I watched some of that video. Has a natural, quick release plus good size. If he can play some defense too he'll be a great addition!
I like his DBPM
Nate Oats got more FaceTime in the last 24 hours than he has in the last 24 years. And he didn’t say one word
My point was is that he didn’t say a word that anyone’s going to hear. But he got a lot of FaceTime
He actually did it’s just getting overshadowed by what Coach Saban said. Saban just happened to get the last question. Oats actually spoke on the same topic just before Saban.
Speaking last week at a 50-day countdown event for July’s World Games in Birmingham, Oats offered some more perspective about what went wrong.
“You got guys that put so much time into turning themselves into the players they want to be, and they want to showcase themselves as much as they can, but if all you’re trying to do is showcase yourself -- and we had a little bit of that going on this year -- it always backfires,” he told the crowd of more than a hundred. “It always does. That’s what happens.”
Oats’ commentary came during a broader discussion about coaching a team and being around a team.
“That’s where you get your energy,” he said. “That’s why we get into coaching. You’re trying to pull a group of kids together. I was a high school coach for a long time. You want to really pour into their lives. Just to see them be successful for each other, be happy for each other’s success, see them grow up to be young men.
“It’s hard. In basketball, you work, do all this individual training in the gym, shooting, making yourself as good as you can possibly be -- but if you can’t sublimate yourself to the team after you make yourself as good as you can be, like, all your individual goals aren’t going to come about. And that kind of happened this year, to be honest with you.”
Oats contrasted last season to the year prior, when Alabama was led by senior Herb Jones as it advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
“When we had Herb Jones, who worked incredibly hard -- you saw how good he was this year in the NBA -- worked incredibly hard, put himself in the spot to have a season like he did for us when he was SEC player of the year, but then he’s the same guy telling me to leave him out of the game when we’ve got five guys going on a run when he’s sitting on the bench,” Oats explained. “Like, he works harder than anybody in the offseason to develop himself to be the best he can be, and then he’s also a good enough team guy that when everybody is playing well, he just keeps himself out of the game. Tells me to keep them in. It’s hard though. "
We do need someone to do that but also need to see what happens with that last roster spot. I'm assuming JQ won't be contributing until December. It'll be really interesting to see who plays on the Europe trip. I do think we'll have good depth this year.Anyone want to take a stab at a depth chart?
I haven’t heard anyone at all for the final spot. I know the starting lineup that I would like to see:We do need someone to do that but also need to see what happens with that last roster spot. I'm assuming JQ won't be contributing until December. It'll be really interesting to see who plays on the Europe trip. I do think we'll have good depth this year.
Who are the contenders/probables for this last roster spot?
Just so many different lineups with this team. About all we can't do is send out twin towers. But the final piece like you say is really just another guy that can play some 3 spot besides Welch and Miles (and guard a 2/3/4).I haven’t heard anyone at all for the final spot. I know the starting lineup that I would like to see:
Bench rotation before conference play:
Bench rotation in Conference Play
I really hope that we get another wing with the final spot. We could also choose not to use it and have it available for next year.
There are a lot of different lineup variations that you could toy with, with this roster. A lot of interchangeable parts. There are also more dribble, pass, shot guys on this roster than we had last year.
I was hoping for more development/progress this year. I picked him as the "sleeper" coming into the season to have a break out year. Didn't happen, but I still think he's got crazy talent just waiting to be realized.TBH I’m sort of hoping Miles is relegated to a reserve roll at the end of games.
I think he just needs to mature. We need to remember that he was just a sophomore. Not everyone develops at fast rate. We will have 2 more years of him. You need those types of players in your program.I was hoping for more development/progress this year. I picked him as the "sleeper" coming into the season to have a break out year. Didn't happen, but I still think he's got crazy talent just waiting to be realized.
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