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  • Positives to Come from this game

    I am rarely a glass half full kind of guy (unfortunately) but this thread can focus on the positives of this loss to Duke.

    Biggest positive for me was to see The play of Julian, Rasir, Nolan Hickman and Watson. I know that Drew and Chet are going to be okay. I know that Andrew had an off game but if there is anyone who has been consistent over the last two years along with timme, its been Andrew. He will be fine.

    To see Julian play the way he did with 20 points and 10 rebounds, was such an exciting thing to see. Anytime in the first half that GU could have lost the game and been ran out of the gym, Julian or Rasir stepped up and knocked down a shot. Rasir got beat a couple times down the stretch, but overall a very good game. Nolan Hickman in little time showed he absolutely can play with the highest level of players. His reverse layup to put the zags up four was a huge bucket. I also thought Anton made some very good passes, scored a few buckets, and played solid defense as usual. He definitely showed he belonged as well. Scouts watching that game may soon start to see Julian as a first rounder as early as this year.

    As others have pointed out, the limelight off of GU, or at least not with the most gigantic target on their back like it was last year is not a bad thing at all. May humble the guys a bit, show that nothing is given, and propel us even further as we face a remaining schedule that quite frankly isn’t on the talent level isn’t on par with GU until the tournament.

    Overall, I think GU and Duke is a toss up matchup with GU winning 6/10 times. Stay out of foul trouble, Hickman and Sallis continue to get better, and Nembhard plays his game, we will be just fine. Very glad we played them in November and can be ready for their physicality and pressure come March. UCLA did not pressure like that, and Texas wasn’t good enough to the point where it mattered.

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    Regarding Strawther: The kid, Strawther, big time,” said outgoing Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who was coaching his 1,406th career game with the Blue Devils on Friday. “He’s a key guy for them. We thought he was good, he was better.”

    Lnk: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/20...-as-blue-devi/

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    • #3
      Strawther .......Bolton......Hickman.....

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bartruff1 View Post
        Strawther .......Bolton......Hickman.....
        Yes, yes, yes. More PT for Hicks, please.

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        • #5
          Strawther's play was exciting to see. No doubt.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jazzdelmar View Post
            Yes, yes, yes. More PT for Hicks, please.
            who gets less minutes under your desire to see more Hicks playing time: Strawther, Bolton or Nemhard
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hoopaholic View Post
              who gets less minutes under your desire to see more Hicks playing time: Strawther, Bolton or Nemhard
              Nembard plays 40 minutes against the top teams. Hickman needs to step up and give him atleast a 5-10 accumulative break in these big games.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by White lightning View Post
                Nembard plays 40 minutes against the top teams. Hickman needs to step up and give him atleast a 5-10 accumulative break in these big games.

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                Exactly.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by White lightning View Post
                  Nembard plays 40 minutes against the top teams. Hickman needs to step up and give him atleast a 5-10 accumulative break in these big games.

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                  Ummm Hickman got ten minutes. But was for Bolton who had foul trouble. Hard to get regular substitution pattern when you have various foul troubles (Chet and Watson first half created timme having to skip his regular rests which I think impacted his legs late in game, Bolton foul trouble does not allow Hickman to spell Nembhard and Sallis looked for the first time awe struck and was out of place on both ends of court
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hoopaholic View Post
                    Ummm Hickman got ten minutes. But was for Bolton who had foul trouble. Hard to get regular substitution pattern when you have various foul troubles (Chet and Watson first half created timme having to skip his regular rests which I think impacted his legs late in game, Bolton foul trouble does not allow Hickman to spell Nembhard and Sallis looked for the first time awe struck and was out of place on both ends of court
                    Let Few figure it out. He needs to build a bench. Start Hickman vs USD, who the heck knows.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jazzdelmar View Post
                      Let Few figure it out. He needs to build a bench. Start Hickman vs USD, who the heck knows.
                      You always have a negative opinion but when ask what you would do you deflect and defer……..

                      So Hickman is AVERAGING 19 minutes per game so far this season with high of 26 versus UCLA and 19 versusTexas…..

                      But clearly Few has sole faith in point guard responsibilities within nembhard……probably see more Hickman handling ball going forward but it is a building process
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jazzdelmar View Post
                        Let Few figure it out. He needs to build a bench. Start Hickman vs USD, who the heck knows.
                        So you want him to “build a bench” but your idea is to wait 8 more games and start him…………rather thankful you are in charge
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                        Don't mess wth happy...Coach Few

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Hoopaholic View Post
                          You always have a negative opinion but when ask what you would do you deflect and defer……..

                          So Hickman is AVERAGING 19 minutes per game so far this season with high of 26 versus UCLA and 19 versusTexas…..

                          But clearly Few has sole faith in point guard responsibilities within nembhard……probably see more Hickman handling ball going forward but it is a building process
                          “Always?” Are you sure?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Hoopaholic View Post
                            So you want him to “build a bench” but your idea is to wait 8 more games and start him…………rather thankful you are in charge
                            Have you “always” been so painfully literal?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jazzdelmar View Post
                              Have you “always” been so painfully literal?
                              Yes I was raised to take persons word as their true meaning….sorry if I am suppose to read “tea leaves” about what your words TRULy mean…..I Failed you on that and will fail you in the future as I believe in what you say is what you mean when dealing with written words
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