Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Trey Zeigler is transferring

Jamie Dixon has announced that Trey Zeigler is transferring from the team.  The acquisition was considered a coup for the Panthers when the 6'4" Zeigler transferred from Central Michigan, but it was apparent this season that he was not a good fit for what the Panthers were trying to do.  The program now has three available scholarships for next season.

11 comments:

  1. Thats a surprise.... why? He has 1 more year of eligibility. It' not like he is an NBA talent or even an overseas talent!!

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    1. In retrospect, he would have been better off sitting out this past season as most D-1 transfers do, rather than pursue the waiver that was approved for him.

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  2. Dixon's going to have a lot scholarships to play with....he needs to knock the next recruiting class out of the park. If he doesn't, then this program has definitely plateaued and has probably seen its best days.

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  3. Meh...whatever. He was a turnover machine and awful at the free throw line. The loss is mainly depth.

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  4. Zeigler was a scoring machine at central Michigan. 16 ppg overall average. Scored 1011 points in two seasons. What happened? This is a classic example of defense first in the JD system. The elite players don't want to play in this system. Offense is their forte. I'm afraid the best talent will look at other opportunities and we are destined to get the average players as we have. Maybe every now and then get lucky with a gem.

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    1. And how good was Central Michigan when he was there?
      Here's a hint: the coach got fired.

      Newsflash: If a player scores 16 points, but is responsible for letting the other team score 20, he's not doing real well.

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    2. Seriously??!! Did you watch Zeigler play?? He was completely overmatched against high D-1 talent. He has no handle, he has no outside shot, he is atrocious from the line, he's a turnover machine and he was barely adequate on D. You take enough shots in the MAC and you'll average 16 ppg.

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    3. The larger point by Anonymous at 7:47 p.m. is right on the money. It is defense-first in the Dixon system, and elite players don't want to play a style of basketball like that because it does not showcase their talents. When your ex-players start bashing you on twitter that is not good.

      The coach who is absolutely stuck in his old school ways now enjoys the most job security of any employee at the university.

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    4. How true. And how sad.

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  5. Nothing complicated here. Seems Jamie also saw what many of us quickly realized about Ziegler... NOT AS ADVERTISED.

    The question is "How could Jamie be so wrong about this kid?"

    PittofDreams

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    1. He seems to be wrong about more kids than he is right about lately. Let's hope the 2 potential studs coming in the fall, plus any JUCO's or late bloomers he snags this spring start to reverse the trend.

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