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  • #51 by Big Nasty 34 on 08 May 2017
  • What??? I was so happy to see Jabril Durham go! Fast and out of control is not a desirable skill set in my mind. Durham was not in Macon's league at all.

    You sure was glad to see that 3.6 Assist to Turnover ratio graduate. Dang, Hog fans are hilarious. Some clamor for an old school point guard and some are elated that a pretty good one graduated and we were left with a bunch of combo guards.
  • #52 by rude1 on 08 May 2017
  • Was initially underwhelmed by this pickup, but after reading more logical thoughts on this signing it makes more sense. The grunt work for the next couple of classes is in, while you would always take an available blue chip player, the staff is looking for complimentary players to fit into the 2018 team. I can see the positives of adding this kid to that team, already has a good year of seasoning at the D1  level, gets a year in the system to get stronger and more acclimated, doesn't need to be a star just a facilitator and solid contributer.
  • #53 by Letsroll1200 on 08 May 2017
  • What??? I was so happy to see Jabril Durham go! Fast and out of control is not a desirable skill set in my mind. Durham was not in Macon's league at all.

    J. Durham was a big reason Moses Kingsley was voted preseason SEC player of the year.
  • #54 by rzrbackramsfan on 08 May 2017
  • What??? I was so happy to see Jabril Durham go! Fast and out of control is not a desirable skill set in my mind. Durham was not in Macon's league at all.

    I won't go that far but I do think it's funny how many people long for a player like Durham again.  He definitely is not in macons caliber.  Durham didn't play hardly for an NCAA team and Macon starred for one.  Durham then got a lot of assists the next year for a not very good team due to high usage.  Macon is a honestly probably a better passer and ball handler too, he just doesn't pass as much because he's such a great offensive weapon himself.
  • #55 by Youngsta71701 on 09 May 2017
  • It's a good question.  All I know is that this guy has and-one mixtape handles and can rise up and dunk with ease.  I like the potential and depth if nothing else.
  • #56 by Youngsta71701 on 09 May 2017
  • Here's another one. Looks worth it to me. I think I can wait...

    When is the last time we've had a true point guard that's quick with handles like this... :-\
  • #57 by FineAsSwine on 09 May 2017
  • Here's another one. Looks worth it to me. I think I can wait...

    When is the last time we've had a true point guard that's quick with handles like this... :-\

    The boy is cold! Reminds me of Mayberry in the open court.
  • #58 by Youngsta71701 on 10 May 2017
  • The boy is cold! Reminds me of Mayberry in the open court.
    Yep, hopefully he can get his 3-point shot as good as Mayberry did. He looks quicker and faster though...
  • #59 by FineAsSwine on 10 May 2017
  • Yep, hopefully he can get his 3-point shot as good as Mayberry did. He looks quicker and faster though...

    Mayberry was deceptively quick with the ball and he really pushed the tempo. Go back and watch him kill Texas with the dagger at the buzzer to get us into overtime where we then killed the Bevo boys. With about four seconds to go and the Hogs down three, Mayberry rebounded a missed free throw and glided up the sideline did a hesitation move and head bob while going between the legs and pulling up for a three that hit nothing but net as time expired. Hog heaven baby.

    I see a lot of Mayberry in this kid if, as you say, he gets his three point pct up to Mayberry's level and also learns to play that sneaky hands defense that got so many steals for Mayberry. I love the potential. Great pickup.
  • #60 by Youngsta71701 on 10 May 2017
  • Mayberry was deceptively quick with the ball and he really pushed the tempo. Go back and watch him kill Texas with the dagger at the buzzer to get us into overtime where we then killed the Bevo boys. With about four seconds to go and the Hogs down three, Mayberry rebounded a missed free throw and glided up the sideline did a hesitation move and head bob while going between the legs and pulling up for a three that hit nothing but net as time expired. Hog heaven baby.

    I see a lot of Mayberry in this kid if, as you say, he gets his three point pct up to Mayberry's level and also learns to play that sneaky hands defense that got so many steals for Mayberry. I love the potential. Great pickup.
    Will do. If I can find it. What year was that again?
  • #61 by FineAsSwine on 10 May 2017
  • Will do. If I can find it. What year was that again?

    Start at the 6:36 mark.

    He got the rebound with 10 seconds left, the shot leaves his hand with six seconds left and goes through the net with four seconds left and time runs out.

    Ranked third in the nation at the time. Sweet win over a rival on the road.


    t=522s
  • #62 by Youngsta71701 on 10 May 2017
  • Start at the 6:36 mark.

    He got the rebound with 10 seconds left, the shot leaves his hand with six seconds left and goes through the net with four seconds left and time runs out.

    Ranked third in the nation at the time. Sweet win over a rival on the road.


    t=522s
    Cool...Thanks...
  • #63 by Youngsta71701 on 10 May 2017
  • Yeah, Mayberry was a lot quicker and faster than I remembered. I must have been thinking about Corey Beck. lol...
  • #64 by Big Nasty 34 on 10 May 2017
  • To answer the OP, with Macon coming back, there should be no question that Jalen is worth it. Should be some great practices this year!
  • #65 by The_Bionic_Pig on 10 May 2017
  • His job is to learn the system this season and along with Khalil Garland run the system in 2018-19 until the incoming Freshmen guards adapt. Meanwhile CJ Jones & Isaiah Joe are launching 3's at a mind boggling rate.
  • #66 by Youngsta71701 on 11 May 2017
  • His job is to learn the system this season and along with Khalil Garland run the system in 2018-19 until the incoming Freshmen guards adapt. Meanwhile CJ Jones & Isaiah Joe are launching 3's at a mind boggling rate.
    Warriors 2.0? ;D
  • #67 by FineAsSwine on 11 May 2017
  • His job is to learn the system this season and along with Khalil Garland run the system in 2018-19 until the incoming Freshmen guards adapt. Meanwhile CJ Jones & Isaiah Joe are launching 3's at a mind boggling rate.

    This is gonna be so sweet. Next year is looking to be a real treat but the recruiting rankings project that '18 and '19 could be even more special. It's what every Hog fan has been waiting for and I am glad things are looking so great, in terms of sustained success, after all of the misery we as a fan base have gone through.

    It's time to push Florida aside and knock Kentucky off of the SEC throne. We have the horses to make a deep run in the NCAA tourney as well. We've paid our dues, let's see if we have now earned the favor of the basketball gods.
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