While the major drama of Dion Waiters seems to have faded into the background, the ongoing Ashton Broyld story just won‚Äôt go away Orange Nation has plenty of opinions on the incoming SU football recruit.
“Perhaps this is splitting hairs, but my best guess, without being present, is that Ashton was heckled and quite possibly vilified by the crowd from the other team. In response he probably showed them his backside, or in my day it was known as a ‘moon.’ Now, I‚Äôm not saying I condone such public behavior but it is markedly different than exposing full frontal nudity, which is what ‘exposing yourself’ means to me. I‚Äôm not a legal scholar but if I mooned someone I would not cop a plea that says I exposed myself if in fact I mooned someone. Think of it as a more revealing gesture of showing them the sole of your shoe and a learning experience on the road to maturity.” -ottodaorange
Meantime, one Fizz reader took exception to my use of basketball lingo when discussing the SU guards in last week‚Äôs Fizz Feedback.
“If you are using the word ‘handle’ to signify the ability to dribble well qnd have good dribbling moves, the word is ‘handles.’ Scoop is the only player on the tam who has great handles, Dion has good handles and Triche has no handles..that‚Äôs why he cannot drive and dish without drawing a charge. We are about to get a guard who has great handles. If you saw the McD pre-game contest..Wow!” – Zeta
Much more importantly, Triche‚Äôs charging problem has nothing to do with his lack of handles (which doesn‚Äôt exist ‚Äì his handle is fine). He over-penetrates instead of pulling up for short jumpers. Someone from Drury Lane also took exception to my analysis.
“yo obviously dont know much about basketball defense or the fact that Dion is the most active player in the zone. Besides Triche, No one else puts a hand in the face of the shooter or closes out well. He can be out of position at sometimes,but who isnt. he had some growing pains. Overall he slides the bests and has active hands. I agree with DocAlKy, stop dogging on the kid.” -muffin
Now that it looks like Dion is coming back (at least for now), we asked where does he get run next year?
“guard play will always be average at the cuse as long as scoops on the court. if dion does straighten up he should get scoops playing minutes” – Harm44
Weekly Scoop bashing complete! Scoop is a true point. Dion is a hybrid guard. You don‚Äôt want him running your offense for extended periods of time. In fact, there is no scenario where Dion gets his cousin‚Äôs minutes. Triche or Carter-Williams would both play the point if paired with Dion. Wait! There is one way Dion would be forced to play PG. If Mookie’s on the floor.
@OrangeFizz “Is it a certainty that Fab comes back? Not 4 the obvious reason of him not being NBA ready (LOLz) but… does he even like bball?” – GregorianRants
As for your question, short of something catastrophic, Fab will be back. He loves the game of basketball and works ridiculously hard at it. That‚Äôs why his teammates and coaches never gave up on him. Yes, he missed practice. Yes, conditioning is an issue. But it wasn‚Äôt a matter of want. He didn‚Äôt understand what it took to play at this level. Orange fans can only hope he understands now.