Friday, November 30, 2007

Derrick Jasper update

Nope, I haven't spoken with the former Paso Robles High basketball phenom in a while, but a reporter at the Lexington Herald-Leader recently did a story on a recent surgery that's kept him off the court for Kentucky.

You can read it here.

Preseason reports had Jasper working on his outside shot and primed for a breakout season this year. It seemed as though coming back from microfracture surgery in the offseason was more like an afterthought.

But Jasper hasn't played in any of the Wildcats' first five games and appears to have a way to go before returning to the court.

Jasper, perhaps the highest touted basketball player ever to come out of San Luis Obispo County, has had a rough start to his college career. What are your takes on the local hero?

(And don't say you think Jasper is good, but not as good as the All-Los Padres League football team. We're planning on running the all-league teams for every league and sport along with the All-County girls volleyball stuff later next week.)

11 comments:

smallville said...

Great update. Can't wait for Jasper to get fully healthy and tear it up. This does bring up the question of how a cetain special player can elevate his schols team. What actually makes a winning basketball team? Is it the players or coaching? Or both?
Also, thanks for running the ALL-League teams for LPL and PAC7 football later in the week. That is much appreciated.

Fon said...

Thanks for the information on topics.I was excited by this article.
Thank you again.

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the honest truth said...

as for the question on what makes winning teams... its the coaches. Prime example two years ago Paso Robles vs Mission Prep, Tom Mott is a better coach than Scott Larson and outcoached him. Paso was clearly more talented than MP. You cant blame it on the refs just cause they actually called fouls on Jasper for once in his HS career. Larson just flat out got out coached as he probably will very often this year. Paso will not be good again this year if they rely on David Cone, he is a waste of size.

smallville said...

Does one coach get out coached by another coach based on use of players? Or do they devise a better plan? I've always felt the best players can win but your point is well taken.

Anonymous said...

per John Wooden, the better coach can take the other team and beat his own team. Use of players is a plan. Coaches that can exploit a match-up can beat a team with better players

mbbball said...

hey scrogg how bout some power rankings for around the area in bball?

Anonymous said...

How are you gooing to say Scott Larson got out coached by Tom Mott? I was an observer at that game, and Paso Robles had a bad night in front of a hostile crowd and a good MP team. Larson is the best coach in the area which is showing as they have improved to 9-5 on the season after a horrible season last year. Ohh and David Cone the "waste of size", MVP of Atascadero tournament, averaging a double double, and getting recruited by various colleges. Keep your mouth shut unless you know what you're talking about!

Anonymous said...

kentuky should want me, someone who can put points on the board! avg. 33 points a game in highcshool who does that!?! me... im unstoppable!!! best player in the county ill smash on d.royer! he aint shit!!

Anonymous said...

woah woah woah there.. this isnt the kid from templeton talkin is he? ur playin against central coast kids who are mediocre at best. lets see you play against some of the socal teams. you'd get locked up lil buddy... go to the MP X-mas classic and no way you can even handle their jocks pal.

Anonymous said...

4:21 PM

You can't even SPELL Kentucky...

I doubt any college will let you in.

Anonymous said...

Wow I know hattars mom and she would even think that statement is stupid, Hatar is not in the same league with Derrick jasper. Jasper almost shoots 70% his job is to be a passer and leader on the floor Without him kentucky sucks. This conversation shouldnt even be going on Jasper is leaps and strides better than, oh What was his name?