Billyboy78 wrote:Like I said, it wasn't a criticism. We need him to get to where we hope to go this year. He is very good when he goes to the hoop. When he's got the good angle, that bank shot is tremendous. When smarter defenses force him more left and he has to end up having to take the little floater from the baseline, he's not as effective. Also, he does draw the defense, but he doesn't ever kick it out. Passing is just not one of his strengths. Not a criticism. It is what it is. Here are assist totals for the year for the 6 guards...
Once again, not a criticism, just facts. And yes, he is the most important recruit in the resurgence of this program and will go down as an all time great.
His assists per 40 minutes......
Freshman = 2.9
Sophomore = 2.4
Junior = 2.0
Senior = 1.2
While his assists have dropped each year, in his freshman year he was bringing the ball up sometimes and being asked to pass more
Now Dowtin is in high control of the offense.
The curious stat is how Terrell has 4 times the assists when they play similar positions on the wing.yes Terrell has played more minutes but still 14 seems low
I believe it was the VCU game but EC and JT were on a two on 1 break, defender went towards EC leaving JT wide open but EC took it himself and got fouled. I recall yelling pass it at the time.
I actually think he is an adequate passer but he just doesn’t look for the assist much. Might be part of Coach’s Game plan to keep EC on the wing and available.
Only shooting 29% on 3’s but 83% on FTs which is 10% points above his career norm.
I think he is at his most valuable when he rebounds strongly, especially in the 4 Guard line up. Also very strong driving inside and kissing off the glass or a soft 8 footer.
EC was a monster in last year’s A10 tournament and in the ncaas. We need him for our mission. The 8 starters become only 7 when he or any of the 8 are out. A very key strength to this team.