tony wroten...current analysis
this kid cost UW the Nevada game. Huge attitude probelems.
nevada started the game on an 11-4 run spurred by Juice's turnovers.
Juice talked shit to Deonte Burton the whole night. late in the game, UW had a good lead, Juice shook Burton with his wicken crossover, then stopped his drive and called him back. shook him again, said some shit as he did it again, and then made his cut.
later, with UW up 3 with 14 seconds to play, Juice was guarding burton. insteand of just staying in front of him, he went to pick his pocket, presumably to ice the game with a breakaway dunk. Burton survived and dropped an un guarded 3 at the buzzer to force OT, where nevada went on to win.
If I was LORO i would have chewed Tony Wrotens ass off in the locker room. this kid has miles to go to turn his gifts into NBA skills. he just went from lottery to project.
your faithful UW homer.
At least he made his FT's.
i wasn't able to watch the game but ive been extremely unimpressed with wroten so far... yah yah yeah he has hops, he can pass, good for him...he doesnt FU KING DEFEND. HE TURNS THE BALL OVER AT AN UNBELIEVABLE RATE AND HE PLAYS INDIVIDUAL BASKETBALL.
that is all.
The problem with Washington to this point is they turn it over way too much, and by they I mean Tony Wroten. He is a freshman in his first semester so he can grow from this, but he could be looking at a 10 turnover game against Marquette if he isn't careful.
i watched the whole nevada game. Wroten's defense on the final 3 pointer was so bad i would seriously considering benching him for a game. I mean his team is up 3 and he reaches for a steal and when the guy went by him, instead of trying to recover and contest, he just looks down towards the shot clock on the other end to see how much time is left. I mean shaq could have done a better job gaurding nate robinson one on one in the open court.
The other real problem i saw from that game with washington is that nevada played a lot of zone defense. Usually to attack the zone, you have to get the ball to the highpost or inside along the baseline to the bigs so the defense has to drop down and then you can kick it to the open man. But washignton doesnt have trust in their bigs to give them the ball and make the right decisions inside so instead the huskies just swung the ball around the perimter all game.
I wouldnt go as far as to say wroten is terrible or is the reason his team lost. But yeah, he has work to do for sure. Excellent passer and ball handler. But his fundamentals are broke and his jumper is a huge weak spot.
You'll sound stuck on stupid talking about particulars you don't even fully understand.
If you take a look around the NCAA as Freshmen pgs Teague, Kabongo, Rivers, Young, etc have all had high TO games the difference is that they are starting for their team and getting to play 30 plus minutes a game.
Fyi Romar told TW to foul Burton before his last 3 pt shot in regulation the ref didn't make the call- point blank.
As well, the Nevada (airball) call that gave them the ball back, the TW palming call (he didn't palm or carry the ball) after he stole the ball and was heading for an uncontested layup, the ref not calling TW's foul on Burton late in regulation wouldn't have matter if the UW could only have inbounded the ball to Wilcox late in the game which would have forced Nevada to foul him with the UW up by 3 with 2 fts instead the ball was thrown out of CJ's reach by TRoss and the rest is history.
Btw- TRoss (35), CJ (38), AG (39) & Aziz (36) all played 30 plus minutes against Nevada while TWroten Jr only played 27.
Tony Wroten Jr should be the UW's starting pg- the sooner the better for the team as Gaddy seems a step slow on both ends of the court especially for and up & down the court running team.
Just like with his fts issues early on his TOs will go down as the season progresses as he puts in the work to strengthen up his weaknesses.
Also, Tony Wroten Jr is built for games against Marquette & Duke on the BIG stage.
Abdul 'Stealth' Gaddy
CJ 'Sir Swish A Lot' Wilcox
Terrence 'NASA' Ross
Darnell 'Black Dynamite' Gant
Aziz 'Bad News' N'Diaye
Tony 'GPS' Wroten Jr
Desmond 'JunkYardDawg' Simmons
Scott 'Mr Do It All' Suggs
Shawn 'ReignDawg' Kemp Jr
Martin 'Der Bozz' Bruenig
Hikeem 'Ice Cream' Stewart
Brendan 'Deadliest Catch' Sherrer
Alex 'Bones' Wegner
Andrew 'A Dub' Andrews (RS)
Jernard 'The Damaja' Jarreau (RS)
2011-12 Husky basketball is Dawgtastic!
I've calmed down a bit, and I wasnt remembering the phantom palming call. game wasnt all on wroten, but man, the kid made the game personal with deonte burton for no apperent reason, and it has serious ramifications.
washington has the length and atheticism to cause duke some trouble. their shorter guards had a tough time getting shots off against Ohio State. They will run into the same problem with UW. Gaddy is the smallest guy we play and hes 6'3". Plus, the dawgs will have Scott Suggs back by the NYC trip. a senior, another guy who knows the defense, long and athetic at 6'6" and another guy who can drain threes. UW's strengths are athleticism, being physical in the paint (N'daiye, Gant, and Simmons are all bruisers who will foul you HARD), and three point shooting. if you can do those three things you have a chance to beat anyone.
romar told wroten to foul, wroten didnt't foul hard enough and his man went by him and hit the open three! wroten wasn't trying to steal and put on a show! you sound real ignorant with that baseless allegation! wroten didnt do a good job there but you guys expect these freshmen to come in and know everything just cause they got a nice hoopmixtape! i do agree wroten should be starting, he's been way more productive than gaddy in the limited minutes he's gotten. wroten has a chance on tuesday and againt duke later in the week to show what he can do to a national TV audience lets see how hungry he is...
wroten reached for the ball and wasnt anywhere close to committing a foul. ANd afterwards he didnt try and recover, instead he stood there and looked down the court to check the time. You guys are crazy defending that play.
im with perez. he was in pick pocket mode trying to be the hero.
you wont find a bigger Juice fan on this website than me, and im not afraid to paint him in a critical light. there are no long term concerns here. washington will make the dance, and wreck shop, and Juice will have plenty to do with that. I disagree however, that he should start ahead of Gaddy. Abdul is an NBA prospect in his own right, had has the seasoning that Juice needs to develop.
wroten hardly even knows the offense. Hes great in this system coming off the bench if he can keep his enormous ego in check. This kid has been a basketball celebrity in the Seattle area since he was 15 years old, and hes had a rude awakening to the realities of college basketball early in the season. he has the skills. and Romar is an amazing coach. Tony Wroten will figure it out. I mentioned this early on, but I wouldnt be surprised if he sticks around UW for 2-3 years.
Clearly that wasn't Gaddy's best game, and he's still shaking off the rust from the injury last year. But no way should he not be starting. Wroten just is out there playing like a freshman. Sometimes young players don't understand that there's a reason the players you're playing against got a scholarship too. And clearly he wasn't respecting his opponent out there and he got burned. He'll get better in time, nothing to go crazy about and make definitive statement one way or the other... But damn its crazy how some guys are ready to chop off freshman's heads for poor or inexeperienced play, shows where college hoops as come to these days with the internet hype, and mixtape/highlight factory that h.s. players bask in.