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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 11/10/2020 2:38:47 PM   
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LOL.. took me a minute to realize Gach's first name is Both.

I thought we were getting two Gach's.

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 11/13/2020 8:56:44 AM   
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7-foot-1 Chet Holmgren shines in win over Emoni Bates

Basketball fans got a treat Thursday evening when the No. 1 junior in the country, Emoni Bates, squared off with the No. 1 senior in the country, Chet Holmgren.

Bates is touted as the best high school prospect since LeBron James, but it was the lanky, 7-foot-1 Holmgren who was the star of the game. Holmgren’s Minnesota team, Team Sizzle, defeated Bates’ Ypsi Prep, 78-71, and both players finished with a double-double. Bates had a quiet 36 points (11-for-22 from the field) and 10 rebounds while Holmgren dominated both ends of the court with impressive blocks, long threes and powerful dunks in the lane, finishing with 31 points (13-for-18 from the field), 12 rebounds and six blocks.


Who is Chet Holmgren?
Holmgren burst onto the scene his sophomore season when he crossed Steph Curry over and dunked at Curry’s SC Select camp. “Steph’s one of the coolest dudes in the NBA and afterwards he laughed and said, ‘nice move’ shaking his head,” Holmgren told Yahoo Sports.

Fast forward to his senior year and he is one of the most dominant players in high school basketball. Holmgren has a slight frame and is built similarly to Kevin Durant. He’s been told he’s too skinny but he ignores all the noise from social media.

“Most of the people that tell me that are people on Twitter and have never seen me play basketball in person or understand basketball to begin with,” Holmgren said. “At the end of the day, I’m not too worried about what they’re saying. I’m just going to do me and keep working on my game.”

He moves extremely well for his size. He can defend the lane with his elite shot-blocking ability and sits down with smaller players on the wing. Holmgren has been called “Baby Porzingis” after Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis, showing glimpses of being another one of a kind unicorn on the court.

Holmgren is the best high school shot-blocker in America, showcasing his blocking ability at the Pangos All-American Festival in Phoenix, where he averaged 21.5 points, 15 rebounds and 11 blocks in his two games. Holmgren also faced tough competition last weekend where he went head-to-head with top-five senior Jabari Smith Jr.

“It felt good to be back on the court competing with guys from different regions,” Holmgren said. “We didn’t get an AAU season so it’s nice to be back in the gym and going against guys like Jabari [Smith Jr.] and Paolo [Banchero].”

Where could Chet Holmgren land in college?
The native from Minnesota plays high school basketball at Minnehaha Academy outside Minneapolis and is down to seven potential colleges: Gonzaga, Minnesota, Ohio State, Michigan, North Carolina, Memphis and Georgetown. Holmgren told Yahoo Sports he’s planning on making his college announcement sometime mid-season in either January or February.

His former high school teammate, Jalen Suggs, is playing at Gonzaga this season and is a projected lottery pick in the 2021 NBA draft. The Zags, Minnesota, Ohio State and Michigan are the favored schools. “It’s all about fit. You don’t want to go somewhere where they have to change the whole offense to accommodate you or change the defense,” Holmgren told Yahoo Sports. “So I’m just looking at where I fit with the coaching staff, the players on the team and my peers at the school.”

The G League route is always a possibility for top prospects but Holmgren is committed to going to college. “Obviously the G League crossed my mind and I thought about it but for the most part I’m focused on going to college,” Holmgren said.

NBA scouts watching Thursday night might have tuned in initially for Bates but quickly realized it was Holmgren who was the better prospect on the court. We’ll have to wait two short years to see how his game will translate to the NBA but if this last game is any indication of the type of player Holmgren can be at the next level, he has the potential to be an All-Star.


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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 11/13/2020 9:04:28 AM   
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Unless the Gophers have an unbelievable season and deep NCAA run with Little Richie showing himself to have grown into an elite coach, there a better chance of Holmgren joining a team in a YMCA league than playing for the Gophers.

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 11/13/2020 9:11:10 AM   
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Yeah, the Gophers have no shot
I was posting it for the kid
Sounds like he's become the IT kid in this class

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 11/13/2020 9:36:22 AM   
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Yeah, the Gophers have no shot
I was posting it for the kid
Sounds like he's become the IT kid in this class


7'1" shooting threes a Porzingis/Durant type

Definitely U of M material

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 11/16/2020 11:59:49 AM   
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Minneapolis will no longer host the 2021 NCAA men's basketball Midwest Regional. Instead, the entire NCAA tournament will be held in Indianapolis.

