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what a great effort by him in the MSU game.....he may not be the most talented player, but he plays hard, and does the little things great....
He shows the importance of having Seniors on the team! In a lot of cases they are not the most talented players, but they do the little things.
He seems to save his best for MSU. I'll never forget his performance off the bench in the Breslin Center last year. Phenomenal.
Lets leave it at that! He does little else right especially the little things, he is a turnover waiting to happen.. It's a shame we have to use a player like him but it shows how bad Mcdonald is and how lazy Amir Williams is! Williams looked like he could care less whether he was playing basketball Sunday or not!
If we have to use Ravenal much the rest of the season were finished!
Freddy, he played a great game on Sunday....not sure about your knowledge of the game, sure he is no Perry Carter, but cut the young man some slack...he PLAYED GREAT !!!!!
He averages less than 1 turnover per game, less than Craft, Scott, Ross, DT, LS Jr., and Thompson. He's averaging >50% FG% on the year, and that includes his 15' jumpers that it seems only DT can hit. He plays really good defense for a guy his size, and if we had a legitimate 5 he would be a great 4.
Also, it's *couldn't* care less. Not could care less. Williams is lackluster and if he played as hard or was as fundamentally sound as Ravenel he would be a stud. Playing Rav the rest of the season isn't really a huge problem unless the other team has two bigs >6'9" and we're forced to have Amir play more bad minutes.
he really shined tonight huh?
He plays about 12 minutes a game and almost fouls out of all of them.
mcdonald is much better than both of them plus he moves beter
what did you just find your laptop after the game...where u been all week.....
right here stupid i posted that 26 hrs ago! lol
No. McDonald is not better than both otherwise he would be playing more. His fundamentals are lacking and often times is just running around the floor. I never said Ravenel was the best center ever, he's just better than you're giving him credit for, and he's DEFINITELY the best option at the 5 we have. He plays 18 minutes a game and averages 2.4 fouls/game. He has fouled out of two of 28 games, one of them being Penn State. Please, before you decide to spout BS out of your mouth it would help if you could at least do some very minor research.
We have exactly three post players. One is Amir WIlliams, who as a sophomore has regressed from where he was in HS. He should be snagging every board that comes his way. Ravenel is a smaller player, and at 6'8" is doing a decent job as a stand-in. Not a superb job, but a decent job. He plays athletically and physically, and can step out to a 15' jumper. Without him, we would've lost against MSU. Trey McDonald is a raw prospect, and plays less physical basketball than even Williams does (and he's smaller than Rav). He moves reasonable well around the court but often looks lost on the offensive end. He has upside and seems to pick up on things faster than Amir, and I wouldn't be surprised if there's an even split of minutes next year if Williams doesn't get his act together.
What was that again Fred? Awhile ago you said this team would be lucky to get a 6-8 seed and now were looking at a 3, maybe 2 depending on how the B1G tourney goes. You just wasted all your breath on saying how bad Ravenel was but he was clutch in bodying up Zeller tonight and he provided some great offensive boards turned points tonight.
Ravenel is peaking at the right time. We don't need a lot from him but when he scores 8 points and impacts on defense its a huge boost for us. He also got mugged on one shot and Valentine was sucking on his whistle.
If Rav plays the rest of the season like this its a plus.
where is Freddys smart a$$ comment now?
tOSU has been good for Ravenal and Ravenal has been good for t OSU ... Thanks Ravey ... JMHO
JOHN 14:6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me."
He's a superstar, from missing point blank layups to getting stuck under the basket with no idea what to do with the ball. I's a shame he is the only post presence we have , i think it's our down fall
maybe not the best, but he busts his butt, plays hard.....and the BUCKS would be in trouble without him.....and I'm for one he is glad he is on the team.......
this statement shows what u know about the judge of TALENT...no need to to post to your posts again......
Ravenal is a better player than Williams as Williams is soft and lazy so thanks Rav.
There are very few teams in the country with big men good enough to cause OSU trouble. For pretty much every matchup, save a few, playing Ravenel 20 mins a game will suffice, playing Amir 10-12, and then playing the small lineup is what we'll most likely see. We beat several teams with good post presences in MSU, Indiana, and Minnesota. Not too many teams would be better than them. Only few that come to mind would be Gonzaga or Duke, and both them and us would likely have to get through 3 games to even have that matchup.
You weigh the wrong things way too much. Several weeks ago to you we were a 6 seed at best. You didn't think that Craft and Scott should play together. One thing I agree with you on in the past is letting Thompson and Smith still play substantial minutes, while Ross needing to earn his minutes instead of being given them. The fact of the matter is, OSU is the 2 seed in the B1G tourney after a year when everyone thought the world would end. People have found their roles. We don't need a dominant big man, we need one who can play a role, which Ravenel does. He gets aggressive under the basket and can draw fouls when needed, and plays other forwards physical. Compare Zeller's game yesterday to his game against OSU, it's night and day. DT can play a 4/5, Thompson is athletic enough to play the 3 or the 4, Smith is a David Lighty-esque defender at the 3, and Craft/Scott as the 1-2 punch is suitable to compete against probably 64 of the 68 teams in the tournament.
Smith isn't in the same hemisphere as Lighty defensively! WOW, he is no where close to the basketball IQ that Lighty had, Thompson is more like Lighty. I'm not sure i wouldn't trade the offense that Ross gives us for Smiths erratic game?? I don't see Smith being much better than Ross at this point?
Ravenal does play hard,but if you have a clue what your watching he is terrible in help side defense, his offensive footwork is elementary! The only thing people see is he HUSTLES, which means he fouls unnecessarily he gets way out of position on defense! Why was he guarding Zeller out past the 3 point line? Why does he hustle so much he gets under the basket so far that he can't shoot when he catches? He should be posting up as big as he is he wants to shot the 15' jump shot instead of going inside and drawing fouls, which he should be able to do as big and strong as he is. If we lose early it will be because someone dominates us in the paint. Against a polished big man Ravanel will foul out! Zeller is a bad example of a polished big man,he has no game more than 3ft from the basket and gets in foul trouble.
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