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April 16, 2013

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The Wizard

First ?!?!?!?!?

LatinCane

El segundo!

SOUP

OFFENSE (PRO):

WR 1 ALLEN HURNS 6-3, 195, Sr.
80 Rashawn Scott 6-2, 203, Jr.

LT 74 ERECK FLOWERS 6-6, 312, So.
79 Malcolm Bunche -OR- 6-7, 327, RJr.
76 Taylor Gadbois 6-8, 312, RFr.

LG 79 MALCOLM BUNCHE 6-7, 327, RJr.
70 Jon Feliciano 6-5, 318, RJr.

C 62 SHANE MCDERMOTT -OR- 6-4, 296, RJr.
75 JARED WHEELER 6-5, 319, Sr.

RG 65 BRANDON LINDER 6-6, 319, Sr.
63 Danny Isidora 6-4, 308, RFr.

RT 77 SEANTREL HENDERSON 6-8, 345, Sr.
74 Ereck Flowers -OR- 6-7, 327, RJr.
66 Sunny Odogwu 6-8, 318, Fr.

TE 82 ASANTE CLEVELAND 6-5, 260, Sr.
46 Clive Walford 6-4, 259, RJr.
85 Beau Sandland 6-6, 255, Jr.

FB 33 MAURICE HAGENS 5-11, 247, Sr.

QB 17 STEPHEN MORRIS 6-2, 214, Sr.
11 Ryan Williams 6-5, 223, Jr.

RB 8 DUKE JOHNSON 5-9, 196, So.
25 Dallas Crawford 5-10, 196, So.

WR 86 HERB WATERS 6-2, 188, So.
4 Phillip Dorsett -OR- 5-10, 185, Jr.
9 Malcolm Lewis 6-0, 187, So.

SOUP

DEFENSE (4-3):

DE 71 ANTHONY CHICKILLO 6-4, 274, Jr.
99 Jelani Hamilton 6-5, 283, So.

DT 93 LUTHER ROBINSON -OR- 6-3, 303, RSr.
96 CURTIS PORTER 6-1, 316, Sr.

DT 91 OLSEN PIERRE 6-4, 305, Jr.
67 Corey King 6-1, 292, So.

DE 51 SHAYON GREEN 6-3, 264, Sr.
94 Kelvin Cain 6-3, 242, Sr.

OLB 36 ALEX FIGUEROA 6-3, 233, Fr.
17 Tyriq McCord 6-3, 230, So.

MLB 59 JIMMY GAINES -OR- 6-3, 235, Sr.
56 RAPHAEL KIRBY 6-0, 232, So.

OLB 52 DENZEL PERRYMAN 6-0, 236, Jr.
31 Tyrone Cornileus 6-2, 215, Sr.

CB 37 LADARIUS GUNTER -OR- 6-2, 196, Jr.
3 TRACY HOWARD 5-11, 184, So.

S 30 AJ HIGHSMITH -OR- 6-0, 210, Sr.
26 RAYSHAWN JENKINS 6-1, 215, So.

S 2 DEON BUSH 6-1, 203, So.
22 Kacy Rodgers II 6-2, 212, Jr.

CB 21 ANTONIO CRAWFORD -OR- 5-11, 187, So.
35 NATE DORTCH 5-11, 175, RFr.

SOUP

SPECIALISTS:

P PAT O’DONNELL 6-5, 222, Gr.
18 Matt Goudis 6-0, 172, So.

FG 18 MATT GOUDIS 6-0, 172, So.
Pat O’Donnell 6-5, 222, Gr.

KO 18 MATT GOUDIS 6-0, 172, So.
Pat O’Donnell 6-5, 222, Gr.

H 19 DAVID THOMPSON -OR- 6-2, 210, RFr.
Pat O’Donnell 6-5, 222, Gr.

LS 61 PAUL KELLY -OR- 6-1, 262, RSr.
60 Sean McNally 5-10, 205, RJr.

SS 61 PAUL KELLY 6-1, 262, RSr.
65 Brandon Linder 6-6, 317, Sr.

