Big Ten Discussion


#3390

#3391

PSU beat WVU in Morgantown. Myles Dread with 23 points


#3392

#3393

I will do the opposite. Rothstein is the worst.


#3394

Been hearing a lot of noise about that kid before today.


#3395

#3396

Willing to bet Stevens will not be on the All B10 first team


#3397

WVU was without James Beetle Bolden, their probable starting PG. Looks like WVU played a ton of guys, I know that normally do that but they spread the minutes out more than usual (it seemed). Definitely a good win for Penn State though, as they played without Watkins.


#3398

Althought it looks like Watkins’ career could be over


#3399

Ohio State announces that Micah Potter is transferring on the eve of the college basketball season.


#3400

But why???


#3401

I have actually met Micah Potter and know of him through several friends. Not athletic enough for a forward but not tall enough for a C. I never saw him as an impact guy at OSU so this may be a good move for him. Will be interesting to see where he lands. Timing is super weird.


#3402

He made some annoyingly good plays against us last year, though.


#3403

My big question this year is Purdue - I generally like Painter, I like their style of ball, and I love Carsen Edwards and his timberland sneakers.

But last year Edwards, if memory serves, was the second highest usage major minutes player in the conference, and managed high efficiency at that usage. They’ve lost virtually every other drop of offensive activity. We know what Ryan Cline is - he can shoot, but he’s an outlet. Haarms was an elite defender who didn’t do much offensively. People talk up Eastern, but he was both low activity and low efficiency - asking him to swallow a huge amount of additional possessions doesn’t seem ideal.

The first option probably is to ask Edwards to do even more - his efficiency was so strong that they probably win having him do more slightly less efficiently. If he does dial up his usage to the mid 30’s and stays somewhat efficient we could be looking at the best season by a small guard since…Kemba Walker? (A good comp for Edward in my opinion).


#3404

Interesting. You’re not worried about fatigue? Looked like he didn’t have his legs in Big Ten Tourney final.


#3405

One thing about Purdue and fatigue… they played a 6 game international tournament in August before last year.


#3406

Anyone else think Potter would have looked good in a Michigan uniform. I always thought he was very talented.


#3407

Kansas is currently a 5 point favorite over Sparty. Can any of you guys see MSU keeping it closer than that? This feels like a blowout game to me.


#3408

I would lean Kansas and love Dedric Lawson’s game… especially if he is going to make threes this year. But there are a lot of new faces and new roles for this Kansas team which makes it tough.


#3409

Kenny Goins breakout game