It won't be a Div one winning record Mike because two or three of those wins are NAIA, or some other NCAA non division one games. No doubt he has two losses as road team to P5 teams so we could almost swap those for the non division one games except some expect to beat P5 more often than losing to a non division one team.
If t-jo wants to continue in mediocre production Bob is our man. If on the other hand we want a coach who can move us back into greatness we need to take a chance.
Whatever Mike, I simply cannot accept mediocre Cajun basketball as being OK over a long stretch.
There is a crazy situation at UL where baseball has more dedicated, or directed RCAF funds than football, and a lot more than basketball. To me it shows that things are way out of wack here. Sure Robe is doing an outstanding job, but it also shows how bad Marlin and Hud are doing considering both are in much higher profiled sports.
Mike, going back to the original post while impressive I wouldn't read too much into those recent stats for Russell. I don't follow high school basketball but growing up in Alexandria I know that Peabody sees a significant drop in the level of competition once district play starts. I just glanced over their schedule and the smallest margin of victory in the games you referenced was 35, many times it was 60+.
I joined the site not too long ago. I'm a Peabody alum, I wanted to post aout the 54 pt game he had but I couldn't create a post, so I've been waiting on someone to say something. Yea, he had 54 in that game but the bigger stat from that game was 16 of 25 from the 3pt line for the game.
We haven't had a lot of comp since district started but some of the teams we beat out in that span are 7 seed Jena, 9 seed Jennings, 16 seed Marksville and 4A 8 seed, Tioga. I don't think we're gonna run into any comp until the final. Wossman beat us on a buzzer beater in the semi final last year, and at a tournament earlier this year. I think we've progress to be able to handle them with the progression of Darrius Smith.
I also wanted to ask, does UL have anymore spots available in recruiting? Kevin Norman, is a monster, he's gonna be a 3 at the collegiate level but he's avg a double double the last 2 years and has been the leading scorer most of the year. He's one of the national leaders in double doubles and field goal percentage. But I've heard of no one recruiting him, I'm hoping he gets something.
Ced, is probably the best shooter to come out of Peabody ever. We've put a a lot of athletes, but he's probably the most skilled player we've put out at the guard spot. I think the thing for him will be in college learning to play the point predominantly. He is a combo guard, he's better off the ball, but I feel like his height and strength will come into play with him at the 2. Me personally, I wouldn't put him on defense against a 6'4, 6'5 shooting guard. He has some length, but he's also thin. Great toughness, but a lot of 2 guards will try to use their strength on him. Where as at the 1, his length will cause problems for other pg's. His offense is already ready for the college level. Shot smooth as silk, plays within the offense.
The absolute only reason that he was not a bigger prospect is that he doesn't have the size and explosive as players we've had before. He's a below the rim kind of guy at whatever level he plays, so cheap points don't come to him often. I really think that he could become a starter, or 6th man toward the end of nest year.
Is this kid gonna be a one and done😍😍😍
Peabody wins state 3A championship by a score of 73 to 54 over Carroll. I do not know how Cedric Russell (our signee) performed in the game
I'm very excited about this young man.
Yes, congrats to Bob and Staff.