter. I think this team has enough depth to minimize the impact of his absence, however.

    I was actually quite pleased with Haarms. He scored double digits in limited PT, and he definitely had an impact down low defensively. I think he gets better and better as the team plays together more.

    Harward seems like a strange dude. If he were more athletic, i think he could be a real force for us.

    Kolby Lee gets the "I continue to improve year by year" award. He's not ever going to be a 1st-team all conference player, but I think he's going to win some games for us--especially if he can stretch the floor and hit his perimeter shots consistently.

    Knell has been a great surprise.

    Averette is a great get for the Cougs.

    There are some horrific haircuts on this team (Baxter, the blond dude, Knell), but Averette's is not one of them, in spite of the honor code Nazis on facebook claiming a violation.
    Jesus wants me for a sunbeam.

    "Cog dis is a bitch." -James Patterson

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Green Monstah View Post

      There are some horrific haircuts on this team (Baxter, the blond dude, Knell), but Averette's is not one of them, in spite of the honor code Nazis on facebook claiming a violation.
      My six year old saw him that first game and calls him Malfoy.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by BigPiney View Post
        My six year old saw him that first game and calls him Malfoy.
        Don't think Malfoy got into the game against UVU.

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        • #79
          He didn't. He played a bunch in the Westminster game.

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          • #80
            Really funny to watch the haircut reactions.
            "There is no creature more arrogant than a self-righteous libertarian on the web, am I right? Those folks are just intolerable."
            "It's no secret that the great American pastime is no longer baseball. Now it's sanctimony." -- Guy Periwinkle, The Nix.
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            • #81
              I didn't watch the game against UVU but I watched most of the other two.

              This is a good team but I am not seeing potential for great, by that I mean 2nd weekend caliber in NCAA tourney, this year. The key will be developing at least one more consistent and regular double digit scorer. I am confident Barcello is at that level but they will need either Haarms or Lohner to get to that level to make the jump. This is a good team with a lot of capable role players, more than BYU has, and to be honest I think a couple (Knell and Johnson both) of those role players could develop into go to caliber players. Pope has attracted a pretty talented squad, by BYU standards, from top to bottom. But the limiting issue could be having a couple of good go to guys.

              I think Haarms will replace Lee in the starting lineup. I am hopeful he will be a complete big, plays well at both sides of the court, and offensively capable enough to force teams to gameplay for him. Lee is solid, especially on offense, but I don't find either Harward or Lee to be above role players. Both play their roles well and complement each other as their strengths are what the other player struggles with.

              What happened to Baxter sucks for the team but is a huge opportunity for Lohner. I think he has the potential to develop into a go to player. I want to believe it can happen this year but I think his lack of experience resulting in dumb fouls and other mistakes of youth will plague him this year and prevent him from developing into a star until next season, but he is going to be a really good player at BYU and I think that Baxter's injury will afford him chances to develop this year he otherwise would not have had.

              There are moments I wonder if Averette might be replaced by Knell in the starting lineup. I don't know if Barcello is as good when he is the primary ball handler though. I wonder what the data is on how well Barcello plays when he is the 1 versus playing the 2. Averette has some athleticism BYU PGs don't always have and he has his moments of playing well but he does turn it over a bit. I hope that is just a familiarity and early season issue and how Pope handles that situation might be a challenge to his BLA mantra.
              Do Your Damnedest In An Ostentatious Manner All The Time!
              -General George S. Patton

              I'm choosing to mostly ignore your fatuity here and instead overwhelm you with so much data that you'll maybe, just maybe, realize that you have reams to read on this subject before you can contribute meaningfully to any conversation on this topic.
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              • #82
                Haarms taking over the starting spot from Lee is a no-brainer.

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                • #83
                  I think Lohner just needs....confidence isn't the right word...I think he has tons of that...but maybe a bit of self-assurance. My impression is that he's trying not to make mistakes offensively, when he really just needs to trust his instincts a bit more, and take good shots when they're presented to him. I like his hustle.
                  Jesus wants me for a sunbeam.

                  "Cog dis is a bitch." -James Patterson

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                  • #84


                    dang

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by Green Monstah View Post
                      I think Lohner just needs....confidence isn't the right word...I think he has tons of that...but maybe a bit of self-assurance. My impression is that he's trying not to make mistakes offensively, when he really just needs to trust his instincts a bit more, and take good shots when they're presented to him. I like his hustle.
                      I think word you are searching for the word "experience". This will be a good team, but they don't know each other well enough to trust each other. That will come.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by BigPiney View Post


                        dang
                        I’m just tracking the score, but it looks like a whooping.
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                        "What choice?" - Abe Petrovsky

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by Joe Public View Post
                          I’m just tracking the score, but it looks like a whooping.
                          no real positives from the game. Haarms started and played really well early but there wasn't much help. George is much better than I thought he would be and played a solid game, non stop hustle.

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                          • #88
                            It sounds like they couldn’t hit the broadside of a barn.

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                            • #89
                              Imma go ahead and not watch my recording of this game when I get home

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                              • #90
                                End of 1st half and beginning of second half were brutal.

                                Barcello's lack of height was definitely a liability this game.

                                Our bigs have to either finish down low or draw the foul. They had some good looks and just couldn't add value.

                                Haarms tweaked his ankle, but played afterward, so that's good.

                                Gideon George actually provided a bit of a spark when no one else would. In the first three games, I noticed that sometimes folks were hesitant to pass him the ball and wondered why. Well, I think it's because it's hard to get the ball back from him. But if the shots drop....
                                Jesus wants me for a sunbeam.

                                "Cog dis is a bitch." -James Patterson

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