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Demo

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    Demo got a reaction from Class of '66 Old Fart in (2022) - PG Avery Brown   
    Sight unseen, a kid named Rowan Brumbaugh absolutely plays for Butler. 
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    Demo got a reaction from MemphisHoosier in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    This is the NAIA national championship game from March. Onu doesn’t have a particularly good game and fouls out. But it gives a nice look at his traits and the nature of his game. Without writing a book, I’m trying to stop doing that, a few things stick out: 1) Both physically and defensively, Onu looks a lot like Neemias Queta, the Utah St center, who was the Mountain West DPOY and a Naismith National  DPOY finalist. He’s so long and quick off his feet,  and he has excellent timing as a shot blocker. He gets shots right at the top of his jump. It’s his best trait. Otherwise, he’s developed some bad habits and I imagine his minutes would be limited by fouls. 2) He doesn’t shoot it from range well in this game, and the release isn’t exactly one you’d teach, but he strokes it so confidently that I imagine his shooting stats are accurately reflective and would translate to better competition. His low post game is crude and mechanical. Not bad, and he has good feet, but he really needs coaching. 3) The athleticism is exceptional, but it’s mitigated some by really unrefined instincts. You can actually watch him processing what he sees. He’s not un-instinctive, just very inexperienced. 4) I like him and it’s easy to see a role, though the size of it would be dictated by whether he can avoid fouling. I have serious concerns about that. But, his toolkit matches the new direction of the program better than Thompson’s does and he would bring a defensive presence the roster currently lacks.
    fwiw
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    Demo got a reaction from MemphisHoosier in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    This is the NAIA national championship game from March. Onu doesn’t have a particularly good game and fouls out. But it gives a nice look at his traits and the nature of his game. Without writing a book, I’m trying to stop doing that, a few things stick out: 1) Both physically and defensively, Onu looks a lot like Neemias Queta, the Utah St center, who was the Mountain West DPOY and a Naismith National  DPOY finalist. He’s so long and quick off his feet,  and he has excellent timing as a shot blocker. He gets shots right at the top of his jump. It’s his best trait. Otherwise, he’s developed some bad habits and I imagine his minutes would be limited by fouls. 2) He doesn’t shoot it from range well in this game, and the release isn’t exactly one you’d teach, but he strokes it so confidently that I imagine his shooting stats are accurately reflective and would translate to better competition. His low post game is crude and mechanical. Not bad, and he has good feet, but he really needs coaching. 3) The athleticism is exceptional, but it’s mitigated some by really unrefined instincts. You can actually watch him processing what he sees. He’s not un-instinctive, just very inexperienced. 4) I like him and it’s easy to see a role, though the size of it would be dictated by whether he can avoid fouling. I have serious concerns about that. But, his toolkit matches the new direction of the program better than Thompson’s does and he would bring a defensive presence the roster currently lacks.
    fwiw
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    Demo got a reaction from WayneFleekHoosier in Mike Woodson's coaching staff at Indiana will be Kenya Hunter, Dane Fife and Yasir Rosemond   
    Miller had issues, both personally and schematically, that contributed to his failure in Bloomington.
    But, none of it was remotely gimmickry.
  5. Thanks
    Demo got a reaction from Class of '66 Old Fart in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    Fair question. I think you do, but if you’re gonna take him you have to really believe in his ability  to absorb coaching. A lot of his defensive stuff is correctable, but it has to be. He crosses his feet. He opens up his baseline shoulder and gives an angle to the rim. He lets guys into his chest. Against the NAIA he gets away with it, but Trevion Williams puts him on the bench in 5 mins. But, man, his good stuff is really good. I can’t remember the last shot blocker in Bloomington as good as Onu appears to be. Maybe George Leach? And his offensive game would play, no problem. If a school viewed him as a 28 min fulcrum of their team kind of kid, I think they’re really rolling the dice. But Bloomington strikes me as an almost perfect situation for him, assuming he picks up things quickly.
