So this has been discussed on other threads, but I want to give it a thread of its own. What do you think is the best way for the staff to use GZ and his 7 foot tall build, sweet shooting stroke, and extremely pale skin next year?
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I'm not so sure about that... He changed that post awful fast. That's okay though- at least he has the last name right now...
Andre Dawkins -- 2011 Final Four MOP
She laughed at me and said thanks, and then I figured out what she was laughing about. She told me that she just figures that Brian now has a new middle name, because so many people make that same mistake.
This kid has talent. This kid also got absolutely NO breaks this year - from the injury to the refs constantly looking ONLY at his feet and missing all the defensive players pushing him. Going into the last two seasons I keep saying that he can contribute in better ways for us than Zwikker (sp) did at the other school (Zwikker had a good senior campaign). Z needs to be a force but I think Z's biggest issue is with his confidence. I hope he works hard in the off season and gets stronger and works on his footwork. I hope we can get him help with his development as a true Center and he can make a difference in the league next year. He can rebound and he has a decent touch around the basket - HAVE CONFIDENCE Z, your game can get there!
My husband is trying to convince my impressionable sons that there is a place called Zoubekistan and that our beloved center comes from there. He then encourages them to yell after every great play by our beloved center 'Welcome to Zoubekistan!' So far, they are complying.
I'm sure next year we will have many occasions to yell 'Welcome to Zoubekistan!'
This reminds me, what is Brian Koubek up to these days?
I'm confused. So we do have a hidden roster player named Greg Zoubek? Or is he an incoming recruit? Or is he the player that played in Zoubek's place before Zoubek went down with an injury in December not named Zoubek but only referred to as Zoubek? Wait, what?
"Duke is a once in a lifetime opportunity and something you don't pass up on." -Amile Jefferson
Which is what I get for starting a thread like this I suppose...
his biggest problem is his hands...he's very soft with the ball....plus, when he gets an open shot, he's so big, there is obvious indecision regarding dunking it or laying it in (mostly off the backboard)
i thought he had some pretty good minutes down the stretch.....if he works, puts on some body and strengthens his hands......you never know..
I think some people here think we're talking about Brian Zoubek, and not his illegitimate half brother Greg
But it will be interesting to see how Duke's defense will change if he is to play 20 minutes or more a game. He really doesn't fit in with our usual style, but he certainly clogs up the middle for the other team. I'm looking forward to seeing how K adjusts.
His defensive style would be his strength. We don't have to worry about him overplaying and getting burnt on the back door, his physcial presence should be put to use. Keep him around the basket, he must stay out of foul trouble.
That he doesn't bring some defensive skills, but they are different from what we've seen in our big men. How do we handle the screen for the three point shooter (maybe having the line further out helps a little, but still . . .)?
How do we deal with the fact that his man can serve as a release from ball pressure?
I agree with you...he has to be quicker but switching is always an option. If the Tar Heels could have hansburger switching to cover our point guards - we should get by with it.
The debacle that was our season end speaks to our need for toughness, attitude, and leadership among the players. Brian Zoubek is a leader, and his character, work ethic, and communication with his team mates are as important to his success at Duke as his foot work. I saw several times this season when Zoubek, a seemingly quiet bench player, was the vocal player in a team huddle during time outs. He seems unlikely to be a sports center top ten plays regular. But it strikes me that next year he could be a ten and ten guy who makes other people around him better. Why not?