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UW Husky Basketball Thread
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:25 am
  • Probably another year of mediocrity, but there is one bright spot this year, and his name is Markelle Fultz. Already projected as a top 5 pick for next year. The highest and most decorated hoops recruit to ever come to Washington.

    The season starts tomorrow against Yale. Unfortunately, they play at 4PM right before the Seahawks so I doubt anyone will watch. I'll watch Fultz up until the Hawks game starts.

    Next year will be "the year." As of now we have the #2 recruiting class for 2017, led by Michael Porter Jr who is ranked as the #2 player in the 2017 class. He is the real deal, and you can see him play his HS basketball at Nathan Hale (who is coached by former UW and NBA player Brandon Roy).

    If Fultz does come back next year, we will likely be a favorite to make the final four. But that is a big questionmark, most everyone expects Fultz to jump to the NBA, but he is a different type of kid, I wouldn't be shocked if he came back for another year.
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Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:01 pm
  • Hawk-Lock wrote:Probably another year of mediocrity, but there is one bright spot this year, and his name is Markelle Fultz. Already projected as a top 5 pick for next year. The highest and most decorated hoops recruit to ever come to Washington.

    The season starts tomorrow against Yale. Unfortunately, they play at 4PM right before the Seahawks so I doubt anyone will watch. I'll watch Fultz up until the Hawks game starts.

    Next year will be "the year." As of now we have the #2 recruiting class for 2017, led by Michael Porter Jr who is ranked as the #2 player in the 2017 class. He is the real deal, and you can see him play his HS basketball at Nathan Hale (who is coached by former UW and NBA player Brandon Roy).

    If Fultz does come back next year, we will likely be a favorite to make the final four. But that is a big questionmark, most everyone expects Fultz to jump to the NBA, but he is a different type of kid, I wouldn't be shocked if he came back for another year.

    It's that bad this year?I thought this was the year..I hate having to listen to JS talk up his basketball over ours since his football was lousy this year :lol:
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Re: UW Husky Basketball Thread
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:46 pm
  • IndyHawk wrote:
    Hawk-Lock wrote:Probably another year of mediocrity, but there is one bright spot this year, and his name is Markelle Fultz. Already projected as a top 5 pick for next year. The highest and most decorated hoops recruit to ever come to Washington.

    The season starts tomorrow against Yale. Unfortunately, they play at 4PM right before the Seahawks so I doubt anyone will watch. I'll watch Fultz up until the Hawks game starts.

    Next year will be "the year." As of now we have the #2 recruiting class for 2017, led by Michael Porter Jr who is ranked as the #2 player in the 2017 class. He is the real deal, and you can see him play his HS basketball at Nathan Hale (who is coached by former UW and NBA player Brandon Roy).

    If Fultz does come back next year, we will likely be a favorite to make the final four. But that is a big questionmark, most everyone expects Fultz to jump to the NBA, but he is a different type of kid, I wouldn't be shocked if he came back for another year.

    It's that bad this year?I thought this was the year..I hate having to listen to JS talk up his basketball over ours since his football was lousy this year :lol:


    Even when you get the players its not going to be good because Romar is your coach.
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Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:00 pm
  • IndyHawk wrote:
    Hawk-Lock wrote:Probably another year of mediocrity, but there is one bright spot this year, and his name is Markelle Fultz. Already projected as a top 5 pick for next year. The highest and most decorated hoops recruit to ever come to Washington.

    The season starts tomorrow against Yale. Unfortunately, they play at 4PM right before the Seahawks so I doubt anyone will watch. I'll watch Fultz up until the Hawks game starts.

    Next year will be "the year." As of now we have the #2 recruiting class for 2017, led by Michael Porter Jr who is ranked as the #2 player in the 2017 class. He is the real deal, and you can see him play his HS basketball at Nathan Hale (who is coached by former UW and NBA player Brandon Roy).

    If Fultz does come back next year, we will likely be a favorite to make the final four. But that is a big questionmark, most everyone expects Fultz to jump to the NBA, but he is a different type of kid, I wouldn't be shocked if he came back for another year.

    It's that bad this year?I thought this was the year..I hate having to listen to JS talk up his basketball over ours since his football was lousy this year :lol:


    It's kind of hard to forecast UW's upcoming season. While they gain arguably the best recruit in the nation, they lose their top three scorers from last year (Andrews, Chriss and Murray). They could surprise, but they could also disappoint. One thing that should help them is that they aren't as young as they were last year. Last year they were literally playing all freshman with the exception of Andrews. Good chance Fultz will have to carry the team, which he is more than capable of.

