Booker will have a huge game today.
And you all must rep me afterwards.
And I promise this.
Most of this board did not know of Booker 5 years ago. The expectations were formed less than 3 years ago with a lot of data suggesting exactly what we are seeing. Glad we signed him. He has filled his role and is valuable to the team.
He had a nice block which started a break vs. Texas. If we see more of that, then we will see more of Anthony Booker.
I noticed last game that Booker had some horrible body language and mannerisms while on the bench and even when he was on the court. It has to be because of the playing time but we do not need this out of our best post defender. It looked like he didn't want to be there. Hopefully he can shape up.
I sat courtside for the UMKC game. Granted, it was UMKC, but he came in and really gave us a lift on both ends of the floor. UMKC gave KState fits the following week, so they're not "terrible".
I think his thing is getting involved in the offense early and scoring a bucket or two. His energy is totally different. He seems to be the classic case of letting his offense dictate his defensive effort. We'll need him this year in order to get where we all want to go. I hope it starts tonight.
He is a good rebounder and defender. He likes to try to block shots on defense and that is why he gets in foul trouble so often. Offensively he is a good sized body in the low post, but he by no means is as much of a threat as Georges, Percy, or even Ejim. Although he hasn't played a lot the last two games, I have trouble believing he will stay in this limited role the whole season.
Book just needs to figure out his role on this years team, just like Korie did. CFH will get it all straightened out.
I have been surprised his outside shooting ability has not been capitalized by Fred. After Niang, he's the best long-range big man on the team.
I could see it. WV is going to come in banging. We need our big bodies to bang back. We also may find ourselves in foul trouble early. This is the kind of game where we need Booker's minutes. If he can occupy some of their bangers, then it frees up the rest of our guys to do other things.