How does him transferring help his team win and him excel at his role? He is gifted at rebounding. He couldn't do that here?For those slamming MSS 's transfer and throwing shade on his abilities. it's not all about scoring. He does alot of the other stuff.
For those slamming MSS 's transfer and throwing shade on his abilities. it's not all about scoring. He does alot of the other stuff.
Heck just look at how well some of our Freshmen played when thrown in there under difficult circumstances.... especially Bones who took the fans by storm & instantly became a fan favorite. I can't remember the last Freshmen for VCU to come in and make that big of an impact his freshman year.
Only person who I would honestly say was hurt by this free style of play... was Malik. Sure he's mostly a 3 point shooter on the offensive end, though we did see him drive to the basket a couple times. The problem was we had guys that were trying to do everything themselves and were taking terrible looks, or turning the ball over. The few times we actually ran a set play to get Crowfield open... he would knock em down at a decent rate.
I'm not saying Mike tried to limit Malik.... but the fact he let guys play so freely (or at least thats how it seemed at times).... I think that hurt Malik's stats, and honestly hurt us in games.... because had we been able to get him going, it could opened up the paint more for guys like Silva, Douglas & Ward.
Probably only 6 feet 5 inches in socks.I don't think his problem is only scoring. He's too friggin' short and not athletic enough. And for those people who have never played athletics at a high level, you don't practice day and night for 15 years and then in a few months miraculously develop a whole new skill set.
The only way he gets 40 minutes a game is if the games are increased to 100 minutes. How quickly is he going to get in foul trouble against Big 10 competition?Hamilton is a transfer who may have to sit a year. MSS might get 40+ minutes in Maryland's offense. He's gonna be tired.
Mo was a great rim protector, no doubt...but not nearly the rebounder that MSS is.
Not just rebounding in this because no one can say MSS wasn’t a great rebounder. What I meant is the impact Mo had on games was greater. He ran like a gazelle, jumped as high as anyone, guarded multiple positions, and met everyone at the rim no matter their size (on the offensive or defensive end).
In my opinion this mentality hurt us more than helped because he didn’t always finish bunnies, other guys were open as a result of double teams and it further limited our rebounding capacity as defenders were enmasse and other VCU guys were not working crashing the paint to get position (other than Vince and Cory when on the court).
Top 3 bunny missers all-time -
1. Elmer J Fudd
2. Yosemite Sam
3. Marcus Santos-Silva