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RE: Temple men’s bb 2019-2020
Here’s how some stats are deceiving. JPL had a 4 point better shooting percentage than Scott in conference play, yet Temple scored 3 less points per 100 possessions than when Scott play. The difference is do to JPL’s high rate of turnovers, while Scott’s were relatively low. His defense was much worse than Scoot as he fouled excessively. As a result, Tempe’s opponents scored 3 more points per 100 possessions when JPL played in conference play than when Scott played.

Temple got outscored by 14 points per 100 possessions when JPL played. He should have been riding the bench till he reduced straightened out his turnovers and fouling.

I watched game after game where JPL would ride his man bringing the ball up court only to foul him for no reason at mid.court. That’s a freshman mistake the first couple of games, but but should not not been whole season. Where was the coaching, Why wasn’t someone telling him to get away from his opponent in the backcourt.

Temple also scored less points as JPL primarily looked to pass the ball to his brother who struggled shooting. He also had turnovers by favoring his brother. Did the coaching staff not see that?

Subbing in Scott with JPL hurt Temple on both sides of the court as it dissapatef Scott being able to really help Temple off the bench given how poorly JPL played.,

JPL is an extremely athletic player, but his decision making made him a negative on the court.

Forrester also shot well but hurt Temple badly with his excessive turnovers and excessive fouling as well. As a result, Temple was outscored by 12 points per 100 possessions in conference play. A player who demonstrates poor decision making should not start, no less be n the rotation. Unless Forrester improves the mental part of his game and learns how to defend without excessively fouling, he’ll continue to hurt Temple when he plays.

Don’t be misled by Granger’s individual stats for Forrester on the Temple message board as he doesn’t deal with the severe negative impact of Forrester’s bad turnover and fouling stats.

Both JPL and Forrester were 4-star rated players coming out of HS. Ratings obviously don’t take into consideration excessive turnovers and fouls which demonstrate poor decision-making. Recruiting such players are a huge mistake unless coaches are capable of getting players to reduce these mental. mistakes.

Parks will hurt Temple offensively though he has some nifty inside moves, he still shot just 51 percent. In addition he shoots his foul shots poorly and excessively turns the ball over. On defense, he fouled more often than any other Temple player, and that not easy to do as Forrester has a high propensity to foul.
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Even though Perry, A.Moore, and JPL led Temple to finishing second in the conference last season shooting two’s, Temple players Rose, Moorman, NPL, and Moorman drove down Temple’s three-point shooting percentages.

HC McKie has to realize that today’s bb game is a math game. Need players who can shoot the three ball and getvto the hoop to score or go to the foul-line.

As such, those players who shoot three’s poorly have to be told either not shoot any three’s or to not shoot more three’s if they go 0-3 on their first three’s attempted. Can’t afford to have players shooting 1-5, 1-6, or 2-8 on three’s. This happened way too often ten last season.

One way to get Temple’s here point shooters open, is to play an in-out low post game, or for players to drive and kick-out ball to the three point line, so Temple can increase it’s scoring.

Villanova’s Jay Wright is a master of this and killed Temple last time out playing Temple.

I look for T.Strickland, Dre Perry, and Tracy A, to be Temple!s best three point shooters. D. Dunn is a wild card. Moorman’s main problems shooting three’s is he picks up hoop with his eyes late, rushes his shot, has to much motion as his shooting pocket is very low.
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I look for Strickland to be Temple’s starting PG. the starting line-up. But his biggest weakness is turnovers, similar to the problem JPL had last season. McKie would be wise running Temple’s offense thru others, and turn Strickland into primarily three point shooter similar to what did A.Moore last season. Hopefully, McKie will design plays so Strickland will shoots more often than A.Moore did, and that he shoots way more three’s than two’s. As Strickland has a beautiful high arcing three-point shot that is deadly. He does have the ability to penetrate as has some nifty moves.

