Brendan Adams really impressed me



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Adams really impressed me. 15 pts (5-8), 6 reb, 2 ast in 26 min off the bench... and that wasn't even his best contribution tonight. He was an absolute lock-down defender man-to-man on the perimeter. I don't think anyone he guarded got into the paint off the dribble all night.

If he can bring that type of energy and defense all year, he's going to be really valuable for this team.
 
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Count me impressed with Adams and a bunch of others. It was really evident tonight that we have a talented coaching staff that are capable of developing guys. Should do wonders moving forward
 
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Adams really impressed me. 15 pts (5-8), 6 reb, 2 ast in 26 min off the bench... and that wasn't even his best contribution tonight. He was an absolute lock-down defender man-to-man on the perimeter. I don't think anyone he guarded got into the paint off the dribble all night.

If he can bring that type of energy and defense all year, he's going to be really valuable for this team.
Most impressive performance tonight by far- he also seemed much more assertive than last season—hopefully a silver lining during JB’s absence
 
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He played well. It will be interesting to see if he can play as well against higher quality opponents.
You can tell a lot by body language and how a player moves with the ball. Adams is for real, regardless of competition.
 
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Went from a freshman to unafraid. One squence he missed a shot and then got a better look off a rebound. He didn't hesitate. Last year he would have been unsure and kicked it out. Growth.
 

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B Adams is was a straight up bully out there on defense. His quickness, agility, and solid frame made it very difficult for the opposing player. And he seems like a reliable knock down shooter and driver. He really is an all around very good player in many areas of the game. I look forward to seeing him play and he is only in year 2!
 

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I thought Polley also showed the effects of coaching/development. Went from being a spot up 3 point threat, to driving, asserting himself on the interior, and actually rebounding his position, rather than picking up a stray here and there. Bodes well for the future, I believe.
 
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The biggest difference I saw from last night compared to last year was just how more athletic BA looked. Last year I thought he looked a bit stiff and really wondered if he could compete athletically. I didn’t have those doubts last night. He looked fast, strong and energetic and I cant wait to see the evolution of his skills with his athleticism.
 

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Through the exhibition and opener Adams has been by far the best story, most improved player.

A couple things... Hurley’s offense at URI was very predicated on dribble penetration, utilizing jump stops. They practice these jump stops a lot but was rarely used last year by our guards. Adams utilized 2 jump stops perfectly in the game Friday, that had to make Hurley happy. Also, Sal’s work on his flexibility has really paid off. He’s clearly more agile than he wasn’t last year. That was his biggest weakness physically he was too stiff. He seems to be then most coachable player we’ve had in a while.

I’m really looking forward to seeing how he performs against better competition.
 
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