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Welcome Justin Kier

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by G M U, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. gmu05

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    I don't think theres enough scoring in that lineup. Mar will probably be good but still a freshman. They lose a lot of scoring with Moore so I can't really see just plugging in Kier. Could also see Greene being there
  2. masonjoe

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    People are sleeping on Greene, could be a bigger contributor than Mar...
  3. DJ3

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    Good Take. As with most young teams, I expect the starting lineup to change several times before the end of the season. that's the only thing I feel confident in saying haha.
  4. gmujim92

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    Nobody is sleeping on Greene. It's just that he plays the same position as our best player and with several other good young guards on the roster, minutes will be hard to come by.

    Given our lack of production at the forward spots, Mar will have a chance to earn a starting job from Day 1. At 6-7, he gives us something we didn't have last season.

    It's no more complicated than that.
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    It'll be certainly nice to not have Otis have to be out there 35 minutes a game for once, and to be able to put Otis or Javon with Kier will be real nice too. I also heard that Greene may have a bigger impact than Mar even though Mar is highly talked about. Should be great to watch unfold. Exciting stuff.
  6. 99 Patriot

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    At the start of the off-season I'd have thought Grayer/Boyd at the 2/3, but based on what I've heard, Kier has made a decision to be great and is working his tail off to come back a much improved player. I'm not sure anyone is taking his starting spot from him.
  7. gmujim92

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    With more and more teams playing without a true center, and AJ's ridiculous athleticism/shot-blocking ability, it's not crazy to think we could start out next season with him at the 5.

    The bigger question for me is whether it's Kier or Boyd at the 2. Dave likes guys who know where they're supposed to be and handle their assignments, and both of them have basketball IQs that are off the charts.

    As you said, we have many talented players and that's a great problem to have.
  8. masonjoe

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    It will be interesting to see how the rotation works, Otis, Grayer, Kier, Greene, Newman, and Boyd provide a lot of options for the 1-3 spots
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  9. gmujim92

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    And the best part, not a senior in the bunch.
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    This is a great problem to have. Overall though, it seems like we have a very unselfish team that whether they're on the court or sideline, they're deeply involved and supportive in the game.
  11. Mason2005

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    I hope Abram comes back and we play him at the 5. I think he is 6'9 now.

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  12. masonjoe

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    You mean he has size and cover the wings? How could Paulsen leave him on the bench?!?!?
  13. GMUgemini

    GMUgemini Hall of Famer

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    I have:

    Otis
    Grayer
    Boyd
    Wilson
    Relvao

    That's a good defensive starting five right there. Boyd's defense (able to defend multiple position, including players "bigger" than him) and ability to finish in traffic on the offensive side will be the deciding factor. It's starts with defense first in Paulsen's system.

    If we need offense (i.e. 3-point shooting):

    Otis
    Newman
    Grayer
    Kier
    uh...someone who can rebound?

    I also wouldn't be surprised to see Calixte start at the 5.
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  14. DJ3

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    Lol
  15. gmujim92

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    Against teams with legit bigs:

    Otis
    Kier
    Grayer
    Mar/Wilson
    Relvao/Temara/Calixte

    By the time conference play begins:

    Otis
    Kier
    Grayer
    Mar
    Wilson

    Otis 1st team all-conference, Paulsen COY

    Boyd averages 10 ppg/5 rpg off the bench and wins A-10 sixth man of the year.

    Then things get really interesting with Reuter added to the mix in 2018-19.

    Hurry the F up already, October.
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  16. By George.

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    Kier did have a lot of praise for the incoming frosh class. It was the first thing he talked about when I asked him if he was excited for this upcoming season.

    Also thought it was noteworthy that they are doing extra conditioning this offseason that they didn't do last year. Makes some people's point about the players being tired by the tournament more valid.
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  17. TweederGMU

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    Another great thing is all of the guys are here this summer working out. Maybe the 1st time in a while we have had everyone in town during the summer.

    No Kenner League for these guys this year
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    Is Calixte on campus yet?
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  19. MasonGrad01

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    I really can't see a situation where Kier gets more minutes this year than Boyd/Newman
  20. Mason2005

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    That's a shame if they don't do Kenner. Is that confirmed? Otis and Grayer played last year.

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