An unbelievably good season preview (backcourt)

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by SL Xpress, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. SL Xpress

    SL Xpress 500+ Posts

    This is from the new staff member at Burnt Orange Beat, who apparently has to go anonymously for now as "Burnt Orange Beat staff".

    He covers in detail the backcourt players in an article accessible to anyone, subscriber and non-subscriber alike. Expect more articles of this uality in the future.
    The Link
     
  2. Texoz

    Texoz 1,000+ Posts

    It's gonna be a great season. If the guard play is better than expected, a NC is a realistic goal.
     
  3. Third Coast

    Third Coast 10,000+ Posts

    Great article SL Xpress.

    BTW, I subscribed to BOB based upon your recommendation in a previous thread.
     
  4. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 10,000,000+ Posts

    A free article. I admit, Im surprised. Thanks.
     
  5. Vasherized

    Vasherized 25+ Posts

    Great write-up, thanks for the heads up on this site SL.

    With Orangebloods whiffing on basketball coverage of late (for obvious reasons) BOB has capitalized on a nice opportunity and I'll be signing up if the content continues to be this good.
     
  6. kevwun

    kevwun 1,000+ Posts

    I'm glad Burnt Orange Beat Staff is writing articles again.
     
  7. SL Xpress

    SL Xpress 500+ Posts

    Nicely put, kevwun.
     
  8. pan-fried oreos

    pan-fried oreos < 25 Posts

    Reminds me of the old joke about eating Cheetos and watching porn.
     
  9. Nordberg

    Nordberg 1,000+ Posts


     
  10. Texoz

    Texoz 1,000+ Posts

    For obvious reasons, not much is written about Harrison Smith. His numbers and play over the years haven't warranted a broad review. However, I would like more analysis as to why he hasn't been able to contribute more. Did he peek in high school? Is he one of the rare instances where Barnes & Co. haven't been able to develolp a player's skills?

    It would be a very pleasant surprise if HS could come in and give some quality minutes this season, especially on defense. Contributions like that could be the difference in Sweet 16 vs playing for a NC.
     
  11. skymonkeyhorn

    skymonkeyhorn 100+ Posts

    Very good breakdown of the backcourt, as I sit waiting for a plane I reread the article.
    Started to sound just like a BB guru that we know.
    I am wondering if someone has a second career going ?? Good article, SXL.
     
  12. CleverNickname

    CleverNickname 500+ Posts

  13. KosherHorn

    KosherHorn 250+ Posts

    SL, are you doing contract work as their marketer? [​IMG]

    All kidding aside, this is great stuff. Thanks for the link! Man am I ready for college hoops to get in full swing this weekend all around.
     
  14. Lost_In_Ohio

    Lost_In_Ohio 500+ Posts

    Anyone else interested to see if Harrison Smith can actually contribute? I think we could use his depth and knowledge at the PG. I'm not sure about this article saying that defense has kept him off the court. No offense to AJ, but his defense is also less than desired and he plays 36+ minutes.

    Also, does anyone else see this team as the deepest we have ever had? I look up and down the roster, and there is not one guy on there that I would not trust out there on the court (minus the inexperience of Balbay and Ward). There are multiple guys that can come off the bench at every position and I think we can defenitely wear down teams, especially inside.
     
  15. Texoz

    Texoz 1,000+ Posts


     

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