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 11/23/2020 2:13:26 PM   
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Reading about Iowa BB today
How did they get this Garza kid?
And .... they haven't won a B10 title or been in a Final 4, in over 40 years?



Another bet I would have lost.

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 11/25/2020 6:15:47 PM   
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6 minutes into the season opener

MN 21
W-GB 2



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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 11/25/2020 7:33:38 PM   
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53-22 at the half

Carr had 3 in the first 8 minutes, 14 at the half

Gach 0 in the first 8 minutes, 10 at the half

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 11/25/2020 7:39:35 PM   
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Mashburn had a couple nice plays at the end of the half going to the basket.

This group is much deeper than last year's sorry effort. losing Curry was bad last season

Tempo is much quicker than what I remember, even after made baskets by the other team.

Helps W-GB isn't much, but encouraging start.

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 11/25/2020 10:05:56 PM   
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Some things to work on. Giving up 47 in the second half not great. -1, but took a while to get there. Carr logged 33 minutes 35 points. multiple double figure guys.

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 11/26/2020 9:30:58 AM   
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Glancing at the box score I saw gophers shot 7-34 on threes. And 4-10 of that was Carr, meaning the rest of the team went 3-24. That’s a lot of clinkers.

My first thought was how could they have won by 30? Then a deeper dive revealed GB was 3-16. And out turnovered the gophers 23-13. Ah.

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 11/30/2020 7:53:35 AM   
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Glancing at the box score I saw gophers shot 7-34 on threes. And 4-10 of that was Carr, meaning the rest of the team went 3-24. That’s a lot of clinkers.

My first thought was how could they have won by 30? Then a deeper dive revealed GB was 3-16. And out turnovered the gophers 23-13. Ah.

I remember GBs glory days, when they were the Princeton of the midwest
That many turnovers back then and Dick Bennett would have imploded

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 12/1/2020 7:51:21 AM   
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Eked out a win late

Wheee!

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 12/1/2020 9:22:40 AM   
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Eked out a win late

Wheee!

I halfway watched the last 2/3's of the game. Snoozer for the most part. A lot of brick laying. Carr was the only one who looked like a legit ball player that I saw.

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 12/1/2020 9:23:46 AM   
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Looks like a typical Pitino team. No matter how much talent he adds, the offense is disjointed and usually relies on one player having a huge individual game.

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 12/1/2020 11:26:38 AM   
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Eked out a win late

Wheee!

I halfway watched the last 2/3's of the game. Snoozer for the most part. A lot of brick laying. Carr was the only one who looked like a legit ball player that I saw.

Who's turn?
You gonna pound it awhile and then launch one?
Ok
Next one, I get to ...
You, stay ready, your turn is coming

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 12/1/2020 11:59:14 AM   
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Looks like a typical Pitino team. No matter how much talent he adds, the offense is disjointed and usually relies on one player having a huge individual game.


They really do have 3 shooters (Gach, Kalscheur, and Carr). They have to get Gach and Kalscheur going.

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 12/8/2020 7:04:11 PM   
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Looks like a typical Pitino team. No matter how much talent he adds, the offense is disjointed and usually relies on one player having a huge individual game.


They really do have 3 shooters
(Gach, Kalscheur, and Carr). They have to get Gach and Kalscheur going.



sizzling 2-13 on 3's in first half vs 1-3 Boston College.

And only down 1 at the half.

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 12/8/2020 7:30:51 PM   
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12 minutes left and Carr is 4-13

New brick wall ready at the U after tonight.

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 12/8/2020 7:32:30 PM   
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Pound it pound it launch it
Wheeee

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 12/8/2020 8:05:42 PM   
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Nice last shot plan

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 12/8/2020 8:16:46 PM   
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Nice last shot plan



None of this is shocking with this guy as coach.

Unreal how little thought is put into an offense.

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 12/8/2020 8:38:46 PM   
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Wins a win eh

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RE: Gopher Basketball (Mens) - 12/8/2020 8:50:26 PM   
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24% from 3's and win in OT by 5

Yay

Gotta shoot better than this.

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