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This has got to be one of the sloppiest ball handling teams I've seen at Florida

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by HallGator, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Administrator Moderator VIP Member

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    Scottie had some good games this year. As I've mentioned before, in the first 5 games his scoring was as follows:

    Boston College - 14 pts
    Stetson- 10 pts
    FSU - 19 pts
    Vandy - 16 pts
    LSU - 17 pts

    next 2 games against Bama and UK he fell way off to 2 points in each outing
    He bounced back against Vandy again with a 10 point night.
    Even against WV he had 7 pts but in the last 3 games he has been off again.


    So we see his low output does not extend throughout the season.
     
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  2. GatorPlanet

    GatorPlanet GC Hall of Fame

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    Yeah, but he's part of the ball-handling problem. Just not that good at it.
     
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  3. GatorPlanet

    GatorPlanet GC Hall of Fame

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    Casey found his game when he realized that 3-point shooting was not a part of it. He became a downhill beast. If there was a crease, he was taking it to the hoop and nobody was quick enough or strong enough to tell him no.
    Keyontae had that in his skill set, but also had a nice 3-point shot to go with it. Gawd, we could use him right now.
     
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  4. GatorPlanet

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    You're not helping.
     
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  5. gatordavisl

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    Casey Prather scored 1.2 and 2.0 pts/game his first two years. He was always a gifted athlete and solid defender, but he was also foul prone those first years. He didn't became a "dog" until his junior year.

    And LoL at some of the silly comments (not referring to you) about Scottie. He just got over Covid and looks like he lost some weight. Obviously he's getting his strength and agility back. I expect he will play well down the stretch.
     
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  6. wingtee

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    Very true but everyone on this board wanted fast pace “let’s do it like Billy did”.. well this is the unintended consequence. We play fast yes but .. and we aren’t the only team that turns it over a bunch .
     
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  7. gatordavisl

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    BTW - where's Brent been?
     
  8. HallGator

    HallGator Senile Administrator Moderator VIP Member

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    You make a good point but I think there is a balance in there somewhere and 20 is just too many.
     
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  9. grant1

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    How many times in the last 2 games did a guard fall down while dribbling leading to an easy layup?
     
  10. HallGator

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    3 1/2:)
     
  11. GatorLurker

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    For a while I was thinking that you were talking about Ryan Appleby.

    Now that was a loose handle when he played here.

    I understand he got better at Washington.
     
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  12. GatorPlanet

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    I dunno 'bout that. His nickname in the Pac 12 was "Apple Turnover."
     
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  13. regurgigator

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    Yeah, I don't think they ever put him at point. He was a designated spot-up 3-point shooter for them and I recall there being a handful of games where he got hot - but of course he had to be left wide open to be effective. Otherwise, he didn't do much and the local sports radio guys treated him somewhat disdainfully whenever I heard him mentioned. I never saw anything that made me wish he had stayed at UF.
     
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  14. g8wayg8r

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    Fussing at turnovers has usurped fussing at fouls.
     
  15. BLING

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    Plus it’s silly to compare him to Hill, who had the ball in his hands all the time. There’s nowhere to hide when you are a PG shooting 50% FT’s. Lewis has always had a more respectable shooting stroke. He’s still inconsistent from 3, but if he attacked more and drew more FT’s, he’s a solid FT shooter.

    Clearly Lewis needs to keep polishing off that offensive game, but he could probably do a lot more scoring if he wanted to get aggressive or push things. He’s an unselfish player. Maybe TOO unselfish at times. He needs to watch some film on Prather and see how he operated in the offense his senior year. But as an individual, obviously he needs to keep working on that shooting stroke and perhaps more importantly, on his handles.
     
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  16. bullish

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    Scotties behind the back pass looked bad and was in the second half when we needed to make clean passes that have a decent chance of success. He is not jason Williams with the ball. I wonder what CMW thought of it!
     
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    There was a pretty damning quote from White about Lewis in today’s Sun. It was several grafs, but the concern is largely not maintaining focus on the scouting report and his assignment
     
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  18. BLING

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    Interesting, obviously most people point to the offense (ball handling woes) as something to work on, and that wasn’t a mystery coming in. Nobody questions his defensive chops or effort on D, but if he’s out of position obviously the coaches will be on him for that, maybe moreso than offense (since most of the stuff he needs to work on offense has to come in the offseason and personal/individual workouts, whereas being in position on D is purely team assignments).
     
  19. gatordavisl

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    Can you link it?
     
  20. GatorPlanet

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    That will find you a spot on the bench quicker than anything. We scout teams for a reason.