Gesell really stepped up today

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by HawkeyeHypnosis, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. HawkeyeHypnosis

    HawkeyeHypnosis Well-Known Member

    5-10, 1 rebound, 6 assists, 11 points. He was getting to the rim aggressively, only once did I feel he should have passed out of a layup and that was after his steal and fast break. But excellent game for Mike.
     
  2. Makavelihawk

    Makavelihawk Well-Known Member

    Love Mike's game.
     
  3. WindsorHawk

    WindsorHawk Well-Known Member

    I thought he made a couple of bad decisions in the 1st half on the offensive end but that's not a big deal. He was great on offense in the 2nd half especially and his defense was outstanding all day. He's turning into a very good defender...by moving his feet not mugging like Craft and others.
     
  4. uihawk82

    uihawk82 Well-Known Member

    Yep, only 1 turnover, moved the ball well in offensive end of course, some very nice assists.

    I have liked him from day one and he just makes smart plays.
     
  5. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    Gesell was awesome today. And to think just a few weeks ago I was more -meh- than -awe-. Not down on him, just thought that others should step it up more. Bad me. MG has been oMG lately.
     
  6. meaning

    meaning Well-Known Member

    I've been hugely impressed with Gessell lately. Seems like he found that extra gear -- or maybe I just started noticing.

    What's that old refrain about guard play in the tournament?

    I'm glad we'll get to watch him for another couple years.
     
  7. WindsorHawk

    WindsorHawk Well-Known Member

    And by his senior year other teams in the Big 10 will be saying "He's still there? It seems like he's been at Iowa for 6 years."
     
  8. meaning

    meaning Well-Known Member

    I hope so.

    I've been saying that about Payne, Craft and probably some other players I hate.
     
  9. wundergrape

    wundergrape Well-Known Member

    Mikey G is criminally underrated by media and fans.
     
  10. ChosenChildren

    ChosenChildren Well-Known Member

    Developing into a great, great Big Ten guard. He really was huge today against a very tough NW team on the road
     
  11. HawksMN

    HawksMN Well-Known Member

    Northwestern aint tough.
     
  12. Hawknick

    Hawknick Banned

    Gasell > Craft the hack any day of the week
     
  13. Hawk1960

    Hawk1960 Well-Known Member

    No doubt. Good to see him healthy … he's much more explosive on the drive this year and handling the ball as well as any point guard in the Big Ten.
     
  14. metahawk

    metahawk Well-Known Member

    NW isn't as talented, would be the better description. Their defense is "tough" by design which helped in their mini win-streak until today. Knocking down NW's slowdown on their own washed-out purple court is a good thing to see either way.
     
  15. BlacknGold19

    BlacknGold19 Well-Known Member

    I second that motion
     
  16. WindsorHawk

    WindsorHawk Well-Known Member

    I feel this way about Harris and he's only half way through his sophomore season...glad he's leaving after this year.
     
  17. RocknRollface

    RocknRollface Well-Known Member

    Remember when he got blocked and missed a couple layups against Wisconsin and people actually suggested he stop attacking the basket....that was beyond stupid.
     
  18. tm3308

    tm3308 Well-Known Member

    I think most people said he needed to pick his spots better, which he's definitely done lately. He isn't forcing shots.
     
  19. PalmettoHawkFan

    PalmettoHawkFan Well-Known Member

    gesell takes care of the ball and has been better at finding people the last few games, but he's still getting through the learning curve. he's tentative and doesn't make good decisions on the break, and isn't getting the team into the half court offense fluidly.

    his a/to rate is spectacular and his d is a lot better than people give him credit for.

    how he plays over the second half of the B1G is crucial for his development -- he needs to be the guy who makes the team click next year.
     
  20. glidinghawk

    glidinghawk Well-Known Member

    I think he'll be playing better in March than he is now. And he is playing very well now. Anthony Clemmons will also be playing better in March, much better.

    That's why Iowa will make a deep run in The Dance.
     
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