« on: November 16, 2016, 08:26 AM »
Overall I'm pleased with the performance, still pretty worried about our defense (in particular defensive rebounding) and half court offense. I watch our offensive sets and think we may be one of the worst screen setting teams for Pat that I can remember in recent years. Not sure that the core root of the problem is but think it's legitimately a concern.
Biggest highlight to me from the first 3 games was Lamar Stevens. He's so good at imposing his will and getting to where he wants to go. He's already attempted 25 free throws, which is an insanely high number for just 3 games. He's been incredibly efficient on offense and has done a good job manning the top of the press with Reaves out. Watkins has been incredible too, one of the best shot blockers in the country already.
Carr looks terrific, and always seems to be in control. I expect we'll see some more freshman plays out of him like when he committed that charge in the 2nd half, but he seems to be quite steady, which isn't something one can say a lot about a freshman.
I hope we see more from Moore and Banks. Moore had a nice stat line yesterday but it still feels like he's got a long way to go on the defensive end. It just feels like there's a layup line whenever he's in. Banks' catch and shoot has likely improved but the rest of his game just hasn't developed a ton. If he can just keep shooting off the catch and avoid shooting off the dribble, I'll be thrilled.