Basketball 2021/2022 - Potential Improvements

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Tulley

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We should, key word should have guys next season that can shoot. Harris, Don Williams, Rondel, Avery, and Keylan need to shoot an insane amount of 3’s this summer. I wouldn’t mind if a deep range specialist decided to transfer in though.
 

MustangPokeFan

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With Page, Forte, & Dziagwa, we had a sharpshooter every year for over a decade. I think we were hoping that Flavors would fill that role this year, but it didn't work out. We definitely need to find some shooters moving forward.

I saw an article yesterday on the Go Pokes board that said we've been in contact with Justin Powell from Auburn. I would love to land him, because he shot 44% from 3 last year as a freshman, and he would fill a huge need. There are a lot of schools vying for his services though, so it may be a longshot.
Dziagwa is not even close to the same class of shooter that Page and Forte were. He may have been better than most the shooters on this years team but he was streaky and nowhere close to the accuracy and consistency of Page and Forte. Put one of those two on this year’s team and we’d have been Final Four worthy.....
 
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Dziagwa is not even close to the same class of shooter that Page and Forte were. He may have been better than most the shooters on this years team but he was streaky and nowhere close to the accuracy and consistency of Page and Forte. Put one of those two on this year’s team and we’d have been Final Four worthy.....
Dziagwa wasn’t as good of a player as Page or Forte, but he actually had a better career 3pt% (41.1%) than either of them. Page 36.8% and Forte 39.5%.
 
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OkstateKerr

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Dziagwa wasn’t as good of a player as Page or Forte, but he actually had a better career 3pt% (41.1%) than either of them. Page 36.8% and Forte 39.5%.
Because Dziagwa got to do what Page and Forte should have been able to do. Stand in the corner and knock down threes. He was never the #1 priority on the scouting report like Page was or Forte after Smart left.
 
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Dizzy would not have played if we weren't so bad. Yes he could shoot, but he was not a Big 12 caliber player. He played because we didn't have the dudes. Forte and Page on the other hand, were Big 12 caliber players.
 
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Dziagwa is not even close to the same class of shooter that Page and Forte were. He may have been better than most the shooters on this years team but he was streaky and nowhere close to the accuracy and consistency of Page and Forte. Put one of those two on this year’s team and we’d have been Final Four worthy.....
As a 3-pt shooter, I take Dizzy over those two every day. Page and Forte had much better line-ups around them.
 
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Because Dziagwa got to do what Page and Forte should have been able to do. Stand in the corner and knock down threes. He was never the #1 priority on the scouting report like Page was or Forte after Smart left.
The better the roster, the better the opportunities.

Dizzy never played high minutes with big-time scoring threats on the court. He came in as a spot up shooter his Freshman and Sophomore year. Good guards already on the team and not much playing time.
Junior/Senior years he had high minutes. Lindy shot well from 3pt his JR year and that was Dizzy's best year in volume and 2nd best in 3pt% 42.5%. SR year, Lindy shot poorly and Dizzy still shot 41.5%.
Played with players:
Cameron McGriff
Lindy Waters
Issaac Likekele
Curtis Jones

Forte always had other guards around him. Played with players:
Marcus Smart
Markel Brown
Le'Bryan Nash
Jawun Evans
Jeffrey Carroll
Leyton Hammonds

Page:
JR year he was #2 scorer and shot 30.4% 3-pt and played with Jean-Paul Olukemi and Marshall Moses (leading scorer). Markel was a Freshman. OSU finished 20-14, but no NCAA Tourney.
SR was the top scorer and shot 38.6% 3pt. OSU had better output at guard with Markel 10.5pts and Brian Williams 9.6pts helping. OSU finished 15-18.
Played with players:
James Anderson
Byron Eaton
Terrel Harris
Obi Muonelo
Markel Brown
Brian Williams
Jean-Paul Olukemi
Marshall Moses
 
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The better the roster, the better the opportunities.

