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Thanks for the Vasquez love Aran_Smith

Greivis Vasquez 6-6 190 PG Maryland Sr.

Vasquez has been one of the hottest players in the country over the past few months.

After a dismal start to the year (scoring in single figures in his first four games), Vasquez has been on an incredible tear.

He's averaging 19 ppg (3rd in ACC) and 6.2 apg (leads ACC) and has become the odds on favorite to win ACC player of the year.

Vasquez has also answered the critics regarding his shooting ability lifting his 3p shooting to a career high 38%. His FT (83%) and FG (44%) #s are also impressive.

He has led Maryland to 2nd place in the ACC and in a draft devoid of point guards, grabbing a late first round spot has become a possibility. Scouts project him as a top 40 pick and on the rise.


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wat about da duke game he

wat about da duke game he stunk it up n dats da only good team in da acc n he doesnt show up in his team gets blown out hes just killin against da acc bums if dats bein on a tear i guess so n he had a better yr last yr againt real good competition

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He didn't play his best vs.

He didn't play his best vs. Duke, but he did play well in the 2nd half. He deserves some 2nd round mention, possibly late 1st round mention. He can be a good change-of-pace PG for someone

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wen da game was outta reach

wen da game was outta reach already b serious man n he will b a good 2nd round but i see hime more as an betta overseas players da fans n europe would love his enthusiasm n way of play which is mostly pic n roll

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lol...he played pretty well

lol...he played pretty well in the second half eso172. and duke isnt the only good team in the acc. they will have about 4 in the tournament. also vasquez has been doing this against good players as well as the good teams. if you wanna talk about one game hows this for you...unc last year. ncaa champs!,...and you do realize he had 17pts and 7ast against duke right?..maybe you just watched the first half

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yeah you obviously didnt

yeah you obviously didnt watch the game because he was scoring his points when they were catching up with duke not when it was out of reach. wake isnt a good team?..florida state?..clemson?..gt?..chances are all of those teams will be in the ncaa tournament

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i watched da whole gamae n

i watched da whole gamae n schyer smith n singler all had 20 pnts n dey were on da bench wen he started killin n ya n last yr was his yr not dis ow yr he didnt show up in maui either but he is a good player doe nothin 2 brag about n he had 2 pnts n 1st half smh

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i forget where i read it,

i forget where i read it, but the other day i read where he is not considered to be an nba player by most scouts and that he had the worst vertical in the entire combine last year, worse then harangodys and bj mullens NOt trying to be a hater becasue the dude has had a great career.

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im pretty sure it was espn

im pretty sure it was espn insider dey &$#%#&@! he has n iffy pro player but everything isnt about athlethism

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correction only scheyer had

correction only scheyer had 24 dat was da game zoubek had a monster game so im sorry bro

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i respect youre opinion but

i respect youre opinion but obviously the scouts and aran smith dont feel the same way you do and thats what matters most. not sure what youre definition of a good team is but fsu,gt,wake,clemson are all considered good teams by coachs,college basketball talk shows, doing all this in a power conference while also being number 1 maybe 2 for acc player of the year on a team where basically no one else will probably make the nba is a pretty big deal. also vasquez played 33min that game

schyer-36min
nolan-35min
shingler-38min

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nope it was j.williams,

nope it was j.williams, doug, bob knight. you can hate all you want but proof is proof. you say you watched the game and that tthose three were out of the game but look at the min and go look at the game log play by play and see when they came out of the game???..hmmmmmm....and that comment you just made showed me you dont know much about him because no one ever mistakes vasquez as being very athletic

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im sure most scouts though

im sure most scouts though that back then but obviously he has changed there mind (like i said he would) from reading that article that was just writtn yesterday(most recent scout opinions)

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dere good teams but u hav 2

dere good teams but u hav 2 also realize dat dis is arel BIG down year n da ACC dere alot of surprise teams dat ppl werent expecting 2 b good n clemson isnt dat good n dere da same every yr start great n finish horrible gt is inconsistent wit dere guard play wake n fsu n maryland n duke r legit u can say!!! but dis yr isnt ya grandpa's ACC BIG east way better

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dere good teams but u hav 2

dere good teams but u hav 2 also realize dat dis is arel BIG down year n da ACC dere alot of surprise teams dat ppl werent expecting 2 b good n clemson isnt dat good n dere da same every yr start great n finish horrible gt is inconsistent wit dere guard play wake n fsu n maryland n duke r legit u can say!!! but dis yr isnt ya grandpa's ACC BIG east way better

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seth davis answering a

seth davis answering a vasquez question

In regards to Greivis Vasquez, I got into a debate over whether he is an all-time Maryland great. I have spent the better part of four seasons pulling my hair out over his turnovers and poor shot selection. However, looking into the record book, I found some shocking tidbits. Vasquez will probably leave as Maryland's No. 2 or 3 all-time leading scorer (he is on the cusp of 2,000 points) and will finish as the No. 2 all-time assist man with around 800. The Maryland fan in me wants to love him for all he has done for four years, but every time he shimmy shakes after a three-pointer, I cringe.
-- Lennie, Springfield, Va.

