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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    While I have no definitive knowledge, a staff member told me that if we do redshirt anyone, Brown is the most likely guy to be asked to do so. Of course no decisions have been made yet. You have to see how the season turns out and also how the academic situation plays out in the spring semester. Now, we expect no problems in that regard but you never know.
    It's always good to get info from someone who talks to the staff. Appreciate your input and analysis during the season.
    My two cents.....
    I like the athleticism of Brown. Would like to see him and Davis get more minutes, especially Davis if he continues to hit his shots. I like Miller too but IMO he often tries to take someone off the dribble and isn't quick enough to do that. Not a good one on one game. When he tries to create from anywhere outside the box it often results in a turnover. And except for the Georgia game, I don't think the 3 point shot is a strong part of his game and think we would be better served if others on the team were taking those shots. Good size and strength around the basket. Needs to play under control.

    Agree that it's very early to make predictions. Lots can change and guys sitting out this year will have a say so in what happens next year.

    Missed a lot of games in the last 3 or 4 years but I agree it looks to me that, top to bottom, this team is Marlin's most talented. Fun group to watch.

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    I wish plaissance would embrace his role.(not that he isn't, more of the role I want to see) (ala bird man) He could easily be a fan favorite, he plays intense. When he gets a bs call you can tell he's upset, he should turn that into getting the crowd really into.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeauxCajuns View Post
    I wish plaissance would embrace his role.(not that he isn't, more of the role I want to see) (ala bird man) He could easily be a fan favorite, he plays intense. When he gets a bs call you can tell he's upset, he should turn that into getting the crowd really into.
    The only thing wrong with Plaisance is his failure to stay out of foul trouble. He had a similar problem in high school with generally slower and less talented opposition.

    The last few games he's improved. Maybe he's doing a better job of positioning than he has in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahtoo View Post
    It's always good to get info from someone who talks to the staff. Appreciate your input and analysis during the season.
    My two cents.....
    I like the athleticism of Brown. Would like to see him and Davis get more minutes, especially Davis if he continues to hit his shots. I like Miller too but IMO he often tries to take someone off the dribble and isn't quick enough to do that. Not a good one on one game. When he tries to create from anywhere outside the box it often results in a turnover. And except for the Georgia game, I don't think the 3 point shot is a strong part of his game and think we would be better served if others on the team were taking those shots. Good size and strength around the basket. Needs to play under control.

    Agree that it's very early to make predictions. Lots can change and guys sitting out this year will have a say so in what happens next year.

    Missed a lot of games in the last 3 or 4 years but I agree it looks to me that, top to bottom, this team is Marlin's most talented. Fun group to watch.
    When Miller takes a guy one on one he is often trying to draw fouls from the opposing big men. As strong and as big as he is, they often have to foul him to prevent the basket attempt.

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    We might have the best bball team in the state after lsu getting skull dragged by Wake


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    Quote Originally Posted by scotto_25 View Post
    3 transfers and 1 freshman coming in?

    -Jay Wright graduating
    -Redshirt Mason Aucoin in his 2nd year (great h.s. player, sit him next year)
    -Part ways with Jacob Broussard (sorry, but he won't factor in next year)
    -Part ways with Larenz Stalcup (if he stays stagnant with no development)

    No?
    Stalcup is nearly 7" tall. I'd say give him every opportunity to develop and play him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    Stalcup is nearly 7" tall. I'd say give him every opportunity to develop and play him.
    Stalcup has good offensive skills. He has to work on his hands--he has difficulty holding on to the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    Stalcup is nearly 7" tall. I'd say give him every opportunity to develop and play him.

    Don't let height confuse you....

    Teams with 6'6" forwards play taller than him. He's had plenty of time to develop...how much time do you want. He's an "extra body" this year. Next year, he won't factor in at this pace. He's lost out there and plays with very little aggression. Hope he comes around, but I don't see it.

