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His performances against Arky and UTEP have backed up the preseason hype. dude is silky smooth, and just looks natural on the court. he has a languid way about him. i'm never compared a UT player to a former And 1 star, but my And 1 Triple OGs will remember Aaron Owens, aka "AO". just so smooth and silky, he'll put you to sleep and then kill you. what an addition to this team. 🤘🏼 

 

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Just now, Red Five said:

Hey man, you never know how guys are gonna react to the bright lights of playing UTEP. This isn't the NCAA tournament anymore pal. This is UTEP on the LHN.

I'm glad we all tapped the brakes and waited to see what this kid is made of.

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12 minutes ago, jimmyjazz said:

I'm glad we all tapped the brakes and waited to see what this kid is made of.

I've seen way too many 3 time all conference selection super seniors completely flame out to get too excited about a single performance in an exhibition against a program with consecutive Elite Eight finishes, or reports from so called "insiders" who have watched practices. But now that he's done it in the season opener against UTEP, I can finally grudgingly give my approval to say he might be a decent player for us this year. You all may now breathe a sigh of relief. 

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4 hours ago, SL Xpress said:

I've seen way too many 3 time all conference selection super seniors completely flame out to get too excited about a single performance in an exhibition against a program with consecutive Elite Eight finishes, or reports from so called "insiders" who have watched practices. But now that he's done it in the season opener against UTEP, I can finally grudgingly give my approval to say he might be a decent player for us this year. You all may now breathe a sigh of relief. 

I mean were we really sure if Lew Alcindor wasn't just all hype in 1968? I was finally won over when he was pretty good in the opening game.

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1 hour ago, Valmy77 said:

I mean were we really sure if Lew Alcindor wasn't just all hype in 1968? I was finally won over when he was pretty good in the opening game.

You may want to call Lew by his current name so most of the young people will know who you are talking about.

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1 hour ago, Valmy77 said:

I mean were we really sure if Lew Alcindor wasn't just all hype in 1968? I was finally won over when he was pretty good in the opening game.

You're close on the year.  Lew's sophomore year was 1966-67 with UCLA going undefeated and winning the national championship with Alcindor averaging 29 ppg.  As you recall, at that time, freshman players weren't allowed to play on the varsity until their sophomore year.  In November '65, UCLA's freshman team led by Lew Alcindor defeated the varsity team 75–60 in the first game in the new Pauley Pavilion. Alcindor scored 31 points and had 21 rebounds in that game.  That was a pretty good UCLA varsity team which was ranked #1 in the preseason.  After Lew's sophomore year, the NCAA banned dunking (for 10 years) as a way to impede his dominance.  The rule failed as UCLA won NCAA basketball championships in both his junior and senior years going 88-2 with Alcindor as a member of the varsity

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26 minutes ago, Harrison Stafford said:

You're close on the year.  Lew's sophomore year was 1966-67 with UCLA going undefeated and winning the national championship with Alcindor averaging 29 ppg.  As you recall, at that time, freshman players weren't allowed to play on the varsity until their sophomore year.  In November '65, UCLA's freshman team led by Lew Alcindor defeated the varsity team 75–60 in the first game in the new Pauley Pavilion. Alcindor scored 31 points and had 21 rebounds in that game.  That was a pretty good UCLA varsity team which was ranked #1 in the preseason.  After Lew's sophomore year, the NCAA banned dunking (for 10 years) as a way to impede his dominance.  The rule failed as UCLA won NCAA basketball championships in both his junior and senior years going 88-2 with Alcindor as a member of the varsity

Harrison, great post. One slight change. Freshmen could not play varsity but that changed, and freshmen were able to play varsity starting in 1972. Also, you are correct about dunking. It was illegal Screwed me bigtime. 

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I think you’re referring to Jim Krivacs.  After the NCAA discontinued the ban on dunking during a game, they kept the ban in place during warm-ups.  UT was playing Mississippi State and a bulldog player dunked the ball while warming up which resulted in a two shot technical foul. Abe Lemons thought that so ridiculous he had Jim Krivacs shoot the technicals with his back to the basket.  He missed both shots.

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38 minutes ago, Red Five said:

Tell the youngsters the story about Abe having one of his players (can't remember which one) toss the ball over his head in protest of the rule. 

abe's first year here (maybe his first game here?) we played at mississippi state, and one of their guys dunked it during warmups, so we were awarded two technical FTs to open the game. abe hated the rule, so he had jim krivacs shoot both shots backwards. both shots were missed, Texas lost in OT, and Abe regretted nothing.

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1 hour ago, Harrison Stafford said:

I think you’re referring to Jim Krivacs.  After the NCAA discontinued the ban on dunking during a game, they kept the ban in place during warm-ups.  UT was playing Mississippi State and a bulldog player dunked the ball while warming up which resulted in a two shot technical foul. Abe Lemons thought that so ridiculous he had Jim Krivacs shoot the technicals with his back to the basket.  He missed both shots.

This was a thing in TX high school basketball in the 90’s.  No dunking during the layup line once the refs walked onto the court.  It was a point of pride to be able to dunk the ball without actually touching the rim.

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10 hours ago, conVINCEd said:

This was a thing in TX high school basketball in the 90’s.  No dunking during the layup line once the refs walked onto the court.  It was a point of pride to be able to dunk the ball without actually touching the rim.

This is still a rule in some places. I'm trying to think where I've seen it the most recentlty though - AAU maybe? 

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