Coming up big for Orange

Coming up big for Orange

There are 9 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Feb 6, 2008, titled Coming up big for Orange. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Syracuse forward Donte Greene is not that different from others in what is widely considered the best freshman class in college basketball history.

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Cuse Fan

Brewerton, NY

#1 Feb 6, 2008
This kid is 6'8"... 6'9" on his toes. Im an honest 6'6" and have stood next to him. I dont know where 6'11" is coming from, thats not what ESPN has him listed at. And most of his points are garbage baskets. He cant go strong or dunk on anyone.
Mike Lindsley

Syracuse, NY

#2 Feb 6, 2008
Greene says all the right things about staying at Syracuse. But we all know he is gone. Agents and shoe deals will take over, and as long as you go in the first round you get your money.
Mike Lindsley

Syracuse, NY

#3 Feb 6, 2008
I live in Syracuse, not Pennelville, and Syracuse starts and ends with Jonny Flynn. The kid plays defense, unlike Donte.
John

Baltimore, MD

#4 Feb 6, 2008
Cuse Fan and Mike, come on guys you can't be serious. First of all ESPN does have him listed at 6'11" as does the school website. The guy averages 2 blocks a game and the same number of steals as Flynn. The team may start and end with Flynn but Green does average more points, almost the same number of steals, just under him in FG% and better from 3 point range. I'd be pretty damn happy with that and not go trashing the kid in his hometown paper. Your coach is the one saying he is the focal point. Maybe he doesn't know what he is talking about and what they really need is a genius like you to take over. The kid is a stud no matter which way you look at it. I actually think he will stay for more then one year and even if he doesn't you guys don't have such a bad track record with guys from here that only stay for 1 year.
syracuse balla

Lakeland, FL

#5 Feb 6, 2008
i really hope tha donte stays if everyone stays next year ur looking at a top 5 team in the nation right there
Cuse Fan

Brewerton, NY

#6 Feb 6, 2008
John wrote:
Cuse Fan and Mike, come on guys you can't be serious. First of all ESPN does have him listed at 6'11" as does the school website. The guy averages 2 blocks a game and the same number of steals as Flynn. The team may start and end with Flynn but Green does average more points, almost the same number of steals, just under him in FG% and better from 3 point range. I'd be pretty damn happy with that and not go trashing the kid in his hometown paper. Your coach is the one saying he is the focal point. Maybe he doesn't know what he is talking about and what they really need is a genius like you to take over. The kid is a stud no matter which way you look at it. I actually think he will stay for more then one year and even if he doesn't you guys don't have such a bad track record with guys from here that only stay for 1 year.
my mistake, espn used to list him at 6-8. I guess he grew three inches in the last month since i met him. Trust me, he isnt first player who dosent measure up to what he is listed at.

Rivals has him listed at 6-9
http://collegebasketball.rivals.com/bviewplay...

Scout.com has him at 6-8
http://scouthoops.scout.com/a.z...

Watch the game tonight. Hes the same height as kris

Im not doubting his game, but if he wants to play the 4 at the next level or this one he needs to play stronger. Hakim did it with the same body type.
Mike Lindsley

New York, NY

#7 Feb 7, 2008
Guys I cover the team and talk to people every game. The issue isn't if a kid is ready. Most of the time they are not ready. That is not hte point. They still go. Omar Cooke anyone?

Every single person I have talked to in the basketball world says he is gone, period.

Outside forces like agents and shoe deals dictate kids these days and people tell them they are good enough. No one will stand in the way then.

I wish this wasn't the case, but it is.

Thanks.
Mike Lindsley

New York, NY

#8 Feb 7, 2008
Guys I cover the team and talk to people every game. The issue isn't if a kid is ready. Most of the time they are not ready. That is not the point. They still go. Omar Cooke anyone?

Every single person I have talked to in the basketball world says he is gone, period.
Outside forces like agents and shoe deals dictate kids these days and people tell them they are good enough. No one will stand in the way then.

I wish this wasn't the case, but it is.
Thanks.
Mike Lindsley

New York, NY

#9 Feb 7, 2008

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