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The reason why some posters are having meltdown re Ty's play

It's simple: We've noted the perceptibly slow development of guys like Darion Atkins, Mike Tobey and, in particular, Devon Hall (now in full blossoming mode) in recent years and have expressed varying degrees of frustration on this board. But none of them have been charged with directing our offense or have the ball in their hands on virtually every trip down the floor.

For the four previous seasons - which takes in the lion's share of unprecedented success for Bennett Ball - London has guided our offense. And since he was a first year, we (and the pundits) marveled at how poised he was (qualitative) and how great his assist-to-TO ratio was (quantitative).

Now comes LP's successor, Ty Jerome, and our bar has been set so high. Like Tony says about his young players, last season we saw glimpses of how good Ty can be, despite the fact that he missed virtually all of his senior year of high school ball. But this season, he's in the spotlight, being asked to guide the offense. And what immediately comes to mind as a comparison is London. Of course, we could also compare him to Jontel Evans, but that's a largely faded memory.

Concern about his handling the press grew with a couple of lax TOs against Wisky's press in a game we pretty much had in hand.

Then we faced WVA in Morgantown and a player who may just be the most NBA-ready guy in the country - Javon Carter. Javon picked Ty's pocket and then, more unfortunately, Ty committed back-to-back TOs braced around an off-the-ball foul (a questionable call in Tony's mind) in crunch time.

I certainly wasn't happy about his play in the last couple of minutes. I suspect not many of us were. But behind the level of heat on Ty with many posters is acknowledging the critical role he plays - and will continue to play - WHILE HE DEVELOPS! And for those of us who believe Nigel is the answer, understand that relegating Ty to back-up status might (I say, "MIGHT") be a solution but a short-term one at that. Because that move almost certainly would (a) delay Ty's development for next season when the team will need him even more (no Nigel, no Devon, no Isaiah, with no first-year ready PG coming into the program) and (b) may cause a bit of a dent in the mental aspect of his game.

So as difficult as it may be for some posters to have patience ... BE A BIT MORE PATIENT!! We talked about bumps along the way and two steps forward, one step back. I dare say if most of us were told we'd be 11-1 heading into ACC play, we would've signed up for it. (And I'm not taking any of the next 3 contests for granted, given the outcomes of various games last night.)

We'll be fine, and Ty will continue to develop. There's so much more that has gone right this season (Hunter's defense, Isaiah's offense, Devon's offense, Kyle's ability to get to the hoop, Mamadi's development and Nigel's speed and ability to dish). BE CALM! (or at least a little calmer-lol)

Go 'Hoos as we suffer from exam-break withdrawal.

[Post edited by JerseyCityWahoo at 12/07/2017 07:24AM]

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 07:08AM


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Current Thread:
The reason why some posters are having meltdown re Ty's play -- JerseyCityWahoo 12/07/2017 07:08AM
  Stats for Ty, London (Soph)and Nigel -- Sauce59 12/07/2017 12:32PM
  Great reminder......and perspective. ** -- MailguyJeff 12/07/2017 6:11PM
  Ty's stats so far this year -- Elliott946 12/07/2017 11:34AM
  Now that is not a comparison I like seeing personally -- ThatDadgumBiscuit 12/07/2017 12:18PM
  Eh, I think that's overstating it. -- Elliott946 12/07/2017 1:30PM
  Good post, he is in a bit of a funk -- hooman#1 12/07/2017 1:35PM
  A follow-up -- Elliott946 12/07/2017 1:48PM
  Yeah I agree ** -- ThatDadgumBiscuit 12/07/2017 12:34PM
  Regarding Hunter's defense -- davemcsr 12/07/2017 10:30AM
  I think that is a good late game option -- VignetteHoo 12/07/2017 10:43AM
  I take London as the anomaly and not the rule -- ProfessiHOOnal 12/07/2017 10:04AM
  I think that is reasonablea, and I don't know -- mwolve 12/07/2017 09:54AM
  Well said.... Ty will be fine.. ** -- BTHWahoo 12/07/2017 09:29AM
  I agree but that pressure packed VCU game Ty was -- hooman#1 12/07/2017 10:46AM
  I partially agree on Hunter disappearing -- hooman#1 12/07/2017 10:48AM
  I'm looking forward to Hunter personally because he's the guy -- ProfessiHOOnal 12/07/2017 12:15PM
  Absolutely -- woodrum 12/07/2017 08:48AM
  I’m sure he will develop into a fine player -- whiskeysour 12/07/2017 08:42AM
  He had a bad 30 seconds. It happens. Move on. ** -- 007 Hoo 12/07/2017 08:23AM
  He has had a very bad start to the season ** -- HburgCav 12/07/2017 08:32AM
  Look at Haney's numbers above -- hooman#1 12/07/2017 10:42AM
  No, he hasn't ** -- 007 Hoo 12/07/2017 10:39AM
  A symptom of out microwave culture ** -- The_Hoo 12/07/2017 08:03AM
  So what you're saying is we shouldn't make Ty into Bryan Randall -- HoosYourDaddy003 12/07/2017 07:54AM
  Maybe the glimpses of greatness -- ShockHooSlip 12/07/2017 07:23AM

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