Game Thread 2018-2019 College Basketball Thread

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  1. BonesJones

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    Having an NBA "scout" mindset helps.
     
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    except 99% of them either dont have the skills to play in the nba or arent athletic enough. I really like watching G-league games, almost all of them are fringe NBA guys who might make it some day.
    Scouting certain guys can be fun, but the talent is so hit or miss it can be almost impossible to nail down who’s going to be good in the NBA and who isnt.
     
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    Pretty much any Top 25 team has an NBA prospect that gets drafted. Name a current Top 25 team and I could name an NBA level prospect that will get drafted or be close. Watching guys progress is fun IMO.
     
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    Im not sure what it proves that there are nba prospects in college? Cause thats pretty obvious...
    I dont know what to tell you. You think College is better, I think the NBA is better. Just two dudes with an opinion. :dunno:
     
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    You're saying almost all of them (99%) dont have NBA skills, but top teams have one or multiple. Im not suggesting you watch UNC-Greensboro and Texas Southern...
     
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    Like I said at the beginning, it's a shame their isnt more college basketball fans on this forum. Theres a lot of college football fans though... yawn.
     
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    I hate Josh Perkins.
     
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    UofO announced Bol Bol will miss tonight's game with a foot injury and will be evaluated next week. Not sure how serious the injury is
     
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    Yikes. Guys that big, that's scary.
     
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    I love watching Michigan.

    Beilein has those kids on a string defensively. Disciplined, communicate well, make multiple efforts, they don't foul, smart switching in pnr, back side scrams when they blitz or get a small on a big / post threat...just a lot of good stuff.

    Offensively, I love that they run NBA sets w/ good spacing.

    They lack elite offensive talent which leads to Charles Matthews and Jordan Poole trying to do too much too often--it's the one thing that I think could hold them back from winning it all--but Simpson is a reliable playmaker and Brazdeikeis and Livers, gives them a good amount of versatility at the forward spots that they can be pretty tough guard when they move the ball and shots are falling.
     
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    The team actually played together in his abscence. Last year they would have got their butt's kicked. Amazing! They at least have enough talent on their own to be competative.
     
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    Why does this say it's a "Game Thread"when it's dated Nov 20th?
     
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    Sorry Bro. Can't agree with that. Perhaps you are turning off after the first quarter?
     
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    I find that a lot of my friends prefer college ball. They do not see hate with NBA comparison. In my opinion, the possible basis is>>> Contempt for NBA players who make millions for minutes paid, college true athletic spirit from the team and it's fan base, good college rivalries (especially in the Phila/NY region, great looking female cheer leaders and it costs less to sit in a seat or stand in a concession line. I also have heard fans complimenting team effort and love of the game from Princeton Tiger fans. I live near Princeton and can attest that this has been the case for years.

    >Princeton vs Penn.
    > The IVY league rivalries!
    >Duke/North Carolina is more substantial that a Hornets play whoever game.
     
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    Your view is class and sets the backbone of this forum. When a poster responds to your opinion with "What the Fuck are you talking about" and mocks your opinion and still persists to insert his own, I ignore that individual because they live in the troll world.
     
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    Are you insinuating I just did that...?
     
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    Never you!. but there is one in here that fits that role and I have never seen him compliment anyone, only chide the population. I won't mention names and that's not my style.
     
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    I just want to say that I really do like a lot of things with College basketball. I have a lot of nit picks, but overall it can be a fun experience. I still stand by there are some excruciatingly bad games in college, but those exist in the NBA too. I still enjoy the NBA product more, and I could list a lot of reasons why. A lot of it comes down to I don't really have a "team" to cheer for, I like a few teams and a well coached college team can be fun to watch. Overall I just think your reasons for loving college ball are fine, those are your reasons, I don't have to agree with them or all of them. Just as my reasons for liking or disliking something doesn't really need to be approved by someone else. I respect how much you enjoy college basketball, and your views on the sport in general.
    When good teams and nba prospects are playing each other I do enjoy watching that.
     
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    I thought you were referencing something in this thread, haha.
     
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    You can agree with them and they could be irrelevant enough reasons to you that they dont matter to you too. I dont care. People just act like it's not a very high level of basketball because it's not the NBA. That's false. Just seems like people (not necessarily you) search for reason to not enjoy it (An example though, would be a 30 second shot clock instead of 24, IMO).

    Im simply discussing your reasoning. No philosophical stuff needed, I know I dont have to approve your reasoning or whatever, and you can disagree. Literally doesnt matter to me, just discussing the reasoning since I dont really see it.
     
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