- Dec 29, 2019
Yea its just Alfred but lets get some conversation going. Outside of a 50 pt win, what are you looking to see tonight?
Insert fingah, sniff unwashed and then scream out either "ALL FOR JESUS!" or "PISSAH!". Should get your adrenaline pumping.Hi all! So it's finally basketball season again. I hope the Bonnies win a lot of games, but I am prepared for an extended learning experience. I listened to the Alfred exhibition on WPIG via the internet. It sounds like we have four credible players and several more hoping to play an important role. My fan enthusiasm is much lower this year, so let's see if this new group can do something to whet my appetite.
This is pretty much what I would write too. The 5 is most concerning, at least offensively. I dont think any of them will be good for more than 4 ppg on putbacks and a few lobs. I think defensively they have something to offer though so the offense will have to run through Banks and the other guys. I loved seeing the press, feels like it has been ages since we have seen that. I can see that causing problems for opponents and I would love to shove that back in VCU's face when we play them.That was easily the most entertaining exhibition I’ve seen merely because I actually learned a lot about this mysterious team.
1. I think Banks and Luc are better than advertised. Hard to judge talent versus a d3 team but they both showcased a lot of leadership and seem poised to become Schmidt's guys who never leave the floor. Flowers obviously had a rough night and is pressing right now. He'll find his groove but hopefully does it soon before he lands in the infamous Schmidt doghouse from which no one has ever escaped. Will be interesting to see what Rumpel adds to the equation when healthy.
2. We might see more presses this year and I hope we do. Luc is clearly a speedster who can cover a lot of ground and cause mayhem all over the court. But in order to do that, your guys have to have fresh legs. Maybe that's where Rumpel and Flowers come in.
3. Put any combo of Evans, Farrell, Hill or Mellouk at 3-4. They all looked impressive. Whoever learns the Schmidt playbook the quickest will earn the start.
4. The 5 is going to be a problem. Even against an undersized D3 opponent, Venning and Amadusen looked outmatched. Venning had a couple decent defensive plays but also looked out of breath after just a few minutes. Might be worth going small here, especially if the aforementioned press becomes part of the playbook.