Yeah, but muscular physical tough rebounding was both of their games as well as a basket facing jumper when the ft barely left the ground. Barkley was a whole different skill set and player than Adrien.I don't think so. He said he could jump. I loved Oakley as a Knick, but jumping was not Charles Oakley.
Could be a 5 too yep but there’s no doubt he could play alongside a 5 with his athleticism also as he matures. Don’t really care about “mid 2000s” both of those guys could play the 4 in the game now too.he might be a boone/noah combo but this isn't the mid 2000s. if akok is the prototypical PF in today's game then etienne is a 5.
Maybe he has some kind of connection with Hoiberg or someone on his staff. Not a hotbed but Hoiberg has built some good teams in the past. I think he’ll get Nebraska to being at least respectable, he loves targeting transfers.What is his connection to Nebraska? Not exactly bb hotbead.
That's partly on us. I think we beat them in '92, in an 8 v. 9 game, playing without Rod Sellers who was suspended for accidently trying to push Laetner's head into the subbasement in UConn's tournament exit the year before. IIRC, it wasn't a close game. Danny Cyrulik and Bo Willingham held down the middle fine without SEllers.
I mean I basically said that about Adrien.I don't know about "better" than Jeff Adrien. He's a different player in a different era. Adrien was a classic strong, but not tall 4 that could jump and play facing (in close) or back to the basket. Basically a poor man's Charles Barkley.
Sanogo is a 2020 era center. Even in the NBA we are seeing powerful, mobile 6'8-6'10" guys playing center (or even Russell Westbrook). It wasn't possible in the Kareem, Olajuwan, Ewing era. But with four out offenses, that mobility and quickness, plus the strength to hold ground is the key to defending the position. He's an ideal fit for how Hurley wants us to play. While I'm told he's not a shooter now, I suspect if he comes her Hurley will have him practice outside shooting a ton. Ideally you want that 5 to be able to set a ball screen and either roll or step back for a pass and make a shot.
Basically we would be getting Charles Barkley.I mean I basically said that about Adrien.
Sanogo does all the things Adrien did, but he's got other physical tools I think allow him to do more (or will). And most importantly more mobility and versatility, which is the kind of big that Hurley loves to have.
We did.....then we were humping #1 Ohio St for 20 minutes the next game when Fatso Francesca came on the halftime show and said we were playing better than any team in the tournament.That's partly on us. I think we beat them in '92, in an 8 v. 9 game, playing without Rod Sellers who was suspended for accidently trying to push Laetner's head into the subbasement in UConn's tournament exit the year before. IIRC, it wasn't a close game. Danny Cyrulik and Bo Willingham held down the middle fine without SEllers.