- Aug 2, 2016
- Reaction Score
1- This puts a lot of pressure on Adama to cut down on fouls. He can't get this much time with other players if he's on the bench.Will play big at 4-5 Adama/Whaley, Adama/Akok, Adama/Samson (Note the reoccuring theme. Whaley will back up Sanogo. Can play four out with Polley or Martin at the four and Whaley at five. Can play skill line up or big line up. If playing big less dribbling, better screens.
Hawkins good footwork, but needs to get sturdier, better ball security, needs to play defense.
Analytics - Hurley getting more into the analytics recently, but RJ Cole has a good mid-range game, but he's been on the guys about shot selection and not taking the "tough two." Hurley got an analytics company referral from Nate Oats. Hurley used it to analyze transfers both in and out. It's a tool.
I think this was the company that UConn Blog reported last year that they were using, ShotQuality.Love this
think Hurley may have been talking about HD Intelligence
Front Court - Could be (and should be) on of the best in the nation. Adama has established as low post scorer. IW has to make 30 years. Akok needs establish shooting so people guard him. "If we are going to struggle guarding guys at the arc need to punish them in the paint for making us chase them around." Samson has wall potential, just needs to eliminate freshmen mistakes. IW could be on the best 4/5 swingmen if he makes his threes. Was a little cryptic about Akok. Springs - "could play this year."
Hawkins looks pretty good. First round NBA draft potential. High level getting into shot, good footwork, but needs to get sturdier, better ball security, needs to play defense. Has a chance to be a huge factor this year. Interviewer mentioned mole on the staff praised Hawkins. Hurley said as soon as he gets back he'll root him out... only half joking imo.
If IW makes 30 threes in 80 or less shots and he isn’t drafted the NBA needs some new scouts.Interesting nuggets (paraphrases)...
- Luke Murray has a photographic-like memory for AAU players and coaches.
- Isaiah needs to make at least 30 3's this year.
- Hawkins' footwork off screens and shot mechanics are high level. Potential to be great in the future.
- Dan loves the Cinemax show Banshee.
I don't understand the Bouknight comment. He sat the first 3 games for the car thing but still had the 3rd most minutes on the team freshman year.Love that he reached out to Oats.
Like the idea of staggering Whaley and Sanogo after the tip. At least until Whaley proves he can shoot like that, leaves plenty of minutes for Akok/Samson/Richie to earn.
I really hope he doesn't pull a Bouknight with Hawkins again. Let him play through mistakes in the early season games we won't lose regardless. It's beyond clear he'll need to play consistently to reach our offensive ceiling.
Sounds like Sool and Corey are basically red shirts at this point. He hasn't talked about either all off season. Gaffneys ability to backup Cole is gonna be crucial, if this is the case.
Yeah, but if I remember correctly his minutes really took off after Polley tore is ACL and bouk finally cracked the starting lineup.
Yeah he averaged 18 minutes a game in the nonconference and 30 minutes a game in conference season.He came off the bench until Polley got hurt. We all knew that shouldn't have been the case well before that.
They scrimmaged when Dan was at Rhody and Nate was at Buffalo...it actually went to OTDan and Nate are close, probably one of his best friends in the college coaching business (next to his brother, obviously). He got Nate into the college game, and they’ve helped each other out a lot over the years.