Let's be honest here, Davies is not a very good player; the better the
competition, the worse he plays. He cannot shoot, he is a poor shooter, yet late
in the game, Baylor forced Davies to beat them--they knew he couldn't,
he's not a shooter, and then he missed his free throws too. Basketball is a pretty simple game, but in college you must at least have one
very good post player, one very good forward and one very good guard. BYU has
two pretty good guards (Haws and Carlino), their forward play this season has
been pretty bad, nonexistent, and the post play? I've already commented on
that. Can't wait for Erik Mika, and hopefully Rose can find a forward who
is a strength on the team.
dumprake, I guess it all depends on who you're comparing Davies against.
Is he going to be an NBA lottery pick? No. Is he one of the best players in
BYU history? Yes. Top 10 in scoring and rebounding. Am I hoping Eric Mika
will be at least as good or even better? Yes, but Mika's freshman year
likely won't be as good as Davies' last 2 yrs. Expect a learning
curve. I just hope Nate Austin can bulk up (like 80 lbs!) and contribute more
until Mika rules the paint.
I am a big Winder fan. He brings speed to the guard position and some defense.
I don't think he was given much of a chance this year. Perhaps he was
injured more than we know. The coach played a freshman in front of him toward
the end of the year.
@dumprakeDavies' numbers clearly prove you wrong! But then we are all
entitled to be wrong as are you in this case.
@dumprakeI disagree. Brandon Davies is a VERY good player. He is one
of the smartest big men in college basketball right now, and that's why he
is playing in the College All-Star game tomorrow. Davies plays well regardless
of the level of competition. Remember last time BYU played Baylor? Davies had 26
points and 17 rebounds. That's ridiculous. Everybody has an off-night
sometimes, and even in an "off-night" for Davies he still scored 13
points. Here's to hoping Davies can make it to the NBA someday.
I keep hearing how wonderful Winder is. Then I see him on the floor.
Unimpressed.Trust the coaches, people. There is a reason they play
one guy over another.
I don't understand the title. I wouldn't blame the loss on Tyler.
They were all over him too and hanging on him with no calls. Seems like Davies
still needs to learn how to do layups.