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  • #1 by Modsquad24 on 04 Jul 2015
  • I was just curious what you guys that have seen him play think his role on this team is going to be? I know he can shoot really good, but is he a starter/play a ton of minutes type or a Al Dillard spark plug that averages about 10 min per game type? Thanks.
  • #2 by Deep Shoat on 04 Jul 2015
  • My opinion is that he will not get much playing time because he is a poor defender.  Not quick enough to keep up in the full court.  Probably not quick enough to create his own shot on O, and we aren't likely to run sets to get him open.
  • #3 by jackflash on 04 Jul 2015
  • I seen him play once. In Jonesboro I'm not sure he will start but think he will play more than 10 minutes. Will have to see how good on defense he is.
  • #4 by lefty08 on 04 Jul 2015
  • My opinion is that he will not get much playing time because he is a poor defender.  Not quick enough to keep up in the full court.  Probably not quick enough to create his own shot on O, and we aren't likely to run sets to get him open.

    Have you seen this kid play?
  • #5 by sloot on 04 Jul 2015
  • Probably will average about 15 mpg this upcoming season.
  • #6 by Deep Shoat on 04 Jul 2015
  • Have you seen this kid play?
    Yes, have you?
  • #7 by Hawg Red on 04 Jul 2015
  • I don't think Bell is any better defensively, and is not as good of an all-around shooter, and he certainly played.

    Dusty will play. How much? We'll have to see. More than 10 MPG, IMO.
  • #8 by What's Shakin' Macon on 04 Jul 2015
  • He might have played 10 mpg or less on last year's team but there is an availability of playing time on this year's squad.

    I hope Hannahs can be a consistent 3 point shooter, we are going to need that. I think he will be vital for spacing the floor when Witt/Beard are driving. Our defense and rebounding will be a struggle regardless of whether Hannahs get major minutes or not.
  • #9 by mhuff on 04 Jul 2015
  • My opinion is that he will not get much playing time because he is a poor defender.  Not quick enough to keep up in the full court.  Probably not quick enough to create his own shot on O, and we aren't likely to run sets to get him open.
  • #10 by choppedporkextrasauce on 04 Jul 2015
  • Par Bradley says Dusty is far more athletic than he was and Pat is the all time leader in 3pt shots at Arkansas. He believes he will fit in.
  • #11 by Granny on 04 Jul 2015
  • From what I have read I foresee a Davor Rimac role. (no I haven't seen him play but like everyone else have an opinion.  LOL)
  • #12 by popcornhog on 04 Jul 2015
  • I don't think Bell is any better defensively, and is not as good of an all-around shooter, and he certainly played.

    Dusty will play. How much? We'll have to see. More than 10 MPG, IMO.

    Bell's perimeter D has improved dramatically.
  • #13 by What's Shakin' Macon on 05 Jul 2015
  • Bell's perimeter D has improved dramatically.
    Definitely better than his freshman year. He was completely lost on D that year, our fans never understood his lack of playing time but it should've been crystal clear.

    My issue with Bell is that he was wildly inconsistent last season and doesn't have the all around game to make up for his shot not falling.
  • #14 by Hawg Red on 05 Jul 2015
  • Bell's perimeter D has improved dramatically.

    Cannot co-sign on "dramatically." Nope. A dramatic improvement on defense would be James Harden this year compared to last.

    My point still stands that he and Hannahs are similar defensively, so that won't be a reason why Hannahs doesn't play.
  • #15 by gmarv on 05 Jul 2015
  • well from what I,m reading here,it looks like it gives us another 3 point shooter who can replace bell when hes not on.i don,t see how that can be a bad thing.
  • #16 by k.c.hawg on 05 Jul 2015
  • I see 10-12 minutes per game and 6.5 ppg. I think his ppg will be a result of 12-15 point games along with 3 point games. If Hannahs and Bell can put together some games with 8 3's between them and then one be hot when the other is off I see effective production from them on the perimeter.
  • #17 by gmarv on 05 Jul 2015
  • I see 10-12 minutes per game and 6.5 ppg. I think his ppg will be a result of 12-15 point games along with 3 point games. If Hannahs and Bell can put together some games with 8 3's between them and then one be hot when the other is off I see effective production from them on the perimeter.
    that's kindof what I,m thinking and if bell should hit upon being consistent game in and game out so much the better.
  • #18 by Lanny on 05 Jul 2015
  • I've seen him play.  Good size for a guard and excellent release and will play as much as he wants.  Will be one of the leading scorers
  • #19 by ricepig on 05 Jul 2015
  • I've seen him play.  Good size for a guard and excellent release and will play as much as he wants.  Will be one of the leading scorers

