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2015 PF/C Nate Fowler

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Posted: 3/21/2014 2:12 PM

2015 PF/C Nate Fowler 


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He plays AAU ball with Luke Kennard.  Another year is going to make him a really good big man in Ohio ---- Honorable Mention All State this season ----  Twitter says that during his games last week, he was even handling the PG duties during press breaks.  I take this with a grain of salt, of course.

He's timid, but has size and good shooting mechanics.  Watch how he keeps the ball up around his chest when he receives it.
“I’ve learned if you don’t know what you’re talking about, keep your mouth shut,” - Marc Bulger
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Posted: 3/23/2014 10:23 AM

RE: 2015 PF/C Nate Fowler 


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“I’ve learned if you don’t know what you’re talking about, keep your mouth shut,” - Marc Bulger
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Posted: 3/23/2014 11:52 AM

Re: 2015 PF/C Nate Fowler 


Looked at the videos. He looks smooth with good hands. Moves well for a person his size, 6-8 or 6-9, 230 or 240. Every tape was vs. smaller players so hard to say how he would match up with bigger people, but he did shoot with either hand with a semi-hook. Something our bigs need to work on. Also, he was willing to shoot from 15-20 feet. Played below the rim and looks like he could use a good weight training program.

Would probably be a 4 year player at WVU and, depending on his work ethic, a starter for 2 years.

Agree or disagree?
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Posted: 3/23/2014 12:01 PM

Re: 2015 PF/C Nate Fowler 




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Looked at the videos. He looks smooth with good hands. Moves well for a person his size, 6-8 or 6-9, 230 or 240. Every tape was vs. smaller players so hard to say how he would match up with bigger people, but he did shoot with either hand with a semi-hook. Something our bigs need to work on. Also, he was willing to shoot from 15-20 feet. Played below the rim and looks like he could use a good weight training program.

Would probably be a 4 year player at WVU and, depending on his work ethic, a starter for 2 years.

Agree or disagree?

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We have to continue to redshirt big men.

Every program not getting 5-star bigs redshirts them but WVU

A 5-year kid like Fowler could be a great role player in college, starting or not starting.
“I’ve learned if you don’t know what you’re talking about, keep your mouth shut,” - Marc Bulger
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Posted: 3/23/2014 1:05 PM

Re: 2015 PF/C Nate Fowler 



KeatonsCorner wrote:

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--- bundles wrote:

Looked at the videos. He looks smooth with good hands. Moves well for a person his size, 6-8 or 6-9, 230 or 240. Every tape was vs. smaller players so hard to say how he would match up with bigger people, but he did shoot with either hand with a semi-hook. Something our bigs need to work on. Also, he was willing to shoot from 15-20 feet. Played below the rim and looks like he could use a good weight training program.

Would probably be a 4 year player at WVU and, depending on his work ethic, a starter for 2 years.

Agree or disagree?

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We have to continue to redshirt big men.

Every program not getting 5-star bigs redshirts them but WVU

A 5-year kid like Fowler could be a great role player in college, starting or not starting.
Watkins would have been a great example of a kid that needed a redshirt. I guess its possible next year.
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Posted: 3/23/2014 1:22 PM

Re: 2015 PF/C Nate Fowler 


I sure like the redshirt concept for bigs who are usually slower to develop. Two things. We need to stock our roster and limit transfers so we have enough players and Huggins needs to accept the concept. I don't know whether he doesn't believe in it, thinks he has to seize the day and there will be a better prospect tomorrow, or just has seldom been in position to do it. I don't remember any red shirts under him at WVU except for transfers and injuries.
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Posted: 3/23/2014 4:05 PM

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Why is that? If Huggs does not redshirt them it is either because he doesn't necessairly believe in the idea or it has been more of a necessity to play them. Which is it?
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--- bundles wrote:

Looked at the videos. He looks smooth with good hands. Moves well for a person his size, 6-8 or 6-9, 230 or 240. Every tape was vs. smaller players so hard to say how he would match up with bigger people, but he did shoot with either hand with a semi-hook. Something our bigs need to work on. Also, he was willing to shoot from 15-20 feet. Played below the rim and looks like he could use a good weight training program.

Would probably be a 4 year player at WVU and, depending on his work ethic, a starter for 2 years.

Agree or disagree?

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We have to continue to redshirt big men.

Every program not getting 5-star bigs redshirts them but WVU

A 5-year kid like Fowler could be a great role player in college, starting or not starting.

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Posted: 3/23/2014 4:42 PM

Re: 2015 PF/C Nate Fowler 


I don't know. Someone who knows coach might be able to say. I would believe that if we got to the point where we didn't need the bodies and thought it would help a player's development, we would do it.
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Posted: 3/23/2014 5:36 PM

RE: 2015 PF/C Nate Fowler 


Bob doesn't redshirt. Ever. He puts pressure on every player to play well or get yanked, and he does that by making every player eligible as a replacement...

The closest I've seen is holding Forsythe out after his 'season ending' injury was getting better

But every other school does it, and it works. Big men are like linemen..... They need a year to build their bodies
“I’ve learned if you don’t know what you’re talking about, keep your mouth shut,” - Marc Bulger
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