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ZagNative
09-21-2018, 03:14 PM
Here's a fun offering from Arden Cravalho at Slipper Still Fits. https://www.slipperstillfits.com/2018/9/21/17871346/2018-2019-player-preview-the-rise-of-zach-norvell-jr


Zach “Snacks” Norvell Jr. really jumped onto the national scene last year during March Madness with his clutch three-point dagger over the upset-minded Spartans of UNCG. Then, he came back even stronger in the second round against Ohio State with a career-high of 28 points/12 rebounds to go along with 4 assists/2 steals in the 90-84 win over the Buckeyes. Without the big-time play of “Snacks” last year in March, Gonzaga might’ve never made it to the Sweet 16.

After redshirting his first year at Gonzaga, Norvell Jr. came back the next season in 2017-2018 with averages of 12.7 PPG, 3.9 RPG, and 2.3 APG while shooting 37% from the 3-point line. He scored in double digits in 24 of Gonzaga’s 37 games in the 2017-2018 season, including 5 20-point games. Zach actually had a three-game stretch of 20-point games against #25 Creighton, #4 Villanova at MSG, and at Washington. You could say this kid likes to show up when the pressure is at its highest. Pretty good numbers for his first college basketball season and I expect his production to step up during his redshirt sophomore year campaign with a more consistent play.

The deep-threat leftie isn’t just a catch-and-shoot type of player but someone who can play off the dribble, either stepping back for a three or taking it straight to the hole with a left-handed slam. The WCC-Newcomer of the Year has athleticism skills but will NEED to work on his defensive playing abilities if he wants to make any sort of improvements from his stellar freshmen year. His work-load on the offensive end will be about the same as last year due to the return of Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie (plus the addition of Geno Crandall and Brandon Clarke) but he needs to find other ways besides through his offensive shooting ability to impact the game.

The 6-5 shooting guard from Simeon High School in Chicago (same school as Jabari Parker and Derrick Rose) will have the eyes of NBA scouts on him this season and could possibly, if he chooses to make the decision to leave school, be a mid-to-late second-round pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. But again, he could only do that if he uses his length and height for the guard position more on the defensive-end of the court while learning to become a two-way type of player.

I loved this video linked in the piece:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=159&v=Gv1-O6iYdWE

Radbooks
09-21-2018, 05:04 PM
Thanks for sharing!!

raise the zag
09-22-2018, 06:05 AM
Guarantee he leads the team in FG attempts this yr, not sure about PPG though...

I'm a fan of Norvell yet sometimes his decision making, or lack thereof, drives me crazy.

Norvell a home run hitter, that's for certain. You will take the 0-4, 4K night for a grand slam the next night, yet sometimes a bunt or single is the right...or winning play.

Zach's decision making needs to mature on the court, he is a more dynamic player when he gets others involved while hitting 25 ft jumpshots with a hand in his face, or double spin move up and indeed, etc.

Zagger
09-23-2018, 04:08 AM
I really, really like Snacks (Snax?) .... It's his fearlessness that gives him a superior edge against quality competition. The guy can get into a zone/groove that makes him extremely hard to effectively guard. I feel it will be he and Josh who marshall the Zags into a highly touted and chatted about team this coming season. The video you've linked ZN is a testament to the iron in Zach. Won't surprise me one bit if that iron has forged into steel well before March of 2019 :)

jazzdelmar
09-23-2018, 04:40 AM
Guarantee he leads the team in FG attempts this yr, not sure about PPG though...

I'm a fan of Norvell yet sometimes his decision making, or lack thereof, drives me crazy.

Norvell a home run hitter, that's for certain. You will take the 0-4, 4K night for a grand slam the next night, yet sometimes a bunt or single is the right...or winning play.

Zach's decision making needs to mature on the court, he is a more dynamic player when he gets others involved while hitting 25 ft jumpshots with a hand in his face, or double spin move up and indeed, etc.

