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@DoubleDD Heck yah Im happy about it! Im thinking Law of Averages will prevail at some point in time and KU will start playing catch up. Personally, I think we will beat Duke in November. I mean, Duke has a couple guys coming back and a ton of newbie talent. KU has tons of experience and talent returning with the 1st overall pick in the 17 draft joining us. We’re in it to win it KU fans.
Its gotta stay at a neutral site…relatively of course. Otherwise it would just be a home and home series. The Champions Classic brand would be moot. IMO, of course.
You can’t seem to accept that I don’t get all warm and fuzzy when I think about Wigs season at KU. I don’t care if you are happy with his season, that’s fine. Myself and others here have different views of his season. You seem like you can’t be satisfied with opinions different than yours. I explained my reasons for being disappointed above.
In regards to next year, we’ll get to see Newman for Late Night and he’ll get to play against Washburn and Emporia.
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The devil is in the details.
You missed the distinction. I am only counting SG and SF that are between 6-6 and 6-9. There are tons of 6-3 and 6-4 SG out there that are ranked. I did not count any of these guys because they are undersized for that position at the pro/international level. That was my whole point. The US doesn’t just have lots of wings - the US has lots of wings that are bigger guys.
If you consider all of the wing players, regardless of size, in 2017 there are 50 wing players - more than what you would expect given a normal distribution (this is also ignoring all of the bigger PGs out there). But I took out everyone that was not between 6-6 and 6-9, meaning I didn’t count probably the best wing player (Michael Porter, who is listed at 6-10), or any of the smaller wing players.
In 2016, counting all wing players, regardless of size, there are 42 players - again, more than you would expect if the distribution was normal. But again, I took out everyone that wasn’t a bigger wing because that was the whole point I was making. If the US was just producing 6-3 and 6-4 wings, other countries would match up much better. But that’s just not the case.
Australia (a very good international team) doesn’t have a guard bigger than 6-4. Brazil has one wing that is bigger than 6-4 (a 6-9 SF). China doesn’t have a guard bigger than 6-4 and has just one wing player that is 6-7. There are a few teams (Croatia, Serbia, France) that have bigger wings, but then you get into the skill differences. But for most teams internationally, they just don’t have that kind of size.
Keith Langford (6-4) was undersized for the NBA. He has had massive success internationally because his size doesn’t put him at a disadvantage internationally. That’s why I focused on size on the wings, and the depth of that size here in the US.
There are 23 wings bigger than 6-6 that are ranked by the ESPN 100 right now, out of the 50 total wing players. Yeah, there are 27 guys smaller than 6-6 out there that are darn good players, and maybe some will grow into that range in a year or two. But that doesn’t even matter. There are nearly two dozen guys that fit that description already that are top level players. Other countries don’t have that. They have 6-4 SGs. We have 6-6 SGs. They have one 6-7 SF. We have three 6-8 SFs. Those are built in MUA, and we haven’t even started talking about talent differences yet. That’s the gap between the US and the rest of the world right now on the basketball court.
This place doesn’t have any sweaters. They have them in stock at one of the Rally houses in Olathe I visited if you still want one @tubertigertank
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@benshawks08 Here are a couple of ideas for Windows 7, Int Explorer 11: Check your browser settings and see if you have disabled something for security protection. (Maybe check your firewall to see if it is blocking things, or your AV program. Might need to identify a Trusted site or something.) In Explorer you have to quit it completely and restart it if you make changes. Have you upgraded to the latest Java update? (Don’t agree to any toolbars you don’t want in this process, by the way.) Finally, does the page load otherwise ok but with only markers for the pictures? Or does it say something about certain things not loading? I know nothing about Firefox. (Actually, I just use my phone for the Board, but all the thing discussed above have helped with other sites.)
@approxinfinity Beware of ISIS hackers…This - http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/are-isis-hackers-trying-to-destroy-the-internet/ar-BBnEEQy?li=BBnb7Kz - is a top story & very interesting article from the MSN homepage today. Should this ever come to fruition the results could be catastrophic.