He has a great rebound and put back in the first clip followed by a solid assist (lol, I love watching this dude play). And then at the 1:18 mark he had the ball in his hands attempting to win the game with a deeeep three-pointer, as his team was down by 1 point. Doesn't the placement of that shot bring back memories of him trying to win it for Oakland after Ben Woodside's eventual game winner in the 09 tourney. Ahhh.
I gotta say, when I first heard Slovakia, I kind of shrugged cause it's not considered one of the premier bball countries in Europe, but they have some really fine coverage over there and some passionate fans.
Great to see JJ on the court again. Definitely remineded me of the missed shot vs. NDSU, but the point guard for Bratislava (#5) also brought back some less-than-fond memories of ORU's Robert Jarvis, although this guy is a little less stubby. Still, great to watch the clip. Also nice to see basketball played in a gym with actual fan seating rather than in a rec center or converted convention space (like many non-elite Euro teams). Thanks for posting this.
Post by blackandgold on Oct 4, 2010 23:54:20 GMT -5
No new video as far as I can tell, but here are a couple of neat photos of JJ from recent matches:
Just to go off of a point Germane made earlier, but you'll notice in both photos - especially in the second one - that the crowd was actually quite filled-in. I'm glad to see that there are some basketball fans in Slovakia.
So far this season JJ has had: PTS,AST 11,7 16,8 12,3 7,8 11,4 NO STATS AVAILABLE 9,11 13,2 17,2
Those numbers are pretty consistent for JJ, but his assists are a little low. But again he probably doesn't have Kito down low to make baskets or draw attention.He can only make the passes, can't make the shots for them. His team is 4-5 overall and sit in 8th place out of 11 teams
Post by blackandgold on Dec 29, 2010 22:13:01 GMT -5
Kind of funny watching JJ overseas today. He seemed like the only American out there. Had a lot of stellar passes but many of his teammates couldn't connect. He looked good and the stream quality was great. I asked my Slovakian pal if any more games will be online and will report results.
Post by blackandgold on Dec 29, 2010 22:24:39 GMT -5
I was just looking at some more photos from games and found this one. This was the same team JJ played against today but from a previous match it appears. Check out this dude on the opposing squad in yellow. Some guys just won't give up their hoop dreams. Hilarious photo too when you notice the bulge...