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Questions/Concerns about this team.. 1 week 1 day ago #444012

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MainMan post=444009 wrote: So a few games in, I’m going with the notion that Aaron Wheeler is purely a perimeter player (or at least thinks he is) and will give us little to no inside help.

Am I wrong?


 

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Questions/Concerns about this team.. 1 week 1 day ago #444014

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Paultzman post=444012 wrote:

MainMan post=444009 wrote: So a few games in, I’m going with the notion that Aaron Wheeler is purely a perimeter player (or at least thinks he is) and will give us little to no inside help.

Am I wrong?



 

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Maybe he really does look like a world beater in preseason practices, but 6 and 4 is the best he'll ever be for us, and I suspect that 6 will drop closer to his career average once Big East play starts. He can play at this level and be useful, but he'll never be a stud. We are digging our own grave if we send him out there with other guys who don't rebound or play aggressively, though.

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Questions/Concerns about this team.. 1 week 1 day ago #444016

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L J S A post=444014 wrote:

Paultzman post=444012 wrote:

MainMan post=444009 wrote: So a few games in, I’m going with the notion that Aaron Wheeler is purely a perimeter player (or at least thinks he is) and will give us little to no inside help.

Am I wrong?




 

No

Maybe he really does look like a world beater in preseason practices, but 6 and 4 is the best he'll ever be for us, and I suspect that 6 will drop closer to his career average once Big East play starts. He can play at this level and be useful, but he'll never be a stud. We are digging our own grave if we send him out there with other guys who don't rebound or play aggressively, though.

I know the term "junkyard" or "junkpail" or "lunchpail"'or something like that,  is used to describe the guys who bang down low and do the dirty work. We need someone like that. I like Soriano, and he'll contribute , but he'll need a lot of help. 
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Questions/Concerns about this team.. 1 week 1 day ago #444017

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That's what this team lacks - a junkyard dog who can battle inside on offense and defense. After a handful of games, it appears that Soriano is willing but very limited. He will hold his own against average guys but I don't think he will hold up against highly skilled inside players. I had never seen Wheeler play before this season and had high hopes for him, but he is clearly a perimeter player who looks like he might be able to play inside.

Two guys who have some toughness are Wusu and Mathis. Montez is not afraid to mix it up and is a good slasher who will take it to the hoop and is a pretty good rebounder. Having seen most of the Rutgers games the past two years, I can tell you that he is not a consistent outside shooter. If he stays in his lane and does what he does best, he will be a valuable addition. If he starts to stray outside too much, he becomes a bit of a liability.

Our ability to rebound and defend inside will largely determine how far this team can go this year. We don't have one guy we can depend upon to do this. It will take a full team effort to get the job done.
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Questions/Concerns about this team.. 1 week 1 day ago #444031

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I think we're gonna need Stanley to play 10 min a game even if he picks up 5 fouls...

Wonder what Traore would have delivered on defense this year.
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Questions/Concerns about this team.. 1 week 1 day ago #444032

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I haven’t seen the stats but it does not appear that there has been much improvement in WUSU shot

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Questions/Concerns about this team.. 1 week 1 day ago #444033

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usguard post=444032 wrote: I haven’t seen the stats but it does not appear that there has been much improvement in WUSU shot


he's at 50% from 3... 5 of 10.

www.sports-reference.com/cbb/players/dylan-addae-wusu-1.html
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Questions/Concerns about this team.. 1 week 1 day ago #444035

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RedStormNC post=444031 wrote: I think we're gonna need Stanley to play 10 min a game even if he picks up 5 fouls...

Wonder what Traore would have delivered on defense this year.

I like Stanley, but tough to absorb a stat line of 0 Pts 1 Board 0 blocks and 5 fouls regularly. He hasn't scored the last 3 games, and other then hustle, has given us nothing else. I like the Traore idea. What do we have to loose? 
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Questions/Concerns about this team.. 1 week 1 day ago #444039

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Monte post=444035 wrote:

RedStormNC post=444031 wrote: I think we're gonna need Stanley to play 10 min a game even if he picks up 5 fouls...

Wonder what Traore would have delivered on defense this year.

I like Stanley, but tough to absorb a stat line of 0 Pts 1 Board 0 blocks and 5 fouls regularly. He hasn't scored the last 3 games, and other then hustle, has given us nothing else. I like the Traore idea. What do we have to loose? 

Why not give Nyiwe some burn against NJIT to see what we have?   Perhaps he’s a really bad practice player, but not sure what the point of him was if we aren’t throwing him out there against these kenpom 300+ teams, particularly when the other bigs haven’t shown much.  If nothing else, I feel like his size and athleticism could be disruptive
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Questions/Concerns about this team.. 1 week 1 day ago #444040

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Have no issue with Wheeler being more of a perimeter player in the half court if he can still help on the boards, defensively with the press and in transition.  We need him and Soriano to player better on the glass and interior.  Not world beaters, just better.

I don't see Cole when I watch Coburn.  I think Coburn is better.

Pinzon is the backup PG from what I've seen.

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