CB and JG = Zero impact
Many other disappointments along with a few pleasant surprises. The biggest were:
HG – AWOL in first half on both sides of the ball. Second half not much better. As a returning star, he needed to set an example. Then again, maybe he did and CB and JG were just following his lead.
CS – Quicker than remembered and fearless taking it to the basket on a number of occasions. 8 pts in 16 minutes second only to CJ in productivity. Deserves a start or certainly more playing time as the line is blurred between PG-2G-SmF in this multiple guard-oriented offense.
DC – Only in the sense that he got so little time to show what he had. This, after all the board-hype he received. Seeing him inserted into the game along with “walk-on” Goodman with just 2 minutes remaining got me thinking just what do we have in DC?
AD – I had heard of his good work in practice sessions leading up to the game and it came as no surprise to see him start in BJ’s absence. But, same ol’ – same ol’ ……. you’re hot or you’re hot with the stroke early on. This time he wasn’t. Good hustle, however, and attempts at playing D.
SC – As advertised……catch and shot 3’s with limited impact on defense.
MM – A little surprised at the number of minutes (37) and his sloppy ball-handling early on. Good assist work and deadly from the line, as usual.
CJ – What more can you say? 36 points or 2 for every one of the 18 NBA scouts present. Until our “bigs” begin to play a role in scoring the basketball, I don’t care if he takes 43% (32 of 75) of our shots. Anyone else notice the weigh (or should I say muscle) gain. Looking more and more like a professional athlete.
Only good news to come out of Friday night was Robert Morris’ drubbing at the hands of Rider. There may be hope for us on Monday night.