Is Lucas Nutt really the starting point guard on a Division I basketball team? Is Dickey Nutt serious? And why is Logan Nutt on the bench? What is he contributing to the team? Does any other non-coach former player just sit in the middle of the bench - in any program? Does any Division I player really want to be part of a team that is coached by a man who gives his own son an absurd amount of unearned PT simply because he's his son? I've heard of tee-ball and church league coaches playing their own kids more than the others, but in college basketball? Division I? Are the Nutts serious?
Coach Nutt took over a program that was a complete mess and in less than three years he has them in a competive situation . Played Mizzou tough on the road even. If Porter wouldn't have gotten hurt they would have about 10 wins. Lucas is a hard worker.
Yeah well so was Rudy but you didn't see him in the starting lineup, did you?
wjb9182 What is your problem? Other than making an a*(*&^ of yourself
I agree that SEMO has made great strides since Nutt has arrived. But Lucas Nutt is not the answer at point guard. Dickey recruits the heck out of these "combo guards", but never tries to upgrade the point guard position. It is what it is, but if you think that Lucas Nutt is a division point guard, you don't know a whole lot about basketball. That being said, it's a heck of a lot of fun to watch nino and stone play this year! Gets some guards to go with them and we'd be a legit contender.
Logan is a Graduate Assistant so just chill. And let's not forget that Lucas LED THE OVC in assist-to-turnover ratio last year. That shows what his role is. He is a floor general and distributor, not a scorer.
It seems clear to me that the people who live on semoball making these comments don't know basketball (dukefan)
Grizz, when you take up for Lucas it cracks me up. Thanks for the laugh.
Do you think Lucas is a legit D-1 defender too? The reason SEMO will struggle at times this year is due to our guard play. We can't pressure the ball at all. If you watch them play, they have to give the guards all kinds of space to try and prevent them from taking it to the hole. Assists and lack of turnovers only take you so far. If you can't prevent the other team from scoring, you will still lose.
grizzfan93 comes to SEMO defense again, trying to sale us on the purpose of some of the terrible D-1 players that SEMO sign and plays.
I'll make the statemnet again it's two point guards in high school right now that I'd sign next season to play in place of those two. One plays for Sikeston and the other plays for Charleston.
I think you're being harsh and unfair to Coach Nutt.
Wouldn't you consider signing C.J. Reese an upgrade at PG, who will be suiting up for the next game? Here's the scoop on him if you're not familiar
Thursday, November 10, 2011
By Marty Mishow ~ Southeast Missourian
A pure point guard who at one time received interest from several Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball programs is headed to Southeast Missouri State.
C.J. Reese, rated among the nation's top 100 high school point guards by ESPN, said Wednesday he signed a letter of intent with Southeast on the opening day of the NCAA's weeklong early signing period.
"I'm pretty excited," Reese said.
Reese, who is listed on various websites as 6 foot 2 and 195 pounds, said he actually is 6-3 and 215.
Reese, a native of Atlanta, is entering his second season at the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn. He averaged 15 points, five assists and four rebounds per game in helping McCallie reach the Division II-AA state championship game last year. It was McCallie's first appearance in a state final.
Reese led Westlake, from the Atlanta area, to the Georgia Class AAAAA state final as a sophomore. He moved to Chattanooga after the school year.
ESPN rates Reese a two-star recruit and the ninth-best player in Tennessee.
Reese said he also was offered scholarships by Western Kentucky, Chattanooga, Tennessee Tech and Florida Atlantic. He said he was set to go on an official visit to Mississippi several weeks ago before canceling that in order to visit Southeast.
Are the Nutts serious? No, they are Nutts.
Nutt could not guard me and I have not touched a ball in years. Thanks for letting me play pops.
I have nothing against the nutts but every press confernce after the game coach nutt has to tell everyone what a good job Lucas does. I think he is a smart player but there is no was from what I've seen that he always has such a great game
He's playing pretty good right now. 22 assists and only 2 turnovers in the last 3 games.
I agree with SemoFan67. Its every conference that he says that about his son, but last night they didn't get on the boards until Smith got in but let the Coach tell it Lucus is doing such a good job!!!
In fairness I agree the his turnover to assist ratio is very good right now. I just see problems with his defense.
Nice thing with Nutt is you know exactly what you're going to get, he's not gonna push it and try winging out a fancy pass, he's gonna get it up there and make the pass he's supposed to, the problem sometimes is his defense. Outplaying the shadow of your father being the coach always takes a little more to be looked upon highly than just normal players. But that's a burden I'm sure Luke well understands about.
I imagine if his last name wasn't the same as the coach's name, people wouldn't care nearly as much about the way he plays.
But it is...
There's no question, the coaching is inadequate and I think even if he wasn't a Nutt people would see the fact that he's not a stellar point guard. That team is a mess, and it's going to get worse.
Same old story - not tough enough, can't rebound, can't defend, can't can't have full effort for entire game, guard play is good with Lucas always having a good game. Either they can't coach to teach rebounding or our "bigs" just don't want to. We certainly have the size and some jumping ability. Other teams crash the offensive boards with almost everyone - most of the time we turn and go down to the other end. Agree, Punky, it is a mess and we are not improving like other teams. Wonder if some of the players have quit on the coach....
You guys seem to forget how bad semo was... Coach Nutt made them relavent in the OVC again and they are a young team they are only going to get better so get a hobby and get off Nutt. He has done an extremely good job and the only problem any of you really have with him is that his son is the starting pg and hes not as bad as you think and they have noone better so get over yourself you dont coach basketball for a reason
My hobby is going to all SEMO games and I travel to do that 240 miles round trip to support the team since 1981. I have nothing against Lucas + he is the best we have at that position. Check what the coach is saying in his press conferences after the game and I am only repeating what he is keeps repeating + did you read today's article on what they were working on? Agree that the program is much better and I do not expect them to win every game + I sat through many games of terrible teams. I think expectations for the team were higher than they are performing + even the coach is saying that. If the coach is not satisfied then I don't I have to be either. GO REDHAWKS!
I got you... They will be better next year
I wish more people from our area could have seen the last two games. SEMO broke the record for the most three pointers in the OVC against Austin Pea and tied the Division I record for most three pointers in a game. Then two days later they placed a butt whoopin on Murray State at Murray on their senior night. And Lucas Nutt did a fantastic job against Cannon who will be playing in the league next year. I am not saying they are the favorites in the OVC tournament because they have to win four games but they have the best chance in the last ten years of the program to be dancing in two weeks. If I was any other team in the OVC I would not want to be playing them right now. Watch the games on the OVC digital network and I imagine you might be shocked.
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