Pressure on the point

Mar 13, 2008 Read more: Baltimore Sun 16
Four years ago and about 90 miles to the north, a sophomore point guard who was alternately praised for his talent and criticized for his temperament led a Maryland basketball team on the NCAA bubble to a ... Read more
southern md joe

AOL

#1 Mar 13, 2008
if vasques wants to do any thing he can rally his team and play together.You cant win with your heads down and standing around.maybe its time for a change all Garys yelling just dosent work.these coaches think they win games.they dont..
Zoltan

Alexandria, VA

#2 Mar 13, 2008
Vasquez isn't good enough to carry a team. What is he thinking?
bigdawg

United States

#3 Mar 13, 2008
southern md joe wrote:
if vasques wants to do any thing he can rally his team and play together.You cant win with your heads down and standing around.maybe its time for a change all Garys yelling just dosent work.these coaches think they win games.they dont..
ARE YOU SUGGESTING WE GET RID OF GARY. WHAT A JOKER YOU ARE. HE IS ON HIS WAY TO BEING A HALL OF FAME COACH. ARE YOU SMOKING CRACK OR SOMETHING.
Andy Resnick

United States

#4 Mar 13, 2008
Don? When are you going to write a positive article? You were on your way to one and then you ruined it by comparing Vasquez to John Gilchrist. Greivis may turn the ball over a lot but Gilchrist was a head case immediately following the ACC Championship. Their attitudes are markedly different. Vasquez only cares about winning. Your "glass half empty" slant to your articles mentions that "Vasquez leads the league in assists, but is a WHOPPING 24 turnovers ahead of Sean Singletary. 24 turnovers over a full season is not that many and besides he LEADS the league in assists over the likes of Ty Lawson and the All ACC Sean Singletary. Maybe if we win a couple of games your articles won't include the "But" as they usually do.
Steven

Sanford, NC

#5 Mar 13, 2008
I think Andy's on point. While Vasquez has mental lapses, his teammates, especially late in the game, leave him on an island. Hayes and Milbourne become ghosts and teams lockdown defensively on Gist and Osby. Vasquez is forced to make plays. I think he's not a true drive and dish or drive and score guy. He can do it, but that's not his strength. I think Gary should have Bowie at point and Vasquez at the number 2. Bowie has shown the ability to break down a defense, and you know Vasquez is a better pure shooter than Hayes. Unlike Gilchrist, his teammates like him because he does share the rock. Believe me, Gilchrist never had a game of 15 assists with only 12 points. That's his ability if other guys step up. I've watched Singletary play, believe me if the counted forced shots as turnovers, Vasquez would be number 2.
john

Gaithersburg, MD

#6 Mar 13, 2008
vasques' quotes sure do have a lot of 'I's'... not a good trait for a point guard
Terpfan4life

Mansfield, OH

#7 Mar 13, 2008
The Terps lose tonight by 15 points, they can not guard Rice, he's too quick and always kills us. We may have a chance if Bowie plays 25 minutes, he's not a great shooter, but I love the way he goes to the Basket. PLay Tucker & Bowie at least as much as Hayes & Milbourne, we need to use the bench more just in case we do make a run and have to play 4 games in 3 1/2 days. I know it's doubtful, but I can always hope. NIT NIT NIT NIT NIT NIT
SevernDave

Fort George G Meade, MD

#8 Mar 13, 2008
I was disappointed to hear Vasquez talk about "next year". He thinks so highly of himself that I was hoping he'd take his turnovers and his ridiculous shot selections and go to the NBA after this season. Oh well, another year of watching him hand the ball to the other team down the stretch..........
Dirty Vasquez

Sykesville, MD

#9 Mar 13, 2008
Steven wrote:
I think Andy's on point. While Vasquez has mental lapses, his teammates, especially late in the game, leave him on an island. Hayes and Milbourne become ghosts and teams lockdown defensively on Gist and Osby. Vasquez is forced to make plays. I think he's not a true drive and dish or drive and score guy. He can do it, but that's not his strength. I think Gary should have Bowie at point and Vasquez at the number 2. Bowie has shown the ability to break down a defense, and you know Vasquez is a better pure shooter than Hayes. Unlike Gilchrist, his teammates like him because he does share the rock. Believe me, Gilchrist never had a game of 15 assists with only 12 points. That's his ability if other guys step up. I've watched Singletary play, believe me if the counted forced shots as turnovers, Vasquez would be number 2.
Vasquez has a terrible shot. Hayes is a much better shooter then Vasquez but that's about all Hayes can do and that's only when he can get open. Vasquez's job is to involve the other players. Great point guards make it easy for the other players to score. Vasquez alienated the team early in the year by acting like a ball hog and yelling at them. Notice how none of his teammates have ever made a positive statement about him?
bob m