PR 4 PHILLIP DORSETT 5-10, 185, Jr.
8 Duke Johnson 5-9, 194, So.

KR 4 PHILLIP DORSETT -OR- 5-10, 185, Jr.
9 MALCOLM LEWIS 6-0, 187, So.
8 Duke Johnson 5-9, 196, So.

Terrance Sullivan

Great stuff Soup.

orange 'n green in the vein

"A new name appeared on the post-spring depth chart Tuesday. Pat O'Donnell, a graduate punter from the University of Cincinnati, is listed as the Canes' No. 1 punter and is also listed on the depth chart for field goals, kickoffs and placeholder. O'Donnell has signed a financial aid agreement with the University of Miami and is expected to enroll in either the summer or fall semesters. O'Donnell averaged 41.8 yards per punt on 59 attempts with the Bearcats in 2012, while dropping 23 kicks inside the 20-yard line and booting 10 kicks of 50+ yards."

As what I'm assuming is a one year stop-gap measure to keep Goudis from being charged with all the kicking duties until he's a little more ready mentally to do so, you can do a heck of a lot worse than this.

I'm surprised I hadn't read about this roster addition previously or maybe it was posted and I just whiffed on it at the time?

orange 'n green in the vein

I also want to know if Coke actually recorded notes at the spring game to then write up in a comment for the blog or if he just put them down from memory because that was about as in depth an analysis as you can get and when you hit the garbage analogy for a player who's an underclassmen still that's pretty damning and I'd hate to think he got a mix-up in his numbers while slagging the wrong useless interior linemen?

CoCane

OGV,

That analysis was by memory. I'm amazed at the things my memory can hold since I've put down the blunts over 6 months ago. No I didn't mix up names. Corey King sucks booty cheeks. Also, he'll be a redshirt sophomore. Along with Grimble they're the most experienced DT's other than the top 3. If he's the best DT behind Pierre, Robinson & Porter. WE CANNOT MISS ON CLARK, VALENTINE & HOLLEY OR TORRES FOR THE 2014 CLASS. If we do miss on them the defense will suck for another 3 years.

CaneRock

Freshman Alex Figueroa is listed as the Canes' No. 1 outside linebacker, the only freshman listed as a starter following spring practice.

Posted at 05:16 PM | Permalink

Fi-guh-WHO!

CaneRock

And ain't no way in hell Duke is no 5-9, He looks more 5-11 to me.

CoCane

CaneRock,

You need glasses. Lol!

orange 'n green in the vein

I'm pretty sure, but am too lazy to go back and check right now for certain, the King was a three year minimum project type of prospect to begin with so he can't really be behind schedule to play at this point no matter how many booty cheeks he's dragging on, maybe the herb can enlighten us on Corey's star rankings?

I keep waiting to hear the first signs that Grimble is going to blow up on the interior like I was so certain he would eventually when he signed but so far . . . nada. You remember any early enrollees that stood out as being simply in over their heads on a college practice field Coke? I think last year the only thing I really took from the spring game was that Gray Crow wasn't as horrible as someone had continually advertised on here leading up to his signing and even stated would begin to (*GASP*) question Golden's eye for talent if he had been admitted on a football scholarship, and while apparently the guy is not going to unseat Williams for the backup job this year, it still sounds like he's a consideration in the future for the job at some point.

longtimecanefan

Confused?? I thought Porter was going to be part of the improving D this year, and he's not even a starter at this point?

I better go check to see if we've given up any points already.......

CoCane

King was a 1 or 2 star recruit. I ain't saying he has big expectations to live up to like Grimble. I'm just saying they both suck. I don't even remember seeing Grimble in the spring game. Grimble is worse because he's a bust. At the end of the day they both suck. At least King brings the effort. I haven't heard anything about Grimbles work ethic. I hope King eventually develops into at least a solid player but I just don't see it...

CoCane

Longtimecanefan,

Look at the depth chart again. It says ROBINSON OR PORTER. That means that either 1 could start & they're still battling it out. Robinson has been reported to be in gret shape & is playing better than he ever has. Same for Porter. Either way, Porter Pierre & Robinson will rotate & play the bulk of the minutes. Don't complain about having depth when we need it so badly...

