I think with some guys, there is a concern that they could losing their shooting touch if they got too jacked. Cooney, I seem to recall, had this said about him his senior year.It’s pretty obvious when you compare our players to others, that our players are not committed to the weight room. If this is a program issue, there needs some changes made. This is not a new concern. I’m not just talking about our centers. OB, Howard, Washington, Carey and Buddy all look like they are allergic to weights. Maybe they need to work with the footballs trainer.
Swatted a few 3-balls cleanly as a Frosh, coming out from the post.
Shame his career has been derailed by injuries since then. Hope he can get back to that again.
I remember Arinze scoring over both shoulders, not Rick.If somehow he could be as healthy as his senior year in HS next season, we will be a much, much better team. He's not just a defensive player. He was quite good with his back to the basket, and could score over either shoulder, just like Rick Jackson used to do.
Come on man - the kid was like a top 200 recruitIf somehow he could be as healthy as his senior year in HS next season, we will be a much, much better team. He's not just a defensive player. He was quite good with his back to the basket, and could score over either shoulder, just like Rick Jackson used to do.
He was a late bloomer and had a terrific senior year.
He blocked everything when he first starting playing his freshman year. He ran people down and blocked shots rotating out to the corner.It is just my opinion so take that for what it is, but from the videos and games I watched he was not that much of defensive presence on the floor (maybe someone has his block shot stats from the year?). I would be very surprised if he is able to provide much on the defensive end as a center on next years team in conference play. He looks much more like a 4 to me in our system then a 5, again JMHO