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    uneblinstu's Post Game Chatter: Vol 8, Issue 11 - Rhode Island


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      Miles alluded to this on the post game show...we've basically lost the games we were supposed to and won the game we were supposed to...this was a coin flip game and we got it done at home.

    We held a team that almost always out free-throws their opponent to 8 FTs. We needed to after the layup drill in the first half and the garbage 3s all game. That Martin technical was huge as all the sudden a guy who can kill you inside has 4 fouls early in the second half

     

    - On a small team, the guy who very well might be the best combination of size/rebounding/shooting very well might be Jacobson. Miles already stated he's starting next game.
    - Speaking of starting, Glynn Watson is moving towards it. He took and made some bad shots today in addition to some brilliant plays. 17 points, 1 turnover in 21 minutes. Dude is going to be one of the greats by the time he's done.
    - Speaking of one of the greats, Shavon poured in the points and then was able to adjust when met with opposition at the rim. Once again led the team in assists (3)
    - Andrew was an obvious target of their scouting and was harassed into 5 turnovers and 11 points. His adjustment to being the focus of a defense is ongoing
    - Benny had a so-so game but WHAT. A. SHOT!!!!
    - Tai apparently had an oblique injury and gutted it out (PUN!) attacking at the rim
    - Welcome back Nick Fuller! Nick came in for 11 minutes and didn't waste them
    - Jake and Morrow: casualties of Jacobson picking up his game and matchups. Can we play Morrow with Jake or Jacobson?

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    The reason Parker turns the ball over is that in traffic he has two choices:

    1. look at the ball as he dribbles it while missing passing opportunities or not being able to see traps coming his way or

    2. Not looking at the ball and mishandling it because is a poor ball handler.

    I root for him and he hit a clutch shot but he absolutely kills us on offense!

     

    After reading your post, I all can say is I hope you never root for me.

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    The reason Parker turns the ball over is that in traffic he has two choices:

    1. look at the ball as he dribbles it while missing passing opportunities or not being able to see traps coming his way or

    2. Not looking at the ball and mishandling it because is a poor ball handler.

    I root for him and he hit a clutch shot but he absolutely kills us on offense!

    When Benny penetrates and kicks the ball out, it generally does not lead to an open shot because 90% of Benny's drives initiate on the wing, not at the top of the key. 80% of the time he does not drive to the basket, but rather dribbles to the middle of the free throw lane about 10 feet from the rim. The weak side defender does not sag off his man with the drive starting on the other side of the court, and since he doesn't go to the rim he doesn't draw any help off any post defenders.

     

    The weak side defender should already be sagged off if the ball is on the other side of the court?

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    I am a huge Edward Morrow fan.  That said, his limited time on the floor today was not good.  He mostly looked lost both offensively and defensively.  I am not sure if he has simply lost his mojo, or the offensive and defensive installations are confusing to him?  We need Ed, and his talent is obvious, but today was not a good day for him.

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    Ed wasn't in dog house. Miles noted that Jacobson was having a great game and miles was riding the hot hand.

    Shields is getting most of the minutes at the 4, which is Ed's true position.

     

    Ed has struggled defensively when we have put him at the 5.

     

    he'll have a much better oppurtunity to play at the 4 next year.

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    CWG, there was no problem with priorities with the UNL students from my house--both in attendance despite finals week.  The right priority; studying is overrated.

     

    It was a great birthday present for 'ol HB today.  

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    I was going to post before the game today about Michael Jacobson and my belief that he could become a special player for us.

    I was actually going to start the thread with something like "If he works hard ..."

    I think his shooting ability could be a huge weapon. I've said this before, but he has a good looking shot. If he really works at it, there's no reason he couldn't be a solid weapon from deep, and I'm thinking high 30s at least.

    He needs to add some post moves to his arsenal. Also hit the weights and gain some added strength, quickness and explosiveness. We might not try as a matter of course to enter the ball to him in the low post, but when opportunities are there, he needs to be able to convert.

