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Dials, Matta

Unread postby yargs7 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:36 pm

Youngstown native Terrance Dials was named Big Ten Player of the Year. Way to go Terrance! Finally, a Y-town Buckeye who isn't an embarrasment. Nice honor for a guy who has paid his dues.

Thad Matta=Big Ten Coach of the Year. No brainer here. What a stud. 44 wins in 2 years. This should be the beginning of a beautiful thing. Thad and Tress, the dynamic duo.

What a great time to be a Buckeye!!!!
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Unread postby swerb » Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:50 pm

Boardman High Dials went to, right?

Bernie Kosar, Terence Dials ... any other famous athletes?
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Unread postby Lebowski » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:03 pm

Yeah, he was a Spartan.

The funny thing about Dials is that, he wasn't really that good in high school. I played against him a few times (and by that I mean, my school played against him, coaches tend to frown on skinny 5'9'' guards dealing with 6'8'' big men in the post) and wasn't all that impressed. He was "good," but not "D-1 impact player" good. More of a tall player that utilized his size rather than having any recognizeable skills.

Then he played at OSU as a frosh and impressed early. I was very surprisd at how well he was playing. Obviously he has continued his success in Columbus and now is the Big Ten PoTY. Goes to show how some kids improve throughout their college years, and also shows that some HS teams dont know how to use their athletes.

Congrats to Terrance.

(is he an NBA player? I flip-flop on that question)
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Unread postby swerb » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:07 pm

(is he an NBA player? I flip-flop on that question)


I think he and Je'Kel both are NBA players.

Both are excellent defenders, both have NBA bodies.

Sullinger is a maybe. Butler will be eventually. Hes an amazing permiter defender, and is starting to come into his own as a scorer.
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Unread postby Lebowski » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:23 pm

Maybe a shorter Brendan Haywood? Body types are somewhat similar.

I could see Foster as a shooter coming off the bench...but he is pretty short, do you see him as more of a PG in the pros?

And on Butler...absolutely love the kid's game. He can shoot, distribute the rock...and does it without any lip or cockiness. Conely won't sniff the starting lineup next season.
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Unread postby furls » Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:22 pm

Butler is a good pro and a pretty early pick if he stays 2 more years.

Dials = 2006 version of tractor traylor

Je'Kel = a good shooter of the bench and a hell of a defender.

Sullinger may get a shot somewhere and may make a roster but probably wont see much time. Sad thing about JJ is that he had a lot of potential to play as a 2/3 but was used as more of a 4 at OSU and at 6'5" that is a real tough assignment and may have inhibited his ability to grow into a solid pro (off the bench).
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