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    Colby Jones

    I think X found their Josh Hart. His game reminds me so much of Hart. Lofty expectations...but 3 games in? Don't even know you have a frosh on the floor. Cerebral, long and athletic. Truly believe this kid is going to be special. May not have stuffed the stat box, but he plays so savvy for a frosh. Assists, rebounds, defense, length. Let's the game come to him. When Scruggs got his pocket picked in the 2nd half and the guard missed a breakaway layup, a Marquette big got eh rebound and tried to put it back in. Jones came out of nowhere and blocked him from behind. I know the saying about high basketball IQ is overused...but damn...Colby has it. Such an invaluable asset. Can't fathom what this kid will do going forward. Love watching him play.

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    He looks really good and reliable for a young guy, and the coaches must LOVE him for all the minutes he gets. I trust the coaches and I enjoying watching Colby and all the new guys! What a treat this season is!

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    I haven’t been this high on an X frosh in a long time. What a find. Wouldn’t be shocked if he doesn’t play 4 years at X. Kid is special. Think about that kid in 2 years with his current trajectory. I may be too bullish on him...but you’d have to have a really good argument to convince me otherwise. Good handle, athletic as hell, gives guys good passes in the shooting pocket. Never seems lost. Kid as IT in my opinion.

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    Love Colby but liked it when Kunk came in for him when he got in foul trouble lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbiemcgee View Post
    Love Colby but liked it when Kunk came in for him when he got in foul trouble lol.
    Yeah. Worked out well for X today. Kunkel was amazing. But you can put Jones in on any lineup. Doesn’t matter. That kid is a freak. I could be wrong. We can just enjoy finding out.

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    Hat tip to Colby for playing a really solid game in his first start as a freshman. The future is bright with this kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel Tufnel View Post
    I think X found their Josh Hart. His game reminds me so much of Hart. Lofty expectations...but 3 games in? Don't even know you have a frosh on the floor. Cerebral, long and athletic. Truly believe this kid is going to be special. May not have stuffed the stat box, but he plays so savvy for a frosh. Assists, rebounds, defense, length. Let's the game come to him. When Scruggs got his pocket picked in the 2nd half and the guard missed a breakaway layup, a Marquette big got eh rebound and tried to put it back in. Jones came out of nowhere and blocked him from behind. I know the saying about high basketball IQ is overused...but damn...Colby has it. Such an invaluable asset. Can't fathom what this kid will do going forward. Love watching him play.
    I could not agree more on Colby. He will be a legend when it is all said and done. Also, he is way underrated as a shooter. He barely shot 3's in HS but made about 50%. There was a story about his under the radar shooting on a pay site. I kind of initiated it when I pointed out his % in HS. The moderators got a bit testy as I kind of pressed the issue. A week or two later a story came out.

    Steele did a visit after CJ was committed and set up a shooting drill in which there was a defender on him to simulate game conditions. Apparently he made something well over 40% based on a volume of shots. He just does not shoot much. His jumper against the Kittens looked great to me. Smooth and fluid. Looking forward to 4 years of Colby.

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    He seems very smooth- like what he has shown so far. We don't need it at all obviously but I can't really remember him taking shots on offense. I think he has had a couple good drives and cuts, though. He seems to use his body well.

    Pretty happy with the young talent. Future is VERY bright.

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    Colby is going to be really good no doubt. It’s only three games but he isn’t playing like a freshman. Has had to sit be away from basketball twice already with the covid stuff but through three games is shooting 80% from 2 and has made 1 of 2 threes. Always finds the open man and doesn’t take bad shots. Will be highly efficient. Per 40 minutes he’s like 10 Pts, 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Those numbers will probably go up as he gets more comfortable.

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    I know this is a Jones thread, but having two freshman (Jones and Odom) who can play D, which this team really needs, is awesome to see.

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