eepstein0 wrote: pick6pedro wrote: eepstein0 wrote: pick6pedro wrote: eepstein0 wrote:
ATLeagle wrote:Heckmann has good scoring skills and that's about it. His passing was careless. His defense was not very good and he didn't rebound. You can say his game fell apart when he got mono, but that doesn't really cover it all. He checked out a bit. Let's hope he's revived next year. TWB is right: if this team gets better next year it will be due to Clifford, Daniels, and Anderson making huge improvements.
The reason this team will be better maybe a bit of that but also increased depth at guard. Instead of playing Division 3 talent in John Cahill and Rubin for a bunch of minutes, you have Hanlan & Rahon, who regardless of how you feel about them, both had high major offers and are seemingly Division 1 players. This will make a huge difference. BC's starters often would play even or be ahead of the other team, but then when we'd bring in the Moton/Cahill back-court we'd end up losing the lead. We have 4 guards now that can play at this level which will help. We're still thin at SF and inside.
Although it may only be net one because of Humphrey (admittedly had problems of his own). Plus I'm guessing his defensive contributions will not be equalled. Add in that Rubin barely played in the 2012 part of the schedule. Something like 60 minutes in 18 games.
Fair point on Humphrey. I really wish we still had him on the team. Moton, Cahill and Rubin combined for almost 35 minutes per game. http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketb ... ege-eagles
I don't care what they combined for. My point was that you're not really replacing Rubin in any equation (I didn't even mention most of his 2012 minutes were in blowouts). He was non-existent in 2012.
He did hit a big three pointer against UVA to tie the game with about 8 minutes left in the game. That's about all I can remember about his season though.
I remember a lot about Humphrey's season. one or two timely shots does not make up for his overall selfish play. The offense is designed to penetrate and dish to the open man. Almost every game there were a number of ill advised shots that turnned into a bucket on the other end.
Not playing within the system caused friction with his teammates and underminning the coaches plan by doing his own thing forced the Don to give Moten, Cahill and Rubin more minutes.
He did bring energy to the court and showed these guys how agressieve they need to be. He lost a lot of minutes due to his attitude and the guys learned that they can play without him. He served his purpose and I like that the Don has put the team in the hands of the guys he hand picked.
Spain in August will be our first look at the 2012-2013 squad I can't wait.
HAs anyone heard who their opponents will be?