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Kudos Posh 4 months 2 weeks ago #410093

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I mostly agree with you, Moose. I don't think it's accurate to say I had outsized expectations for Posh - I didn't have any expectations at all until I watched him play. Seems we all agree that there are things he does really well right now and others that need work.

I also don't think it's accurate to say that I overestimate Dunn. I think have a pretty good idea of what his limitations are. At this stage of the game I'm just more comfortable with him at the point - mostly because of the experience factor and what I think is a stronger handle.

But as Paultz pointed out (and I've said myself), this is a development year and Coach has decided to take his lumps sometimes to get the freshman experience. I can't criticize that, it will pay dividends down the road.

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Kudos Posh 4 months 2 weeks ago #410094

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Posh has been the best PG SJU has had in years. I’m looking forward to watching his growth and I hope he doesn’t jump ship for greener pastures.

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Kudos Posh 4 months 2 weeks ago #410095

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I didn't watch Posh in high school, but from the descriptions I read in the recruiting thread, I thought we were getting someone similar to Levance Fields. In the sense that Levance was a bit undersized and stocky. Posh doesn't remind me of that at all to be honest. I'm not sure I have a good comparison either.

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Kudos Posh 4 months 2 weeks ago #410096

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MCNPA wrote:

espken wrote: If Posh develops a jumper, lookout.


I don’t think he’s as bad of a shooter as people think. He’s had games where he’s gone off for a bunch of threes. He just really doesn’t look for it and it isn’t his number 1 weapon. The kid has already gotten a ton better. His breakneck pace in the Georgetown game was incredible, and it’s what we need from him. It’s a tough spot to be in, as a freshman PG starting in the big East but he’s handled it about as well as possible. Nice accolade and can’t wait to see him keep growing his skill set. Easy to find his shortcoming right now, but he’s in a tough spot and doing quite well. Right now he’s #1 in steals, #7 in assists, # 15 in FT’s and #12 in A/TO.


Wasn't trying to point out shortcomings, just saying the kid will be all conference first team if that jumper becomes consistent. Regardless, we are very lucky to have him.

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Kudos Posh 4 months 2 weeks ago #410101

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espken wrote:

MCNPA wrote:

espken wrote: If Posh develops a jumper, lookout.


I don’t think he’s as bad of a shooter as people think. He’s had games where he’s gone off for a bunch of threes. He just really doesn’t look for it and it isn’t his number 1 weapon. The kid has already gotten a ton better. His breakneck pace in the Georgetown game was incredible, and it’s what we need from him. It’s a tough spot to be in, as a freshman PG starting in the big East but he’s handled it about as well as possible. Nice accolade and can’t wait to see him keep growing his skill set. Easy to find his shortcoming right now, but he’s in a tough spot and doing quite well. Right now he’s #1 in steals, #7 in assists, # 15 in FT’s and #12 in A/TO.


Wasn't trying to point out shortcomings, just saying the kid will be all conference first team if that jumper becomes consistent. Regardless, we are very lucky to have him.


Oh I know. Was not even referring to you in that one. I’ve just seen Posh take some flak that I think might be premature to this point, considering how young he is and being thrown into the fire. The kid is going to be a very good one for us over time. He’s already getting better and it’s tangible.
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Kudos Posh 4 months 2 weeks ago #410122

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Posh reminds me of Mariano Rivera. If someone made a chart of where Posh scores his field goals, it would look similar to Wahab. I would bet Posh scores 80% of his field goals on layups. To do that with his lack of size and the trees we have faced is really remarkable. Most of his baskets near the rim are contested and force him to keep his concentration despite contact and adjust in the air, He is strong, and it shows. Rivera threw 1 pitch and is in Cooperstown. I'm only looking for all big East from Posh.

Sure he can improve his shooting from 3. I would also like his handle to be a little tighter. He deals with pressure with pure speed, which has caused out of control turnovers. But there is nothing like having a player that plays hard from the the opening tap to the finish. I don't recall ever seeing a player with his non-stop energy.

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Kudos Posh 4 months 2 weeks ago #410140

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The only thing disappointing to me about Posh's game is not being able to see him play in person at CA or MSG. He is so relentless/never give up on the defensive end is something I want to see in person. And lastly, what's not to love about a Brooklyn guy. I think as the year goes by, he will better understand what his teammates can do and they will better understand what Posh is going to do.
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Kudos Posh 4 months 2 weeks ago #410144

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Knight wrote: Posh has been the best PG SJU has had in years. I’m looking forward to watching his growth and I hope he doesn’t jump ship for greener pastures.


Lol, he’s not even the best pg SJU has had in two years. Shamorie Ponds way better at this stage. I also think LoVett was way more polished.

Agree that Posh does some things well, but he’s very much a project at this point. Looks like we are still recruiting point guards so not clear to me staff is totally sold he is a superstar in waiting. Nor should they be.

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Kudos Posh 4 months 2 weeks ago #410146

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For a kid that has played less than ten college basketball games, Posh is off to a damn good start. We all want to see him develop a consistent 3-point shot, but I would prioritize ball handling (it's a little sloppy in traffic) and defense. Regarding his defense....I love the tenacity and uncanny nose for the ball, but there are lapses (mostly over playing and letting the ball get by him). This will get better. He's an impressive freshman PG.
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Kudos Posh 4 months 2 weeks ago #410159

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Big fan of posh. I really think he will be a great player here. If he develops a good mid range game and be able to hit some open 3s he will be a total stud
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