And he's better now than he was last year. The guy is trying to improve. So what do you get out of saying he's awful, all day, everyday?He is what he is, a bench guy who has been forced into a starting role for years do to the state of our program.
I remember very clearly TB doing the same as a senior and JC slapping the side of his head but didn't yank him out. You take the good with the bad - even you should know that Chief00. The kid leads the league in assists. If the surrounding cast was stronger and smarter, if there was a semblance of a genuine offensive plan these issues would be a lot fewer and less obvious. Let's move on,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,There were several Gilbert plays that Calhoun would have grabbed or slapped him for. He did some great things on defense, pushing the ball and made a relaxed open 3. But these bail out bullet passes down at someone’s knees have got to end NOW. He should be taken out of the game every time he does that. Nothing else has worked.
I’ve also noticed Carlton on a number of occasions not being in the catching position. His hands are either down or , if up, spread out to wide and he can’t react in time. He needs to keep his hands and elbows in in order to catch in the proper position.On the other hand he made a great pass that hit Josh in the hands and then in the face. Josh was down low and they tripled Al, who hit the open center, and who should have been ready and dunked it easily. Instead it became a turnover.
Al over-committed and made several bad passes, but he also makes good passes that his teammates don't convert. Seems lie half the roster just watches and isn't ready for the pass.
He's worse than he was last year, you can see it with the eye test but UConnStats has been posting #'s that show just how bad he's been.And he's better now than he was last year. The guy is trying to improve. So what do you get out of saying he's awful, all day, everyday?
I agree with an old Whaler announcer who said it's fair to criticize effort, but not so much performance when you are outmanned. How can a guy "kill" us when he's our only guy at the position?
Puts on 15 lbs and he's still barely over 200 but he is already playing the 5 in certain line ups as of last game. If Springs is ready he's probably a better option at center. I'm not giving up on Carlton. He's got better game in himCould not Akok put on another 15pds and play some center while Springs starts as power forward. One blocks the shots, the other cleans up the boards.