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Ponds 1 week 3 days ago #284914

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Shamorie Ponds is a great Player by any criteria . He was suppose to be partners in a Guard Oriented offense with Lovett. Likely would have been good for 35-40 points a game and the highest scoring duo in College Basketball . When that didn’t happen, a lot more was cast on Ponds to score more, play PG, rebound, etc . Sure, he forced a lot of shots because until Clark found the range in Mid Season, Ponds was the Main Man offensively . Simon struggled with his outside shot for much of the season and defenses gave him that from 15 feet all year . No, Ponds showed he could nearly beat almost any top ranked team by himself . He torched Duke and Villanova and was the guy every team needed to stop. It rarely happened . He could be BE Player of the Year in 2018-19. And , a All American pre season selection .
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Ponds 1 week 3 days ago #284920

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I don't understand why anyone would have negative comments about Ponds' play. He's played 2 years of D1 ball and he will improve his long range shooting, etc. If we could recruit others with his basketball IQ and skills, I'd jump on the opportunity. Hope he returns to prove me correct.
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Ponds 1 week 3 days ago #284922

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thetux1 wrote: Why would an NBA team want a guy who shoots 20% from 3 and stops ball movement. The idea is to improve NOT increase your PPG. He was better as a freshmen


Agreed thetux1, there were times at the beginning of last season that watching Ponds was very frustrating. Ball movement would just stop when it hit his hands. But I think that also had a lot to do with what was around him. As other posters have mentioned, LoVett was supposed to be the PG and primary ball handler last season and he ditched. Simon looked very rough around the edges at the beginning of last season with his handle. But then once Ponds got injured, I think it forced other guys to step up and they really did. Personally, I'd love to see Ponds, Simon, and Clark on the floor together next year. I think with a year under their belt playing together, they will be a really nice trio in the Big East. I still have my concerns about who exactly will be rebounding the ball for them, but I think those 3 will lead them to the NCAA's for sure.
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Ponds 1 week 2 days ago #284926

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Wow if Ponds is our problem then maybe I am missing something when I watch the games.
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Ponds 1 week 2 days ago #284927

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Andrew wrote: Wow if Ponds is our problem then maybe I am missing something when I watch the games.


People, or posters rather, get weird when we are in situations like this. Some people come one here and weirdly plead and beg players to come or stay here. Others, apparently now like to bash them and say they're not talented and won't cut it in the NBA, in a way to try and keep them here too. It's odd and weird to me.

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Ponds 1 week 2 days ago #284928

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Andrew wrote: Wow if Ponds is our problem then maybe I am missing something when I watch the games.


IMO critiquing Shamorie Ponds would be like critiquing Malik Sealy RIP
Both great players and equally great young men for St. John’s
All the best.

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Ponds 1 week 2 days ago #284929

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Sherman, Sheridan & Grant wrote:

Andrew wrote: Wow if Ponds is our problem then maybe I am missing something when I watch the games.


IMO critiquing Shamorie Ponds would be like critiquing Malik Sealy RIP
Both great players and equally great young men for St. John’s
All the best.

Only God deserves not to be critiqued and unfortunately even that occurs and far too often. BTW Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there!

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Ponds 1 week 2 days ago #284930

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thetux1 wrote: Oh and Those 25 footers early in the shot clock especially when you're shooting 20% should not be allowed by the coaching staff

I do agree that Shamorie had a tendency to hoist long threes way too early in the shot clock and hopefully he will not feel the need or license to do that next year. As Bamafan alluded to in his post, no one is perfect and beyond criticism. Having said that, Shamorie was and will be the least of our problems unless he decides to leave, in which case he will be our biggest problem.

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Ponds 1 week 2 days ago #284931

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Andrew wrote: Wow if Ponds is our problem then maybe I am missing something when I watch the games.


No kidding, Andrew. Ponds will go down as one of our greatest Johnnies.
The kid had an impressive freshman year, and he and LoVett would’ve formed one of the best guard tandems in college hoops last season.
When LoVett defected, defenses were able to double-team Shamorie, and the offense clearly lost a piston and sputtered—forcing Ponds to be Houdini with the last desperate 35-foot heave.
He’ll be healthy, stronger, and honed to prove his mettle in 2018-19, with a talented 6-man+ team, and lead St. John’s through a successful BEC season and dancing hard into the NCAAs.
Let’s go Johnnies.
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Ponds 1 week 2 days ago #284932

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Spoke with @Jeffbballbklyn alum and #SJUBB star Shamorie Ponds about his #NBADraft workout and decision making process so far. That story tonight on @News12BK #BKsports
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