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SF Justin Ahrens (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by wadc45, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    Do the numbers based on minutes per game and it will be much different. I was looking at his stats vs the best in country this year and he's way under the leaders in minutes. Buckeye depth and the rotation happening will never let him get that many minutes so unless he starts firing like DWJ, please don't, he'll never come close in that regard. Where it stands now, it's Diebler and Ahrens for me as top 2 and I could win with either of those guys on the trigger.
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    MARVYMARV14 Senior

    I seem to remember 2 other buckeyes in distant memory who had at least one season as buckeyes shooting the 3 ball on fire...and that would be Jamar Butler and Jekel Foster...I think both did it in their Sr seasons just too lazy to look up the numbers each player had but I believe both were mid 40s or higher in percentage
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  3. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Damn Foster was on fire and then went ICE COLD
  4. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Nobody's close to Diebler yet if you look at it from an overall career standpoint. Ahrens could close the gap quite a bit if he keeps this up another year and a half, but Diebs did quite a bit more his first two seasons, and rarely left the court so the volume is always gonna be higher.
  5. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    Back-to-back-to-back triples pretty much sealed it tonight. Hell of a bounce back after starting off o-fer.
  6. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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  7. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    Shooters shoot. He didnt quite look right in the first half and forced a couple which isnt like him.

    When it was on the line he was fucking Chris Kyle sniping Hawkeyes without mercy
  8. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Kevin Warren is an ass

  9. calibuck

    calibuck Too soon old, too late smart

    Glad to see Ahrens not quitting on his shot, and that when the game was on the line, he buried all three of them. Saw a bit of 'i don't want to take the shot' passes. But Justin, and Duane made them when they counted. Also wanted to shout out Justin's defense. He looks like a completely different defender than he was last year, or even early this year. He's still not in Muhammad's league, but much, much better, moving his feet to get in front of his man, forcing him to pass it off. Keep it up, Justin.
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  10. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Kevin Warren is an ass

    I think he knows that if he does not put forth a great deal of effort playing defense that his offensive skills are not going to keep him on the court by themselves. I am pretty sure Holtmann has made that pretty clear to Justin.
  11. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    Loved the on-ball steal he got when we were down a couple early on as well. Shot not falling? Ok, do it on Defense until it does. Awesome
  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    “His confidence is through the roof,” Seth Towns said two weeks ago. “He's one of the best shooters in the country, in my opinion, and he's showing that.”
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  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    This season, Ahrens has finally improved enough defensively that he can be relied upon to play big minutes. He is no longer a liability on one side of the court, meaning Holtmann trusts him enough to leave the junior out there in more than just situations where the Buckeyes need to score.

    The results are evident. Since the end of December, Ahrens has averaged 23.5 minutes per game, scoring 9.5 points per outing on 46.8 percent shooting from three-point range. If you look at the eight games since he’s been a starter for the Scarlet and Gray, Ahrens' numbers increase to 10 points per game on 49.8 percent shooting in 25.8 minutes per contest, including two games where he’s been on the court for 30 or more minutes.

    While no one will confuse Ahrens for a lockdown defender, he has improved enough to earn those consistent minutes. He is no longer a player the other team can target defensively, meaning he can stay on the court and do what he does best on the other side of the ball.

    “His attention to detail has been good,” Holtmann said. “He’s been a talker, a communicator, in the scouting report, he’s had a high level of attention to detail. He did not have that his first year. He did not have that his first year and a half. He just didn’t. He understands that if he’s going to be a good defender, a defender that can be out on the floor for consistent minutes, he has to be an elite team defender. That’s what he’s gotta continue to do.”
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  14. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    So happy for Justin. Kid works his ass off and he's seeing the results. Could've easily transferred like so many before him but he stuck it out and now look at him. Playing major minutes for a top 5 squad and he's only a Junior!
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  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Justin Ahrens, Jr., Hospitality Management
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