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Which player was our best defender (min. 10 GP)?

Cheatham, Haanif
Fischer, Luke
Hauser, Sam
Heldt, Matt
Howard, Markus
Johnson, Jajuan
Reinhardt, Katin
Rowsey, Andrew
Wilson, Duane

Author Topic: Who was Our Best Defender?  (Read 1823 times)

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Who was Our Best Defender?
« on: April 20, 2017, 04:54:53 PM »
There seems to be differing opinions. Who does the collective scoop deem to be the best defender?

Yes the team sucked at defense.

No I will not add a "None of the above" option
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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 05:05:01 PM »
Derrick Wilson  ;)

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 05:25:24 PM »
As the early voting shows, there should only be two possible answers.

Extra wear 'n tear on the fingers typing in those other choices.

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 05:50:36 PM »
Markus Howard, because on a team with no defense, the best defense is efficient offense.

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 06:32:33 PM »
Either Duane and Haaniff were the least bad. Not going to say best and defense when describing that team.
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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 06:34:17 PM »
I respectfully abstain

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 06:44:24 PM »
Markus Howard, because on a team with no defense, the best defense is efficient offense.

I don't see a vote in Markus' column
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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 07:17:52 PM »
JJJ was our most effective defender, he used his length and anticipation to create steals  and overall caused a lot of disruption and created runs for us.

Yes,  I recognize JJJ had other defensive issues. However, he was the one guy who actually created something positive out of the defense he was skilled at. 

Duane and Haanif get honorable mention both worked hard on defense so that counts for something.

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 09:11:04 PM »
Guess who voted Rowsey (he was lonely)  8-)

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2017, 11:45:29 PM »
I don't see a vote in Markus' column

Commented, then had to go do work. Vote tallied now  ;)

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2017, 11:52:01 PM »
In a roster full of meh options, my vote is for 00:00
Nobody says "It's only a game" when their team is winning.

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2017, 11:59:29 PM »
I respectfully abstain

Only take the easy polls, a-ina?

Or, abstaining no Matta.

Or both.
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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2017, 12:34:47 PM »
Markus Howard, because on a team with no defense, the best defense is efficient offense.

Reminds me of Davante's D-Rating. When the team D's up after a made basket, it's more efficient than off a turnover or live ball rebound.

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2017, 10:26:36 PM »
Speaking of Davante ...

When Rowsey went to the FT line last season, did the crowd chant, "Au-to-ma-tic!"?

If not, why not? They weren't confident that the 95% FT shooter would be far more automatic than Davante was? Or they just realized that FTs no matta?
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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2017, 08:10:06 AM »
Speaking of Davante ...

When Rowsey went to the FT line last season, did the crowd chant, "Au-to-ma-tic!"?

If not, why not? They weren't confident that the 95% FT shooter would be far more automatic than Davante was? Or they just realized that FTs no matta?

This team didn't feast at the line like those ones did. It was probably just shock that we got there!
Nobody says "It's only a game" when their team is winning.

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2017, 08:26:47 AM »
There is no Carter & Cohen choice.

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2017, 09:28:01 AM »
There is no Carter & Cohen choice.

Ditto on Marotta and Franklin.

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2017, 09:30:38 AM »
Who is the best defender in say the last decade or so?  Starting from the Amigos' freshmen year forward.

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2017, 11:06:02 AM »
There is no Carter & Cohen choice.

Ditto on Marotta and Franklin.

I anticipated these complaints. That's why there's a (min. 10 GP) in the question
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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2017, 11:15:45 AM »
Sam Hauser.

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2017, 11:38:56 AM »
Offense was our best defense, but I'm floored that Luke is the 6th highest vote getter. Too many people buying into the MSK mentality.

Luke was slow footed, but it was the system that had him hedging screens. He was a good defensive rebounder. He was our only threat to alter or block shots.

Because we ran an up tempo, offense first style, our defense focused on steals and points in transition. That led to gambling that put more pressure on Luke and help defenders thanks to misses and blown assignments.

Luke, Haanif, and Sam should be the leading vote getters based on actual defense. Duane was also good in a reserve role, but those first three were the only guys giving us anything resembling reliable D.

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2017, 04:00:23 PM »
Who is the best defender in say the last decade or so?  Starting from the Amigos' freshmen year forward.

IMO

1.  Jimmy Butler
2.  Dominic James
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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2017, 01:17:42 PM »
Duane,
Sandy,
Traci...
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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2017, 01:13:40 AM »
IMO

1.  Jimmy Butler
2.  Dominic James

Gimmee Jerel over James, but this seems fair.

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Re: Who was Our Best Defender?
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2017, 11:38:18 AM »
Gimmee Jerel over James, but this seems fair.

LOL 'rel got steals his first 2 years then coasted off that rep as an upperclassman

James' senior year D was the best lock-down D I've seen at MU since I've been a fan (frosh year '03)