Originally Posted by Mr. Plow
While I'm excited as the next guy, the transition from high school basketball to a college like KU is a huge leap. It takes time to adjust for the majority of players.
It does! Just like Middle School Ball to Varsity ball, you have a Freshman & JV teams to play your way into the Varsity level. It takes a special talent to go from MS to varsity HS BB unless the varsity team really does suck.
My grandson was expected by many of local fans and citizens to play Varsity to start the year off, didn't happen. I knew it was a Hugh Hugh step for him, go from 7th grade to varsity is NUTS.
As an 8th grader this year, the coaches have brought him along very well, starting every Fr. & JV games and playing sparingly on varsity until of late. The last 5 games he's been a starter on varsity, but you could tell he was no way ready to start the year. I can clearly see now he can play with the big boys, but he needs some weight gain and strength.
FTR, the last 3 games he's averaging 15 pts & 9 boards, not bad for young'n.
Just have to keep him hungry and humble!