tBBC’s Joe brings us the “vibe” from Buckeye home games this year…
- The crowd was sure buzzing about J$, Craft, and Thomas.
- I think Sullinger had 5 or 6 dunks, and his ability to take the hit and still finish was quite impressive. Also he looked great going up and getting the ball at its high point. Double Double in his first game! Are you kidding me.
- Craft was a pleasant surprise for me. I really had my doubts, but he really impressed me today, and while I will still wait till he sees guys stronger and faster than him, I am cautiously optimistic. 8 Assists and 0 TO’s. Those are big time numbers.
- Lighty, Buford, Diebs, DLaud all look better than they ever have. And we know what we will get from them on a consistent basis.
- I wouldn’t book final four tickets yet, but I will say it is a strong possibility. I know it is only one game, and it was against an NAIA opponent, but we have all the match ups. We can play inside/outside, rebound, play defense on all positions. We have senior leadership, and a group of frosh that all understand how to play with each other.
- This team is going to be a ton of fun to watch. We really need to support this team early, come out to the Schott. Tickets are always available, and show this team some love, in the early season, because late season tickets are going to be hard to find.
- 5 guys in double figures and one of them not being Diebs is something that I don’t think we will see much this season, but what it does show is that we have a lot of guys that can score the basketball.
- The other thing I really like is the willingness to go 8-9 deep and use the bench, to be able to really get out and run in the open court, getting some easy buckets, and open 3 balls.