Official Brad Davison is a Tool Thread

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Not sure why a badger fan would hang out here other than to troll.
God knows how many other teams' boards (s)he's posting on, defending the honor of the tool from Maple Grove. Granted, that's a big job.
 

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How many clutches, grabs and trips?
Really, 4-13? I turned on the end of the game last night and the announcers were raving about his grittiness, alertness, etc. Said he has the leadership qualities evidenced in the Alshon Jeffery situation. I figured he must have gone off for 30 or something.. I get that sometimes players get a reputation that announcers will exaggerate, but by listening to announcers you would think he was far beyond any other player regarding these qualities. Not sure that's the case.
The drama seems to have quieted down some, so that's good.
 

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Really, 4-13? I turned on the end of the game last night and the announcers were raving about his grittiness, alertness, etc. Said he has the leadership qualities evidenced in the Alshon Jeffery situation. I figured he must have gone off for 30 or something.. I get that sometimes players get a reputation that announcers will exaggerate, but by listening to announcers you would think he was far beyond any other player regarding these qualities. Not sure that's the case.
The drama seems to have quieted down some, so that's good.
Yep. But he's such a great leader- going up to Ruevers after he missed a wide open 3 to time the game and saying "good try, that was an open shot". No one else would do something like that.:clap:
 

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Yep. But he's such a great leader- going up to Ruevers after he missed a wide open 3 to time the game and saying "good try, that was an open shot". No one else would do something like that.:clap:
I rolled my eyes at that comment too by the announcers. Give me an f'n break!!!! It's ridiculous.

Go Gophers!!
 

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F Davidson.

I’d take Reuvers on our team though in a heartbeat. He’s going to be a nice player for them.
 

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F Davidson.

I’d take Reuvers on our team though in a heartbeat. He’s going to be a nice player for them.
Agreed. Was thinking about that last night just randomly. He'd be such a nice piece to open up space. Also a solid defender and rebounder.
 

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If we could get....

Agreed. Was thinking about that last night just randomly. He'd be such a nice piece to open up space. Also a solid defender and rebounder.
Matt Hurt.....we'll have a Reuvers with much better quickness and range.
 

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F Davidson.

I’d take Reuvers on our team though in a heartbeat. He’s going to be a nice player for them.
Agree, he's going to be frustratingly good in a few years. I don't see Davison getting much better.
 

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Agree, he's going to be frustratingly good in a few years. I don't see Davison getting much better.
I'm not positive this is true about Reuvers (I agree on Davison)

Reuvers gets open looks because of Happ. Happ will graduate. I haven't see a lot from Reuvers where he can get his own shot. Unless they pair Reuvers with another solid big (which I don't see on their current roster) he will struggle. He is good in the right spot, like if he had Oturu, but not as a featured player.

Davison=Tool
 

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F Davidson.

I’d take Reuvers on our team though in a heartbeat. He’s going to be a nice player for them.
Agree. Nice player for them. Seems like a nice kid, too. I only don’t like him because he is a traitor. Traitors can be nice people, and no longer welcome home (from a sports standpoint, of course [emoji6]


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I'm not positive this is true about Reuvers (I agree on Davison)

Reuvers gets open looks because of Happ. Happ will graduate. I haven't see a lot from Reuvers where he can get his own shot. Unless they pair Reuvers with another solid big (which I don't see on their current roster) he will struggle. He is good in the right spot, like if he had Oturu, but not as a featured player.

Davison=Tool
I think he'll be a really good pick and roll player over the next couple years; the question is (1) will Gard adapt the offense to take advantage of this strength appropriately and (2) are the guards strong enough to take advantage of a good post player pick and roll / pick and pop. I'm skeptical on both.
 

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I think he'll be a really good pick and roll player over the next couple years; the question is (1) will Gard adapt the offense to take advantage of this strength appropriately and (2) are the guards strong enough to take advantage of a good post player pick and roll / pick and pop. I'm skeptical on both.
You mean ‘pick and flop’ player and Gard may not be around to adapt the offense and change him.
 

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I bet you guys didn’t know Davison was a QB in high school. No one ever talks about it.
 

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I bet you guys didn’t know Davison was a QB in high school. No one ever talks about it.
I just found out that he's gritty and gutty, hustles, and he pats teammates on the chest which proves that he's a leader.
 

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Davison had a somewhat unassuming stat line in the Wisconsin 64-54 win over Michigan this afternoon:
8 points
3 assists
4 rebounds
1 turnover

Oh wait, the Badgers were +20 when he was on the floor.
 

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Davison had a somewhat unassuming stat line in the Wisconsin 64-54 win over Michigan this afternoon:
8 points
3 assists
4 rebounds
1 turnover

Oh wait, the Badgers were +20 when he was on the floor.
Do you think it might have been because he was on the floor with Happ? Davison excels at pumping his fist and taking flops. Thats about it.
 

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He actually played great defense.
Davidson worshiping "commentator" Dan Davich was ranting about the officials not getting the call right on his flops.

The Michigan players were either moving to the rim via an open space elevating into an an open space when Brad Davison slid or jumped into the path of the driving player thus a blocking call.

This "legal guarding position" BS needs to stop. Unless a player is standing there waiting to get run over it cannot be a charge,

If I knew years ago that I just needed to jump in front of player that had already gathered the ball as he rose tothe rim, hit the driving players chest and flopped on my back , I might have been a great D2 or 3 defensive specialist.

There are not extended arms on most of these BS charging calls and they need to stop. The officials seem to like calling the big, over the top charging call though.
 
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We keep hearing about what a tough football player Davison is, which makes me wonder why he hits the floor with such force anytime he gets anywhere near an opposing player.

Back in his beloved Maple Grove was he so quick to fall down on the football turf when an opposing player was near?

The answer is clear, he is falling down and flopping at Duke levels. I am surprised Duke does not recruit a big five star designated flopper every year, and if they did they would have missed on Bradley.

I think the Flopper position should become an official CBB position, mich like the Libero in VB.
 
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Do you think it might have been because he was on the floor with Happ? Davison excels at pumping his fist and taking flops. Thats about it.
Of course they were on the floor together most of the game. Happ played 33 min and Davison 36 minutes. The interesting part of the Davison +20 stat is that for the 4 minutes he was on the bench, the Badgers were -10.
 

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Davison wasn’t getting the charging calls against Michigan because the officials are on to him because he has cheated and flopped so many times. He has a reputltstion now and that’s his own fault
 

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Davison had a somewhat unassuming stat line in the Wisconsin 64-54 win over Michigan this afternoon:
8 points
3 assists
4 rebounds
1 turnover

Oh wait, the Badgers were +20 when he was on the floor.
Cool story, bro.
 

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I hate him, but gophers would have 2-3 more wins if they had a point guard who they played consistently
 
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