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Title: Hauser's shot
Post by: mugoose on March 06, 2017, 03:15:08 PM
Is it me, or has Hauser been playing great these last 3-4 games? He seems to be more reliable knocking down the open 3.

Someone hit me with stats proving my eyes aren't failing me.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Markusquette on March 06, 2017, 03:27:47 PM
They aren't failing you.  Sam's a smart kid.  Very deliberate with his shot taking as I think he could probably find even more looks from three but passes them up.  He's a great player and can't wait to see him improve. He had some big rebounds last game too.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: JamilJaeJamailJrJuan on March 06, 2017, 03:28:42 PM
They aren't failing you.  He's a smart kid.  Very deliberate with his shot taking as I think he could probably find even more looks from three but passes them up.  He's a great player and can't wait to see him improve.

Dude already reminds me of Kellan Dunham, and he is probably going to be a much better college player before all is said and done.  And I really liked Kellan Dunham.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: fjm on March 06, 2017, 03:31:42 PM
Dude already reminds me of Kellan Dunham, and he is probably going to be a much better college player before all is said and done.  And I really liked Kellan Dunham.

The last two games we have seen more hauser post ups and 10 footers. If he can really make that part of his game, pull down at the arc and come inside a bit if needed, it will really be great.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: forgetful on March 06, 2017, 03:38:36 PM
I think the season went fairly typical, but accelerated and better than a normal Freshman.

He started out the season shooting very well against weak competition.  When the BE conference season started, his shot suffered a bit as he adapted to the different level of competition.  He hit the typical Freshman wall.

What was impressive, is during this slump the rest of his game remained very solid, and he quickly got over the Freshman wall.  What we are seeing now is him returning to the same form as the beginning of the season, but now against much higher competition. 

Extremely impressive.  He's now starting to feel comfortable mixing in some drives, post-ups etc. I look forward to years to come.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: BobWildLoyalist on March 06, 2017, 03:40:11 PM
Nothing but upside. Hopefully he doesn't disappear like HC has done gradually throughout the year.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Ellenson Family Reunion on March 06, 2017, 03:48:01 PM
Is it me, or has Hauser been playing great these last 3-4 games? He seems to be more reliable knocking down the open 3.

Someone hit me with stats proving my eyes aren't failing me.

Eyes not failing you: 11/20 from 3 in last 4 games, ~130 ORrtg
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Frenns Liquor Depot on March 06, 2017, 03:51:31 PM
As good as the O reemergence has been, I've been more pleased with the advances in defense, footwork and rebounding.  He is staying in front of his man and not fouling. 
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: frozena pizza on March 06, 2017, 03:53:48 PM
Excellent freshman season and I hope he just continues to build on it (and tells his brother about how much he loves MU!).
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: brandx on March 06, 2017, 03:54:03 PM
Is it me, or has Hauser been playing great these last 3-4 games? He seems to be more reliable knocking down the open 3.

Someone hit me with stats proving my eyes aren't failing me.

I thought he was outstanding on Saturday. Best game of the year for Sam. He did everything well. Shooting, passing, defense. Just had a great, great game.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: brandx on March 06, 2017, 03:55:24 PM
He has done all of this playing out of position.

Next year he will be able to play a lot of '3'.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: MuMark on March 06, 2017, 03:57:51 PM
Sam shot 40% from 3 in conference games......

Markus shot 57%! Lol

http://www.bigeast.com/custompages/sports/m-baskbl/2016-2017/confonly.htm
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Tugg Speedman on March 06, 2017, 03:58:47 PM
I read this and panicked that he was gunned down on Wells Street or something like that.

But then again, I live in Chicago.

Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: TAMU Eagle on March 06, 2017, 04:06:21 PM
Plus, Sam finally succeeded at drawing a charge...twice!
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Ellenson Guerrero on March 06, 2017, 04:13:35 PM
Sam will never be great athletically, but he's a heady player that has an instinctual feel for the game.  I think he could wind up being a slightly shorter version of Steve Novak. 
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Stretchdeltsig on March 06, 2017, 04:45:39 PM
Sam will never be great athletically, but he's a heady player that has an instinctual feel for the game.  I think he could wind up being a slightly shorter version of Steve Novak.

