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  • MikeKennedyRulZ
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    Perfect. I have no reason to watch. Good think because ESPN + still won't let me access the guldern replay.

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  • BOBB
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    Originally posted by WuTheOne View Post

    Too long to watch. Stop at 1:32 when Pohto had a turnover and the Shox had a 9-point lead. The turnover resulted in a Cincy 3. Then Etienne missed a layup and Cincy hit another 3. After that Council missed a jumper and the writing was on the wall.
    Even when we extended our lead in the second half I had no illusions that we'd run away.

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  • WuTheOne
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    Originally posted by shockerfan View Post

    If you watch it just stop after the 1st half.
    Too long to watch. Stop at 1:32 when Pohto had a turnover and the Shox had a 9-point lead. The turnover resulted in a Cincy 3. Then Etienne missed a layup and Cincy hit another 3. After that Council missed a jumper and the writing was on the wall.

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  • shockerfan
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    Originally posted by MikeKennedyRulZ View Post
    Stupid ESPN + not working so I haven't been able to watch the replay yet. Maybe that is a good thing. Sounds like more of the same.
    If you watch it just stop after the 1st half.

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  • Dan
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    Tyson is the new Markis McDuffie. Great when he lets the game come to him, terrible when he thinks he’s an NBA player and tries to take the game over.

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  • Topshock
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    Originally posted by ShockTalk View Post
    Since we are discussing some of the same things on 2 threads, I'll also put the following here as well:

    The team averages 24.4 3pt shots a game.

    As for ETN, he has had 3 games where he was hot: 17/40 / 42.5%. Also 1 where he wasn't. 1-11. His next 4 volume games were 8 to 9 shots and shot well in all of them: 14/34 / 41.2%. In what one could call his stinker games from 3, he's never shot more than 6 shots and was 2-17 for 3 games. Outside of the 4 highest shot volume games, he's averaged 6.45 shots per game.

    Two players (based on small sample of 15-16 games), have not done well with their version of high volume of shots.
    Dexter: When he shoots 5 or more 3s: 8-36 22.2%. Under 5, he's 33.3%
    Monzy: When he shoots 4 or more 3s: 2-9 22.2%. Under 3, he's 42.8%

    RC4 has shots the 3rd most 3 pointers so far this season and is shooting 32%. However, outside of 2 games, he only shot 22.5% on the season.
    The thing about TE is so far, He has almost always played badly when we are playing good opponents'.

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  • MikeKennedyRulZ
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    Stupid ESPN + not working so I haven't been able to watch the replay yet. Maybe that is a good thing. Sounds like more of the same.

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  • ShockTalk
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    Since we are discussing some of the same things on 2 threads, I'll also put the following here as well:

    The team averages 24.4 3pt shots a game.

    As for ETN, he has had 3 games where he was hot: 17/40 / 42.5%. Also 1 where he wasn't. 1-11. His next 4 volume games were 8 to 9 shots and shot well in all of them: 14/34 / 41.2%. In what one could call his stinker games from 3, he's never shot more than 6 shots and was 2-17 for 3 games. Outside of the 4 highest shot volume games, he's averaged 6.45 shots per game.

    Two players (based on small sample of 15-16 games), have not done well with their version of high volume of shots.
    Dexter: When he shoots 5 or more 3s: 8-36 22.2%. Under 5, he's 33.3%
    Monzy: When he shoots 4 or more 3s: 2-9 22.2%. Under 3, he's 42.8%

    RC4 has shots the 3rd most 3 pointers so far this season and is shooting 32%. However, outside of 2 games, he only shot 22.5% on the season.

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  • SHOXAAC
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    Originally posted by WuTheOne View Post
    Here's a quote from Etienne after the game. It doesn't seem to occur to him that if the opponents are making it difficult for him, they're making it easier for somebody else.

    “Anybody in my situation knows I’m not going to get clean looks,” Etienne said. “I’m going to have to take contested shots because those are the options I’m getting. That’s the whole objective of the scouting report is to make sure I don’t get anything easy. I made some tough shots and I missed some down the stretch, but I felt like for the most part I did well on my tough shots. I don’t really expect to get anything easy. That’s just the nature of being who I am.”

    Read more at: https://www.kansas.com/sports/colleg...#storylink=cpy
    Hey ETN...Do you think Kendrick Davis from SMU is keyed on by opposing defenses? He is among the NCAA scoring leaders and gets his 22 PPG on 47% shooting and 40% 3-point shooting. I could use many more examples to prove the point that great players are great due to them taking what the game gives them. Go cry your selfish poison as you enter the portal son.

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  • SB Shock
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    Originally posted by Regul8te View Post
    If college coaches aren’t focusing heavily on the mental, they are missing the mark.
    I think that is why Kemnitz was so good as a pitching coach - he was big on working with the kids on the mental side.

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  • SB Shock
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    Originally posted by Shock Top View Post

    This is wild. Who does TE think his is?

    If teams are taking him away, he needs to do a better jobs of creating easy points for his teammates. That would start creating more open looks for himself, if more players are scoring threats.

    TE needs a HUGE reality check. I don’t remember TE talking like this under former-coach-whose-name-triggers-people-when-spoken-allowed.
    TE is only about the "ME" and not the "TEAM". Between a mindset like this and the other issue - it becomes clear why this season is death-spiraling. Just need a player to go into the stands and eat a hot dog.

    Danny Ainge - where art thou??

