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I have been fortunate to be able to help put on the LSI for the past 10 years, so I have got to see some great ones come through at the tourney. And Aaron is one of the top 3 specimens/athletes that I have seen there in that time frame. Hopefully the Duckies made a nice impression this afternoon? I don't know how they couldn't have?
The AG Show was in FULL EFFECT this season at Archbishop Mitty... Aaron Gordon is one of a kind.... And hes ONLY a junior...
I dont pretend to know much about AG other then he is a darn good highschool player. What kind of teammate is he? Will he fit into Altmans system?
He's a great kid. I talked to his HC a lot during the LSI and he told me numerous times that Aaron is a better student/ person off the court than he is on the court. Comes from a great family. He plays hard. One thing that stood out to me about him is that he could have transferred to any school he wanted but he plays with a bunch of guys who are pretty average. In the age of kids switching to numerous schools to play with other great players, it's nice to see a kid play with his friends.
nvm, figured it out
This post was edited by crazy1 13 months ago
"Release Me Cuhhhhhhhh"
Playing with friends. That can work to your advantage if everyone really knows how to play together. When you really like the guys you are playing with you want them to succeed as players and do things to help them do so. And yes, I do think that shows something special about this young man.
Yeah, it can but he's all they have. They just lost to some average teams from Oregon in the LSI just because there was him and no one else.
Overall success still depends on having a reasonable amount of talent. Even so, making the players around you better is what separates the very good from the truly great.
MBV, always appreciate that you can lend a broader perspective to comments without denigrating the poster( every once in a while there is no response that can be positive but you give it a good shot) Should have qualified my statement but you stated the obvious.
I think oregon high school basketball is higher quality than most people give it credit though. Im not saying its on par with California or other big basketball states, but it isn't terrible. I don't think Archbishop Mitty isn't the only team over the years to come in and struggle with the top teams from oregon.
OMG!! Me wantee. Kid can ball for sure!!
I watched more HS BBall this year than I have in years and this year Oregon BBall was pretty weak, There isn't one player who played in the HS tournament that I believe deserve a D1 scholarship at any level. There is some good coaching and HS teams can play good D if coached well. Offensively, this was a very, very weak year in Oregon
holy crap!!! welcome back dkfnintn!!!!!
It's funny, I had a long talk with Dotson's coach last year at the LSI about this very topic. Yates is in the heart of Houston and they see VERY few white kids, and the ones who they do see just aren't all that good. His coach said that when they come to tourneys like the LSI they see this team of all white guys and think," We are going to smash on these guys" and then don't come out with that fire. Now, if you can't handle the press than you're screwed against Yates as they play the Nolan Richardson 40 minutes of hell ball. However, the teams from Oregon just passed the ball like you're supposed to and I think Yates went 1 and 3 last year in the LSI. Now, Dotson didn't play which would have helped them a bunch but still, you get the point.
And Oregon hoops isn't terrible at all, as the LSI shows every year. There are a bunch of great coaches in the state who get the most out of their guys. Every year I like to sit down with the coaches from the out of town teams and pick their brains about hoops and sports in general and the thing they always talk about is how well coached the Oregon teams are. Guys like Coach Potter from Jesuit and Coach Shoff from LO are as good as there is in the country( and there are a lot of other great coaches too)
Ya. Potter's system is solid. Great coach
This post was edited by mcmcc1 13 months ago
I don't know about there not being any D1 guys. Victor Sanders is going to be a good one in college, as is Paschel( Pretty sure that's his name) Jr from Jeff. Hermanson will have a really good career at St Marys and Khyan Rayner is going to Harvard IIRC( I know it's an Ivy school) and he will fit in really well there. Definitely not any "star" types from the state, but there's some guys who will have good careers in college
Aren't you glad we signed Kaz rather than Bennett last year? Both are one year guys and Kaz is far more valuable.
Of our key guys only Singler has been in Eugene all three of Altman's years. Each of Altman's Duck teams has been built from scratch with key new parts except for Singler.
It is amazing how well this team jelled just at the right time after looking awful after Artis went down. It makes me want a football playoff all the more.
Next year will be the first Altman team with significant returning players and the first team that will be more experienced a year later. Can the team continue to grow like it has during the past season as we move forward from 2013 through the 2015 NCAA tournament?
Gordon is choosing between four teams and the Ducks are the favorite but by a slim margin. He is very likely to be a "one-and-done guy." I like Carter, Bell and Cook a lot and think even if AG hops from Oregon to the NBA in 2014 the 2014-2015 team will be better than next year's model.
This post was edited by johnch 13 months ago
Loyd has been there all three years, just saying
Just a shame he went to Mitty. That was about 2 miles from my high school, would have loved for him to have gone there, but we have never been any good at basketball.
USC is like a german car, every piece that breaks is of the highest quality.
Eldridge Recasner, ex-Husky, just tweeted...
HUSKY FANS: Just got a text from a little birdie that said Aaron Gordon has told Sean Miller he's going to Zona.
Where did you hear that Oregon is his leader by a slight margin? Or is that just your opinion? I think our team is looking very good for the next few years at least. We'll have a core of Artis, Dotson, Cook, Abdul-Bassit, Bell and Carter and hopefully we can bring in a 5* one and doner to ball out and split every year.
'13-Gordon. '14- Stanley Johnson. '15* Stephen Zimmerman and so on and so on. Imagine if we get Gordon and he stays for at least two years and then we pull Stanley Johnson in '14? Now that would be a very, very special team.
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