D.Dunn should be on one wing. He’s a smart, tough, heady player that plays within himself. Should be one of the conference’s best two point shooters, and if he gets away from filming the ball on three’s, has the potential of being a good three point shooter as well. He’s also a good penetrator and rebounder. His main problem is that he’s very slow, and such will be exposed when playing defense.

Tracy A. should start at Temple’s other wing. He’s a good shooter and can get to the rim. Seems like fine overall player on both sides one the rim.

I would start Perry at PF. Should be best shooter and defender.

Even though, I’ve been knocking Moorman’s offense and defense, he needs to start as unlike Forrester he’s not a high turnover and foul guy. Moorman is also capable of stretching opponent defenses defense if he can shoot the three ball as he did two years ago. Forrester just clutters the inside preventing perimeter players from driving to the hoop. He’s also a good foul shooter. Forrester doesn’t shoot three’s and is a poor foul-shooter.

First off the bench would be Jeremiah Williams who’s an aggressive, wick and tenacious guard on both sides of the ball. Nick Jourdain. should be the first big off the bench. Hopefully he can bring some scoring to the front court. He averaged 19 ppg his senior in HS.

I’m not impressed by J.White or K.Battle but hopefully they’ll surprise. Do think Battle will be granted a waiver to play. Transfer Sage Tolbert would help the front court if his waiver to play is granted.

By playing small ball and putting five offensive players on the court, Temple should shoot a decent shooting percentage, and such will cut down on opponents defensive rebounds. Temple’s small ball line-up was much better defensively last season, no reason that won’t happen this season.
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Update: T. Strickland under went shoulder surgery on Aug. 28th. Will need to see if it’s season ending.

Looks like a huge drop-off without Strickland. Would expect freshman J. Williams or freshman J. White to start at PG. Walk-on Jasen West also a possible back-up and may be best of the three.

I guess K.Battle could play some PG if his waiver to play is granted. Likely to happen.

Real bummer for Strickland given how hard he’s worked. His shooting will be missed. Spoke to someone who’s seen Williams play. I’ve just watched his tapes. Friend says he’s very athletic and aggressive, but not a PG. Questioned his decision-making ability. We’ll get to see.

Temple still has one bb scholarship to give out if it so chooses.

Temple bb has been a downward slide since conference play started last season. Losing season followed Then four player departures, and poor recruiting. Now Strickland’s injury. No light seen at the end of the tunnel. Waiting for next season should not be on the tips of our tongues.
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We all saw Justyn Hamilton’s potential his sophomore year when playing under Dunphy he shot 59.7 percent from the field In conference play. . Last season, his shooting percentage dropped to 46.7 percent in conference play. I place that on McKie as he rarely ran plays for Hamilton.

One must remember that Hamilton started the beginning of the season, when Temple started off with a 9-2 record. As Temple played great defense and opponents scored few points. Hamilton was a big reason why Temple was so good defensively, and why Temple was having a positive scoring margin of almost ten points per game. During those 11 games, Temple only gave up 82 points per 100 possessions when Hamilton played. With Forrester starting in conference games, Temple’s opponents averaged 105 points per 100 possessions.

For some unfathomable reason, McKie replaced Hamilton with Forrester shortly after he was declared eligible to play, and it was downhill for Temple the rest of the season. The few times he played Hamilton McKie pulled him early. Doing so damaged Hamiton’s confidence.

It’s clear toward the end of the season McKie cut Forrester’s playing time, and went out and recruited transfer Sage Tolbert. Problem is that Tolbert won’t be eligible to play this season unless he receives an NCAA waiver to play. He did sign freshman Nick Joudain who is eligible to play.,

At the same time, McKie still feeling that Forrester was a better player, wanted Hamilton to leave.

That became obvious as McKie hardly played Hamilton toward the end of the season after Forrester fell into disfavor.

It’s clear that McKie was sending Hamilton a message, and virtually said as much by indicating that it was mutual decision that would be good for Hamilton.

