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JimK_LU72 
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07-13-18 10:00 AM - Post#258813    
    In response to Bison137

Just a quick note on Lehigh..... Tejada is a streaky shooter, very hot and cold. Leufroy regressed a bit last year and we are hoping he rebounds. Cohen will be the key to our front court, and quite likely to the season. He is an energy guy who scores and distributes and should be the main man at point. Still in my mind the Bison are clear preseason favorites. Plenty of talent (veteran & just arrived) and very well coached.

 
HuskyColonial 
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07-13-18 10:33 AM - Post#258824    
    In response to JimK_LU72

The play of Newman will also be critical in spelling Sestina.

 
DrBison 
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07-13-18 11:12 AM - Post#258832    
    In response to HuskyColonial

I agree. I also see no way LU should be picked ahead of us. Strong backcourt, lots of depth, and very likely POY in Nate S.

 
bison63 
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07-13-18 12:05 PM - Post#258841    
    In response to DrBison

I agree as well. We should still be the pick, but it is not a slam dunk anymore. Competitiveness returns to the PL.

 
crd012 
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07-13-18 11:26 PM - Post#258882    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Husky, I have to ask...what is your obsession with Newman? He has shown us nothing to think he’d be a major contributor next year. So unless you personally know him I don’t understand why you continue to bring him up. I’ll happily eat crow if I’m wrong. But he wasn’t worth noting this year.

 
JDBison2010 
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07-14-18 07:16 AM - Post#258883    
    In response to crd012

  • crd012 Said:
Husky, I have to ask...what is your obsession with Newman? He has shown us nothing to think he’d be a major contributor next year. So unless you personally know him I don’t understand why you continue to bring him up. I’ll happily eat crow if I’m wrong. But he wasn’t worth noting this year.



I don’t think it’s an obsession but rather more of a rumination because, you’re right; Newman was a non factor last year. The difference is Newman didn’t need to be anything last year. This year is drastically different.

The team has question marks heading into next season and I too am focused on Newman. Our front court depth is basically non existent if you look at who is behind Bruce and Sestina, two guys who consistently get into foul trouble. In the past, the team has been able to absorb it because of our depth. This year, after a few near misses in recruiting (Milora-Brown and Davis are the first two that come to mind), we are having to rely on a sparingly used Newman to be, likely, one of the first guys off the bench. We’ll know quickly if he’s made strides or if we are in for a long year up front if our starters are plagued with foul trouble or just general fatigue from having to play too many minutes. Also have to remember that Sestina will be coming off surgery on his knee.

All reasons why it would be great to get another PF/C next year. Coach Davis was checking out Robbie Beran yesterday which is a good sign. Hope we are still in the running

 
HuskyColonial 
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07-14-18 09:17 AM - Post#258884    
    In response to crd012

I'm sorry you misunderstood my sentiments. I'm not being critical of Newman at all. I hope he makes me great strides between his freshman and sophomore years. I'm saying that with Nate's high rate of picking up fouls, isn't Newman the logical choice for more minutes at the 5? I'm certainly not trying to place the outcome of the season on Paul Newman! That would be entirely unfair to a developmental player.

 
MrPhillie 
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07-14-18 05:55 PM - Post#258885    
    In response to HuskyColonial

I totally get what Husky and JD are saying...SOMEBODY has to pick up minutes when Nate needs to rest and/or picks up fouls...and history suggests he will pick up fouls. Not sure of anyone else on the roster that has size/experience to step in for Nate other than Paul. To me he needed to get stronger and add some aggressiveness to his game. Maybe the Bison will go small this year.

 
HuskyColonial 
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07-15-18 08:49 AM - Post#258887    
    In response to MrPhillie

It would be really small if Moore is the biggest guy on the court.

 
jkrun80 
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07-15-18 03:38 PM - Post#258892    
    In response to HuskyColonial

  • HuskyColonial Said:
It would be really small if Moore is the biggest guy on the court.


Moore is 6'8" and Newman is 6'9" but Bruce is about 30 lbs lighter. He'd get pushed all over on defense. On the other hand, a traditional center could not guard him. I'm hopeful Newman is ready to make a big leap and handle 12-15 minutes per game.

 
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