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when they describe him as a "great athlete" is that because it's easier than saying "can't dribble, can't shoot, can't defend, can't pass, and can't rebound" ?
he can score at the end of blowouts on uncontested dunks.
he can leak out cause he has NO ball handling or rebounding responsibilities.
That pretty much sums him up. He's great at the end of blowouts. Not much before. And, the spectacular slams are getting very OLD.
Thompson is a dunker but someone like the coaches need to tell Thompson you don't get extra points for dunks. Thompson is a limited basketball player. Yes, he is athletic but you are correct he can't dribble, defend, pass, rebound, set screens and most important shoot the ball. Work on the jump shots and less on the dunks Thompson. Stupid WBNS channel encourages Thompson focusing on his dunks. Overall, this sophomore class is a flat out bust.
wow... really? kid plays great one-on-one defense, don't know what games you guys are watching. he does need to work on his shooting and dribbling... but you can't say he doesn't play d.
who ever he guards when he is on the floor he flat takes his man off the score sheet.
as soon as he left against Mich. Hardaway went off, thompson held him to 6 points before that.
he sure can play defense!!! Coach Hoopknowledge there are 2 sides to basketball games!
Defense is much more important!
For the most part everyone knows or should know that the sophs were recruited for defense other than Ross. Junior class was for offence. Sophomores will develop offence it's just not happening fast enough for most of us fans. I personally think Thompson will be the gem of the class by his senior year possibly an all-american. I also believe Williams will be a stud by year four. Ross and Thompson will be our 2 leading scorers next season with Smith still being streaky at best. Williams will eventually figure it out and at least be able to catch and finish with more work in the weight room. I think next year we will have 4 guys
average double figures and be one of thebest defending teams in the country.This all is my opinion how I see
Next season and the development of these players.
The inability of Smith to score consistently, and Williams to score at all in replacing Buford and Sullinger has put too much emphasis on Craft and Thompson to be scorers when their strength is defense, who can be complementary on offense, but not a focal point on offense.
nice 10 minute stretch by thompson against indiana... looking forward to seeing him continue to develop that jumper and offensive game.
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