- Aug 4, 2015
- Reaction score
To answer your question I believe there is no question we are light on talent compared to several teams in the conference. Mack can light it up then disappear. Reece can knock down some 3's but really has no post up game and he is a turnover machine. I have reservations that G. Smith is the answer inside he has slow feet and turns it over half of the time he touches the ball. H. Jones was much better as a freshman this year he has zero confidence. When recruiting you need to select talent and intelligence and we have several players that make poor decisions low BB IQ. With Hall graduating I have no idea where we turn to at the center position next year. It's beginning to look like the media picked us correctly preseason at 7th.I tried use stats to analyze these last 2 games and the only thing I can come up with is just how f’ng Inconsistent we’ve been in the last 2 games (other than Lewis and some degree Hall). Against State, we got 5, yes 5 whole points from our bench including a big ZERO from Petty. Mack and Ingram had ‘respectable’ games combining for 25pts and shooting collectively just under 50%. Mack three 3s on 9 attempts. We were 7/24 from 3pt range. Not good. We also were out rebounded by 9-10 but shot 92% (not a typo) from FT line. Although the shooting %s were not as dramatically different (along with many other stats) considering we lost by 19, the points in paint were the most glaring: 40-24.
Against FL, we got 6 points from Ingram and Mack combined. Not exactly sure of what positions each guy is considered, but by my count we got 7pts from players I call forwards. After 92% from FT line at State, we shot 7/14 50% on our home court. Out rebounded once again and allow a AVERAGE FL offense to shoot 55% from the floor. Our bench did score 20pts but 10 of those was Petty who should be starting and a minimal output from what is suppose to be 1 of our top scores.
The one person I haven’t mentioned until
now is H. Jones. It’s hard to hate on this kid because he always seems to give effort and he is an elite defender, but we are nowhere near talented enough on offense to play extended minutes of 4 on 5 on offense. I realize Jones missed significant time vs Florida and that’s probably why they shot one of their best FG percentage this year; but Jones stats in last 2 games; 7 points and 1 rebound. Riley has moments from time to time but often a defensive liability and he hasn’t done anything since Vandy.
Our 3pt shooting is Abysmal.
I keep going back to just how much basketball talent do we have on this team?