@PaulSuellentrop Rules change hasn’t seem to impact shocks much so far. Has the impact of the changes been overstated or WSU ahead of curve?
— Dennis M (@d_man446) November 14, 2013
I’d like to see a few more games, but so far, you are correct. The players seem to have adjusted well and I don’t think much changed in practice or it’s something the coaches had to harp on. We’ll see if that changes tonight.
@PaulSuellentrop Bad News Paul — Chris Foote is 100% certain the Tribe “shocks” the world tonight!
— W&M DC Office (@WMDCOffice) November 14, 2013
Tribe fans representing. I’m not expecting a repeat of the 1997 overtime thriller.
@PaulSuellentrop of the four signees, whom do you believe has the chance to make the biggest impact next season?
I’ll go with Bush Wamukota because he fills WSU’s biggest need. If he can rebound and defend the lane, he will play. My second choice would be Rashard Kelly, because power forward appears to be open for some minutes next season and the coaches love how hard Kelly plays. If he can rebound as well as they claim, he will probably play. It’s harder to see a lot of playing time available for Zach Brown on the wing or Corey Henderson Jr. at guard. Henderson probably has the best shot, depending on how he handles point guard.
@PaulSuellentrop How many shockers will be All-MVC first team? Early, Van Vleet and Baker all have to be under consideration right?
— MVCfans (@MVCfans) November 14, 2013
It is hard to get more than two, no matter how well your team plays. I’ll have to look and see how many SIU got when it dominated.
@PaulSuellentrop Which signed recruit is the sleeper who surpasses expectations? Which has most upside?
— Bobby Gandu (@wheatweet) November 14, 2013
Not sure how to answer the first part because I think the expectations are even for all four. None of them seem to stand out, or come in with low expectations. Wamukota might be that guy, because he barely contributed last season at an NAIA school Wamukota’s upside is supposedly high. He’s 6-11 with some athletic ability, so he has a lot of potential. Of course, everybody does on signing day.
— John Trowbridge (@ShockerJohn) November 15, 2013
Impossible to answer that in November. If I had a halfway decent guess, I’d try. Too early to even take a wild shot.
@PaulSuellentrop What has Marshall said about the rebounding issues? Is it an individual effort problem, or miscommunication between posts?
— Nathan Thompson (@Shockern8ion) November 14, 2013
Seems to be mostly a technique thing. The bigs are using their hands to box out, and balls bounce over them. Some of it is putting a body on their opponent. I’m sure it’s addressed often in practice.