So now, Temple has lost Hamilton, Has an inferior player in Forrester returning, and may wind up with Tolbert being ruled in eligible to play.

Believe it’s against NCAA rules for HC to pressure players to leave or give up their scholarships. Although telling players they might not play much the following season is permissible. This may have happened when Quentin Jackson gave up his bb scholarship. This past season.

Don’t like reading fans implying with no basis that a player who departed because they may not of have had a good attitude. By watching games, the only player who visibly sulked sitting on the bench was JPL.

It’s very clear that by Mckie running a player in and out of games he was undermining a player’s confidence. He needs to learn some valance lessons from last season.
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Temple has added 6’7 Zach Hicks to it’s 2021 class. Final choices were Temple and Richmond. Not highly recruited.

Has nice jump shot. Even though slow, given his height, believe he”ll create separation, and shoot well on stop and pops off his dribble.

He’s a limited offensive player as his upper body is stiff and not flexible. He plays erect and his high dribble will likely mean he’ll likely struggle getting to and scoring at the rim.

Hicks can hit open shots off his dribble, and such makes him an effective scorer, but not an impact player. Be nice if he can hit the three ball at a decent percentage. Will need to see.

He joins both PG Hysier Miller an all/around solid player, and Brandon Sanders, a shot-blocking machine with virtually no offensive game other than dunks and put-backs. Will need to see if he’s a high turnover guy. If he can learn not to swat balls out of bounds, his defense will greatly help Temple as shot blockers are the most valuable players and hard to find. Temple coaches need to teach that.

Rumors are that Sanders may forego coming to Temple, and instead transfer to a prep school for a year. prep school in order to refine his skill set.

Tolbert’s offense is also limited to dunks and put-backs, as he was a 25 percent 2-point jump shooter at SMS. Tolbert will be an upgrade over Forrester as he does not excessively turn the ball over and foul as Forrester does.

Although Tolbert is an excellent rebounder, do have some question about Tolbert’s defense as Southeast Missouri State’s opponents had a high two-point shooting percentage (54.7 percent) in conference play.
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Went back and read my posts from last season when I predicted Temple would be a better team from the season before. Did so because I had so much faith in new HC Mckie bringing our the best in Temple’s players. That only lasted for the first 9 games when Temple compiled a 7-2 record. But it was downhill from their as he played the wrong players and all of Temple’s returning players but Perry, shot far worse than they did the season before.

Never expected Temple’s turnovers to increase in conference play 20 percent and for Temple’s opponents to turn the ball over 30 percent less than the season before. Temple’s strength in committing far fewer turnovers than it’s conference opponents, led to Temple having a winning conference record, and was turned into it’s biggest weakness with ensuing defeats this past season.

As both Nate and Alani, two of the conference’s best ball stealers, saw their steals drop one less steal per 40 minutes from in conference play the year before.

With an influx of new and inexperienced players, one can only hope that Temple plays small ball and that it’s offense gets off shots within seven seconds to prevent turnovers.

To be competitive this season, Temple needs to play small ball just as the Houston Rockets did last night in beating the LA Lakers. With the advent of the three point line, and the decline of inside post play, that’s how modern bb has to be played. SF’s have to play PF, and PF’s have to play the Center position. Only way for Temple to be competitive especially since it’s bigs not very good.

Temple needs to play an aggressive perimeter defense in order to both create more opponent turnovers, and turn opponents into two-point shooting teams. Temple needs to force opponents to shoot far fewer three’s than Temple does, and to shoot them at a far less percentage.
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College men’s bb prognosticator Bart Torvik predicts Temple will finish this season with a 8-21 record if Temple is able to play 29 games this season and predict’s Temple will finish ranked 226 in the nation.

This is a far cry from Temple finishing with a 23-10 record and ranked 60th in the nation two year’s ago, and finishing with a 14-17 record, and ranked 125th in the nation last season.

