Marcus wrote: Duke4life831 wrote:
It literally only comes down to his motor.
Yup. Man I really hope he keeps up the motor he had in the first game. He was by far the best defensive player out of the freshmen and he was able to put up his 22 points without ever having to dominate the ball. Yet when he has the ball he is a threat to score or to facilitate. He was 4th in the pecking order for ball handling and touches but he still was able to get those 22 points and 3 assists.
Its really hard to project what kind of player he can become on the next level (assuming his motor is good). He has every tool to be a deadly scorer, but he also has a great facilitating game. So Im curious on if he will be more of a scorer or overall playmaker. But adding his motor issues, the dude is just so freaking hard to project on the next level.
speaking of motor and going off topic real quick
what did you think of Bolden?
Up and down for that game, but ya he definitely showed some sparks that he hasnt shown before. So if he can keep up the hustle he showed for like 15 minutes against UK, I will be happy. But I think it kind of shows just how far he has fallen. A lot of Duke fans loved what Bolden did against UK. These are his stats from the game
7/4/1 with 1 block in 25 minutes. He also had 4 fouls and plenty of times UK scored attacking the paint and scoring over him. This a freaking top 10 recruit that is now a junior. And that game above has gotten Duke fans excited haha.
But ya if he keeps up that play all season it should be enough from him. I think Javin is the far better option at the 5, when he doesnt over think things. He is the far better and versatile defender, better rebounder and fits better with the high paced style Duke wants to play. But the poor dude just gets in his own head so easily and you can see him over thinking everything. When he plays within himself, he is the far better option. But like Cam's motor, who knows game to game if that is going to happen or not.