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  1. I was saying that this past season there were no “special local teams” that could’ve competed with MVA.
  2. There’s not a single team in Texas that would’ve beaten Montverde this past year.
  3. Like CC, he would be conference player of the year right now. Kids like that are on a different level. He’s 7’2 and would be by far the most skilled player in the conference. Just a different atmosphere of talent. And yes, he is just 17.
  4. I think if everyone in the discussion were familiar with the players and talent on Montverde’s roster, they would understand the gap in ability.
  5. Just think about this. If Cade Cunningham wasn’t forced to play college basketball, odds are he would declare for the NBA draft where he would be a top 5 pick. Instead of just labeling him as an inexperienced high schooler, think of him that way. I don’t want to take anything away from SFA because I saw them play and they are very good and very well coached. We’re just talking about two different calibers of talent. Obviously CC is not Lebron but would you be making this same argument against Lebron’s HS team? Just because he was 18?
  6. You’re 100% accurate. Experience definitely makes a huge difference. Talent also matters. If we took MVA’s players when they are 20-22 and matched them against SFA they would win by 40 points or more. Experience is the only reason this is an argument to begin with.
  7. I completely agree. They best college basketball team would have zero chance against the worst NBA team. The NBA is filled the the most elite basketball talent across the world. In the SFA vs. Montverde topic. MVA has multiple guys that will play in the NBA one day and SFA has none. College big men would struggle against Tucker because he is one of the best 300 basketball players in the world, not just because of experience.
  8. The point I was trying to make is that the rockets can use small ball effectively because it creates mismatches from the quickness of the lineup. They run a 5 out set and rely on their two star guards to create. Why running PJ tucker works is because he draws the big out of the paint because his corner three ball draws respect and attention. He’s also quick enough to drive by most bigs on close outs. SFA’s big is a liability on offense so he would just be a mismatch with no benefit on the offensive end. Also to your point, the NBA today hardly ever feeds bigs down low. A lot of NBA bigs don’t even have polished post skills. Most are either rim running athletic bigs or stretch bigs.
  9. Yes, Cade was a lock to OK State months before he committed. I will give credit to their coaching staff because they brought in a few more really nice players as well. Should be a great year for Oklahoma State basketball next year.
  10. What the Rockets do is a little different because they don’t run a big man. They play 5 guards/wings and use the speed and quickness of the small ball lineup to their advantage. SFA doesn’t play this way. Their pure 5 man is 6’6 and not quick. He’s very strong and plays really hard, but he is not quick at all. He’s very good at what he does and he works very well in the Southland because there’s not too much size in the conference as a whole. MVA’s center, Day’Ron Sharpe, is taller, just as strong, and runs the floor like a guard. It is a matchup nightmare for SFA especially with CC who is a smart PG and will find the mismatch every play.
  11. Exactly. You have to actually look at the talent on the roster instead of assuming that they have certain limitation just because they are a HS team. I would bet that in a few years when Cade Cunningham is established in the league, the opinions on the conversation will change.
  12. You are looking at what SFA did this year and not looking at the matchups. No offense to SFA’s big but a slow 6’6 big man can’t stay on the floor with future NBA bigs. Also, you can’t name one player on SFA’s entire roster that can guard a 6’7 point guard that will be in the mix for the #1 pick in the 2021 NBA draft. No discredit to what SFA accomplished this season. They play very hard and are very well coached. But when you put them on the same floor with guys who could play in the NBA right now, their talent can’t stack up. I’m not saying they have no shot, but it would be an upset, just like against Duke.
  13. I watched every single Southland team play this year at least once if not twice. I can safely say that Monteverde would beat every team in the conference. Take SFA, the best team in the conference by far. Their big man is about 6’6-6-7, 260 lbs. In pick and rolls he cannot possible guard MVA’s quick bigs. MVA is also coached by a HS coaching legend, Kevin Boyle, who could be at a plethora of Power 5 schools if he wanted to be. He is a good enough coach to immediately see that mismatch and score at will. The matchups just aren’t there even for the most dominant team in the conference. Also worth noting, Cade Cunningham runs that show and he may be 18 years old but had the body AND mind of a 25 year old.
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