- Aug 25, 2011
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Tyler did start for the national champs. However if both where vying for the position Ed seemed more advanced. Hopefully Tyler can be a brute like Ed.
Since I seem to have started this mess, I will add a little more. Ed was good at GTech. He transferred to UCONN and beefed up a lot. By the time he saw the court for us he was slow and out of sync. He could barely get off the ground anymore and when he was under the hoop he struggled despite his size due to his loss of quickness and leaping ability. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that Ed had an injury that grounded him it was so bad. A
ll that said, basketball is about more than points. Tyler did a lot of things for us and has more skills than Ed. Tyler would have been able to score 8 pts/game on a lesser team simply by taking 5-6 10 foot jumpers per game and playing cleanup down low. Ed couldn't shoot a jumper. Tyler is just a better overall player than Ed, IMO. I can see why someone else might disagree, but I think I am right.
1. Tyler's play as a frosh was nowhere, nowhere near the level of play that Nelson put forth as Ga Tech as a frosh. Not even comparable.
2. That having been said, Nelson never contributed that much once he transferred to UConn, and I fully expect Olander to do more for us than Nelson did.
I'm sure Tyler's a nice kid but some of these comments are crazy. He spent the vast majority of the season being a complete non-factor, and now he "does everything better" than Ed Nelson? Our frontcourt was stacked last season? Charles Okwandu kept Tyler from showing off his vast skill set? I hope you can at least appreciate how absurd that sounds.