SF Alpha Diallo (UConn Offer)

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  1. 7774

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    It's a fact he wasn't a bust. Guys who basically average a double double in conference play as freshman aren't busts.

    I wasn't really referring to that comment though. More the "No AAC team will get into the tournament with 10 losses, even though that exact scenario happened last year" type comments you make.
     
  2. jibsey

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    Do we have a reasonable prediction on this player that indicates how likely it is that he will actually come to UCONN? The only reason I ask is because I can't get back that portion of my life that went to the Diamond Stone thread. Over 60% I will roll the dice and stay with it.
     
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  3. Brochacho

    Brochacho Make the Boneyard Great Again

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    Andre Drummond: 28 mpg, 10 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.7 bpg
    Anthony Davis: 32 mpg, 14.2 ppg, 10.4 rp6, 4.7 bpg

    Wow, such a stark contrast between the NPOY and Andre Drummond; and let's not forget Drummond played in the toughest conference and came in a year early. Thanks for the insight, though, @JimOllie.
     
  4. JimOllie

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    The big difference is that Davis led his team to a National Championship. Drummond scored 2 points and fouled out in his only NCAAT game. Big time players show up in big time games. Davis did, Drummond didn't. End of story. Now please, back to Alpha Diallo.
     
  5. Brochacho

    Brochacho Make the Boneyard Great Again

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    Oh, UK went 38-2 solely because of Anthony Davis while UConn was a disappointing 20-14 solely because of Andre Drummond. I get it now.
     
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  6. JimOllie

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    OK, great. Now drop it. I think Drummond was a bust. You don't. Awesome. Back to Diallo now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Leebo

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    Oh good, you're going to stop talking about it?
     
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  8. intlzncster

    intlzncster i fart in your general direction

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    My pleasure. Seemed like you forgot.
     
  9. JimOllie

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    Why do you feel the need to keep carrying this on? What don't you understand about let's get back to Diallo?
     
  10. RipCity

    RipCity Absolute Savage

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    Dude he was being sarcastic knowing you would continue to reply. Just stop responding to everyone and take a damn break.
     
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  11. Leebo

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    No, no, I continued the meta discussion, not the original discussion ;)

    It was a playful prod at the fact that it sounded like you were telling him to stop when you're the one who brings it up.
     
  12. tcf15

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    If Amida Brimah was on the 2011-12 team instead of Andre Drummond, we're talking back-to-back national championships.
     
  13. CardiacAndre7

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    More like 3peat
     
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  14. businesslawyer

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    Judging Drummond's one year is very complicated. His numbers were outstanding for a freshman, and it didn't take a rocket scientist to tell that he had the raw skills to end up as an NBA star. On the other hand, his plus/minus for the season was mediocre at best (the much maligned AO's was light years better), he had little basketball IQ, had mammoth holes in his game and while his teammates liked him I will go to my grave believing the team would have been much better had he never shown up and forced the game of all our returning ringbearers to adjust to him. But was it his fault that his teammates couldn't adjust to his game and the coaches couldn't figure out how to blend the talent? Nope. Like I said, very complicated and not really capable of being argued in one sentence sound bites.

    And I apologize for not sticking to the original topic, but I don't even remember what it was.
     
  15. Samoo

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    I vote that we create a new prefix, similar to OT:. It should PM; to be used for a pissing match and added to any post that goes off the rails beyond recognition because two or more posters didn't get enough attention as children.
     
  16. August_West

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    The problems ( in my view ) with Drummond in 2012 were only because of the presence of Drummond and in no way related to Drummond himself or his floor performance. It was a bad adjustment by a couple players and less than stellar management of such by a HOF coach who due to no fault of his own was absent a couple times that year that made things seem like it was Drummond himself.
     
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  17. mauconnfan

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    Ok I know there is sarcasm here right?
     
  18. tcf15

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    Visiting providence April 8-9.
     
  19. CGarr

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    I bet we'll have a visit or 2 the weekend after that when Fetty Wap plays the Spring Concert. Might be our top target(s). Shonn visited that weekend last year for ScHoolboy Q and A$AP Ferg.
     
  20. UCweCONN

    UCweCONN Let's do this!

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    Actually those are pretty big differences. Davis averaged a double-double and 4.7 blocks per game which is sick. However, I don't see the most revealing stat on their one season in college: Free-throw shooting. Davis shot 70.5% and Drummond shot.....29.5%..Davis was clutch and Drummond....not so much. But he's a great ambassador for UCONN now. Back to Alpha "Male" Diallo.
     
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  21. Chief00

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    2012 was all about Boat's NCAA suspension and Calhoun's suspension and medical leave - all of which disrupted team chemistry - it had very little to do with an AD statistic - his were fine for a Freshman star - given the other pieces they had. My own view is if Calhoun had a full season he would have figured it out.
     
  22. mauconnfan

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    Mumu

    Back to Alpha D who wants him to be a Husky and what are the chances?
     
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  23. Doctor Hoop

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    I want him to be a Husky. Often in the quest for the ideal "2" or the perfect "stretch 4" you can lose sight of the fact that what you really want are guys who can just play with good basketball IQ. Having seen A. Diallo in a couple of games he is just that. He can play 2, 3, or 4 depending on the opponent and who else is out there with him, and with high energy.

    Chances? No idea. Might have been better to be on him earlier.
     
  24. mauconnfan

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    He seems to be a "poor mans" Chris Clarke who I wanted really bad last year and ended up at VT. As you say Doc, he can just flat out play the game in many ways and probably will do anything you ask and guard anyone you ask and we need guys like that. Want me to rebound? Sure coach, Want me to shut down swing? Sure coach.

    If he is that guy or "will" be that guy I'd love to see him in National Flag Blue.
     
  25. Chief00

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    Back to the topic - Of course it would be great to see him in a Husky uniform. Frankly, I am not up on his work habits and so on - but the sheer athletic talent is certainly there. I hope that helps.
     
  26. WhereistheDove?

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    I know he has the athletic ability that some of us want, but does he have the power strength we need?
     
  27. Stairmaster

    Stairmaster Stainmaster?

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    There's also the concern that he could be too interested in academics, which would be a distraction...
     
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  28. Chin Diesel

    Chin Diesel Power of Love

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    Almost sounds like Lyman DePriest.
     
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  29. mauconnfan

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    With much more offensive ability.;)
     
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  30. CTBasketball

    CTBasketball Arguably the Perfect Man...

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    Have not seen him live, but he looks slow.
     
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