2018 - G - Noah Locke (Florida Commit)


#81

With the way things have been going lately two of the five would never make it to their senior year.


#82

Mixed reports


#83

If Locke ends up committing and Beilein’s comments about Eli Brooks portend more 2-PG lineups in the future…does that push Poole to the small wing spot in UM’s future plans?

Simpson, Brooks, Locke, DeJulius…that’s a lot of bodies for 1 PG spot?
Compare to the depth chart on the wing where it sets up as Matthews, Livers, Johns, maybe another Class of 18 wing, maybe Ibi Watson develops as a reserve option


#84

I thought Locke was more of a combo type guard, more in the mold of MAAR. Someone who could help with the ball handling responsibilities, but also a very good shooter with range.


#85

Locke is not a PG and Brooks is a combo guard. The only two true PGs in that group are X and Dejulius and they are two classes apart


#86

If Brooks plays the 2 we would be giving up a lot of size. If Locke is a legit 6’2 then that would be fine, but for Brooks, unless we’re playing against a team with two small guards I can’t see it happening much at all. Imagine Brooks matched up with shooting guards like Josh Langford. Locke is listed as a PG in most recruiting services, but whether he would play primarily the 1 or the 2 would probably depend on how well dejulius or brooks develop.


#87

Call them what you want, it doesn’t change the premise of my question ----- if Locke commits, does that mean UM is looking at Poole’s long-term contributions more as small wing than as a 2-guard?


#88

Maybe it’s the height & area he comes from, but there seems to be some Lou Bullock in Noah Locke’s game?


#89

I can’t answer about what the coaches are looking at, but to me it just means there would be some great competition at the 1 and 2 with all these players in the mix (DeJulius, Simpson, Brooks, Locke, Poole). One of those guys probably won’t make the rotation in '18-'19. But it’d be up to each of them to prove valuable enough to push Poole to the 3.


#90

I think that we are reading too much regarding each player’s position. Beilein is loading up shooters, Locke and Poole are both shooters. X, Brooks and Drjulius are not.


#91

Brooks is most definitely a shooter too


#92

Beilein would say otherwise. He continues to insist that Brooks is a true PG despite fan opinions.


#93

Brooks is a point guard who can shoot. Definitely a shooter.


#94

Locke is a 2 all the way, like Jordan Poole. He can shoot the lights out and has an impressive wing span.


#95

Ugh. What do you mean all the way? Are you saying he cant play PG?


#96

I don’t see Locke as a guy you project at PG.


#97

Brooks is a good shooter. I don’t know where you got the idea that he’s not.


#98

I would say Brooks is. I would also say DeJulius is, he shoots a lot of off the dribble threes.


#99

Wow, totally misread that as Brooks. This is the brooks thread right?? :wink:

Yes, Locke as a 2, agreed.


#100

Convinced, Brooks is a shooter.