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Username Post: Del.        (Topic#22225)
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12-03-18 02:00 PM - Post#267891    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

I haven't watched Columbia play, so they may already be doing this, but one approach to getting offense from a player who normally doesn't shoot (but can) is to run some practiced set plays for him early in the game, where he knows in advance that he's expected to take a specific shot. If nothing else it screws with the opponent's scouting report.

 
Columbia 37P6 
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12-03-18 02:02 PM - Post#267892    
    In response to HARVARDDADGRAD

You would think that senior guard C.J. Davis would be a terrific second option at point guard, but except for a few minutes in the St. Joseph's of Brooklyn game, he has not played at all this season. Why that is so is a complete mystery. C.J. was one of the last star players for the late great Jack Curran at Archbishop Malloy. Kyle Smith recruited him to Columbia.

 
internetter 
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12-03-18 03:24 PM - Post#267894    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

http://ivyhoopsonline.com/2018/12/03/what-can-c olu...

west coast fan


 
Chet Forte 
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12-03-18 04:00 PM - Post#267896    
    In response to internetter

The article posted above is modestly encouraging. But it implies that we should have changed our inbounds set with 1.9 seconds to go after Delaware having seen what we planned to do called a TO. I am disappointed that Bibbs hasn’t shown up, because I think he has talent. I agree that the author has identified the best starting lineup and that Brumant has a real upside. I also am not ready to give up on Tape.


 
AntiUngvar 
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12-03-18 04:06 PM - Post#267898    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

P6: No mystery with CJ; and by the way, it's Molloy, and I don't know that he actually got to play for Jack, there, or was just recruited by him. But CJ was NOT recruited by Engles; got hurt, and fell out of favor with Engles, early on- a kid get on Engles' bad side, he tends to stay there!


Edited by AntiUngvar on 12-03-18 04:09 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Columbia 37P6 
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12-03-18 04:25 PM - Post#267900    
    In response to internetter

Thanks, Internetter, for posting the excellent article by Josiah Cohen at hoopsline on the Columbia-Delaware mishap. Cohen, more than anyone, believes Columbia already has the talent to be a winning team, and it's just a matter of doing this or that. Of course, that gets you back to second guessing the coach which is easy to do under the circumstances. Cohen does just that with the suggestion that it made no sense for Engles to substitute Tape for Brumant immediately after Brumant blocked a shot. My feeling is that Engles has improved somewhat this year as a game coach, but I do not see much improvement in the rotation. And, what is he doing, if anything to get Bibbs, Ellis, Hunter and Davis going. I just one or two of those players were contributing significantly, the Lions would be the winning team that Josiah Cohen thinks they are capable of becoming. In summary, until Columbia either starts winning, or shows signs that it can win, the Head Coach is going to be criticized.

 
Chet Forte 
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12-03-18 05:18 PM - Post#267904    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

P6, as far as the four players in question, I think there are different issues for each. CJ was highly touted and did a PG year: he is one of the strongest guys on the team and Kyle once said that he was recruited to play defense. What we do not know is how far back his injury may have set him. Ellis may not be ready yet for the college game. Bibb should be a really good player but something seems to hold him back when he gets into games. Hunter looks like a great athlete who can do a little of everything except shoot. He really does not have an offensive game and thus should only get limited minutes and should not start. As a senior I think we now know what he can do and cannot do, and obviously so do all of our opponents.


 
Columbia 37P6 
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12-03-18 06:39 PM - Post#267912    
    In response to Chet Forte

Agree with your on all four players, but what exactly is holding Bibbs back and why isn't Ellis ready yet for the college game? Both of them were double digit scorers in high school so is it just a question of their playing against inferior opponents in high school, or did their high school coaches do something then that Engles is not doing now? Nearly all we have seen of Ellis were his minutes against a mediocre DIII opponent. I thought he was going to make an immediate impact at Columbia and that has not been the case. Same with Bibbs. I thought that a healthy Bibbs would start in the backcourt this year, score in double figures and be a very good defender. I haven't seen enough of him either to see what has gone wrong. Do you feel confident in Engles' ability to make these guys into the impact players we thought they would be coming out of high school? And, finally,Is Kenny Blakeney tutoring these guys now? He certainly was a great high school and college player and I have good feelings about him from afar.

 
AntiUngvar 
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12-03-18 09:40 PM - Post#267919    
    In response to Columbia 37P6

P6:
My respect for you is immense; but can you define your "good feelings" about Blakeney "from afar", given the recruiting improprieties he was found guilty of, while at Harvard a decade ago? (https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2010/7/5/blak eney-league-recruiting-iv y/)
You allude to Blakeney's definitive player pedigree; and though he's bounced around as an assistant coach at a number of Division-1 schools, he's never been a head coach of any college program. Interesting, too, Mike Krzyzewski, who probably knows more about Blakeney than Blakeney, himself, has never brought him into the coaching fraternity at Duke- not even as the lowliest of Duke's bench personnel- interesting, I think! Blakeney's more than questionable; and he was just hired by a desperate man even more questionable than he.
As far as Maka Ellis is concerned, there's still no information having been presented to the public through the CU Basketball Office or Spectator claiming that the kid's injured. I know his father's active on Twitter in a manner that may be vexing to Engles. I also know that Engles has made it known to the kids and their families that he has concerns about Twitter. I ALSO know that he benched Jaron Faulds for the entire Cornell game played in Ithaca last January (in effect tanking at Cornell) because he didn't approve of some of the Twitter postings that Fauld's dad had placed. Understand that I'm not making any of the above statements gleefully; however, I do believe that people with sincere concerns about the program are deserving of some honest answers from those at the helm about the direction we're headed in.


Edited by AntiUngvar on 12-03-18 09:48 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Mike Valmas 
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Re: Del.
12-04-18 08:25 AM - Post#267925    
    In response to AntiUngvar

Call Pilling and report back.

 
AntiUngvar 
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Re: Del.
12-04-18 09:46 AM - Post#267927    
    In response to Mike Valmas

Gerald:
When the University inevitably fires Engles in April, they'd be all the wiser keeping a lifeless embarrassment like yourself as removed at possible from the process of hiring a new coach. In fact, Mr. Pilling would be more than fortunate and smart to bring in a man like Tony Chiles to clean up the mess you've made.

https://tulanegreenwave.com/news/2018/5/21/dunlea v...


 
Chet Forte 
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12-04-18 02:17 PM - Post#267968    
    In response to AntiUngvar

The is a serious question: why the anti-Gerry Sherwin comments? I don’t know him but from all I can tell he is very devoted to Columbia basketball.


 
AntiUngvar 
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12-04-18 02:24 PM - Post#267969    
    In response to Chet Forte

Chet: If he's going to make ad hominem attacks against somebody, he ought to use his own name- and not that of another Columbia College alumnus- in doing so. And I'll be here to call him out on it EVERY time!


 
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