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Just a reminder that the Nike Hoop Summit from Portland is on ESPN2 tonight at 7pm ET.
The twins and Julius Randle are on the US team and Wiggins and Karl Towns Jr. are on the World team.
I can't wait! I'm most excited to see Karl Towns.
little annoyed, young and johnson isn't there.
but, still excited to see Twins, and Randle. Also Wiggins and Towns.
Let's just call this the official Hoops Summit Game.
Randle with nice hustle play.
I love Randle.
He missed 3 FT, but damn he is physical.
Andrew and Randle looking REALLY good.
Aaron gordon just doesn't look that good if he can't dunk.
Good for the UK signees to get some experience against a zone. They'll probably see a lot of it next year.
Karl Towns just muscled his way for a bucket.
Andrew harrison is going to get pissed if his nice passes continue to be missed..
Andrew wiggins and Karl Towns talking together...
yeah and doing back and forth passes with Wiggins.
GO roommates.. ehem and future wildcats!
That was an AWESOME dunk.
Aaron Harrison has been really quiet the last 3 weeks.
Yeah, he has been struggling.
Maybe he will stay 2 years ;-) hahahahahahaha.
I think if there is a clear team environment and set plays for him. He will be better. Shooters need to shoot from their sweet spots.
Towns is an excellent passer
The coach for USA is horrible! How do you not play the twins together at all the entire game? Yes Aaron has struggled but Hill and Jackson are not better than him and Aaron is a way better shooter than either of those guys. Just poor coaching they need to let college or a professional coach coach in this game. Last year the World team had better players and this year they had a bigger front court. How does Walker and Johnson not make this roster? Vonleh is a good player but we needed a bit more size. Was it me or did this coach seem to run just about every time out end bounds play for Parker!
I really believe this coach had no clue how to utilize this team so we got spanked. We also had zero outside shooting besides Aaron who didn't play very much and the World team played a ton of zone and you leave your best shooter on the bench! I mean this was just poorly coached. Don't worry Aaron you chose to play for the right coach you will be just fine at UK.
yeah it was terrible coaching.
First of all, no chris walker or dakari johnson seems almost stupid. I just don't understand what the strategies were for this. They could have used both.
Aaron Gordon should not have played 24 minutes. THat's absurd. Who can't see that he was extremely limited by the fact that he can only dunk. Unfortunately for him, they have just as athletic and longer players defending the paint. He was completely waste of time. Gordon to me is a 5 wanting to play the 3. He doesn't have the SKILL. where do people get that he has the skill. I guess in college, he will be able to play the 4, but if arizona let's him play the 3. Expect them to struggle. You can pack inside and they will struggle to get much going offensively. He is a waste at 3. He is meh at 4. He is okay at 5. See Julius Randle on how to play a 4, then think about how to get to a 3. Randle is more of a 3 than Gordon or Jabari.
Anwayys, bunch of other shit pissed me off.
Jabari better become a better shooter because his outside game hasn't been very impressive in any of these games. I can see now why he dropped a few spots in rivals rankings and should in the ESPN rankings as well. I also think Andrew Harrison is the third best player in this class. He plays both ends of the court and UKs defense next year should be special.
USA out manned in the middle.. Bad decision to leave off all the bigmen. WCS and DJ will be the difference next year.
The core of Aaron/Andrew Harrison and Julius Randle on next year's team is just going to be a nightmare for opposing teams. Those three are just cold-blooded killers.
The development of Towns was and is amazing to watch. Continues to get better and better.
As an aside, much like the McD's and the Jordan games, I saw one player (shall remain nameless) out there trying to prove he's the best and another player who just knows he is ...
Jabari has potential. If he learns to be a 4! then he will be a legit top 3. But the problem is national media claiming he is VERSATILE and is a 3.
No high school player seriously is versatile. You have to develop that over time. Parker HAS the potential, but right now...he is like TJ freshman year. When he goes to the 3 point line, and we all scream DON"T SHOOOT... same thing for parker.
Media has done that kid an absolute disservice. He's a great kid but now he feels compelled to go out there and try to live up to all this undue and unnecessary hype.
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Which is a reason I love Wiggins game. He didn't do that in any of the three all star games. He lets the game come to him and doesn't force a whole lot. Can't wait to see him pick the Cats!
I really can see he has a legitimate weakness in his game! Him and Hood are very similar players in my mind and Duke will be pretty good but I just think they will pretty much go about as far as they have been the last few years. I think when teams take away the three point line teams beat Duke. Their defense is no where the quality of what UK will be but that can be said of most of the teams next year.
Parker is going to be a good college player and an average pro with a long career. All 3 of Randle, Wiggins and An. Harrison will be better pros.
As far as UK, we are set... If Wiggins comes GREAT! If not just stay away from UNC. He would make them dangerous and in a 1 and done scenario, capable of beating us.
Ummm it looks like a lot of bias on the board.. Jabari is and will be a stud! He is a young Carmelo to me.. Great in the paint and can stretch out to the 3.. Can't defend Wiggins (but who can in this class, Gordon).. McD game had to be the "Host".. Jordan game MVP.. Summit was trying to carry the team.. He's gonna be the 2nd pick in the draft unless the team needs a PG then Twin will go..
Love when Randle works from 17 ft in.. Not a fan of him taking more than 3 dribbles (in the word of J.Dykes "going left to lefter"). He will get the T.Jones treatment and told to go post up and be the beast u are..
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