SOUP

OGV...good to see U back on the blog.

SOUP

Either way, Porter Pierre & Robinson will rotate & play the bulk of the minutes. Don't complain about having depth when we need it so badly...

Posted by: CoCane | April 16, 2013 at 09:15 PM

CORRECT.

CoCane

Also don't forget their skill sets. Porter is a run stuffer, while Robinson penetrates & gets pressure but he's not as strong as Porter at the point of attack...

SOUP

Coke...Can U coach the defense? From what U are saying we could prolly better? LOL

Terrance Sullivan

CoCane Coach D need to give you a percentage of his check. U are bringing the Heat man.

Montreal-Cane

Pat O'Donnell a very nice addition to the Canes watch his 76 yard punt against NC State last season...He seems as good as Bosher if not better.


http://bearcatsnation.com/2013/04/16/its-official-pat-odonnell-transferring-from-cincinnati-to-miami-fl/#more-10409

CoCane

Lol! Thanks for the props yall but I just understand the game. I don't know enough details to be the coach.

Montreal-Cane

Coveted four star power forward Demetrius Henry liked his visit to UM this past weekend. According to his AAU coach Henry will choose among UM, USF and South Carolina later this month.

SOUP

"I don't know enough details to be the coach."

That's not what U told me in front of your homies in the parking lot at Sun Life? I'm jus sayin...

Terrance Sullivan

OGV glad you back on the Space bruh. August 30th cant get here fast enough.

Montreal-Cane

Saban received a deal in March 2012 worth nearly $45 million over eight years, running through January 2020.

Alabama's DC kirby Smart gets today $3.85 million, 3-year deal. Yes a DC!

My question don't you think the scum bags at the NCAA needs to look into this. The so called amateur sport which is college football. Alabama is becoming the New York Yankees of college football...What is the total pay roll at UA for football???

Talk about unfair advantages in college football...And don't you think that most of the profits should benefit the school,the students, education and research. If i am a player i don't buy into Nick Saban core values...Nick is only about the $$$

If it's not too late, save college football and a salary cap on coaches needs to be implemented.

CF is becoming very sick and i don't think the NCAA is the right doctor.

Terrance Sullivan

I like the pickup of O'Donnell. I agree completely with MontrealCane sentiments. I noticed that our scoring defense gave up 20 points a game in 2011 and was ranked like 20th last year our scoring defense gave up 30 points a game and was ranked 84th so hopefully our defense can limit opponents closer to that 20 points a game and with our projected offense that alone could help our Canes get back to a top 10 level or better. Go Canes.

Canesfan_1

What is the total pay roll at UA for football???

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | April 16, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Do you mean for the coaches, or the players? Two separate sets of books.

SOUP

Monty...$$$ don't win, players and coaches do. Wait let me check that...OK the latest word in is that $$$ wins everything.

The rest of college football is screwed.

SOUP

I'm done with college football.

Call me when it is ova...

Montreal-Cane

$$$ don't win, players and coaches do.
Everybody knows that.

Ohio_Cane

RIP, Pat Summerall. "The voice of football" was 82. Wow, seems like yesterday I was listening to him call games

LB

Offense looks in fine order.
- Flowers at LT, Bunche at LG. This must signal that Susan's man at RT is doing some work. Odogwu splitting time at second signals that they can flat out recruit starters on the o-line (see Isidora and Flowers).
- Golden praised Ryan Williams! despite him being solidly behind Morris. Keeping Morris healthy is a must, but a game experienced backup is excellent.
- From all accounts, Scott seems poised to have an all-conference season. Yet he's #2 behind Hurns. Good competition or motivation?
- Notice there isn't a third string running back. Perhaps that's because it's the two deep (with the "or's" getting in, save the corners).
- McCord seems like a Kevin Greene (rush linebacker). He has to be. Taking him away from DE without that in mind seems maddening given the weakness.
- Shayon Green was the steadiest defensive lineman last year, leading the way for tackles. He's gotten grief, much of it undeserved. What he needs... is help.
- Who is the Brandon McGee of this year (the senior that will step up)? Jimmy Gaines? A.J. Highsmith?
- Special teams? I trust the coaches, but not the lack of experience on the field. Getting Dallas as many touches as possible at tailback would allow Duke to return kickoffs. He's our best asset to score points.
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Overall, offense looks like at least a B+, if not higher. It's probably one of the top 2 offenses (I'm counting Clemson) in the conference, given Morris/Duke/O-line/Hagens.