Would you rather that Vazquez missed more threes? I would think that would be more cringe-inducing for a Terps fan.

As Lennie's numbers demonstrate, there is no doubt that Vazquez will go down as one of Maryland's all-time greats -- maybe not Len Elmore-Juan Dixon-Albert King-Len Bias great, but great nonetheless. He is a throwback to the days when we expected players to develop and mature gradually during four years in college. Vasquez's numbers have improved every season (most notably his three-point percentage, which is up to 40.0 percent from 32.7 as a junior), but the best thing about Vasquez's development has been his poise. In the past he let his emotions get the better of him, but now he is channeling those emotions constructively. Remember, he put his name into the draft last year and almost didn't come back, but instead of playing for the scouts, he appears to be at peace out there just trying to help his team win (which in turn is dramatically bolstering his NBA stock). When I spoke with Gary Williams last week, he pointed out that Vasquez has a lot more trust in his teammates now than at any time in his career.

Greivis Vasquez is pure joy to watch. As far as I'm concerned, he can shimmy and shake as much as he wants. He's earned it.

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/seth_davis/02/17/mailbag/i...
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quinceyhodges

do u kno who ryan harrow is quinceyhodges??? n do u think hes 1 of da biggest mds all-americans snub evr??

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and even with the acc being

and even with the acc being down he still performed against good teams. he has proven every year what he can do against good teams so thats obviously not a issue. and whats better is he has one of the least talented teams out of all the good teams in the major conference yet he is LEADING them to a top 2 finish and possibly top finish in the acc. not to mention he has to deal with EVERY team having defenses set up to stop him. do you realize how hard that is when every team's defensive plan is to stop you? you dont have to like him..thats fine some dont. but he is a baller thats one thing that cant bedenied and as the year has gone along more and more people (fans, announcers, nba scouts) are starting to see he is better then they though he was. may not be a lotto and maybe not even a first rounder but he will get drafted thats a lock.

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im not understanding youre

im not understanding youre question?..i dont know who ryan harrow is

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Ryan Harrow

Rivals ranks him #24 in the class of 2010 and scout.com ranks him as 24 also.
http://scouthoops.scout.com/a.z?s=75&p=8&c=1&nid=3796770

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i think he would be a great

i think vasquez would be a great fit in the triangle offense

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ok...im not understand what

ok...im not understand what he has to do with this topic though. help me connect the 2

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llperez22 - Please Explain

llperez22 I'm trying to figure out why you made the following statement. You wrote, "he had the worst vertical in the entire combine last year, worse then harangodys and bj mullens."

Vasquez certainly had a low vertical but there were several other guys who didn't jump as high as BJ Mullens and Luke Harangody. Why did you pick those two names?

For example, Jeff Adrien, Eric Maynor, and AJ Price had lower verticals than BJ Mullens but you didn't use any of them as an example.

The following guys had lower verticals than Luke Harangody, Joe Ingles, Taj Gibson, and Austin Day. Once again, you singled out Harangody. I'm curious as to why you did that.

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and what does vertical have

and what does vertical have to do with his game? especially since he's a 6'6 pg. he doesnt need to have a high vert with that measurement

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Hey quincey, i was wondering

Hey quincey, i was wondering what makes people so high on vasquez in the pro's and so low on scheyer. I'm not here to make my case about scheyer b/c plenty of people already have. Im just wondering why people knock scheyer for lack of athleticism but they dont for vasquez even though they're probably both around the same level of athleticism?

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my personalopinion?..because

my personalopinion?..because he plays for duke and for some (they wont admit it) because he's white. most white guys who are good but arent that athletic or do anything outstanding arent thought to be that good. some who have alot of bball knowledge may look deeper and see he's really not a pg( even coach k admitted that he isnt) so if he isnt a pg then his position in the nba would be sg. with vasquez you know hes a pg. he's always played it and he has a knack for getting people the ball in scoring positions and making them better( so obvious by looking at maryland's roster). personally ill take vasquez over schyer every day of the week but i do think schyer will be picked in the second round of the nba. i went alil off topic so ...as far as the athleticism im guessing you havnt been on that long. i made post about vasquez months ago and that was the main reason alot of people on here didnt like him because of his lack of athleticism. so he gets a equal share of negitivity on that front which he kinda deserves because he doesnt jump that high nor is he that fast but he has nice athletic ability in the other athletic areas

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Cool i can see that. Yeah I

Cool i can see that. Yeah I still like Scheyer over vasquez but you've got a point.

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