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    Stalcup has a lot of work to do. He needs to slow the game down because it seems way too fast for him. His offensive game is not D1 material with the exception of a baby hook. He doesn't rebound like a 7-footer should in the Sun Belch. I thought he'd be a shot blocker, but that hasn't occurred either. Some say, he hasn't had enough minutes to prove himself....well whose fault is that? If he can't get on the court, then obviously his skills are extremely limited to "HEIGHT" alone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    Stalcup is nearly 7" tall. I'd say give him every opportunity to develop and play him.
    ---I can't say it is the reason why, but I noticed when P-dine subbed their big dude, that we put Scotty in and he played some good defensive minutes for us---Height is such an advantage with just being close to the bucket with smaller guys having penetrated---if the def cut off can get back for a block on the feed, then the block is a for sure on the penetrator!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotto_25 View Post
    Stalcup has a lot of work to do. He needs to slow the game down because it seems way too fast for him. His offensive game is not D1 material with the exception of a baby hook. He doesn't rebound like a 7-footer should in the Sun Belch. I thought he'd be a shot blocker, but that hasn't occurred either. Some say, he hasn't had enough minutes to prove himself....well whose fault is that? If he can't get on the court, then obviously his skills are extremely limited to "HEIGHT" alone.
    If I remember right he didn't even play until his Senior year in high school. He has always been a project, even at the JUCO level. I thought he would be needed this year simply as an extra big to take up space and grab some boards. I didn't think Miller and Brown would be eating up the minutes that they are and I knew Bryce could rebound but didn't think he could put up the Shawn Long type numbers that he is. Turns out Stalcup just doesn't fit in to the game plan that much, especially with Plaisance developing more. He does block shots though, his blocks per minute played are more than double anyone else on the team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatch View Post
    If I remember right he didn't even play until his Senior year in high school. He has always been a project, even at the JUCO level. I thought he would be needed this year simply as an extra big to take up space and grab some boards. I didn't think Miller and Brown would be eating up the minutes that they are and I knew Bryce could rebound but didn't think he could put up the Shawn Long type numbers that he is. Turns out Stalcup just doesn't fit in to the game plan that much, especially with Plaisance developing more. He does block shots though, his blocks per minute played are more than double anyone else on the team.

    The shot blocking reference that I made was to what coaches said about him. That he'd immediately come in and rebound/block shots. Our team simply does not block shots. We are not an above the rim team, which is ok. We lack the long guards and athletic bigs that typically block and alter shots. This is no shot at Bryce...he's a stud but plays under the cylinder. Next year with the influx of transfers we should see a more athletic team and our blocks should increase....

    My harping point is that if Stalcup can't seem to find minutes right now, where will the minutes come from next year?

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    I'd not give Plaisance minutes instead of Miller, and Washington.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    I'd not give Plaisance minutes instead of Miller, and Washington.
    Scott is playing some impact minutes in his last few games. Granted they are in short spurts, but I've been surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    I'd not give Plaisance minutes instead of Miller, and Washington.
    Big men need breathers man, this isn't a video game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotto_25 View Post
    The shot blocking reference that I made was to what coaches said about him. That he'd immediately come in and rebound/block shots. Our team simply does not block shots. We are not an above the rim team, which is ok. We lack the long guards and athletic bigs that typically block and alter shots. This is no shot at Bryce...he's a stud but plays under the cylinder. Next year with the influx of transfers we should see a more athletic team and our blocks should increase....

    My harping point is that if Stalcup can't seem to find minutes right now, where will the minutes come from next year?
    Your 100% correct as of now there looks to be no minutes for him next year. Remember when Stalcup initially signed it was in that period after the 14-15 season when everyone thought Long was leaving after his Junior year. They were trying to just get some size on the roster. When he didn't qualify hardly anyone noticed cause Long was back. He was brought back in this year after it was decided that 3 scholarships would be going to guys sitting as transfers. Once again I think they were just taking a shot because they needed a big and were going to see what he could do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatch View Post
    Your 100% correct as of now there looks to be no minutes for him next year. Remember when Stalcup initially signed it was in that period after the 14-15 season when everyone thought Long was leaving after his Junior year. They were trying to just get some size on the roster. When he didn't qualify hardly anyone noticed cause Long was back. He was brought back in this year after it was decided that 3 scholarships would be going to guys sitting as transfers. Once again I think they were just taking a shot because they needed a big and were going to see what he could do.
    Does stalcup have a year to sit? Or did he use it already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hark Mudspeth View Post
    Does stalcup have a year to sit? Or did he use it already?
    He sat out last year getting grades in order after playing 2 years of JUCO. I'm not sure where he was actually going to school.

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    No need to sit him (whether he can or not). If no development happens...you can't use him. He's got to move on.


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    It's refreshing to know that we have this problem. Marlin had a Chinese fire drill a few years back and we didn't know if we could fill a roster, much less a starting five. This feels like Jesse Evans all over again with the transfers coming in. It would be great to land one or two every year like Ga State does and keep this program trending upward.


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