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BillSU

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I think JB’s right – he does have a better shooting team than last year. The thing that’s a problem is, except for Buddy and Jimmy, they haven’t been able to put the ball in the basket.

And JB knows this too and has mentioned, they have to rebound and play defense. JB also has the responsibility of giving someone the job of driving the lane without closed eyes to someone who can do it and score.

We shot 54.4 % FG and 42.3% from 3 vs. Lemoyne and 54.4% FG and 50% from 3 vs. Lafayette. Last night 29% FG and 21.7 from 3 and the put backs weren’t going in and shots close to the basket weren’t either. We’re better than that. Tough night. Hope tonight is better.

JB can’t do it for them.
 

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Shooting is only a minor component of basketball. Defense, passing, rebounding etc... are all important.
 

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I think JB’s right – he does have a better shooting team than last year. The thing that’s a problem is, except for Buddy and Jimmy, they haven’t been able to put the ball in the basket.

And JB knows this too and has mentioned, they have to rebound and play defense. JB also has the responsibility of giving someone the job of driving the lane without closed eyes to someone who can do it and score.

We shot 54.4 % FG and 42.3% from 3 vs. Lemoyne and 54.4% FG and 50% from 3 vs. Lafayette. Last night 29% FG and 21.7 from 3 and the put backs weren’t going in and shots close to the basket weren’t either. We’re better than that. Tough night. Hope tonight is better.

JB can’t do it for them.
JB also needs to know and be realistic about the capabilities of his players.

He recruits them, and “develops” them. You can’t ask kids who aren’t good enough to do things they aren’t capable of.

Can they hit a few more shots? Sure. But they can’t jump higher than they are capable and they can’t ask them to be faster to the spot defensively, or become quicker off the dribble.

This team is fatally flawed. And that is square on the shoulders of JB.
 

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This can’t be an isolation team. They have to work to get each other open shots. Yesterday, it was one guy with the ball and the other four guys standing around. Make the defense switch or call out screens. We are way too easy to defend. I’m anxious to see how much we move tonight on offense.
 

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I think JB’s right – he does have a better shooting team than last year. The thing that’s a problem is, except for Buddy and Jimmy, they haven’t been able to put the ball in the basket.

And JB knows this too and has mentioned, they have to rebound and play defense. JB also has the responsibility of giving someone the job of driving the lane without closed eyes to someone who can do it and score.

We shot 54.4 % FG and 42.3% from 3 vs. Lemoyne and 54.4% FG and 50% from 3 vs. Lafayette. Last night 29% FG and 21.7 from 3 and the put backs weren’t going in and shots close to the basket weren’t either. We’re better than that. Tough night. Hope tonight is better.

JB can’t do it for them.
Huh? Buddy and Jimmy are the only ones to put the ball in the basket? You guys have seen Girard this year?
 

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JB also needs to know and be realistic about the capabilities of his players.

He recruits them, and “develops” them. You can’t ask kids who aren’t good enough to do things they aren’t capable of.

Can they hit a few more shots? Sure. But they can’t jump higher than they are capable and they can’t ask them to be faster to the spot defensively, or become quicker off the dribble.

This team is fatally flawed. And that is square on the shoulders of JB.
That's more like it. 92-84! Buddy 23PTS/6 REB, Jesse 21/8, Cole 19/11 , JGIII/2 16, Jimmy 11/8. 54.1% FG, 42.1% from the three much improved from 29% and 24.1% last night. You have to give people time to play together in a tournament away from home and regroup. They're still a new team developing their chemistry.

You sound defeated, sorrowful. Sorry you feel that way. "fatally flawed?!" I disagree. After tonight's game, we have a team that will win games under JB's tutelage and they will be capable of more than you think.
 
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That's more like it. 92-84! Buddy 23PTS/6 REB, Jesse 21/8, Cole 19/11 , JGIII/2 16, Jimmy 11/8. 54.1% FG, 42.1% from the three much improved from 29% and 24.1% last night. You have to give people time to play together in a tournament away from home and regroup. They're still a new team developing their chemistry.

You sound defeated, sorrowful. Sorry you feel that way. "fatally flawed?!" I disagree. After tonight's game, we have a team that will win games under JB's tutelage and they will be capable of more than you think.
Hope you’re right. Not sorrowful at all. Just frustrated by the mediocrity and don’t see how this team won’t be the same as the last 6 or 7 incarnations.
 

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Huh? Buddy and Jimmy are the only ones to put the ball in the basket? You guys have seen Girard this year?
But did you know that Joe is shooting 0% on shots he misses?
 

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