Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Da Lama, Mar 9, 2013.
Any insight into whether he's still having issues from the concussion?
I didnt get the game on tv, but I never heard his name in the 2nd half, was he even in?
He was in. He was a non-factor. There was zero passion/effort in his game today.
He has been his normal self mostly on defense, its offense that I have noticed a difference. My guess is he is scared of getting clocked again.
He's sort of getting exposed without Dre' to clean up on the glass. He's never really been strong around the rim - it's just more noticeable now. I don't think he's too worried about his head as OSU led with their elbows all day, especially the dude with the orange mohawk.
Freshmen hit a wall oftentimes at this point (obviously not all). The concussion didn't help matters.
Why doesn't he jump for rebounds or on defense and its not just tunks johnson, none of the bigs other than dre, go up for boards or jump on defense
I don't think Scott really can jump. I've seen xj jump.
Scott actually played some of the better defense today. He's not right, but he was not the problem today. I have to assume that they wouldn't have medically cleared him if it was physical, so it's probably a matter of confidence and tentativeness after getting knocked out recently. Best thing that could happen to him would be for him to take a shot, be able to shake it off, and get pissed off from it.
Defenses have taken notice of his preference for the left baby hook from the right block position. That's been taken away and Scott doesn't have much else right now. Simple as that.
He has no confidence in his shot right now. I also see him playing too close to the perimeter, which I don't really like. Needs to get his confidence back
As noted elsewhere by Scott himself, he's lost weight and others note he seems to have hit the freshman "wall", as well as still being affected by the concussion. Don't forget he was knocked cold on that, not just rendered woozy!
My son, who was a college athlete, suffered a hard concussion playing and told me today, its the clarity of your vision that seems to come back last and is so frustrating. Plus, you're always watching from the corners of your fuzzy eyes for that next high elbow, so its distracting from that perspective, too.
I hate to say it, but he looked like a liability out there yesterday.
Concussion may still have lingering effects. Lots of other factors could play into his play as well. I can't think of a game so far where I felt like he was a dominating presence. That will change next year.
I have to disagree with this slightly. He has had quite a few games this season where he has had a significant impact on the game and where he has dominated his competition.
A few examples:
Air Force: 20 pts 7 reb 6-12 FG 8-10 FT
@Kansas: 19 pts 4 reb 9-15 FG
Hartford: 21 pts 10 reb 9-12 FG 3-5 FT
@Arizona: 15 pts 5 reb 6-8 FG 3-4 FT
UCLA: 18 pts 9 reb 6-11 FG 6-6 FT
@OSU: 17 pts 4 reb 7-10 FG 3-4 FT
Next year he will be stronger and most likely a lot better, which should scare the rest of the Pac-12 because he has had a very impressive freshman year so far. He has been struggling lately but I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt as he just sustained a concussion and he's a freshman.
I think azbuff was referring to since the concussion.
I agree he has had some good numbers, although I'd hesitate to say he "dominated" at Kansas. I'm referring to Scott taking over a game physically. That is what I want to see from him.
That's fair. I'm hoping he can put on some weight over the summer because if he becomes stronger and grows a bit more, it's over.
It's going to be damn near impossible to stop him next year.
I think Scott has done a great job this year, although he has struggled these last few weeks, he has been great for us during the first two months of the season.
Once he gains weight and develops a consistent 15 footer, he will be impossible to stop with his post moves.
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