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Damn... I felt Jonus got a raw deal here. We were shorthanded in 2006 and he rode the bench anyways. I never saw it as him quitting on the team... what I though is the coach quit on him so he did what was best for him.
What they probably fail to mention in that articles, is that he likely gave up 40 pts on the other end. He was not an SEC caliber player. Way too slow, Alias could probably score 20 on him. He could shoot if he had time to get set and get his shot off.Anyway, I think he quit on the team. If he would have stuck around, he would have played some in SEC play simply because we lacked warm bodies to put on the court. At the very least, he could have waited till the end of the season. Screw him.
I understand what you're saying, DJC. But would you rather have his 3pt% over Riley's considering the stink bomb we are getting out of him on defense?
Just to be argumentative... if Jonus was so incredibly terrible then why were people mad that he quit the team? If it was decided that he was going to ride the pine (and it was decided) then why would anyone care? If his shot was so slow then why didn't we run a couple of plays to get him open looks? No one argues that he was shutdown defensive player, but like Hville said... it's not like we got guys that play defense any better AND shoot well from beyond the arc.
I would argue that as bad as Riley's defense is at times, it's still MUCH better than Jonus. As to why people were upset...we lost Chuck Davis to injury and had several others transfer out. Despite the fact that he sucked, he would have gotten SOME playing time. It's not the fact that he transferred that pissed me off, it was the timing of it. You just don't leave in the middle of the season. Also, his daddy's comments about his "future pro career" were laughable.
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