No place for the traditional college basketball fan? Hmm, guess my days as a casual college sports fan are over. Oh well.The challenge was sent to everyone. Not you alone.
It's good if you don't need to file an insurance claim. But even better that you have the insurance.Ok, so now you're saying Wilson was a good addition because we'll never have to use him anyway. You're getting closer to something logical.
I'm arguing because we'd be better off using those X amount of minutes Wilson could potentially play and giving them to a variety of other post options. Those options aren't ideal centers, but they are closer to it than Jack Wilson.
We could have used that scholarship better elsewhere. But we do agree that it would be very good if he doesn't have to play.
I expect it gets worse not better with time. Hang with us. We need every fan whether they can contribute or not.No place for the traditional college basketball fan? Hmm, guess my days as a casual college sports fan are over. Oh well.
If I had a business that had an advertising budget? Yes, of course I would participate with NIL $ for players. Not the case for me. NCAA needs to figure this out. Call me skeptical.
Getting more guards? Profundity never gets old.I get the theory and I think he'll play so little that it would be difficult to tell. I also think those 5 minutes, spread around our current group would be the same thing.
As to Jack Wilson not hurting you, I hope that is how it plays out but it isn't how it's played out anywhere he has ever played. He had the second worst plus/minus on the entire team in his last year at Idaho (behind a guy who played 6 minutes in 1 game) and the lowest on the entire team the previous season. During his time at Idaho, the exact opposite scenario played out to what I bolded above. The team was way worse with him on the court both seasons. I've actually seen very few people with worse stats and had a worse impact on the court than Jack Wilson (statistically).
As far as Thompson, the team was just kind of worse with him out there. He ranked between JOJ and Taurus Samuels, kind right in there with other bad players (Samuels, Henley, JOJ). All of their numbers are way better than Wilson's. To put that into perspective, Wilson's numbers are way worse than Gaston Diedhiou's. He has a negative win/share.
At the end of the day, it's probably not going to matter. Wilson is more of a waste of a scholarship (Ogele) than someone we will be watching play. For next year, the main thing that matters is getting more guards.
No he’s not, he’s a 7 footer who was useless at the big Ten level because he didn’t have a position to play. I haven’t seen Wilson play and I’ll still take him for the end of the bench before I would take TT. We will never agree on this. I watched several games when TT was at his prep school. I would have pulled his offer if I could have.Yeah, he was really bad. . . he was just way better than Jack Wilson.
You're missing my point. I agree, TT isn't a very good player. I don't need to be convinced he wasn't a fit here and wouldn't help our program. I'm convinced, that part we're on the same page.No he’s not, he’s a 7 footer who was useless at the big Ten level because he didn’t have a position to play. I haven’t seen Wilson play and I’ll still take him for the end of the bench before I would take TT. We will never agree on this. I watched several games when TT was at his prep school. I would have pulled his offer if I could have.
Lets assume he gets 10 minutes per game (no way, but let's assume) ...what good does 5 fouls in 10 munutes do us?The Gophers need some muscle inside and hope Wilson can provide that. TT is a 7’ perimeter player, not someone effective inside. I’ll take he muscle for this team. 10-15 minutes per game, 4 pts, 4 rebounds, 5 fouls.
Yes. This "give 5 fouls" is illogical. He's not going to come in and start just hacking guys intentionally. He will only "give 5 fouls" if he's playing a lot because Payne is hurt or in foul trouble.
Avoids one or two fouls on Payne while he gets needed rest and stops a few guys driving to the lane for lay ups. Erases a couple more lay ups when guys just decide not to go there.