Those you think this LSU basketball team is too young

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  1. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    Well looking a little ahead at next year at what point does this team become not too young and a veteran team?

    Will this team ever not be too young?

    Lloreda is gone after this year which means there will have to be
    a Freshman or Sophmore take his place, or a Juco player.

    Glen Davis if he comes will be a Fresh and Bass will be a soph.

    This team will be awfully young down low.

    Losing Lloreda is a major thing since he's been a monster here.

    What will happen.........

    Geaux Tigers
     
  2. TigerEducated

    TigerEducated Founding Member

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    Anyone who asks about a young team, I have one word for you...

    Syracuse...
     
  3. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    Carmelo Anthonys don't come around very often. What's Syracuse doing this year without him. Pitiful argument TE. Not up to your usual standards.
     
  4. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    How about the Fab 5?

    this is scary TE, I'm starting to agree with you about this...

    I don't think you can fault Brady for people deciding to transfer
    and play somewhere else.

    But

    I do think he's made some mistakes along the way via recruiting
    and some other decisions.
    I just hope he learns from them for next year.......

    WELL,

    With the rumors around here if Jaime is gone for the year then this post now applies to this year..

    I wonder if we can come even close to winning another game or
    will this team play defeated, we shall see the next 3 games.
     
  5. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    young teams is a bad argument to mention fab 5 or syracuse. sure it happens but to use it as the rule rather than exception is just wrong. those are extreme cases which dont happen to teams just off probabation....it happens to the duke's who reload rather than just recruit.
     
  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    I think we can say that this year LSU has a young team. Why not, look at the pile of freshmen on the roster. Youth should be no excuse next year, though. Not for the freshmen who got serious playing time. They will be veterans.

    Either way, young team or veteran team, they will have to step it up a notch to compete in the upper half of the SEC.
     
  7. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    Tirk,

    I agree with you but the point we're trying to make is freshman can have positive impacts as well as negative.

    No one wants to talk about the football freshman so about some
    of Dale Browns freshman that had big impacts and were able to
    have success and play as a team.

    Vernal Singleton, Harold Boudreaux, Maurice Williamson, Wayne
    Sims.

    I'm sure you get the picture.

    they weren't superstars or one of a kind like the others...

    Some of you fans could help me out with teams earlier than that,
    I was a teenager and didn't watch as much sports plus I tended
    to watch more football than basketball at that time.

    We're talking about playing as a team here and competing.

    I also know 1 other thing from playing and watching sports.

    Your either a gamer or your not, some players are great practice players that don't do very well in game situations.

    There is game speed and then there is pratice speed.

    I played at West Coast College in California which was NAIA for
    1 year.

    As a freshman every time I went in I made an impact, I scored almost everytime I went in a game, I did have a few turnovers here and there but overall I made a positive impact on the team.

    From layups and outside shots, 3's

    Those that think the NAIA aint nothing, Scotty Pippen and some other NBA players played in that league.

    I also played against Fresno State Players in pick up games and
    I could hold my own.

    We had some big guys from New York and they could play some serious hoops and a guy from Philly that was a star
    on his high school team.

    We we're pretty good and won a tournament.

    I didn't try to go to division 1 because I wanted to go to a smaller
    school and I got to do some sight seeing when I was there.
     
  8. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    i know freshmen can and do make an impact. I am just saying that basketball is like asking a freshman QB come in and win the SEC in football. It doesn't happen and won't. That's why next yrs LSU football team will not win it if a frosh starts. Sure, some can produce like Leak at UF but the experience factor is a necessity....similar to basketball. There is no 'hiding' a player on the court. In football you have numbers and can hide weaknesses. Similar to baseball. We hid Jimmy Greely's big butt in left field and won a NC when I could outrun him backwards. Of course I couldnt hit like him. lol.
     
  9. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    Well now, if you're talking about buying a team, that's another story.
     
  10. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    brett turn on my avatar. ppl are begging. lol.
     

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