    I'd say that he'll play as much as his defense allows, although he won't be the only one in that category.
  • #20 by poloprince on 05 Jul 2015
  • I've seen him play.  Good size for a guard and excellent release and will play as much as he wants.  Will be one of the leading scorers
  • #21 by Big Nasty 34 on 05 Jul 2015
  • I agree with Lanny. It wouldn't surprise me at all if he's a 10+PPG scorer for us. I was impressed with his handles in the red white game last year. I look forward to seeing him play.
  • #22 by TexArkHogFan on 05 Jul 2015
  • I am really looking forward to watching this team play.  With Hannahs, Whitt, Bell and Beard all capable of filling it up on any given night, I don't think we'll see much zone against us and in the past that has been our downfall.  This may well be one of the highest scoring teams we've had in recent history.  Of course, our defense may give up a ton of points also, but I think we'll see some exciting games. 
  • #23 by HoopS on 05 Jul 2015
  • I keep reading doubts about his defense. So what is it that you've seen that he does poorly? Slow feet? Gets caught out of position? Lazy? Just curious because clearly some have doubts and I haven't seen him as much as many of you.
  • #24 by bigred223 on 05 Jul 2015
  • He's white, so people assume he's not athletic.
  • #25 by Hogimus Prime on 05 Jul 2015
  • I think DH will come off the bench and get as many or more minutes as Bell.  If MA is going to play a 3 guard lineup then someone outside of Beard and Whitt is going to have to step and be more than a one trick pony, which Bell has been his first three years, so I could see Hannahs being that third guard.
  • #26 by Biggus Piggus on 06 Jul 2015
  • My opinion is that he will not get much playing time because he is a poor defender.  Not quick enough to keep up in the full court.  Probably not quick enough to create his own shot on O, and we aren't likely to run sets to get him open.

    Arkansas's coaches do not view Hannahs as a poor defender, and they believe he is a versatile player who can score from anywhere and play as a combo guard on both ends. They have had him for a year. I bet he comes out looking like a different player.
  • #27 by Deep Shoat on 06 Jul 2015
  • Arkansas's coaches do not view Hannahs as a poor defender, and they believe he is a versatile player who can score from anywhere and play as a combo guard on both ends. They have had him for a year. I bet he comes out looking like a different player.
    I hope so.  We need some different players.
  • #28 by nwahogfan1 on 06 Jul 2015
  • I saw Dusty on TV while at TT and in HS and he will have a role here for sure.  He shoots well and is athletic enough to play in our system.    He will have to play smart which I think that is his strong suit. I hope he doesn't think he is only a 3 pt. shooter and comes off the bench firing but lets the game come to him.  I would love for him to shoot somewhere around 38% from behind the arc and score around 10 PPG.  That would be huge for our team.   We will need to set some picks for him sometimes to get him a good look because he will not be able to create all of his shots particularly if they guard him with a long  and athletic kid.
  • #29 by Wild Bill Hog on 06 Jul 2015
  • I see 10-12 minutes per game and 6.5 ppg. I think his ppg will be a result of 12-15 point games along with 3 point games. If Hannahs and Bell can put together some games with 8 3's between them and then one be hot when the other is off I see effective production from them on the perimeter.

    Now you've gone and done it.  10-12?  Really!   ;)
  • #30 by theFlyingHog on 07 Jul 2015
  • He'll be an important contributor. Not a main producer but a steady producer
  • #31 by Big Nasty 34 on 07 Jul 2015
  • I may be wrong, but with our lack of true offensive play makers, I can't see how he's not a main contributor.
  • #32 by lefty08 on 08 Jul 2015
  • Yes, have you?

