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Stainmaster

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Thabeet? Really? Both he and Brimah did not have a natural b'ball gene in their bodies. Yes, they could intimidate and block shots, but beyond that (shooting, FTs and good hands) they had nothing to help.

I would take another Neils or "Dove" anytime.
Just to be clear, we're talking about the same Thabeet who averaged 13/10/4 as a junior in what was at the time the best league in the country? The same Thabeet who has the 2nd-highest FG% in program history, and is barely behind Emeka in both total blocked shots and BPG?

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Thabeet? Really? Both he and Brimah did not have a natural b'ball gene in their bodies. Yes, they could intimidate and block shots, but beyond that (shooting, FTs and good hands) they had nothing to help.

I would take another Neils or "Dove" anytime.
Just when you think the board hits rock bottom in terms of terrible hot takes... Someone bashes a TWO time defense player of the year award who would be worlds better than anyone currently on the team. I would take a one armed Hasheem Thabeet, yesterday.
 
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Thabeet? Really? Both he and Brimah did not have a natural b'ball gene in their bodies. Yes, they could intimidate and block shots, but beyond that (shooting, FTs and good hands) they had nothing to help.

I would take another Neils or "Dove" anytime.
Take a lap on this one. Thabeet was a key part on a Final Four team. Just because he was an NBA bust doesn't mean he wasn't a useful player on UConn.
 
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Thabeet? Really? Both he and Brimah did not have a natural b'ball gene in their bodies. Yes, they could intimidate and block shots, but beyond that (shooting, FTs and good hands) they had nothing to help.

I would take another Neils or "Dove" anytime.
Really hoping this is sarcasm but you never know with this board.
 
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I’m sure Hurley is well aware of these possibilities but just like the players from here everyone is on the good ones, but I'll take 1 Sheffer with a side of Neils.
 
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yeah thabeet was the absolute werst!
Hot take alert: You could take Thabeet and fill the rest of the roster with JUCOs and we'd probably be a better team than we are this year.
 

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Darius Smith
Scottie Haralson
Ryan Thompson
Chad Wise
Robert Swain

Thats just going back to the turn of the century.

Even @tcf15 wouldn't have highlight reels for them!
Robert Garrison. Transferred to Niagara. I think him and Donell Beverly came in at the same time. I remember thinking he was the better of the two and the wrong guy left. Oh well
 

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Chad Wise once hustled for an entire possession with only one shoe! Unfortunately I can't bring you the video because it was a preseason game, but here's the Courant.

Why do I remember this? What the hell is wrong with me?
I don't think anybody enjoyed college more than Chad. Really knew how to have a good time
 

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Robert Garrison. Transferred to Niagara. I think him and Donell Beverly came in at the same time. I remember thinking he was the better of the two and the wrong guy left. Oh well
I thought Austrie was the guard who came in with him?
 

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Thabeet? Really? Both he and Brimah did not have a natural b'ball gene in their bodies. Yes, they could intimidate and block shots, but beyond that (shooting, FTs and good hands) they had nothing to help.

I would take another Neils or "Dove" in a heartbeat..
Niels over Thabeet Hahaha

2 x NDPOY and consensus 2nd team AA. One of the most dominating defensive college centers of all time.

You're overlooking 14pts and 11 rbds per game.
 

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Just to be clear, we're talking about the same Thabeet who averaged 13/10/4 as a junior in what was at the time the best league in the country? The same Thabeet who has the 2nd-highest FG% in program history, and is barely behind Emeka in both total blocked shots and BPG?

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More like 14/11/4. Round up bro.
 

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Thabeet? Really? Both he and Brimah did not have a natural b'ball gene in their bodies. Yes, they could intimidate and block shots, but beyond that (shooting, FTs and good hands) they had nothing to help.

I would take another Neils or "Dove" in a heartbeat..
Is this gonna turn into another Thabeet debate?
 
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Thabeet? Really? Both he and Brimah did not have a natural b'ball gene in their bodies. Yes, they could intimidate and block shots, but beyond that (shooting, FTs and good hands) they had nothing to help.

I would take another Neils or "Dove" in a heartbeat..
Thabeet had nothing? Sarcasm I’m guessing.
 

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Robert Garrison. Transferred to Niagara. I think him and Donell Beverly came in at the same time. I remember thinking he was the better of the two and the wrong guy left. Oh well
I thought the same. Donnell, particularly in his last year, seemed to have a hitch in his giddyup. He brought it most every night he was out there.
 

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