Michigan Game Thread - 4pm 1/27 FS1

StinkyMcFadden

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I have to expect that Harding can easily get under that number with a lot of season to go.

My only fear is that he turns himself into Jacy Holloway and just refuses to shoot, robbing us of history.

If he does stop shooting, we will have to be content witnessing the 2nd worst shooter in our lifetimes.
 

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Has the state of basketball in Illinois fallen so much that their Mr. Basketball is a 5'8" white guy who can't shoot?
 

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He shot 44% from 3 last year at Moline.

I understand criticism that he's too small, slow, and potentially can't guard anyone.

But he's going to be an asset on offense. We've had many far worse freshmen who have eventually been great
 

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He shot 44% from 3 last year at Moline.

I understand criticism that he's too small, slow, and potentially can't guard anyone.

But he's going to be an asset on offense. We've had many far worse freshmen who have eventually been great
I mostly like him and am sure he will get better, but he should just punt the ball at the basket right now.

We get our first IL Mr Basketball in 40 years and he's a midget from the Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia.
 

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He shot 44% from 3 last year at Moline.

I understand criticism that he's too small, slow, and potentially can't guard anyone.

But he's going to be an asset on offense. We've had many far worse freshmen who have eventually been great
LOL, you understand the criticism that he is too slow? He is extremely quick and has been a much better defender than I thought he would be. You can tell he processes the game quickly but that doesn't matter if his defender can dare him to shoot and close up all the driving and passing lanes. It's mostly frustrating because I thought the shooting would be the last of his problems and he has exceeded expectations everywhere else.
 

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I think he'll suck forever and never get better.

Signed,
JR Koch
 

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Oglesby senior year was 28.2% from floor. Averaged 19 mins per game. I didn’t realize it was that bad.
He is the first person that popped into my head when Stinky posed the question.
 

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If Bowen was used properly I think he would be a decent PG. Fran uses him like a retard. I mostly blame Fran
 

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For as bad as Bowen is on offense -and he’s god awful, he’s actually worse on defense. Just completely lost during those first half runs by Purdue and Michigan.

Lowest b-ball IQ player of the Fran era I think.
 

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Bowens best moments have been at the end of blow out losses when he just plays without thinking. Last years Duke game comes to mind.

Unfortunately he’s awful in an organized offense.
 

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Bowens best moments have been at the end of blow out losses when he just plays without thinking. Last years Duke game comes to mind.

Unfortunately he’s awful in an organized offense.
Fran keeps striking out on PGs. Might be too early to tell on Harding but he does appear to have more potential than Bowen.
 

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I am not nearly as down on Bowen. In fact, the would give him 20mpg the rest of the year to find a groove, and try to catch lightning in a bottle.
 

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Bowen is great at getting to the rim, double clutching for no reason, then missing the shot and avoiding the foul.
 

Billy Butters

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Bowen is great at getting to the rim, double clutching for no reason, then missing the shot and avoiding the foul.
Led the country in A/TO ratio for a short period while doing that 12 times a game.
 
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