     
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    Demo got a reaction from MemphisHoosier in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    This is the NAIA national championship game from March. Onu doesn’t have a particularly good game and fouls out. But it gives a nice look at his traits and the nature of his game. Without writing a book, I’m trying to stop doing that, a few things stick out: 1) Both physically and defensively, Onu looks a lot like Neemias Queta, the Utah St center, who was the Mountain West DPOY and a Naismith National  DPOY finalist. He’s so long and quick off his feet,  and he has excellent timing as a shot blocker. He gets shots right at the top of his jump. It’s his best trait. Otherwise, he’s developed some bad habits and I imagine his minutes would be limited by fouls. 2) He doesn’t shoot it from range well in this game, and the release isn’t exactly one you’d teach, but he strokes it so confidently that I imagine his shooting stats are accurately reflective and would translate to better competition. His low post game is crude and mechanical. Not bad, and he has good feet, but he really needs coaching. 3) The athleticism is exceptional, but it’s mitigated some by really unrefined instincts. You can actually watch him processing what he sees. He’s not un-instinctive, just very inexperienced. 4) I like him and it’s easy to see a role, though the size of it would be dictated by whether he can avoid fouling. I have serious concerns about that. But, his toolkit matches the new direction of the program better than Thompson’s does and he would bring a defensive presence the roster currently lacks.
    fwiw
  7. Haha
    Demo got a reaction from Class of '66 Old Fart in (2022) - PG Avery Brown   
    Sight unseen, a kid named Rowan Brumbaugh absolutely plays for Butler. 
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    Demo got a reaction from IUfan_Charlie in Colts / NFL Game Thread   
    I’ve always admired Ballard’s strict adherence to his models and his perception of value. That being said, if Tevi or Davenport is the LT week 1, then this time it didn’t work. Of those 3, it’s gotta be Fisher, doesn’t it? 30 year old with an achilles is scary, but before he got hurt he was still a very solid guy. 
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    Demo got a reaction from WayneFleekHoosier in Mike Woodson's coaching staff at Indiana will be Kenya Hunter, Dane Fife and Yasir Rosemond   
    Miller had issues, both personally and schematically, that contributed to his failure in Bloomington.
    But, none of it was remotely gimmickry.
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    Demo got a reaction from Dave from Dayton in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    Fun question. And, yeah, the Onu sample size is way too small to make an informed call. But if you assume Onu completely checks out, good kid, smart kid, hard worker, fits in the room,  coaching sponge, I would probably roll the dice with him. He brings some things you don’t have now and has a chance to elevate your team and Race doesn’t. BUT, if Trayce were to blow out an ACL in November and suddenly 1 of these guys has to play 30 mins every night, than it has to be Race. You know he can handle that workload and you only hope Onu can. So in an either/or theoretical, I probably take Onu and wrap Trayce in bubble wrap between games. 
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    Demo got a reaction from WayneFleekHoosier in Mike Woodson's coaching staff at Indiana will be Kenya Hunter, Dane Fife and Yasir Rosemond   
    Miller had issues, both personally and schematically, that contributed to his failure in Bloomington.
    But, none of it was remotely gimmickry.
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    Demo got a reaction from Stuhoo in (2019) PF Trayce Jackson-Davis to INDIANA   
    “He needs to develop a little jump shot,” Woodson a said of Jackson-Davis. “In watching him since I’ve been here, he’s got good form.....”
    First time I think Woody has pulled a punch a little bit. Trayce does not have good form. 
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    Demo got a reaction from Dave from Dayton in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    Fun question. And, yeah, the Onu sample size is way too small to make an informed call. But if you assume Onu completely checks out, good kid, smart kid, hard worker, fits in the room,  coaching sponge, I would probably roll the dice with him. He brings some things you don’t have now and has a chance to elevate your team and Race doesn’t. BUT, if Trayce were to blow out an ACL in November and suddenly 1 of these guys has to play 30 mins every night, than it has to be Race. You know he can handle that workload and you only hope Onu can. So in an either/or theoretical, I probably take Onu and wrap Trayce in bubble wrap between games. 
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    Demo got a reaction from Stuhoo in (2019) PF Trayce Jackson-Davis to INDIANA   
    “He needs to develop a little jump shot,” Woodson a said of Jackson-Davis. “In watching him since I’ve been here, he’s got good form.....”
    First time I think Woody has pulled a punch a little bit. Trayce does not have good form. 
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    Demo got a reaction from Dave from Dayton in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    Fun question. And, yeah, the Onu sample size is way too small to make an informed call. But if you assume Onu completely checks out, good kid, smart kid, hard worker, fits in the room,  coaching sponge, I would probably roll the dice with him. He brings some things you don’t have now and has a chance to elevate your team and Race doesn’t. BUT, if Trayce were to blow out an ACL in November and suddenly 1 of these guys has to play 30 mins every night, than it has to be Race. You know he can handle that workload and you only hope Onu can. So in an either/or theoretical, I probably take Onu and wrap Trayce in bubble wrap between games. 
