I really like David and have lived his game since Matt d first posted a video of him 2 or 3 years ago. I haven’t seen much of the post game he was showing back then on new vids but oh well, I was very impressed with that for a 15 year old.
That being said I don’t see him unseating z. He I think Eli will be much more comfortable and better next year. That will be a good battle for back up pg.
What confuses me is I read stuff in here that seems to think he has a good shot to compete with z and it seems like a lot of you are down on z still. I get his free throws have been a huge problem but I think he’ll fix it next two years and get over the mental block.
Besides that though I don’t get the negativity or lack of respect for z some fans seem to have. I think he is one of the biggest reasons for our success this year. He struggled early but has been awesome in big ten play. I feel like we’re watching different games or something. Z is awesome on the break and very good at getting to the hoop and finishes very well for his size. His 3 ball isn’t great but it’s also not terrible. You can’t just leave him wide open because if he has time for his set shot he’s gonna hit enough to keep you honest.
On top of that he creates havoc on d and has amazing vision/ passing skills as a whole. He’s a plus creator imo and makes 2-3 passes a game that have me jump up. Plus he’s a leader, intense, and plays hard.
Comparing him to tum tum as some have is down right disrespectful and there is no way in hell his last two years will go the same way as nairs. I actually am confident he will be all big ten of some sort at least once if not twice the next two years. I only see him going up from here and having a great career.
This is no knock on David As I think he’s gonna be great but I see him as a 15-20 min guy while z is here leading the bench. Plus zs skillset will match with pooles much better. A lineup of David/ Poole would be impressive on offense but I think zs style fits much better next to Poole. Z can have a great game and only take 5 shots and have 6 pts.
I’d like to see coach b stick with a balanced lineup of offense and d. Z, Poole, Mathews, ignas/ livers/ John’s and teske makes more sense to me… if moe stays it makes even more sense to run with z.
Done with that rant and don’t get me wrong g, I love David and am thrilled hes coming in. This attests to how well coach b did the last few years. A bench of David , Eli, two of ignas/ livers and John’s along with Davis is very impressive