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Looking ahead 22-23

Luke

Well-Known Member
Never Wyoming. Not even once.
With Hunter Maldonado back, + 3 PAC-12 transfers, Wyoming looks like tourney team again. Sad that we’re missing playing CSU & Wyoming right when Mtn West is improved. Maybe improved recruiting and deeper talent polls in the west keeps them to near the top of their conference for a while? Maybe not.

I think CU was going to play Nebraska in Boulder for exhibition again; good warm-up for Tennessee & Myrtle Beach? If anyone can talk KU into make-up date, it’s Tad. But I’m not holding my breath on seeing National Champs this year. Maybe future year?
 

Luke

Well-Known Member
Feels like Tad has to prioritize Javon & Hadley getting development minutes over Gabbidon & Wright. But could see last 2 getting bigger minutes as veteran/ Elite D line-up in bigger games? Agree Q has to get big minutes as best player on team.

Agree with many here that Tad preparing players now to take advantage of speed & skill, since lacking size. I was guessing Lawson starts w/ Hurlburt off bench, but starting to feel like Tad could start Tristan at 5 and Hadley or Q at 4? Curious to see how Tad uses the “waves of wings” rotations?

 

hokiehead

Gobbler on the Mountain
Club Member
They must really have a hard time getting any quality opponent to come to Boulder. That home slate is really rough and, as @Buffnik said, we have to sweep it.
I wouldn't be surprised if the altitude is perceived by prospective opponents as an unfair advantage to CU. if that's the case, I'm not 100% clear on how to overcome that.

off top of my head ideas, some of which clearly indicate I'm willing for CU to make hoops their highest athletic priority
  • push hard for a Pac 12 / <other Big 6 conference> rivalry a.la. the B1G/ACC matchup
  • 2 for 1's shouldn't involve Big 6 schools being on the short end, but that may be a way and I'd consider it against certain schools if I'm the CUAD
  • getting NCAA tourney games (ideally the Final 4, but any) more frequently in Denver or Boulder could be part of the sell as "get your team ready for the tourney by playing a tourney caliber team at altitude..."
  • concessions in other sports ("hey Duke, we'll come to you in La Crosse and soccer, without a return trip, if you give us a home and home in men's hoops")
 

Medford M.

Well-Known Member
Feels like Tad has to prioritize Javon & Hadley getting development minutes over Gabbidon & Wright. But could see last 2 getting bigger minutes as veteran/ Elite D line-up in bigger games? Agree Q has to get big minutes as best player on team.

Agree with many here that Tad preparing players now to take advantage of speed & skill, since lacking size. I was guessing Lawson starts w/ Hurlburt off bench, but starting to feel like Tad could start Tristan at 5 and Hadley or Q at 4? Curious to see how Tad uses the “waves of wings” rotations?

I'm glad others are embracing the "Quincy is the best player on the team" hype train. I truly believe he's the type of potential to become a first round pick.
 
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