Welcome back, Corey.
Glad to see you “call your own number,” Captain. The results are evident (see below). Your senior leadership is welcomed and needed.
17 Points – Career High
6 for 9 overall
3 for 5 from deep
2 for 2 from the line
FG%: .500 (top guard)
3FG%: .500 (team high)
FT%: 1.000 (share team high)
Other Quick Observations
In a pressure-packed game (given the start hours before game time and played before family and hometown friends), Miles steps up to prove – what many expected anyway – he’s a viable alternative to K. Ross at the Point when the latter struggles as he has thus far in two games, i.e., Canisius and DePaul.
When he’s hot, he’s incredible hot as he was on Wednesday. When he’s cold, you thank goodness for CS at the “2.”. Now if only we could iron-out his Yo-Yo shooting performance. Games 1, 3, and 5: .667 FG%, including a 4 for 4 vs. DePaul. Games 2 and 4: .167 FG%. Careless Personal Fouls also cut deep into minutes. Needs attention. Once addressed, the AP/CS or CS/AP shooting guard combo should rise to the top in PL play.
Energetic and spirited. Best game of the year with spotless 5 for 5 shooting, 5 boards and 2 blocks. That makes it two in a row after a shaky three to start the year. Deserving of the increased minutes. Perhaps 20 should be his target low. Thankful for his blocks yet still worried about the paltry “guard-like” rebound number of 3.2 boards/game.
Subject beaten to death but deservingly so. 84 in 5 games or 27 more than opponents yielding on average 20+points/game to our opponents. Imagine what our record might be! When it comes to stealing the ball or should I say losing the ball via a steal while on offense, we give it up on a whopping 13.5% of our offensive possessions. That’s worse in the PL and ranks 328th in D-1.
As for Game 5.5 or
Penn State Mont ALTO
, I cannot bring myself to publishing an overview of this game. Our team and player performances will not be reflected, of course, in D-1 stats going forward. My only hope is that our reserves get plenty of playing time – both as a reward for their day-in/day-out work in practice and in the event Reed calls upon them down the road.
Next real game is against St. Fancis (PA). It’ll be contested at Stabler on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd.