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Lineup for this season?

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Basketball' started by 684Bee, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. 684Bee

    684Bee Helluva Engineer

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    Curious what you guys think the lineup will look like for this upcoming season?

    Alvarado at PG
    Devoe at 2?
    3?
    4?
    Banks at 5?
     
  2. DH9387

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    Banks more than likely will be redshirted due to transfer rules. I see it as something like:

    1 - Alvarado
    2 - Devoe
    3 - Haywood / Phillips
    4 - No clue, so many choices (Wright / Cole / Moore / Sjolund)
    5 - Gueye
     
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  3. collegeballfan

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    Banks is on the official roster as a JR. Does mean he is eligible to play?
     
  4. bwelbo

    bwelbo Helluva Engineer

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    Unless something has changed, he has to sit out next year and then will have 3 years to play remaining.
    https://www.myajc.com/sports/colleg...sferring-georgia-tech/jDOCHOcwqJmLYyXAMiCLJL/

    Personal note - if he played even sparingly in his sophomore season (2017-2018) and appeared in 14 games, I don't know why he wouldn't be a sit 1, play 2. I don't know how the AJC said he is a sit 1, play 3.
     
  5. lv20gt

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    1 - Alvarado
    2- Devoe
    3 - Haywood
    4 - Wright
    5 - Gueye

    I think Phillips will be the primary back up for Alvarado and Devoe, Alston will start as the backup to Haywood but I expect Moore and Sjolund to get more of those minutes as the year goes on. Cole will back up Wright but will probably play as much as Wright and Cole as I expect to see all combinations of those 3 on the court at the same time. Will be interesting to see if Ogbonda plays much.
     
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  6. YlJacket

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    To mimic DH

    Guard 1 - Alvarado
    Guard 2 - DeVoe
    Wing - Haywood (assuming he is all the way back from injury which he should be)
    Center - AD
    Stretch 4 - Take your pick

    Philips gets a lot of time but doesn't start
    DeVoe has to be a primary scoring option for this team
    One or preferably 2 of our projects has to come through at the 4/5 slot
    Moore would be a wonderful upside
     
  7. Ramblingon

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    PG - Alvarado, Devoe backup
    SG - Phillips, Alston backup
    Wing - Devoe, Haywood backup (sixth man)
    PF - Cole, Sjolund backup (or Moore)
    C - Gueye, Wright backup (with hopefully added weight)
     
  8. RamblinRed

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    Banks will sit out this upcoming season and have 2 to play. Has looked good in workouts so far according to rumors.

    Jose and Devoe will start. one of Phillips or Haywood will start (i'm going with Phillips until I see Haywood all the way healthy).
    4 spot is wide open, i'll go with Cole right now.
    Gueye at 5.

    I think Devoe will be one of the top 2 scorers on the team next season, he's tall (6'5, 187) and smooth will a really nice three point stroke.
    It'll likely be a somewhat different offensive system next year. More 4 out, 1 in with Gueye on the low block.
     
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  9. slugboy

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    Think we'll see more balanced playing time? I'm guessing we want to give breathers to some of our players, compared to past years.
     
  10. DH9387

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    I believe we will see a little more balance, but not a ton. CJP has said multiple times that one of his tendencies as a coach is to only play 7-8 guys. He has said that he is trying to improve on this and hopefully we are developing enough depth to allow him to do so, but old habits die hard.
     
  11. Peacone36

    Peacone36 ACCBasketballReport.com Contributing Writer

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    Alvarado
    Devoe
    CGB
    Cole
    Gueye
     
  12. 684Bee

    684Bee Helluva Engineer

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    Thanks for all the responses.

    I guess I was confused on Banks. I was thinking I had read something about immediate eligibility, but maybe I was mixing him up with the football OL from Ole Miss.

    If Haywood and Devoe can fill it up from 3, that would open up some things for this offense. Last season, most teams could just pack it in tight and stay in zone to defend us. We just weren’t much of a threat from 3.
     
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    I think circumstances are going to conspire to make him play more folks. First I don't see Gueye as a 35 min guy like Lammers was. Also, based on their performance last year I don't see either Cole or Wright being able to stay on the court for 30 + minutes due to likely foul trouble. So the 4/5 slot will go 3 deep at least and likely 4 if either Moore (more likely), Sjolund or Ogbondo shows they can play. We already know the wing spots are going to go at least 4 deep with Alvarado, DeVoe, Haywood and Phillips - and likely 5 with Alston getting some minutes.

    I think we will have 8 rotation players with Alston and one big getting 5+ min.
     
  14. Peacone36

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    Someone mentioned something on twitter about him petitioning for immediate eligibility and would likely receive it. I never understood it. There are no hardship waivers any longer
     
  15. Peacone36

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    Yeah I don’t think Gueye will get more than 25-28. He will have foul issues as well.

    For his career Lammers averaged 1 foul for every 14 minutes played. Pretty incredible

    AD averages 1 every 7 minutes played
     
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    Is it possible for Cole to play minutes at 5 along with AD and Ves?

    I thought I heard that, maybe like when AD and Ben were on the floor together?
     
  17. YlJacket

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    Ves is a huge ? I have him as a hope for 5 min per game.
    Cole is likely the backup 5 at this point but admittedly speculation on my part. He may well be the starting 4. He is part of the pickem category.
     
  18. lv20gt

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    I don't see Cole playing much at the 5. I think he'll be a 4 if any of AD, Sly, or Wright are also in there. The only real line up I could see with him at the 5 is him paired with Sjolund, and I don't think we'll see that combination much.
     
  19. ESPNjacket

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    Agreed. He is likely to need to play 10 due to foul trouble unless Gueye, Cole, and Wright vastly improve their defense and cut out the constant fouling.

    Our fans are spoiled by Lammers. Not many guys can challenge that many shots and stay out of foul trouble.
     
  20. ChasonBaller

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    He has been getting reps at the 3, 4, and 5. But if the season started today I would bet on him at the 4 with Gueye at the 5.


    I would prefer for us to use a pace n' space line-up but that all depends on if we can get one(hopefully more) of Khalid Moore/Sjolund/Moses to step up. Would also depend on if we decide to play zone or are going up a big with skill, leading to AD guarding him on the block. It might look something like this:
    Alvarado
    Devoe
    Haywood
    Moore
    Cole
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    Phillips
    Gueye
    Moses
    Alston
    Sjolund
    Sly
    *possible grad transfer*

    I guess the good and bad thing about us right now is...our players are very interchangeable in the lineup. Good, because we have options. Bad, because we haven't had anyone step up and secure their spot. I feel confident someone will because they are ALL hitting the gym and weights hard. A lot is on social media but a lot is left off also. I feel confident if they keep this work ethic up the blue bloods will be on upset watch when they come to McCamish next year.
     

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