PDA

View Full Version : What kind of Year will JWIII have?



ZagNative
09-14-2017, 07:33 PM
Making the covers of some important preseason basketball publications, got me wondering and looking forward to hearing what some of the smarties on guboards predict for him ...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJuwDv9VwAA6Oto.jpg

GrizZAG
09-14-2017, 07:52 PM
Played like a champion last year and got more comfortable as the year progressed. He will play like one again and will be key to our success. He really stepped up in the tournaments when it counted.

thespywhozaggedme
09-14-2017, 08:09 PM
16/8

ZagNative
09-14-2017, 08:23 PM
From GoZags.com (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/johnathan_williams_982243.html):

2016-17 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR)

Started all 39 games his season … led the Bulldogs in rebounding per game at 6.4 and added 10.2 points per game while making 40 percent of his three-pointers … finished eighth in the WCC in rebounds per game, third in field-goal percentage and ninth in blocks (0.9) … recorded six double-doubles on the season … had a season-best 20 points against Bryant, making both his three-pointers and grabbing eight rebounds … recorded 13 points and 12 rebounds against San Diego … had three straight double-doubles against Pacific (12 points, 11 rebounds), at San Diego (14 and 19) and against BYU (12 and 12) … had one of his best games of the season against Xavier in the Elite Eight with 19 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and two steals, while making 8-of-12 field goals.

Boy, it would be nice if that Xavier game became the norm for his performance this year!

Kiddwell
09-14-2017, 09:03 PM
Pretty cool having J3 as team star this year. From best player on a miserable Missouri team to best player on an annual Big Dance team that was National Runner-Up. J3's going to be the Zags's centerpiece, the first player every opponent's coach has to game-plan for.

:000tens:


:]

maynard g krebs
09-14-2017, 10:01 PM
29 min
13.4ppg
8.2 rpg
1.8 bpg
1.2 apg.

zag buddy
09-14-2017, 10:20 PM
I will be trying to discern the advances he makes in the areas that his NBA try out this last spring encouraged him to work on.

ZagNation
09-14-2017, 11:13 PM
JWIII will lead GU in scoring and rebounds.

GonzagasaurusFlex
09-15-2017, 04:37 AM
Rooting for JWIII to have a great season. Passing out of double teams will be very important skill for him to develop as PK protected him from being double teamed last season. Now he will be focus of opposing D

jazzdelmar
09-15-2017, 04:52 AM
I will be trying to discern the advances he makes in the areas that his NBA try out this last spring encouraged him to work on.

There you go, spot on. Who's Chandler Hutchison?

TexasZagFan
09-15-2017, 07:18 AM
Making the covers of some important preseason basketball publications, got me wondering and looking forward to hearing what some of the smarties on guboards predict for him ...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJuwDv9VwAA6Oto.jpg

I'm expecting big things from him. I thought it was cool that he's on the cover, while the Zags are not listed on the top ten.

bdmiller7
09-15-2017, 07:41 AM
I think they're usually regional covers. There's nobody from UW or WSU more worthy.

DixieZag
09-15-2017, 08:07 AM
29 min
13.4ppg
8.2 rpg
1.8 bpg
1.2 apg.

Are you a shape-shifter? Clairvoyant? We're getting decimal points now? Niccceeee. :)

I have no idea what stats he'll put up, I know one thing, though. I never felt more like the Number 1 team in the country or a one seed, more than when he turned on a pass and was over the rim in a blink and thundered it down.

I doubt that's going away.

zagfan24
09-15-2017, 08:19 AM
Rooting for JWIII to have a great season. Passing out of double teams will be very important skill for him to develop as PK protected him from being double teamed last season. Now he will be focus of opposing D

Yep. I think JWIII will have a great year, but it will be a very different role for him this year. Karnowski's passing set up a lot of great looks, and Collins similarly drew a lot of defensive attention. JWIII is both a great weak side defensive player and, on offense, moved well without the ball to create passing lanes. His stats may thus depend largely on the ongoing development of Tillie and Larsen.

