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Brunedog
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Charles Manning mid season highlights LSU b-ball commit


ProjectP2294
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re: Charles Manning mid season highlights LSU b-ball commit
I can't watch the video right now, but what kind of role is he expected to have next season? Does he compare to anyone on the roster currently?


redfishfan
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re: Charles Manning mid season highlights LSU b-ball commit
Looks like a more polished Marlon Taylor.


Brunedog
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re: Charles Manning mid season highlights LSU b-ball commit
I’m not sure of his expected role but I would say he’s better than Darryl Edwards. He has more athleticism and if he plays great hard defense that will be a plus. The player comparison would be tough to decide for me


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ParIV
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re: Charles Manning mid season highlights LSU b-ball commit
He is very athletic and looks like he has a pretty good shot. Will be a nice addition for sure!


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Brunedog
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re: Charles Manning mid season highlights LSU b-ball commit
I thought the same but Taylor jumps out the gym


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thunderbird1100
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re: Charles Manning mid season highlights LSU b-ball commit
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I can't watch the video right now, but what kind of role is he expected to have next season? Does he compare to anyone on the roster currently?



No one on current roster really.

Before the last few weeks or so, I'd say he's a pretty athletic raw offensive but good defensive long guard. In the last month though he's started to go off from 3 a bit more, that was his biggest weakness in his game. He only takes 3 3's a game (12+ shots total a game), but is now a 36.6% 3 point shooter where as previously he sat around more 30%-ish. His scoring definitely still comes around the rim, a lot. He's a 55% 2 point player which is good. He uses his length and athleticism to his advantage. He's not a PG (80 assists to 79 turnovers in 24 games) but can find guys.

If you HAD to pick a guy on current roster, think a slim Marlon Taylor with a bit less hops (still a good athlete, but no one is on Taylor's level honestly) who is more basketball savvy/understands game more. Taylor is more a shooter than Manning is, but in the last 6 games Manning has just turned it on from 3: he's 13 for 25 for 52%. So again, he's not shooting it a ton from 3, but has been very efficient recently which is nice. He's a better ball handler than Taylor, which isn't saying much as they basically dont want Taylor ever taking more than 2 dribbles probably.

IMO I thought at first it was a decent pickup, I'd like a guy like this to be more a 3 point threat than he originally was but he's really grown into that part of his game so I like the pickup a lot more now.

He's averaging 17 points, 5.3 boards a game right now with a shooting line of 50/36.6/70.8
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Alt26
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re: Charles Manning mid season highlights LSU b-ball commit
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Looks like a more polished Marlon Taylor.


That's probably about right. He isn't the explosive athlete that Taylor is (very few are), but he definitely can hold his own athletically. He seems to be a little more in control offensively than Taylor is right now, though Taylor looks to be a better pure shooter than Manning.

I would say the ceiling for Taylor is higher simply because of his raw athletic ability. But Manning looks like a guy who could contribute in several ways right out of the gate while working to get better.


bugafor6
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re: Charles Manning mid season highlights LSU b-ball commit
Personally I think his jump shot looks a little smoother than Taylor’s. He’s definitely a better ball handler as well


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re: Charles Manning mid season highlights LSU b-ball commit
Tremendous athlete with elite hops. Kind of a tweener, big guard- small-forward-slasher -type athletically. Cuts well to the basket, uses both hands well, good ball-handling skills. Not a sharpshooter but looks like he has a nice stroke. Obviously can score off the dribble, good passer and would excel in the open court and fast break. Has the length to be a good perimeter defender. Has the size and athleticism to be a good rebounder. He really fits the mold of the current roster well but I would not expect him to be a high percentage outside shooter.
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Charles Manning mid season highlights LSU b-ball commit

I see a little MJ in his game. About the same size. I'm sure once Uncle Willie gets him in the gym he will scheme plays that take advantage of Charles' abilities. Probably a Skylar or Javonte' role.


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LSUButt
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re: Charles Manning mid season highlights LSU b-ball commit
I personally think his upside is much higher than Taylor's. Marlon Taylor is a phenomenal athlete, but his dribbling is almost nothing and his shooting is very poor. I think saying otherwise is just having P&G glasses on. Taylor is realistically a SF in an SG's body.

Manning is a guy who is getting better and longer by the second. He's grown 4 inches, his wingspan has to easily be 6'8, he's got good ups, very savvy, very explosive, and has a very pure stroke. When looking at JUCO guys, it's not all about stats or anything like that, it's about their physical attributes. He is not a terrific 3-point shooter, but he has a very nice stroke. That's something Wade and the crew will work on. He has ELITE length for a SG. A 6'5/6'6 guard with the wingspan he has is incredible.

I really think he could be a special player once he gets in here, into the weight room, and has some good coaching.


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