Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by Buckskin86, Sep 25, 2009.
Good thing he is a point guard
No way man. You think he is worse at shooting guard than Sullinger? Crazy.
I meant he's not a good shooter for a guard.
I also apologize if that was too harsh. I'll clean it up next time.
Scott has given us some very important minutes as of late.
Maybe he's just in a really bad shooting slump, right now Scott has the shooting touch of Shaq, even his foul shots come off the rim like they were thrown from half court, I can't believe how bad he has shot.
Anyone have some of his stats in HS? I'm guessing he got a very high percentage of his scoring, taking it to the rim.
His current stats this season:
28% from the field.
5.6% from the 3.
22% from the FT line.
Scott can get to the rim at will. Next season his numbers will look MUCH better. Shannon is a different point guard than Matta has had lately. He's a big time slasher, and the ability to drop a dime. His time will come.
I've seen a lot of time's when there is a clear path to the rim, but he is very tentative to take it or his decision is a split second late, allowing a defender to reject him.
Is he tentative or is he playing his role?
There is a huge difference. This isn't Shannon's time...next year is a different animal. Right now he's being asked to play great defense and push the ball. He brings a different element than William does...Shannon isn't a threat to shoot it, but he does play much faster and the ball doesn't stick in his hands. He keeps the rhythm of the offense while limiting bad shots.
Don't mean to be argumentative but don't quite understand a couple statements. I don't want want to get into next season until this one is over but where is Craft and Smith going and I don't see Shannon taking over for William. I will agree that he does push tempo and is a good defender but even a freshman PG must shoot free throws better. He has to improve his shooting or his quickness won't mean anything because defenders will just back off. I don't think Scott will bring anything to the table this evening but that's an entirely story.
When Shannon entered the game against Cincinnati, he wasn't a threat to score, but he pushed the hell out of the ball. Something William struggles with b/c he isn't a great ball handler. Shannon is also a better defender, even with the height he gives up to William.
Will is a great spot shooter and decent from a few spots on the floor with his back to the basket. But his game is much more suited for half-court sets. Against UC, when we needed to pick our tempo up, Shannon and Aaron controlled the pace. It's nice when our bigs can turn around and outlet it to Aaron or Shannon...when Will is in the game, that's not really an option.
As Shannon takes on more leadership and has more experience I expect him to be more comfortable to look for his own shot. Right now, he focuses on defense and pushing the tempo. Just b/c he doesn't look to shoot doesn't mean his pace isn't important. Rajon Rondo can't shoot a lick, but his ability to get the ball up the court creates easy shots for teammates.
When William is missing shots, combined with the pace he plays at, it's almost like a double negative.
And I agree about tonight...Buford is going to be critical. This is the type of game he needs to come up big b/c the 2-3 zone invites a lot of deep shots. And I don't see OSU trying to run with Syracuse who is a more athletic team. The strengths of Shannon's game were perfect against UC to change the pace...against Cuse, Will's half-court abilities need to come through.
Not applicable to Shannon Scott or Ohio State - but pertinent based on the High School from which Shannon graduated.
Head Coach Dave Boyd has been dismissed for illegal recruiting (Undue Influence). During his time at Milton he won multiple state champioships and ever record and contact is currently being reviewed by the school.
I wonder if Boyd graduated from UCLA:(
I went to the highschool across town from Milton, players would appear out of nowhere to play for them.
It was a predominantly white area with average basketball prospects, the real talent was four or five exits down 400.
Everyone knew he was bringing in players through recruiting and eventually a parent complained.
Coach Boyd was a dirty SOB I kid you not, he was caught at another school cheating on his wife with a teacher.
I'm not buying his story that the players contacted him to go to Milton.
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