Don’t throw shade on the hagiography, Raise. :)

GoZags
09-23-2018, 05:08 AM
Don’t throw shade on the hagiography, Raise. :)

I like to think I'm smarter than I look, but sometimes I need to look things up (to a least "sound" smart). Here's a copy/paste that will hopefully help others avoid the google machine ....


hag·i·og·ra·phy\

ˌhaɡēˈäɡrəfē,ˌhāɡēˈäɡrəfē/Submit
noun

the writing of the lives of saints.
derogatory

adulatory writing about another person.

biography that idealizes its subject.

plural noun: hagiographies

jazzdelmar
09-23-2018, 05:15 AM
I like to think I'm smarter than I look, but sometimes I need to look things up (to a least "sound" smart). Here's a copy/paste that will hopefully help others avoid the google machine ....

Having had the pleasure of breaking bread w you, trust me, you are a whole lot smarter than you look. :D

zag67
09-23-2018, 06:41 AM
I also have golfed with you and for once I agree with Jazz

jazzdelmar
09-23-2018, 07:01 AM
I also have golfed with you and for once I agree with Jazz

Ah, unanimity thy name is Go Zags....

sittingon50
09-23-2018, 02:54 PM
Ah, unanimity thy name is Go Zags....


Not so fast.............

:roll:

GoZags
09-24-2018, 07:10 AM
I also have golfed with you and for once I agree with Jazz

So this isn't a complete thread hijack, I'll say I'm REALLY looking forward to watching Snacks this season ... should be awesome !!!
Also seeing how it'd be tough to disagree with Jazz and Zag67 on this one ....


07-26-2012, 09:51 PM #1 Golf OT -- Congrats Zag67 (and thanks Stephen Gentry)

Attaboy to our Zag67 (former Zag golf team member Jerry Tierney). He's had a great week on the PGA Pro-Am circuit (Western Washington Chapter). Today at Tumwater Valley (240 golfers -- 60 Pros/ 180 Amateurs) Jerry finished 1st low net (Amateur -- 0-10 -- 66 -- 74 gross with an 8 handicap). -- This followed up yesterdays 1st place for Jerry (low gross for age 64+ - 77) at the PGA Senior Pro-m Event at Linden Country Club). FWIW I didn't fare nearly as well today -- finishing 5 shots out of the money (But my 81 net 68 yesterday did manage a T2 (age 50-63) at the Senior Event at Linden.

Also -- a bigtime thank you to Stephen Gentry for the cool Texas A&M Basketball shirt (pictured here next to Champ Jerry Tierney). Again -- congrats to Zag67 from GoZags aka Ken Devones.


http://i925.photobucket.com/albums/ad93/tbkd1/-2.jpg (http://s925.photobucket.com/user/tbkd1/media/-2.jpg.html)

PGA Pro-Am Results - Tumwater Valley (7/26)
http://wwcpga.com/wwctumwater.htm

Senior PGA Pro-Am Results - Linden Country Club (7/25)
http://wwcpga.com/wwcsrlinden.htm

Yesterday was another good day for zag67 (Jerry Tierney -- 75 1st low gross). I played well, too (78 - net 64 1st low net).

Senior PGA Pro-Am Results - Mount Si - (8/29)
http://wwcpga.com/wwcsrmountsi.htm

http://guboards.spokesmanreview.com/showthread.php?40762-Golf-OT-Congrats-Zag67-(and-thanks-Stephen-Gentry)&p=805590#post805590

jazzdelmar
09-24-2018, 07:21 AM
So this isn't a complete thread hijack, I'll say I'm REALLY looking forward to watching Snacks this season ... should be awesome !!!
Also seeing how it'd be tough to disagree with Jazz and Zag67 on this one ....


http://guboards.spokesmanreview.com/showthread.php?40762-Golf-OT-Congrats-Zag67-(and-thanks-Stephen-Gentry)&p=805590#post805590

Wow, u guys are good. Only Tigger had a better weekend.