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Oso Ighodaro is Awesome
« on: January 04, 2022, 11:40:18 PM »
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Re: Oso Ighodaro is Awesome
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2022, 11:47:03 PM »
Osa + Kur tandem is awesome.
The games we have seen with the two them playing as Shaka wants……least of our concerns.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2022, 11:59:09 PM »
Osa + Kur tandem is awesome.
The games we have seen with the two them playing as Shaka wants……least of our concerns.
Nate Watson is sitting in the locker room asking himself wtf just happened.

Shaka is as elite as they come developing big men.
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Re: Oso Ighodaro is Awesome
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2022, 09:29:21 AM »
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UPDATE:

Following last night Oso is now 43-54 from the field (79.6%)!!!!.

He is 14-19 from the FT Line (73.7%).

He has 14 Assists to 11 Turnovers.

Up to 4th on the team in scoring and 2nd on the team in rebounding.
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Re: Oso Ighodaro is Awesome
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2022, 09:36:25 AM »
Oso is #1 in the Big East in adjusted offensive efficiency through 4 games. He is #1 in the nation in 2PFG%. Not too bad for a guy who didn't even crack 40 total minutes last season.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2022, 09:40:08 AM »
MU posted a video during the preseason that was something like 15 dunks in 15 seconds.    It was fun to watch.    I understand it better now.    Everybody who has an opportunity to dunk does so.     Everybody is attempting to finish strong.    Last night, OMP missed a dunk, but it came to Osa who dunked it.    This mindset, this culture change, is why I am optimistic about the future.   
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2022, 09:43:23 AM »
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I hope you are a fan of dunks because you will be seeing a lot of them over the Shaka era at MU.

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2022, 09:44:30 AM »
Goose, I just flat out said that I like it and the mindset and culture it represents.   
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2022, 09:59:09 AM »
MU posted a video during the preseason that was something like 15 dunks in 15 seconds.    It was fun to watch.    I understand it better now.    Everybody who has an opportunity to dunk does so.     Everybody is attempting to finish strong.    Last night, OMP missed a dunk, but it came to Osa who dunked it.    This mindset, this culture change, is why I am optimistic about the future.   

100%.  Mentioned in another thread I can't recall another big at MU that was as bouncy/fast off the floor as Oso.  It's one thing to have a good vertical, but it's an entirely different thing when an athlete is so fast off the floor.  We heard in the pre-season that Keeyan Itejere is a freak athlete, and I'll guess he will also prove to have a great vertical AND be fast off the floor.

We've lacked this kind of athleticism in the program since Buzz left, and quite frankly, I'm not sure that any of the guys on the Buzz teams had the athleticism Oso has.  DJO and Jimmy were very good athletes/bouncy, but Oso is a freak.
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Re: Oso Ighodaro is Awesome
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2022, 10:16:58 AM »
Osa + Kur tandem is awesome.

I think this keeps proving more and more true.  Kur is great, but in that "athletic big man with a limited offensive game" sort of way, he has a tendency to create lots of spacing on the offensive end - partially because he's so often used to screen and partially because he's selling out on the boards.  Oso has proven really opportunistic with that space and is really starting to anticipate it well. 

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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2022, 10:22:26 AM »
My favorite video from the preseason practices was when Oso layed a ball in and Shaka stopped the drill and told Oso to go dunk the damn ball instead.  Shaka created a monster.

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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2022, 10:33:03 AM »
Two really fun dunks last night.
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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2022, 10:34:29 AM »
My favorite video from the preseason practices was when Oso layed a ball in and Shaka stopped the drill and told Oso to go dunk the damn ball instead.  Shaka created a monster.

His dunks are FUN. I love the two handed, arch his whole body, every bit of energy into the hoop dunks. He's definitely flourishing under Shaka's system.
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Re: Oso Ighodaro is Awesome
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2022, 11:17:24 AM »
My favorite video from the preseason practices was when Oso layed a ball in and Shaka stopped the drill and told Oso to go dunk the damn ball instead.  Shaka created a monster.

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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2022, 11:35:34 AM »
Big Oso guy.  He's gonna be a stud.
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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2022, 08:31:52 PM »
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Agree said Oso would be awesome coming out of High School. Oso is looking very awesome. Shaka coaching bigs helps.

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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2022, 09:36:53 PM »
My favorite video from the preseason practices was when Oso layed a ball in and Shaka stopped the drill and told Oso to go dunk the damn ball instead.  Shaka created a monster.
Yes!  I can remember a young Jim McIlvane having the same tendency.  These young big guys will want to throw up these bunny shots that will bounce around and out instead of just dunking it.  Always drove me crazy. 

