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Post by NewUSUfan » September 23rd, 2020, 5:40 pm

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Post by brownjeans » September 23rd, 2020, 7:59 pm

I think we have some great players in this class.
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Post by ineptimusprime » September 23rd, 2020, 8:35 pm

There’s just something about Ashworth that I can’t put my finger on that leads me to believe he has “it,” whatever “it” is.

Maybe I’m crazy.
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Post by slcagg » September 23rd, 2020, 8:43 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 8:35 pm
There’s just something about Ashworth that I can’t put my finger on that leads me to believe he has “it,” whatever “it” is.

Maybe I’m crazy.
I feel the same way. Confidence and shooting. Notice he is always matched up with Marco in that video.



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Post by Aggie84025 » September 23rd, 2020, 9:32 pm

slcagg wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 8:43 pm
ineptimusprime wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 8:35 pm
There’s just something about Ashworth that I can’t put my finger on that leads me to believe he has “it,” whatever “it” is.

Maybe I’m crazy.
I feel the same way. Confidence and shooting. Notice he is always matched up with Marco in that video.
Based on the few videos I have seen of him at Utah State he certainly doesn't seem to lack any confidence. Excited to see what he can bring.



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Post by OrangeCountyAggie » September 23rd, 2020, 10:46 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 8:35 pm
There’s just something about Ashworth that I can’t put my finger on that leads me to believe he has “it,” whatever “it” is.

Maybe I’m crazy.
It's so funny you said that watching that 10-second video of him, I had that same thought. Swagger. McChesney has some of that too. Good looking group.



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Post by Real Life Aggie » September 23rd, 2020, 11:08 pm

Oh, yeah. It's the confidence. In everything I've seen, he just radiates it. It was also what I noticed watching the clip the first time. He doesn't hurt that he's attractive, too; we perceive attractive people as more capable and intelligent.



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Post by nvspuds » September 24th, 2020, 8:39 am

The older I get the younger these kids look...
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Post by aggies22 » September 24th, 2020, 9:48 am

ineptimusprime wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 8:35 pm
There’s just something about Ashworth that I can’t put my finger on that leads me to believe he has “it,” whatever “it” is.

Maybe I’m crazy.
You are NOT crazy. Coming in this kid is probably one of the most unheralded. That will change quickly.
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Post by newhouse9 » September 24th, 2020, 11:04 am

I'd love Ashworth at the 1 and Anthony at 2. Ashworth has a massive upside...I want to see him on the floor!!!
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Post by aggies22 » September 24th, 2020, 11:20 am

newhouse9 wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 11:04 am
I'd love Ashworth at the 1 and Anthony at 2. Ashworth has a massive upside...I want to see him on the floor!!!
The utah county folk are going to wonder how Steven Ashworth ended up in Logan......and then make excuses as to why it happened.
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Post by 2004AG » September 24th, 2020, 11:39 am

aggies22 wrote:
newhouse9 wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 11:04 am
I'd love Ashworth at the 1 and Anthony at 2. Ashworth has a massive upside...I want to see him on the floor!!!
The utah county folk are going to wonder how Steven Ashworth ended up in Logan......and then make excuses as to why it happened.
He comes from a very pro-BYU family but hopefully they are now converted Aggies.


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Post by aggies22 » September 24th, 2020, 12:12 pm

2004AG wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 11:39 am
aggies22 wrote:
newhouse9 wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 11:04 am
I'd love Ashworth at the 1 and Anthony at 2. Ashworth has a massive upside...I want to see him on the floor!!!
The utah county folk are going to wonder how Steven Ashworth ended up in Logan......and then make excuses as to why it happened.
He comes from a very pro-BYU family but hopefully they are now converted Aggies.


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Dallin Grant does as well.
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Post by slcagg » September 24th, 2020, 12:44 pm

aggies22 wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 12:12 pm
2004AG wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 11:39 am
aggies22 wrote:
newhouse9 wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 11:04 am
I'd love Ashworth at the 1 and Anthony at 2. Ashworth has a massive upside...I want to see him on the floor!!!
The utah county folk are going to wonder how Steven Ashworth ended up in Logan......and then make excuses as to why it happened.
He comes from a very pro-BYU family but hopefully they are now converted Aggies.


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Dallin Grant does as well.
How come he chose us then?



