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    Default No hype for Jonas Valanciunas? 26-24

    http://latvia2011.fiba.com//pages/en...5194/game.html

    it's hard to not get excited about the kid when he throws down 26 points and grabs 24 boards in the quarter finals. He was a beast against poland.

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    its only against under 19 comp

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    Yes, and he's been crushing them all.

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    Quote Hassan wrote: View Post
    its only against under 19 comp
    i don't get that reasoning. If someone was dominating NCAA, they would all be like "oohhh that guy is so good, blah blah blah". It's NCAA kids dominating OTHER NCAA KIDS...and JV is a 19 year old, dominating OTHER 19 year olds. Therefore, to diminish his accomplishments just because he's facing other kids who are 19 is unvalid.

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    wowwww nice link i am loving the emotion me thats the only thing that makes me believe he can be someone

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    Quote zulfi wrote: View Post
    i don't get that reasoning. If someone was dominating NCAA, they would all be like "oohhh that guy is so good, blah blah blah". It's NCAA kids dominating OTHER NCAA KIDS...and JV is a 19 year old, dominating OTHER 19 year olds. Therefore, to diminish his accomplishments just because he's facing other kids who are 19 is unvalid.
    Very Valid point Zulfi. Glad you typed that.

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    He looks like the camping the key on every single possession and not getting called for the 3-second.

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    Quote Hassan wrote: View Post
    its only against under 19 comp
    yes, and how old is he again?

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    Quote ChrisR wrote: View Post
    yes, and how old is he again?
    he turned 19 not too long ago.

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    Date of birth May 6, 1992 (age 19)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonas_V...4%8Di%C5%ABnas

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    Quote Prime wrote: View Post
    He looks like the camping the key on every single possession and not getting called for the 3-second.
    You're allowed to do that in FIBA rules but only on defense.

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    I can't help but get the feeling that BC was on to something as I'm reading these numbers. The feeling that something good will happen soon like the feeling after a great trade...

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    "against poland"

    lol!

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    Quote nubreed000 wrote: View Post
    "against poland"

    lol!
    And what of good NCAA players performances versus weak NCAA programs?

    Or what of a good NBA player's performance against a weaker team?

    I guess they don't count either and should not be used to evaluate a player's worth.

    In fact any performance that is not against NBA competition - and not just NBA competition, but All-Star competition - should be considered baseless and dismissed.

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    If you did not notice, Poland beat Croatia, Argentina, Russia and I believe that their u18 squad won the european championships last year, so their u19 squad is stacked with some of those players. In this tournament they are a very formidable opponent. They don't have name recognition, but they play well as a team.\

    EDIT: They also had a pretty big boy 7'1 at Center against Val
    Last edited by MyMomLovesMe; Sun Jul 10th, 2011 at 01:04 PM.

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    poland was one of the best teams in the tourney.
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