Chet Holmgren

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for those who haven’t seen what the hype is all about:

 

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Looking forward to Holmgren taking the College Basketball World by storm next season! Holmgren and Timme = deadly Big Men for the Zags.
 

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I'm intrigued to see how Chet fares in the college game. Hopefully, he puts a bit of good weight on his frame. It really does seem like Durant is a reasonable player comparison.

Here's a year-old highlight of Chet crossing up Steph Curry during a high school camp pickup game. There's some serious 'cope' in the comments section from the NBA fanboys.
 

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That looks like an NBA All Star taking on good high school kids. Just needs to avoid being cheapshotted.
 

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this young man has a chance to be a very special player. his combination of skills, agility, and length is unique. the only question is whether he will be able to gain enough strength to be effective as he progresses to higher, more physical levels of play.

please view the two videos on the link below to observe the wide ranging abilities of this unique player.

https://mobile.twitter.com/DraftExpress/status/1392115196555059203
 

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here’s a very well done profile piece on Holmgren:

https://www.theringer.com/2021/11/1...ren-gonzaga-freshman-draft-prospect-body-type

a snippet: What if Holmgren just doesn’t bulk up? What if this is the way his body is supposed to be, and adding weight would mess with his speed and make him more prone to injuries? Holmgren has emerged as a bewildering offensive force and spectacular rim protector not just in spite of his frame, but in many ways because of it. His agility is one of his greatest assets, and he routinely blocks players who thought they had open looks after pushing him around. What if he thrives by breaking the mold instead of conforming?
 

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Watching Gonzaga v San Diego tonight. Holmgren is so impressive. I like his cool demeanor on the court. I’m not worried about his frame. He will gradually get bigger, but he’s probably a Kevin Durant body type. That won’t keep him from being successful.
 

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last night Chet put on an absolutely dominant performance against a short-handed BYU team. in 28 minutes, the potential #1 overall pick in the NBA draft had game-highs of 20 points (9-14 shooting, 2-5 from three-point range), 17 rebounds, 6 assists, and 5 blocks. he also added a steal and only committed 2 turnovers.

he is adjusting to the more physical college game and becoming the force many expected him to be, despite his thin frame.
 

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https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2022/feb/07/gonzagas-chet-holmgren-sweeps-weekly-wcc-awards/

The most productive week of Chet Holmgren’s freshman season helped Gonzaga pick up a road sweep of San Diego and there were more rewards in store for the 7-footer on Monday morning.

Holmgren was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week, along with the Freshman of the Week, after scoring 43 points, grabbing 29 rebounds, blocking nine shots and dishing out seven assists in a 92-62 win over San Diego Thursday at Jenny Craig Pavilion and a 90-57 win over BYU Saturday at the Marriott Center.

He was also named the Lute Olson National Player of the Week by CollegeInsider.com.

It was the eighth WCC Freshman of the Week honor for Holmgren this season, but the first time the Minnesota native has been recognized Player of the Week ...

Forty-eight hours later, Holmgren scored 20 points against BYU and pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds. He also matched a season-high with six assists and blocked five shots – his second-highest block total in a game this season. Holmgren became the fifth Division I player since 2010 to assemble at least 20 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and five blocks in a game.

Holmgren’s 14.6 points per game now rank sixth in the WCC and the freshman continues to lead the conference in rebounds per game (9.2), blocks per game (3.4) and field goal percentage (64.2). He’s also shooting 46.3% from three-point range this season and has made 18-of-30 (60%) during WCC games.
 

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Evan Miyakawa, a statistician and basketball-loving super-nerd, has developed an analytics-based metric to evaluate players.

okay, so what?

well, it’s very interesting for our guys ...

Chet Holmgren has recently climbed to the top of his national player rankings, which are said to be adjusted for strength of opposition faced even down to the individual matchups.

what’s especially interesting from a Caste perspective is the disproportionate representation of “overachieving, blue collar, hard working gym rats” at the top of the rankings. 6 of his national-top 10 are our guys: Holmgren 1, Drew Timme (also of Gonzaga) 2, Azoulis Tubelis (Arizona) 6, Matthew Mayer (Baylor’s only White player) 7, Zach Edey (Purdue) 9, Grayson Murphy (Belmont) 10.

we all know “dat maf beez rayciss n sheeyut,” but this is ridiculous! LOL. it’s as if objectively measurable data reveals that White athletes are at least competitive with their darker-hued peers. “weird, huh?”

i’m linking the Holmgren article as well as the Twitter thread of the super nerd below for additional perusal for anyone interested.

https://fansided.com/betsided/posts...gas-chet-holmgren-naismith-player-of-the-year

https://mobile.twitter.com/evanmiya/status/1490330630206459911
 

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Holmgren has been named as one of four finalists for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year. he has also been named as a second-team AP All-American (along with teammate Drew Timme).

i find it interesting ... Gonzaga only plays two White athletes this season (and they’ve not been recruiting many either), but they are their two best players. perhaps Gonzaga shouldn’t forget what made them so great in the first place: a bunch of hungry, underrated White cats who were tough as nails.
 

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Chet is now the top player on the odds-on national championship favorite! It's a big stage for him, so let's see some action!
 

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the hype around Holmgren is likely insufficient to what it should be. his game is unique, a word that is obviously overused by the talking heads. but in this case, it is fitting. he is literally doing things that have never been done before on the basketball court. see here:

https://mobile.twitter.com/espnstatsinfo/status/1504593776597217284

for complete info, in his first game of the NCAA Tourney, Holmgren finished with 19 points (8-13 shooting), 17 rebounds, 7 blocks, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 0 turnovers in 29 minutes.
 

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moderators, will you please move this thread to the NBA page? thanks.

 
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