Geno Gone

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  1. FairfaxOrange

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    I agree. Let the kid play against UCONN and Georgetown and we’ll be better fo it come January.
     
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  2. hoopsupstate

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    Where would Thompson play on the defensive end? He was absolutely horrible on defense and played with ZERO effort. He’d be ok at the four on offense, but he was one of the reasons we were a terrible rebounding and defensive team last year. I don’t miss him even a little bit. You can’t win with guys like him. There’s a reason why schools were not knocking the door down to recruit him.
     
  3. TexanMark

    TexanMark Tailgating Guru

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    Seeing him out there...I can't imagine he is more than 6'0"

    He appeared much smaller than Battle.
     
  4. iommi

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    Battle is close to 6'7".
     
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  5. TexanMark

    TexanMark Tailgating Guru

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    I was just making an observation...sigh

    I know how to read rosters.

    Was it Captain Obvious? probably
    But it was the first time seeing both out there in person. The height disparity was obvious and I wondered how it effects the Zone's ability to deny passing lanes and lobs?
     
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  6. iommi

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    Ha. I'm well away you know how to read a roster. I brought up Battle's height to say that HW could look much smaller than Battle and still be 6'2".

    Battle is a very big guard and he's also much more stoutly built than he looks on tv. Washington's hair gives him a few inches on the Hoops Fake Height Meter. :(
     
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  7. Zelda Zonk

    Zelda Zonk All Conference

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    I don't really want to admit it, but I think we would be better with Thompson. He'd start in place of Moyer, hasn't really been amazing on defense. And I think with the threat of pine, with Moyer and Dolemite ready to take minutes, he'd have to be more inspired to defend. With Chukwu's improvement and Sidibe, we wouldn't have seen him at center from which I can imagine some of his poor attitude may have sprung.
     
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  8. ORANGEsPHK

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    Can't say what TT's defensive acumen may have been on this team but we sure could use his offensive game this year. Having said that, I do think the team will learn what works for the team offensively. I was impressed with FW's responses in the PC, he seems ready to understand mistakes and learn from them. Its a good sign.
     
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  9. AZOrange

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    I went back and read his posts. They were really not all that bad.

    And HW looks barely 6 imho
     
  10. iommi

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    Never said they were bad. I quoted them above in full so people can judge but it’s ludicrous to think JB was going to use a forward at guard over HW. I was polite when he first said that because I’d rather let it play out on the court. It did.

    And saying no one on the board is closer to JB than he is?
     
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  11. AZOrange

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    I do agree with the strangeness of the opinion. That’s never going to happen, especially given last year. Move Oshae up and lose his rebounding? Lol
     
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  12. Fly Rodder

    Fly Rodder Lord of the Sebouillia

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    Julie?
     
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  13. iommi

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    It wasn’t said as an opinion.
     
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    Just noticed...

    you can't spell GONE without GENO. :p
     
  15. IthacaMatt

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    Yeah, I keep forgetting about him.
     
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    OrangeXtreme The Mayor of Dewitt Staff Member

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    Didn't know about the disease he has. That's really tough. He would have been helpful eventually, that's for sure. Heck, he would have been helpful for Kansas.
     
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  18. Vorony

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    Sounds like his dad is disappointed in his decision too. Really a shame. I get that he wanted to play immediately, but if he knows this disease causes injuries to heal slower than normal, he really should have sat out the first few games to get healthy. This article makes his departure sound even worse now. Doesn't sound like a return is possible.
     
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    I don't want to kick a kid while he is down. That disease has got to be frustrating. It's discouraging to read though that he did the same thing at Penn State regarding playing time. A little adversity and he jumps ship? There's still a lot of season left. Seems like there could have been an option to shut it down for a few weeks and still have a chance to return and be a spark for the team in conference play versus just quitting? The 'one class that meets one day a week' comment at the end is also telling that he was doing the bare minimum to just hoop. Plenty of extra time to rehab and get the injury to heal right even if it's a slower process for him.
     
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  20. pfister1

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    Serious question. How does he (or anyone for that matter) qualify to play, taking only one course?
     
  21. AZOrange

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    It’s such a joke...once a week!
     
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  22. HakAttack

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    Because he’s probably earning a CAS, not a full Masters Degree. I believe for a CAS (certificate of advanced study) you only need 9 credits. 3 credits in the fall, 3 in the spring, and 3 in the summer.
     
  23. OttoMets

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    The graduate transfer thing is such a sham. Let me guess - Geno was taking the same "instructional design" degree program that all SU's grad transfers and fifth-year players have been steered into?
     
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  24. reedny

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    What's wrong with that?

    - ME
     
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  25. oli44

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    I don't get it. He's unhappy with his playing time so now he's not going to play at all ?