Santa Rosa, CA

#10 Mar 13, 2008
the terps just don't play a good
brand of team ball. too often
it is single players having good
and off nights.

that is a sign of selfish
basketball. defense and rebounding
are little things that teams do
to win consistently....
Steven

Sanford, NC

#11 Mar 13, 2008
Dirty Vasquez wrote:
<quoted text>
Vasquez has a terrible shot. Hayes is a much better shooter then Vasquez but that's about all Hayes can do and that's only when he can get open. Vasquez's job is to involve the other players. Great point guards make it easy for the other players to score. Vasquez alienated the team early in the year by acting like a ball hog and yelling at them. Notice how none of his teammates have ever made a positive statement about him?
Sorry, but Hayes is not a better shooter than Vasquez. Hayes has a low release, nice rotation, but takes forever to get his shot off. Terrible for a number 2 guard (see Eric Gordan). Vasquez has a quicker release, better range, and his height allows him to shoot over the defense. I'll agree that his teammates haven't publicly supported him which does say something. But I still feel his no one else wants the rock when the chips are on the table from any of the guards. The biggest difference between Gilchrist and Vasquez is that Williams backs Vasquez unlike he did Gilchrist.
Mark

Washington, DC

#12 Mar 13, 2008
If Gary will think outside his box next year and actually give a freshman a chance to crack the starting lineup, Sean Mosely will be the two guard, Bowie should play the point, and Vasquez can play small forward. He's got the size to get his share of rebounds and he won't be in a position to turn the ball over as much. Mosely is already a better shooter than Vasquez or Hayes are now, or will ever be. Of course to use that kind of lineup, which would be great for running the court, they'll need to have two big guys in there to step up and rebound and clog the middle. I don't see any of the present group looking like shoo-ins to replace the rebounding and shot blocking of Gist and Osby. Gus Gilchrist will probably be one of them. Hayes will have his playing time squeezed, one way or the other. So will Milbourne unless he lights a fire under his athletic supporter.
Gary

Ellicott City, MD

#13 Mar 13, 2008
We lost tonight. 20ty some turnovers again. Vasquez wouldn't even be on my team. Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers, thats all he does. How many games has he caused us to lose? I am thru with Maryland. Very disgusting team to watch, 15 point lead and can't hold it. Maybe they need a 100 point lead. If I was Gary, I wouldn't get in any other tournament, just wait until next year. They had better be thinking about a new guard. Vasquez is sure not the answer.
Chuck

Washington, DC

#14 Mar 13, 2008
All of those who support Vasquez, have you been watching games this year. This guy "ALWAYS" hurts the team more than he helps. He is no point guard. He does not distribute the ball well and has way too many turnovers. As long as he is the point guard, look forward to an excess of turnovers, poor shot selection and many frustrating loses.
john

Gaithersburg, MD

#15 Mar 13, 2008
coach gary is no billick. there is no way he is gonna keep vas in there as pt gd for another season. sorry vas, no more highlight reels for you which is all you ever cared about. he can have as many i's and me's he wants but... vas - no mas!
Tyrese Rice

Elkton, MD

#16 Mar 14, 2008
How did that work out??????

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Greivis Vasquez Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News What's it with Maryland-North Carolina games an... (Mar '13) Mar '13 Veener 1
News Team motivated after it is left unranked in the... (Nov '10) Nov '10 richard abramson 2
News Terps launch season of change at Maryland Madness (Oct '10) Oct '10 NCSHADOW 1
News A three, and out (Mar '10) Mar '10 jamie 1
News Maryland-Houston features battle of top guards (Mar '10) Mar '10 riverlanding 1
News Maryland's Vasquez: 'I have to be crazy' (Jan '10) Mar '10 Dont Cry Dookie 2
News Maryland, Vasquez make it work (Dec '09) Dec '09 Milbourne sparks ... 1
More from around the web