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Author Topic: Excellent Shaka August 10 Press Conference  (Read 3842 times)

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Excellent Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« on: August 18, 2022, 06:09:40 PM »
Goes through all the individual players progress, team goals, NIL etc

Worth watching. Some has been previously reported, but seeing the comments in full context is helpful

https://youtu.be/abrImywhIq8
« Last Edit: August 19, 2022, 08:21:11 AM by Herman Cain »
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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2022, 06:23:32 PM »
Thanks Herman.

“Sean Jones is flat out the fastest player I have ever seen play basketball.”

“sean Jones is even more dynamic than I thought”

“TK will be our starting PG this year”
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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2022, 07:39:07 PM »
Thanks Herman.

“Sean Jones is flat out the fastest player I have ever seen play basketball.”

“sean Jones is even more dynamic than I thought”


My philosophy is you can never have too much speed.  This. Is a positive development.
“TK will be our starting PG this year”

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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2022, 08:14:07 PM »
This makes me feel very optimistic. We are an NCAA team, if the three freshmen provide immediate help.

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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2022, 09:22:06 PM »
I was happy to see that.  And I was impressed to see Smart spend that much time and talking about the "state of the team" especially since the team doesn't really start practice for another 2 or 3 weeks.  I can't see anything wrong with that guy, speaking of Shaka. And I see Marquette compete better than ever. From what I see, he is a decent person who will recruit young men like al amadou , athletes that will represent the university well and will remember their experience with reverence.  Why would Wade bother coming around if he didn't cherish the memories? My life, your life is all about memories. I'm looking forward to the next few years at Marquette (and hope it goes on longer) and will enjoy every win and blame every loss on blind referees.

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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2022, 10:19:43 PM »
Shaka is impressive.  We are in good hands.

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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2022, 11:22:41 PM »
But is it an excellent press conference?

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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2022, 06:23:56 AM »
Shaka is the best. Just keep that same enthusiasm for February !

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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2022, 06:42:38 AM »
But is it an excellent press conference?
No excellent opinion given by Herman so......
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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2022, 07:23:35 AM »
Thanks for sharing - really enjoyed that.

Tons of great info, especially some of the tidbits on Joplin, Kolek, Oso and Sean Jones.

Some really interesting comments on NIL on transfers or recruits vs guys that have been here. Sounds like Marquette won’t be dropping the bag to bring in transfers if that’s what it takes to get them.

Shaka is just so authentic. I just really enjoy listening to him speak. He could have kept going for another 20 minutes and I would have loved to keep watching. Can’t say that about his predecessor.

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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2022, 07:35:47 AM »
Love that guy.  I still think this year is going to be very rough.  That said I can’t wait for it to start.  80 days….  I hope Joplin steps up big time and I think he will.

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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2022, 08:02:52 AM »
Can anyone give a brief snippet of what he said on all the guys?

Have not been able to watch yet
Lazar picking up where the BIG 3 left off....

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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2022, 08:09:34 AM »
Everyone but EE has had a good summer.  EE has had his surgery.
Sean Jones is fast and dynamic.
Oso and TK are the leaders.
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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2022, 08:21:44 AM »
But is it an excellent press conference?
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Re: Excellent Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2022, 08:35:09 AM »
Shaka is so easy to listen to….. love his demeanor, his attitude, his delivery - all authentic and unrehearsed.    Nice.  Ty for posting

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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2022, 08:50:54 AM »
Can anyone give a brief snippet of what he said on all the guys?

Have not been able to watch yet

Kolek, will be starting PG. Sounds like he may be best overall player

Oso had a great summer. Makes others better

Wrightsil, brought him in to rebound and he's delivering.  Behind on connecting with teammates due to being out 1.5 months with injury

Joplin, best scorer but still behind on defense

EE, said without saying it that he's redshirtting due to injury

Jones is even better than they thought,  fastest guy Shaka ever coached. Sounds like he'll have a big role.

Gold and Ross are ahead of last years freshmen. Gold has good chemistry with Kolek, tooknlots of corner 3s. Sounds like they'll have back of the rotation roles

Stevie still a defensive pest, shooting a lot better

Vague comments about OMax, Itejere, and Kam having great summers. Kam is currently nursing a muscle strain but he'll be fine by the time practice resumes
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Re: Excellent Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2022, 08:53:54 AM »
I was surprised how muted he was about OMax, but there could be numerous reasons why that's the case.
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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2022, 09:00:11 AM »
Some really interesting comments on NIL on transfers or recruits vs guys that have been here. Sounds like Marquette won’t be dropping the bag to bring in transfers if that’s what it takes to get them.

They will drop the bag...but the bag will be the same size as what the current players are getting. I think Shaka views NIL more as a retention tool than a recruiting tool.
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Re: Excellent Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2022, 09:22:08 AM »
I was surprised how muted he was about OMax, but there could be numerous reasons why that's the case.

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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2022, 09:30:39 AM »
Kolek, will be starting PG. Sounds like he may be best overall player

Will have to see a few games to know if Kolek being our best overall player is a good thing or bad thing.
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Re: Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2022, 09:35:50 AM »
Will have to see a few games to know if Kolek being our best overall player is a good thing or bad thing.

He reminds me of Travis Diener
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Re: Excellent Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2022, 10:10:51 AM »
IMO Kolek will once again be the key to success for MU next year. I cannot say if he is the best player, but I think he is the most important player. I bought into him early (the day he chose MU) and am sticking with the kid.

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Re: Excellent Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2022, 10:14:35 AM »
IMO Kolek will once again be the key to success for MU next year. I cannot say if he is the best player, but I think he is the most important player.

I won't argue with that.

Marquette needs improved play at every position, and definitely at PG. If that improved play comes from Kolek himself -- and it should, as he'll be in his 3rd college season and 2nd in the same system -- that'll be great.
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Re: Excellent Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2022, 10:16:31 AM »
IMO Kolek will once again be the key to success for MU next year. I cannot say if he is the best player, but I think he is the most important player. I bought into him early (the day he chose MU) and am sticking with the kid.

Yep he’s going to be a huge steadying force. Will need him to hit some shots to be more successful - something I believe he’s very capable of doing.

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Re: Excellent Shaka August 10 Press Conference
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2022, 10:36:13 AM »
Hoping the 1-2 punch of Kolek and Jones at point will be a breath of fresh air. Seems like Jones is the real deal as a freshman if he can get up to speed during actual games.