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    Demo got a reaction from Class of '66 Old Fart in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    Fair question. I think you do, but if you’re gonna take him you have to really believe in his ability  to absorb coaching. A lot of his defensive stuff is correctable, but it has to be. He crosses his feet. He opens up his baseline shoulder and gives an angle to the rim. He lets guys into his chest. Against the NAIA he gets away with it, but Trevion Williams puts him on the bench in 5 mins. But, man, his good stuff is really good. I can’t remember the last shot blocker in Bloomington as good as Onu appears to be. Maybe George Leach? And his offensive game would play, no problem. If a school viewed him as a 28 min fulcrum of their team kind of kid, I think they’re really rolling the dice. But Bloomington strikes me as an almost perfect situation for him, assuming he picks up things quickly.
     
  17. Thanks
    Demo got a reaction from Class of '66 Old Fart in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    Fair question. I think you do, but if you’re gonna take him you have to really believe in his ability  to absorb coaching. A lot of his defensive stuff is correctable, but it has to be. He crosses his feet. He opens up his baseline shoulder and gives an angle to the rim. He lets guys into his chest. Against the NAIA he gets away with it, but Trevion Williams puts him on the bench in 5 mins. But, man, his good stuff is really good. I can’t remember the last shot blocker in Bloomington as good as Onu appears to be. Maybe George Leach? And his offensive game would play, no problem. If a school viewed him as a 28 min fulcrum of their team kind of kid, I think they’re really rolling the dice. But Bloomington strikes me as an almost perfect situation for him, assuming he picks up things quickly.
     
  18. Like
    Demo got a reaction from WayneFleekHoosier in Mike Woodson's coaching staff at Indiana will be Kenya Hunter, Dane Fife and Yasir Rosemond   
    Miller had issues, both personally and schematically, that contributed to his failure in Bloomington.
    But, none of it was remotely gimmickry.
  19. Like
    Demo got a reaction from MemphisHoosier in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    This is the NAIA national championship game from March. Onu doesn’t have a particularly good game and fouls out. But it gives a nice look at his traits and the nature of his game. Without writing a book, I’m trying to stop doing that, a few things stick out: 1) Both physically and defensively, Onu looks a lot like Neemias Queta, the Utah St center, who was the Mountain West DPOY and a Naismith National  DPOY finalist. He’s so long and quick off his feet,  and he has excellent timing as a shot blocker. He gets shots right at the top of his jump. It’s his best trait. Otherwise, he’s developed some bad habits and I imagine his minutes would be limited by fouls. 2) He doesn’t shoot it from range well in this game, and the release isn’t exactly one you’d teach, but he strokes it so confidently that I imagine his shooting stats are accurately reflective and would translate to better competition. His low post game is crude and mechanical. Not bad, and he has good feet, but he really needs coaching. 3) The athleticism is exceptional, but it’s mitigated some by really unrefined instincts. You can actually watch him processing what he sees. He’s not un-instinctive, just very inexperienced. 4) I like him and it’s easy to see a role, though the size of it would be dictated by whether he can avoid fouling. I have serious concerns about that. But, his toolkit matches the new direction of the program better than Thompson’s does and he would bring a defensive presence the roster currently lacks.
    fwiw
  20. Like
    Demo got a reaction from MemphisHoosier in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    This is the NAIA national championship game from March. Onu doesn’t have a particularly good game and fouls out. But it gives a nice look at his traits and the nature of his game. Without writing a book, I’m trying to stop doing that, a few things stick out: 1) Both physically and defensively, Onu looks a lot like Neemias Queta, the Utah St center, who was the Mountain West DPOY and a Naismith National  DPOY finalist. He’s so long and quick off his feet,  and he has excellent timing as a shot blocker. He gets shots right at the top of his jump. It’s his best trait. Otherwise, he’s developed some bad habits and I imagine his minutes would be limited by fouls. 2) He doesn’t shoot it from range well in this game, and the release isn’t exactly one you’d teach, but he strokes it so confidently that I imagine his shooting stats are accurately reflective and would translate to better competition. His low post game is crude and mechanical. Not bad, and he has good feet, but he really needs coaching. 3) The athleticism is exceptional, but it’s mitigated some by really unrefined instincts. You can actually watch him processing what he sees. He’s not un-instinctive, just very inexperienced. 4) I like him and it’s easy to see a role, though the size of it would be dictated by whether he can avoid fouling. I have serious concerns about that. But, his toolkit matches the new direction of the program better than Thompson’s does and he would bring a defensive presence the roster currently lacks.
