- Sep 9, 2014
I acknowledged his FG % was down in my post - on more FGA. His points/assists/rebounds were all up and he actually shot threes this year. That’s not the eye test and those aren’t advanced statistics.maybe you are looking at some advanced stats, I don't know. But his FT is 25% and his FG% is down 6% and he missed a lot more bunnies and putbacks this year according to my eye test FWIW. His 15 footer was more reliable last year, too, but yes his 3 point shooting is a nice added dimension. Hopefully he keeps improving that.
We don’t have anyone who can create his own offense like Bouknight and draw double and triple teams. That’s talent and we have less at the moment. Hawkins can score though.That's not how it works, we'll be far more talented than we were this year and hopefully without all the headaches.
When we won NC’s we had a Rip/Khalid, Emeka/Ben, Kemba/Lamb and Bazz/Boatright. Without Bouknight, I just don’t see that at this point. What am I missing?That's always nice to have and Bouknight will be missed but I have a feeling we'll have more go to options and the defense should be filthy.
100%. Without Bouk, this current roster is less talented, not more. What a joke. Whaley is a nice surprise and certainly helps our depth and defensive pressence in our frontcourt. As is, this team will struggle to score points. Our backcourt remains a concern. To me, on both ends. We don't have to look to far to see what this team looks like without Bouk. Maryland doubled him all night and we had 4 others who stood still and couldn't hit a side of a barn. I feel part of the problem late in the year was Cole was completely exposed. Gaffney is not a pg and I am not sure he is even a 2. He attacks the rim well, but thats just about it. He cannot run an offense. My guess is this team will play old school basketball. Pound the ball down low and play relentless defense. Games in the 50s, we win. Games in mid 60s and higher, we lose. But more talented without Bouk? What a joke.We don’t have anyone who can create his own offense like Bouknight and draw double and triple teams. That’s talent and we have less at the moment. Hawkins can score though.
Whaley needs to work more at making layups than outside shots. If he’s our spread the floor on offense guy, we are in trouble. As for Akok, I have no idea if he will get over his injury? Polley’s clock is ticking also.
This was lacking in the Maryland game. You can rebound all you want, but if the ball doesn't go into the basket, what have you gained? Expended effort and hustle that doesn't move the needle?as long as they rebound each others missed jumpers and we lead the BE in second chance points too