I just want to give this guy some props, he is playing solid right now. We need his kind of minutes for us to make a push for a top 4 finish in the Big XII. Even though it takes him a ton of time to get his shot off, it is one of the prettiest shots for a big man I have seen. Anyone have any stats on his 3 point % in league play? I dare say its the best on the team.
Plus he was contending on every shot that Mizzou took in the paint and had at least 3 blocks by my count even though a couple didn't count as the player was fouled by someone. But its great seeing that effort from him, we need his length in the paint on defense, and his shot can help stretch D even further. We gotta get this guy some more playing time.
Book is very athletic but lacks some pretty basic defensive fundamentals. Fortunately he's athletic enough to recover when he gets beat most of the time. If he can improve his defense he'll really be a huge asset to this team for the remainder of the season and next season.
Love his stroke too, he really shoots it with confidence.
This kid has a lot of potential, he'll be a very good player over the next 2 years. He's got some things to improve on, but he's been a pleasant surprise so far. I think as long as he keeps getting open looks, he'll keep knocking down shots but I expect teams to not just let him keep shooting.
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