Mir McLean to UConn [merged thread]

-
Joined
Mar 7, 2017
Messages
495
Likes
1,021
WOW. My comment was only made to give an example of someone who was a great outside shooter who very rarely took a three in HS.

My response in large part wasn't meant to directed at you but rather at an attitude among many posters here that the be all and end all of a winning team is size. That was the reason for my 5 guard suggestion. So when UConn gets a verbal from someone who resembles Gabby I am excited at the potential. To me though it seems like all I read is "MEH, she ain't 6'5"+" How you can compare Turner to McLean?)Turner was a strong, physical rock of a low post who occasionally went outside for a midrange jumper. McLean will be a hybrid like GWilliams, using quickness and athleticism.

(No, she can't guard Kalani Brown or McCowan.)
The 5 guard thought reminds me of Pat Riley saying the ultimate NBA team was 5 players at 6'7". I thought that's ridiculous. He tried it after Kareem retied and he ended up with SHOWTIME!
 
Joined
May 3, 2019
Messages
59
Likes
111
The 5 guard thought reminds me of Pat Riley saying the ultimate NBA team was 5 players at 6'7". I thought that's ridiculous. He tried it after Kareem retied and he ended up with SHOWTIME!
Well to be actual and factual, SHOWTIME reached its pinnacle and flourished while Kareem was still a Laker--they won five titles--and after Kareem retired in 1989, Showtime won zero....
 
Joined
Nov 13, 2013
Messages
1,228
Likes
1,965
The 5 guard thought reminds me of Pat Riley saying the ultimate NBA team was 5 players at 6'7". I thought that's ridiculous. He tried it after Kareem retied and he ended up with SHOWTIME!
Riley never tried that after Jabbar. His front court included Divac 7-1, Campbell 6-11, Mychal Thompson 6-10, Perkins 6-9, Worthy 6-9, AC Green 6-9, and Majic was a 6-9 PG.
 
Joined
Jan 9, 2015
Messages
7,298
Likes
13,001
Mir McLean is not known to a lot of HS basketball fans across the country....yet. Looking at her block that shot, the girls on the other team found out who she was, as did their parents and coach. That is a hard shot to block, a corner 3. That made me think of that old Johnny Cash tune...."A boy named Sue." Remember the part of the song where he introduces himself to his estranged father...."My name is Sue, how do you do?".





I have a feeling that Mir will be introducing herself to a lot her freshman year. I love her aggressiveness, and her ability to attack the basket. She's going to spend a lot of time at the stripe. :p A block like this one will probably make the evening news (maybe Sports Center). So folks in the local viewing area will find out quickly who Mir is.

Tip in........I miss ol' Johnny C, he was one of my favorite country/western artists. :(
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jan 26, 2016
Messages
9,334
Likes
11,645
Mir McLean is not known to a lot of HS basketball fans across the country....yet. Looking at her block that shot, the girls on the other team found out who she was, as did their parents and coach. That is a hard shot to block, a corner 3. That made me think of that old Johnny Cash tune...."A boy named Sue." Remember the part of the song where he introduces himself to his estranged father...."My name is Sue, how do you do?".





I have a feeling that Mir will be introducing herself to a lot her freshman year. I love her aggressiveness, and her ability to attack the basket. She's going to spend a lot of time at the stripe. :p A block like this one will probably make the evening news (maybe Sports Center). So folks in the local viewing area will find out quickly who Mir is.

Tip in...I miss ol' Johnny C, he was one of my favorite country/western artists. :(
ohhhh if she were only 6'3' any of UConn's rebounding issues would disappear..
 

RockyMTblue2

Don't Look Up!
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
17,041
Likes
29,738
Looking at Mir's team mate crying and crying I'm reminded of Stef: " I'm an emotional person. I like to cry."
 
Joined
Jan 9, 2015
Messages
7,298
Likes
13,001
she's going to be fun to watch.I hope she's working on a 10-15 foot jump shot to keep defenders honest..only scoring on layups will be far more difficult at the next level at least against the good teams....
No doubt Geno and staff have already told her what areas she needs to improve in (and what they want her to work on) this upcoming season. I’m confident they’ll have her ready to begin her freshman year, and continue to hone her skills to improve her overall game.

Right now, she's a block of soft unrefined clay sitting on a pottery wheel that is "primed and ready" to be molded by Geno and staff over the next 5 years.

She's a player they want to work with and develop. She's a player that WANTS to be a part of that program, wants to be coached by Geno, and wants to carve out her own legacy at an elite program. Fear not, Mir will do well under Geno's tutelage. She too wants to be great. ;)
 
Last edited:

Top