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    Default Andy Poling's Westview Wildcats in 6A tourney action today (3/5/08)

    Coming up at 7:00 pm tonight, Andy's Westview Wildcats (12-12) meet Sheldon (10-14). 6A Tourney Brackets

    The game will be carried live on 1360 KUIK.

    Last post on 2/28/08, Westview v. Jesuit (Westview lost)

    Good Luck Andy! Knock 'em out!

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    Well, I can't get that danged online radio to run. Clueless, I am.

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    Game's on and the link works now. Just joined the game, 2:25 left in the first quarter, 5 t/o's already for the Wildcats, score: 11-10 Westview on top.

    Westview's roster per Maxpreps:
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    1	Josh Hill  	G  
    12	Ricky Egger 	WING 
    14	Tim Coons 	WING 
    22	Garrett Jackson  WING, POST 
    24	Hayes Garrity 	WING 
    30	Tyler Klassy 	WING 
    32	Terrell Wallace G, WING 
    34	Ryan Miller 	WING, POST 
    51	Sam Haag 	POST 
    53	Kyle Oberst 	POST 
    54	Andy Poling 	POST 
    55	Austin Kuemper 	POST

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    At the half, Westview's ahead 31-22. Andy is Westview's leading scorer, with ten points, and he had a couple of blocks as well. Sounds like too many unforced turnovers for the Wildcats, however, coming off sloppy play. We'll see if they clean it up in the second.

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    Congrats to Andy and his Westview teammates, as they beat Sheldon by a margin of 18 points, 68-50. Andy had 18 points, and he sat fairly early in the game when Westview was far ahead.

    Westview led comfortably for most of the game, by 26 at one point. The radio announcers said it was Westview's best team performance of the year, except for the high number of turnovers, a problem they'll need to address before they meet up with the winner of the Grant-Gresham game in the second round. I believe that game will be at 7:00 on Saturday, March 8.

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    Correction: The announcers for the game were wrong. the OregonLive.Com has Andy's actual stats as follows:
    A 24-point advantage in the second and third quarters helped Westview beat visiting Sheldon 68-50. Gonzaga-bound Andy Poling had 22 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Wildcats, and Terrell Wallace scored 18 points....
    That's more like the tally I kept of points during the game. (Here's the link for the stats, but what's quoted above is all there is about Westview.)

    Nice game for Andy!

    Grant beat Gresham, so they'll be playing Westview in the next round.

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    Default next up- Grant

    the Westview- Grant game on Saturday will be a good contrast of styles. Grant is guard dominated (they do have a nice front court player in Mike Moser, but he is a skinny 6'7"ish) and Westview has pretty good balance. Andy should have another nice outing (if the guards can get him the ball) as Grant has nobody that has length enough to really bother him. Unfortunately, Grant is streaky and can get really hot. if that happens, Westviews guards wont keep pace. I will be there to watch this one.
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    I’m excited about Poling because (hopefully) he’ll give GU an inside scoring presence. A Big who can score inside combined with GU’s guards and wings should make for an even more potent offense!

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    I will guess that he will not redshirt next year. We are going to need all the help we can get under the basket - even if it comes from an inexperienced Frosh. Either that or we bring in a juco big. This decision might made on the basis if we are fortunate enough to get Taylor.

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    Andy needs to redshirt next year. He needs the benefit of a year of GU coaching and strength training. Andy's team (Westview) has had a very challenging year and in my opinion it is due to some questionable coaching. Andy does not have a jump hook shot, which for a big of his size is bizarre. He needs to learn that shot and to be able to bang with Division I guys. Let's not waste a potentially valuable resource.
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    Just found this, buried deep in the bowels of The Oregonian's website, posted March 04, 2008 15:47PM:

    Metro League Boys All-League

    First Team
    Garrett Sim, sr., Sunset
    Andy Poling, sr., Westview
    Kevin Sullivan, jr., Southridge
    Michael Boswell, sr., Aloha
    Ryan Meehan, sr., Beaverton
    Second Team
    Terrell Wallace. sr. Westview
    Travis Madison, sr., Southridge
    Greg Shepard, sr., Sunset
    Michael Hart, sr., Jesuit
    Kyle Wiltjer, fr., Jesuit
    Brenton Spickerman, jr., Jesuit
    Third Team
    Hayes Garrity, so., Westview
    Phillip Campbell, sr., Sunset
    Michael Holton, jr., Sunset
    Stephen Holt, so., Jesuit
    Travis Kinane, sr., Southridge
    Garrett Jackson, so., Westview
    Spencer Gambee, sr., Beaverton
    Player of the Year -- Garrett Sim, Sunset.
    Coach of the Year -- Todd Sherwood, Sunset

    Congrats to Andy and to his Westview teammates who made the Metro League First, Second and Third Teams, and to Kyle Wiltjer, for Jesuit, who made second team as a freshman.

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    75Zag, I am a fan of yours on this board and usually enjoy your posts. However, I'm also hoping to see the Zags maintain a pipeline into Metro League recruits, and I have it on pretty good authority that the staff and team at Westview are big Zag fans. I'm sensitive,l therefore, of unchallenged criticisms that lay blame for Westview's challenges this year at the doorstep of the coaching staff. I am not in a position to challenge your assertion, but I mention for what it's worth that it does not necessarily seem in our best interests to be too casually biting the hand that very well could be feeding us in the future.

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    Default Redshirt question

    I concur that Andy needs to redshirt. He needs that jump hook and time to put some more weight on and develop his shot better. I think he'd look even more lost than Sacre did at the beginning of the year.
    With Daye, Sacre, Heytvelt and some minutes from Foster I think we'd be ok.

    I wouldn't mind having a juco transfer, we've had good success with them, but then who goes away? It brings up the same problem with having Taylor (who would be GREAT!) accept our offer. I just feel bad showing someone the door just cause we need some more depth, usually only playing a few minutes a game, in the front-court. I think Daye is going to get alot more minutes next year, and given a good workout schedule over the summer, he should be ok to play next year.

    Poling with Meech and Gibbs are the future, and I would love to have them around a few more years and get some exp in practice, rather then make them all compete more for those extremely limited minutes which really may not contribute much next year.

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    Re my earlier post, I have watched 6 or 7 games Westview games in person and I don't want to be understood as being overly critical of Westview coaching staff. I have seen a few things and read some blogs, but in the end, I am not qualified to judge!

    Andy is a rare talent and I an not sure than anybody in the Metro league has access to in-house coaching staff that can teach a 7 footer how to play under the basket. Few and staff know how to do it based upon prior experience. That's why I want Andy to redshirt.
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    I agree with 75zag, Poling will almost definitely need to redshirt next year to develop. I have seen Westview play a few times this year and feel the same way about the team. Westview has a too much talent to be around 500 this year. They have a some pretty good guards but don't think they do a good job getting Andy the ball. How many other 7 footers are there in high school? I think Andy should be a little more dominant as a big time recruit coming to GU. There is no way a little criticism from a message board will affect Few's ability to get recruits from the Metro League. Lets hope we can be in the running for Wiltjer but it sounds like he may be headed to a bigger BCS school.

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