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Re: Starting 5

Post by slcagg » September 27th, 2022, 9:22 pm

aggies22 wrote:
September 27th, 2022, 5:53 pm
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I'm betting on Akin being the starting 5 at least early. If Johnson comes along quickly he could supplant Akin, though.
Agreed. It doesn’t seem typical to get a super senior to transfer to USU so he can come off the bench. Akin has notably more minutes of D1 game experience. I assume he has more toughness and athleticism than Johnson based on the limited highlights I’ve seen of them.
Even if he doesn't start, thanks to his ability to play the 4 and the 5, there will be plenty of minutes to feed him.
Akin does seem like he has the strength and athleticism to battle against guys like Ike. We missed that last year.
That is EXACTLY why he was brought in.
I love this. Center is improved for that reason alone imo. Such a liability last year
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Re: Starting 5

Post by RiderJake » September 28th, 2022, 5:22 am

AggiesForever wrote:
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RJ's shooting improved quite a bit over the year. He ended up at 41% from the field and 34% from downtown. Not great numbers, but not horrible. He had about the same amount of turnovers per game as Jones, Ashworth, and Bairstow in similar minutes. Shulga did have better shooting percentages, and I felt he played better defense than RJ. Shulga actually had more turnovers per minute played than RJ though.

Here are turnovers per 40 minutes last year:

Conner Gillis - 7.3
Connor Odom - 4.4
Szymon Zapala - 3.6
Zee Hamoda - 3.3
Brandon Horvath - 3.1
Max Shulga - 2.6
Rylan Jones - 2.6
R.J. Eytle Rock - 2.5
Sean Bairstow - 2.3
Justin Bean - 2.1
Steven Ashworth - 2.1
Trevin Dorius - 1.8
Travis Wagstaff - 1.6
Brock Miller - 1.0
Norbert Thelissen - 0.0
I don't think you'll have to worry about the "Conner/Connor's" As non-scholarship players, their minutes will be strictly limited to total wipeout garbage time.
Do you think Conner/Connor's are no longer any competition?
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Re: Starting 5

Post by SLB » September 28th, 2022, 9:01 am

Funniest moment of last season
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Re: Starting 5

Post by treesap32 » September 28th, 2022, 11:41 am

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Funniest moment of last season
Shulga is so good he can't even miss when he's trying to. Right SLB?

I loved how the refs at first counted it as a 2 point shot and then had to change it to a 3 later in the game.
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Re: Starting 5

Post by SLB » September 28th, 2022, 11:59 am

treesap32 wrote:
September 28th, 2022, 11:41 am
SLB wrote:
September 28th, 2022, 9:01 am
Funniest moment of last season
Shulga is so good he can't even miss when he's trying to. Right SLB?

I loved how the refs at first counted it as a 2 point shot and then had to change it to a 3 later in the game.
It is just funny. It gets me to laugh, and people should remember that was the first big scoring game for Shulga. Even on a bad pass, he scored (sometimes it is just that type of game) :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Re: Starting 5

Post by aggies22 » September 28th, 2022, 12:02 pm

treesap32 wrote:
September 28th, 2022, 11:41 am
SLB wrote:
September 28th, 2022, 9:01 am
Funniest moment of last season
Shulga is so good he can't even miss when he's trying to. Right SLB?

I loved how the refs at first counted it as a 2 point shot and then had to change it to a 3 later in the game.
It still makes me wonder what idiot ref would actually think that is a two-point shot.
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Re: Starting 5

Post by treesap32 » September 28th, 2022, 12:29 pm

aggies22 wrote:
September 28th, 2022, 12:02 pm
treesap32 wrote:
September 28th, 2022, 11:41 am
SLB wrote:
September 28th, 2022, 9:01 am
Funniest moment of last season
Shulga is so good he can't even miss when he's trying to. Right SLB?

I loved how the refs at first counted it as a 2 point shot and then had to change it to a 3 later in the game.
It still makes me wonder what idiot ref would actually think that is a two-point shot.
It blew my mind. I remember the commentators talking about whether there was intent to pass or shoot and that would determine the amount of points that were awarded. That's just ridiculous.
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Re: Starting 5

Post by SLB » September 28th, 2022, 1:04 pm

aggies22 wrote:
September 28th, 2022, 12:02 pm
treesap32 wrote:
September 28th, 2022, 11:41 am
SLB wrote:
September 28th, 2022, 9:01 am
Funniest moment of last season
Shulga is so good he can't even miss when he's trying to. Right SLB?