Wrong.  Sam is a tremendously gifted athlete.  He doesn't make mistakes.  He can shoot, pass, jump, run, rebound and defend exceptionally well.   He was Wisconsin's best highschool basketball player last year.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: reinko on March 06, 2017, 04:52:59 PM
Love his game, and exciting to see him put the ball on deck a few times the last few games.  If he can add a quick pump fake and drive, will be that much more dangerous.

His shot is slightly slower than KR's or MH's, just by hair, but if he has that extra half second, think he can be even more deadly than the guys above.  I can't recall many wide open 3's Sam has missed. 
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: tower912 on March 06, 2017, 04:58:50 PM
Next year, playing at the 3, Sam is going to need to improve his lateral quickness and his ability to get to the basket off of the dribble.   Not immensely, just by a matter of degrees consistent with freshman to sophomore growth.   
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: brandx on March 06, 2017, 05:22:31 PM
Wrong.  Sam is a tremendously gifted athlete.  He doesn't make mistakes.  He can shoot, pass, jump, run, rebound and defend exceptionally well.   He was Wisconsin's best highschool basketball player last year.

Compared to us on Scoop, he is a great athlete. Compared to better college players? No. Nowhere near an elite athlete. But neither was Bird (not comparing basketball skills).
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: BLM on March 06, 2017, 05:43:44 PM
Anybody who doesn't think Sam isn't athletic wasn't watching the WIAA D1 State basketball championship when he threw down a NASTY ally oop off an inbounds pass.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Lennys Tap on March 06, 2017, 05:49:15 PM
Anybody who doesn't think Sam isn't athletic wasn't watching the WIAA D1 State basketball championship when he threw down a NASTY ally oop off an inbounds pass.

Ners could dunk, too, don't ya know?
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Mr. Sand-Knit on March 06, 2017, 05:50:35 PM
Nothing but upside. Hopefully he doesn't disappear like HC has done gradually throughout the year.

When the going gets tough and the opposition becomes more difficult a player has to rely on his skillset and fundamentals.  Sam is able to do that.  Haanif has only ever developed his left hand.  He is half a player.  If he chooses to spend the next 7 months developing a right hand he will be fine, it can be done.  Haanif has a choice to make, i hope he embraces the challenge.  I like his defense and intangibles n think he can definitily be a threat offensively if he can go both ways n finish on both sides using proper fundamentals.
Watch vanders game winner vs Davidson
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: reinko on March 06, 2017, 06:19:08 PM
Anybody who doesn't think Sam isn't athletic wasn't watching the WIAA D1 State basketball championship when he threw down a NASTY ally oop off an inbounds pass.

Uh, I venture to guess 99% of Scoopers didn't watch the state finals last year.   ;D
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Loose Cannon on March 06, 2017, 06:20:59 PM
Wrong.  Sam is a tremendously gifted athlete.  He doesn't make mistakes.  He can shoot, pass, jump, run, rebound and defend exceptionally well.   He was Wisconsin's best highschool basketball player last year.

Agreed next year he will be a better, more complete player.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Stretchdeltsig on March 06, 2017, 06:26:55 PM
Sam, Markus and Matt were the best new three some since D, J and W.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Goose on March 06, 2017, 07:08:56 PM
Very smart player and should have a very nice career at MU. No doubt he can be an important part in and 8 man rotation in future years. Not sure on how high ceiling is, but doubt if he suffers a setback like HC.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: JamilJaeJamailJrJuan on March 06, 2017, 07:43:03 PM
Very smart player and should have a very nice career at MU. No doubt he can be an important part in and 8 man rotation in future years. Not sure on how high ceiling is, but doubt if he suffers a setback like HC.

Lol
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Lazar's Headband on March 06, 2017, 07:47:54 PM
59 three's and counting.  2nd most by a frosh at MU.  Two better than Diener, four better than Novak.  And no one talks about Sam because Markus destroyed the record with 76!
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: GooooMarquette on March 06, 2017, 07:55:16 PM
59 three's and counting.  2nd most by a frosh at MU.  Two better than Diener, four better than Novak.  And no one talks about Sam because Markus destroyed the record with 76!

Pretty amazing company that Sam and Marcus have left behind.  So many great shooters on this team....
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Herman Cain on March 06, 2017, 08:08:37 PM
The greatest compliment that Sam received this year was the public endorsement of his skills by JJJ. JJJ is a connoisseur of good high IQ basketball which Sam has in spades.

