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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuperman View Post
    Ever heard of Derrick Brown? Powell has MASS GAME.
    Only my favorite X player of all time. A great example of why we fans should be careful not to speculate thst an incoming freshman likely will not be a significant contributor.

    Let’s not bet against Powell before he even gets on campus. What if he ends up looking more like D Brown or even Trevon in his first year. Miller will always give minutes to a player who delivers in a game no matter their age or amount of college experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IM4X View Post
    Only my favorite X player of all time. A great example of why we fans should be careful not to speculate thst an incoming freshman likely will not be a significant contributor.

    Let’s not bet against Powell before he even gets on campus. What if he ends up looking more like D Brown or even Trevon in his first year. Miller will always give minutes to a player who delivers in a game no matter their age or amount of college experience.
    DBrown redshirted. He literally did nothing his first year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xville View Post
    Sure. But from the guys who see miller almost if not every day and miller himself, they have basically said in so many words to not expect much contribution this year.

    I see xuperman said Derrick brown.. sure but we heard about how incredible brown was for an entire year, just like blueitt. We aren’t hearing that about Powell. I’m sure Powell can be a great player, but I’m going off of what the guys around miller and the team have said.
    You MUST post ANY LINK that can corroborate this consistent illusion of your "insider" status. I am guessing that will never happen. I just don't understand why you haven't been harshly admonished.
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    I have been following Powell closely.....in person in fact. This guy has a physical presence that is special....and he has a real wholesome disposition. It is something you can feel is a ++ destination basketball talent.

    He destroyed Big Moe....TWICE.

    Going to be a STUD.
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    Man. I don’t remember Brown having a great freshman year. Feel like I remember thinking he was long and athletic, with a bright future, but really only dunked the ball. His stats don’t jump off the page either. Am I misremembering his freshman year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xville View Post
    Sure. But from the guys who see miller almost if not every day and miller himself, they have basically said in so many words to not expect much contribution this year.

    I see xuperman said Derrick brown.. sure but we heard about how incredible brown was for an entire year, just like blueitt. We arenít hearing that about Powell. Iím sure Powell can be a great player, but Iím going off of what the guys around miller and the team have said.
    I know you didnít mean ant disrespect to Powell. None of us (not even Sean) really knows how well he will play his first year or how many minutes he will get. Thatís kind of my point. Should Powell be reading this tread, Iíd rather not make it seem like weíve already concluded that heís not going to give us much next year.

    Even teams at X that were stacked with a talented bench had freshman get solid minutes. Not just Tre. Naji, Jones and JP are other examples that come to mind. So even with the increase in talent we are projecting to have, Powell might find a nice spot in the rotation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHettel View Post
    DBrown redshirted. He literally did nothing his first year.
    Yes, Derrick did redshirt. Then in his redshirted freshman year he averaged 17 minutes a game and more than 6 points.

    There are plenty of examples of other freshmen who did not redshirt, found significant minutes and became meaningful contributors that first year. There are also plenty of examples where Sean redshirted a freshman, feeling the player would benefit from a little more development. We shall see which way it goes with Powell. None of us knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xukeith View Post
    Perhaps Miller is changing is coaching/recruiting philosophy. He often will state X will likely not play more than 9 guys.

    I doubt also X will spray those minutes to everyone.

    We will see.
    Yep. I posted it either in this thread or another that he's probably unlikely to change his philosophy on that this long into his career.

    I think once we are in the meat of the season the bulk of the mins will go to 8 guys and a 9th will be in the rotation.

    There are always guys who don't contribute like we are hoping they will (especially thinking Powell here as a freshman).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuperman View Post
    You MUST post ANY LINK that can corroborate this consistent illusion of your "insider" status. I am guessing that will never happen. I just don't understand why you haven't been harshly admonished.
    If it’s “insider” status how would there be a link? Yikes. For the record, I do have a few people that are pretty close to the program but that’s neither here nor there and trust me I could not care less whether you think I have inside info or not. Anyways, This information comes from the very public; fritschner, Baum and the Sean miller podcast. Just chill dude. Not like I’m saying the guy sucks at basketball, just that they have indicated it would be surprising if he were a significant contributor his first year. Anytime someone says non glowing statements about some local kid it’s like they are pissing in your cheerios.

    If he does do well his freshman year, great. I was just passing along what they have indicated. Every best player on their high school team looks like a stud. Then, they get to college.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xavier View Post
    Man. I don’t remember Brown having a great freshman year. Feel like I remember thinking he was long and athletic, with a bright future, but really only dunked the ball. His stats don’t jump off the page either. Am I misremembering his freshman year?
    Brown’s redshirt freshman year certainly was nothing like West’s freshman year, but he did show incredible athleticism and we did get to see flashes of what he could be (similar to Swain). His game was bit more limited his first year.

    Brown worked on his outside shot and ended up shooting better than 40% from 3 by his final (junior) season at X. His 13.7 ppg may not jump off the page, but he was on a team with a deep bench that had a lot of capable contributors. Had he stayed one more year, I’m convinced he would have had much more impressive numbers and had a good shot at being a lottery pick.

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