I think the biggest positive out of this season could be Buie leaving after it's all over. He has shown nothing but a bad attitude, and his off the court stuff is just not what the program needs right now. If he was good, I could somewhat tolerate it, but he isn't. He looks like he doesn't care, refuses to move out of 1st gear, and doesn't defend well.
Out of 1st gear? He’ll be fine as a player. Talor struggled his first year as well. Doesn’t defend well? Not sure what your’e seeing. On points, he’s 4th, despite 3 guys playing more. On Lar’s favorite, tempo free scoring, he’s 3rd. He’s made some mistakes, but I’d still want him at crunch time. That family doesn’t know the word choke. IMO, the team is sometimes so out of synch, it has to be Ed. People mentioning Brooks getting the ball at the high post is a good sign. Takes pressure off the arc, something some of us have been dying for all year. I wouldn’t worry about Taran’s game. I am concerned for his well being. You’ve posted twice. Is this what we have to look forward to?
I was unaware that Taran Buie got his brother’s clutch gene. Listen, the kid is awful off the court, and he isn’t good enough on it as far as I’m concerned. Taran looks like he could really care less when he gets into the game. Whereas, his attitude should be to work as hard as possible. We obviously didn’t miss Buie last night, and in fact, we played more together as a team. I don’t know what you see in him, but he definitely isn’t his 1/2 brother.
Since when was scoring points, a tribute to how hard you work defensively? Buie is shooting 25% from the field and 57% from the line. Against equal opposition here are his stats:
@ Mississippi: 18 minutes, 2-5 shooting, 0-1 from 3, 6 pts, 3 rbs, 2 asts, 0 TOs
vs Maryland: 13 minutes, 0-9 shooting, 0-5 from 3, 0 pts, 2 rbs, 0 asts, 0 TOs
vs Virginia Tech: 12 minutes, 2-7 shooting, 1-3 from 3, 5 pts, 0 rbs, 0 asts, 1 TO
So against equal opposition (or power conference opponents, toyed with putting Duquesne on here, but didn’t) here is his average per game:
14.3 MPG, 3.7 PPG, 1.7 RPG, .7 APG, .3 TPG
Shooting Percentages: 4-21 FG (19%), 1-9 3PT (11%)
Are we really going to miss him? Other than giving a blow for players, I don’t see how this guy has contributed anything substantial this season. He’s not on the same level of his 1/2 brother, and probably never will be. He’s likely to leave at the end of the season, lets wash our hands, and start over next season. Odds are we’ll have a new coach, we lose all our seniors, and Buie will transfer somewhere else. I think he looks lazy, and completely over-hyped. One thing about Battle his freshman year, he worked pretty dang hard, and at least looked like he cared. I can’t say the same for Buie.
EDIT: Sorry, Buie is actually shooting 35% from the field, and 25% from 3 for the season.