    And then his FT shooting is exceptional.

    I think he could be a future star. Especially if he grew another inch or two.

    Ubel-ish?
    Ubel had good touch and shot well from deep as a freshman, but his mechanics were poor and he couldn't find the range as a sophomore and junior and quit trying as a senior. Jacobson has good mechanics and just needs to shoot as many as he can before and after practice until he has it dialed in. I like the Ubel comparison, actually.

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    CWG, there was no problem with priorities with the UNL students from my house--both in attendance despite finals week. The right priority; studying is overrated.

    It was a great birthday present for 'ol HB today.

    Happy birthday, you old fart.

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    I was going to post before the game today about Michael Jacobson and my belief that he could become a special player for us.

    I was actually going to start the thread with something like "If he works hard ..."

    I think his shooting ability could be a huge weapon. I've said this before, but he has a good looking shot. If he really works at it, there's no reason he couldn't be a solid weapon from deep, and I'm thinking high 30s at least.

    He needs to add some post moves to his arsenal. Also hit the weights and gain some added strength, quickness and explosiveness. We might not try as a matter of course to enter the ball to him in the low post, but when opportunities are there, he needs to be able to convert.

    And then his FT shooting is exceptional.

    I think he could be a future star. Especially if he grew another inch or two.

    Agree. Is there an NBA player he reminds you of?

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    I believe Michael's Dad (who is an orthopedic surgeon) is 6'10".  So there is a chance we may find an inch or two more of growth. 

    Oh, do you think he can add a couple extra vertebrae to his son? :P

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    CWG, there was no problem with priorities with the UNL students from my house--both in attendance despite finals week.  The right priority; studying is overrated.

     

    It was a great birthday present for 'ol HB today.

    As i told my folks and wife d can stand for diploma

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    He was giving Four the business out there.  Loved it!

     

    yes, anyone named Four is deserving of some business.

     

    His parents must of watched the Seinfeld episode about naming a baby "Seven" in honor of Mickey.  Either that or he has brothers and/or sisters named One, Two and Three?

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    He was giving Four the business out there.  Loved it!

     

    yes, anyone named Four is deserving of some business.

     

    His parents must of watched the Seinfeld episode about naming a baby "Seven" in honor of Mickey.  Either that or he has brothers and/or sisters named One, Two and Three?

     

     

    "Four" is basically a nickname. His given name is Patrick McGlynn IV

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    Would like to see us eventually put Ed at the 4, Jacobsen 5, shavon 3 and white the 2, with Watson at PG. I think this would be an interesting line up.

     

    I'm a huge Morrow fan but he doesn't look ready yet and seems lost at times.  Jacobsen isn't really a true center either but he held his own on Sunday.  An even more interesting lineup would be (if we wanted a bigger lineup):

     

    1) Watson

    2) Shields

    3)  White

    4)  Jacobson

    5)  Hammond

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    I like the idea of going a bit bigger too, let a guy like Morrow be more at his natural position. 

     

    However with Shields or White at the 2, would we need to play more zone? Can either of those guys handle a B1G level shooting guard in man? 

     

    If we go bigger, I wouldn't mind seeing some 1-3-1 as a change up, do some trapping. Coach Miles & staff don't seem to like zone much, so it probably doesn't happen. And with the added difficulty of defensive rebounding out of a zone, it might not work well for us.

     

    But if you go really big and put Webster at the top of the 1-3-1 instead of Parker or Watson, you could create some problems with all that length I'd think.

     

    Couldn't play it as a base defense, but I think it'd work well as a change up for a few minutes a half. Of course then you run into the problem of how much time in practice do you devote to zone defensive work if you're going to only use it a little bit. There's a lot of moving parts in there that all have to be in sync or it doesn't work.

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    CWG, there was no problem with priorities with the UNL students from my house--both in attendance despite finals week.  The right priority; studying is overrated.

     

    It was a great birthday present for 'ol HB today.  

     

    Happy (belated) Birthday, HB! 

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