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Post by Cuchelain » September 24th, 2020, 1:04 pm

He chose us because we rock.
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Post by aggietime » September 24th, 2020, 5:08 pm

slcagg wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 12:44 pm
aggies22 wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 12:12 pm
2004AG wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 11:39 am
aggies22 wrote:
newhouse9 wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 11:04 am
I'd love Ashworth at the 1 and Anthony at 2. Ashworth has a massive upside...I want to see him on the floor!!!
The utah county folk are going to wonder how Steven Ashworth ended up in Logan......and then make excuses as to why it happened.
He comes from a very pro-BYU family but hopefully they are now converted Aggies.


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Dallin Grant does as well.
How come he chose us then?
One school wins conference championships. One does not.
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Post by NVAggie » September 25th, 2020, 7:39 am

Cuchelain wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 1:04 pm
He chose us because we rock.
He chose us because we Rock and Rolle

Had to fix it for you.
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Post by bullshot » September 26th, 2020, 11:25 am

NVAggie wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 7:39 am
Cuchelain wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 1:04 pm
He chose us because we rock.
He chose us because we Rock and Rolle
And also, they suck :cheers:
Had to fix it for you.



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Post by Winning Team » September 26th, 2020, 11:48 am

I know that we have often talked about how important athleticism is in the MW. Does anyone have insight as to how athletic these guys are? Will they be able to guard the more athletic guards around the conference?



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Post by AggieFBObsession » October 3rd, 2020, 8:52 pm

Winning Team wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 11:48 am
I know that we have often talked about how important athleticism is in the MW. Does anyone have insight as to how athletic these guys are? Will they be able to guard the more athletic guards around the conference?
Utah State doesn't recruit athletic kids unless they're african american kids. Didn't you know?



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Post by ineptimusprime » October 3rd, 2020, 8:55 pm

The guys Smith recruits might happen to mostly be white, but are also long, athletic, and positionless. Bairstow and McChesney can get up there. We were not out-athleted last year against LSU, Florida, or SDSU with our (mostly) white dudes. It’s not like we’re talking Janicek here.

Associating athleticism with race is...well, racist.



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Post by Real Life Aggie » October 3rd, 2020, 9:23 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 8:55 pm
The guys Smith recruits might happen to mostly be white, but are also long, athletic, and positionless. Bairstow and McChesney can get up there. We were not out-athleted last year against LSU, Florida, or SDSU with our (mostly) white dudes. It’s not like we’re talking Janicek here.

Associating athleticism with race is...well, racist.
Sneaky athletic.



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Post by ineptimusprime » October 3rd, 2020, 9:29 pm

Real Life Aggie wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 9:23 pm
ineptimusprime wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 8:55 pm
The guys Smith recruits might happen to mostly be white, but are also long, athletic, and positionless. Bairstow and McChesney can get up there. We were not out-athleted last year against LSU, Florida, or SDSU with our (mostly) white dudes. It’s not like we’re talking Janicek here.

Associating athleticism with race is...well, racist.
Sneaky athletic.
VERY sneaky. 🤣



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Post by leefal1800 » October 8th, 2020, 9:53 am

Decent class looking forward to seeing how they gel.

Schluga looks like he could be a good defender.



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Post by Real Life Aggie » October 8th, 2020, 10:16 am

leefal1800 wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 9:53 am
Decent class looking forward to seeing how they gel.

Schluga looks like he could be a good defender.
I'd love to see some killer defense coming from our guards. We know that Queta is an absolute beast and alters the play just be standing there. I've heard positives about Marco being a frustrating defender to play against. Max had some great FIBA showings offensively, so if he's got defensive chops, I think we could really use that.



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Post by leefal1800 » October 9th, 2020, 6:36 am

Real Life Aggie wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 10:16 am
leefal1800 wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 9:53 am
Decent class looking forward to seeing how they gel.

Schluga looks like he could be a good defender.
I'd love to see some killer defense coming from our guards. We know that Queta is an absolute beast and alters the play just be standing there. I've heard positives about Marco being a frustrating defender to play against. Max had some great FIBA showings offensively, so if he's got defensive chops, I think we could really use that.
Be interesting if Queta can get back to 18/19 numbers but that maybe due to better perimeter D.

obv just a brief video but some quality 3 and D options is a lot more stable than wishy washy shooter or kinda attempt to get to the basket and cant D up anyone.



