First, I love the potential that hamilton has and i know he will be a great UConn player.
Second, it's great he scored a double-double and he was not dogging it at all.
Third, however, one must look at the turnovers, the missed "chippies, and the defensive lapses and figure that those cost an appreciable amount of points the other way. Points you can't get back.
I know he's a freshman and he's prone to errors. On the flip side, he's probably played more basketball than anything else he's done in his short lifetime and one would think he would would have rid himself of some of the continual "bad habits".
I look at his prior coaching as a source of frustration, but as I've said before, there are at least three accomplished guards sitting as coaches on that bench and I have not seen an appreciable decrease in these habits. Why on earth would he want to perform or why do the coaches tolerate this fake shot action everytime he has the ball. It's costing him time and losing the ability to quick step past a defender. His passing skills on in bound plays is horrible - its obvious he is not used to doing this as he probably was always the main target to receive the ball - but the passes are telgraphed and lazy- why does KO allow this? I noticed that he didn't dribble into a 4v1 situation last night - hopefully that is due to corrective action OR he was just fortunate to not get into such a situation. He does not play defense with his feet, we have seen his quickness, but, relies on reach ins.
I love the potential and you can see that there is a glimmer of greatness in his game, but in my opinion, he needs to work on some really bad habits he has picked up and developed over time.