I loved how the refs at first counted it as a 2 point shot and then had to change it to a 3 later in the game.
It still makes me wonder what idiot ref would actually think that is a two-point shot.
I should put have been a 4-point shot for the laughs that it brought to all of us.
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Re: Starting 5

Post by Pacobag » September 28th, 2022, 10:28 pm

SLB wrote:
September 28th, 2022, 9:01 am
Funniest moment of last season
That's almost as crazy as this classic...
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Re: Starting 5

Post by NVAggie » September 29th, 2022, 9:00 am

The softest touch in the history of basketball, or a glitch in the Matrix.



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Re: Starting 5

Post by SLB » September 29th, 2022, 9:13 am

NVAggie wrote:
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The softest touch in the history of basketball, or a glitch in the Matrix.
This and Shulga causally made a bad pass from beyond the half court that landed in the hoop go against the laws of nature.



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Re: Starting 5

Post by MrBiggle » September 29th, 2022, 12:14 pm

NVAggie wrote:
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The softest touch in the history of basketball, or a glitch in the Matrix.
Definitely a glitch.


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Re: Starting 5

Post by Aglicious » September 30th, 2022, 1:21 pm

NVAggie wrote:
September 29th, 2022, 9:00 am
The softest touch in the history of basketball, or a glitch in the Matrix.
Still my most viewed YouTube video of all time. Wish I could have monetized that somehow but I didn't own the footage.



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Re: Starting 5

Post by mcaggie1 » September 30th, 2022, 1:59 pm

AggiesForever wrote:
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I don't think people should get too hung up on the tradtional positions we have all become accustomed to. While its easy to say a guy will be a center-5, power forward-4, small forward/wing-3, shooting guard-2 or point guard-1, in the motion offense the Ryan Odom wants to run, players are designated more for their positioning on the floor than a certain kind of play. So at any given time, Odom would run a whole bunch of big guys out there, or a whole bunch of wings out there to meet the needs he sees on the floor. About the only thing that is set is that there will be 5 players, and Rylan Jones or Steven Ashworth will be handling the ball most of the time. Other than that, brace yourself for a lot of "different" than you've seen before.
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Re: Starting 5

Post by FloridaAggie13 » October 5th, 2022, 10:31 am

Bank Shot wrote:
September 27th, 2022, 11:50 am
SLB wrote:
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Dan Akin will be a 5 and a 4.
Cade Potter will be a 4 and possibly a 3 and possibly a 5.
Funk will be a 4 and a 3.
Bairstow will be a 3 and a 4.
Shugla vs RJ for that 2 starting position. Shulga is the favorite since he is much younger and more growth in his game and outplayed RJ in the last 3 games of the season.
Ashworth was the better shooter when comparing to Jones, and the offense moved better with Ashworth.
Hamoda will be a 3 and a 2.
I would not change anything else.
Akin WILL definitely play the 4 and 5
I don't see Potter playing anywhere but the 4
Funk MAYBE could drop to the 3
Bairstow will not play the 4
Shulga is NOT the favorite at the 2 and might play some at 3
I think Jones starts at the 1
Hamoda does not have the ball handling skill for the 2
Hamoda has the speed and could develop those ball handling skills. Bairstow has the ability of being of the 4 rotating the position with Funk in the sense that both are on the floor switch positions for different plays since they both could do that position. Potter has the size to be a potential smaller 5. We went back and forth with Ashworth and Jones at 1 last season. Shulga has the 2 and 3 ability, and RJ was a turnover machine at times which is a serious issue for being the older player so expect the unexpected with Shulga taking the 2 spot.
Your first post was speaking in absolutes.

This now says Hamoda COULD develop ball skills. That COULD happen. Right now he does not.
Potter has the POTENTIAL to be a small 5. Potter has NEVER been much of a rebounder and would be a mismatch defensively.
Jones stopped starting at the 1 as soon as he got hurt. Once he was back to 100%, Jones was back in the starting lineup.
RJ was NOT brought back for his super senior season to sit behind Shulga. I know you love Shulga but it's not his time yet.
The word possibly is in the English language means perhaps or achievable. Absolutes would not include the word possibly. 22, you need to chill and stop overreacting.
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Re: Starting 5

Post by Coloraggie » October 10th, 2022, 2:31 pm

I get the feeling if Jaycee Carroll was only a year or two older than Shulga that SLB would have a short leash on Jaycee if he missed a couple of shots. Not a huge EJER fan but Odom didn't have him transfer from UMBC to sit on the bench, the fact that he is older and more experienced and has played well for Odom in the past make him the starter. Shulga has shown some flashes of potential but hasn't shown anything consistent.
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