[quote=“Smitty, post:1, topic:1553”]This is gonna kill me more than some others to say this, but, here goes anyway…
Just TWO guys played coming off the bench – Buie and Oliver!!! Lack of bench play will be our downfall come Conference play. It’s a shame, but it looks like that’s the way it’s gonna be.
I posted this on the thread about “What I see from this team”, but here goes again…we are in real “big” trouble if/when our BIGS get in foul trouble. Billy Oliver is not gonna do it himself. And I’m really stunned at Cam Woodyard NOT getting in the game at all. Was he hurt? Was there another reason? Don’t know, just asking.
How about this…What do you guys think about Ed NOT starting one of Jones/Brooks/Jackson, and go with Battle/Frazier/Buie/Jones/Brooks-Jackson? [/quote]
We played zero 3 guard last night. I think you will see Battle/Frazier/Buie/Brooks/Jackson. When you have guys like Cam, Tre, Jermaine, this is where you have depth. UM played 3 guard all night, save for 3 minutes. While of course I didn’t see the game, in prior games, AJ seemed to have trouble positioning. He rarely posts up effectively, usually being 10’ or so from the hoop, which just isn’t good for a guy without a good offensive game. He also has trouble sealing off his cover when he does post up, so the ball can be knocked away when it is passed to him. It’s a huge difference between establishing position 6’ to 8’ from the basket vs. 10’ or so. AJ often pivots away from the hoops as well, preferring a 10-12’ jumper over a drop step or up and under move to the inside. Never understood why Lewis Preston can’t address this. On O, it’s all about establishing position down low, posting up, and pivoting on your inside foot toward the hoop. AJ almost always uses his outside foot as pivot, preferring to go away from contact. That’s usually a move by smaller guys to avoid getting blocked. Not sure what the problem on D is, esp rebounding, but 3 rebounds?