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Old 12-13-2012, 09:07 AM   #76 (permalink)
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James is dealing with a set of circumstances in his personal life that very few young men have too... they put basketball in perspective and they are why I'm not jumping on him about his performance...

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Things like that are why I generally try not to jump all over ANY of the kids for their performance - I don't know whats going on in their heads, or behind the scenes. At the same time, he is a basketball player on scholarship at a D-I university so performance-related questions may be justified.

I wonder how a situation like that would be handled/covered/seen at the high-major level or in the pro's. (The likely answer partially explains why I'm mainly a fan of this level instead)
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:38 AM   #77 (permalink)
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Re: AE gameday 12/11

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Thanks.
Things like that are why I generally try not to jump all over ANY of the kids for their performance - I don't know whats going on in their heads, or behind the scenes. At the same time, he is a basketball player on scholarship at a D-I university so performance-related questions may be justified.

I wonder how a situation like that would be handled/covered/seen at the high-major level or in the pro's. (The likely answer partially explains why I'm mainly a fan of this level instead)
I bet he'd be under a lot of scrutiny... I'm definitely disappointed in his lack of performance, and when you see what someone like Alvin Abreu overcame in his life and the production he put up, you know it's possible... but at the same time, kids like Alvin are the exception to the rule. That Kennedy has made it to college and is a DI student-athlete is an accomplishment considering what he has been dealt in life...
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I've been pretty critical of Morris so I should take this opportunity to point out how well he's playing thus far this season, that's only fair.

When I left the BU/NU game in season opener my thoughts were "It's junior year, kid looks the same, just doesn't get it, disappears out there" but since that game and maybe the second game, he's been terrific. He's now averaging 11pts and close to 7 boards, and shooting 57%- highest of his career (because he's taking realistic shots he can make). He's pretty much stopped shooting a bunch of 3s which is good because he can't really make them and BU has a handful of players that are better 3pt shooters. He's shooting 95% from the line, about 30% above his career average. He's averaging 1.1 steals, so actually trying to play defense.

In short, Morris is playing about as well as he can be playing. If he keeps it up, definitely one of if not the most improved players in the conference.

As for Kennedy, I don't think I've ever said anything about him outside of he sounded like an exciting signing at the time. I'm usually only critical of players that play the lions share of the minutes, and Kennedy simply doesn't get enough time/ever play to even consider or warrant any opinion one way or the other. The few times I've seen him in a game I haven't been wowed, I guess I can say that. He seems pretty raw.
he only shot 22 threes total last year. he can make threes, but this team has other people for that so there's no need for him to be hanging out back there.
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he only shot 22 threes total last year. he can make threes, but this team has other people for that so there's no need for him to be hanging out back there.
Yeah but that's like 12 too many and he only shot 32%. His freshman season he took 52. If someone takes enough 3s anyone can make them, but you're exactly right in that the team has other people to shoot them and he needs to be inside getting boards/scoring.
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