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Welcome Justin Kier

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

  1. MasonFanatic

    MasonFanatic All-Conference

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    I believe his HS graduation was about a week ago, so if not, he should be soon.
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  2. By George.

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    For sure.
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  3. Mason2005

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    He posted a insta vid of himself in the cold tub so yes for sure.

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    Confirmed. Kenner is worthless these days
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  5. Mason2005

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    I agree, after the max 2 players per school rule it's worthless. I was just thinking in terms of my own summer entertainment, would have been nice to see some players.

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  6. Patriot8

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    AJ Wilson is playing in the Kenner League per his twitter account
  7. Patriot8

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    As well as Jaire and Otis
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    Is there a schedule or link?
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    Never mind, found it.
  10. Patriot8

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    He didn't post one but he plays today at 3:40 for either Clydes or Curt Smith. I don't know who Otis or Jaire are playing for, can't find the rosters.

    Schedule is here: http://www.kennerleague.com/
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  11. Patriot8

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    According to ByGeorge Mar is playing as well.

    AJ/Mar on Curt Smith All Stars
    Otis/Grayer on Higher Level
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  12. TweederGMU

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    Interesting. I'll have to rip my source a new one
  13. Washingtonian

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    Kier is 1-27 on the season on three point attempts. Last season, he went 17-44.
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    Strong off season. Said Lil Dave.
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  15. Patriot8

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    I bet you he hits 16 out of his next 17 and ends up with the same numbers...
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  16. GMU_DCU

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    other than 3 point shooting every other part of his game has gotten noticeably better. Better passer, better defender and much stronger beating guys off the dribble getting to the basket and finishing in traffic.
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    Part of that is he's still got a slow release and being asked to shoulder more of the PG duties makes him more of a focus of the defense. He isn't getting the wide open looks popping out from the 4 position like he did last year.

    Other than that, I concur with GMU_DCU, every other aspect of his game has improved.
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    Strongly disagree that he isn't getting wide open looks. Teams are playing way off him the same way they did Marquise last year. Last night he caught a pass from Otis on the wing where there was no defender within 12 feet. He hesitated and put the ball on the ground when probably 98% of other guards in the country would have put up a shot. He doesn't shoot if he's even remotely contested, and it kills our spacing.

    I swear Otis would have two more assists per game if we had anyone other than Jaire who could hit threes. Kier won't take them, Javon misses almost every single one, and Boyd + Mar are 30% shooters. Terrible recipe for a guard-heavy offense.
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  19. FreeGunston12

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    I recently stumbled upon the video below and I don’t know if this was posted anywhere on the boards already. Since it seems that Kier won in the weight room this offseason and this highlights Justin’s hard work and story (not to mention our program/campus), I thought i’d share.


    View: https://youtu.be/HBLZ4SdIKmA
  20. dr. gunnie

    dr. gunnie Poster of the Year Staff Member

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    That was great. Good find and thanks for posting!

    I love seeing the behind the scenes stuff... just seeing what the living accommodations are like these days is cool for me. I wish Mason would do more to showcase these kids like videos like this. Something like this would be perfect for the summer and their weekly features they do.

    Good work to the trainer who did this!

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