- Aug 17, 2011
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Calhoun was a dick to that reporter and you can see why the media doesn't love him but oh well. The walk on seems like he is probably a decent player who was recruited to walk on. You can find him in the New England Recruiting database and he probably turned down some lower level offer to walk on here. Bridgeton Academy is good at bball, lot of D1 players.
Other than the occasional head-scratching shot and not fighting over screens, which he seemed to correct late in the season, I don't recall being all that worried about his play. He's just a Sophomore. He's got a lot of upside. He'll be fine.My only question is, "Does Shabazz pay any attention to AO's advice?" From other comments raised by those who have seen recent practices, Bazz doesn't yet appear to have his head in the game. Let's hope that changes soon.
99, interesting you say that. I don't remember that being the case, but then again you read the horde's stuff more than any of us.
Other than the occasional head-scratching shot and not fighting over screens, which he seemed to correct late in the season, I don't recall being all that worried about his play. He's just a Sophomore. He's got a lot of upside. He'll be fine.
He was certainly a little testy and probably could have handled it a bit better but he's not going to change his approach at this stage. I really didn't see anything there that was that big of a deal.
I also think that Bazz is going to be fine, but I think that it will take some time and some ups and downs to get there. He made a lot of decisions and seemed to focus his play around Kemba a great deal. He has to learn a new role and will have to get better at thinking the game on the court rather than being a risk-taker. Should be fun if we don't expect him to be perfect from the get-go.
The beginning of his sophomore season, KW was the starting pg. And he really struggled running the team. He would over penetrate driving into the lane and would commit turnovers or get blocked because he didn't have the skill sets he displayed his junior year. Check out the Texas game, KW's sophomore season, that people have linked. KW had 8 turnovers in that game. JD did a lot to carry the team that game.Fortunately, we've got an easy 1st half schedule to ease the 2 pgs in. I'm not bemoaning like most on here. We've got some transitioning to do.
Shabazz doesn't need to be anything amazing this year; we've got too many other weapons. We need him to be steady. A more dynamic version of Craig Austrie maybe.
I would guess that 99 is referring to Alex being visibly upset over every single foul called on him. His emotional reactions often seemed to take his head out of the game for significant periods of time. He seemed to stop having that problem over the course of last year.