    CBS ranks Fultz as the 2nd best player in all of college basketball:

    http://www.cbssports.com/college-basket ... r-2016-17/
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Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:08 pm
  • Just lost to Yale at home... giving up 98 points. Romar basketball.
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Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:33 pm
  • Fultz was awesome. Everyone else sucked. Kind of what I'm expecting this season.
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Re: UW Husky Basketball Thread
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:41 am
  • This UW team may not be great, but we may have THE BEST PLAYER IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL playing in our backyard. He scored 30 points in his debut and 35 yesterday. IMO, he looks like the best Husky I've seen since BRoy's senior year. And Fultz is a freshman.

    The moves at 35 seconds and 40 seconds were insane.
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Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:06 am
  • Fultz is awesome, but what good is it to have a one and done player on a team that can't compete for the tournament?

    As much as I love Romar the human being, he's had MORE than enough time to put together a perennial tournament team, which is what this program should be achieving every single year.
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Re: UW Husky Basketball Thread
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:22 pm
  • This team is really bad. If not for Fultz, I doubt I'd watch their games. UW was up 22-5, and then somehow allowed TCU to go on an 18-0 run. Right now they are down by 7, a 24 point swing in about a half of basketball. How is that even possible?

    Romar is the worst, but he is here to stay, at least for one more year. He can thank Michael Porter Jr for his job.
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Re: UW Husky Basketball Thread
Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:07 pm
  • Some highlights of Michael Porter Jr in Nathan Hale's game against Rainier Beach. Porter Jr led his team to the win with 35 points and 21 rebounds. His size and handles make him so unique, reminds me of a young Kevin Durant. The only good thing about keeping Romar around is to see this kid. I'm going to try to go to the Hale against Garfield game in January. I believe it is also going to be televised on one of the ESPN networks (ESPNU I think).



    Here are some other highlights of him if you are not familiar with him.

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Re: UW Husky Basketball Thread
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:41 am
  • I said it in the gonzaga thread. I can't believe Romar has a job still. Great recruiter, even better person, but he is the worst (second worst hello ernie kent) coach in the pac. With the amount of NBA talent he pumps out to not make the tourny is a damning stat.

    The recruiting classes keep getting better yet the results are getting worse.
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Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:30 pm
  • Hawk-Lock wrote:This team is really bad. If not for Fultz, I doubt I'd watch their games. UW was up 22-5, and then somehow allowed TCU to go on an 18-0 run. Right now they are down by 7, a 24 point swing in about a half of basketball. How is that even possible?

    Romar is the worst, but he is here to stay, at least for one more year. He can thank Michael Porter Jr for his job.



    Now is the time to fire Romar. Porter Jr and his whole recruiting class (which is really good) have already signed their letters of intent. So they're locked into Washington whether Romar is there or not. I suppose Porter Jr could go play oversea's somewhere for a year before entering the NBA draft, but otherwise he's locked into UW unless he wants to transfer and sit out a year.

    Its a move UW has to make, imo.
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Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:24 pm
  • UW needs to find a coach that is like Mark Few at Gonzaga. He gets players that stick with him for at least 2-3 years. Not many one and dones there. The success of Chriss and Murray hurt. If one of those guys stayed, it would probably be different. Nigel Williams-Goss also transferred because of Murray coming in. If Williams-Goss stays, things may be a bit different as well. Prior to 2015 season, the Huskies lost 2 players to graduation but the rest transferred. That is very telling.
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:40 pm
  • hawkfan68 wrote:UW needs to find a coach that is like Mark Few at Gonzaga. He gets players that stick with him for at least 2-3 years. Not many one and dones there. The success of Chriss and Murray hurt. If one of those guys stayed, it would probably be different. Nigel Williams-Goss also transferred because of Murray coming in. If Williams-Goss stays, things may be a bit different as well. Prior to 2015 season, the Huskies lost 2 players to graduation but the rest transferred. That is very telling.


    The problem is that UW isn't a basketball school. The University puts very little money into the hoops program. Small chance we will get a big name coach when/if Romar leaves.
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Re: UW Husky Basketball Thread
Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:41 am
  • Husky basketball has been this way for quite awhile now. When Ken Bone was an assistant 10+ years ago, there was a noticeable improvement in the scheme and execution. But since he's been gone, it's been the same story...Romar landing some decent recruits, and then they underperform. And there's always excuses...my favorite is the excuse that it's harder to win with 1 and done caliber players. LOL give me a break....every big time successful NCAA basketball team has 1 and dones almost every year, and they still win.

