All Things Kerwin Walton Recruitment Thread (Class of 2020)

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His body is BIG ready. He is definitely strong and long enough to defend. He doesn't always defend well or even okay, because of lack of effort and/or watching the ball instead of the ball and his man. This year's Hopkins team has had some big breakdown games though. He will not start instead of Gabe. Gabe is an elite BIG defender right now. Walton will have some growing to do but would get minutes as a freshman.
Maybe true that Gabe defends well, but how long can we afford to play a shooting guard that can’t shoot?
 

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Maybe true that Gabe defends well, but how long can we afford to play a shooting guard that can’t shoot?
As long as it takes to find it. Hell, there are teams i follow that would die for the way Gabe shoots right now ! If he sits this will go south in a hurry. He does a lot of things well.
 

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Is Walton waiting to see if Zeke will stick around AZ next year? I would think if Zeke goes pro then the less likely Walton goes there
 

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Maybe true that Gabe defends well, but how long can we afford to play a shooting guard that can’t shoot?
Who else are we going to play? He's an excellent defender and while he has not been himself, he has not been a complete loss either. I know Carr is a volume shooter but he does not have that much better of a percentage at all than Gabe. Tbh this was surpsrising for me too.

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As long as it takes to find it. Hell, there are teams i follow that would die for the way Gabe shoots right now ! If he sits this will go south in a hurry. He does a lot of things well.
He does a lot of things well. He is a good shooter. His shooting will come back. NO team would die for a three point shooter that is shooting 21.6% in Big Ten play. His shooting right now is terrible.
He needs to play no more than 30 minutes- he needs more rest.
 

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Can we also cool it on the ELITE defender line? He got beat back door several times last night, and that is a trend. He's a decent on-ball defender, but often times gets beat to the rim or bails a player out with silly fouls because he gets off-balance. And I really don't understand his refusal to apply ball pressure on the perimeter. Overall he seems to easily disengage, which I hope Pitino/his team will call him out on/encourage him.
 

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Wow, he was pretty bad in HS at 26% 3's. Perhaps last year was the anomaly. Hope not.
Czar is being extremely selective and knows better. Those 11 of 42 are for only 8 games. Here is the link. Gabe certainly shot more than 42 3's in 20 games his senior year and shot better than 26%. Most teams only report points in a game.
 

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Czar is being extremely selective and knows better. Those 11 of 42 are for only 8 games. Here is the link. Gabe certainly shot more than 42 3's in 20 games his senior year and shot better than 26%. Most teams only report points in a game.
the chart says 20 for GP which stands for Games Played GP = Games played.... Your welcome for the knowledge share.... Nothing selective....just posting info up on the BB Hub site
 

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DateResultOpponentGPPPGFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%3PM3PA3P%PTS
REGULAR SEASON
12/02/2017L 62-65Iowa City West (Iowa)131.01322.59102.000513.38531
12/05/2017W 99-46Concordia Academy118.0815.533221.00002.00018
12/09/2017L 79-84at Hopkins117.0511.455441.00035.60017
12/15/2017W 80-52at Lee's Summit Christian Academy (MO)15.026.33312.50003.0005
12/16/2017W 79-44at Cedar Falls (Iowa)122.0719.368661.00026.33322
12/22/2017W 65-55Benilde-St. Margaret's114.0514.35745.80003.00014
12/29/2017W 70-56at White Station (Tenn.)125.0515.33315151.00006.00025
12/30/2017W 61-57at Yankton (S.D.)113.0314.21468.75014.25013
01/06/2018W 74-70at Madison East123.000.00000.00000.00023
01/16/2018W 105-58at Brooklyn Center125.000.00000.00000.00025
01/19/2018W 82-42at Academy of Holy Angels124.000.00000.00000.00024
01/20/2018W 80-62Rice Lake126.000.00000.00000.00026
01/26/2018L 70-76at Eden Prairie127.000.00000.00000.00027
02/10/2018L 66-77at Cretin-Derham Hall124.000.00000.00000.00024
02/13/2018W 94-58at Columbia Heights119.000.00000.00000.00019
02/16/2018W 91-61Fridley121.000.00000.00000.00021
02/20/2018W 83-56Brooklyn Center133.000.00000.00000.00033
02/23/2018W 69-53Wayzata128.000.00000.00000.00028
02/27/2018W 82-56at St. Anthony129.000.00000.00000.00029
03/02/2018W 82-67Columbia Heights130.000.00000.00000.00030
Regular Season Totals2022.748116.4143844.8641142.262454
SECTION PLAYOFFS
03/10/2018W 74-57Benilde-St. Margaret's125.000.00000.00000.00025
03/15/2018W 80-78Orono138.000.00000.00000.00038
Section Playoffs Totals231.500.00000.00000.00063
STATE TOURNAMENT
03/21/2018W 90-63Hermantown121.0914.643331.00001.00021
03/22/2018L 69-71Columbia Heights112.0517.29400.000210.20012
State Tournament Totals216.51431.452331.000211.18233
THIRD PLACE
03/24/2018W 82-61Austin129.01120.55034.75048.50029
Third Place Totals129.01120.55034.75048.50029
2017-2018 Totals2523.273167.4374451.8631761.279579
gabes game log
 

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the chart says 20 for GP which stands for Games Played GP = Games played.... Your welcome for the knowledge share.... Nothing selective....just posting info up on the BB Hub site
Careful. You're not toeing the company line here. Try this:

Gabe is a tremendous 3 pt shooter, with years and years of knocking them down at a stunning rate. He's just in a short slump.
 

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DateResultOpponentGPPPGFGMFGAFG%FTMFTAFT%3PM3PA3P%PTS
REGULAR SEASON
12/02/2017L 62-65Iowa City West (Iowa)131.01322.59102.000513.38531
12/05/2017W 99-46Concordia Academy118.0815.533221.00002.00018
12/09/2017L 79-84at Hopkins117.0511.455441.00035.60017
12/15/2017W 80-52at Lee's Summit Christian Academy (MO)15.026.33312.50003.0005
12/16/2017W 79-44at Cedar Falls (Iowa)122.0719.368661.00026.33322
12/22/2017W 65-55Benilde-St. Margaret's114.0514.35745.80003.00014
12/29/2017W 70-56at White Station (Tenn.)125.0515.33315151.00006.00025
12/30/2017W 61-57at Yankton (S.D.)113.0314.21468.75014.25013
01/06/2018W 74-70at Madison East123.000.00000.00000.00023
01/16/2018W 105-58at Brooklyn Center125.000.00000.00000.00025
01/19/2018W 82-42at Academy of Holy Angels124.000.00000.00000.00024
01/20/2018W 80-62Rice Lake126.000.00000.00000.00026
01/26/2018L 70-76at Eden Prairie127.000.00000.00000.00027
02/10/2018L 66-77at Cretin-Derham Hall124.000.00000.00000.00024
02/13/2018W 94-58at Columbia Heights119.000.00000.00000.00019
02/16/2018W 91-61Fridley121.000.00000.00000.00021
02/20/2018W 83-56Brooklyn Center133.000.00000.00000.00033
02/23/2018W 69-53Wayzata128.000.00000.00000.00028
02/27/2018W 82-56at St. Anthony129.000.00000.00000.00029
03/02/2018W 82-67Columbia Heights130.000.00000.00000.00030
Regular Season Totals2022.748116.4143844.8641142.262454
SECTION PLAYOFFS
03/10/2018W 74-57Benilde-St. Margaret's125.000.00000.00000.00025
03/15/2018W 80-78Orono138.000.00000.00000.00038
Section Playoffs Totals231.500.00000.00000.00063
STATE TOURNAMENT
03/21/2018W 90-63Hermantown121.0914.643331.00001.00021
03/22/2018L 69-71Columbia Heights112.0517.29400.000210.20012
State Tournament Totals216.51431.452331.000211.18233
THIRD PLACE
03/24/2018W 82-61Austin129.01120.55034.75048.50029
Third Place Totals129.01120.55034.75048.50029
2017-2018 Totals2523.273167.4374451.8631761.279579
gabes game log
Do you not notice all those 20 with zeros in the stat line yet all those points scored? You know better. You know all schools don't give all those stats up, especially in those days.
 

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So you think it's accurate that he shot over 5 three pointers a game through December and then didn't shoot a single one in their last 12 regular season games? It's pretty obvious information is missing.
He's trolling... Holy cow, yeah Gabe scored 38 points against Orono with Jarvis Omersa protecting the rim while shooting no free throws and no threes... Wow

Also I apologize for my part in derailing the thread. I will not do anymore on Waltons thread unless it pertains to him.
 

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Do you not notice all those 20 with zeros in the stat line yet all those points scored? You know better. You know all schools don't give all those stats up, especially in those days.
Thank you for the knowledge share.
 

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As long as it takes to find it. Hell, there are teams i follow that would die for the way Gabe shoots right now ! If he sits this will go south in a hurry. He does a lot of things well.
No team would die for his shooting this year. Also, his lack of foot speed really shows when he defends a quick player. He got beat badly a few times against MI State. He seems to be a smart player, but I think you give him a bit too much credit overall defensively. How can you be a “lockdown defender” when the player you are defending is able to blow by you? He needs to find that shot, and soon. His poor shooting (along with Willis’s) during Big 10 play is costing us games. With that said, I like his demeanor, and when he shoots well (or even average!) he is a good player. Lately, he has been anything but good. I hope that changes.
 

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So you think it's accurate that he shot over 5 three pointers a game through December and then didn't shoot a single one in their last 12 regular season games? It's pretty obvious information is missing.
Info is missing but enough there to form an opinion..I saw him play several games for D and he was pretty good but not lights out from the 3 or the line at that level
 

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I don’t care how Gabe shot I high school. Where are Kerwin’s game logs?
 

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"The information is incorrect, but incorrect information is good enough to form an opinion"
It is correct ...try getting a dictionary...it is helpful for some. Data for 11 games. has 3s logged
 

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No team would die for his shooting this year. Also, his lack of foot speed really shows when he defends a quick player. He got beat badly a few times against MI State. He seems to be a smart player, but I think you give him a bit too much credit overall defensively. How can you be a “lockdown defender” when the player you are defending is able to blow by you? He needs to find that shot, and soon. His poor shooting (along with Willis’s) during Big 10 play is costing us games. With that said, I like his demeanor, and when he shoots well (or even average!) he is a good player. Lately, he has been anything but good. I hope that changes.
He guarded Ayo, one of the top players in the conference. Ayo was 4-12 from the field. Gabe is good defensively. I wouldn't say lockdown at all, but it's very rare that his opponent goes off. He needs to find his shot though - it's been painful to watch.
 

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Representative sample look it up
Players have hot streaks and cold streaks, and that's especially true for Gabe. He very well could have been on a hot streak during the games where shooting stats weren't recorded, rendering the stats you presented as extremely skewed and misleading. Without having the stats for the full season, it is impossible to know what type of season he had. You don't have to double down after you realize you're wrong. It's okay to just move on.
 

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Bet If you pick a 5-10 game stretch for any shooter including those that have made it to the NBA, you will find stretches where they’re cold. Difference is the truly great ones find ways to erase the funk and come out of it. We’ll find out if Gabe is one
 
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