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Date Posted: Monday, February 18, 02:51:42pm
Author: oldtimer#1
Subject: Re: My case for Tim Spitler
In reply to: jajk 's message, "Re: My case for Tim Spitler" on Monday, February 18, 12:35:13pm

Jajk, think you hit the nail on the head regarding our disagreement about Lampley. You like his type of game and I have extreme difficulty warming up to it. I also think that his "talent" has been grossly exaggerated. I will not go further because criticism focusing solely on Darrell is unfair when our entire team, including the coaching staff has had the type of season we have been having.

Quite frankly, while neither of us wants to even hint at or begin unsubstantiated rumors or guesses, I would say that if Darrell did choose to go elsewhere it would in no way reflect on the staff. Leon, atleast as of now, is the better overall player and I would go with that over whatever "potential" you see in Darrell. As I've pointed out, John Dunne has been very supportive of Darrell both on and off the court. There should be no legitimate bitch that he hasn't both stuck with Darrell nor given him plenty of opportunity. Basketball is a team game and no matter how much perceived talent a player has, it's wasted unless molded into the team. This, by the way, is where I applaud Darrell the most. There is no question that he is trying and somewhat succeeding in his attempt to become more of a point guard/team oriented player. He was not in the beginning.

My preference is to continue to see how each player develops. The problem is that I see both players as better than your average sub but not quite having current ingredients to be "the man" on a top level MAAC team. On the other hand, both are essentially freshmen and haven't played that bad as such. If I were John Dunne, I would feel quite comfortable that I had two pretty good players but that wouldn't stop me from looking, if the "right" player came along.

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