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Post by usu99 » January 1st, 2021, 6:06 pm

So most of them played in garbage time vs Air Force. None of them did well. I really don't think any will be an impact player on this team. Just shooting skills alone would be showing by now and none of them have shown they can shoot well vs 2nd team players.


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Re: Euros

Post by Impersonal Foul » January 1st, 2021, 6:10 pm

I thought #23 has been pretty good



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Post by Bank Shot » January 1st, 2021, 6:34 pm

I'm willing to give them some time to acclimate to US basketball. For one thing, the ball they are using is a different size than the one used in Europe (about 1" difference in circumference). Our guys struggled with the "chip" ball last year and it's the same size as ones they have used since junior high. Just a different feel.



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Re: Euros

Post by Aggie19 » January 1st, 2021, 6:47 pm

usu99 wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 6:06 pm
So most of them played in garbage time vs Air Force. None of them did well. I really don't think any will be an impact player on this team. Just shooting skills alone would be showing by now and none of them have shown they can shoot well vs 2nd team players.
You're talking about the 3 freshman that have played in a total of 9 games? Not sure we really know anything about any of them yet. I think a lot more patience is needed.


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Re: Euros

Post by SectionBAggie » January 1st, 2021, 8:00 pm

I tried to search but Search isn't working. However, I would hazard a guess that there were posts regarding one Diogo Brito during his freshman year (and probably his sophomore year as well) along these same lines. But there is an adjustment that most international players need to go through. Queta is a rare exception for Utah State players.
It would indeed be a wonderful world if every player that we brought in became an immediate all-league player. It would be a pretty good world if every player that was new was an immediate impact player. But they aren't. And won't be in a program that is balanced by classes of eligibility.
Wondering if the bench players are sufficiently talented when their only minutes is mopup time in a blowout doesn't acknowledge that someone has to run the scout team plays in practice. And to do so means that you don't really know the team's offensive plays as well as you will when you move up the charts.
Expectations for the end of the bench to be game ready are unrealistic in my view. We played 10 bench players against Air Force. There is no way that Coach Smith is working on getting 15 guys game ready.
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Re: Euros

Post by Aggie84025 » January 1st, 2021, 8:03 pm

They will need some time. Brito was not effective his first 2 years and was solid his last 2 years.



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Re: Euros

Post by Madmartigan » January 1st, 2021, 8:12 pm

Aggie84025 wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 8:03 pm
They will need some time. Brito was not effective his first 2 years and was solid his last 2 years.
In other news, Tim Duryea was his coach the first two years and Craig smith was his coach the last 2 years.
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Post by slcagg » January 1st, 2021, 8:30 pm

I enjoyed Craig’s comments about szymon on the post game. I think he will become a contributor for us down the road just from his attitude.



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Re: Euros

Post by Blitz79 » January 1st, 2021, 8:36 pm

When did they get here again? They need some time with the team.



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Re: Euros

Post by slcagg » January 1st, 2021, 8:46 pm

Blitz79 wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 8:36 pm
When did they get here again? They need some time with the team.
This is a great take as well. They had very little time to mesh with the team as well.



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Re: Euros

Post by ineptimusprime » January 1st, 2021, 9:01 pm

I am just happy Ashworth and Worster are playing at the level they are as freshmen, and that we are going to have them for 4 more years after this one (if they want to stay 5 years). We have the luxury of giving the Euros time to develop.



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