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Post by NewUSUfan » October 16th, 2020, 11:28 am

First off these are just one man's opinions based on a snapshot of the team. A lot can change in the next two months. I'm as hungry as the rest of you for hoops of any kind so I thought you guys would appreciate a few nuggets I was able to dig up. Had a chance to chat with a few people inside the program and watch a little bit of the guys playing a while back. Here are some observations/updates.

Nothing new on this front but if Nemi stays healthy he is going to be unstoppable this year.

Marco is the real deal. Will be the go-to guy this season. Freaky athlete and he has taken on a big leadership role on the team. Broke his finger and will be out for a bit but nothing serious

Justin Bean is the perfect frontcourt mate to Nemi. Relentless effort doesn't need the ball to be effective. When he gets it he is very officiant. His shot is better, still not something I would rely on at this point.

Some serious battles going on for the 2 and 3 positions. Bairstow and Worster are really pushing Anderson and Miller respectively. I wouldn't be surprised if the vets started the season due to in-game experience but changes were made as the season went on. Bairstow is going to be fun to watch grow over the next couple of years.

Max is finally getting comfortable and could push for playing time. Max and Rollie in the backcourt together by sophomore junior year could be one of the better backcourts in the conference. They are both big strong guards that do a lot of things really well for freshmen.

Zahar is adjusting to the structure of college hoops. Quite a bit different than pro ball overseas. He has some real potential

Trevin and Liam have shown some improvement, consistency is going to be big to push for more PT. Syzmon moves well for a young big, his upside is really high. Especially with the depth at both of their positions not sure how he sees playing time without injury or a big jump in the coming months as he gets more comfortable.

There is no doubt Ashworth can shoot and has all the moxie you want in a player but he might need some time to marinate for a season due to his size. He struggles defensively which seems to be a big factor with coach Smith. But when you can shoot that opens up doors and he can do that. With the thin/unproven depth at the guard position, I could see them not using a redshirt on any of the FR guards.

The two walk-ons have a ways to go.

Losing Sam is a BIG one but I think all things considered from top to bottom from a talent standpoint/guys being a year older and improving this team could be even better than last year. Obviously, a lot of this is still "on paper" at this point which is always dangerous and there will be growing pains no doubt. If we end up having a season it could be a really fun one.
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Post by slcagg » October 16th, 2020, 12:10 pm

Great write up. Thank you.

So Anderson is playing on the wing?

How long is Marco out?

What’s your guess as far as depth chart?



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Post by treesap32 » October 16th, 2020, 12:38 pm

@NewUSUfan,

Where do you think Kuba fits in this coming year?
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Post by aggies22 » October 16th, 2020, 5:39 pm

treesap32 wrote:
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@NewUSUfan,

Where do you think Kuba fits in this coming year?
I would be surprised if Kuba sees much time.



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Post by ineptimusprime » October 16th, 2020, 7:38 pm

Is there a reason to redshirt anyone since this year doesn’t count against eligibility?



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Post by OrangeCountyAggie » October 17th, 2020, 1:19 am

I'm curious about Liam, is he a 3 or 4? Does he look like a major contributor at this point? Is he a fluid athlete or just a jump shooter?

Outside of Jalen Moore (who should be playing pro ball somewhere), USU has never really had a wing player with that height and star (recruit) ranking before. Anxious to learn more.



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Post by NewUSUfan » October 21st, 2020, 8:30 am

aggies22 wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 5:39 pm
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October 16th, 2020, 12:38 pm
@NewUSUfan,

Where do you think Kuba fits in this coming year?
I would be surprised if Kuba sees much time.
Agree on this, but man he is a mountain of a man.
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Post by NewUSUfan » October 21st, 2020, 8:33 am

OrangeCountyAggie wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 1:19 am
I'm curious about Liam, is he a 3 or 4? Does he look like a major contributor at this point? Is he a fluid athlete or just a jump shooter?

Outside of Jalen Moore (who should be playing pro ball somewhere), USU has never really had a wing player with that height and star (recruit) ranking before. Anxious to learn more.
I would say the 4 as of now, a very fluid athlete for his size still needs to get stronger. Has decent shot, but does a good job of slashing to the rim.
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Post by NewUSUfan » October 21st, 2020, 8:33 am

ineptimusprime wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Is there a reason to redshirt anyone since this year doesn’t count against eligibility?
I was thinking the same thing. Unless you want to balance out scholarships a bit. Those tend to work themselves out over time anyway.



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