Post by swooshball112 on May 4, 2019 22:36:51 GMT -5
Balogh got a lot of wins in an league with inferior competition. Nobody can deny that, but everyone on here would happy if he was named the head coach at their school. He develops kids from the lower grades and uses the older kids to do it teaching them leadership.
Schwemley was a B- coach at best IMO. I’ve already detailed my opinion on that. Shelby could do better, but statistically they can do a lot worse. I believe he underachieved this last year given the talent for whatever reason.
Rice has some strengths. He’s smart. He knows the game. I think he’d give every kid the benefit of the doubt because I don’t believe he was given a fair look when he played. I watched him and played pick up with him. He was good enough to contribute and was never given the opportunity. He’s probably not experienced enough yet, but if given a few years to grow he’d get there.
Anyone who thinks letting a player’s step dad coach is a good idea needs their head examined. There is nothing but trouble there. If you argue that point we have no common ground. We’ll likely never agree.
I’ve watched a lot of high school basketball. I’ve watched in the area (mostly Shelby) for the last 20 years. I’ve seen two D1 players. One played for US then OSU and one for Norwalk then Georgia State. Two in 20 years. If I took the bet that Pugh wasn’t a D1 prospect statistically it would be a good bet. He’s a good player, but the two I mentioned clearly stood out among the others on the floor. I can’t say Pugh does. I’m not down on the kid. I just don’t think he’s Diebler or Thomas. I think Shelby has had a least one kid better who didn’t get a D1 offer (Conner Nelson). Bigger, stronger, better ball handler, better outside shot, better basketball IQ.
Shelby isn’t a highly desirable position. The city has changed over 20 years. How? The economy, the housing bubble, and the town’s generosity caused this. The bubble caused a bunch of cheap houses to become available. Guys bought houses appraised for $70-90,000 for $40,000. They financed the full amount, put $10,000 in renovations, and are renting them out. The education is good. The rent is reasonable. If you can’t afford it Help Line will give your kid school clothes and a backpack. This changed the demographics of the town. I’m not passing judgment, I’m just saying it has changed who is walking the halls.
Have to agree here. Pugh is a solid ball player, but he is not even close to the talent level as Diebler or Thomas. Even when those two had completed their sophomore years, they were better than Pugh. In fact if I remember correctly, Diebler led US to a state title his sophomore year