I have always felt Sam would end up being a more valuable college player than Henry. He makes the people around him much more effective  which is a very valuable commodity . Sam has a very high ceiling .
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: BLM on March 06, 2017, 08:32:43 PM
Uh, I venture to guess 99% of Scoopers didn't watch the state finals last year.   ;D

I'd put some money down on that. To a charity of course.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Goose on March 06, 2017, 08:44:17 PM
Fan in NY

I agree he has high ceiling, my point was not sure how high. Not sure if he ends up a four year starter or a really, really good four year starter. No doubt he has upside potential and high ball IQ helps in that regard.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: TAMU Eagle on March 06, 2017, 09:13:51 PM
The greatest compliment that Sam received this year was the public endorsement of his skills by JJJ. JJJ is a connoisseur of good high IQ basketball which Sam has in spades.

I have always felt Sam would end up being a more baluable college player than Henry. He makes the people around him much more effective  which is a very valuable commodity . Sam has a very high ceiling .

JJJ has great basketball instincts.

He has terrible basketball IQ.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: brandx on March 06, 2017, 09:53:46 PM
Very smart player and should have a very nice career at MU. No doubt he can be an important part in and 8 man rotation in future years. Not sure on how high ceiling is, but doubt if he suffers a setback like HC.

An important part in an 8 man rotation?

He's gonna be a starter for 3 more years barring injury.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: MU82 on March 06, 2017, 11:38:03 PM
Sam is a significantly better athlete than Novak ever was, even now.

Novak was a ridiculous shooter ... although, it turns out, not as good as Markus (at similar stages of their careers).

I have really enjoyed watching Sam grow as a player. Good (not great, but good) defender and rebounder. Willing passer. Good hoops IQ. And much improved the last few weeks at taking shots other than 3-pointers.

I don't know as he'll ever be a superstar but he already is a good player and he will get better. Almost a coach's dream in this day and age - a good 4-year player!
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: jesmu84 on March 07, 2017, 01:25:17 AM
The greatest compliment that Sam received this year was the public endorsement of his skills by JJJ. JJJ is a connoisseur of good high IQ basketball which Sam has in spades.

I have always felt Sam would end up being a more valuable college player than Henry. He makes the people around him much more effective  which is a very valuable commodity . Sam has a very high ceiling .
:o
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: WarriorFan on March 07, 2017, 04:13:34 AM
Much Better O Rating and similar D Rating than McDermott as a frosh.  Playing on better team than McDermott (Creighton was 4th in the MVC in his freshman year) in a better league. 

Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: muwarrior69 on March 07, 2017, 05:56:22 AM
I might be off base, but Sam reminds me of a poor man's Dan Issel.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Anti-Dentite on March 07, 2017, 06:58:51 AM
An important part in an 8 man rotation?

He's gonna be a starter for 3 more years barring injury.
Which would make him an important part of an 8 man rotation...
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: 1SE on March 07, 2017, 07:16:41 AM
Would be fun to see him go off in the tourney - especially with little brother watching!
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: GoldenDieners32 on March 07, 2017, 07:35:20 AM
Hauser's confidence is through the roof, hopefully he stays on fire
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Goose on March 07, 2017, 08:41:15 AM
MU82


We agree on something. Your appraisal of Sam is spot on, IMO.

Brandx

I said he is likely 4 year starter. My only question is how high of caliber of a player he becomes over that time. That said, wouldn't it be great Wojo brought in other guys that were even better than him? That is how you build a program, always recruiting better players.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: lohaus on March 07, 2017, 08:51:20 AM
Sam is a rich man's Mike Bargen!  ;D ;D

 Nah, for real,  I think he has a high ceiling.  Good defender, good shooter, good passer, good rebounder, high basketball IQ . . . . all in a freshman.  As far as athleticism, Cohen had way more athleticism and look what that brought.  I'm anxious to see what another off-season of strength and conditioning along with skill development brings for next year.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Spotcheck Billy on March 07, 2017, 09:49:53 AM
Sam, Markus and Matt were the best new three some since D, J and W.

Matt is new?
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: JamilJaeJamailJrJuan on March 07, 2017, 09:59:49 AM
The greatest compliment that Sam received this year was the public endorsement of his skills by JJJ. JJJ is a connoisseur of good high IQ basketball.....

Paging Scoop Takes.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: mug644 on March 07, 2017, 10:07:26 AM
Matt is new?

