"Road To Relevancy"
Ok, since I'm on the board for Most Mediocre Poster I guess I'll have to step up my game and pull off MikeyV-like paragraphs to turn into a "relevant" poster.
I'll start out with the impressive play of UCONN today against DePaul. Although it was against a mediocre opponent, they played how you expect them to play against a mediocre team and how many of us (including myself) thought they would play for the majority of this season.
With Calhoun back it seems as if the team is responding and if Jeremy Lamb catches fire like he did today and keeps it up throughout the Big East tourney they will see themselves in the NCAA Tourney. I feel as if they make if to the tourney they are as scary a team out there when it comes to going far especially with their renewed confidence with Calhoun being back. I could just see Lamb being the go to guy, their toughness down low with Oriaki and Drummond, then Roscoe Smith and Olander spreading the floor, also Boatright coming off the bench with Kemba-like quickness and athleticism, this team could be scary if they figure it out.
I think it would be best for people's brackets if UConn is out because you never know which UConn you are gonna get. They could run the table or crap the bed in the first round.
I think they are too talented for the comittee to pass over them and probably deserve to get in.
thats nowhere near MikeyV-like paragraphs
^^lol he has high standards i couldnt do it
Lamb looked good and Ryan Boatright shows flashes. Shabazz Napier looks good at times, but has been an incredibly inconsistent shooter. I like that they are playing Roscoe Smith a bit more, would be fantastic if he could provide some solid wing minutes every now and than but he seems more like a 4.
As much as I want to love Andre Drummond (am still pretty high on him as a prospect), I think confidence is still an issue with the big fella. He needs to be more aggressive in a lot of different ways, on both ends of the floor. Even shooting FT's, his form is not pretty, but I think it is a mental thing.
Truthfully, I think they need to step up against West Virginia. Luckily, they had success the last time they played and Andre had his best game of the season (at least against a challenging opponent). I really want to see them in the NCAA tournament, but this team seems to have issues closing games out and playing at a high intensity the entire time. People can blame this on Drummond, but I truly believe he maintains energy more than quite a few of there guys.