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  • Topshock
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    Originally posted by Regul8te View Post
    I remember someone on here once mentioning the need for a head doctor. Is that something teams focus on?

    Many years ago I was a mediocre player on a dominant city league basketball team. There were several players who should have been D1 but they were all “knuckleheads” according to the coach.

    One summer I went with a buddy to the Emporia State “Yes I Can” camp hosted by coach Slaymaker.

    I came out of that camp a totally different player. I couldn’t miss. The game slowed down and opened up for me. For about a month I was completely unguardable. The other much better players were stunned and couldn’t figure it out.

    Eventually I regressed to my more natural skill level and ended up in corporate America.

    But the skills they taught at that camp were crazy and it was nearly all mental. I’ll never forget it. If college coaches aren’t focusing heavily on the mental, they are missing the mark.

    I also wonder how much our crazy weights program impacts our shooting ability.
    Agree completely with the mental aspect of basketball

    Many of our team have been poor shooting teams and players seldom improve their shooting while here. I have thought for years that the rigorous in season weightlifting could have something to do with it.

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  • IndianaShocker
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    Originally posted by WuTheOne View Post
    Here's a quote from Etienne after the game. It doesn't seem to occur to him that if the opponents are making it difficult for him, they're making it easier for somebody else.

    “Anybody in my situation knows I’m not going to get clean looks,” Etienne said. “I’m going to have to take contested shots because those are the options I’m getting. That’s the whole objective of the scouting report is to make sure I don’t get anything easy. I made some tough shots and I missed some down the stretch, but I felt like for the most part I did well on my tough shots. I don’t really expect to get anything easy. That’s just the nature of being who I am.”

    Read more at: https://www.kansas.com/sports/colleg...#storylink=cpy
    So what he's really saying is "I'm the only real threat offensively and everyone knows it. I don't trust my teammates or the coaches. No one fears anyone else on our roster. My coaches aren't capable of scheming a way to loosen the defense up. Basically, I'm a future NBA player and if I have to take terrible shots for us to win, that's what I have to do."

    Or it could be the weed talking??

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  • CBB_Fan
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    Originally posted by WuTheOne View Post
    Here's a quote from Etienne after the game. It doesn't seem to occur to him that if the opponents are making it difficult for him, they're making it easier for somebody else.

    “Anybody in my situation knows I’m not going to get clean looks,” Etienne said. “I’m going to have to take contested shots because those are the options I’m getting. That’s the whole objective of the scouting report is to make sure I don’t get anything easy. I made some tough shots and I missed some down the stretch, but I felt like for the most part I did well on my tough shots. I don’t really expect to get anything easy. That’s just the nature of being who I am.”

    Read more at: https://www.kansas.com/sports/colleg...#storylink=cpy
    This is exactly the reason Etienne has become an offensive liability this year. Etienne shot 53.5% true shooting last year on high usage. This year he's shot 47.7% true shooting on even higher usage.

    These are not all late in shot clock heaves, where just getting a shot off is the goal to avoid a turnover. These are shots where Tyson is shooting with 10+ seconds on the clock.

    This is not how great players play. Sure, Kevin Durant takes a lot of guarded 3s. But he is shooting those 3s with a consistent motion. Watch highlights from his 51 point game from 12/13/21. Every single jumpshot his shoulders, knees, and feet are pointed to the basket with no rotation. He jumps towards the basket with a consistent height, and his height and release point lets him shoot over defenders. Shorter players at the next level have to have the same fundamentals and get a bit more open.

    Durant gets as much defensive attention as a player can get, and yet he still works to make his shots are as good as possible. Tyson seems to be doing the opposite. Even when he relatively open and has plenty of time, he is still pirouetting and jumping backward to make the shot as unlikely as possible to go in.

    Being a team's best scorer isn't all about rolling the dice and hoping that a tonight is the night you roll high. A good shooter needs amnesia, but they should never settle. It is almost like Etienne is using hard shots as a crutch, a justification for bad form.

    With good mechanics, Etienne could shoot nearly 40% at virtually the same usage rate as now and be the best player on our team. The fact that instead he is a detriment is testimony that the wrong ideas are being taught, fundamental mistakes aren't being corrected, and we aren't putting effort into making the game easy.

    Great players should always expect to get things easy. LeBron doesn't shoot off-balance floaters, he expects to dunk. Steph Curry sets his feet. Harden analyzes defender's tendencies and attacks their weak hand. Everyone in the NBA shoots from the shorter corner. What makes them great is that they make it easy.

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  • ShockerWalkon
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    Originally posted by Regul8te View Post
    I remember someone on here once mentioning the need for a head doctor. Is that something teams focus on?

    Many years ago I was a mediocre player on a dominant city league basketball team. There were several players who should have been D1 but they were all “knuckleheads” according to the coach.

    One summer I went with a buddy to the Emporia State “Yes I Can” camp hosted by coach Slaymaker.

    I came out of that camp a totally different player. I couldn’t miss. The game slowed down and opened up for me. For about a month I was completely unguardable. The other much better players were stunned and couldn’t figure it out.

    Eventually I regressed to my more natural skill level and ended up in corporate America.

    But the skills they taught at that camp were crazy and it was nearly all mental. I’ll never forget it. If college coaches aren’t focusing heavily on the mental, they are missing the mark.

    I also wonder how much our crazy weights program impacts our shooting ability.

    Leave a comment:

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