KAEO Unique McLean (2016)

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Re: KAEO Unique McLean (2016)

Post by capezona » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:27 pm

Old Cage wrote:
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Sports Center Top 10 Baybee!
Do you have a link? I can't find it.

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Re: KAEO Unique McLean (2016)

Post by DearOleUMass » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:35 pm

capezona wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:27 pm
Old Cage wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:59 am
Sports Center Top 10 Baybee!
Do you have a link? I can't find it.
https://twitter.com/UMassBasketball/sta ... 4502517760

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Re: KAEO Unique McLean (2016)

Post by capezona » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:08 pm

Thanks! That's a beautiful thing. The pass was absolutely perfect.

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Re: KAEO Unique McLean (2016)

Post by uz2b-len » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:49 pm

I hope Unique is watching Loyola-Chicago vs Nevada. They are putting on a clinic on how to finish at the rim.
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Re: KAEO Unique McLean (2016)

Post by natwam2547 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:51 pm

We are entering the "When a KAEO thread of a current player gets bumped the collective Umass fan holds their breath" stage of the offseason.

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Re: KAEO Unique McLean (2016)

Post by uz2b-len » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:24 pm

Sorry about that. I'll buy you a drink.
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Post by LS71 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:06 pm

^^ :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: KAEO Unique McLean (2016)

Post by Swampy » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:30 am

Rumors out there that Unique is putting up 1K jumpers/day.

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Re: KAEO Unique McLean (2016)

Post by Roadtrip » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:35 am

I'm sure he is working hard to secure his place on the team. Hope that someone is working with him on form, reps don't matter unless you are doing it right.

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Re: KAEO Unique McLean (2016)

Post by 69MG » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:44 am

Swampy wrote:
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Rumors out there that Unique is putting up 1K jumpers/day.
He's an interesting (unique :oops: ) case. If he could improve his shooting % numbers (overall, 3 and FT) to 42, 33 and 70 he would be a dynamic player. I like his defense and rebounding and we all know about his athleticism. As roadtrip said, he needs to be coached to get his form better.

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Re: KAEO Unique McLean (2016)

Post by uz2b-len » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:33 am

The most frustrating thing for me is that he doesn't know how to finish around the hoop (other than dunk). It looks like he never practiced lay-ups with both hands, reverse lay-ups, etc. Which is what happens I guess when you can throw it down against the high school competition.
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Re: KAEO Unique McLean (2016)

Post by Jackson96 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:42 am

That game at Fordham where he took 24 shots is one of the more bizarre stats from last year. He must've had maybe 3-4 other games where he took double digits in shots, the rest we were single digits. That game, though, 24 shots.
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Re: KAEO Unique McLean (2016)

Post by eldonabe » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:50 am

uz2b-len wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:33 am
The most frustrating thing for me is that he doesn't know how to finish around the hoop (other than dunk). It looks like he never practiced lay-ups with both hands, reverse lay-ups, etc. Which is what happens I guess when you can throw it down against the high school competition.
EXACTLY - this is exactly why I hate getting overly excited about HS highlight reels. Inferior competition can make otherwise average talent look far superior.

No question Unique has some great athleticism, and in HS that can take you a really long way, but once the playing field is leveled and all the competition is just as athletic, the fundamentals start mattering much more. Why would you practice standard simple layups and around the basket finishing work when you can just jump over everyone and hear the crowd yell "Oh Shit" every time you posterize some kid - that is no fun, no fun at all!
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Re: KAEO Unique McLean (2016)

Post by baseline47 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:41 pm

Pipkins really improved his second year. His outside shot was so much better. How did that happen? Why was he so much better his second year? If it was a coach who helped him improve his shot, maybe the same coach could help Unique? I like Unique's his size, strength, athleticism, defense; but he needs to finish better (in the paint) and improve his outside shot. If he can score better, Unique will get plenty of minutes.
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Re: KAEO Unique McLean (2016)

Post by capezona » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:56 pm

Jackson96 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:42 am
That game at Fordham where he took 24 shots is one of the more bizarre stats from last year. He must've had maybe 3-4 other games where he took double digits in shots, the rest we were single digits. That game, though, 24 shots.
He was playing in front of his homies.

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