Listen: Nick Ward, Michigan, Tom Izzo discussed on One Shining Podcast with Titus and Tate
"So, you know, if you're award defender, you're first of all you're having a very easy, if you're defending worth of all you better be talking about TJ ward. Yeah. And not Nick word if you're defending Nick ward, congratulations. You probably block the shot if. Is your name as? Now, you got him as a boo also the entire time. When I was like, this is amazing. This is great. How do we know? That's how you knew bouquet was playing. Well, because they start saying his name, right. Really? He went from Harrow to hear told him. He's like say his name wrong for. But if you're making excuses are finding reasons Nick ward play, well, you'd say yet there's a size discrepancy to which I would say so it almost feels like Nick ward cannot play the center position on a on a national title contending team. Is that what you're telling me because I told you that last year Tom, you knew this last year. I was trying to tell you this bring his ass off the bench. He can't guard ball screens. He can't move his feet. He is not in good shape. He has one one move to score the basket ball. He's a he's a decent play generous. He's a decent big ten basketball player. I don't understand it. I don't mean to kill the guy. I don't it's like again, we have to make these clarifications because we're talking about college sports, and they are amateurs, technically. Taste. So this is the narrative nickel not the person. I'm not killing Nick ward. He's doing the best. He can I'm killing Tom Izzo decision to. It's just it's baffling to me how he just just believes in this kid so much, and but he's it's too. It's gone too far at this point like he has to because like if you look at the roster like actually Nick word probably should be played. And you're not wrong because when we walked into the tunnel the champions classic. They have the four faces of the programs, then you're probably saying to yourself. Well, I mean, probably for Kansas. Right. They, you know, we're probably gonna put I don't know. Maybe Quinton Grimes up there. Maybe do kaput Zion up there. And maybe, you know, Michigan state. Oh, put Nick ward up there. And you get to the fact that all the coaches are up there. So these are coaches decisions they're the face of the program, we can use their likeness. They can profit off their likeness. So what's pointing out Tom Izzo? You could started to six eleven Jaren Jackson who ended up being a great pig for the Memphis grizzlies isn't a team that has now doing pretty well. And they'd be a and a guy who had been the perfect five four modern. College basketball that Duke is trying to break right now in malls bridges is basically a walking dunk highlight reel for real perfect for for college basketball. Right. Not a four and then be right now under team with Jaren Jackson star the five would Nick ward off the bench playing this current Duke team. I would like that game. It's great great game. It's interesting throw Nick ward in they're not so interesting I game. Well, Bolden comes into. Yeah. I don't know, man. So Nick were. Yeah. Again, I feel like we're killing him up. But he just you do these garner bouquets putting arm bars enemies file in and they just had no answer for them all night the Michigan state in. I guess the ultimate point is like why was Michigan state ranked tenth why are people believing in this team? I mean, they have no it really sucks for the big ten that. This is supposed to be the best team that the big ten has. I mean, for God's sakes. Can I can I talk about Indiana for second Indiana has two players better than anybody on Michigan state's. I generally believe this junior and believe you put your on mortgage on. Oh, I think it's devante green. I do love the mcroberts. Oh, yes. You put Romeo like for or Joon Morgan on Michigan state. They are the best player on Michigan state. And yet Michigan state is ranked tenth in supposed to win the big ten and I'll use like oil. We don't know.."