Bench scoring for PSU - 2 pts from Frazier. Thats twice as many as vs. MSU (sarcastic).
Babb with 17 points. Here’s my assessment of Babb. Nice perimeter shooter and decent defense with his long arms. But no ability to take his man off the dribble. His traveling call when he when he had just one man to beat was a perfect example. He likes to get separation and shoot from the perimeter, he is not effective at using his body to score down low (even in a fast break situation).
Jones had 8 rebounds and 6 points. He also has very bad hands. The loose balls get away from him. He’s not very quick with his feet on defense. Johnson. blew by him regularly.
Brooks had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Nice to see him continuing to go to the basket. He’s got the size and athleticism but he’s also got some bad hands. Like Jones, he is horrible at blocking out. PSU gives up way too many second chance points because of this.
Jackson usually plays sound but unspectacular. This afternoon he didn’t play sound. He allowed several Purdue players to slip behind him on defense.
Short leash on Edwards today. He gets sloppy with the ball and gets it knocked loose. He recovers, sees a lane, and takes the ball to the basket. He goes too far and gets caught under the basket resulting in a missed shot and transition basket for Purdue. Ed pulls him immediately. Very surprising to me.
Frazier was a turnover machine but Ed seemed to have much more patience with him in the first half (he didn’t have a choice after Battle got hurt). I have no idea what to think of this kid. Two issues: 1) He’ll never be able to use his quickness to maximum advantage if he doesn’t develop a perimeter shot. 2) He’s a boy amongst men out there. Seriously, he looks like he’s 16 years old. Let’s hope that he matures over the summer.
Borovnjak played very well in his 6 minutes. He took up space in the lane and used his big body effectively to gather a couple of defensive rebounds. Good to see, but I still have no idea whey he didn’t redshirt.
If PSU had JuJuan Johnson they would be one of the top 4 teams in the B10. 21 pts, 10 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots. Jones/Jackson/Brooks had no answer for him. Johnson altered several PSU shots in addition to his 3 blocks.