by Ken Pomeroy on Sunday, January 7, 2007
I should do a companion piece to last season’s post at about this time. But instead, just a couple comments sparked by the coverage of the game.
At some point in the first half, Len Elmore referred to Greg Paulus’ freshman season as “extraordinary”. If he meant this in a bad way, I could see his point, but I’m pretty sure he didn’t. While most may not share Lenny’s glowing view of Paulus’ play last season, it does seem that just about every mainstream analyst is obsessed with the guy and seems to think he is something he really is not.
Let’s be honest here, Duke had two of the most efficient, reliable, high-usage scorers last season. Now think about this - did those guys make Greg Paulus better, or did Paulus make them better? I think logically, we know the answer. And yet, Paulus’ stats were still…