Friday, November 19, 2010

Selby is cleared to play!

Selby is finally eligible to play starting December 18th against USC! Unfortunately he'll miss the UCLA, Arizona, and Memphis games but at least we finally know when he can play.

Tonight's game against North Texas was a little frustrating to watch. Our defense is so off and on. The end of the first half was a mess. But then they came out of the gates very strong in the second half. They kept North Texas to I think only 4 points in the first 10 min. of the second half. I really think this team will come together as the season unfolds. Self has clearly been experimenting with different lineups. And who wouldn't with a bench this deep? Now that we finally have an answer to the Selby question, Self can finally start planning on incorporating him into practices and games. The team clearly has a lot to work on but they are fun to watch. It's a much faster team this year. This might sound a little crazy but this team may have more potential than last year's. Of course I miss Cole, but I also missed Julian... and recall what that led to. Like the '08 team we have speed, experience, and depth.

How will the chemistry change with Selby? Thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. Glad to have Selby -- and Aaron -- back in action. (Maybe Chris and Scott will rejoin the blog by Dec. 18 as well? Still waiting for an NCAA ruling on that.)

    I still haven't gotten to see this group yet. Looking at the stats from the first few games, I thought we desperately needed Selby. But if Elijah and Brady have now broken out of their funk, along with continued strong play from Tyshawn and Tyrel, we might have a surplus on the perimeter rather than a deficit. It'll be interesting to see whether Selby gets the start right away.

    As for your other point, Aaron, I don't know if it's possible for a team to have MORE potential than last year's. That was the only reason last year was frustrating -- so much damned potential that anything short of the title was a crushing blow. Sounds like this team has the potential to be more fun, though.