Dizzy never played high minutes with big-time scoring threats on the court. He came in as a spot up shooter his Freshman and Sophomore year. Good guards already on the team and not much playing time.
Junior/Senior years he had high minutes. Lindy shot well from 3pt his JR year and that was Dizzy's best year in volume and 2nd best in 3pt% 42.5%. SR year, Lindy shot poorly and Dizzy still shot 41.5%.
Played with players:
Cameron McGriff
Lindy Waters
Issaac Likekele
Curtis Jones

Forte always had other guards around him. Played with players:
Marcus Smart
Markel Brown
Le'Bryan Nash
Jawun Evans
Jeffrey Carroll
Leyton Hammonds

Page:
JR year he was #2 scorer and shot 30.4% 3-pt and played with Jean-Paul Olukemi and Marshall Moses (leading scorer). Markel was a Freshman. OSU finished 20-14, but no NCAA Tourney.
SR was the top scorer and shot 38.6% 3pt. OSU had better output at guard with Markel 10.5pts and Brian Williams 9.6pts helping. OSU finished 15-18.
Played with players:
James Anderson
Byron Eaton
Terrel Harris
Obi Muonelo
Markel Brown
Brian Williams
Jean-Paul Olukemi
Marshall Moses
Man, I forgot about Brian Williams. Based on his freshman year output, I thought he was going to be an awesome 4 year player for us. That class of Markel, Cobbins, and Williams was great and I recall being STOKED about their potential. Moses was a solid player for as undersized as he was.
 
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The better the roster, the better the opportunities.

Dizzy never played high minutes with big-time scoring threats on the court. He came in as a spot up shooter his Freshman and Sophomore year. Good guards already on the team and not much playing time.
Junior/Senior years he had high minutes. Lindy shot well from 3pt his JR year and that was Dizzy's best year in volume and 2nd best in 3pt% 42.5%. SR year, Lindy shot poorly and Dizzy still shot 41.5%.
Played with players:
Cameron McGriff
Lindy Waters
Issaac Likekele
Curtis Jones

Forte always had other guards around him. Played with players:
Marcus Smart
Markel Brown
Le'Bryan Nash
Jawun Evans
Jeffrey Carroll
Leyton Hammonds

Page:
JR year he was #2 scorer and shot 30.4% 3-pt and played with Jean-Paul Olukemi and Marshall Moses (leading scorer). Markel was a Freshman. OSU finished 20-14, but no NCAA Tourney.
SR was the top scorer and shot 38.6% 3pt. OSU had better output at guard with Markel 10.5pts and Brian Williams 9.6pts helping. OSU finished 15-18.
Played with players:
James Anderson
Byron Eaton
Terrel Harris
Obi Muonelo
Markel Brown
Brian Williams
Jean-Paul Olukemi
Marshall Moses
Just imagine how much a great shooter would've benefited from playing with Cade Cunningham. His double teams created a lot of open 3's, but we didn't have the shooters to capitalize.
 
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Man, I forgot about Brian Williams. Based on his freshman year output, I thought he was going to be an awesome 4 year player for us. That class of Markel, Cobbins, and Williams was great and I recall being STOKED about their potential. Moses was a solid player for as undersized as he was.
Brian Williams: He became a 35-40 minute player and developing into a big-time scorer as a Freshman. You really feel for a player when they are that talented and get injured, then never fully make it back.

Cobbins injury the year we had Smart, Markel, Nash, Forte. We spent the entire Big12 season, saying if we only had Cobbins.

Moses was a beast his SR year.
 
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Brian Williams: He became a 35-40 minute player and developing into a big-time scorer as a Freshman. You really feel for a player when they are that talented and get injured, then never fully make it back.

Cobbins injury the year we had Smart, Markel, Nash, Forte. We spent the entire Big12 season, saying if we only had Cobbins.

Moses was a beast his SR year.
Damn, imagine an uninjured B. Williams in that line-up with a healthy Cobbins... We would have added 10 more years to Ford's contract!
 

OkstateKerr

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Magical Christmas land time. If we could land both of these guys it would fix a lot of our problems. Fat chance of that though. Probably going to Gonzaga.
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They can move 2000 miles or 40 miles east to the possible reigning national champion.
I actually over-estimated that by about double. It's actually about 20 miles from Cheney to Spokane. Never been to Cheney but have spent a couple days in Spokane.

Another OSU might be a pretty good possibility. Losing at least 3 scholarship seniors with only 1 recruit committed. In the Elite 8 and only a few hundred miles. If the brothers decide they want to get away from home.