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NorthernExposure

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We were at at UVA the exact same years. I loved JJ because his NYC style of


play was like my own, which was probably as much a bad thing as a good thing. He and Mel had some talent and flair but never quite fully realized it on the court. A lot of players from that era did not, including Lance Blanks, whose transition skill set wasn't a good match for our more plodding approach, and Jim Miller, who seemed on the cusp of big things in the '84 March Final Four run but who seemed to take a step back his last year.

On the flip size, players who did improve included Anthony Kennedy, Olden, Richard Morgan, Bill Batts and Kenny Turner.

So that era was a mixed bag in terms of results and player development.

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Posted: 05/21/2020 at 5:55PM



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