Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Author Topic: What if I told you Devonaire Doutrive was going to be our best player?  (Read 794 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline WILDcatAZfan

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7728
  • Karma: 432
    • Players Program U
What if?

https://twitter.com/playersprogramu/status/1181839163487686656



Online KansasCityCats

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1314
  • Karma: 150
  • BTFD
Re: What if I told you Devonaire Doutrive was going to be our best player?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 05:28:43 AM »
Loving the gold jersey; the effort is always there from DD.

I realistically think he needs another year to develop his ballhandling and decision-making skills...especially considering the fact that he could have the ball in his hands often if/when Nico gets into foul trouble.

We'll see how he does.  There is a big opportunity with Barcello & B-Will missing from the court this year.  Go get 'em, DD.

Online PBCatfan

  • Supporter
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 585
  • Karma: 69
Re: What if I told you Devonaire Doutrive was going to be our best player?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2019, 05:53:41 AM »
Excited to see DD ball out this year. Our backcourt is finally back to Zona Standards. After this year we might have to debate if Nico and DD were better than TJ and Nick J. Can the season get here already letís goo!!

Offline hamster

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 29
  • Karma: 4
  • Tell All Fellow UofA Fans To Check Out PlayersProgramU
Re: What if I told you Devonaire Doutrive was going to be our best player?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2019, 07:08:44 AM »
Some of you put way too much stock into scrimmage play.

Love DD, but he's not going to be our best player.

Offline GoCatZ

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1354
  • Karma: 82
  • Don't forget to add an Avatar pic to your profile.
Re: What if I told you Devonaire Doutrive was going to be our best player?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 07:36:41 AM »
Then that would mean Smith would get less PT, which would be the best thing that could ever happen. Maybe he will play tough hard nose Defense and Miller will give him 25 minutes a game to shine.

Offline Bkatt

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 119
  • Karma: 17
  • Tell All Fellow UofA Fans To Check Out PlayersProgramU
Re: What if I told you Devonaire Doutrive was going to be our best player?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2019, 08:49:05 AM »
IF DD continues to get the "Gold Jersey", it would be weird if he didn't start.

Online Little George

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2297
  • Karma: 113
Re: What if I told you Devonaire Doutrive was going to be our best player?
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2019, 09:17:16 AM »
You could see the potential last year with his athletism but the ball/body control just was not there. He has added strength and experience as well as coaching to get him where he is. It is NO surprise to me that he has improved so much.

With our current roster, who would start in front of him? Also, does it really matter if he is our sixth man? I remember some really good guys coming off the bench for us over the years. JT was one that stands out immediately in my mind, but others as well. Eugene Edgarson is another that played with heart off the bench.

Online Deb

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 11
  • Karma: 7
  • BEARDOWN
Re: What if I told you Devonaire Doutrive was going to be our best player?
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2019, 09:20:36 AM »
Good to hear he is killing it in practice. Love that kid's energy, he oozes potential. He alone won us a game last year - and wins were mighty hard to come by. If it translates to in-game production, and miller lets him go - I, for one will be happy, esp if he digs into Smith's minutes.

Online Liquidated

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1421
  • Karma: -735
  • Tell All Fellow UofA Fans To Check Out PlayersProgramU
Re: What if I told you Devonaire Doutrive was going to be our best player?
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2019, 12:07:03 PM »
 Our backcourt is finally back to Zona Standards. 

This is where you loose me. We have heard this literally every year since Miller has been here or thinks like Miller finally has a 'true' PG. And yet somehow (TJ excepted) its never quite true. Case(s) in point... Mannion might be = Bibby...but is Hazzard = Simon and is DD =Terry?  OR If Mannion = Stoudamire, is Hazzard= Reeves and DD = Mills?

I do think the TJ/Johnson comparison will be fun.
"How does this guy still have his job?! That makes no sense...the world is getting nuked around him and Sean Miller is still there..."  - Mark Titus

Online Liquidated

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1421
  • Karma: -735
  • Tell All Fellow UofA Fans To Check Out PlayersProgramU
Re: What if I told you Devonaire Doutrive was going to be our best player?
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2019, 12:08:48 PM »
I do totally think DD could be our best player, especially early in the season. Other than the superstars, the best player often changes mid season due to development and injuries (god forbid) etc...
"How does this guy still have his job?! That makes no sense...the world is getting nuked around him and Sean Miller is still there..."  - Mark Titus

 





Since: 6/19/2017