mickjagger
oldballcoach1 wrote:
I think it is way too early to throw the towel in on Tai Strickland.  His sample size was really small from this year.  With his lack of time, he would have benefitted from taking a red-shirt.  His strength is getting to the basket, but maybe more so as a solid defender.  He has the size and strength to be able to compete with the point guards the Badgers see.  Before he is done, I think he will be fine.
Sorry, coach, but Badger freshman reserve point guard Tai Stickland has decided to his game elsewhere.  Strickland's departure concerns me only from the standpoint of how it may affect the Badgers' depth next season.

I posted somewhere on here, in the past week, my concerns about Strickland.  In his short stints on the court this past season, I saw a me-first player who often appeared to be playing his own game instead of staying within the scheme of the Badger offense.  Reminded me at times of former UW guard Traevon Jackson, who liked to go solo at times, seemingly shooting simply for the sake of shooting.

Trice & Davison claim Strickland gave them fits in practice, defensively.  But I had a sense Strickland, a Tampa, FL native, didn't quite fit in and likely was unhappy with his limited playing time especially in Big Ten play.

Hopefully, for his sake, he lands at a school where his expectations for himself are matched by those of his new team.

Full Story:   
https://247sports.com/college/wisconsin/Article/Wisconsin-basketball-Tai-Strickland-opts-to-leave-Wisconsin-will-transfer-130556086/
Wisconsin Sports Network Hall of Fame Inductee, 2012
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gstacy
I really liked his game and I think he will do well wherever he ends up. Wish him well. I thought he deserved more pt but, I do with a lot of incoming frosh, I do not believe in the freshman sitting rule one bit.
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thecrackerjack
mickjagger wrote:
Sorry, coach, but Badger freshman reserve point guard Tai Stickland has decided to his game elsewhere.  Strickland's departure concerns me only from the standpoint of how it may affect the Badgers' depth next season.

I posted somewhere on here, in the past week, my concerns about Strickland.  In his short stints on the court this past season, I saw a me-first player who often appeared to be playing his own game instead of staying within the scheme of the Badger offense.  Reminded me at times of former UW guard Traevon Jackson, who liked to go solo at times, seemingly shooting simply for the sake of shooting.

Trice & Davison claim Strickland gave them fits in practice, defensively.  But I had a sense Strickland, a Tampa, FL native, didn't quite fit in and likely was unhappy with his limited playing time especially in Big Ten play.

Hopefully, for his sake, he lands at a school where his expectations for himself are matched by those of his new team.

Full Story:   
https://247sports.com/college/wisconsin/Article/Wisconsin-basketball-Tai-Strickland-opts-to-leave-Wisconsin-will-transfer-130556086/


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mickjagger


I honestly don't know why people continue to hate on Trae Jackson.
I don't hate on Trae Jackson.  As I recall, he was a high-character, good guy.  I just didn't like his selfish style of play at times.  If one was an avid follower of the Badges at the time, one could easily predict when Jackson was going to jack up a 15-footer, with little or no regard for what the rest of the offense was running.  He'd dribble around at the top of the key, hunting his shot and eventually end up at the right or left elbow launching  a jumper, which unfortunately only went in about 30% of the time.  It was like " everyone else is getting their shots, now it's my turn."  Drove me crazy, 'cuz it was so easy to see it developing.  I was so happy when Koening finally became the starting point guard and Jackson was relegated to coming of the bench.
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gstacy
Could hate on any player since we haven't won it all since 1941.
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