UVa Players NBA Draft Chat

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I think this is a really good fit for Trey. Wizards need shooting and any kind of length on the perimeter.

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Trey Murphy *perhaps moving up to the lottery…https://twitter.com/Mike_Schmitz/status/1420032838410326040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1420032838410326040%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fbleacherreport.com%2Fnba-draft

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Wow this was awesome and unexpected!

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MORE OF THIS PLEASE. INJECT THIS INTO MY VEINS (and also send this video to Caleb Foster and Julian Phillips thanks).

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Fyi- Here is NBAdraft.net’s assessment of Trey.

https://www.nbadraft.net/players/trey-murphy/

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That video is huge. That should quiet some of the “CTB doesn’t market/do social media” talk for a bit.

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We need to have whoever does the UVA football instagram and social media take over for bball

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GIVE. ME. MORE!!!

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After re-reading the *Negatives, they are mostly EASILY explained based on the UVA system in which he was a perimeter player so he would run back on defense vs. be in the paint to grab rebounds. For people to NOT acknowledge that perimeter players *even if they are 6’9 are not normally going to grab a lot of rebounds, just shows lack of understanding. Trey *can’t be everywhere at once.

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Hey @BDragon as I’m sure You know, I think the UVa Bball team can have one piece of video content added per week, social media wise. I think having a consistent schedule like that isn’t too taxing.

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How I feel after that video (timestamped)

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Of course they could do that. But honestly, if that’s all they were doing, one post a week, I’d advise them not to even bother in my professional opinion. It requires more work than that if they want to make a legit profile online. that generates traction and engagement.

I’d obviously like to see them do more because the videos are cool and they get me jazzed up. The question comes down to is it needed and is the lack of production hurting the product? If the comparison is the football team does it, then I rather the football team never do a social media post and constantly finish above .500.

While I’m in the digital strategy business, I don’t market to kids, so I admittedly don’t know how much the post help or hurt recruiting.

I understand your point, and like you want more videos b/c they are cool and they show a bit of the human element, and maybe more than once per week is ideal. I would separate the product on the court/field from the product on social media as they are both two different jobs. One is the actual sport which includes the Coaching, and the other is “Media” which is someone else’s job. As a matter of fact the media aspect doesn’t even have to include TB or any of the players actually *involved or *interacting with the camera crew etc. Unlike today’s video the media can be filming a bit of scrimmage, practice, TB on the road, the guys out at a favorite restaurant etc. and other ideas.

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For sure I would hope we don’t see CTB popping in for routine Tik Toks. @PhonyBennett can easily stand in and handle that. As you said it’s all something they can do and as a fan I’d appreciate the peek behind the curtain it’s always fun. I also respect the amount of work it takes to produce and edit that content, and for whatever reason they’ve decided to spend that money elsewhere, and like I said it sucks from a fan standpoint, but at the end of the day it doesn’t actually dampen my enjoyment of the product, so maybe they are on the right track.

The “Outlook” portion of the review was a little disappointing in that it assigned Trey’s lack of offensive assertiveness and driving skills to an easy stereotype about UVA’s system as well as a weird conspiracy theory that our coaches were trying to hide him to lower his draft prospects. Tony experimented with an offensive system in the beginning of last season that encouraged drives to the hoop, but Trey and the other players struggled with the confidence, athleticism (not Trey on this point though) and dribbling skills to execute it. Later in the season, Tony went to some isolation type plays for Hauser and Murphy to vary the offense, but with limited success for Trey again because of confidence and dribbling shortcomings. I really believe that, with a full non-Covid impacted preseason, Trey would have exploded offensively in his second year at UVA both in his driving ability and points-wise.

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man you got me with our guy @PhonyBennett doin tik toks and embarassing his girls. Now Hav… could be next level

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Yeah, I agree. The Outlook was a bit weird in the assessment of why he was not more aggressive but seems to help his draft narrative. I thought Trey had opportunity and just struggled to beat anyone individually - it wasn’t all system. Seemed like there were a couple of games where he tried to get aggressive and was just stuffed at the rim or couldn’t beat his man off the dribble.

UVA defense reputation however is definitely boosting his stock as a lockdown defender. I thought he was good, not great. He wasn’t quite as versatile defensively as he’s being billed.

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I’m somewhere between you and the criticism. The “conspiracy” part is dumb, and maybe not 100% serious (but who knows). Tony went to iso plays for Murph a decent amount v. Louisville and maybe only once or twice before that (once in Miami, by memory?). But we had a stretch of games prior to that (NC St, Duke, I forget) where our very good offense got bogged down by a pretty apparent strategy: pressure the perimeter and switch. And it took us several games to figure out the counter, in a season when we didn’t have the luxury of waiting to figure things out. Then after Louisville, there were 3 pieces of bad luck in a row: (1) getting Cuse and their 2-3 zone, rather than a man team; (2) ACC Tourney pause; and (2) no practice (or only one) prior to Ohio. Can’t fault staff for what happened after Louisville (will remain a big UVa hoops “what if”), but I can and do fault them for getting to the counters at a snail’s pace, when the season called for a hare’s pace.

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