I see 3 main problems. I 'think' they're all fixable.
-Our free throw % is 62.9. That's 309/334 teams in D1. (how many of those are front ends of one and one's)
-Consistent rebounding effort
-making shots inside 5 ft with or without contact (DG and others)
I would agree, and would add......an inability to defend the 3 point shot. Not that you have to block them, but at least make them a little more difficult to take. Also fixable.
Plus, there simply has to be more movement in the offense, and more crisp, quick passing. The offense moves very, very slowly. That is why they have so much trouble getting the ball inside. It is not hard for the defense to prevent it.
DG could have a much better impact if he had a pass-first mindset each game. It seems like one out of four or five games he'll come out really looking to create for others by moving the ball and getting it inside to our best players. He should focus on this, trying to get 8+ assists/game instead of trying to score 12+ points (or whatever scoring goal he has in his head).
Guard play is a the biggest weakness for this team, but its not at the point its at the 2 position. DG is a good B12 point guard, but he has never had a good 2 to help handle the ball, get open, and play defense. Both guards need to work together to have a strong back court. I remember when Jacy Hollaway was running the point and Dedric played the 2. Dedric took a ton of pressure off of Jacy and the team was successful and I don't believe that Jacy is any better than DG. We need a 2 guard to help our point.
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