Not sure what the rotations will look like, but I would be pretty shocked if this weren’t the group that saw the most minutes initially. It’s going to take quite a performance from one of these young forwards to knock one of the seniors out of those starting positions - even guys with a lot of promise are just going to be a lot rawer initially and struggle to adjust to the level of big 10 play. People like Kid like to overlook such things, he’s had Bowman penciled in as a superstar for months now with no real reason to think so… the same way he was convinced Sasa was going to be freshmen of the year in the league for no reason.
I’ll personally believe it when I see it.
mjg, are you paying attention to this assault? I’m counterpunching. It’s defensive. Earth to C21, young forwards? Who mentioned young forwards? And the word, “rawer”? Can you pronounce it? Like drawer with no d? Think maybe “more raw” would work better, or maybe “rare”. You mentioned that your “knowledgeable friends” said a certain frosh isn’t so great. We’ll see. I did not have Tre as a superstar. I heard he’s quite good, great ups, aggressive. Sasa as FOTY? Baloney. Why lie and exaggerate to make your case? Can’t stand up to scrutiny unless you exaggerate my views? You stated your “knowledgeable basketball friends” didn’t think a certain frosh was so good. We’ll see who’s knowledgeable. I’ll go with Ed, “he has the chance to be like Talor” and djones, “…Taran Buie, son of former Harrisburg High great Dan Buie, is as dynamic a player as this place has ever seen.”
You won’t personally believe it when you see it. You’ll state that was your position all along. Buie will have impact like his brother. Some early struggles? Sure. Won’t matter. We’ll see who wants the ball at crunch time(s) and who doesn’t. Get ready to ruuuummmmbbbblllle.
Young forward meaning Tre, who you have penciled in as a starter after just 5 games… at… the forward position. Not sure where you’re getting confused here, but I try not to get into your head if I can help it - scary place. By the way, thought you had me IL’d? But yes, focus on a word you clearly understood the meaning of because it’s not part of the queen’s English, that’s really on-topic of you and considering you have never made such a sloppy mistake in your posting career, I really should have known better (see just a few lines later when you repeat the same phrase twice in a 5 sentence span… clearly that was intentional, right?) Is it any wonder you’re the laughing stock of this board?
I said absolutely NOTHING about Taran in that post, nor did I imply anything about him. Yet you just had to bring up your quotes, which I predicted you’d be throwing around for the next 2 months straight like you do EVERYTHING you see or hear once upon a time.
You definitely were extremely high on Sasa last year - maybe I’m confusing the FOTY hype, but you certainly thought highly of him and even admitted it was based on just a handful of minutes you saw of him playing… was that even in person, or just a clip online somewhere? Either way, you’re a joke and were dead wrong - the way you’ve been dead wrong about nearly everything PSU hoops except Talor Battle. So you hang your hat on that while ignoring the other few dozen predictions that were flat out wrong and just continue living in your dream world.
Do I think Taran could knock Frazier out of the starting 5? Sure. He wouldn’t even have to be as good as you say he is to do so, but I’m still not saying it’s a given. With your track record of spotting talent, I think I’ll wait to get a look myself in person before I go making a kidcoyote-type proclamation. Probably an odd concept to you, but I think most will agree that’s generally the best way to assess talent these days.