Positives and negatives going forward

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    Just thought it would be fun to see what everyone thinks the best things are about this team and what the group feels may be something that needs to be addressed moving forward. Go!
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    I thought the positives I've seen
    1. Multiple scoring threats - Prather, our big offensive guy this year was basically shut down most of the game last night, and Finney took his place. Wilbekin seems a reliable scoring now and Young has had a couple of good offensive nights as well as Frazier(if he's hot, it's over man). Seems a good thing to have many guys who can put it in the bucket.
    2. Great defense - Simply put we are a very strong defense and have been despite bad depth issues. It can only get significantly better with both Walkers being on the lineup that weren't last night. We play good man, 2-3, and 1-3-1 zones and press and half court trap very effectively. Very good thing to have come tourney time.
    3. Still not whole - and beating a team like Kansas and a miracle shot losing to an Unbeaten UConn. I have no doubt we are better when we add a top ten five star on the team, even if he doesnt' have an offensive game yet he can only help with depth at center(he is a 4 but I think he almost has to play back up to Young with our lack of height).
    4. Donovan is awesome...but that's already known

    need to work on
    1. Free throws - Look Young will be bad, most teams have bad free throw shooters in the paint. We need the guards to be consistent. Wilbekin, Hill, Frazier, Prather, Walker...they have to hit their free shots. Young and Yuegette will miss at the line, it's going to happen. The rest of the team needs to be around 75-80 percent or we are in trouble
    2. Half court offense - Sometimes it seems like we just pass a few times on the perimeter with the play not really developing into anything and end up rushing a shot. It happened at least 10 times last night. We need to find a way to get better shots in the half court without letting the clock wind down before forcing it up.
    3. Frazier - He needs to get the ball more plain and simple. He has absolutely disappeared the past two games. I don't know the issue...is he not open? Is he just not being seen during the play? Are other teams absolutely locking him down? We have to get the ball to frazier and let him spot up and shoot. He is an incredible weapon like Lee was for us, but we need to find him, run plays for him, or he needs to call for the ball more..something. Someone who shoots above 50% behind the arc needs to get a shot up 6-8 times a game period.
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    I think there are only two things stopping this team from being legitimate title contenders.

    1) A backup for PY. When Young was on the bench last night we seemed to just try and stay afloat rather than playing our game. If there is a game Young gets in foul trouble then we will have some serious issues against opposing bigs. The good news is, this will hopefully be rectified by Chris Walker but dang Damontre Harris would have been very helpful.

    2) Free throw shooting. We need to improve plain and simple.
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    Agreed on 2. But I kind of left it out assuming once Walker is here, he would naturally fit the back up of Young even if he is more of a four type player.
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    Lots to like about this team. They're good and getting better. They rebound. They defend. They share. They run.

    The weak points are the free throws. That has to get better, and I think it will. Scottie and Kasey just need to focus a bit more at the stripe. I think Frazier has just drawn the attention of coaches, who were seeing him as the only legit 3-point threat, and focused on taking that away. Wilbekin will help break that up, and DFS too, if he continues to shoot like he did last night.
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    Seems everyone has free throws as the top lol. I hope he finds a way to get it more. I know other teams get their three point specialist open, I also know Donovan knows what he is doing. Maybe you have it right and I hope we get him involved more than we have the last few games.
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    I think going into the season, 3-pt shooting was a big concern, to the extent that we would not rely upon it too much. As Planet pointed out, Wilbekin has been a solid contributor there and Finney-Smith caught fire last night; something we hope he can continue to do. I'm not so sure though. The key will be getting some semblance of balanced shooting from the arc between Kasey, Scottie, Frazier, and DFin.

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