JT - Leader

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by revkev73, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. revkev73

    revkev73 Well-Known Member

    Article from Hawk Central (I think) is about JT from NY getting more time and opportunities now that JB is down and others have moved on from the Iowa program. What is interesting is his talk about being a leader, saying what needs to be said, getting the most from his team, and his coach talking about JT's toughness. How often has such leadership talk been a part of Iowa's team? How often do we hear about toughness or lack of it from Iowa players? I am getting excited to see how this new NY style player and personality will change the Iowa-think of the past years. Or, how his leadership might be challenged and rejected? Sometimes a new player can be a catalyst of change if the coaches and other players allow it and buy into it. I, for one, am excited about the new team and the intensity and snark they can bring now that other "personalities" are no longer in the picture. JB's surgery is certainly bad news but it might allow a new team to emerge more easily.
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  2. ArvadaHawk

    ArvadaHawk Well-Known Member

    you want your pg to be your leader. as a FR, though, JT needs to perform first, before the team will consider him legit. that's the way it's gonna be most times in sports. but this is exactly why i think fran must give JT every chance to take over the pg spot this season, because we need the pg to be the team leader.
  3. JG10Hawk

    JG10Hawk Well-Known Member

  4. Tierney

    Tierney Well-Known Member

    I think the guy can adapt pretty quickly. The big thing is can he shoot over seventy percent from the free throw line his first year. He should have plenty of talent around him.
  5. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

  6. JG10Hawk

    JG10Hawk Well-Known Member

    Mashburn is definitely a name I hadn't heard in a long time. That dude could score.
  7. SomersHawk

    SomersHawk Well-Known Member

    That article sure says the things a guy wants to hear and it sounds like the potential is there for him to be just what we are craving. How can one of the very best players from NYC not be really, REALLY good? Can't imagine a year ever going by where elite talent isn't produced in a city of what, a BILLION people? I can't wait to see what he's got and hope we stole one that was just flying under the radar.
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  8. Chickenlounge

    Chickenlounge Well-Known Member

  9. Tierney

    Tierney Well-Known Member

    I think Toussaint will be pretty good as long as he doesn't over think everything.
  10. revkev73

    revkev73 Well-Known Member

    He wants to be a leader, he wants to play defense...win/win
  11. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    Potentially. Words are easy, backing them up is a little tougher. It's also tricky to come in as a Freshman and come on too strong...gotta win your teammates confidence. Let's hope JT comes in ready to work and leads by example.
  12. revkev73

    revkev73 Well-Known Member

    Iowa's roster has needed a PG to push them and hold them accountable. It has been a glaring need: complacency, softness, coasting, jogging, watching, have prevailed. It will be easier with Moss, Cook, JB out of the picture. New players to mold and those that are returning, seem to be the more willing type, IMHO. Will see. I am hoping he will "bring it" on the court to match his words, such an attitude is infectious.
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  13. trj

    trj Well-Known Member


    I stated the same thing about JW last year, knowing you belong and can play at this level is half the battle. You could see from the very first game that JW wasn't afraid and I don't think this kid will be either.

    That being said I need to see JT play at this level to get a feel for where his game is at. I can project, but I need to see it.
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  14. revkev73

    revkev73 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps he will have a new team and new nick name..."Five Hour Energy"
  15. WindsorHawk

    WindsorHawk Well-Known Member

    He’s confident which is good. He’s smart enough to know Jordan is an invaluable resource which he is really good. And it looks and sounds like he can play.
  16. atomicblue224

    atomicblue224 Well-Known Member

    I think Mikey likes this guy![​IMG]
  17. Tierney

    Tierney Well-Known Member

    Hopefully, the combination of Evelyn and Toussaint will be the ten hour energy. I enjoy watching Bohannon, but with his hip injury he can't move like Evelyn and Toussaint.