    fwiw
  21. Like
    Demo got a reaction from MemphisHoosier in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    This is the NAIA national championship game from March. Onu doesn’t have a particularly good game and fouls out. But it gives a nice look at his traits and the nature of his game. Without writing a book, I’m trying to stop doing that, a few things stick out: 1) Both physically and defensively, Onu looks a lot like Neemias Queta, the Utah St center, who was the Mountain West DPOY and a Naismith National  DPOY finalist. He’s so long and quick off his feet,  and he has excellent timing as a shot blocker. He gets shots right at the top of his jump. It’s his best trait. Otherwise, he’s developed some bad habits and I imagine his minutes would be limited by fouls. 2) He doesn’t shoot it from range well in this game, and the release isn’t exactly one you’d teach, but he strokes it so confidently that I imagine his shooting stats are accurately reflective and would translate to better competition. His low post game is crude and mechanical. Not bad, and he has good feet, but he really needs coaching. 3) The athleticism is exceptional, but it’s mitigated some by really unrefined instincts. You can actually watch him processing what he sees. He’s not un-instinctive, just very inexperienced. 4) I like him and it’s easy to see a role, though the size of it would be dictated by whether he can avoid fouling. I have serious concerns about that. But, his toolkit matches the new direction of the program better than Thompson’s does and he would bring a defensive presence the roster currently lacks.
    fwiw
  22. Like
    Demo got a reaction from MemphisHoosier in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    This is the NAIA national championship game from March. Onu doesn’t have a particularly good game and fouls out. But it gives a nice look at his traits and the nature of his game. Without writing a book, I’m trying to stop doing that, a few things stick out: 1) Both physically and defensively, Onu looks a lot like Neemias Queta, the Utah St center, who was the Mountain West DPOY and a Naismith National  DPOY finalist. He’s so long and quick off his feet,  and he has excellent timing as a shot blocker. He gets shots right at the top of his jump. It’s his best trait. Otherwise, he’s developed some bad habits and I imagine his minutes would be limited by fouls. 2) He doesn’t shoot it from range well in this game, and the release isn’t exactly one you’d teach, but he strokes it so confidently that I imagine his shooting stats are accurately reflective and would translate to better competition. His low post game is crude and mechanical. Not bad, and he has good feet, but he really needs coaching. 3) The athleticism is exceptional, but it’s mitigated some by really unrefined instincts. You can actually watch him processing what he sees. He’s not un-instinctive, just very inexperienced. 4) I like him and it’s easy to see a role, though the size of it would be dictated by whether he can avoid fouling. I have serious concerns about that. But, his toolkit matches the new direction of the program better than Thompson’s does and he would bring a defensive presence the roster currently lacks.
    fwiw
  23. Like
    Demo got a reaction from MemphisHoosier in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    This is the NAIA national championship game from March. Onu doesn’t have a particularly good game and fouls out. But it gives a nice look at his traits and the nature of his game. Without writing a book, I’m trying to stop doing that, a few things stick out: 1) Both physically and defensively, Onu looks a lot like Neemias Queta, the Utah St center, who was the Mountain West DPOY and a Naismith National  DPOY finalist. He’s so long and quick off his feet,  and he has excellent timing as a shot blocker. He gets shots right at the top of his jump. It’s his best trait. Otherwise, he’s developed some bad habits and I imagine his minutes would be limited by fouls. 2) He doesn’t shoot it from range well in this game, and the release isn’t exactly one you’d teach, but he strokes it so confidently that I imagine his shooting stats are accurately reflective and would translate to better competition. His low post game is crude and mechanical. Not bad, and he has good feet, but he really needs coaching. 3) The athleticism is exceptional, but it’s mitigated some by really unrefined instincts. You can actually watch him processing what he sees. He’s not un-instinctive, just very inexperienced. 4) I like him and it’s easy to see a role, though the size of it would be dictated by whether he can avoid fouling. I have serious concerns about that. But, his toolkit matches the new direction of the program better than Thompson’s does and he would bring a defensive presence the roster currently lacks.
    fwiw
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    Demo got a reaction from thebigweave in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    I’m sorry, but 2 handed catch blocks like the one at :45 are about the coolest thing in the game.
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    Demo got a reaction from MemphisHoosier in B10 Basketball Recruiting Thread   
    Will be stunned if he ends up anywhere other than the G League.
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