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UConn lands Brendan Adams, Tarin Smith in whirlwind recruiting weekend

Discussion in 'UConn Men's Basketball' started by husky99, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. polycom

    polycom I heard a beep, who just joined?

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    This is not how college basketball works. It's a what have you done for me lately environment. Hurley > Ollie lately. These are the facts.
     
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  2. The Funster

    The Funster The mojo is back!

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    do we have an updated scholarship grid?
     
  3. tcf15

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  4. gioff23

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    I know for me, personally, I am less interested in what Dan Hurley sees and is trying to build and far more interested in hearing what someone here saw on YouTube. I mean any of the yarders could coach, recruit and develop a top 25 team - just ask them.
     
  5. 3rdbass

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    You mean when we picked up DO and KW who had little or no discernible basketball skills coming in. I see a big difference as Dan Hurley has a plan with getting big tough guards to come in and play for us. We are going back to being a more guard oriented team and we need depth there. That was something KO never did while at UCONN which totally baffled me considering all the former guards including himself on the staff. KO just threw recruits against the wall and hoped they stuck while Dan Hurley at least has a plan on getting players that buy into his system. I see a big difference so far and hopefully we will start seeing some big recruits in the near future after our image is repaired a little.
     
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  6. Mr. French

    Mr. French Tremendous Individual

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    Well I could, definitely, but you’re right everyone else is insane.
     
  7. Jaker

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    2- 3. Year process. This year hope we have a team that can be in the top 5 of the American
     
  8. UConnDan97

    UConnDan97 predicting undefeated seasons since 1983

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    This is where I'm at also. I was very excited about Akinjo, Matthews, and Kisunas. And I'm currently very excited about Adams and Smith.

    I believed that we would be in the hunt for the conference title this year with Ollie and an extra year for the entire team + Sid Wilson and new recruits. I now believe that we will be in the hunt for a conference title this year with Hurley + the extra year, Wilson, and recruits.

    People come and go. UConn is forever...
     
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  9. CallMeBruce

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    Lecque being here next year was always the longest of longshots, and I haven't heard from anyone who knows anything who thinks it's realistic. Hurley took these guys because he has a limited timeframe and they're both good enough to be rotation guys for us. Anyone who thinks this indicates anything about Jalen Adams or anyone else is mistaken.
     
  10. fleudslipcon

    fleudslipcon We are still UConn!!

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    Absolutely it's a what have you done for me lately environment. That's obvious.
     
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  11. fleudslipcon

    fleudslipcon We are still UConn!!

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    Of course Hurley has a plan. We can only surmise it. Results will dictate how we review it.
    KO had a plan. Results dictated that some review it as if he didn't have one.
     
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  12. 4xChamps

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  13. Matrim55

    Matrim55 Why is it so hard To make it in America

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    Yup. An average coach would've gotten us 5-6 more wins last year. Hurley is not just above average – he's very good.

    We'll protect the 3-point line, we'll force turnovers, we'll get more shots early in the clock going toward the bucket, and we'll generate more open 3s just based upon the guys having a better idea of how to play. If, on top of that, Carlton fills out and Wilson lives up to his billing, we're going to be a very difficult team to play against.
     
  14. the Q

    the Q BY Misanthrope

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    There was a definite 3-4 more with Tulsa x2, Wichita G1 and Memphis G2.

    That alone is a pretty big swing. It's not NCAA big, but still no longer a dumpster fire.
     
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  15. gioff23

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    The team should’ve finished above .500 and gone to NIT. But in fairness that would likely only have saved KO and a few million while extending the mediocrity.
     
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  16. Hans Sprungfeld

    Hans Sprungfeld Ignoring is again a feature & not a way of life.

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    This much I can say: I took two dozen posters off Ignore this morning (from 'both sides' I'll add) and have found the experience neither unpleasant or particularly crazy. Makes for a much easier read too.
     
  17. Hans Sprungfeld

    Hans Sprungfeld Ignoring is again a feature & not a way of life.

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    So, undefeated?
     
  18. UConnDan97

    UConnDan97 predicting undefeated seasons since 1983

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    I've got a good feeling about it... ;)
     
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  19. Waquoit

    Waquoit

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    Enough with the fretting about "signs". Is the team better with these two guys than without?
     
  20. Waquoit

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    Sounds crazy but you might just be on to something
     
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  21. Husky68

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    Agree but lot of offensive things he is already Kemba esc. Looked at Kemba numbers improvement 2010 to 2011 and then Jalen 2017 and lot of similar numbers.

    Kemba 2010 Kemba 2011 Jalen 2017

    Min. per game 35 38 38
    Shooting % 40% 43% 43%
    3 Pt % 34% 33% 32%
    FT % 77% 82% 80%
    FT attempts per gm 6 8 3.3
    A/T 1.8 2.0 1.6
    Pts per gm 14.6 23.5 18.1

    My memory is Kemba was WAY better shooter his junior year, stats don't bare that out. He got little better at 2's, took lot more shots and improved a very good FT per game stat to very, very good.
    Jalen gets to the line like 2011 Kemba (or even 2010 which is what 2014 Bazz was at) it improves his (and the teams efficiency) a lot. Bazz 2014 had a 41% 3 pt. % which if Jalen approached would be (with more FT's per game) AA 1st team type stuff.
    One thing on A/T %, in 2017 Jalen was throwing the ball a lot to TL, Vitale and AA who all had shooting %'s BELOW 40%.
    Long way of saying his stats for 2017 were 2011 Kemba type except for getting to the line, he improves just that and he could lead UConn to a good season with any kind of reasonable help (counting on coaching being part of it). He improves his shooting % in any meaningful way also he makes himself a real potential 1st round pick.
    After reviewing this, think Jalen should stick around for next year, improve his individual game where he can and most important for him get a lot of playing time where he is the man and is playing in a sensible offense (to show what he can do and to also improve his overall team game).
     
  22. 3rdbass

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    He didn't have a plan when the 3 guys transferred and the guard decommited from us. You mean when he talked about position less basketball when he picked up DO, KW, and Cobb. We loaded up on too many one dimensional big guys who didn't even have any position they could play effectively. I hope that KW and Cobb improve and gain some other skills if they stay but I think he was definitely reaching for a couple of those guys.
     
  23. intlzncster

    intlzncster tapped out ya'll

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    Sid can do that bit. He's lacking in some areas, but getting buckets is not one of them.
     
  24. intlzncster

    intlzncster tapped out ya'll

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    "Hurley apologistas" is a misnomer. Hurley has nothing to apologize for this year.

    "KO bashers" have a better argument given track record. KO's last 4 years are in stone. The state of the program is in stone. With KO, it's not a matter of statistics, it's a matter of fact.

    What people disagree with is how quick the turnaround should and will be.

    Nor would I say Hurley has repeated what KO did. He didn't have multiple years to get ready for this class. He's been trying to fix KO's mistakes. There are only a handful of really good players out there, and every school wants them. Whereas KO had the entire country to choose from. Hurley may end up in a similar spot to KO coming in, but he started out needing a run to tie with 2 outs in the 9th.

    I think "trust the process" at this point can be translated to "give Hurley time". Which everyone should.
     
  25. BNich

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    U-C-O-N-N... UCONN UCONN UCONN!!!!
     
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