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7/13/2012 12:12 PM (edited)
The Tusculum Pioneers just signed Robert "Bert" Tuttle, a monster of a player with serious motivation issues. For my own knowledge, and perhaps as a service to others in Wooden, I will track his progress and his success (or lack thereof) in this thread. Feel free to chime in as this young man takes his journey through college life!

Robert Tuttle
PF | 6'10" | 224 lbs. | 3.1 GPA
John A Holmes HS | Edenton, NC
Athleticism 90
 
Speed 12
 
Rebounding 46
 
Defense 68
 
Shot Blocking 49
 
Low-post 49
 
Perimeter 12
 
Ball Handling 1
 
Passing 11
 
Work Ethic 2
 
Stamina 73
 
Durability 36
 
Free Throws D  

Potential
  Current
Rating
Potential     Current
Rating
Potential
Athleticism 90 Average   Perimeter 12 Low
Speed 12 High   Ball Handling 1 Low
Rebounding 46 Average   Passing 11 Low
Defense 68 High   Stamina 73 High
Shot Blocking 49 Average   Durability 36 High
Low-post 49 High   FT Shooting   High

He has HIGH-HIGH potentials (if it matters!) in speed, defense, and low post. My assistant coach tells me Bert is an above average student in the classroom, but I'm not sure if he was only talking about the legendary Sex Ed class at John Holmes HS.

Having just taken over Tusculum, mired in simness for years, we are in rebuilding mode for the next couple of seasons. Bert Tuttle will start right away. We will see what happens with his work ethic, his improvement, and also importantly, his IQs! I will post his practice plan once the season starts.
 
7/11/2012 1:59 PM
John Holmes would have been better in Ball Handling.
7/11/2012 8:13 PM
7/13/2012 12:14 PM (edited)
Here is how Tusculum plans to handle Bert Tuttle's practices for this season:

SH: 9
C: 16
REB:15
FW: 16
LP: 16
PER: 0
BH: 0
P: 0
FT: 13

*practice plan edited after colleague feedback (below)
The study hall minutes are high because of his low WE but I'm hoping to be able to adjust those minutes down after mid-term grades come out.
7/13/2012 10:19 AM
Zero out that passing... you'll get nothing from those 5 minutes, and 11-low isn't helpful anyhow... split them b/w the C/REB/FW/LP section.
7/13/2012 10:21 AM
Posted by wronoj on 7/13/2012 10:19:00 AM (view original):
Zero out that passing... you'll get nothing from those 5 minutes, and 11-low isn't helpful anyhow... split them b/w the C/REB/FW/LP section.
Agreed.

But this is good. Cool stuff. I have an opinion about how he will turn out, but I will keep it to myself for now.
7/13/2012 12:11 PM
Cool, thanks for the feedback. I debated on the passing. I will change it to 0 in that category and up it by 1 on the C, REB, FW, LP, and FT (because he's a high there and I expect his ATH to get him a fair amount of FTs).

BTW, his starting FT is a D. I've added that to the start values above.
7/13/2012 12:21 PM
Holy crap.  I knew my work ethic was a bit lax, but really... and I am better at ball handling.
7/13/2012 12:54 PM
Since when does work ethic have anything to do with grades???
7/13/2012 2:10 PM
Beats me.  I am just naturally smart.  Just lazy as f---.
7/14/2012 12:42 PM
Posted by simpleton on 7/13/2012 12:14:00 PM (view original):
Here is how Tusculum plans to handle Bert Tuttle's practices for this season:

SH: 9
C: 16
REB:15
FW: 16
LP: 16
PER: 0
BH: 0
P: 0
FT: 13

*practice plan edited after colleague feedback (below)
The study hall minutes are high because of his low WE but I'm hoping to be able to adjust those minutes down after mid-term grades come out.
don't expect to see anything more than 3 pts of improvement (if that) over his career in any category, so a few minutes here or there in anything really won't matter imo..  And his ST will slide in the offseason.  I'm not saying he's worthless, just that he won't improve.
7/21/2012 6:55 AM
We are seven games into the season and it's time to give an update on our case study, Bert Tuttle.

The Tusculum Pioneers are a surprising 7-0 on the young season, and Bert Tuttle has been a pretty effective player for us thus far. Here's his stat line:

7 starts, 22.4 min per game, 47% FG, 47% FT, 8 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.3 TO per game (a handful of assists, steals, and blocks)

Last night he had his breakout game, scoring 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting, seven rebounds (5 offensive), and hit a last-second shot to win it for us.

Not surprisingly, Tuttle has improved only two points thus far - one in LP and one in DEF. His IQ has gone from and F to a D, while the other freshmen on the team are at a D+ with their offensive IQ.

Mid-term grades just game out and he has a 2.9 GPA despite 9 minutes of SH.
7/23/2012 10:58 AM
having seen this, i think i'd further reduce both his FW and FT to 10 min each, and put it in Cond, LP, and (maybe) REB. You need those to get as high as they can, and the DEF at 68 is already high enough, and the FT will maintain at 10, but likely not really imrpove.
8/16/2012 7:16 AM
Now that the regular season has ended in Wooden, I thought I'd write with an update on our case study, Mr. Tuttle. As you'll recall, I thought he would be an interesting recruit/player for our Tusculum program because we were in the midst of the total rebuild and his start values merited playing time right away. Tusculum enjoyed its best season in 18 seasons, and Tuttle started every game. Here were his stats:

Min: 22.1
FG%: .484
PPG: 7.1
RPG: 4.8
FT%: .569

He gained a total of 13 points, but when you factor in ratings points lost he gained a total of 10 on the season. Here's the breakdown: 

Athleticism 90
 
 
Speed 13
1
 
Rebounding 47
1
 
Defense 70
2
 
Shot Blocking 50
1
 
Low-post 53
4
 
Perimeter 11
-1
 
Ball Handling 1
 
 
Passing 9
-2
 
Work Ethic 3
1
 
Stamina 74
1
 
Durability 38
2
 
FT Shooting D  

His FT shooting remained stuck at a D. His IQs were a C- for OFF and a C-/D+ on DEF, while other freshmen in his class are now at B- in those areas.

All-in-all I am satisfied with him thus far - he was my best freshman - but I see him trailing his class next year as they continue to improve substantially.

I'll update the post at the start of next season to see how much he's lost in ratings in the off-season.
8/28/2012 5:11 PM
I peek and was suprised.  He is holding up better than I might have thought after offseason progressions.  Let's get an official update out here and get your thoughts.
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