Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffenuf, Jan 12, 2014.
Same with XJ, two full halves of effort needed from him, here on out.
I don't think there's a lack of effort. Everyone is going to have to step up. No single player can make up what they potentially lost if Dinwiddie is out.
Re: Time for Scott to Step Up
We need to have some better guard play. I think Washington's guards we probably +35 compared to Booker, Talton, Spencer and Hopkins. It is impossible to win when you play that bad.
Yep. The college game is dominated by guard play and we're suddenly below average in the backcourt. I really think Hopkins may be the key to this year. He's the one guy with the potential to make an impact right now.
I don't think Scott needs to step up any more than he has. He's the only consistent offensive player we've had all year. Good for 14 and 10 a night. Maybe we need 2-3 more points but nothing more. He's been a stud.
We need (and have all year needed) someone who can hit a damn jump shot. It's pretty basic. It's galling how bad we are. We made ONE (yes, one) perimeter jump shot today. When is the last time you saw a "good team", a #15 team do that?
Scott's got to somehow continue to do what he's been doing. Someone's got to get him the ball, though. ****.
We are going to have to have someone who can take the pressure off of Scott and hit some outside shots and drive hard to the rack. Scott needs to keep being who he has been. But damn we need XJ, Ski and Hopkins to grab the opportunity that is now in front of them. **** me this sucks.
Everyone has to step up...you can't expect one guy to do it all. Everyone else has got to clean up their game and be a little bit better, Scott included. There are a lot of shots and a lot of opportunities for this team to grow from this and keep this special season going the right direction.
The main thing is leadership out there, who will take the leadership role. Production can be matched for the most part by other pieces, but who leads and directs is the crucial X factor of missing the mayor.
I always thought that Dinwiddie was the calming influence and Booker was the vocal leader on this team. Spencer never seemed too vocal but that was just games...don't know about locker room or practice wise
See, I'd flip that. Ski's the one calming everyone down after committing fouls and politicking the refs. Spencer is the one I pictured trying to lead the team in the locker room.
I'm impressed with you guys. I'm still in the **** **** **** **** **** stage.
You could be right...Booker's leadership now though is invaluable
I am most interested in seeing what XJ does from this point forward....to me he is the key to this whole season now
Many stages of grief....this too will pass
Agreed, but I just had someone tell me that Booker is definitely the locker room guy, so it appears I'm not right.
I'm still there.
Why is wes not mentioned here? He had a GREAT First half yesterday. I think he had 9 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks in the first half alone.
He finished 11/13/4 - A full game like he had in the first half would do wonders for us.
Alarming stats for us on the perimeter. Taking Spencer's numbers out, we're shooting 27% from 3. The guys who primarily shoot from outside (Booker, Talton, Hopkins, Fletcher, Stalzer) are shooting 39% collectively. I'd love to see our actual perimeter shooting %, it has to be in the low 30s.
With those stats staring Pac-12 coaches in the face, teams are going to absolutely collapse on us down low now. I see tough sledding for Scott and Gordon ahead. UNLESS somebody on this team suddenly finds the ability to get into open space and hit a jump shot.
They all have the ability to. Seems that pretty much everyone on the team can hit the three in shoot around, but in actual games situations... Need to figure it out.
J-Hop says otherwise.
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