being the youngest isnt a excuse..all the freshmen i named were the youngest on the florr also..wall is one of the youngest when he plays. and i would be more then surprised to see him be ok in the first three games then dominate a a freshman...its never ever happened in the history of college basketball and it wont happen now..id be willing to bet the house on it. theres difference between improving during the season which im sure he will, and dominating (which im certain he wont)
Jeff goodman has GT going to the final 4 this year and are rated preseason top 25 after going 12-19 last year. So yes many people are prediciting GT to well.
Did i saying being young was an excuse? Pretty sure I didn't. I was saying that because Favors is younger than your typical freshman. LOL i feel like im arguing with a retard.
who?..and since when did one man become many people?..if many people predicted that then how come the people that vote the rankings have gt ranked 19th?
Jeff goodman writes for foxsports. GT is only ranked #19 because they finished 12-19 last season. Had they even been average last year everybody would of had them preaseason top 10. So because Favors has looked good not great the first 3 games is the reason he won't be dominant. Thats basically what youre saying. LMAO
thats just one reason he wont be the other is he doesnt have the skills to be dominate....and one guy has gt in the final four so that means many people have them there?..lol..come on you're really reaching now. gt wasnt preseason top 10 this year because they arent good enough to be top 10 not because of last years record...teams are ranked because of what they might be capable of doing this year. it has nothing to do with how they played last year. if that was the case gt wouldnt have even been ranked and kentucky wouldnt be ranked as high as they were and unc would still be number 1
Ummm I was just giving you an example. You don't finish 12th in the ACC one year and then expect many people to have you rated highly the next year. Even being ranked is huge after going 2-14 in the ACC the year before. So GT after having a horrendous year the year before and still being ranked is amazing. Not to mention preseason rankings are pointless....when GT went to the NC in 2004 they were picked 7th in the ACC. (when there was 9 teams). That turned out well huh? GT is stacked this year and if they can cut down the turnovers and improve free throw shooting they will be dangerous come March..
LMAO if you don't think Favors has the tools to dominate. Lets see hes about 6'10 250, great athlete, 9 foot 1 reach, good free throw stroke, solid jump shot, very skilled around the rim, great rebounder, great shot blocker, hard worker. Yeah no tools to dominate. HAHAHAHAHAHA
He just needs to be more aggressive demand more shots, but then that would take away from Shumpert and Lawal
everybody on that team is not gonna get the same number of shots, just like Al-Farouq last year
I think it has 2 do with aggression, and him feeling out his role on this team, is he the 1 and done player that comes in and blows everyone out the water, or is he the shy, no u take the shot type,
18 pts on 6 shots shows ability to get to the free throw line I guess...
I'm not sure what to make of Derrick...
all those things you named about favors is stuff he did in hs...you've watched the games and have seen that even he doesn't believe in his stroke..and how is being ranked high after having a bad year amazing?..it happens every single year. its called recruiting. when you get a good recruit and return most of you're players then thats what happend..duh..it happens every year..its happened to my terps many times, michigan did when they got the fab five..im not sure you ever watch basketball much if you think thats how rankings work. and dominate freshmen are aggressive from the beginning and take there number of shots or rebounds. you see how john wall takes his shots reguardless of all the nba talent on hs team. not saying hes gonna be dominate but he possible can. you must be a gt fan because other then that guy jeff and you i dont see anyone saying gt is stacked..lol..if they are stacked they are the worst stack team i have ever seen. l
You don't think GT is stacked? Well you're the only one..im not saying they will be amazing because Hewitt has underachieved before. Mfon Udofia and Iman Shumpert is a very solid backcourt while Peacock, Lawal, and Favors is a SICK frontcourt. You really don't think GT has the pieces to be a very good team this year? I mean they were predicted to come in 4th in the ACC this year after finishing 12 last year despite losing two of there 3 top scorers. Again keep hating on GT and Favors....
