Sun Devil Basketball 17-18

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  1. Russ Smith

    Russ Smith The Original Whizzinator Contributor

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    If he and Compton Magic were doing things wrong the school that's going to get nailed of course would be UCLA with Leaf, Ike, Hill etc.

    Nobody really knows what's going to happen I do think the primary NCAA issue is they don't want kids going to the school that FBI story indicates paid for the kid.
     
  2. Bert

    Bert Bandwagon ASU Basketball Fan

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    So is Casey Jacobson deliberately trying to sound like Mark Jackson or what? He bothers me a little bit lol.
     
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    ASU down by 2 at Halftime. Tra Holder is 0-7. Need him to get it going asap to win this in the 2nd half. ASU has to be firing on all cylinders to be good it seems.
     
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    The whole team is ice cold, can't buy a basket, not even a free throw.
     
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    ASU strictly relies on jumpers...while other teams just pound them in the paint. It's not good.
     
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    Stanford is eating ASU's lunch in the paint...pretty sure they have 50 points in the paint, and the game isn't even over.
     
  7. devilalum

    devilalum Salary Cap Casualty

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    Yeah

    Their shortcomings are being exposed in conference play but the program is definitely moving in the right direction.

    If nothing else the non conference wins may help with recruiting.

    Also fans are showing that they’ll show up to see a quality product. Wells Fargo has been rockin for a few games this year. That place can get loud.

    Hopefully the Devils can right the ship enough to still make the Tourney.


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  8. devilalum

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    Yep

    White’s pretty much all they’ve got.
    Lawrence might develop into a good player but he hasn’t shown much in his first few games.


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  9. Absolute Zero

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    I think ASU has some very talented players, but the team as a whole is not as good as they led us to believe early in the year.
     
  10. 82CardsGrad

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    The composition of the team isn't what Hurley ideally is after... "Guard U" is nice and all, but in Pac-12 play and later in the tournament - if they get there, you need much better balance. You need high-quality talent and depth with regard to your bigs. We don't have one high-quality big, let alone legit depth. This places far too much pressure on our guards who are now facing far better competition and being contested like they weren't, prior to conference play.
     
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    ASU is ranked 5th in AdjO, but 127 in AdjD.

    The problem seems to be stopping, not scoring, the ball.
     
  12. TJ

    TJ Swaggy Head Coach

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    ASU is very much like the SSOL Suns. It gets up the court fast, looks for a lane to penetrate or kicks the the nearest open shooter. Those same Suns also struggled against teams with size and that could play in the mud and slow the game down.

    Hurley needs to teach his team patience.
     
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    Yep... Hence, my points about their lack of legit/quality bigs... They get their clock cleaned down low on a routine basis...
     
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    Or - teach them to play on stilts!
     
  15. MaoTosiFanClub

    MaoTosiFanClub What Goes Around Comes Around

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    Cal is pretty horrendous and then the schedule lightens up a bit so probably no need to worry too much.
     

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