Think back to the two years after Jacy, and the year after Tinsley. Those were awful seasons, and we ended up with shooting guards playing point. And these last few years have been almost as equally bad. I really like DG, and he is light years ahead of where he was as a freshman. But, he has played along-side at least 3 future NBA players during his time here, and we haven't won.
A good PG with either Wesley, Craig or Gilstrap really should be leading us to at least a .500 record in the conference, in my opinion. I don't think Greg is totally off the hook though, either, because he has yet to over-recruit Garrett. I believe that Colvin will end up being the best PG we have had since Stinson/Blalock, if he can keep his nose clean. And hopefully Phillips will be as good as advertised and can be an immediate impact. I think that Greg's job depends on it...
DG is fine.
8.5 Points is completely acceptable from a point guard. He averages over 5 assists per game and have a 2.5 to 1 Assist to turnover ratio. He averages over 1.5 steals per game and is shooting at a 47% clip. The point guard area is not the issue. The only two areas which need to show improvement are from the free-throw line and his ability to finish at the rim.
People forget but DG is probably the best penetrator that we have had since JT. How many times does DG get into the lane with less than 10 seconds left on the shot clock and get a good look or even a great look for a teammate.
Relax as the team chemistry starts to come around this team will be fine.
Ok....I'm missing something here. ISU does not have a point guard. Yet, all the "point guards" currently on the team were recruited by the head coach. So, where is the problem? Did GMac not realize one needs a point guard on a basketball team, or does he think DG is one, or is DG just failing, or what?
If DG is not a point guard, then why is he playing one on the court? If GMac has not recruited any point guards, then why not? If he has not recruited a Big 12 capable point guard in 4 years, then why not?
See, for me it all comes back to the fact that GMac is in charge of the program, and if the program is messed up because of the players we have or who is playing, then it most definitely is his fault.
Is that why Greg Mcdermott is 15-44 against teams which ended up with a winning record in his first three years COMBINED (1-4 so far this year) and 14-37 in Big 12 play where 3 of those wins are to 20+ loss Colorado and 4 more to mediocre to just over mediocre Nebraska? Or the fact we've won only one game in three seasons where the opponent happened to go to the NCAA tournament (Purdue)?
Give me a break...the guy is not working out. I'm going to give him a chance, but if he doesn't get it done this year, there's no way anybody can justify this guy being here. This isn't like football where it takes awhile to build up..3 years in NCAA basketball should be PLENTY of time. Look at Missouri even with Mike Anderson. That's called being a good coach going from what, 12 or 13 wins to 26 wins in only 2 or 3 years. We have good talent too this year CONTRARY to what anyone says, we just don't know how to put it all together ever since the Saint Louis game.
GMac needs to get the team to actually run the damn offense. I had a 70 year old grandma sitting next to me who could see that the team wasn't moving or working to get open. It screwed us in the Duke game and damn near screwed us in the NDSU game. NDSU moved to get open and we didn't. If we ran an offense like NDSU, we win that game going away with tons of easy layups, dunks, and open shots.