eepstein0 wrote:twballgame9 wrote:Shaddix wrote:twballgame9 wrote:Shaddix wrote:twballgame9 wrote:Look, Humphrey played very good defense and was aggressive at times when the frosh played timid. He occasionally would get hot like any streaker player and could carry the team to 12 point losses instead of 20 point losses offensively.
That said, Jordan Daniels was the only player on this team that regularly got in the paint on the bounce from the perimeter. Humphrey was a chucker, most of his points were scored from the outside. Which is fine, but let's not overrate his impact. I think BC will be much better offensively but weaker defensively without him.
I liked his game, but Humphrey was just a part. Moving on to replacements, where I do agree with HJS is that you cannot replace him by starting Hanlon, Daniels and LoJack. You need to have a 3 or 4 in there. Furthermore, the idea that Heckmann has the potential to replace him in any categories other than "bad shot selection" and "terrible passing" is idiotic.
BC will improve because the freshman will improve with a season under their belts. Losing Humphrey won't change that much. But they need a plan to get a guy in here that can help with defense and rebounding ASAP and moving forward or this freshman group will never be much more than a .500 team in conference.
You were doing good until you ran into that. Heckmann scored more points in one game last season than any other player in any other game for BC. You cannot forget or overlook that. You don't "accidentally" score 33 against a D1 opponent in your first month of college ball.
He does need to get his head on straight though. Forcing balls that lead to stupid turnovers are a major concern for him.
Heckmann is not good at basketball.
You don't know basketball
I know enough to know that BC had 4 good freshman and Heckmann wasn't one of them.
Heckmann dropped 33 and then got a sprained ankle and mono. The kid can clearly play at this level or at least more so than some of the other guys we've trotted out onto the court recently.
Teddy, I agree with the brain damaged Epstein on this one. You're discounting Patrick's potential and abilities way too much. It's possible I just have a soft spot for him because early on -- when nobody else seemed capable of doing anything -- he showed potential as a scorer. But -- if he puts the work in -- he's going to come back strong in the Fall. He has the ability to drain 3's. He can create his own shot going to the basket. He has great court vision. He needs to work on his handle. Obviously he needs to master the art of restraint. Again, if he works his a$$ off he'll be an important aspect of the 2012-2013 iteration of this team. By his Junior year he will be a force and you will eat these words. Of course, if he's not willing to put the work in, he'll be a heinous disappointed to himself and to us and will transfer out of here before his junior year......