Kasey Hill.....MSU game

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    Don't look now, but Kasey is getting better and better.

    He still struggles with his shot, but his game is penetrating and dishing for easy hoops, and it's starting to happen more and more.

    This has been 3 games in a row where he's looked really comfortable doing what he does.
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    You can see he is more comfortable in just doing what he does best, feed those around him. Though he also took control a few times which was awesome to see when our offense needed it...of course he missed the free throws after taking the fouls but still lol...one step at a time.
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    The really good point guards are able to penetrate a defense and dish or score. Hill has that ability, and it was evident early in the season. But it's a learning curve; he broke down defenses early in the season, but as teams studied tape and the competition got better, you saw less of it. Now he's learning to recognize when and where it works against bigger, better players.
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    As the game sloes for him he will continue to improve.
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    I like how effortlessly he passes the ball.
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    One of his best all around performances against MSU
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    He really is starting to put it together. The talent is evident, never any doubt there. Once the light clicks on...look out!
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    If the game slows for him, will that mean he looks even faster?!?! :D

    I love the pace he brings in transition! It looks so effortless for him!
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    Agreed with all of the above. He isn't forcing his offense at all, but he is playing to his strengths. I suspect it doesn't hurt when you finally have a relatively complement of players the way we have lately. As a point guard, you learn where guys are going to be, where they want the ball, how they can score most effectively, etc. It seems the biggest improvement in Hill's game has really come during the early part of the conference schedule.
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    Def. looks more in control. Understands where everyone is durning offense.
    that air balled 3pt attempt was bad though.
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    Yes, it was. The one thing I have noticed about Hill is that he shoots the ball much better off the bounce than he does in catch and shoot situations. I imagine the staff has talked to him about pump faking more often after he catches the ball in order to draw the rotation, then driving and dishing.
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    His shot is an absolute nightmare right now. It looks like he has no confidence in it. But he has improved in other areas.
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    if the staff ever gets tired of talking to him about pump fakes, Bob Knight will be more than happy to pick up the slack.


    serious edit: great thread, outback - totally agree with what you said in the OP.
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    That's what I thought last night.
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    That's hilarious. I think Davis even started subtly jabbing him about that last night. For the record, Frazier should never, ever pump fake and take an 18-foot jumper. I would rather a 50% three point shooter try his luck from the arc rather than trying a 40% mid range jumper.
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    I like how he is letting the game come to him. I know he has a low shooting percentage from the arc but he does not take a lot of shots. His defensive is solid but his ability to penetrate and pass is elite. His maturity for his age is also impressive. He does what he can to help the team win and plays within himself. I predict he will slowly get better as the year goes on. I also predict that he will have a signature game in the tournament in which he will make a name for himself. He is a talented team guy that wants to do what he can to help the gators win, and is a critical component of our overall team strategy coming off the bench.
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    Ron Zook? That you?

    Sorry, had too
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    What really impresses me about Hill is the fact that his assist to turnover ratio, now, is right about the same as Wilbekin, who has had far and away the highest assist to turnover ratio on the 3 previous Gator teams and who has been one of the best ever.

    Having two PGs with different qualities like Hill and Wilbekin who can dish like them do makes this an extremely dangerous team.

    Release the Kraken.
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    No question that Kasey is improving. He does need to work on eliminating his occasional carelessness, moving his feet on defense (he is a bad defensive player), and getting his legs into his shots (including his free throws).
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    Seriously if he improves his shooting....this kid is going to be special. I think he should have to shoot double what Frazier does in practice :p.

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