You know, Matt, as in Matt Carlino, as in Andrew Rowsey. (Well, that's my best guess.)
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Lazar's Headband on March 07, 2017, 10:12:45 AM
I actually like the Mike Bargen comparison except Sam shoots like Novak.  Elite shooting can definitely make him a star.  Especially as his post game and one dribble pull-ups keep developing.  He showed those skills in high school and I am encouraged that they are starting to show at the college level.

Plus Sam is so fundamentally sound he won't hurt you. I was bullish on Sam even before he committed but he's already better than I thought.  I pegged him as an 8/9 man as a frosh and fringe starter/6th man type by his sophomore year.

Upside as a senior, I could see 15/6/3 with efficient shooting, low turnovers, and solid D.

Oh, and Sam will still be a 4 next year, not a 3.  But position no matta.  Being on the floor matta.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: brandx on March 07, 2017, 10:19:23 AM
MU82


We agree on something. Your appraisal of Sam is spot on, IMO.

Brandx

I said he is likely 4 year starter. My only question is how high of caliber of a player he becomes over that time. That said, wouldn't it be great Wojo brought in other guys that were even better than him? That is how you build a program, always recruiting better players.

Goose, I misunderstood your comment - I thought you meant he would be a useful bench guy.

I believe their will be better players than him on the team. I didn't mean to infer he will be an All-American type player. but he will be a double digit scorer and a solid rebounder and team player. Can't have enough of those kind of guys.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: brandx on March 07, 2017, 10:27:53 AM
I might be off base, but Sam reminds me of a poor man's Dan Issel.

I see nothing similar about their games. Issel was a banger and a high volume scorer. He was not a 3 point shooter like Sam.

Issel averaged 26 points a game and 13 rebounds a game. He was a power player down low and much bigger than Sam. He was a high volume scorer mostly inside, who almost never took a 3 pointer. His shots went out to about 15 feet.  He was also a banger and a great rebounder.

Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: T-Bone on March 07, 2017, 10:28:43 AM
Dude already reminds me of Kellan Dunham, and he is probably going to be a much better college player before all is said and done.  And I really liked Kellan Dunham.

Percentages, he's a dead ringer for Gordon Hayward.   
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Stretchdeltsig on March 07, 2017, 10:32:13 AM
Matt is new?
My error, meant to say Karin.o
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: T-Bone on March 07, 2017, 10:39:37 AM
My error, meant to say Karin.o

Her?
(http://www.thelefortreport.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/karen-o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: BLM on March 07, 2017, 10:57:30 AM
Sam will be the next player to represent MU in the League.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Goose on March 07, 2017, 10:59:32 AM
wades

Very, very, very bold prediction.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: BLM on March 07, 2017, 11:02:39 AM
wades

Very, very, very bold prediction.

Don't think he ever starts in the League, and probably never even cracks the regular rotation anywhere.  But I think he finds a spot on a roster for more than 1 year in the NBA.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: BM1090 on March 07, 2017, 11:07:13 AM
Sam will be the next player to represent MU in the League.

I was thinking Froling the year before.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: MUDPT on March 07, 2017, 11:08:32 AM
KenPom comparison is Pat Connaughton as well as Darrun Hilliard. 
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: GoldenDieners32 on March 07, 2017, 11:11:47 AM
KenPom comparison is Pat Connaughton as well as Darrun Hilliard.
where can you see comparisons on there?
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: Ellenson Family Reunion on March 07, 2017, 11:12:14 AM
Sam will be the next player to represent MU in the League.

S2N b4 M2N?
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: brandx on March 07, 2017, 11:22:05 AM
Don't think he ever starts in the League, and probably never even cracks the regular rotation anywhere.  But I think he finds a spot on a roster for more than 1 year in the NBA.

Not as athletic as Dekker, but a better shooter. And, Dekker looks like he's gonna be around a while in the NBA. Once his body muscles up a bit, I could see him being a poor man's Kyle Korver.

But that is still a reach right now. He'll need to improve each year.
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: T-Bone on March 07, 2017, 12:08:33 PM
Picking someone I wouldn't have thought would be an NBA starter... 

Chris Crawford had 92 career NBA starts. 
I think Scoop94 would have said no way he starts in the NBA ever. 
Title: Re: Hauser's shot
Post by: TAMU Eagle on March 07, 2017, 02:42:43 PM
Sam will be the next player to represent MU in the League.

Would love to see it, but I don't think he has the size for the four or the speed for the wing. I would guess Markus, Froling, and maybe even Luke before Sam.