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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2022, 08:05:26 AM »
Oso appears to have exceptional hands, instinct for the rim and hops.

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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2022, 08:15:20 AM »
  We heard in the pre-season that Keeyan Itejere is a freak athlete, and I'll guess he will also prove to have a great vertical AND be fast off the floor.



His teammates consistently said that he was a freakish leaper.    If he is using this red-shirt year to get stronger and improve his skills, he could be a contributor next year.     

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=yset_chr_syc_hp-s&ei=UTF-8&p=keeyan+itejere#id=2&vid=0a7d7b78b18fecad2e1f02f816784054&action=click

I like the 35 second mark when they show the MUScooper on his team.   
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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2022, 08:19:27 AM »
His teammates consistently said that he was a freakish leaper.    If he is using this red-shirt year to get stronger and improve his skills, he could be a contributor next year.     

https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=yset_chr_syc_hp-s&ei=UTF-8&p=keeyan+itejere#id=2&vid=0a7d7b78b18fecad2e1f02f816784054&action=click

I like the 35 second mark when they show the MUScooper on his team.

And how many red shirt players have been anointed out of this world? Im gonna temper expectations
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« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2022, 08:21:49 AM »
You aren't wrong.   But I also am not going to assume he sucks.   
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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2022, 08:24:04 AM »
And how many red shirt players have been anointed out of this world? Im gonna temper expectations

If you consider last year a redshirt year for Oso...

I really hope Itejere is joined at Oso's hip copying everything he does during this off year

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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2022, 08:26:23 AM »
Oso appears to have exceptional hands, instinct for the rim and hops.

100%

Moves without the ball very well and is a solid passer too. I hope he's the prototype of program bigs under Shaka. Would be nice to have a pipeline of Osos! (not like they grow on trees though...)

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« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2022, 08:26:45 AM »
Akanno was supposed to be a savior. Nobody had seen a player like Jamil Wilson since D Wade. These are rough quotes from articles and posters who got to go to practices.

Genuinely hope the kids decent enough to be impactful in two years.
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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2022, 08:29:46 AM »
Oso and Keeyan are extremely thin and barely go over 200lbs.

After watching Nova last night, their players, such as Dixon, Samuels, Slater and even Moore, are built like linebackers.  I hope the MU training staff can get some substantial muscle on those two. 

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« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2022, 08:36:07 AM »
Fun fact: when I was out in Phoenix over the holidays my nephew said, "I know one of the guys on Marquette's team."  Obviously, it was Oso.
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« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2022, 08:39:17 AM »
Akanno was supposed to be a savior. Nobody had seen a player like Jamil Wilson since D Wade. These are rough quotes from articles and posters who got to go to practices.

Genuinely hope the kids decent enough to be impactful in two years.
Akanno got COVID early.   I am going to hope that we get an Anim level contribution.
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« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2022, 08:45:16 AM »
Akanno got COVID early.   I am going to hope that we get an Anim level contribution.

Interestingly, of all the guys I remember sitting out since Wade, Sacar might be the one we heard the least about. Guys like Fitzgerald and Froling were going to set the world on fire (along with others already mentioned) but Sacar is probably the best sit-out producer we had since Wade.
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« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2022, 08:52:22 AM »
Interestingly, of all the guys I remember sitting out since Wade, Sacar might be the one we heard the least about. Guys like Fitzgerald and Froling were going to set the world on fire (along with others already mentioned) but Sacar is probably the best sit-out producer we had since Wade.

 rowsey but that was a transfer sit out not a traditional red shirt.
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« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2022, 08:56:51 AM »
Fitz stepped into a hard situation.  Everyone was billing him as having shooting skills on the level of Novak.
Few if any have that, bar Markus.
I appreciate Fitz for playing the 5 spot when no one on the team was anywhere capable of doing that.  They even at times had to go to Lazar to play the 5 where he typically played as an undersized  4.  One of the great short comings of Crean.  If only he had a center at the skill set of the 3-Amigos and Lazar.

Maybe some similarity to Kuath and Oso playing the 5 position.  They are under-weight to all the power conference 5s.
But they make up for that with other skills like shot blocking for Kuath and Oso's skill set.

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« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2022, 09:21:40 AM »
And how many red shirt players have been anointed out of this world? Im gonna temper expectations

Itejere is a freak athlete. It remains to be seen how good he is at basketball.  I'm still hoping for a grad transfer big to team up with Oso next year.

