Tuesday, January 23, 2007

FSU Basketball Randomness

Early entry? Lets hope not

I have couple of things I wanted to throw up here that I thought would be a worthwhile read for some pertaining to the team. The first is of a link I was given to an evaluation of Forward Dominic McGuire by Jonathan Givony. I must say that I really do agree with this assesment and I would probably write much of the same. Here are some key excerpts:

The Positive:

"He's the most talented wing player on the West Coast besides Chase Budinger"

"emerging skill set that draws comparisons to a young Joe Johnson at Arkansas"

"He is silky smooth, showing outstanding fluidity, excellent body control and the explosiveness to get into the lane"

The Negative:

"Not a great finisher around the basket, lacking a bit of strength and craft in terms of using the glass"

"Has the tendency to settle for off balance jump shots when he'd be much better taking the ball strong to the hoop"

"Up and down numbers and rumble of off the court issues when at Cal"

Draft express on Dominic McGuire

Another transfer for Cleve?
It sounds like Coach Cleveland has landed himself another player for the 07'-08' season that already includes Louisville transfer Brian Harvey and Kentucky tranfer Rekalin Sims. I guess he will now be adding 6'7" guard Kevin Galloway to the mix.

Galloway attended Sacramento High School where he led the team in virtually every category possible. He was the number 88 prospect overrall according to Scout.com. He was recruited by Tim Floyd and he signed and attended USC.

He was receiving a sufficient amount of playing time while USC awaited the return of standout Guard Gabriel Pruitt from academic ineligibility. When Pruitt returned and Daniel Hackett began to cut into more of his minutes, Galloway made the decision to transfer.

Hopefully he will be able to contribute next season for the Bulldogs, although he will not be eligible until December but I hope he will be able to take over some of the ball handling at times from Kevin Bell to give teams another look.

LA Times on Galloway

Galloway Profile

There will be more thoughts on this to come as well as a preview for the next game @ Boise State on Thursday.

Forgot to mention:

The victory over SJSU on Monday night 67-64. Not a great showing at all, would have been down 37-30 at the half if not for a Kevin Bell desperation three. Guard Javance Coleman shot 0-9 from the field and 7 of those misses were from three.

I was right to state that they would turn the ball over more and shoot worse from the line at home versus the Spartans than they did against Nevada. Eddie Miller dropped in 4 threes and McGuire had 13 rebounds and 5 blocks to go with 15 points. Center Sean Taylor came off the bench to score 4 points and block 3 shots.

It took and Eddie Miller block on Spartin center Menelik Barbary late to hold on for a victory. After the block Kevin Bell was fouled and missed his front end of the one and one, fortunately McGuire was able to come down with the offensive rebound and he was fouled and made both of his free throws. Not a well played game at all and it does not bode well as the team heads to Boise to play a surprising Bronco squad.

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