Welcome Guest!
Create an Account
login email:
password:
site searchwhere to watchcontact usabout usadvertise with ushelp
Message Board

BobcatAttack.com Message Board
Ohio Basketball
Topic:  Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year

Topic:  Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
Author
Message
Kevin Finnegan
General User

Member Since: 2/4/2005
Location: Rockton, IL
Post Count: 758

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 9/24/2020 12:13:12 PM 
Over the past couple of years, we've seen some significant improvement from our sophomores. Jason Preston last year was the most obvious example of this, but even Vander Plas saw major increases.

Who do you expect makes major gains this year? Ben Roderick definitely started showing promise towards the end of his freshman year, and Lunden was consistent throughout.
Back to Top
  
OU_Country
General User



Member Since: 12/6/2005
Location: On US33 between Athens and Madison Co., OH
Post Count: 7,544

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 9/24/2020 12:31:10 PM 
Kevin Finnegan wrote:
Over the past couple of years, we've seen some significant improvement from our sophomores. Jason Preston last year was the most obvious example of this, but even Vander Plas saw major increases.

Who do you expect makes major gains this year? Ben Roderick definitely started showing promise towards the end of his freshman year, and Lunden was consistent throughout.


If those two make the kind of jump that Ben and Jason did, this team is going to be dangerous.
Back to Top
  
OUVan
General User



Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Bethesda, MD
Post Count: 5,192

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 9/24/2020 2:53:49 PM 
Roderick is the most likely candidate but if Lunden McDay decides to more aggressive on offense he could be an All-MAC performer. He was already showing glimpses of it towards the end of the season. His basketball IQ is through the roof.
Back to Top
  
Buckeye to Bobcat
General User

Member Since: 9/10/2013
Post Count: 1,530

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 9/24/2020 4:38:31 PM 
OU_Country wrote:
Kevin Finnegan wrote:
Over the past couple of years, we've seen some significant improvement from our sophomores. Jason Preston last year was the most obvious example of this, but even Vander Plas saw major increases.

Who do you expect makes major gains this year? Ben Roderick definitely started showing promise towards the end of his freshman year, and Lunden was consistent throughout.


If those two make the kind of jump that Ben and Jason did, this team is going to be dangerous.


+1

I hope they show why they were both first team all-state at the big school levels a couple of years ago. They're the kind of guys that can make a backcourt dangerous come March

Back to Top
  
The Optimist
General User



Member Since: 3/16/2007
Location: Akron (sleeper agent)
Post Count: 4,854

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 9/24/2020 9:41:35 PM 
I'll throw Foster's name into the conversation. Big guys are usually longer-term projects, but he looked very good at times last season. Just needs some consistency.


I've seen crazier things happen.

Black 41 Flash Reverse

Back to Top
  
OhioCatFan
General User



Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Athens, OH
Post Count: 10,766

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 9/24/2020 11:56:27 PM 
OUVan wrote:
Roderick is the most likely candidate but if Lunden McDay decides to more aggressive on offense he could be an All-MAC performer. He was already showing glimpses of it towards the end of the season. His basketball IQ is through the roof.


I really, really like Lunden. I think he's going to be a real star and one who helps the team chemistry kind of like Treg did but with more playing minutes.


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

Note: My avatar is the national colors of the 78th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, which are now preserved in a climate controlled vault at the Ohio History Connection. Learn more about the old 78th at: http://www.78ohio.org

Back to Top
  
OU_Country
General User



Member Since: 12/6/2005
Location: On US33 between Athens and Madison Co., OH
Post Count: 7,544

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 9/25/2020 9:16:21 AM 
The Optimist wrote:
I'll throw Foster's name into the conversation. Big guys are usually longer-term projects, but he looked very good at times last season. Just needs some consistency.


That would be fun to see him take steps forward!
Back to Top
  
Bobcat Nick
General User

Member Since: 3/9/2011
Location: Reminderville, OH
Post Count: 120

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 9/26/2020 12:43:33 PM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
OUVan wrote:
Roderick is the most likely candidate but if Lunden McDay decides to more aggressive on offense he could be an All-MAC performer. He was already showing glimpses of it towards the end of the season. His basketball IQ is through the roof.