Torvik bases his prediction for Temple having an awful record on Moorman, Strickland and Forrester being Temple’s leading scorers, while I’m hoping Quincy A., Dre Perry, and D. Dunn, are Temple’s-leading scorers.

That being said, I see Temple winning very few games given that Temple will play but just a few non-conference games at most.


But still need to see if Strickland is not out for an extended period of time.

By Temple losing 7-players from last season, it appears this will be a down year as it’s doubtful Temple will be able to suit-up and play more than 10 scholarship players to start the season.

Sad that a vaulted bb program like Temple fallen so much that poster is on another message board is already predicting next season’s starting line-up.
Do think that the addition next year of Hysier Miller will strengthen the PG. and that Tolbert will strengthen the front court. But can’t say that Hicks is an upgrade over Dre Perry who graduates at end of this season.
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Went back and looked at posts 15, 22 and 23, on pages 1 and 2, I wrote before the season that turned out right, and things I got wrong.

One thing I got right is saying Temple should take fewer long two-point jump shots this past season. I said that because Rose shot 29.4 percent on 52-177 attempts on longer two’s. The HC nor Rose listened. As this past season, Rose went on to shoot 46-171 or 26.9 percent on longer two’s. He even shot his three’s at a higher rate of 27 percent which was also not good. Rose would have been better off going to the rim more, as at the rim, Rose shot 55.8 percent on 86-154 attempts. Overall, Rose shooting dropped from 44.9 percent the season before to 40.6 percent. The team would have scored far more points if Rose had simply shot far fewer shots.

I also said the offense should not be run through Rose based on his high turnover rate the season before. Although Rose’s turnovers increased from 2.6 to 2.8 per game in conference games, since he handled the ball so much more his turnovers based on possessions actually decreased substantially from 15.4 percent to only 13.9 percent, while his assists increased from 15.2 to 23.9 percent of his possessions. He had one more assist per game then he had the season before.

Nate shot but 31 percent on 19-75 2-point attempts away from the rim the season before. This past season, Nate shot only 26.5 percent 18-68 on 2 point jumpers away from the hoop. He also saw his shooting percentage att the rim and shooting three!s fall off as well this past season. Temple would have been far better off he ashot feet jump shots as well this past season.

Temple would have been better off if Scott played more and shot more two’s. As he led the conference among guards shooting 2’s at 54.7 percent in 15 conference games, and would have been 60.7 percent if the one game he didn’t shoot three’s well was subtracted our.

Temple’s main problem was starting Moorman and Forrester, and HC McKee not playing Perry, Scott, and Hamilton far more than he did.
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This season for Temple may be a difficult one if McKie decides to start both Forrester and Moorman which is likely, Temple will have little chance they play better than the team did last season.


McKie would be wise to rely Perry, Tracy A, D.Dunn, and Strickland if he recovers from
His shoulder surgery quickly.

Tolbert somehow getting a waiver from the NCAA would help the front court as well.

Not expecting much from Battle, Williams, White, and Parks, but one won’t know till they play.
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I hope I’m wrong but I don’t think this year’s Temple’s roster is nearly as good as last season’s roster. There are some better shooters but given that those players, Tracy C, D.Dunn, and Strickland are all inexperienced, it’s difficult to foresee Temple shooting better than last season.

Based on Mckie’s inability to put his best shooters on the floor, and failure to get the best out of his returning players is also cause for concern. One can only hope that with one year under his best as HC, he will improve his coaching going forward.
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HC McKie never figured out the Temple started off with a 7-2 record because Hamilton started as center and opponents were afraid to go inside because of his height.

Instead, opponents chose to shoot three’s which they shot poorly. Davidson game a good example as Temple made 20 two point field goals compared to Davidson’s making only 10 made 2-pointers, and Davidson shot 1-15 on three’s in the second half. Temple went downhill from then on when Forrester became Temple’s starting center.

