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HCH
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There have been a lot of occasions this year where Harris would have been a better option than BB. BB's defense is so atrocious, every decently coached team knows to go directly at him. At least Harris could have contributed some defense.

2/7/2020 12:52:47 PM

justinh524
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I think you are downplaying his complete inability to do anything that involves dribbling on the offensive end. At least on defense Beverly can foul. And it's possible to make up for one guy who is shitty at defense. It's not possible to make up for a point guard who can't be a point guard.

2/7/2020 12:56:22 PM

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Eh, I think you are overplaying how bad Harris was.

It definitely would have been possible to use him this year. Let him play off ball basically like beverly does now. He is a lockdown defender and he can shoot ok. More importantly, he is another body that even if he never touches the ball can provide fouls and defense.

And you are right that you can hide one bad defender. Problem is, we can't hide Beverly when Andree or Dixon are on the floor. Because then you have 2 bad defenders.

2/7/2020 3:20:37 PM

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We could have used Harris last year if he wasn't so godawful. But he was so he played the least minutes on the team. The exact same scenario would have played out this year. The guy clearly wants starter minutes, which is why he transferred to a low-major.

2/7/2020 6:54:32 PM

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lol, Blake Harris was a 4* recruit coming out of high school. That should tell you something about recruiting rankings.

2/7/2020 7:14:37 PM

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Recruiting rankings are sometimes wrong!

2/7/2020 8:30:19 PM

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sometimes really wrong though, if a 4* guy can't even get playing time

not even sure how he got a 4* ranking. I was watching some of Harris' youtube highlight videos and they weren't even that impressive looking. a bunch of no-look passes mostly, or some layups against inferior talent

[Edited on February 7, 2020 at 9:25 PM. Reason : .]

2/7/2020 9:23:24 PM

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This is the last I’ll say because I’m not gonna hang my hat on Blake fuckin Harris. The same coach that gave Blake no minutes last year is the one who played Beverly the most minutes on the entire team. More than dorn and more than Johnson. Sounds like the guy had a hardon for Beverly and so possibly his decision making on minutes last year wasn’t stellar?

2/7/2020 10:16:29 PM

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Feel bad for this kid. He shouldn’t be playing so much.

2/11/2020 9:19:03 PM

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^^i think a big part of the reason Beverly played so much last year was the issues with Markell and the time he missed. That led to a bunch of 35+ minute games for Beverly. I mean he's averaging over 3 minutes less this season.

I think at this point every other team has scouted Beverly enough to know how to just absolutely abuse him on defense, no matter how we try and hide him.

2/11/2020 9:28:07 PM

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Clutch 2 last night.

2/20/2020 8:37:42 AM

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I'm behind, but Beverly had some excellent defensive possessions right before the 12 minute time out. Caused two turnovers In a row

3/2/2020 7:46:23 PM

justinh524
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Excellent defense giving up the wide open three there

3/2/2020 8:22:43 PM

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If we're calling out wide open 3s, whole team needs to be benched, we gave up a ton tonight

3/2/2020 8:42:34 PM

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It seems like the bad shooting is now affecting his dribbling, looks shaky whenever his defender pressures him.

3/2/2020 10:51:46 PM

rwoody
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The size of shots, he's playing good defense again to got that post steal!

3/6/2020 7:30:24 PM

justinh524
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There hasn't been any good defense in this game

3/6/2020 8:00:23 PM

natureboy
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Was that Braxton’s best game of the year??

3/6/2020 10:55:13 PM

justinh524
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Um yes

3/6/2020 11:38:01 PM

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I was at the game so not sure if the broadcast mentioned his back issues ie standing not sitting on the bench for several games ..but the second half in particular was hard to watch. He hit the floor a few times and literally couldn’t get up for a couple of seconds. Finally he struggled up and ran down the court shaking his head. Poor guy.

3/7/2020 8:51:44 AM

natureboy
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Hope they give him a few months off after the season to get his back right. Haven’t ever heard what the exact injury is??

3/7/2020 9:47:00 AM

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"not sitting on the bench for several games"


It's prob been half the season

3/7/2020 1:26:21 PM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve160GWaleo

3/7/2020 1:53:08 PM

justinh524
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It's been more than half the season probably.

3/7/2020 2:45:19 PM

justinh524
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Braxton Breverly to EKU confirmed

3/30/2021 11:04:14 AM

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Good!

Just kidding, I think this sucks.

He's from Hazard Kentucky, and apparently his former HS coach coaches at EKU, and a former pack assistant coach.

3/30/2021 11:15:41 AM

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Good situation for Beverly.

Thx4Th3Memories

3/30/2021 12:42:08 PM

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"Braxton Breverly to EKU confirmed"


Is it bad I thought you were joking when you said that?

3/30/2021 4:43:40 PM

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a few milestones for Beverly's career here:

T-4th in 3 pointers made in school history
3rd in 3 pointers attempted in school history
1st in being worst ACC starter of all time1

3/30/2021 7:10:02 PM

dmspack
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I lol’d

3/30/2021 7:24:55 PM

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https://mobile.twitter.com/BBeverly10/status/1376903985693483010?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

Thanks for the kind words, Captain.

3/30/2021 7:29:58 PM

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"1st in being worst ACC starter of all time"


Nah he was clearly better than javi

3/30/2021 7:40:22 PM

TreeTwista10
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don't shoot the messenger

3/30/2021 7:41:06 PM

natureboy
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Good luck Beverly! I always felt he gave it his all when he played, hit some big threes for us over his career.

3/30/2021 8:08:32 PM

rwoody
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Boozie just joined eku message board to say Wendell Green Jr should be starting over BB

3/30/2021 8:12:32 PM

Kickstand
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*Former NC State highly touted Ohio State recruit, Braxton Beverly, is transferring

3/31/2021 2:23:52 PM

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I wish him good luck especially playing for AW Hamilton

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"Nah he was clearly better than javi"


Their stats are verrrrry similar just saying

3/31/2021 7:49:38 PM

dmspack
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They’re not that similar. Javi had 2 seasons where he shot below 30% on 3. He also turned it over much more than BB.

3/31/2021 8:14:52 PM

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Javi also shot .429 from 3 in a year. Career:

Javi 6.4 pts .343 from 3, 2.8 Assists and 2.2 turnovers in 21 mpg

BB 8.4 pts .379 from 3, 2.5 Assists and 1.1 turnovers in 28 mpg

3/31/2021 9:57:30 PM

justinh524
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Yes, that's literally twice as many turnovers in many less minutes per game. Thank you for proving yourself wrong, I didn't feel like looking up stats.

3/31/2021 10:40:04 PM

rwoody
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I'm mad my post didn't get any likes or up votes

3/31/2021 11:18:18 PM

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2x turnovers and 3.5 percentage points less on 3s is pretty significant.

[Edited on April 1, 2021 at 6:33 AM. Reason : a 38% 3 point shooter is a good shooter. a 34% 3 point shooter is just ok. it's big difference]

4/1/2021 6:31:56 AM

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Yeah, the BB/Javi comparison is pretty dumb IMO. It's pretty well documented here that I have been on the BB-needs-to-play-a-lot-less corner since his freshman year, but Javi was a turnover machine and not a great 3 pt shooter.

4/1/2021 9:05:37 AM

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I believe a Scott Wood BB comparison is better.

Different positions, yes.

4/1/2021 11:18:39 PM

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