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Merrill

Post by pablohoney » March 5th, 2019, 9:25 pm

Sam Merrill is my most favorite Aggie basketball player in my lifetime.
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Re: Merrill

Post by 1888Aggie » March 5th, 2019, 9:26 pm

pablohoney wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Sam Merrill is my most favorite Aggie basketball player in my lifetime.
How old are you?



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Post by pablohoney » March 5th, 2019, 9:28 pm

My first memory of the Spectrum was a Greg Grant 2 handed dunk against BYU
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Re: Merrill

Post by SpectrumMagic » March 5th, 2019, 9:32 pm

Good thing Merrill played lights out. He willed us to the victory. So many key plays. We’ve got to find start putting teams away. Get rested up and ready for a tough tournament run

Credit to short handed CSU. They were making everything and had a nice offense plan. The hack a Queta was pretty smart as well



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Post by bluegrouse » March 5th, 2019, 9:33 pm

He might be the best all-around player of my lifetime. I’m 53.
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Re: Merrill

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » March 5th, 2019, 9:39 pm

Amazing player that keeps getting better and keeps making big time plays. Without him playing sensational we drop several more road games this year. Going 7-2 on the road in the MW is incredible and he is the main reason why. He stepped up his game so many times on the road this year.
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Post by dyedblue » March 5th, 2019, 9:43 pm

Merrill is a stud. Best all around player I've ever seen. I still love me some Jaycee, Saxon, and Tai but man I love watching Merrill play.


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Re: Merrill

Post by Aggie-Man » March 5th, 2019, 9:45 pm

Merrill is my favorite of all time!



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Re: Merrill

Post by kofdog » March 5th, 2019, 9:46 pm

Best all around I agree. But what I truly like the most might be that he’s an Aggie to the core. Fun to see someone with a true love for the program bringing it back to the front.
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Re: Merrill

Post by bluegrouse » March 5th, 2019, 9:47 pm

kofdog wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Best all around I agree. But what I truly like the most might be that he’s an Aggie to the core. Fun to see someone with a true love for the program bringing it back to the front.
Yep. Just awesome!



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Re: Merrill

Post by SLB » March 5th, 2019, 9:53 pm

Merrill in my mind won the POY in the MWC.
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Re: Merrill

Post by dyedblue » March 5th, 2019, 9:56 pm

This might be the only time I've got it right. From 2013, here were my thoughts after watching Merrill play in the state tournament.

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Wow! Sam Merrill is a baller. He looks like he is straight of the movie Hoosiers. Shooting threes, pullup jumpers, finishing at the rim, and ones. That kid did it all tonight and still managed to elevate his whole team to a higher level. I am stoked for the future of Aggie basketball.


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Re: Merrill

Post by Aggiealum13 » March 5th, 2019, 10:00 pm

It would be a toss up between Merrill and Jaycee. Tai Wesley is up their too.



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Re: Merrill

Post by Blue42 » March 5th, 2019, 10:01 pm

SLB wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Merrill in my mind won the POY in the MWC.
Unfortunately the MWC tends to not think as highly of our players as we do. But Sam sure made a strong case for himself over this last week especially. Played every minute of the last four games!


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Re: Merrill

Post by Sl7vk » March 5th, 2019, 10:04 pm

Blue42 wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 10:01 pm
SLB wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Merrill in my mind won the POY in the MWC.
Unfortunately the MWC tends to not think as highly of our players as we do. But Sam sure made a strong case for himself over this last week especially. Played every minute of the last four games!
No way and I mean no way he’s not MWC player of the year.



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Re: Merrill

Post by aggies22 » March 5th, 2019, 10:05 pm

Sl7vk wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Blue42 wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 10:01 pm
SLB wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Merrill in my mind won the POY in the MWC.
Unfortunately the MWC tends to not think as highly of our players as we do. But Sam sure made a strong case for himself over this last week especially. Played every minute of the last four games!
No way and I mean no way he’s not MWC player of the year.
I don't know. Obviously the Mountain West Conference loves them some Nevada Woofpack.



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Re: Merrill

Post by Cuchelain » March 5th, 2019, 10:06 pm

Caroline might get emotional if Sam takes the Player of the year award away from him.



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Post by dyedblue » March 5th, 2019, 10:07 pm

Cuchelain wrote:Caroline might get emotional if Sam takes the Player of the year award away from him.
Good. He can go kick a fire extinguisher.


