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I am disgusted. A guy like Adams... nice soft hands, doesn't trip over his own 2 feet. All you have to do is teach the guy to play w/ his back to the basket. You have to sacrifice some things for him... but by not ensuring he gets 8-10 shots per game/every game - you really lose the benefit of him growing as player as the year winds down. As it is - he's averaging point/rb the same as he was at the beginning of the year. He should be coming into his own right now. Instead, he is still struggling.
When Patterson picked up his second foul - I thought we'd see Moore the rest of the half. Instead, we get the consummate brick layer of them all... Cam Wright. He played 23 minutes!?! About 15 minutes too long!
Yeah. Im torn as im not sure the tenative nature of the players is due to Jamies quick hook and structured offense (Ziegler talked about the adjustment earlier this year) or guys like JJ just looking the part but lacking Hoops IQ (that missed 3 on 1 break was all on the players and specifically JJ).
When your thinking too much and worrying about messing up you wont look very athletic or very fluid.
I look at a kid like Adams who should be lifting and tring to dunk the ball way more than he does and wonder if thats a lack of coaching or the kid just doesnt have that mentality.
I suppose one could argue that the coaches are responsible for make sure the players stay agressive. \\
This is just one game so there is hope that this was just one of those games. But its frighteningly like what we saw earlier in the year so there is cause for concern.
BTW, Zana is incredibly soft. Another guy that looks the part but plays like Jane
A "Real PITT MAN"............get off my porch!
the production from the 3 and 4 spots was embarrassing
zanna 4 points 2 rebounds
JJ 2 points 1 rebound
trey zeigler 2 points 3 rebounds
lamar did NOT take a 3-point shot and he was open several times, 2 points
IS there any doubt that if JJ Moore played at Louisville and Zeigler was at Duke they wouldn't look entirely different?
Was this the biggest collapse in the history of Pitt basketball? Up 19-3 two thirds of the way through the first half and you lose by 9.
Zanna just doesn't have the body to play PF in the big east. You need that big ass - like Troutman, Lett, etc. That's what gets position. Tall, lanky... nope. Won't cut it. Just gets pushed around. Another reason why he can't rebound - he can't block out. And he can't finish... again... refs call fouls w/ the hands/arms. Body contact is basically ignored. A guy like Zanna is at an incredible disadvantage.
This post was edited by BlackMan154940 17 months ago
Davante Gardner pleased!!!!!!
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