Zach, Mack and Gak

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Unimpressive tonight.

- Gak had nice form on that 3 pointer he tried. Maybe that's his game -- it sure isn't inside.

- Mack -- Injured? If not, don't see why we bothered.

- Zach -- I voted in our poll for Zach as the main difference make this season between our making the NCAAT and not. Hoping it's just a matter of "settling in." We need alot from Mr. Johnson. Maybe he was thrown off his game by buddy Dewan's situation.
 
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I didn't think Gak was that bad on defense when he played. I also think his FIRST GAME (tonight) was better than anything we've seen from Miller.
 
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I didn't think Gak was that bad on defense when he played. I also think his FIRST GAME (tonight) was better than anything we've seen from Miller.
No question! He competed hard. I do look for him to improve. Hopefully, he's drinking multiple milkshakes everyday and eating double portions at the training table. If Hernandez is out awhile, that's a chance for Gak to get a nice portion of his minutes.
 
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We knew Gak needs to build some strength and put on a ton of weight. He played solid on d and needs to stay out of foul trouble. Hopefully he could give us a few points a game. I think Johnson will have better games. He’s def got good size and is athletic. Mack was brutal every shot of his was ugly.
 

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Zach will be fine, just needs a little time to gel - also sucks that his boy wasn't on the floor with him.
 
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Mack doesn’t look like he belongs on an ACC team.

Zach was just off maybe gitters.

He will be better moving forward.

I was impressed with GAk he has really good coordination and athletic ability for a big man. He isn’t going to be a scorer yet, but he can defend and alter shots and grab boards.
 
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I'm surprised Zach hasn't hit the ground running. This is a player who has played (very well) in the NCAAT and logged a lot of D-1 court time against good opposition (much better than Lehigh). He looked like a frosh last night.
 
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I was encourage by Gak actually. Definite contributor defensively and on the boards. It also looked like he has athleticism that can be helpful on the offensive end eventually. I don't know if he's really going to be taking a three every game, but he also had one play where he put the ball on the floor and drove to the basket. He missed both - so maybe I should stop right there. But he looked pretty fluid on both plays, which gives me cause for optimism. Definitely an upgrade over Miller as a backup big.

I still believe Johnson will be fine. He's a proven D1 scorer. Turnovers were a problem, but I'm not worried about his scoring.

Mack didn't do anything to make me think he'll be a regular in the rotation. But we've seen so little that it's hard to make a final judgment on that.

The season hinges on Hernandez being eligible to play. Without him, our ACC season will be a long one.
 
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Gak will be a player here. Just doesn't understand the nuances of the game yet. He has ability, watched him 3 years ago and he has a better skillset than people think.
 
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Gak looked ok under the basket on D but is going to get pushed around in conference play until he gains more weight.

Zach made several bad decisions, hopefully that will improve.

Mack looked a bit like DJ in his first year here, lost.
 
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Gak looked ok under the basket on D but is going to get pushed around in conference play until he gains more weight.

Zach made several bad decisions, hopefully that will improve.

Mack looked a bit like DJ in his first year here, lost.
He won't be a star or anything but I don't think he will hurt us either. Think he will contribute eventually. Should have seen him when I did he has to have put on 30-35 lbs at least since 3 years ago. With the weight he doesn't look near as athletic as he used to though. Think somebody else said it, he already looks better than Miller.
 
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Unimpressive tonight.

- Gak had nice form on that 3 pointer he tried. Maybe that's his game -- it sure isn't inside.

- Mack -- Injured? If not, don't see why we bothered.

- Zach -- I voted in our poll for Zach as the main difference make this season between our making the NCAAT and not. Hoping it's just a matter of "settling in." We need alot from Mr. Johnson. Maybe he was thrown off his game by buddy Dewan's situation.
It was our opening game...geez
 
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