Class of 2019 Joe Girard III from Glens Falls, NY

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  1. PhatOrange

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    I thought he was gassed to and probably why they have him play off the ball but my god i was screaming just give the ball to Girard lol.

    The step back NBA range 3 off the glass was insane. And like I said, you need to call that crap but it felt like everytime he shot the ball it was going in.

    My second favorite shot was the one in the corner from behind the backboard. The shot clock may have been expiring to. That was just a crazy pull up J that he drained and if memory serves it was a crucial shot.
     
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  2. PhatOrange

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    One thing I'd add. He had 6 assists which led his team. And while he has the green light and is not shy about it (from anywhere on the court) he's definitely a team player and looked to dish and get his teammates involved. Maybe it's his age, but most gunners don't look to pass. Fredette never passed the ball. Girard was looking to pass and for as many shots as he takes he's not selfish, at least that was my feel. In fact he should've kept the ball in his hands more often imo.
     
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    Could he be a Kevin Pangos type player?
     
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  4. Newhouser

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    I couldn't say having only seen him once, and I really can't remember Kevin Pangos. I'll say this - he can handle and he can SHOOT THE ROCK. Not sure what kind of athlete he is but you can tell he knows how to play. Again I'd love to see him in a game with higher level teammates.
     
  5. cliftonparksufan

    cliftonparksufan 2016 Iggy Winner

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    Pretty amazing how he almost carried his team to the state tournament. How many other freshmen in NYS history can say that.
     
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    cliftonparksufan 2016 Iggy Winner

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    He's going to be playing with the City Rocks so he will get an opportunity to be seen by many D-1 coaches.
     
  7. PhatOrange

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    Girard is a better shooter right now than Cooney is.
     
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    Very impressive freshman. I had a chance to watch the entire game as my wife teaches at Hudson and we were among the 3,000 or so who drove up from Columbia (and Dutchess) counties Friday evening. I don't follow the recruiting boards on a regular basis so it wasn't until I got back home that I realized you guys had been discussing the Girard kid for some time. It will be interesting to watch him develop over the next few years.
     
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  9. upperdeck

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    it will be interesting to see how the kid from cooperstown turns out as well.. I think he is a So but had a nice touch and avgs a ton of points with a team that offers him no help at all off the ball. 2 NY state kids that will both by 2000K scorers
     
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    Yeah I followed him this year and he only was a sophomore but put 55 points in a regional which is pretty damn impressive. He's also the coach's son. I know he needs to get stronger but he's got a nice stroke and can take it to the hoop. Their team is very young too. Center is 6'6" soph and PG/SG is a freshman.
     
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    Kid from Cooperstown is a good player but Girardi averages 50 in that league.
     
  12. upperdeck

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    I didnt see enough of an athlete to think the cooperstown kid is anything more than a good player playing in a low level league. but Girardi has a pretty good chance to develop into something
     
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    Very good look for him in a camp which will produce many high major talent down the line.
     
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  14. PhatOrange

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    ...and I heard he led the all-star team in scoring
     
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    Yup. He knocked down 4 threes in the box score that I saw.
     
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    Everytime I see this thread title...

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    Just can't help it.
     
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    So . . . . . Girard to Northwestern?
     
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  18. cliftonparksufan

    cliftonparksufan 2016 Iggy Winner

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    No surprise since he is surpassing Jimmer's records. I know the odds of him wearing Orange is slim but we need to be in his final two or three if he keeps developing.
     
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  20. Newhouser

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    Why are they slim? Is there a school that he has been favoring? Just curious.
     

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