McKie also didn’t realize that Temple beat Wichita State, SMU, Tulane and UConn when Scott played 26 or minutes. Temple suffered losses to those same teams by wide margins when Mckie played Scott far fewer minutes.
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While I don’t put a lot of stock in the National rankings of players Temple has recruited, one simply can’t totally ignore them. Overall, Temple’s recruiting has been sub-par. Won’t improve till Temple returns to winning. Hard to do when recruiting steadily declining.

Ratings of incoming freshman:

N. Joudain-264
J.White -416
Quincy A-457
Jeremiah Williams-497

Do think Quincy A. is way underrated and probably best Temple player along with D.Dunn of freshman and sophomore players.

Sophomores:

D.Dunn-463
A.Parks-308
T.. Strickland 303
K.Battle 99 ( Waiver to play pending)

D.Dunn is way under-rated. Battle is way overrated and not as good as either D.Dunn nor Strickland.

Junior transfer S.Tolbert is not rated and so far has not been granted waiver by NCAA to play this season. J.Forrester is waycover-rated at 147.

Senior Dre Perry-355
Senior JP Moorman 188

Dre-Perry way under-rated. Was one of best offensive players in AAC. Just refused to shoot very much or was not encouraged to. Not played nearly as much as he should have. Was far superior to Moorman last season. Moorman better than Perry his freshman and sophomore year, but was awful last season.

Do hope some players have vastly improved their games.
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It’s difficult to fathom how McKie could allow Temple to struggle scoring points and at the same time allow Moorman to average 27 mpg in conference play when he was an albatross so that inhibited Temple from scoring points.

As in 9 of Temple’s 12 conference losses, Moorman simply was an awful shooter making few hoops playing way too many minutes. few poinshoot well.

For instance, in two losses to Tulsa, he shot 1-8 in one game, 2-8 in the other. In a loss to Tulane he shot 2-6, and in a loss to SMU he shot 1-7. In a loss to UConn, Moorman shot 2-7. In a loss to Wichita State, he shot 1-4. In a loss to Memphis , Moorman shot just 2-6 from the field. In loss to Cincy Moorman shot 2-8.in loss to South Florida, he shot 2-5 from the field.

Moorman also shot poorly in some of Temple’s non-conference losses as well. As he shot 1-5 against Missouri, 2-7 from the field playing Miami, 2-8 against Penn, and 0-4 against Villanova.

Moorman also rebounded in conference play almost half as well as he did his freshman year.

Why Moorman played far more than Perry who was one of the best shooters in the conference, and had a far superior rating to Moorman on both offense and defense makes no sense.

Temple should have had a winning conference record if Perry, Scott, and Hamilton played more, and Moorman and Forrester played far less than they did.
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NPL, Temple’s starting SG, averaging 34.1 mpg in conference play, also shot poorly in 9 of Temple’s 12 conference losses.

As Nate shot 2-12 against Tulsa, 3-10 against Tulane, 5-14 Houston, 3-7 against SMU, 4-13 against Memphis, 0-4 East Carolina, 3-8 against Wichita State,1-6 against Tulsa, and 0-6 against Cincy.

With Nate shooting so poorly, HC McKie should not have played him so much and should have pulled not pull him earlier in games or had him not start and come off the bench.

Does seem that offensively, Temple should get more this season from Perry, Tracy A., and D.Dunn, then Temple got from Moorman and Nate. Concerned that Mckie this season play both Moorman and Forrester more than they should.

While HC McKie apparently wanted some of the four departing players to leave, I think it’s apparent that some of the four didn’t foresee an improving team, and some of the other starters, as well as those who departed, realized that unwarranted favoritism was occurring.

Fans believing that the HC would surely play his best players, didn’t question what they were seeing. But upon reflection of the performances of some of the starters stats in games, it’s clear that McKie favored players who did earn the playing time they were allotted.
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While there’s much uncertainty about this year’s Temple squad, i’m anxious to see how good Temple shooters Quincy A. and D.Dunn will perform at the college level and whether Dre Perry takes on a major offensive role.

