We need Allen!

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    How did KA go from scoring 35 against Wisconsin to only taking a handful of shots each game and frequently getting called for traveling because he's too indecisive to shoot?? I mean I know he's a quiet guy but he seems to be playing scared. I hear CMW pleads with him on a regular basis to be more aggressive...do we have a sports psychologist available for the team??!!
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    White's running out of excuses for him. Hudson needs to be starting.
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    My thought exactly. Allen we NEED you. Reading CMW comments about him I sense he is a player that takes a backseat when a team has other scoring alternatives (Egor, Hudson, Cheese, an emerging Stone). This was the perfect game for Allen to step up. He needs to be our sixth man for a few games, not just one. IMHO He has to feel he is needed and then he might start putting it back together again.
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    Allen just doesn't have a killer instinct. Unfortunately, he won't make the NBA.
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    The lone shot he made was when he didn't have time to think about it. The other make was a running shot that he never should've took. He passed up a wide open 3 on the play. When you're starting because you're a 3-point specialist, and you pass up 3-point shots, what the hell are you doing out there? He doesn't do anything else better. He's blowing defensive assignments and turning the ball over. I'm tired of hearing the "too many other scorers" excuse. Since when is that an excuse anyway?
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    As luck would have it - I actually happen to be
    a) prepared for and expecting this thread (see OGT content) and
    b) somewhat able to speak re the Sports Psych piece.

    Answering your last question - do we have a Sports Psychologist who works with these guys? Yes. I'll post a few articles and info in a separate reply. Basically, Billy started using a Sports Psych toward the end of his UF tenure and CMW has utilized Sports Psychologist(s) fairly regularly since his arrival at UF.
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    Following up on the Sports Psychologist and Sports Psych discussion:

    November 2016, from WRUF: CMW and Justin Leon discuss working with Sports Psych to improve FT shooting
    Same time, similar comments and content via the Alligator
    ESPN's take on the subject - identifying Sports Psych as Spencer Wood and how he worked with the guys

    Here's Spencer Wood's website and bio and below a short YouTube video:
    Also UAA has Leah Stancil on staff who did her master's in Sports Psych at UF, but she's an assistant coach with the Swim Teams so prolly not readily available for one-on-one consulting (who knows?). Her husband, Mike, is I think a PhD or master's level with a lot of training in Sports Psych and identifies himself as an "Educational Consultant" at UF.
    Point being, there are lots of options, but the issue here will be finding the unique factors involved here both from a team dynamic perspective and individually with KA.
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    Something is definitely going on in his head right now. I definitely agree with starting Hudson over him until he can break out of whatever kind of mental slump he's having.
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    Cheese and Allen were 2-11 from behind the arc and that hurt. Those shots that were so close but rimmed out would have changed the game.
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    No defense from the bigs.
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    Not Chiozza’s best game but the guy has been sick, and everyone has a bad game every now and then.
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    Hayes tried to flop and draw the charge twice down the stretch and all it accomplished was give the guy uncontested baskets.
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    Except the second one was very clearly an offensive foul
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    Far from the problem. We've known all season that our bigs have trouble guarding big men in the post by themselves. We abandoned the doubling the post strategy that got us to 4-0. Our staff underestimated their big man and he made us pay. Hard to defend one on one when your starting center gets into foul trouble and your backup center exits the game due to injury. Hayes should've held his ground but we should've anticipated that they'd go to the post and made sure they didn't get those high percentage shots around the rim.
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    I happen to know K personally. He’s not taking this well. As I type, he’s going to the gym to practice by himself. Thought about joining but it may be best to leave him be. Hope he gets out of this soon. He’s such a great kid.
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    If you're for real please tell him to work on his cross over and finishes at the basket. He used to show a nice fake and drive with authority to the rim. That's not happening enough. If he starts making the easy ones and seeing the ball go through during games his shooting confidence will return and he will start shooting again. The key is getting to the rim, going to the free throw line, and contributing however it comes.
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    I’m not going to tell him anything. He’s got enough people in his ear as it is.
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    The agree, but I think the replicate flop early in the game cost him the call.
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    If I were to tell KA one thing, it would be: LET IT FLY, MAN!
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    I'll take you at your word that you know KA so I trust you're correct that he's taking it hard.
    That makes me feel really sad! I pray he's not taking it badly bc of fan noise and criticism.
    ...at least I hope it's least not primarily due to Gator fans' behavior.
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