The defensive line should be better, assuming that McCord is indeed a rusher and not a linebacker. That's still not saying much. AQM must get acquainted quickly. I think Kirby is going to be special. Secondary is solid, but again... they can't cover all week. It's a C- defense until the pass rush appears.

However, the ease of the 2013 schedule is paramount. Anything less than 9 wins and the Coastal title is INEXCUSABLE. And I firmly believe that they'll do both.

LB

"Saban received a deal in March 2012 worth nearly $45 million over eight years, running through January 2020.

Alabama's DC kirby Smart gets today $3.85 million, 3-year deal. Yes a DC!

My question don't you think the scum bags at the NCAA needs to look into this. The so called amateur sport which is college football. Alabama is becoming the New York Yankees of college football...What is the total pay roll at UA for football???

Talk about unfair advantages in college football...And don't you think that most of the profits should benefit the school,the students, education and research. If i am a player i don't buy into Nick Saban core values...Nick is only about the $$$

If it's not too late, save college football and a salary cap on coaches needs to be implemented.

CF is becoming very sick and i don't think the NCAA is the right doctor."
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"Monty...$$$ don't win, players and coaches do. Wait let me check that...OK the latest word in is that $$$ wins everything.

The rest of college football is screwed."
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That is an impressive figure. But think for a moment. Look at the states that value football over primary education: Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia, etc. That doesn't say much for the future of the state. Taxpayers dictate what a coach is paid and how much money goes to an institution by demand alone. They demand football, damn education.

Saban isn't immortal. Please remember that they've lost five games in the past three years. It's an astounding number, but it's not Playstation-esque. Alabama can lose, and almost lost to Georgia.

Alabama is also going to pay huge sums of cash to prevents their assistants from leaving. That's what happened to Meyer at Florida, and so forth. The NFL continues to call, and they'll continue to pay.

Empires don't last forever, whether built by money or blood. Genghis Kahn was a man. Napoleon had his Waterloo. This is indeed an empire, but it will not last forever. Moreover, college football is cyclical.
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Let them pay if they wish. They have every right to do so. But the pendulum swings both ways...

...and so the Tie slowly falls to the elephant's head.

Ohio_Cane

Jorge Milian ‏@caneswatch 35s

ESPN's Chad Ford thinks Shane Larkin is heading to the NBA. Has Larkin listed under "One Foot in the Door" of entering the NBA Draft.

Hassan

And ain't no way in hell Duke is no 5-9, He looks more 5-11 to me.

Posted by: CaneRock | April 16, 2013 at 07:24 PM

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Not sure what you look at but I have stood right next to him he is 5'8.5 no taller. he does have long arms so he plays slightly longer then his height.

TonyCane

Lb, great line to conclude that.

Alabama reminds me of General Zod in Superman II, when Superman was kneeling down before the bad guy after stepping out of the molecule chamber in the fortress of solitude. Right before Superman "shook" Zod's hand.

UMike

Not sure who Tweeted it..but someone Tweeted that Saban compared Tampa area LB recruit Vincent Jackson so some other player...isnt that a violation? You cant mention someone lol

LB

"Not sure who Tweeted it..but someone Tweeted that Saban compared Tampa area LB recruit Vincent Jackson so some other player...isnt that a violation? You cant mention someone lol"

To my knowledge, yes it is a violation. No, Saban won't receive flack for it ($EC).

UMike

PapaCane just tweeted EJ is a member of Hinds Community College

UMike

LB...coaches cant answer a direct question about a recruit lol..but your right, no flack at all

UMike

Bye bye Eddie Johnson..dam I wish that kid was still on the team!!

