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Topic:  The best bobcat bench player of all time
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allen
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  Message Not Read  The best bobcat bench player of all time
   Posted: 12/27/2018 5:50:53 PM 
Sonny Johnson
https://youtu.be/YUK5AycY_j4


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  Message Not Read  RE: The best bobcat bench player of all time
   Posted: 12/27/2018 8:43:20 PM 
Sonny was a good one. He's certainly in the conversation for best bench player.

Though I'd say another guy from those same teams is up there as well - and that's Jaivon Harris. People may not remember he was a bench guy his Fresh/Soph years - then started as a Jr, but moved back to a bench guy his Sr year while averaging 15.1 ppg as our leading scorer.

Curtis Simmons is another one who was used as "instant offense" off the bench later in his Bobcat career.

Those are just off the top of my head.
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  Message Not Read  RE: The best bobcat bench player of all time
   Posted: 12/27/2018 9:18:10 PM 
Curtis Simmons was one of the most disappointing players in modern Ohio Bball history.

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  Message Not Read  RE: The best bobcat bench player of all time
   Posted: 12/28/2018 11:23:49 AM 
Curtis Simmons was a pure athlete with so much promise. I saw him just dominate Cal-State Northridge in So-Cal before the Bobcats nearly took down UCLA on their home court. It seemed like he was going to take over where Gary Trent left off, but no cigar. It seemed like there were days when Simmons was completely focused and other days when he was not. I still have fond memories of him though, and I hope that life has treated him well since his Bobcat days.

I don't imagine it was easy living in the shadow of Gary Trent, even with Geno Ford still around feeding him passes.

Last Edited: 12/28/2018 11:33:10 AM by Maddog13

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  Message Not Read  RE: The best bobcat bench player of all time
   Posted: 12/28/2018 11:44:40 AM 
Maddog13 wrote:
Curtis Simmons was a pure athlete with so much promise. I saw him just dominate Cal-State Northridge in So-Cal before the Bobcats nearly took down UCLA on their home court. It seemed like he was going to take over where Gary Trent left off, but no cigar. It seemed like there were days when Simmons was completely focused and other days when he was not. I still have fond memories of him though, and I hope that life has treated him well since his Bobcat days.

I don't imagine it was easy living in the shadow of Gary Trent, even with Geno Ford still around feeding him passes.


Curtis has had a rough time, got involved with the wrong things, has spent a few years locked up. Hopefully hes staying on the straight and narrow
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  Message Not Read  RE: The best bobcat bench player of all time
   Posted: 12/28/2018 12:26:07 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
Maddog13 wrote:
Curtis Simmons was a pure athlete with so much promise. I saw him just dominate Cal-State Northridge in So-Cal before the Bobcats nearly took down UCLA on their home court. It seemed like he was going to take over where Gary Trent left off, but no cigar. It seemed like there were days when Simmons was completely focused and other days when he was not. I still have fond memories of him though, and I hope that life has treated him well since his Bobcat days.

I don't imagine it was easy living in the shadow of Gary Trent, even with Geno Ford still around feeding him passes.


Curtis has had a rough time, got involved with the wrong things, has spent a few years locked up. Hopefully hes staying on the straight and narrow


Sorry to hear that about Curtis, he had huge shoes to fill (Trent). Sonny scored 30 multiple times against big time opponents and shot over 50%. I liked Harris as well, but I woul take sonny over him.


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  Message Not Read  RE: The best bobcat bench player of all time
   Posted: 12/28/2018 1:52:46 PM 
Nate Cole was a solid guy coming off the bench on some very good teams.
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  Message Not Read  RE: The best bobcat bench player of all time
   Posted: 12/30/2018 10:02:20 PM 
Jon Smith--for two years before becoming a starter.

Last Edited: 12/30/2018 10:03:26 PM by MonroeClassmate

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  Message Not Read  RE: The best bobcat bench player of all time
   Posted: 1/8/2019 5:23:30 PM 
Treg Setty, Mike Laster, Ed Sears and Sonny Johnson has to be my all time favorite off the bench. Some started their senior years.
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  Message Not Read  RE: The best bobcat bench player of all time
   Posted: 1/8/2019 8:55:12 PM 
Jon Smith was a three year starter. Treg Setty was just kinda there as a bench player but flourished under Saul as the starting 3 man.

Whitney Davis in 2006 was very, very good.
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  Message Not Read  RE: The best bobcat bench player of all time
   Posted: 1/9/2019 4:46:59 PM 
shabamon wrote:
Jon Smith was a three year starter. Treg Setty was just kinda there as a bench player but flourished under Saul as the starting 3 man.

Whitney Davis in 2006 was very, very good.


Cooper
Kellogg
Keely
Offitt
Baltic

Which one of these guys was the bench rider while Smith started?



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  Message Not Read  RE: The best bobcat bench player of all time
   Posted: 1/9/2019 5:37:24 PM 
MonroeClassmate wrote:
shabamon wrote:
Jon Smith was a three year starter. Treg Setty was just kinda there as a bench player but flourished under Saul as the starting 3 man.

Whitney Davis in 2006 was very, very good.


Cooper
Kellogg
Keely
Offitt
Baltic

Which one of these guys was the bench rider while Smith started?


Yeah, Jon only regularly started his senior season. He had a great year that year but was sort of inconsistent his first 2 years as a bench player.


Andrew Ruck

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