Carson Williams and Larry Bird

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    Quote Originally Posted by strongopenyon View Post
    I was at that game too!

    Freeman was a great scorer, and for what it is worth, he had 39 points that night.

    It took him 40 shots to do it, though.
    Yes, it did. He had no help at all. And he went on and played 8-9 years in the NBA and then was a movie star in some movie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    For the record, Chapman was a McDonalds All-American.
    So was Skal and Andrew Harrison. HAHAHA

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    I saw Larry play against the likes of Paoli, Corydon, Austin and other inferior schools with inferior players. That is the only- and I mean only similarity to be made here. Bird was great in high school- so great that IU gave him a scholarship when they were at their best. Case closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldhamOldie View Post
    Your comment is so over the top it's comical. Who in the heck is going to say that, the people here on BGP?!? Most of you appear to be 9th Region guys and gals commenting on this, so comment on your own players if you don't like seeing an 8th Region guy being promoted.
    My comment was so over the top it is comical? I just spit out my drink and I wasn't even drinking anything.

    So when Carson Williams isn't one of the two best players in college basketball in 2 or 3 years, will it be because he didn't work as hard as Bird? YOU are setting the kid up for failure no matter how well he does in his career. YOU are comparing him to Larry Flippin Bird. He didn't ask for that, but you certainly burdened him with it. Congrats.

    For the record I saw Carson a lot in the EYBL this past year. Liked him a lot and think Coach Brannen (a long time friend of mine) got an impact guy for 4 years. He wasn't one of the 25 best players I saw and evaluated on that circuit alone. Now he's the next Larry Bird. Good God...

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Ball-fan View Post
    Welcome to where some will step all over your words and take them out of context ad nauseam. I feel your pain.
    His email said something about "lifeless and lonely" referring to some of the snarky keyboard weightlifters on here. But that is fine, all opinions are welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    My comment was so over the top it is comical? I just spit out my drink and I wasn't even drinking anything.

    So when Carson Williams isn't one of the two best players in college basketball in 2 or 3 years, will it be because he didn't work as hard as Bird? YOU are setting the kid up for failure no matter how well he does in his career. YOU are comparing him to Larry Flippin Bird. He didn't ask for that, but you certainly burdened him with it. Congrats.

    For the record I saw Carson a lot in the EYBL this past year. Liked him a lot and think Coach Brannen (a long time friend of mine) got an impact guy for 4 years. He wasn't one of the 25 best players I saw and evaluated on that circuit alone. Now he's the next Larry Bird. Good God...
    I guess you're an expert? You play anywhere in college or the pros?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    My comment was so over the top it is comical? I just spit out my drink and I wasn't even drinking anything.

    So when Carson Williams isn't one of the two best players in college basketball in 2 or 3 years, will it be because he didn't work as hard as Bird? YOU are setting the kid up for failure no matter how well he does in his career. YOU are comparing him to Larry Flippin Bird. He didn't ask for that, but you certainly burdened him with it. Congrats.

    For the record I saw Carson a lot in the EYBL this past year. Liked him a lot and think Coach Brannen (a long time friend of mine) got an impact guy for 4 years. He wasn't one of the 25 best players I saw and evaluated on that circuit alone. Now he's the next Larry Bird. Good God...
    One last time - HIGH SCHOOL LARRY BIRD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tark the shark View Post
    How would Carson be compared to Elijah Pittman? I know a better attitude is a given, but I saw Elijah drop 20 on UK a few years ago. Any thoughts???
    I do not think Carson, who I am a fan of, has Pittman's overall game nor skill set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    I want he is having
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    Just playing Devil's Advocate(I love the topic) but folks said the same about Derek Willis and UK.
    And he is playing as a junior

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldhamOldie View Post
    I guess you're an expert? You play anywhere in college or the pros?
    Nope, but have a ton of close friends that did and still do. Plus I get paid a decent penny for my evaluations. I wouldn't call myself an "expert", but feel free if you'd like...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldhamOldie View Post
    Yes, it did. He had no help at all. And he went on and played 8-9 years in the NBA and then was a movie star in some movie!
    Oh, and by the way, Kyle Macy scored more points in the NBA than did Freeman Williams. I was surprised, too.

    What position do you see Carson Williams playing at Northern Kentucky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffster View Post
    I saw Larry play against the likes of Paoli, Corydon, Austin and other inferior schools with inferior players. That is the only- and I mean only similarity to be made here. Bird was great in high school- so great that IU gave him a scholarship when they were at their best. Case closed.
    Sigh.

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    You know who has some Larry Bird in his game? Jayson Tatum. the #2 player in a LOADED class that is headed to Duke...

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    Quote Originally Posted by strongopenyon View Post
    Oh, and by the way, Kyle Macy scored more points in the NBA than did Freeman Williams. I was surprised, too.

    What position do you see Carson Williams playing at Northern Kentucky?
    And how many points did Phillips, Lee, Robey, Williams, Aleksinas, Cowan, Claytor, Shidler, score in the NBA?

    I see Carson as a small forward. He could grow another inch or two. He's about 225 in weight right now, might top out at 6-8, 235 with proper weight training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    You know who has some Larry Bird in his game? Jayson Tatum. the #2 player in a LOADED class that is headed to Duke...
    Great. How many of these McDonald's All-Americans end up total flops every year?

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