    No I haven't, that's why I asked you. Relax.....
  • #33 by Mike Irwin on 10 Jul 2015
  • People with real names who don't post on message boards and are known to possess good skills at evaluating basketball talent have told me that Hannahs is much more than just a three point shooter. The notion that he can't play defense and can't create his own shot is bogus according to them. We will find out soon enough.
  • #34 by Biggus Piggus on 10 Jul 2015
  • People with real names who don't post on message boards and are known to possess good skills at evaluating basketball talent have told me that Hannahs is much more than just a three point shooter. The notion that he can't play defense and can't create his own shot is bogus according to them. We will find out soon enough.

    Apparently not soon enough for some. We must know now!
  • #35 by OnTheHillHogFan on 10 Jul 2015
  • Dusty has shown in the last few scrimmages that he is more than just a shooter
  • #36 by Hogberry Snortcake on 10 Jul 2015
  • Dusty has shown in the last few scrimmages that he is more than just a shooter

    Good to know. 
  • #37 by bigdaddyhawg on 10 Jul 2015
  • Bell's perimeter D has improved dramatically.

    Yeah, I see Bell getting frequently ragged for his weak D, but IMO he didn't stick out more than anybody else that was playing last year at G.
  • #38 by bigdaddyhawg on 28 Jul 2015
  • Dusty has shown in the last few scrimmages that he is more than just a shooter

    At this point, we had better hope he's a LOT more than just a shooter!!
  • #39 by Arazorbackguy1 on 28 Jul 2015
  • I think he'll score 10-12 points.
  • #40 by bigdaddyhawg on 28 Jul 2015
  • I think he'll score 10-12 points.

    You guys way, way underestimate Mr. Hannahs.

    Mike is going to create an unstoppable offensive juggernaut with Hannahs, Bell, and Whitt firing up threes at near record rates!!

    And Moses and (fill in the blank) will be there to mop up the rare misses!!

    Now, we will probably need to score 85 or so a game to win games, but we're going to have the shooters to do it.

    And they're probably going to have to play 35+ minutes a game, but since we won't be playing much defense, that could work.
  • #41 by BigSexyHog on 28 Jul 2015
  • Let me know when someone just Dusty Hannah.  Until then I am not interested in the young man.
  • #42 by rzrbackramsfan on 28 Jul 2015
  • You guys way, way underestimate Mr. Hannahs.

    Mike is going to create an unstoppable offensive juggernaut with Hannahs, Bell, and Whitt firing up threes at near record rates!!

    And Moses and (fill in the blank) will be there to mop up the rare misses!!

    Now, we will probably need to score 85 or so a game to win games, but we're going to have the shooters to do it.

    And they're probably going to have to play 35+ minutes a game, but since we won't be playing much defense, that could work.

    this is close to the best case scenario and who knows maybe it'll workout that way. 
  • #43 by Big Nasty 34 on 28 Jul 2015
  • Before the downfall of the team, I thought he would get 8-10 a game. Now, it wouldn't surprise me if he got 14+. He's gonna have plenty of opportunities.
  • #44 by razorhog52 on 28 Jul 2015
  • At this rate we may only have 4 players. As Gene Hackman said in Hoosiers, "my teams on the floor."
  • #45 by WarPig88 on 29 Jul 2015
  • Think Matt Lawrence.
  • #46 by Biggus Piggus on 29 Jul 2015
  • My opinion is that he will not get much playing time because he is a poor defender.  Not quick enough to keep up in the full court.  Probably not quick enough to create his own shot on O, and we aren't likely to run sets to get him open.

    You ... are wrong across the board. Shock.
  • #47 by What's Shakin' Macon on 30 Jul 2015
  • You ... are wrong across the board. Shock.
    "Wrong across the board" means he is actually making progress from his past stupidity opinions. I'm glad he's taking baby steps.

  • #48 by HF#1 on 31 Jul 2015
  • I hope he has all the ability some are boasting about in this thread.  We will need it.
  • #49 by TomBigBeeHog on 31 Jul 2015
  • I was excited to get him. He can possibly earn a starting spot. I certainly expect 15 to 20 min a game and 7 - 10 points. Should be balanced scoring this year. Dusty will get some shots.
  • #50 by Big Nasty 34 on 31 Jul 2015
  • This would be a year we wouldn't actually mind teams zoning us with Whitt bell and hannahs out there to bust it
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