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Class of '66 Old Fart

(2019) CG - Anthony Harris to North Carolina

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37 minutes ago, VO5 said:

Snow said in his column today that staff wants 2 guards in this class because they feel they are short on guards. 

He specifically stated IU currently has 4 guards on the roster, with 1 being Romeo.

That leaves 3 guards for next year’s class. This is why we need more guard options for 19’.

Snow slotted Damezi and Hunter at the 3 spot for this year and didn’t say anything about them being shooting guards for the 19 season.

Well I guess snow would be the expert I’ll just stop listening to Archie Miller then

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Well I guess snow would be the expert I’ll just stop listening to Archie Miller then

Love or hate Snow but he is well connected with Archie and his staff. On his weekly reports he has written about kids not on radar and to watch closely and expect an offer soon and each time he has been right. The plan might be for hunter to develop into a 2 but who knows if that will actually end up happening.


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Not denying that Jerome isn’t ready to play the 2 atm. But he was able to run point for his high school team so the skill sets are there.  With Schillings history of developing guards and the way the NBA is going these guys want to further those abilities. 

The issue was about playing time. I believe after another 15 months that Jerome or Brooks is more likely to start at the 2. Than a freshmen combo guard. The 2-4 in Archie’s system are pretty similar as is and with Hunters shooting ability it’s not a huge stretch for him to play the 2. Especially with a pure PG like Phinisee probably running the show  

Imagine a lineup of

Phinisee/Brooks/Smith/????/TJD  or

Phinisee/Hunter/Smith/????/TJD

Thats a dangerous lineup  regardless who you plug in for ????

 

 

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Well I guess snow would be the expert I’ll just stop listening to Archie Miller then

Maybe Archie said hunter would play the 2 in his sophomore year but I missed that, can you share?

As much as you want him to, he is as likely to play the 4 as he is the 2 in Archie’s system. He’s as much a 2 as was Troy Williams. Williams brought the ball up the court and created at times be he was no more a 2 than Hunter is or as you think he will miraculously be in 15 months. It will take a lot for him to guard a lot of quick 2 guards in college. 15 months, 51 months, it doesn’t matter, he will have a lot of trouble staying in front of quicker players




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5 minutes ago, MikeRoberts said:


Maybe Archie said hunter would play the 2 in his sophomore year but I missed that, can you share?

As much as you want him to, he is as likely to play the 4 as he is the 2 in Archie’s system. He’s as much a 2 as was Troy Williams. Williams brought the ball up the court and created at times be he was no more a 2 than Hunter is or as you think he will miraculously be in 15 months. It will take a lot for him to guard a lot of quick 2 guards in college. 15 months, 51 months, it doesn’t matter, he will have a lot of trouble staying in front of quicker players


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Cant find the article where archie talked about it. But recently insidethehall talked about Hunter working on his ball handling so he could play the 2

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Funny reading that a 2 by some definition of people has to have some mad dribbling skills. I don’t remember Gary Harris fitting that profile by a long shot and he turned out to be a pretty decent 2. I’m with Brass on this. I think Damezi and Hunter can both play that position as long as they’re hitting shots. 

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Last winter on the Mind Your Banners podcast, Snow told Osterman that the staff thought Hunter could play the 2 but Snow thought that was a long shot. I can see both sides: his size and skill makes him a tantalizing prospect there, but the speed, defense, and ball-handling may be challenges.

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Yeah, if he can shoot I don't see that as a big problem. I think back to JBJ. All he could do was shoot. Slow to the rack and definitely a liability on defence. That is not the case with Hunter from what I've seen from his tapes. BUT, we all know about those mix tapes lol!

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Yeah, if he can shoot I don't see that as a big problem. I think back to JBJ. All he could do was shoot. Slow to the rack and definitely a liability on defence. That is not the case with Hunter from what I've seen from his tapes. BUT, we all know about those mix tapes lol!

Hunter is not exactly fast/quick and at his size, I don’t think he will be able to stay in front of many 2 guards on the peremeter/open court


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On 9/25/2018 at 1:36 PM, MikeRoberts said:


Hunter is not exactly fast/quick and at his size, I don’t think he will be able to stay in front of many 2 guards on the peremeter/open court


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Did a pretty good job banging with Romeo in the scrimmage at HH!

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