[quote="Craftsy21, post:11, topic:1512"]I do think Brooks playing better is going to rub off on Jones at least a little bit though.[/quote]
In the off-season, many comments have been made as to what this team was lacking.
Forget rebounds, blocks, and inside shots, what this team needs is a LEADER. This was the biggest thing that Mel brought to the table, and the bigest absence last year.
If Brooks shows signs of dominating physically in the games, his voice will be heard off the court. If the team has someone to rally around, it will make them much more effective.
Sorry, but I don’t agree at all. Talor is one of best leaders in all of college basketball. The only win in school history at Lansing, “the shot”, the win vs. Illinois, all were due in large part to Talor carrying the team. Nobody delivered in the clutch in big game situations like Talor, not even Jamelle, though of course, he was key and MVP in many wins. Problem last year was guys didn’t fill the void left by Jamelle. Not leadership, but rebounds, pts., defense. Jamelle was great, and his setting up down low for that skip pass from Talor occurred on probably 50% of possessions. Jamelle knew how to play and could play. He was a go to guy. That’s what was missing.