Then when Itejere is a redshirt sophomore, hopefully he is good enough to back up Oso.

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« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2022, 09:35:05 AM »
There seems to be a distinction between redshirting a transfer and redshirting a current player. 
Redshirting a transfer a lot of times is because there is a definite deficiency in the current team and they need someone to fill it.
Redshirt a current player is for player development and keeping a year of eligibility. 

This distinction may account why some redshirts are more productive for the program than others.

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« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2022, 10:00:00 AM »
Keeyan has good ball skills and a decent looking outside shot. Skill wise, he's ahead of where Oso was last year.

The way Oso has defended in the post has been the biggest surprise. Very aggressive in ball denials even though he gives up size.

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« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2022, 10:41:01 AM »
Keeyan has good ball skills and a decent looking outside shot. Skill wise, he's ahead of where Oso was last year.

The way Oso has defended in the post has been the biggest surprise. Very aggressive in ball denials even though he gives up size.

Keeyan also has an athleticism factor that most players do not. From the reports, good hands and pretty good footwork.

He also seems to have a decent midrange which could allow for an oso/keeyan "tall lineup" at some point. It probably wouldn't hurt to add another true 5 though.

That said, Oso is just touching his potential. VERY excited to see both of them out there next year and what comes next.
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« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2022, 11:45:45 AM »
rowsey but that was a transfer sit out not a traditional red shirt.

Rowsey came to mind as another after I posted that. Couldn't guard a stump, but phenomenal scorer.
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« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2022, 11:46:54 AM »
The stump was taller.
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« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2022, 09:13:44 PM »
So I know Oso is a RS freshman this year w/covid, but did anyone hear that tidbit from the game that he entered school with Junior level credits. Maybe I heard it wrong, but I thought that's what they said. If that's the case he'd be on the path to graduation this year. Will be interesting to see if that plays a role in his following years.

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« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2022, 09:27:00 PM »
So I know Oso is a RS freshman this year w/covid, but did anyone hear that tidbit from the game that he entered school with Junior level credits. Maybe I heard it wrong, but I thought that's what they said. If that's the case he'd be on the path to graduation this year. Will be interesting to see if that plays a role in his following years.

That's what I heard as well between that, omax speaking four languages and Greg Elliott has to be nearing a doctorate degree, there's some impressive people on the team!
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« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2022, 11:45:29 PM »
So I know Oso is a RS freshman this year w/covid, but did anyone hear that tidbit from the game that he entered school with Junior level credits. Maybe I heard it wrong, but I thought that's what they said. If that's the case he'd be on the path to graduation this year. Will be interesting to see if that plays a role in his following years.

He's on some grad degree program, part of the reason he wanted to stay, so i think that means he's done with a graduate degree after his JR eligibility season. (4 years total (2 more after this year)).

He might make the NBA after getting a Grad degree. Shaka does a master class with the 5 position.

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« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2022, 11:07:35 AM »
I remember when he was being recruited hearing he was so intelligent that he could have gone to Stanford or Princeton on an academic scholarship had he not been awesome at basketball too.

So the fact he has this amazing, super unique pedigree and is from Arizona and still picked Marquette is amazing.

He’s also extremely hard working and team oriented and could be a catalyst in taking Marquette to another Final 4 before he leaves. 
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« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2022, 11:17:46 AM »
I remember when he was being recruited  hearing he was so intelligent that he could have gone to Stanford or Princeton on an academic scholarship had he not been awesome at basketball too.

So the fact he has this amazing, super unique pedigree and is from Arizona and still picked Marquette is amazing.

He’s also extremely hard working and team oriented and could be a catalyst in taking Marquette to another Final 4 before he leaves.
That he picked MU is largely due to Stan Johnson’s efforts.

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« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2022, 04:05:28 PM »
That he picked MU is largely due to Stan Johnson’s efforts.

IRRC, Markus also was involved.
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« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2022, 01:20:59 PM »
I remember when he was being recruited hearing he was so intelligent that he could have gone to Stanford or Princeton on an academic scholarship had he not been awesome at basketball too.

I have no doubt Oso is really smart (he picked Marquette, after all...clearly a smart kid). However, whoever you heard that from doesn't understand how scholarships and financial aid work at Stanford or Princeton.
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« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2022, 01:33:34 PM »
IRRC, Markus also was involved.
And, Markus was also here because of Stan…..

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« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2022, 01:44:57 PM »
And, Markus was also here because of Stan…..

Yep.

And of course, Stan was here because of He Who Shall Not Be Named.
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