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Post by Chris20 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:48 am

When the coach has lost the fanbase's confidence, that philosophy is not applied. Dk is at an all-time high with that currently, however.

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Post by DS Bruce Robertson » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:49 am

Actually, an answer to "why not?" is that 5'9 might be the most common height among North American males and it's rare and notable when one of them leads or even contributes to a Division 1 basketball program. So unless he does posses the full Chaz Williams package, he's more likely gonna be an undersized liability taking up a spot during a period when the program really should be able to step things up a bit in terms of who can be expected to make the best use of a scholarship.
You know, say what you will about America, 13 bucks still gets you a hell of a lot of mice.

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Post by UMass87 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:50 am

I have a bias toward waterbug point guards. One that can dunk is a bonus. What makes Chaz special, though, is is heart and his attitude. Chaz would have made UMass considerably better even if he only averaged 10 points per game. My hope is that while Chaz is here he infects younger players - whoever they are - with some of his attitude.

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Post by DS Bruce Robertson » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:56 am

Who doesn't love it when it works?
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Post by Chris20 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:56 am

Is he really that tall? Problem with lots of these 5'9" guys is that they're 5'6".

Agree it would be uncommon to have two consecutive mini guys that lead us to success. But not unbelievable. In any given year, there are a handful of those types that are doing well. I wouldn't be shocked if dk found another who did just fine. Not Chaz, but effective.

In any case, next years recruiting class is very important.....replacing Chaz put Jesse and samp is the key to sustaining our return to respectability and beyond,

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Post by Blutrane93 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:57 am

^^^^Unless you're expecting 4 star or better recruits at every position, this kid is exactly the kind of player that our new playing style and burgeoning success will attract at the A-10 level.

Our playing style now demands a lightning quick point guard who can cause havoc all over the floor. If any of those are over 6' tall, we are going to compete with high majors for them. If Sledge wants to come here, roll out the red carpet.

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Post by rayers » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:01 pm

This would set us up at point guard for the next 4 years!!

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Post by Chris20 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:04 pm

We can't expect this or any kid to be as good as Chaz....but he might not need to be if dk can parlay some success into some strong recruiting at other positions. Cals teams weren't built around dynamic pg play.

Right now that just happens to be the way we're skinning the cat.

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Post by UMass87 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:09 pm

Chris20 wrote:... Cals teams weren't built around dynamic pg play.
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There was nothing exceptional about DK except his ability to win and run an offense (and, when he wasn't too much of a pussy to take it - his three-point shooting).

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Post by utterlyoptimistic » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:31 pm

I wonder if he'll be at the game Tuesday. Assuming he is home this week to make his decision.

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Post by TheInsider » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:06 pm

He looks a bit bigger than Chaz. Does it matter how tall he is? What matters is if he can play. Chris makes a good point also. The pg doesn't need to be our star in the future. If he's a kind of guy that can fit our style and our program then who really cares how tall he is. But if they have seen him play and don't like him, don't try to get him. I'd rather take the kid from Mich if we can get him.

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Post by chdavis295 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:16 pm

The fact that we are talking about size is just stupid...its evident that its not the size of the play but the size of his heart as dumb as that sounds

if he really really wants it he can find a way to be a beast

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Post by DEM » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:31 pm

Well, in all fairness, I only count one (infrequent) poster who took issue with his size. I agree it would be kind of silly to make much of his height, especially after the success we've had with a pg who may be even shorter, not to mention other A-10 programs who have benefited from similar-sized pg's.

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Post by TheInsider » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:24 pm

That's what I've seen too. The way we play we need to have pretty good shooters all around, even at the point.

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Post by UMass87 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:33 pm

Well, he'd have a year off to work exclusively on his shooting.

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