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Class of 2016 PG Tyus Battle (NJ) Signed LOI

Discussion in 'Basketball Recruiting Forum' started by Jazz P, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. TheCusian

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    Happens all the time around here. Richardson is a lazy defender, too ;).
     
  2. Briancuse

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    I haven't seen Battle play, what current or former player does he remind you of?
     
  3. General20

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    If Dion Waiters was two or three inches taller, looked to pass more often, and was a better 3 point shooter, that would be Battle.
     
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    Agreed, bigger more refined Dion coming in. It took Dion a while but hopefully Tyus is ready to play a big role right away.
     
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    He missed his entire Jr year with an injury, that's why. Out of sight, out of mind.
    Their loss, our gain.
    I'm sure he's got a pretty good chip on his shoulder about that.

    I remember when Tyler Ennis got snubbed, he went OFF in his next game, and then of course had that great Frosh season for us.
    Let's hope Tyus follows a similar path.
     
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  6. jr4750

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    Apologies, this thread is too long to go through to see if this was posted already. Just saw this while perusing for videos of Tauren and this weekends recruits. Thought it was a cool story on a future Orange!

     
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    Considering how desperate we were to bring in another player "with point guard skills," does this mean the staff does not consider Battle a point guard at this time?
     
  8. SUOrangeSU

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    desperate isn't quite the word I would use. I think they were after someone with a 3pt shot who wouldn't take away scholarships for 2017 class.

    T will be handling the ball a decent amount
     
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  9. Francis03

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    We needed the depth. We have gone four straight seasons where our starting guards were averaging over 30 minutes per. That has to stop at some point right?
     
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    Cool video, thanks for sharing - funny to see them wearing Michigan gear.
     
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  11. PhatOrange

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    Richardson was just lazy in general, loafs down the court. Remember those conversations? :eek::bat:
     
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  12. Jake

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    It's funny, he looked so disinterested in those all star games. He was. But you can't judge a player in a glorified practice.
     
  13. cuseguy

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    He looked disinterested when several people I know watched him play in high school games.

    Maybe he was just bored.
     
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  14. cuseguy

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    Only problem is if Malachi leaves our guards are still going to be playing 30 minutes a game next year.
     
  15. Francis03

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    Battle, Howard, and Gillon will give JB a nice trio rotation of guards to spread minutes around. Much like the Scoop, Dion, and Triche days.
     
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    And if Malachi comes back are guards will be playing 30 min a game.
     
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  17. cuseguy

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    It works, no doubt.

    I'm just worried about injuries.

    We've been pretty fortunate.
     
  18. iommi

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    He's much more disciplined and team-oriented than Dion. Battle really plays unselfishly, gets his teammates involved. Much more well-rounded than Dion. Tyus blocks shots, rebounds, etc. Also, Tyus is an excellent on-ball defender.
     
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