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KU coach Bill Self says Hunter Mickelson 'more of a perimeter player' than Jeff Withey

Thanks for the 1:1 ratio number, I didn't know that. Where can I find more of this info, I'm overwhelmed by that knowledge.

April 26, 2013 at 5:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU coach Bill Self says Hunter Mickelson 'more of a perimeter player' than Jeff Withey

Agree with you about the cities, but what city. I played pick-up ball in almost every major city in the U.S. and talent is everywhere. I'm in my fifties now and retired, however I went back to school and graduated in December. I worked at being seen as a peer with fellow students, so I can try to see things from their perspective. Everything is going world now, and with most of Europe thinking more collectively than as separate countries as well as Africa or South America seen as a collective group, a coach from Italy would help recruiting from Greece, Spain, France, Germany, and the Slavic nations possibly. Just like a coach from California helps recruiting from all west coast or a New York helps with Jersey and Philly.

Friendly discussion, not arguing.

April 26, 2013 at 5:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU coach Bill Self says Hunter Mickelson 'more of a perimeter player' than Jeff Withey

Shot blocking is a terrible stat. Too much emphasis on bigs are contributed to blocks. KU was spoiled with blocks from Jeff, because he was probably the best college shot blocker of all time. A very large number of Jeff's blocks should of been counted as steals. When he blocked a shot he would direct the ball to a team mate.

I watched a lot of non-KU games this year, and on average five to six blocks resulted in the the other team still scoring. And half of those were three point shots. So to count a block of a two point shot that results in the opposing team scoring three points, is not a logical stat for efficiency.

I agree that a high percentage shot blocker changes more shots than he blocks therefore contributing to better defensive effectiveness, but altered shots are not counted.

A block should not be considered a stat, if the team finishes the possession with a score, and a negative stat if they score three rather than a two if the block was on a two point attempt. Only when no points are scored should they be rewarded with a blocked shot, or better yet if the blocker or teammate acquires the ball, it is a steal.

Just my way of thinking, luckily we had Jeff.

April 26, 2013 at 5:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU coach Bill Self says Hunter Mickelson 'more of a perimeter player' than Jeff Withey

I would like to see HCBS bring in an assistant from overseas to open up future recruiting there. International players are rapidly catching up to the US in talent. Two years in a row their best beat our best high school. Being the first in a market is a competitive advantage. If KU picks up International marketing for Jayhawk items will help the university, Lawrence, and Kansas. College sports are a business.

Isn't life great, KU basketball conversation 365 days a year, no dormant period like schools who need football.

April 26, 2013 at 4:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill Self: OSU team to beat

You're right about Cobbins, he looked good against everyone but us last year. I think Jeff got in his head. Talent wise we will match up well with them. I have a feeling our conference play will be as good if not better than this year. Non-conference depending how quickly they gel on both ends of the court.

April 19, 2013 at 5:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU assistant Joe Dooley hired as head coach at Florida Gulf Coast

Sorry Comet, I responded on an earlier post about Kevin Young. Just skimmed yours before posting, now that I read yours I should of responded here.

April 17, 2013 at 9:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU assistant Joe Dooley hired as head coach at Florida Gulf Coast

Kevin Young played in Cali., worked as a coach in Cali., knows what HCBS wants, and is YOUNG. A few years learning analyzing/recruiting/coaching from this staff and he could be a serious asset in a few years. HCBS does develop talent.

Besides KY is a movie star.

Just joking, but after some thought, it could help with the the negative recruiting image that HCBS trusts experience over youth.

April 17, 2013 at 8:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU signee Joel Embiid praised for defense at Jordan Classic

Greene and White will be a heck of a battle:

experience = White, potential = Greene

April 15, 2013 at 8:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU signee Joel Embiid praised for defense at Jordan Classic

From what was posted in an article last Thursday on http://kykernel.com/ it sounds like UK may get him:

Wiggins told Jason Jordan of USA Today that UK would contend for a national title if he chose to be a Wildcat.

“I do think that though,” Wiggins said. “I mean come on now; me, Julius (Randle), the Twins (Andrew and Aaron Harrison), James (Young), Marcus (Lee), Dakari (Johnson); who’s stopping that?”

April 14, 2013 at 4:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

NBA scout: Ben McLemore top-2 pick

I agree with your assessment. Waiting 'till after playing in the Jordan Classic may very well improve KU's chances (fingers crossed).

April 11, 2013 at 4:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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