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I see that the #4 and #6 seeds in the South have Pack tranfers getting good minutes (Kyle Washington and Tyler Lewis).
And in Butler’s first round win, Lewis had 8 assists, 9 pts, and 1 turnover in 23 minutes. 8 to 1 A/T ratio!!!!!!!!!!
And Kyle Washington averaged 13 pt per game for the year. Scored 444 pts for the season vs 230+ pts in his last season at State.
The box score shows we played 6 players with the exception of 6 minutes for Anya. Essentially, Anya, Kirk and Hicks didn’t play. Was Hicks out for some reason?
Kirk came in and immediately turned the ball over. Didn’t play the rest of the game.
Anya had 3 fouls in 6 minutes.
But, with the game going the way it was, why didn’t Gott play those guys?05/27/2016 at 2:20 PM in reply to: NC State Basketball Scholarship Distribution & Discussion #104014
I wonder if Yurtseven is really a one-and-done. I read somewhere, when he was being recruited, that he said his decision wasn’t just about basketball. Could it be that he wants to leave with a degree?
I think it was the right decision for Cat even if he didn’t have a daughter.
I don’t see how he could have improved his stock significantly with another year at State. In fact, look what happened when Julius Hodge stayed his senior year.
VaWolf82, I want to apologize for the way I titled my post about Shaun Kirk. Couldn’t find a way to email you directly. I still think we might lose him to transfer based on lack of PT. I hope I’m wrong, but I didn’t mean to say that it was a fact that he would transfer.
I didn’t post speculation as fact. Read what I said. I posted it as speculation. Maybe you don’t like the Title of the thread. Well, I don’t like consistently having lack of depth. I think Gott is the best coach we’ve had since Coach V. But I hate consistently losing good players to transfers because of lack of PT.
Yes it’s speculation based on past facts. And no I didn’t state my opinion as fact. And yes he was highly touted. Just go back and read the news when he was signed. Are any of you seriously going to argue about Gott’s history of losing players to transfers due to lack playing time? As for the “sky is falling” we’re 0-5 in the ACC. That is a fact! He needs PT and what is it going to hurt. Nothing. But it could help. Can you say “fresh legs”?
Who wants to bet Shaun Kirk transfers after this year. Here we are 7 deep and losing every ACC game so far. And still Gott refuses to play him, even a little. Repeating pattern.
If we could get Taurean Thompson, he could be the difference maker. 6’9′, 220 lb, ball handler, outside shooter, inside playmaker with soft touch. Check him out.08/12/2015 at 11:33 AM in reply to: Pack Picks Up Four Star SG/PF Maverick Rowan For 201547Sports’ seventh-ranked small forward and the 39th-best #87932
I count a possible 9 man rotation with the addition Kirk and Rowan. I would love to see Gott make that work and use it. We have the potential to run the whole game and that is a big advantage. Tired of seeing us settle into a 7 man rotation at the end of the season when we have players who I think should be getting PT and aren’t. Then we loose them.04/17/2015 at 2:49 PM in reply to: Trevor Lacey to turn pro – 2016 excitement deflated #85236
I have been worried about that since January or so. Lack of PT for someone who deserved it. It is the one thing I don’t like about Gottfried. You can’t sit players like that on the bench and expect them to stay. I felt like he was the best offensive big we had. I wish Yow would sit Gott down and tell him to stop losing top notch players.
Another thing, as we develop a history of not giving players PT, it will make recruits think twice.04/15/2015 at 4:04 PM in reply to: Trevor Lacey to turn pro – 2016 excitement deflated #85038
I don’t know the NBA draft rules but here is what an NBC News article said: “Per a source, Lacey will not be signing with an agent right away, giving him a chance to “test the waters”, so to speak. The NCAA deadline to officially withdraw his name from the draft was April 14th, while the NBA’s deadline to put his NBA into the draft in April 26th. He’ll have a week and a half to decide whether he’s going to put his name into the mix, but once he does, his college eligibility will be over.”
Copied and pasted verbatim.04/15/2015 at 3:58 PM in reply to: Trevor Lacey to turn pro – 2016 excitement deflated #85035
The news says no agent yet.04/15/2015 at 3:41 PM in reply to: Trevor Lacey to turn pro – 2016 excitement deflated #85029
I think this is a mistake for Lacey. If I thought it was in his best interest, I would be all for him going Pro. But I think the chances are too high that he won’t get drafted or will end up getting cut. IMO, he could have had a chance to be ACC Player of the year next year and better draft prospects. Hope I’m wrong.
After last game I posted my frustration over Cat Barber’s A/T ratio and team play. Against Syracuse he made me eat the best tasting crow ever. 6 to 1 A/T.
Awesome! Way to go Cat.
3:1 is great, but he can’t do that consistently. Our best 4 year player’s A/T ratio was 2.94 (Sidney Lowe). And we won a championship. Now don’t anybody think I’m saying that was the only reason or even the main reason we won. But it is very important.
BTW, our #1 career A/T player was Tyler Lewis at 3.05. Again, don’t jump to conclusions, I doubt he had enough PT to build a statistically significant number. But I hate that we lost him.
1.8 A/T ration is not good. Playmaking by the PG is essential to be a good team. I remember when he had a 7-1 game and it got me really excited. Had hopes it was going to be a pattern. Not so. Your own stats prove it. Basketball is a team sport. Gripe didn’t come until it was apparent that he isn’t going to be a playmaker.
Thank goodness he is a great defensive player and a pretty good scorer. Defense is what is winning for us. That’s how we beat Clemson while only shooting 37% for the game.
Cat had only 2 assists and 7 turnovers. He rarely has better than a 1 to 1 assist to turnover ratio. As a result, our bigs barely got any passes and non of them had many points. We can’t win consistently without a PG who is not a playmaker. He has the quickness to drive and dish and he is a scoring threat so he can draw the defense to get bigs open. Coach needs to make it one of his top priorities to improve his team play.
Cat Barber had 8 assists and one turnover. To me, that is the number one stat for the PG. So important to success and team play. Now if he could get better at dribble penetration and feeding the bigs he would quell my concerns over losing Tyler Lewis.
BTW, Lewis set a single-season school record last year for assist-to-turnover ratio according to the Media Guide.