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RE: MBB -- Maryland Eastern Shore
(11-28-2017 10:29 AM)Gilesfan Wrote:  
(11-28-2017 09:24 AM)ODU BBALL Wrote:  
(11-28-2017 08:56 AM)Gilesfan Wrote:  
(11-28-2017 08:35 AM)ODUCoach Wrote:  BJ has been shooting it well, which is exactly why I am going to lose it if he takes 16 foot jump shots. Right now, 56% of his shots are 2-point jumpers. 26% are threes. Those percentages need to flip.

Way too many 2 point jumpers.

I could see Hueitt and Haynes being rotated offense for defense at end of games. Put BJ at the 4. Caver/Green in game as well

Haynes is one of ODU's better defenders. He wouldn't be in an "offense for defense" substitution discussion as he would already be in the game.

As someone noted earlier, Green has not shown the ability to hit important, end of game free throws yet. Might come at some point this season, but he hasn't yet.

Caver is still too off and on with his free throw shooting. Some games he is good, and the next one he is bad with his free throw shooting. Before he is to be called a good point guard he needs to become consistently in the good category as far as shooting free throws is concerned. Free throw shooting goes with the point guard position much like assists does. Have to knock them down if the ball is going to be in your hands at the end of the game while nursing a small lead.

Edit: Did I read it wrong and misinterpret what you meant? Are you saying that you would substitute Hueitt in for Haynes (instead of both of them coming in together for offense)? If so, isn't Haynes doing well from the line? I remember him making 2 for 2 against W&M when most everyone else was awful.

The end of game offense (assuming a team will foul) could be:

Green or Haynes
Huiett (assuming he's a good free throw shooter)

The end of game defense could be:

Stith(s) or Carver

Green only has 19 free throws so I'm assuming he's actually a good free throw shooter. Randy isn't a terrible free throw shooter either, but I think Green is a better ball handler (and maybe even decision maker at this point) No issue with Haynes is, but I could see reasoning (assuming Green can hit FTs; can't judge in games yet) for an offensive lineup of Caver, Green, Hueitt, Stith, Porter.

Based upon current performance for this season, along with the intangible of experience with being in a late game situation, I would have to go with -

Caver - mainly for ball handling, and with the hope that he makes the foul shots if fouled. He will if he is having an 'on' day vice an 'off' one.

BJ - best foul shooter on the team until someone surpasses him.

Haynes - is doing better at the line than most of the others that have more than just a couple of attempts and his shot attempts look good from the line. Thus far to me him and BJ have the best looking free throw shots.

After that it is like rolling the dice. I suspect that Hueitt is a good free throw shooter, but haven't seen him shoot any so I can't form an opinion yet. Same goes for a few of the others that haven't played much yet this season. Green hasn't impressed me with his foul shooting thus far. Some of his misses have not been close misses.

Of the big men - Porter, Brandan, Carver, and Vassor ... I would not be the least bit surprised if Vassor wasn't the most likely to step up to the line and make an important free throw, at least at this point of the season,
11-28-2017 04:32 PM
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RE: MBB -- Maryland Eastern Shore
We saw some FTs from both teams miss everything. I've now started yelling 'Nothing but Net' when that happens. I would love to start chanting that after any airballs FTs or 3 pointers......
11-29-2017 12:13 PM
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