Keep shooting Doe Doe

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but after commenting on some posts and reading others, I did a quick search on Finney-Smiths recent shooting slump. He missed all four 3-point attempts tonight and has missed his last 18 3-point tries dating back to Jan. 30 at Mississippi State. Granted he is been getting some clutch rebounds but my goodness, this is beyond ice cold. Is he hurt? What do you think is going on? Frazier has been a little cold lately too but nothing like this. He has to pick it up if we are going to survive.
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    I was watching him in the warm-ups and he looked to be fine.
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    When the 3's aren't falling after the first couple of times, how about DFS taking it to the rack more often to either finish at the rim, get fouled or dump it off to another post player (i.e PY)?
    DFS could also try some pull-up mid-range jumpers; Prather looked pretty good doing that.

    After missing 18 attempts in six games, DoDo's 3pt-FG% has now dropped to 29.1%.
    What is actually saving the Gators recently is the emergence of Devon Walker as the 3rd option (besides Frazier & Wilbekin) from long range. DW has hit two 3-ptrs/game in two of the last three games!
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    Let me also add that Florida is going to need Dorian-Finney Smith's 3pt shooting if the gators are going to defeat the Kansas's & Kentucky's in the NCAA tourney !
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    IMO his bricks hurt us more than helps. He is capable of helping us in other areas. Now if he is making 3s consistently at practice then sure go for it if open. But if you miss your first two, then help out in other ways. His bricks tonight resulted in loss opportunity for the most part. When the game was so tight, he is not the one I want taking 3s.
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    Well, yeah. We need a stretch four in Billy's offense. Problem has been that DFS has taken more contested jump shots of late. About 10 games ago when he was draining key threes, he was getting open looks out of dribble penetration from the guards.
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    He has been doing that a little more the last few games, but that is also where the majority of his turnovers come from.

    Prather has always been able to hit those little 15-16 foot shots. Not so much for DFS. More importantly, you don't change your game because of a slump--you shoot yourself out of it. Now, if it is a mental block like Werner had, that might be a different story, but the kid shot 35% at Tech and he was shooting upwards of 35% before this slump.
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    The best cure for DFS, is keep ballin'
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    And he was turning the ball over 1-2x/game on that dribble penetration. Nor do I think he has been taking a bunch of contested shots. From time to time, sure, but most of his shots are coming within the framework of the offense when no one rotates over on him.
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    He stretches it because he has proven he can shoot the ball. What coach decides not to defend a 35% career shooter because of a seven-game slump?
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    I agree for the most part, though I think the decreased activity level you see is the function of a kid coming off a missed transfer year and being depended on to do a lot for us in the early going. He is wearing down a little. Conversely, the seniors because of their experience and time in the program seem to be able to battle through it much better.
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    I wrote dribble penetration from the guards, not DFS. I don't think he has gotten the kind of open looks he got earlier on, esp. against Kansas and Memphis.
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    After last night's game, DFS is shooting 27.7% for the season (23 out of 83) from three point range.
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    Gotcha. I misread you.
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    DFS shot sporadic at Virginia Tech, he is still sporadic. Maybe he is wearing down, but he should find where he is comfortable on the court to shoot. He was wide open twice in the second half and bricked it. He is a great athlete, but unless he gets better on his outside shooting, I would rather See Chris Walker shooting from the outside. 0-18, I don 't know how you can defend that. It's his offensive rebounding that has been stellar. I hope he is practicing his outside shot because he is tall enough to get outside shots mostly uncontested and due to other teams seeing what is happening when he launches another brick. 35% after the last eighteen caroms, you better check the stats.

    He is a great addition to the team, I hope for him to be successful and have a great stretch run, including making threes. He is critical to our success.
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    Maybe.
    His shot, though doesnt look like it lacks legs. It is just very erratic.
    Not sure what the issue is.
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    haha touche
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    Brings to mind that time John McKay was asked his opinion about the Tampa Bay Bucs' execution.
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    Agreed. He needs to make some mid-range jays to get his confidence back.
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    We beat UK at their place without his threes, so a neutral court should be easier. I agree it would be helpful, but not the downfall of this team.

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