    Romar is a good recruiter, but not a very good developer. I'd rather have somebody who's better at the latter than the former. UW isn't a basketball school, but it's good enough to land some good recruits every now and then, with or without a guy like Romar. To be honest, I don't even know what the hell these players see in Romar when they're in high school. "I really want to go to Washington so I can play for Romar. That way I won't receive good coaching, and can be part of an underachieving/disappointing team."
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Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:17 am
  • fenderbender123 wrote:Husky basketball has been this way for quite awhile now. When Ken Bone was an assistant 10+ years ago, there was a noticeable improvement in the scheme and execution. But since he's been gone, it's been the same story...Romar landing some decent recruits, and then they underperform. And there's always excuses...my favorite is the excuse that it's harder to win with 1 and done caliber players. LOL give me a break....every big time successful NCAA basketball team has 1 and dones almost every year, and they still win.

    Romar is a good recruiter, but not a very good developer. I'd rather have somebody who's better at the latter than the former. UW isn't a basketball school, but it's good enough to land some good recruits every now and then, with or without a guy like Romar. To be honest, I don't even know what the hell these players see in Romar when they're in high school. "I really want to go to Washington so I can play for Romar. That way I won't receive good coaching, and can be part of an underachieving/disappointing team."

    He does have more than a few players in the pros right?There is that factor.I just cannot believe the Romar I saw playing as a kid isn't a better coach..But then again UW back then wasn't exactly any better than now.
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Re: UW Husky Basketball Thread
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:37 pm
  • Fultz with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists but Huskies lose at home to a really bad Washington State team. Romar needs to go....
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Re: UW Husky Basketball Thread
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:01 am
  • he needed to go years ago.

    I have not a clue what it will take to get his ass out the door.
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Re: UW Husky Basketball Thread
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:02 am
  • Why hold on to a coach to keep a player that's only gonna be there for a year anyways.
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Re: UW Husky Basketball Thread
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:45 am
  • There is no doubt Romar needs to go, but will he? Tough to say what new AD Jen Cohen will do. As great as Michael Porter and the rest of the incoming class is, we can't keep a coach just because of a recruiting class.

    This team is really bad, and they show little to no spark on the court. It looks like a bunch of guys who don't really care. I feel bad for Fultz, because he is going to be a top 5 pick, but won't get to participate in the NCAA tournament or showcase his skills on national TV much. Fultz is the best freshman I can remember watching.
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Re: UW Husky Basketball Thread
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:47 am
  • Hawk-Lock wrote:There is no doubt Romar needs to go, but will he? Tough to say what new AD Jen Cohen will do. As great as Michael Porter and the rest of the incoming class is, we can't keep a coach just because of a recruiting class.

    This team is really bad, and they show little to no spark on the court. It looks like a bunch of guys who don't really care. I feel bad for Fultz, because he is going to be a top 5 pick, but won't get to participate in the NCAA tournament or showcase his skills on national TV much. Fultz is the best freshman I can remember watching.


    For how great the UW class looks, UA, UCLA and UO are also bringing in top 10 classes. All things considered, Romar won't be beating any of them with just equal talent.
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Re: UW Husky Basketball Thread
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:18 pm
  • JSeahawks wrote:Fultz with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists but Huskies lose at home to a really bad Washington State team. Romar needs to go....



    How bout them Cougs!!! hahaha nice win.

    But honestly, it's not that complicated for UW, they can fire Romar and keep Porter Jr. You just have to keep his dad on staff, thats the only reason they got him in the first place. the 300K a year salary, housing and travel stipends......Little classier then money in a duffle bag, but ultimately no different
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Re: UW Husky Basketball Thread
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:23 pm
  • Hawk-Lock wrote:There is no doubt Romar needs to go, but will he? Tough to say what new AD Jen Cohen will do. As great as Michael Porter and the rest of the incoming class is, we can't keep a coach just because of a recruiting class.

    This team is really bad, and they show little to no spark on the court. It looks like a bunch of guys who don't really care. I feel bad for Fultz, because he is going to be a top 5 pick, but won't get to participate in the NCAA tournament or showcase his skills on national TV much. Fultz is the best freshman I can remember watching.


    If I'm not mistaken, Romar's best years was when Cameron Dollar was on his staff. Maybe UW can find a recruiting spot or create one specifically for Romar and then hire Dollar as the HC. Dollar seemed to be the one to develop the players during that era rather than Romar.
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Re: UW Husky Basketball Thread
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:44 pm
  • Fultz being mocked as high as #2 right now. Pretty incredible talent. Unfortunately for UW they didn't have him last season with a much better roster.
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Re: UW Husky Basketball Thread
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:44 pm
  • This kid is so special. He dropped 37 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 steals. Probably the most talented Husky basketball player I've seen since Brandon Roy. On top of that, he led the Dawgs back to win in OT after trailing by as much as 17 points. I think he's the #1 pick in the draft as long as that team needs a PG.

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