LB

Apparently, it was all Eddie Johnson's decision.

j.w.

like the pickup of O'Donnell. I agree completely with MontrealCane sentiments. I noticed that our scoring defense gave up 20 points a game in 2011 and was ranked like 20th last year our scoring defense gave up 30 points a game and was ranked 84th so hopefully our defense can limit opponents closer to that 20 points a game and with our projected offense that alone could help our Canes get back to a top 10 level or better. Go Canes.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | April 16, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Agree, 100%

TonyCane

UMike, he might even be commended by the NCAA.

"Violation? Are you serious? He should be commended for raising the self esteem of the prospective student athlete. If only all of our member institutions held themselves to such a high standard."

LB

Unofficial, untrue statement from Mark Emmert:

Nick Saban is held with the highest regard by our governing body. His championship pedigree and coaching influence cannot be understated. For his enduring work, he shall be receiving a raise and a personal lapdance from myself and the rest of the NCAA.

Kisses!

Markie.

CGNC

Happy Wednesday Party People

Old Skool

Wow forget football. Imagine I'm an prospective employer and I see an applicant went to UM and then transferred to Hinds Community College.

Next!

Old Skool

Boston suspect arrested already. That's some quick investigative work. Mad props to all involved.

Of course, the investigation continues.


orange 'n green in the vein

Alabama reminds me of Nebraska circa '94-'97. With a watchable, non-high school, offense.

orange 'n green in the vein

LB, it's pretty well established that the spring depth chart is worth nothing except it being used as a motivational tool under this coach, so in depth analysis of it is kind of missing the point IMO unless you're looking at the listed backups with the leading team statistics last year and saying, "that's a guy they're trying to motivate to take a step up to the next level of play this year."

SOUP

and saying, "that's a guy they're trying to motivate to take a step up to the next level of play this year."

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | April 17, 2013 at 02:04 PM

AGREE 100%.

herbieibis

OGV,
My main man, good to see U out of the dog house. The Herb was a little lost without you around.
Now back to that depth chart. If my memory serves me correctly Kacy Rodgers is a RS-S and Ereck Flowers is just a Soph.
It's good to see we have specialist on the defensive line. Porter is a run stuffer and Robinson, is the pass rusher and Pierre does a little of both. The Herb says Wonderous, not a complete player among the 3. I guess this means half the game they will be good and the other half ??? My Boy Grimble came in as a DE and then they shot him straight to tackle and he really hasn't been heard of since. No Mention of the other half of the quartet Ivery & Moore, alias the smurf brothers (King & Porter) are the other 2.
EJ has hit the bricks. I guess we wasted a couple years on LBs, Paul being the other, when maybe someone else could of got reps. Adios to the TUDE brothers. We need Tudes on the field not off. The offense looks pretty stout, they better be for the DEES sake!

kenyon19ypr

Check e-mail 86. Request included :)

Ohio_Cane

The Associated Press ‏@AP 27m

BREAKING: Federal officials deny that Boston Marathon bombing suspect is in custody.

Ohio_Cane

The FBI issued a sternly worded rebuke to the press for reporting that a suspect was in custody.

"Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack," Special Agent Greg Comcowich said in the statement. "Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting."

In other words, "STOP reporting false news, U dumb f#cks! It's hurting our investigation..."

Ohio_Cane

Ira Schoffel/TDO.com ‏@IraSchoffel 6m

QB Clint Trickett is transferring from FSU. Destination TBA.

Ohio_Cane

Typepad still hates me.

Do I post too much, Typepad???

orange 'n green in the vein

/\/\/\

Not as much as that snossy grassy bot O_C, so then I guess typepad is making it personally about you?

the herb, LOL, you're doing OK for yourself regardless of whether I step away from the keyboard for any indefinite length of time or not. Personally I actually like Robinson's all around game the best on the interior defensive line mainly because I have Porter written off as a textbook example of being snake-bitten by injuries and thus can't honestly expect him to play 12 games this year much less potentially 14 when his previous high is as a freshman backup and the only year he hit double digit appearances. I can't remember Pierre ever making me take notice of his play to this point one way or the other, which is at least an improvement on the graduated Smith, who never impressed me and would often make me think, "why did this guy get interest from anybody other than Temple and Miami coming out of JUCO?"