Temple’s only true PG, hot 3-point shooter T.Strickland undergoing shoulder surgery is a big-set back as he’s likely not going to be able to play to begin the season.

Upfront, Temple is very weak, and one can only hope that transfer Sage Tolbert is declared by the NCAA eligible to play, and that freshman Nick Jourdain is a scorer from the get-go. Or, if Temple is able to find a suitable transfer who can help this season. As Temple needs a replacement for Forrester in the starting line-up given his high turnover and foul rate.

If Tolbert is not declared eligible to play this season, such will be a real set-back for Temple, as the worse Temple’s record is this season, the less chance Temple has of attracting good recruits going forward.


Will be interesting to see whether Temple can decrease it’s high turnover rate with JPL departing. Will need to keep a close eye on Strickland to see how he performs in the turnover category when he returns.

Also, look forward to seeing the decision making ability of the other new secondary freshman who will likely be playing.

This season is also a big test to see if he has improved as a HC.

Things do look brighter next year, with both PG Hysier Miller, a complete player, and hot-shooting Zach Hicks, coming into the fold. Brandon Sanders, a shot-blocking specialist, will help fortify Temple’s interior defense. Only big loss will be Dre Perry.
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Temple finished 13-5 in conference play the season before even though they shot a lower percentage on two’s than their opponents. They did so because they committed far fewer turnovers and far more foul shots.

This past season in conference play, Temple shot 2’s at 43.6 percent compared to opponents 47.6 percent in conference play, and committed far more turnovers than it’s opponents did, and only took one more foul shot in conference play. Temple not pressuring the ball as much as they should have contributed to Temple having a negative turnover margin.

Temple’s two point shooting percentage would have been comparable if not higher if both Scott and Perry had shared Moorman’s minutes, and if Scott and Perry had taken more 2’s than Rose and NPL did. As McKie made a fatal mistake in having Rose and NPL take Temple’s most two’s when Rose shot only 38.1 percent on two’s, and NPL shooting only 40.7 percent on two’s. McKie should have known that Temple simply could not win when his two most prolific shooters shoot a far lesser percentage on two’s opponents do as team. Fans should have known better as well.

Scott shot 54.7 percent on two’s, Perry 59.1 percent on two’s. These two players should have been shooting 2’s the most for Temple, and both Rose and Nate should have taken fewer shots. Such would have erased their 2-point shooting deficit, if not given Temple the advantage in 2-point shooting percentage over their conference opponents.

Temple would have also gone to the foul line way more than their opponents, as Scott would have gone to the foul-line almost as much as Rose did if he took the same number of fga’s.

Such would have also resulted in fewer Rose turnovers, especially if Alani Moore was given more responsibility to distribute the ball.

It should also be noted that Temple finished seventh in the conference in total rebounds this past season, as compared to eleventh when Temple compiled a 13-5 conference record, showing that turnovers margin plays a far bigger role on determining the outcome of games than rebounding does.
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RE: Temple men’s bb 2019-2020
I think it’s fair to say Temple missed Fran Dunphy last seaon. Just wondering how long it will take for Temple to once again go 23-10. Probably can make a more informed prediction after we Tracy A. and PG Hysier Miller play together during 2021-2022 season. I fully expect Miller to be a high scoring PG.
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RE: Temple men’s bb 2019-2020
Seems very clear from analyzing Temple’s stats that if A. Moore, NPL, Scott, Rose, and Perry had started, and Hamilton and JPL would have been first off the bench. Scott had the highest 2-point shooting percentage of any guard in the conference. Believe that Perry among top forwards in shooting two’s in the conference. If they had played and shot more, Temple in conference play, would have shot a higher percentage than opponents on two’s and three’s, gone to the foul line way more than opponents did, and committed fewer turnovers than opponents did. Moreover, Temple’s defense would have given up even fewer points than they did. Temple’s record would have also closely approximated it’s record the season before.

