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    Re: Williams Blog: The basketball numbers

    Nice piece Chris. Sorely needed.



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    Re: Williams Blog: The basketball numbers

    Not trying to be negative, but did you just say that 63% is a decent free throw shooter? Granted for the way we are shooting it is probably higher then the team average, but decent in my opinion it is not.


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    Re: Williams Blog: The basketball numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by CY ST8T View Post
    Not trying to be negative, but did you just say that 63% is a decent free throw shooter? Granted for the way we are shooting it is probably higher then the team average, but decent in my opinion it is not.
    Yes...compared to Dendy's 42 percent...63 is very decent. Dendy is 2-12 from the FT line over the last two games. Put Ham's 63 percent in place of that and the Tech game is totally different at the end.



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    Re: Williams Blog: The basketball numbers

    In conference games, ISU is dead last in free throw shooting...at only 58.8%. Nothing below 70 per cent by any shooter should be considered good, no matter what it is being compared to. The fact of the matter is this was a problem at the start of the year, and it has not improved. In fact, it has actually gotten worse.



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    Re: Williams Blog: The basketball numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Yes...compared to Dendy's 42 percent...63 is very decent. Dendy is 2-12 from the FT line over the last two games. Put Ham's 63 percent in place of that and the Tech game is totally different at the end.
    Well yeah, when comparing our players among one another, 63% is probably better than decent. But otherwise, it's not - IMO.

    And as far as the Tech game, Dendy's poor FT shooting was important, but for me more important was our falling asleep as a team later in the first half, forcing us to play from behind the entire 2nd half. With the effort it takes to play from behind and our shallow bench, the game was as good as over at the half because of the whole our team dug itself.

    In the NBA, teams would install a "hack-a-Shaq" method, especially late in games. I see no reason why our opposition would not want to play a game of "hack-a-Clone".

    Man I'm not looking forward to playing the pathetic program of K-State. At least we'll get some live practice at shooting free throws!



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    Re: Williams Blog: The basketball numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Dryburn View Post
    In conference games, ISU is dead last in free throw shooting...at only 58.8%. Nothing below 70 per cent by any shooter should be considered good, no matter what it is being compared to. The fact of the matter is this was a problem at the start of the year, and it has not improved. In fact, it has actually gotten worse.

    Too bad we just could instead take the balkl out of bounds instead of shooting f%^$ throws.


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    Re: Williams Blog: The basketball numbers

    While Garrett is averaging 5.25 assists a game, he is also averaging 4.25 turnovers a game and only 6.75 points a game. If we want to be successful at all the rest of the year he needs to pick his game up and get our post payers the ball in better positions



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    Re: Williams Blog: The basketball numbers

    A couple things on DG: For one, it is good to see that he is putting up good assists, but what would be more important is his assist to turnover ratio relative to the other PGs in the league. All the assists in the world don't really matter if that ratio is bad.

    Also, as for him missing all those bunnies, I have been watching that closer this season and I think he is making it too hard on himself. If you watch DG try to finish a drive, he never just takes it straight to the rim, it is like he is too fearful of having it blocked. So instead, he is always trying to do some fancy dubble pump clutch calling away finger roll. This makes for a very difficult shot, which he doesn't have much luck making. I think if he just took it straight up strong, he would make more shots or at least draw some fouls and get on the line. Yes, he may get blocked a few more times, but in the end I think it would be a net positive.



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