***Official Game Thread BBALL*** Florida vs Gardner-Webb

Discussion in 'Main Sports Forum' started by gardnerwebbgator, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. gardnerwebbgator

    gardnerwebbgator Not A Snowflake
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2014
    Messages:
    4,422
    Oxbucks:
    $76
    Ratings:
    +3,994 / -52
    I get the honors to start this thing since the title is simply something I never thought I would see in my lifetime.

    My alma mater has faced UF on the baseball and softball diamond, but never in one of the two major sports.

    I'll chime in later with some detail about the G-W squad. They do open Friday night at scUM. G-W lost their two best players from last season, one to graduation, the other to transfer, but still have some decent talent.

    One nugget...G-W HC Tim Craft is a UF alum.
     
  2. NVGator

    NVGator Member
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2014
    Messages:
    6,168
    Oxbucks:
    $122
    Ratings:
    +3,941 / -71
    Proud of you, GW, for starting this thread and getting to see this come to light. Wish for your sake that you'd be able to attend.
     
  3. LeeForThree

    LeeForThree Let It Fly

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,179
    Oxbucks:
    $167
    Ratings:
    +1,388 / -14
    I'll add my write up over the weekend. Go Gators!!!!!!!!
     
  4. SamIamGator92

    SamIamGator92 Jedi-Level Real Gator
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2017
    Messages:
    148
    Oxbucks:
    $178
    Ratings:
    +197 / -5
    Thank God for Basketball season. Gonna be a good one. Book it!
     
  5. t-gator

    t-gator too sexy for my shirt

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2014
    Messages:
    10,621
    Oxbucks:
    $73
    Ratings:
    +5,484 / -148
    Who u rootin for, gardner?
     
  6. t-gator

    t-gator too sexy for my shirt

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2014
    Messages:
    10,621
    Oxbucks:
    $73
    Ratings:
    +5,484 / -148
    All this time i thought you were a bulldog hiding in plain site
     
  7. gardnerwebbgator

    gardnerwebbgator Not A Snowflake
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2014
    Messages:
    4,422
    Oxbucks:
    $76
    Ratings:
    +3,994 / -52
    Gonna have to go with the alma mater, but it will be strange as heck.
     
  8. LeeForThree

    LeeForThree Let It Fly

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,179
    Oxbucks:
    $167
    Ratings:
    +1,388 / -14
    Good place to put this. Keyontae comitted tonight!!!!!!

     
  9. rogdochar

    rogdochar Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2014
    Messages:
    8,917
    Oxbucks:
    $200
    Ratings:
    +6,442 / -33
     
  10. InstiGATOR1

    InstiGATOR1 Well-Known Member
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2016
    Messages:
    2,242
    Oxbucks:
    $59
    Ratings:
    +1,492 / -39
    Shoot pretty under 30% from the arc in the EYBL last summer, but shot really well inside the arc. This matches his rep as a really athletic SF. He was more productive in his two playoff games, so maybe he was coasting some in other games.
     
  11. LeeForThree

    LeeForThree Let It Fly

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,179
    Oxbucks:
    $167
    Ratings:
    +1,388 / -14
    He is tearing it up this year. Really improved shot and is out playing Keldon Johnson (SG) on his own team who is a 5 Star top 15 prospect probably picking UK today. Keyontae is rising fast. Saw where 1 of the recruiting sites said if he keeps improving in college he could end up being on of the best recruits from the class. Unlimited potential
     
  12. LeeForThree

    LeeForThree Let It Fly

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,179
    Oxbucks:
    $167
    Ratings:
    +1,388 / -14


    Tweet from their latest game
     
  13. LeeForThree

    LeeForThree Let It Fly

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,179
    Oxbucks:
    $167
    Ratings:
    +1,388 / -14
  14. rogdochar

    rogdochar Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2014
    Messages:
    8,917
    Oxbucks:
    $200
    Ratings:
    +6,442 / -33
    But at 6'5" SF he'll be facing standard 6'8" forwards?
     
  15. InstiGATOR1

    InstiGATOR1 Well-Known Member
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2016
    Messages:
    2,242
    Oxbucks:
    $59
    Ratings:
    +1,492 / -39
    As I said, in the small samples at the end of the EYBL he did shoot better. He also rebounded better. So that could be just small sample variation or a change. I believe in EYBL stats a bit more as we know something about the competition which we don't really know for opponents even for places like Oak Hill. As far as unlimited potential goes, well unless like Chandler Parsons he grows a couple of inches in college his height is a negative other than as a guard rogdochar pointed out.
     
  16. LeeForThree

    LeeForThree Let It Fly

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,179
    Oxbucks:
    $167
    Ratings:
    +1,388 / -14
    Not in college. Very few teams have tall SFs and Johnson has crazy long arms/reach
     
  17. InstiGATOR1

    InstiGATOR1 Well-Known Member
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2016
    Messages:
    2,242
    Oxbucks:
    $59
    Ratings:
    +1,492 / -39
    Alas as Donovan knew and showed us the only teams with big mismatch players at the 3 in college are the teams you must beat to win a title. That is why Donovan was always looking for Miller, Drejer, Brewer, Parsons etc. Three guards rarely, if ever, gets you a title.
     
  18. LeeForThree

    LeeForThree Let It Fly

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,179
    Oxbucks:
    $167
    Ratings:
    +1,388 / -14
    The last team in the last 10 years to have a big SF and win it all...says a lot about what probably isn't needed in college...but is abuse asset if you have it
     
  19. InstiGATOR1

    InstiGATOR1 Well-Known Member
    Lifetime Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2016
    Messages:
    2,242
    Oxbucks:
    $59
    Ratings:
    +1,492 / -39
    UNC started a 6'8" SF in Jackson last year in the championship game. Gonzaga as midmajor started 3 guards 6'4" and 6'3" tall. Now I think it possible because he is so long and so athletic Johnson might make a good college 3, but the potential issue is there. As a UF fan I of course hope he becomes the best player in the country.
     
  20. LeeForThree

    LeeForThree Let It Fly

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,179
    Oxbucks:
    $167
    Ratings:
    +1,388 / -14
    Agreed, but Jackson was actually UNC's SG. Pinson was their SF at 6'6. They had a weird lineup. Very similar to ours this year size wise imo. Defensively it may have been Jackson at SF, but offensively he was their only SG on their roster really
     

Share This Page

Chat

Help

You don't have the necessary permissions to use the chat.

  • About Us

    Our community sprung up when the Gatorsports message board was shut down in the summer of 2014. We pride ourselves on offering Gator-biased, yet critical discussion among people of all different backgrounds. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Gator message board you will find.
  • Quick Navigation

  • Buy us a Zima!

    The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a non-alcoholic Zima? We'd really appreciate it! Just click the "Donate" tab at the top of the page.