Well he hasn't played in a week so.....
and he will still be the second best player on his team a week or so from today
Fact is Favors need to get the ball more. Hopefully he can stay out of foul trouble.
he should get it as much as he has. hes not farther along offensively then gani. hes in the perfect spot as a second option on that team. paul hewit is doing the right thing
Actually if it were up to Paul Hewitt he would be getting more touches because he has been telling the guards to feed the post more. I mean Favors is shooting 68% from the floor which is one of the best in the nation why should he not be getting more shots. Guy is a future top 5 pick and is only taking around 7 shots a game and still averaging about 14 ppg. Also Favors is more skilled offensively than Gani. Other than Gani's little turnaround off the glass shot Favors has him beat in every other facet. Gani's shot is really bad. If Gani had a better offensive game he would be a top 10 pick.....
it is up to hewitt thats why there are more plays run for gawni.. favors scores mostly off of his athletic ability not from a high level of skill. hes still raw on offense. if he could do alot more then he would easily be the focal point on offense. its easy to speculate with ifs and maybe's but from watching the fatcs are there best weapon downlow is gani he has a go to move and a back up move. favors barely has a go to move right now. gani has a nice up and under and anice baby hook...watched him ever game and seen it. im still not a big fan of his but i cant go against what i have seen. favors shoots that high percentage because none of his shots come more then a foot from the basket and he usually has the second best post defender on him( gani always has the best on him)
like i told another guy i dont wanna hear a bunch of excuses when the season is over or almost over and gani is still the number one option and the top rebounder on his team
There are not even any set plays for Gani so I am not sure what you are talking about. The plan is to get the ball inside to BOTH Gani and Lawal so they both are the focal point of the offense. Actually pretty much all of Gani's points are 1 foot around the basket or from the FT line...Favors is 10x more skilled offensively than Gani was at the same stage and is better now but Gani is taking more shot than Favors. You are really underrating Favors offensive skills IMO.
no set plays??..umm i listened to coach hewitt on a atl radio station a couple days ago saying "we have a couple of plays we run for gani to help him get the ball in the best scoring position possible"...so what are YOU talking about?????????..and gani and lawal are the same person..and im not underestimating favors..even before he played scouts said he was raw offensively and hes dont nothing to dispoved it
Set plays as in throw the ball into when he is in position? Yeah do that but they also do that with Favors. Come on you know I mean Gani and Favors....I know he is a little raw offensively but I think you're still underrating his offensive skills. I have seen him hit that 15-20 foot jumpshot with regularity in high school but you said he has a horrible shot.
and favors is ranked number 44th in fg percentage now and seems to be dropping as the season goes. and hewitt said SET PLAYS not just throw the ball down low because thats not a set play. now you' trying to twist up the coaches words to fit you
this is one that i recall the most. getting negitive 5points then but if you look at it now there is no reason i should have gotten the negitive
i actually was off a lil by what i thought hed average. i had him putting up 13 and 7...ya'll thought i was out of my mind. i think hes putting up 11 and 8
i see no one wants to own up from there past comments or how right i was..lol
I stand by everything I said.
I was off on my 15 ppg and 9 rebs prediction, but he has gotten better slowly but surely.
well you must be dissppointed in him..like you said " expect Favors to average a double-double this season. Anything else would be a disspointment with the skills he has".....and as you see the level of comp has shown to be alot different then the highschool kids and the cup cakes
No, I think I was pretty spot on. Maybe a rebound per game shy of my original prediction. I've done worse.
if you go by what you siad anything else would be disappointing. not a lil less would be disappointing. as high as you were on him im pretty sure you didnt mean youd be happy with 10 and 10..then again maybe deep down you thought thats all he was capable of
I didn't really know what to expect. I wanted him to be better, but I didn't expect much more than a double-double.
To be honest, if you would have asked me before the season, I probably would have said 14 points, 10 rebounds with 2 or 3 blocks.
uuuuhhh like Cousins is my biggest plus Derrick i almost as big minus...
i thought he could be 20&10 or close...I WAS WRONG.