i think too many people don't understand what constitutes good coaching. also, don't be so naive as to think that hoiberg isn't fired up, isn't in his players' ears, or doesn't know how make decisions/delegate situations.
things i have a hard time watching:
-i love ejim and am glad to see him finishing stronger at the rim now but it seems like multiple times per game he gets a hot pass that he mishandles out of bounds that would have otherwise resulted in a flush.
-seeing royce feed his clear desire to share the ball and utilize his passing ability but knowing that he can take over at will. yes, a lot of our scoring goes thru him as a facilitator but sometimes instead of 15 points and 10 assists we could use 25 points and 5 assists from him when other guys just can't get it going for us.
-allowing so many offensive rebounds. it feels like we can snag the boards we shouldn't get to, pulling one down with three opponents around one guy, but never seem to get to the easy ones when we need it. crazy that we could be out-rebounding teams even more than we do.
things that i'm looking forward to:
-allen leading by example in the tournament and taking advantage of the experience he can speak from. i'm sure the awe factor will get into some of our guys' heads so i'm thankful to assume that allen will bring us back down to the task at hand, him being desensitized to the tourney lights a bit.
-our depth relative to a lot of possible tournament opponents could be quite advantageous, even in small amounts. we saw flashes of this all season but like in the texas game last night, we can benefit huge from an unexpected three from palo, monster block from booker, or buckets down low from gibson, which brings me to...
-percy gibson. am i the only one who is really excited about what percy gibson could become? his body type alone points to some encouraging possibilities and last night seemed like it could be big in showing not only what he can contribute but how much he wants it when he gets the minutes.
Im on the record saying I think he will start next year. However, I have begun to question that a bit as Ejim has been impressive down the stretch (for the most part).
If Gibson was a bit more defensively sound, he would have played a lot more this year. I absolutely love his low-post play. Such a nice touch around the rim. And he is only going to get better.
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