Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nick Jacobs

Really think he would be better off coming to UGA. I am, of course, biased.

Jacobs seems to have enjoyed his time at Florida, so Mark Fox and crew will have to do their best job to reel him in. I share the sentiment of the other people who made comments that the comparison of Nick Jacobs to Udonis Haslem was not a particular compliment to Jacobs.

I'm glad that UGA is in the running to keep the talented players in-state. I await the day when our team will get a good number of early commitments, really be the top choice, instead of one of the finalists.

AJC link.

At the end of the day, there is a lot to be said for playing for your home university in front of all your family and friends. There will be plenty of playing time available at UGA since we are losing Jeremy Price, Chris Barnes and probably Howard Thompkins.

Hoping Jacobs makes the best choice.


Mr. Sanchez said...

How is Haslem not a compliment? He has made a damn good living for a 6'8 C, with a long NBA career, and a pretty successful college career. I bet if Nick Jacobs posted similar numbers over a similar time frame as Haslem did for a home state school (Georgia, we hope) and then for the hometown NBA team (Hawks), both he and I, and countless others, would be extremely satisfied with that outcome.

DaugMan said...

Mr. Sanchez:

I truly do appreciate you reading my comments and challenging me on them when you have a different opinion.

My response to your remark about Udonis Haslem is that a comparison to him may or may not be a compliment, depending on your perspective.

Haslem is the guy who in 2002 fired a basketball into the UGA student section and hit a UGA fan in the face. The student, Jay Ernst, didn't want to make a big deal of the incident, and just wanted an apology. But in my mind, Haslem's action was one of the all-time most classless acts ever to be committed in Stegeman.

Of course, Haslem also slung his mouthpiece at NBA ref Joey Crawford. Although Haslem said he didn't mean to hit Joey, that's just nasty.

I think Haslem was cleared of the felony marijuana possession from this summer, but my point was that from a UGA fan's perspective, Haslem is on the lowest rung. Productive, yes, but he's just kind of slimey, in my book.