Was very pleased that the squad recovered to beat a credible opponent on their court. But from what I’ve seen this year, there are some serious fundamental problems. There is absolutely nobody to bury open jump shots (including three’s) from the outside!
Battle is already doing too much and can’t be asked to be that guy also. Frazier, while a real star in the making, is not that type of player. It is absolutely essential to have at least one guy who can shoot lights out when left open. Otherwse the defense packs it down so deep that there is no room inside at all. And I think we can all agree that our inside guys need alot of room. Wait till other teams in the Big Ten get on to this fundamental flaw.
This is not to say that the players aren’t talented. There is alot of quickness, ball-handling ability, and athleticism. But somebody needs to emerge who can keep a defense honest. With the graduation of Pringle, I thought Babb might be this guy. The early returns are not looking good.