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#141 BSLZackKiesel

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Posted 23 September 2022 - 03:54 PM

For what it's worth, people who've seen the team practice over the last few months have said Willard is committed not only to a much faster offense but also to executing a lot more full-court presses on defense.


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Posted 24 September 2022 - 10:34 AM

For what it's worth, people who've seen the team practice over the last few months have said Willard is committed not only to a much faster offense but also to executing a lot more full-court presses on defense.

He mentioned in one of his early pressers that if he had a deep enough rotation, he would press and play up tempo.  They are light upfront but should at least have enough guards and wings that he should be able to play fast.  Anything is better than the methodical pace the Turgeon teams played.


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Posted 25 September 2022 - 05:56 PM

He mentioned in one of his early pressers that if he had a deep enough rotation, he would press and play up tempo. They are light upfront but should at least have enough guards and wings that he should be able to play fast. Anything is better than the methodical pace the Turgeon teams played.


Did you dislike Turgeon's defensive sets? I felt like one of his strengths was how prepared he had the team on defense. The issue I had is that they never converted defensive stops into transition opportunities.

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Posted 25 September 2022 - 08:18 PM

Did you dislike Turgeon's defensive sets? I felt like one of his strengths was how prepared he had the team on defense. The issue I had is that they never converted defensive stops into transition opportunities.

His defense sets were fine, but they did not do enough or were not detailed enough to score in transition.  When his offense was as bad as it was, being able to score off the defensive end was a must.


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Posted 11 October 2022 - 03:34 PM

Willard says his team won’t be participating in any future multi-team events (MTEs) unless they’re giving Maryland’s players NIL funds.
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Posted 12 October 2022 - 07:20 AM

IMS: Maryland basketball: Jahmir Young, Donta Scott detail first impressions of Kevin Willard at Big Ten Media Days

https://247sports.co...m4_W_spA_WlOjps


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Posted 12 October 2022 - 07:40 AM

That’s a good read. Interesting to hear Scott dropped 20-30 lbs. He is definitely a potential X-Factor for Willard’s first Terps team making a run. Excited for year 2 of Reese. I’ll give Willard this year regardless - I’m just so glad to finally be past the Turgeon era.
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Posted 12 October 2022 - 09:28 AM

Willard says his team won’t be participating in any future multi-team events (MTEs) unless they’re giving Maryland’s players NIL funds.

 

Translate please :)


I mean I know what NIL is, don't know what MTEs are or how the 2 are related.



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Posted 12 October 2022 - 09:41 AM

Translate please :)


I mean I know what NIL is, don't know what MTEs are or how the 2 are related.

IM assuming thy mean the early season tournaments



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Posted 12 October 2022 - 10:22 AM

Translate please :)

I mean I know what NIL is, don't know what MTEs are or how the 2 are related.

Multi-team events are any organized early-season tournaments. Willard is saying that Maryland won’t participate in any more of them unless the organizers distribute NIL funding to his players (which is expected to become commonplace).
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Posted 12 October 2022 - 11:15 AM

Multi-team events are any organized early-season tournaments. Willard is saying that Maryland won’t participate in any more of them unless the organizers distribute NIL funding to his players (which is expected to become commonplace).

 

These events pretty much all have corporate sponsors, so no lack of NIL opportunities there. We'll probably see the same thing with the football bowl games eventually.


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Posted 12 October 2022 - 12:04 PM

Multi-team events are any organized early-season tournaments. Willard is saying that Maryland won’t participate in any more of them unless the organizers distribute NIL funding to his players (which is expected to become commonplace).


Yep, was always the next logical progression. You want the advertising and piggyback off our product? You're going to have to fund our recruiting so the product is good enough to warrant tuning in.


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Posted 16 October 2022 - 09:37 AM

Maryland begins the season ranked #56 according to KenPom, which slots them in as the fourth-worst team in the conference.


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Posted 16 October 2022 - 09:43 AM

Maryland begins the season ranked #56 according to KenPom, which slots them in as the fourth-worst team in the conference.

I’m going to sell that. I think Willard has put together a roster that, if things go right, could sneak into the dance. That isn’t necessarily my expectation, but they’re better than fourth best in the Big Ten.

How does KenPom’s formula even work pre-season with zero data anyway?

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Posted 16 October 2022 - 09:52 AM

MD wont be a pushover.

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Posted 17 October 2022 - 11:51 AM

MD wont be a pushover.

Cant say that with any real evidence at this point.


This year is more about finding out what we have with Willard as much as anything else

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Posted 17 October 2022 - 01:38 PM

Cant say that with any real evidence at this point.


This year is more about finding out what we have with Willard as much as anything else


I suspect they are at-least 8 deep with usable players. 
I have no idea if they'll be 'good', but it's plausible. 

It's easier to take the under and think lower 1/2 of the Big Ten and NIT ceiling; but there is talent on the roster. 

Wish they had one more usable big though. 



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Posted 20 October 2022 - 01:06 PM

Kevin Willard says his team will probably start the year “playing way too fast, shooting a bunch of threes, pressing a ton, and getting after it”. Tried to re-energize the fan base by engaging former players and recruiting locally.

So basically, he’s the anti-Turgeon.
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Posted 20 October 2022 - 01:58 PM

Kevin Willard says his team will probably start the year “playing way too fast, shooting a bunch of threes, pressing a ton, and getting after it”. Tried to re-energize the fan base by engaging former players and recruiting locally.

So basically, he’s the anti-Turgeon.

Except the  losing his top recruiting target part. Same as it ever was



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Posted 20 October 2022 - 03:18 PM

Except the  losing his top recruiting target part. Same as it ever was

Stop. Give the guy a chance. If you think Willard was going to be able to compete with Oates and the NIL stuff going on in the south within his first couple of months of walking through the door of the mediocrity that Turge left behind, you were just setting yourself up with disappointment. Furthermore, don't poo poo other's negative energy on the Ravens and O's, if that's how people feel, and then do this. Give the dude a chance, what else can we do? I love what I'm hearing. That said, I'll text you, let's get out there to Xfinity early in the season and give the guy some love.


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