I’ve never seen a HC so mess up in not placing Temple’s best players on the court that could help Temple win. More fearful of that occurring again this season.

Most fans don’t realize that when A.Moore was on the court, Temple scored almost5 more points per 100 possessions than any other Temple player. Temple would have had an even bigger margin if McKie had put him in the position to shoot even more.

One can only hope that Moorman this season shoots the three ball like he did his freshman year when he shot 37 percent on three’s, or shoots 42.4 percent as he did on three’s His sophomore year, or not shoot 26.5 percent on three’s as he he did last season in conference play.

Forrester is a complete disaster. Even though he shot 51.1 percent on two’s taking 5.2 fga’s in 17.2 minutes per conference game, and averaged 7.8 ppg, he did average 1.5 turnovers per game and committed 2.5 fouls per game. 1.5 turnovers per game means Temple had 1.5 less opportunities to score when Forrester was on the court and opponents had 1.5 more scoring opportunities they otherwise would not have had. That’s converts to approximately a 4-point swing in points.

And each foul represents approximate 1-point for the opponents, and since Forrester averaged 2.5 fouls per conference game that’s 2.5 points to the opponents that Forrester was responsible for. So one can quickly see his 7.8 ppg on 5.2 fga’s, and 51.1 percent shooting on 2’s is barely more rhan the points he gave up.

And his mistakes on the court gets other Temple players out of rhythm.

His poor performance is reflected by the fact that Temple scored only 93.1 points per 100 possessions when he played in conference play and gave up 105.1 points per 100 possessions when he played. That’s a negative 12 point differential. Don’t see why Forrester should even play unless he can clean up his excessive turnovers and fouling.

More importantly, he’s a low post player who clogs up the paint and keeps other Temple players from getting to the hoop. Temple would be better off playing other players and spreading the court.

The LA Clippers were just eliminated from the NBA playoffs because HC Doc Rivers didn’t get that concept.
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RE: Temple men’s bb 2019-2020
Temple last season finished 2nd in the conference in three point shooting percentage, but ninth in the conference in made three’s. This is due A.Moore and Dre Perry shooting three’s e well.

But Tempe made .6 fewer three’s per game than conference opponents did due to opponents shooting 2.9 more three’s per per game than Temple did. Temple would have had no deficit if A.Moore had shot more three’s, and Dre Perry had played more. A.Moore only shot once every 5 minutes, and Perry shot once every 4.7 minutes they played. While Rose, a poor shooter was shooting once every 2.3 minutes. Moore was only taking 6.7 fga’s per game compared to Rose’s 14.7 fga’s per game. It was up to McKie to create more open shots for A.Moore and Perry by having Temple playing a more in-out game or spreading the floor more. Such did not happen.

With Scott and Perry playing more and drawing opponent defensive attention, Rose and NPL’s shooting percentages would have also risen.

Although Temple took more two’s than conference opponents, Temple’s opponents made 1.6 two’s then Temple as they shots a higher percentage. Such deficit would not have happened if Scott and Perry, both excellent two point shooters had played more, and Moorman had played less.

Temple made .1 more foul shots per game than conference opponents did. Such would have been much higher if Scott played more, as he got to foul line almostxss often as Rose did.

And Temple’s defense and rebounding would have been better with Rose and Perry in the front court rather than Forrester and Moorman, as Rose would be defending inside and not on the perimeter. Hamilton playing more would have helped Temple’s defense as well as he was better defensively than either Forrester or Moorman.

Also, with Forrester out of the line-Temple’s turnovers and fouls would have also decreased.

With Perry and Scott in the starting line-up Temple would have made more three’s, more two, and more foul-shots than their conference opponents. Even when Tempe went 13-5 in conference play the season before, opponents made more two’s than Temple did. With the above changes, Temple could have had a very successful conference record.
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