What's 3G up to weight wise now? It's looking like he might have to chip in spot duty inside on pass rushing downs more than ever before if they can't find a decent two-deep four-pack of DT's to rotate on a 65/35 basis for the number of defensive snaps in the game.

Ohio_Cane

Not as much as that snossy grassy bot O_C, so then I guess typepad is making it personally about you?

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | April 17, 2013 at 03:54 PM
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Was a joke because it keeps sending my posts to the spam folder...

orange 'n green in the vein

With all the 1000000 other snossy grassy actual bot posts, which was my joke.

Obviously our jokes were both bad O_C, even worse than your recruiting predictions this year! ;)

Ohio_Cane

Obviously our jokes where both bad O_C, even worse than your recruiting predictions this year! ;)

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | April 17, 2013 at 04:07 PM
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LOL!

No worse than your attitude toward the football team tho. ;-) (That's another attempt at a joke)

orange 'n green in the vein

Touche'. (and LOL)

I'm hoping you keep your streak up on Sony. Oh wait, you're lying about where you think he's going to placate me on that one, so I hope you're getting out of this year's slump then on that one?

Ohio_Cane

Yes, I don't really believe Sony is going to UGA. Wouldn't surprise me if he did, but I really think he's a Cane.

j.w.

Sony is a Cane, no inside info, but I think he would be is smart enough to recognize that this is the place for him

CoCane

I think you really HOPE he's a cane but really don't know...

CoCane

Why didn't Sony attend our spring game?

kenyon19ypr

Kipp Adams ESPN on Twitter: "Hmm. Sony just told me he is (announcing)."

herbieibis

Dogs,Dawgs,Pups,Muts (Sony, Like Sanyo better anyway). The Herb hopes he's dead wrong and will take the heat if he is.

laquinton

Sucks about Eddie.J he was a hood player but ehh things happen. Looks like Figs and Perryman to carry the slack at OLB but at Middle id rather have Kirby that #59 Gaines kid just doesnt have that killer inside backer mentality. Flowers is really good yo have taken over the LT spot. Cant wait to go to that Florida game

CaneRock

Barry Jackson:

### UM said it’s optimistic about finalizing a future football matchup (one or more) with Penn State, year undetermined. A neutral site is a possibility.

### UM’s final spring depth chart featured one new player (grad school student Pat O’Donnell, who will become UM’s punter immediately after doing it effectively three years at the University of Cincinnati) and one mild surprise (Asante Cleveland as first-team tight end)….Former assistant coach Don Soldinger’s rousing speech to UM players Friday drew not only an ovation, but 30 emails from coaches, staffers and players thanking him.

### Draft analysts expect UM’s Brandon McGee to be drafted in the middle rounds, Mike James in the late rounds. McGee is a polarizing prospect. One NFC scout said he would take him in the third – higher than many others: “I know he had only two interceptions, but the kid is talented. He’s better than DeMarcus Van Dyke coming out….

“Mike James can be a backup in the league for five, six years. Can block, is tough, good hands. There’s no one else draft-able in this group, but [offensive and former defensive lineman] Jeremy Lewis impressed me at Pro Day.”

### The scout said former UM safety Ray Ray Armstrong “doesn’t have enough speed to play safety. He has to be a linebacker. He won’t be drafted.”

### Two NBA scouts said Shane Larkin won’t help his stock if he returns to school, and if he turns pro likely would be drafted between late in the first round and the middle of the second. TNT’s Steve Kerr, the former Suns GM, said Larkin projects as a career backup point guard.

PS: Steve Kerr doesn't know what the hell He's talking about. Larkin reminds me of Tony Parker...SKRAIT UP!

CaneRock

PS: Steve Kerr doesn't know what the hell He's talking about. Larkin reminds me of Tony Parker...SKRAIT UP!

Posted by: CaneRock | April 17, 2013 at 08:38 PM

Larkin can shoot the 3,He's quick as hell,He can create for Himself and others,His defense is OK...about the only thing He lacks, is a mid-range game. But other than that, He's good to go.

86Cane

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