Date Posted:Wednesday, March 11, 11:06:05am Author: oldtimer#1 Subject: Re: Conley: Question for Oldtimer In reply to:
's message, "Conley: Question for Oldtimer" on Tuesday, March 10, 03:56:00pm
Haven't followed SPC basketball until the last two years. My memories go back to the 60's and early 70's. Friend of mine Pete O'Dea comes to mind but athletes today are somewhat different - bigger, stronger, potentially better but some are missing the "heart" and intensity of years ago.
In any event, the best way that I can describe Darius ( only have seen him play about four times ) is that he is big, strong and suprisingly mobile for his size. Looks like an intelligent player who is team oriented. Can play face to basket or back to basket. Once he boxes you out you will not rebound over him. Saw him put back several dunks that look like they were going to bring the rim down.
Four games cannot tell everything, but in those games he was matched up against Ryan Bacon and Darius more than held his own. Bacon, of course, now has another full season under his belt and has improved dramatically so I heasitate to compare them now. What I do see is that are complimentary type players. In other ways they both can play on the same court together and improve each others performance. As you know this is not always the case. In any event, even if Darius either needs time to get in game shape or is not quite as good as the player I saw - he should help, big time. LOL