View Full Version : Gottleib on Jeremy - Blunt as Usual

05-30-2008, 10:41 AM
Jeremy Pargo had a game which perfectly defined why he should go back to school. He posted a solid 11 points, six rebounds and six assists, but hit no jumpers beyond 17 feet and had five turnovers. Pargo's athletic ability and leadership are two obvious traits that may allow him to join his brother Jannero in the league some day, but his passing decisions and lack of a consistent jumper still hold him back.

05-30-2008, 11:19 AM
That is very similiar to what he said during the broadcast yesterday. Blunt as ever!

05-30-2008, 01:01 PM
As a guy who once led the country in assists at Oklahoma State, Gottleib's opinions carry a lot of merit. The jumpers beyond 17-feet would be a moot point if Jeremy could only find the open man before firing from that range.
There will be a strange serendipity of things going next season with seniors
Pargo, Heytveldt and Downs. Jeremy could actually improve his lot by finding either of those two open, and Downs and JH can help their own stat sheets, and Jeremy's as well in the assist category by finishing. All three have plenty to prove, or else they'll be off to Bludavich of the Estonian League.
In Jeremy's case his problems can be narrowly defined: virtually all his TOs occur while driving the lane near the bucket. If he learns the art of the last split second dish, he's got it made. Next year Few will have the luxury three
possible senior starters and not many teams in the country have that luxury these days.
I thnk Bouldin might be better served as a sixth man, played a little too spacey for me at times; he's got to improve his assist to TO ratio, which was practically even-steven. And unlike Jeremy's narrowly defined TOs, his were practically all over the court.

05-30-2008, 01:50 PM
Last we time we had a senior class with 3 Zags in it, and two starters we went to the Sweet 16. This should be as good a year, if not better.

05-30-2008, 02:02 PM
and would only add that many on this board have pretty much made the same kinds of observations re what JP has needed to keep working on to reach the next level.

I don't think he can find more support and better mentoring than he already has, either.

The current camp will serve, if nothing else, to corroborate what his coaches and most JP fans know is exactly what he needs to develop over the next year if he hopes to become a first round selection.

And that is to realize, to paraphrase Yogi Berra, "95 % of this sport is half mental."