I really, really like Lunden. I think he's going to be a real star and one who helps the team chemistry kind of like Treg did but with more playing minutes.


If McDay becomes aggressive on the offensive end he would be a beast. I think he is going to frustrate a lot of players like Trey did with his grittiness.

I donít think these players have to take as much of a leap as Preston to make this team really dangerous nor should they be asked to in their sophomore year.

Last Edited: 9/28/2020 6:32:19 PM by Bobcat Nick

Back to Top
  
GoCats105
General User

Member Since: 1/31/2006
Location: Austin, TX
Post Count: 5,523

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 9/29/2020 12:26:12 PM 
To me, Roderick and McDay are pretty much already there. Just some fine tuning and some confidence building and these guys are gonna be tough outs in this league. The solid core of BVP, JP, Roderick and McDay is just about as good as you can ask for.

Cats really need to see a jump from the big men development so they don't have to keep relying on transfers.
Back to Top
  
bobcatsquared
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Post Count: 2,998

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 9/29/2020 1:50:12 PM 
I'm hoping to see a lot more from Roderick, the 2019 state Gatorade Player of the Year, next year and on a more consistent basis.

Last Edited: 9/29/2020 1:51:00 PM by bobcatsquared

Back to Top
  
SBH
General User

Member Since: 12/20/2004
Post Count: 2,457

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 9/29/2020 3:29:54 PM 
GoCats105 wrote:
To me, Roderick and McDay are pretty much already there. Just some fine tuning and some confidence building and these guys are gonna be tough outs in this league. The solid core of BVP, JP, Roderick and McDay is just about as good as you can ask for.

Cats really need to see a jump from the big men development so they don't have to keep relying on transfers.


Can't agree with you on Roderick. He showed some nice things last year but there was a glaring lack of toughness. Hope to see that addressed this year.

Back to Top
  
JSF
General User



Member Since: 1/29/2005
Location: Houston, TX
Post Count: 5,536

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 10/3/2020 10:01:46 PM 
Nobody's saying Boals?


"Loyalty to a hometown or city is fleeting and interchangeable, but college is a stamp of identity."- Kyle Whelliston, One Beautiful Season.

My blog about depression and mental illness: https://bit.ly/3buGXH8

Back to Top
  
OUVan
General User



Member Since: 12/20/2004
Location: Bethesda, MD
Post Count: 5,192

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 10/3/2020 10:05:56 PM 
JSF wrote:
Nobody's saying Boals?


Doesn't qualify, he's a transfer.
Back to Top
  
BillyTheCat
General User

Member Since: 10/6/2012
Post Count: 6,541

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 10/4/2020 2:07:25 AM 
OUVan wrote:
JSF wrote:
Nobody's saying Boals?


Doesn't qualify, he's a transfer.


Boals was NOT a transfer
Back to Top
  
RSBobcat
General User



Member Since: 8/22/2010
Location: Columbus, OH
Post Count: 3,991

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 10/4/2020 5:23:47 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
OUVan wrote:
JSF wrote:
Nobody's saying Boals?


Doesn't qualify, he's a transfer.


Boals was NOT a transfer


I think maybe missed an attempt at some humor?



RS Bobcat

Back to Top
  
JSF
General User



Member Since: 1/29/2005
Location: Houston, TX
Post Count: 5,536

Status: Offline

  Message Not Read  RE: Biggest jump from Freshman to Sophomore year
   Posted: 10/4/2020 5:48:07 PM 
RSBobcat wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
OUVan wrote:
JSF wrote:
Nobody's saying Boals?


Doesn't qualify, he's a transfer.


Boals was NOT a transfer


I think maybe missed an attempt at some humor?




Van got it.


"Loyalty to a hometown or city is fleeting and interchangeable, but college is a stamp of identity."- Kyle Whelliston, One Beautiful Season.

My blog about depression and mental illness: https://bit.ly/3buGXH8

Back to Top
  
Showing Replies:  1 - 16  of 16 Posts
Jump to Page:  1
View Other 'Ohio Basketball' Topics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             



Copyright ©2020 BobcatAttack.com. All rights reserved.  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties