True but the other three all became more "go to guys" who end up taking more shots and in some cases the opportunities are not as open as when they were in a more complimentary role. As I said though- your point is good.Amir Coffey's shot got drastically worse his senior year (largely because he was forced to play PG). He shot 30% from 3 his JR season (37% his SO season).
King and Mason's numbers slightly decreased.
Oturu did get better.
True but the other three all became more "go to guys" who end up taking more shots and in some cases the opportunities are not as open as when they were in a more complimentary role. As I said though- your point is good.
Great, now show out. I have to tell my daughter this all the time. Putting in work is great, showing out is just as important.Gabe was in a gym shooting daily last summer. I know the coach who’s gym he was in. I’ve never once read that he was not a good or hard worker. What work do you feel he didn’t do? The generational arguments weak too. He didn’t play well offensively last year, but if you didn’t think we missed him when he was out, then I don’t know what to tell you.
There are 3 people verbally committed to this team next year. No way that conversation happened.Wild, wild guess: they (or BJ alone) told him that if he stays, his role may be more limited than in the past?
Otherwise, I agree ... doesn't make any sense.
Well?? To go to Madison? Milwaukee?But to go to Ames?!? Cmon man.
I disagree. It’s a big loss from a defense perspective, shooting perspective, leadership perspective, and really puts a dent into Coach Johnson’s theme of keeping MN kids home.Not a big loss by any means. If you can't replace a player like him, then your program is in huge trouble.
Maybe BJ told Gabe how he envisioned his role, with an emphasis on defense and leadership and minutes and shots assuredly dropping. If in Gabe’s mind, he’s a volume shooter and a top offensive option, this would be a tough pill to swallow.I generally think it is a smart thing for players that have coaches leave or be fired to enter the portal. Take a look around see your options. I would not hold it against them if they chose to leave. With that said, I was really suspecting that Gabe would be looking at a school that gave him the option to be on a better team and make the tournament next year. Unless, Iowa State has a loaded transfer class and Freshmen class, I would not suspect they will do really well. Regardless, good luck Gabe and very glad he didn't go to another Big Ten school.