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Re: Merrill

Post by SLB » March 5th, 2019, 10:08 pm

Blue42 wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 10:01 pm
SLB wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Merrill in my mind won the POY in the MWC.
Unfortunately the MWC tends to not think as highly of our players as we do. But Sam sure made a strong case for himself over this last week especially. Played every minute of the last four games!
We won at-least a share of the regular season title.
Merrill in-conference rankings
2nd in points per game and potential #1
6th in assists per game and potential top 5 on the stat
top FT shooter in the confernce
14th on 3 point percentage
top 25 in FG %
potential top 30 rebounds per game
top 15 in steals per game



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Re: Merrill

Post by NVAggie » March 5th, 2019, 10:10 pm

Merrill is my absolute favorite. He plays both ways and makes it happen. He is a true leader. It was a pleasure listening to Coach admits try to hold back his emotions about Sam



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Re: Merrill

Post by MrBiggle » March 5th, 2019, 10:13 pm

Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Amazing player that keeps getting better and keeps making big time plays. Without him playing sensational we drop several more road games this year. Going 7-2 on the road in the MW is incredible and he is the main reason why. He stepped up his game so many times on the road this year.
Nevada didn't even do that
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Re: Merrill

Post by Jjoey53 » March 5th, 2019, 10:17 pm

Does he have NBA in his future? The shot is there, no sure on other facets.


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Re: Merrill

Post by AggieMan5 » March 5th, 2019, 10:23 pm

Can’t put him past Jaycee (yet), but a lot could change with the rest of this season + his senior year.



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Re: Merrill

Post by MacAggie » March 5th, 2019, 10:24 pm

AggieMan5 wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Can’t put him past Jaycee (yet), but a lot could change with the rest of this season + his senior year.
Anyone know how Merrill stacks up in total points compared to Jaycee?



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Re: Merrill

Post by dyedblue » March 5th, 2019, 10:29 pm

1 Jaycee Carroll 2005-08 2522
2 Greg Grant 1983-86 2127
3 Wayne Estes 1963-65 2001
4 Brian Jackson 1978-81 1900
5 Cornell Green 1960-62 1890
6 Marvin Roberts 1969-71 1844
7 Kendall Youngblood 1989-92 1774
8 Tai Wesley 2008-11 1749
9 Jalen Moore 2014-17 1645
10 Tony Brown 1999-02 1564
11 Eric Franson 1991, 94-96 1545
12 Reid Newey 1984, 87-89 1536
13 Nate Harris 2003-06 1475
14 Dean Hunger 1977-80 1472
15 Kevin Nixon 1985-88 1456
16 Sam Merrill 2017-Present 1451

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Re: Merrill

Post by aggiesdotcom » March 5th, 2019, 10:30 pm

He's still about 1,000 points behind JC. 2522 to 1,489. He'll likely pass Wayne Estes and Greg Grant but fall a couple hundred shy of Carroll.



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Re: Merrill

Post by cdaAg » March 5th, 2019, 10:32 pm

I wonder what his final tally will be after our big run in the Dance this season...



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Post by dyedblue » March 5th, 2019, 10:36 pm

Sam only has 614 on the season. Not sure if that includes today but he won't catch Jaycee.

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Re: Merrill

Post by QuackAttackAggie » March 5th, 2019, 10:39 pm

Merrill is what I hoped Medlin would develop into. I'd say Medlin was a better catch and shoot guy but that's it.


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Re: Merrill

Post by NVAggie » March 5th, 2019, 10:43 pm

Merrill scores and plays defense against the best guard on the other side. Carroll never did that.
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Re: Merrill

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » March 5th, 2019, 11:19 pm

Put me down on the side of Merrill being the best we've had in my lifetime. I'll be 38 this month. Guy plays both sides of the floor. While he won't pass Jaycee's scoring numbers, he's the better leader, better creator, better defender, and better passer.

Like Jared Quayle, Tony Brown, and Nate Harris, Merrill grew up watching the Aggies and wanting to play for them. There is something extra fun about that.
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Re: Merrill

Post by Chupamedia » March 6th, 2019, 12:22 am

I’m on the Merrill train as well. I have never seen our best defender also be our best offensive player. He is so unselfish even though he’s the best player on the floor. Jaycee was great, but a one-sided player and couldn’t really get his teammates involved. We would run 3 picks to get him open to drain a 3. Merrill plays the opposing teams best offensive player, then dominates on the offense, creates his own shot, and leads the best leader we’ve had in the past 20 years.
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Re: Merrill

Post by NVAggie » March 6th, 2019, 6:01 am

This doesn’t diminish my love for Jaycee. That guy is an elite scorer and shooter.
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Re: Merrill

Post by dogie » March 6th, 2019, 6:32 am

SpectrumMagic wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 9:32 pm
We’ve got to start putting teams away.
Like the 19 games they have won by at least 14 points?
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Re: Merrill

Post by SpectrumMagic » March 6th, 2019, 6:50 am

dogie wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 6:32 am
SpectrumMagic wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 9:32 pm
We’ve got to start putting teams away.
Like the 19 games they have won by at least 14 points?
Just thinking of last few games - BSU, Nevada. CSU. Not expecting to route rveryone.

From 13:31 in 2nd half after we took 63-51 lead CSU missed 5 shots - 1 miss they tipped in and other 2 missed were in last :27

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