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Johnnies Tidbits 1 month 5 hours ago #408960

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Johnnies Tidbits 1 month 4 hours ago #408964

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Big bounce-back game from Justin Simon, who looked uninspiring in the Hawks’ first preseason game. He had 14 points, 5 boards, and *8* steals in this one; on a team with proven guard and wing scorers/creators, he can carve out a solid role as a slashing perimeter defender.

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Johnnies Tidbits 1 month 4 hours ago #408965

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Paultzman wrote: Junior who has done little thus far at Cal St Northridge

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I have a picture of me just like that!
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Johnnies Tidbits 1 month 2 hours ago #408982

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SJU61982 wrote: Does anybody else seem to realize that the best way to get popular with the St. John's fanbase is to leave the program?

I mean, we did nothing but complain about Owens while he was here. Most fans cheered his departure. It's revisionist history now, to say that it was a lost opportunity. We were all glad he left.

As an aside about Amar, he was another guy the fans treated terribly during his time here. Literal moans and groans every time he came in off the bench, and literal shouts of "No! No!" every time he touched the ball (even though he was no lock to shoot it). Hey, I don't think he was a great player by any means, but you know he had to hear those reactions, and I'm sure they didn't do much for his confidence. And no, it's not like Yankees fans booing their players (which I don't particularly like either), because at least in the pros, you know what you signed up for. Most of these kids aren't going to the NBA anyway, so booing serves no purpose, IMO.

That being said, the fans who were at his last home game (the double-OT win over Butler without Ponds) did appreciate his performance in that game. Didn't put up great numbers, but his defense and boxing out prevented Butler's big guys from dominating the boards. We wouldn't have won that game without him.


I actually have fond memories of Amar's final season with us, and I believe he was rightfully cheered. While I do agree with the premise of your post, Amar simply did not play well in his time with the Johnnies, whether that was lack of coaching and development, or just lack of talent level. We do know he was always a great teammate and team player though.
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Johnnies Tidbits 3 weeks 4 days ago #410211

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Kids needed this break, Greg's brother a tall one 


 
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Paultzman Wrote: Kids needed this break, Greg's brother a tall one 

Here is a little information I found on Greg's brother who is just a Freshman.
Kam Williams, the younger brother of former LCA star Greg Williams Jr., is an exciting freshman."At 6-4, Kam is our tallest player until our football guys get here," Broussard said. "He has a bright future. His game differs from his brother in that Kam plays around the perimeter, while Greg got to the rim and finished above the rim."Kam can shoot lights out. He's a knock-down shooter with a knack for shooting the ball that not many kids have."

"Kam Williams led us in scoring the first two games," Broussard said. "He's averaging around 11 points per game.
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Johnnies Tidbits 3 weeks 3 days ago #410317

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Nice article on signee Omar Stanley  on rivalshoops.
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Truck wrote: Nice article on signee Omar Stanley  on rivalshoops.
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I like the beast in the paint part in the title. Can't read the rest but that part makes me happy

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Excerpts from article above 

"Still, he was an absolute load under the basket on Wednesday and proved to be one of the more prolific rebounders at the event. Stanley lacks elite height for his position, but forwards don’t come much stronger or more energetic than him."

"What he’ll be at the college level from a scoring standpoint is a little unclear, as he needs to improve his touch around the rim. That said, he impacts games significantly on the glass"

 
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