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sbufan

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Al Rapier Hypothetical
« on: October 05, 2011, 10:08:18 am »
Would anyone else be interested in seeing Rapier redshirt this season to work on his jumper? With his size and handle I think he could be an all conference player if he had a consistent jumper out to 20 feet. I know it's unusual to redshirt seniors or even juco transfers in general (so this will not happen), but I think he could be pretty special if he spent another year putting a couple hundred shots a day in the gym.

Hopefully his mid range game is already much improved from last season.

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Re: Al Rapier Hypothetical
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 12:17:37 pm »
Very interesting out of the box thinking, but my sense is that we are on a recruiting high right now and we might see someone with talent and atleticism above and beyond what Rapier has demonstrated thus far. Was really high on this guy coming in, and hop he can take a major step forward this year.

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Re: Al Rapier Hypothetical
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 09:55:36 pm »
He certainly has talent . He really needs to improve on the free throw line.  Playing inside alot he gets fouled but misses  those charity buckets.

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Re: Al Rapier Hypothetical
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 07:54:09 am »
He certainly has talent . He really needs to improve on the free throw line.  Playing inside alot he gets fouled but misses  those charity buckets.

Looks like Rapier put in the necessary work, as he has certainly improved from last year.  One thing to keep in mind with Juco's is that it usually takes awhile (in most cases) for them to get comfortable with the difference in D1 hoops.  Usually, the transition is easier for bigs than it is for wings/guards, and you are seeing this right now with Bracey as he struggles to make the transition.  Defensively the game is very different the further away from the basket you play, and that's where I think Bracey is having some issues (as well as learning where and how to get his shots).  Rapier's improvement should give you hope that Bracey will come around in time...actually, I like (at times, especially against bigger opponents) using Rapier for a few minutes at the 4 position, as he's your best frontcourt scorer.