they blew out nccentral as expected (they just moved up from d2 to d1 not to long ago)..ginyard looked very good and thompson played pretty well( he will be there number one option downlow like i said months ago not ed davis)..ed looked average to below average on offense ..nothing special but did rebound pretty well..zeller looked pretty good though and henson looked like hes not ready just like the first game...i said dont take open gyms to serious and right now he has alot ot work on before he gets alot of time or can play the sf consitantly...dexter strickland looked pretty good but so far i see the pg position will hurt them against good team as well as not having much of a offensive presence down low other then thomposn( davis can get garbage bucket and fast breaks..and every so often be a mini force down low...(watched game on laptop)
Yeah Tyler Zeller really looks good he looks like their best player Ed davis can rebound and block shots but he need to work on his post moves and learn how to use his right hand Marcus Ginyard is giving them good leadership and is a great defender will graves can become a good score and i really like dexter stricklands game and John Henson hasnt showed me nothin they try to make him seem like the next kevin durant i know its early but wheres that jumpshot everybody been talkin about and he dont have the handles to play small forward
First off who ever told you Henson plays like Durant, knows nothing about basketball. Henson has the skill set, but lacks a jump shot. UNC doesn't need Henson to score and he's just now getting use to playing on the perimeter. It will take time before he shows what he's capable of doing. The kid has great awareness and possess a high basketball IQ.
Ed Davis does need to develop a right hand, but he's still effect down low. He's solid with the jump shot over his left shoulder, but doesn't have any other go to post moves. I would like to see him extend out and start knocking down that 10-15 ft jump shot., which he will need at the next level. Ed's strength's will always be rebounding and defense! You don't always have to score points to effect the outcome, of a game- Ed redirects a lot of shots.
The guard play should get a true test versus Ohio St. Larry has the skill set to be a very good college point guard, he just needs to let the game come to him. UNC has had too many costly turnovers and this should be expected when starting a sophomore and freshman point guards. The Tar Heels strength is going to be their inside play, Davis-Thompson-Zeller our all capable of scoring 15 points on any given night.
when i was watching the game the commentators said he can have a kevin durant year
the commentators must have been smoking this kid is not durant nor is he like him..people get caught up in raw plays and skill sits when someone is near another in height...johnny the people that told some of us that henson could be like durant this year were the same people on here believeing into the open gym hype..ill lookk back in the archives to see who exactly but i remeber telling them dont believe the hype about open gym because alot of people look like all americans. also that ed davis wasnt gonna be the number one option down low and would be lucky to be number 2 because his offense is still raw
Henson didn't look that impressive huh? So that reverse ally oop he missed when almost his whole arms were above the air looked bad? Or his block from the top of the square? Or his 1-2 blocks that didn't count because someone else fouled the shooter and henson blocked them with his elbows.
His shooting is atrocious, he is skinny, but his athleticism and basketball IQ can't be denied. His passing is incredible. You said he didn't look that impressive when he had 4 points, 3 boards, 4 assists, 3 blocks in 13 min? By ACC play expect him to start over Graves. He brings more to the table. He is still getting his feet wet playing the 3, he looked better than the first game I thought.
lol..is that really youre arguement..blks and almost dunks when the game isnt even going on...he has potenial yes but hes not ready right now..he looks lost out there why doi you think hes getting so few minutes while unc is blowin gout bad teams?..because hes not ready his basketball iq isnt that high right now and hes just not ready to contribute much in meaningful minutes against good teams
This was a glorified scrimmage just like FIU. Roy played around with about 10 different lineups out there! Why because he can! The makeup of his team this year is unlike any other team he has ever had. He is trying to find a rotation to stick with for the rest of the season. He has so many bigmen that are ready for college and is trying to find them all minutes. Graves (who starts over Henson for now) was out there at the end playing with the walk-ons! He only played 5 min. less then the guy who starts over him! IT WAS A GLORIFIED SCRIMMAGE!
So you are going to tell me that 6'10" guys should be able to make the passes he made last night? A 6'10" guy with 4 assists in 13 min is really impressive. For you to call out his basketball IQ like that is utterly surprising. The only reason Graves is starting over him right now is because Roy is loyal to his upper classmen. This is a test for Graves. Bobby Frasor started over Lawson for the first 5 games of Lawson's freshman year. Look at how that turned out. He is a work in progress, but again I contend that he will be starting by ACC play.
which is why when the line ups get even more tight thats less minutes for those who already arent getting alot of minutes..have you notices hes given certin guys more mintutes because they are ready to produce...you arent really getting it i see...yes henson has potenial and in the future should be a very good player..but right now he isnt a factor and if he was hed be getting more time..thompson is a factor davis is a factor zeller is a factor and thats why they are playing more time..and i wouldnt go to crazy over 4ast in garbage minutes against the second unit of a bad team..also lawson showed awhole lot more when he got to unc and played alot more too if you recall..do you remeber?..henson will not start thats my opinion ..hes not ready to be a sf and he wont take davis or thompsons minutes and hes not better then zeller
Henson was recruited to play the 3 this year. That is where he is going to play. Tell me Graves looked better than him last night. Davis, Zeller and Thompson are post.
I guess we will agree to disagree, but I think once he gets used to playing the 3 and used to the pace of college ball by ACC season he will be starting. He brings so much more to the table than Graves.
yes graves look more helpful to the team..graves does the lil things the team need which is why hes getting more time...unc recruited henson because of his talent and postenial..they didnt say..oh we are gonna recruit him because he can play the three...he has the potenial to play the three but its clear as day that hes not ready to play the three or any other position right now which isnt a big deal because alot of freshmen arent ready to produce from day one. ..graves is a tough player that plays pretty good defense.. ..maybe henson will get better as the season comes along but right now and in the near future he just isnt ready and roy williams knows that which is why hes getting little time against garbage teams
and right now he isnt a sf..he was a center and pf in hs and they play him in the lil minutes hes gotten mostly at the pf position..he has some small foward potenial skills but right now hes not a sf...even at unc hes listed as a pf
You do realize that Henson wasn't always 6'10" right? You realize that his sophomore year he was a mid-major 6'3" SG prospect? He can play the 3. He is getting used to playing on the perimeter again. Disagree about Graves. He doesn't have the footspeed to stay in front of quicker players on the perimeter. You could argue that Henson doesn't either, but he has the wingspan and better footspeed than Graves to make up for it.
The only thing Graves has over Henson is a jumpshot which is extremely streaky. And again the little minutes against garbage teams I think you are blowing out of proportion. Roy toyed around with about 10 lineups out there and he only played 5 min. less than Graves who starts over him. Why was Henson on the bench and why was Graves playing with the walk-ons at the end?