[quote="State4Life, post:12, topic:701"]Calling Sasa a recruiting mistake right now in his career blows my mind.[/quote]
He’s not getting off the bench…
This isn’t like we’ve got a frontcourt that’s lighting it up here.
I agree. These conversations about these 2 guys sound an awful like what we used to hear about Joonas and his lack of PT.
Agreed, but there was a poster, sugarjoz, a student, who used to post here about playing with the team. He said Joonas was better than Ott, and he was playing against them, so you never know. This was before Ott was eligible to play.
In the little we saw Sasa play, while there were clear weaknesses, at least he posted up, made some inside points and got fouled a bit. When was the last time AJ played with his back to the basket? I don’t think I’ve seen it the entire year. That’s a problem, IMO. I’m also scratching my head about what Lewis Preston is doing, because if anything, AJ’s inside play has gone backwards. How about a drop step once in awhile.
It’s been a strange season. Vs. Sacred Heart, DJ posted up the whole game, dominated, had something like 23 points on lights out shooting, and since, he’s now a perimeter player. It’s not like we have a small front line. VT’s and Temple’s best big men, both named Allen, were both 6’7" and killed us. Sims is 6’8", and UM’s only inside threat, yet vs. them, he killed us, and we get into a 3 point shooting contest. Think about what might have happened if we got it into Ott, Jones, Brooks every time and Sims had to defend vs. all 3, as they were rotated in. Think that might have gotten him into foul trouble? No, we avoid that, and he keeps his energy to light us up for 25 points at the other end.