Maybe it's me, but I wouldn't call Lucca's game at Iowa (9 pts, no FT's, no rebounds) as an "all-Big 12 performance."
My bad, I meant the Drake game, not the Iowa game.
umm.......Lucca vs. Nebraska?? Didn't he hit like 8 threes before halftime?
If DG can knock a wide open three down the dimensions of our offense would be completely different. Not even a challenged three, just a simple catch, wait a second, and then shoot a wide-open kind of three.
W/o the ability to knock a three down, the defender on DG can sag off, giving the D the advantage on his drives, or the ability to double-team someone in the paint.
That is tops on my wishlist for next season. DG has the ability to be a very good guard if he can simply offer a threat beyond the arc.
I didn't know that 72.5 points a game was considered a lot. It ranked 47th in the country that year. Otherwise Greg has never had an offense rank in the top 100. So you .... are wrong
I remember a few years ago, UNI beat ISU scoring 99 points. Mac was coaching that UNI team.
Its not the system that is stopping ISU from scoring more points, its the players. When your only good scoring option is mainly a post player, you simply arent going to score a ton of points. With the new players next year, I would think that they would be scoring alot more.
DG has one problem to correct. When he takes it to the hole he needs to kiss his lay-ups high off the glass and let them drop softly into the bucket. He is transferring all of his momentum into a hard shot. If you have the Oklahoma game on tape watch the difference in the shooting touch on lay-ups between DG and their guard Warren.
The combination of Lucca's surgery and sitting out a year was huge in my opinion. Many players who sit out or redshirt a year are slow to get on track when they do play again. Lucca had the additional bad luck of having knee surgery at the start of the season. I'm hoping we are all pleasantly surprised by what he brings to the table next year.
Lucca has a lot of potential I think. It was his first year. He showed signs of good things but more often than not he didn't. I am curious to see how he does this upcoming year. Double teaming Brackins which will happen a whole lot more this year should free him up for a lot of open 3's. We have some weapons. This should be good.
Mac was on Deace/Miller yesterday morning and early on sited DG as a guy to improve. imo, he needs to be more consistent in all phases of his game. Hopefully teams will not be able to sag on us next season which could open up the penetration aspect of DG's game.
I am all for doing more running and a more fast paced offense, but you all need to realize what comes with that. What I mean is more turnovers and more possessions for the other team, if and when we do start running more, I don't want to hear about how we turn the ball over too much, you have to take the good with the bad.
For the record, I am one of the FEW Lucca Staiger fans on this board. I think his injury hurt his mobility and played with his confidence.