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    Free Throws

    I see Royce was 1-3 today in free throws.

    Overall that makes him 11/20 from the stripe, and although he put up impressive numbers otherwise in the last two games, I see that as inexcusable. He went 7/9 on FT's in his first game against Lehigh, 3/8 against Drake, and 1/3 against Western Carolina today.

    The first game of the season obviously wasn't that bad, but the last two are pretty bad, and although he was dominant in other ways against Lehigh and Drake(FG and Rebounding monster), you can't be constantly giving up free points, especially as a strong inside player who can also shoot. He's going to be getting to the stripe more than almost all of our players and in the B12 missing out on free points is going to hurt us a lot.

    I like Royce a lot, and I think he could really be a good player given his athleticism and size, but the fundamentals have to come together pretty quickly for us to have a good season. That being said I didn't really watch the game so I'll have to read the other threads to see how well we really did today.



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    Re: Free Throws

    We did very well









    In the second half.



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    Re: Free Throws

    Quote Originally Posted by digZ View Post
    I see Royce was 1-3 today in free throws.

    Overall that makes him 11/20 from the stripe, and although he put up impressive numbers otherwise in the last two games, I see that as inexcusable. He went 7/9 on FT's in his first game against Lehigh, 3/8 against Drake, and 1/3 against Western Carolina today.

    The first game of the season obviously wasn't that bad, but the last two are pretty bad, and although he was dominant in other ways against Lehigh and Drake(FG and Rebounding monster), you can't be constantly giving up free points, especially as a strong inside player who can also shoot. He's going to be getting to the stripe more than almost all of our players and in the B12 missing out on free points is going to hurt us a lot.

    I like Royce a lot, and I think he could really be a good player given his athleticism and size, but the fundamentals have to come together pretty quickly for us to have a good season. That being said I didn't really watch the game so I'll have to read the other threads to see how well we really did today.
    Believe it or not, the ability to get to the FT line is more important than FT shooting itself (unless you're a really bad FT shooter).

    I wish Royce could be a better FT shooter, but after years of teams that couldn't get to the line at all, it is nice to have a team that can get to the line.

    Also, their only starting big fouled out in 20 minutes, and we killed them on the glass, and Royce getting to line helped wih that.



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    Re: Free Throws

    Walters said that he basically airballed one of them. Sounds like a lack of concentration to me.



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    Re: Free Throws

    He's going to be a 60% FT shooter according to Walters. Accept it.

    after years of teams that couldn't get to the line at all, it is nice to have a team that can get to the line.
    Agree.




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    Re: Free Throws

    Quote Originally Posted by digZ View Post
    I see Royce was 1-3 today in free throws.

    Overall that makes him 11/20 from the stripe, and although he put up impressive numbers otherwise in the last two games, I see that as inexcusable. He went 7/9 on FT's in his first game against Lehigh, 3/8 against Drake, and 1/3 against Western Carolina today.

    The first game of the season obviously wasn't that bad, but the last two are pretty bad, and although he was dominant in other ways against Lehigh and Drake(FG and Rebounding monster), you can't be constantly giving up free points, especially as a strong inside player who can also shoot. He's going to be getting to the stripe more than almost all of our players and in the B12 missing out on free points is going to hurt us a lot.

    I like Royce a lot, and I think he could really be a good player given his athleticism and size, but the fundamentals have to come together pretty quickly for us to have a good season. That being said I didn't really watch the game so I'll have to read the other threads to see how well we really did today.
    He was 5-8. Which is fine. He isn't going to shoot 80%.



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    Re: Free Throws

    Quote Originally Posted by istater7 View Post
    Walters said that he basically airballed one of them. Sounds like a lack of concentration to me.
    The airballed one had an extremely high trajectory. It was like a little mortar shot.

    Royce will be OK. He'll probably struggle from the line all year, but he'll keep fouling guys out all year. That should balance out nicely. Most teams aren't deep enough to play the hack-a-royce defense all game long.


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    Re: Free Throws

    His stroke looks great but when he misses he usually misses short. I think he'll improve and be around 65%.


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