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    I don't have the experience here some have, but I can't recall a player turning a season around so definitively.

    That takes a ton of mental toughness to continue to believe in yourself. Takes good coaching to support it, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatazag View Post
    melson was a good defender to start the year, but he has kicked it up another notch. combined with his offense coming now, its clear he is going to take a significant chunk of Emacs minutes.
    He is taking Alberts' minutes now. And McClellan is getting it done.

    What I hope to see is a four guard lineup in extended stretches for us. Perkins, Melson, McClellan, and Dranginis all defend and rebound very well. This is a game changer when we need a spark. But there's no doubt that Melson will be a huge part of this team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DixieZag View Post
    I don't have the experience here some have, but I can't recall a player turning a season around so definitively.

    That takes a ton of mental toughness to continue to believe in yourself. Takes good coaching to support it, too.
    I remember Carter (Marquise) changing the 2011 season by himself practically. Sure Gray and Sacre were still big but Carter for whatever reason when he was added primary and given the keys to the Ferrari so to speak he came up big time.

    Just my thoughts. Melson has certainly done some real work too for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotoriousZ View Post
    He is taking Alberts' minutes now. And McClellan is getting it done.

    What I hope to see is a four guard lineup in extended stretches for us. Perkins, Melson, McClellan, and Dranginis all defend and rebound very well. This is a game changer when we need a spark. But there's no doubt that Melson will be a huge part of this team.
    with his turnaround or improvement depending on your perspective, it does give the TRUE option of going 4 guard 1 big lineup, especially when we have foul trouble or the insertion of Edwards would be non advantageous.....

    I love his improvement and look forward to seeing more and more consistency
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheZagPhish View Post
    Superb photo of Silas! THANKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by U Zig, I Zag View Post
    Long body, long arms. Fast. Recovers fast on D if he makes a mistake.

    Dribbles well with both hands. Can attack (showing more of that). Certainly can hit from deep. Seeing more of that.

    And most important, to me - he has a good grip on the ball. Can rebound with one hand. Tends to know where he is in relation to other players. Some of the fastest ball movement we have is Melson on the defensive rebound and taking it and going.
    Agree with all of your points about Silas. Would like to add one more attribute and that would be his excellent vertical leap. That leaping ability combined with his wingspan allows him to play above defenders who are taller than he is. We've all seen this on his lane drives to the hoop. (Maybe not in Clyde Drexler company, but fun to watch nevertheless.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotoriousZ View Post
    He is taking Alberts' minutes now. And McClellan is getting it done.

    What I hope to see is a four guard lineup in extended stretches for us. Perkins, Melson, McClellan, and Dranginis all defend and rebound very well. This is a game changer when we need a spark. But there's no doubt that Melson will be a huge part of this team.
    That's a line-up I would love to see also. Melson, Emac and Dranginis all have pretty good hops and can hang with taller opponents. I would like to see the 4 guard lineup used when the Zags are having a tough time getting the ball inside. Get 4 decent ball handlers on the floor and make opponents chase the Zags for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelZag View Post
    That's a line-up I would love to see also. Melson, Emac and Dranginis all have pretty good hops and can hang with taller opponents. I would like to see the 4 guard lineup used when the Zags are having a tough time getting the ball inside. Get 4 decent ball handlers on the floor and make opponents chase the Zags for awhile.
    Athletic backcourt that closes out faster then recent zag teams in my memory bank. Next year will be just as good but with seasoned Perkins and Melson and NWG. I'm not worried bout next year as this years tires have tread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProVeeZag View Post
    Agree with all of your points about Silas. Would like to add one more attribute and that would be his excellent vertical leap. That leaping ability combined with his wingspan allows him to play above defenders who are taller than he is. We've all seen this on his lane drives to the hoop. (Maybe not in Clyde Drexler company, but fun to watch nevertheless.)
    For sure. Forgot to put that down. He can get up there - high and do it fast.

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    We need ya more than ever tonight. Good luck Silas

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    Melson has definitely turned it around in my eyes

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    I really like this picture of Silas Melson. It's just great to see him smiling these days. He had to overcome a pretty tough year, and he did it. I remember how excited I was to have Silas wearing a Zag uniform, way back before last season. I remember telling the fans here on this forum that a friend of mine had seen him play and that he told me that Silas was the real deal, and that he expected we'd see him in the NBA. Yes, that was two years ago. Well, we all know what happened during the last two years, and how we fans felt pretty disappointed about Silas. But I know we all kept our hope alive during that difficult journey from there to today. I know it has taken great character to overcome that, and Silas is now showing everyone who he really is. He has become a big piece of the puzzle this year, and his success has definitely helped the team to become the team that they are now. I believe that the Zags are ready for all that is coming in the next two days.

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    He's really played well as of late. I hope his confidence and swagger is there tonight - zags need him to get a W. I don't know that the Cougars have an answer to Melson who can both penetrate and knock down 3's. I'll be looking with special interest to see how Melson's first couple shots go. Seems when he gets going early he usually has a great game.

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    Seems like there is no alternative to playing 4 small for significant periods in the remainder of the WCC. I've been happier with the result this year in limited minutes than in previous years. I'm just worried about getting killed by put backs and offensive boards. Will be interesting to see the GU game plan and how well it's executed. We have to leave plenty in the tank for St Mary's!!!! I like our defense a lot right now and hope our unknown defensive entity Alberts is up to the task and finds his shot in the extended minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amaronizag View Post
    Seems like there is no alternative to playing 4 small for significant periods in the remainder of the WCC. I've been happier with the result this year in limited minutes than in previous years. I'm just worried about getting killed by put backs and offensive boards. Will be interesting to see the GU game plan and how well it's executed. We have to leave plenty in the tank for St Mary's!!!! I like our defense a lot right now and hope our unknown defensive entity Alberts is up to the task and finds his shot in the extended minutes.
    I noticed when re-watching the GU vs BYU game that BYU ran a 4 guard team at times. Zags had Dranginis guarding Austin. and that was a good match-up for Zags.

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    Being from the Portland Metro area and having seen Melson play in high school a few times and at a few other events, I was expecting Melson to be a substantial contributor. He took a lot longer to find himself than I was expecting, but it appears he is on his way to great success.

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