Post by WorcesterGray on Jan 10, 2021 17:46:33 GMT -5
Key sequence in the second half . . .
Faw went to the bench with 10:32 left and HC down, 49-47. When he came back in five minutes later, HC up, 59-55. In between, we had nobody over 6-5 on the floor, hit 4-5 from deep, and forced three turnovers.
Good solid win..Nice to see the adjustments on both sides of the court, good movement of the ball, finding the open shooter late in the game...Austin is really doing a good job on the defensive end and rebounding! Plus he is knocking down the open 3's!! He sticks his nose in those tough plays under the hoop...RJ is getting more and more confident, starting to look to score a bit more and take the open 3's...Building confidence...Malcolm Townsend didn't play today...
2-2 in the first 2 weekends against 2 of the better teams in the league! Coaching staff has done a remarkable job, recruiting and preparing the players! It is nice to see the overall confidence the team is showing!
Good win. Army has a good team this year. I assume going forward teams have film of future opponents now. This bodes well. The players seem to be buying what the coaches are selling. Plus the freshman seem to be actually able to shoot the ball. What a change. There may be hope for the future after all.
Or adopt the Hal Greer jump shot free throw. I know, I am old.
Lots of the young kids do it because they don’t think they can reach if they don’t jump. One thing I’ve learned with all my kids is to force them not to jump on free throws as early as possible. Gets harder to change the older they get. Same with making lefty layups with proper footwork and using the left hand.
Agree with the off hand for layups Disagree with the FT practice. If kids are taught they have to keep their feet planted on the line, they change good form just to reach. When they are strong enough, they keep their good form and it does not matter if they leave their feet or not. Correct form is the key.
Post by KY Crusader 75 on Jan 10, 2021 20:59:43 GMT -5
I'll double down on my comments after the first Army game about Austin's free throw shooting performance this season: it's an anomaly, like flipping a coin 8 times and it comes up tails every time. There's nothing wrong with the coin--it was just an anomaly. AB's end of season FT percentage will be just fine. Just as he won't shoot .632 on threes for the season, he won't shoot .100 on free throws either.