MDABE80
09-15-2017, 09:29 AM
Lots depends on what kind of other players Few surrounds him with. If Tillie/Larsen/Rui are threats, I'm thinking it's going to be a 14-8 type year. Last year everyone had to be guarded so the floor was stretched. J3 did very well. He has all the skills to put up some very good numbers but he'll need some help.

zagbeliever
09-15-2017, 10:45 AM
J3 is fierce on the court. He's one of my favorites. He's working for his shot at NBA so he will be giving it 100%

zag buddy
09-15-2017, 02:19 PM
During the summer at a scrimmage another player gave a very hard inappropriate fowl to J3 while he was dunking. J3 just shook his head a little and walked away. That definitely contributes bunches to the cohesiveness of the team. I admired him greatly because I could not have handled it well.

CDC84
09-15-2017, 04:24 PM
I see no reason why he can't go for 17 and 8 a night. At least.

I just hope that he can somehow get his free throw problem fixed.

GonzaGAW
09-15-2017, 04:30 PM
Lots of good comments thus far.
I agree the better his front court mates are the better he will be.
I think he is working hard on his game, and will improve, that's best we can ask of any player, year to year.
I do not think he will get 29 minutes a game, I can't recall the last front court player to approach 30 minutes a game for coach few.
my 2 cents worth is 25 minutes, 13 points and 7.5 rebounds, and if so, again just guessing, that might be as good of numbers as we have seen from a front court player in many many years.

maynard g krebs
09-15-2017, 04:52 PM
I can't recall the last front court player to approach 30 minutes a game for coach few.


2015-16 Wiltjer 33.6, Sabonis 31.8.

Heytvelt, Harris, Turiaf, Batista. Violette, Calvary all had one or more seasons of 29+ as well. Not sure if that's the complete list; think so though. I think it's reasonable to think JW3 joins that group, given the relative lack of depth/experience at the position.

GonzaGAW
09-15-2017, 08:31 PM
2015-16 Wiltjer 33.6, Sabonis 31.8.

Heytvelt, Harris, Turiaf, Batista. Violette, Calvary all had one or more seasons of 29+ as well. Not sure if that's the complete list; think so though. I think it's reasonable to think JW3 joins that group, given the relative lack of depth/experience at the position.

I stand corrected, I should know better than to try to trust my memory............thx krebs

Zagger
09-15-2017, 08:40 PM
I'll bet he cooks up some pretty good meals :)

cggonzaga
09-15-2017, 09:55 PM
29 min
13.4ppg
8.2 rpg
1.8 bpg
1.2 apg.

Spot on. He'd probably average more points for many other teams but GU has plenty of scorers and he seems too unselfish to average 15 or 16ppg. Will clearly be our best overall player though.

Zags11
09-16-2017, 12:36 AM
17 and 10. I have a feeling he will avg a double double.

CdAZagFan
09-16-2017, 11:14 AM
17 and 10. I have a feeling he will avg a double double.

A double double would be great. I also thinks he boosts his block stats from last year - love that aspect of his game. I am a little worried, like some posters above, that the loss of the 7 footers in the middle might push him into situations where he won't be able to play his game.

maynard g krebs
09-16-2017, 12:42 PM
Spot on. He'd probably average more points for many other teams but GU has plenty of scorers and he seems too unselfish to average 15 or 16ppg. Will clearly be our best overall player though.

I might be a bit optimistic in saying he can double his blocked shot number in a few more minutes per game, but I think rim protection is the one area it's vital that he steps up to replace the production of Collins/Karno. Big key to next year imo.

MDABE80
09-16-2017, 02:47 PM
Tillie and Larsen might do the trick supplanting Collins/Karno's production. (crossing fingers)

cggonzaga
09-16-2017, 03:33 PM
Tillie and Larsen might do the trick supplanting Collins/Karno's production. (crossing fingers)

Highly doubt it but if they do we're probably back in the final four.