Class of 2016 Andrew White III thread - COMMITTED

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  1. Jack Hall

    Jack Hall All Conference

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    This would be my prediction but so many possibilities. And in the end what is the lineup that sees the most mins? That is obviously most important
     
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    Agree. In fact, I don't think my starting line up will see the most minutes. I think we'll see a variety of lineups depending on the matchup and who is hot. That's one of the great team attributes this year.
     
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    In the end it does make the most sense for the Most Versatile player to come off the bench. That way if one of three different starters are struggling or pissing Coach off, that bench player could come in for any of the three. I have assumed it will be Lydon cause Lydon could sub in at the 3-5 spots. But it could be Battle if JB could convince him to take on a Dion type role off the bench. Battle could sub in for the 1-3 spots (pg, sg or sf) and JB would say ok im putting the ball in your hands, make some plays, ala Dion
     
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    He doesn't. Going to be a wide open competition this year. I think the only players you can rule out are Thompson and Moyer.

    Gillon, battle, white, Lydon, Howard, chuckwu, Roberson and Coleman will all be in the mix.
     
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    So much to like about MM's outlook (despite his injury, new #, etc.)...

     
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    Jb really doesn't have to convince anyone of anything. Last I looked, he was the guy that gets to make the decisions. Not the players.
     
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    JB loves Thompson. Like surprising how much he loves him. I don't see him playing much but did I mention how much JB loves Thompson?
     
  8. Jack Hall

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    Oh i agree, but chemistry does matter . And lets face it, i think its not unprecedented at the d1 level to promise certain recruits that they will start from day one. Thats why Lydon makes the most sense to me, obviously he was never made that promise. Can we say the same for Gillon, White, Battle or even Paschal?
    Edit- or even DC , he has started almost every single game in his career hes been eligible for. Who knows maybe he was made that promise
     
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    I agree we have 8 very capable starters. Thats my hope anyway, based on many things ive heard and read. But soon enough we get to actually see. Should be great
     
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    I hope the boys aspire to be greater than Natty Light. Geez, that's a low bar.
     
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    Starting to lean this way (that there are strong arguments all over the place on all this is an AWESOME problem to have), due to SU's best seasons since 2003. That year, SU had to come from behind, shockingly, 17 times in those 30 wins. Nearly a decade later, there were those 2 seasons where Scoop, Kris and Dion came off the bench, and SU would put on a lot of runs to put the game away, because most opposing teams didn't have subs of their own to match that quality.

    Having Battle (who is known to be almost the intense alpha like Dion was; not as much tank-like strength, but a little taller) and Lydon come in together as subs could be devastating against nearly all ACC teams.
     
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    I criticize JB all the time but obviously he knows what hes doing. I remember with Dion he would wait for their best perimeter defender to either get tired or go to the bench and in would come Dion. I still cant believe JB almost got to FF without Fab. If Dion had just finished 2-3 more times right at the rim like he usually did ... Would have been an amazing win.

    I think JBs gonna have a lot of fun this season
     
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    I guarantee battle and Lydon start
     
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    FWIW, White still doesn't appear in the student directory. ;)
     
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    He's the Stealth Bomber.
     
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    Did your fiancé tell you that?;)
     
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    He's been my sleeper of this class. The alumni guys talked him up. Devo was glowing over facing a front line of TL, Chukwu and TT. Obviously, from his roster pic, TT's no string bean. He's built, and JB says he's "come on late". He's 6'10, and can score. Love to see him get minutes at PF next to Chukwu.
     
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    Wow... just so much... well,... EVERYTHING!!!! Talk about a turn around over the course of a couple months. All I can say is ain't it great to be Orange about now?
     
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    Interesting. I still think he dotes on his seniors/grads and Battle. I think # of mp is going to be in constant flux from game to game and whoever shows the most is going to get the most minutes.
     
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