2018 Iggy Leading Scorer Winner
- Apr 25, 2017
Love Kadary. I love his defense and his handle and his ability to attack the paint off the bounce. It’s exactly what we needed this season. But I’d say his biggest issue right now besides outside shooting (we all know that) is that he’s still learning how to play PG here, how to make the right decisions and find the open man. He’s a great passer but he’s still learning how to pick his spots and create for others. His assist numbers aren’t great, but I think they’ll be much better next season. I think Boeheim described it perfectly in his post-game comments.Tonight was horrible, but if you're going to rewatch losses (I personally never have but some shockingly do), watch Kadary dribbling. The scouting report is to lay off of him. And he still gets by his defender. He is crossing over people, between the legs...two dribbles in a row, off a hesitation... in the paint. He can get to his left or his right. He spun tonight, then head-faked for an up and under for a finger roll inside with the bigs that the idiot ref did not call a foul on.
He needs to get a bit better at finishing when he gets there and he will once he cuts a little bit of the gymnastics down, and also continues developing that floater.
He already has the potential to be an ALL ACC defender. We've seen it. Not sure what else people need to see on defense. Matisse Thybulle at Washington was one of the best defenders in the entire country (3.5s, 2.3b his senior year, ridiculous), playing for Hop and the zone. He's in the league right now because of it. He was always so so on offense.
Kadary has the ability to impact games in that way. His inability to shoot, imo, is overblown with a very small sample size. Even if he never becomes great at it, whatever.