RedBaron67 wrote:I'm not sure that I ever agree with you.
That's fine; airing our disagreements is a large part of what this website is about.
twballgame9 wrote: The Don's offense doesn't need a true PG. Rahon is not only adequate, when he is shooting well and is on the floor with Hanlan, he is perfect.
If Donahue's offense doesn't need a true PG, why has he been pursuing Jorgenson, a classic floor-general PG if there ever was one, so vigorously for two years (with a hiatus while Jorgenson was committed to Missouri), with at least three visits by J. to BC? Donahue's own behavior strongly suggests that he substantially agrees with me about J.'s value to the team. I'll concede that Rahon is much more than adequate when
his 3p shot is going down; I attended his 24-point game in which he was 6-6 from all sectors of the arc, and he was very impressive indeed. His shooting, however, blows hot and cold to an extreme degree, and so I think he'd be more valuable to the team if he could focus more on it.[/quote]
Yes, of course it is fine, disagreement makes things interesting.
As to your instant point about not having a pure point guard, what is a pure point guard to you and what is Joe Rahon or Hanlan doing or not doing right now, nevermind what they could each do if was asked, that disqualifies him from the definition? Is it that their games currently include aspects traditionally associated with a shooting guard as well? That they have scoring responsibilities? Or, that you don't think they are good passers/handlers?
As to the part about Donahue wanting a pure point, this is where my disagreement is strongest. I think ideally Donahue wants to have 3 or 4 Rahon/Hanlans on the floor at once. Right now he has 2.5 in Rahon/Hanlan and Jackson. I think he prefers combination guards who can move the ball and shoot as opposed to Brady Heslip type catch and shoot players who are pure 2s. I think Jorgensen fits the Rahon/Hanlan mold of having the ability to pass, shoot and drive if necessary and therein lies Donahue's interest in him. Another example of a similar player is Louis Dale at Cornell.
BC once attracted stars like Abrams, Adams, Agbai, Austin, Bagley, Barros, Bell, Curley, Driscoll, Dudley, Eisley, Evans, Huckaby, Jackson, McCready, Murphy, O'Brien, Rice, Smith, Williams, et al.
Those days are gone.
And who is responsible for that?