First game of the year and the rust definitely was a factor 🙂 Great opportunity to play against a renowned program. Congrats to the Thunder for pulling out a 64-49 victory.
- better job at rebounding
- the team didn’t foul as much, instead they got to the charity stripe early in the quarters and got easy buckets from foul shots
- the penetration and dish game was on point
- nice to see the “pinch-post” sets being ran, it was effective on three straight plays … an open shot, a fake handoff and a pick and roll
- could have had a 4-point play but did not convert the free throw
- i found the VC guards to get their shots off more easier, our guards tend to work a bit harder to get a decent shot. Need to find a more efficient way in getting easy buckets
- They need to speed up their transition offense and look for the ‘rim run’
- They’re not pressing to anticipate and truly cause a turnover, they’re pressing to just slow the offense down. They need to realize that a stronger pressure with more intense anticipation will get those easy steals. Guards need to force to one side and the rest overplays.
- they are undisciplined in close outs to shooters and fall for the shot fake …. a lot. You’re always taught to shuffle on closeouts so that you can adjust horizontally with good balance as opposed to leaving your feet
- this team reminds me of this car …………it’s beautiful, it looks aggressive, it looks like a beast, it looks mean but just like it’s paint job …. it’s got ‘No Finish!‘.
They need more fundamental drills around finishing at the hoop, I see it all across positions that they tend to bail out on their shots and not focus on finishing strong and expecting the contact. Simple shot fakes, up and under’s, step backs, fade-aways etc.
Enjoy the game highlights!