Yea I always assumed Barnes was more of a 3 than Bufkin who always struck me as a combo guard.
Remember the McLimans practice love back in the day? Good times.
didn’t it have something to do with his shoe size? like his feet were gigantic and therefore he was the next Shaq?
Like Jerrod Ward injuries did him in to be fair.
5 7 5
(getting to 10)
At this rate I’m going to believe Michigan’s bench would win the big ten this year. I love it!
Fred Jackson 2.0
Like Fred Jackson, except more effusive
Fred Jackson, but FAST
Shouldn’t we wait to see a single instance of Martelli overhyping a freshman or even a returning player before we start comparing him to Jackson? Dylan said to watch and that’s fair. However, in the two years he has been here, the only guys I remember him hyping in the pre-season were Franz both years (with justification) and Mike Smith last year; if anything, he hyped Hunter less than he turned out to be worth last season.
Martelli is just a talker. He says a lot of positive things about everything. It is his personality, that’s all I was saying. It’s not about freshmen or anything else, I would just temper what you read from him, or at least view it through that lens.
If you ask him about a player, he’s going to give you 5 minutes of things he likes about a player. There’s a reason every availability Martelli has ever done is 3x longer than anyone else’s .
This is the epitome of a Martelli quote;
At a July 4th gathering at head coach Juwan Howard’s house, Diabaté asked Martelli if they could talk. “It was about fronting the post,” Martelli said. “I was kind of blow away. There was not a single thought that I had that day that concerned guarding the low post. But Moussa wanted to have a conversation so we did.”
Lighten up Francis. It was a joke.
Moussa is skinnnnny.
Sanderson mentioned on Brian Boesch’s podcast that he had one of the best reach + vert measurements for an incoming freshman than he’s ever had though.
Tbh, seeing his frame/weight there makes me wonder if he could ever be a NBA center. Might need to develop that perimeter game.
Christian Wood in college
He needs to develop perimeter skills because that’s needed in general. But he should have no issue gaining 20+ pounds over his career that would make him a viable C
The interesting thing to me is he had a college level strength program at IMG (from what I understand about them). Now, he could’ve just been Holmgren level toothpick before that.
That’s definitely fair, and likely means in the short term there might not be much weight gain. But age helps pack on weight too from my experience, but I’m also an idiot and not a scientist so I could also be way wrong
Feel like KG looks noticeably thicker there and Wood can stick on the floor specifically because of his shooting and ball handling for his size… but also he gets roasted on defense. I’m mostly just saying, he probably can’t JUST mostly be a rim-runner and elite defender to stick in the league if he’s gonna max out at 225-230 instead of 240-250. Probably needs at least to be able to stretch the floor to make up for the weight.
The social media team choosing to post a clip in which he goes 5 for 12 on unguarded catch and shoot corner threes and includes an airball is an interesting choice.