November 17, 2009 at 6:40 pm #1202
What’s up with Keefer and Buchberger!!@$!@# Really, does anyone have a clue? Rob went 0-3 in 11 minutes against Rider after an uninspiring 2 for 8 in 17 minutes against Richmond. A two game total of 6 points! Think that’s bad? Try David’s 0-1 in 15 minutes against Rider after going 1 for 2 in 17 minutes against Richmond. A two game total of 3 points! At this stage, Buchberger’s 10 boards and stiff defensive play may be the only thing keeping in the starting lineup. SG pressure is certainly coming from both junior Michael Ojo and newcomer CJ McCollum. Ojo, historically an "all or nothing" – hot on day/cold the next – player has apparently (keep your fingers crossed) steadied his game sinking 6 out of 11 (18 pts. in 33 minutes) against Richmond and Rider. Toss in nine rebounds and his playing time can only be expected to rise. CJ, the highly touted Gatorade Player of the Year out of Ohio, appears quite a home, thank you, canning 8 of 17 shots (25 pts. in 39 minutes) in his first two collegiate outings. Are we seeing one PL Rookie of the Year (Keefer) pass the title – albeit a year later – to another in the person of CJ McCollum?
On the point, things appear under control after two games with Hall (26 pts., 10 boards, 16 assists/ 8 turnovers in 66 minutes) and Small (last night’s version with 11 points, 3 boards, 5 assists/1 turnover in 25 minutes) at the controls.November 18, 2009 at 3:28 pm #1206
I will happily leave these tough decisions to Coach Reed, but I think it would be an interesting experiment to try McCollum/Ojo/Hamilton/Adams in the starting 5 and letting Keefer come of the bench. It will reduce the pressure on him and let him get a feel for the game from the bench before coming in (FYI: game notes for Q’pac are up and Keefer is still listed as a starter).
I’m hoping for a big effort tonight and the first W of the year. Go Hawks.November 19, 2009 at 4:28 pm #1212
Surprise, surprise! Look where the points are coming from at the SG position after three games. It appears that CJ may have found a home in the starting lineup after his 22 point performance last night. The by-product wasn’t bad either. It spurred Keefer to produce 13 pts in 14 minutes off the bench against a good Quinnipiac team. Prior to that, Rob’s game had been in the dumps, hitting just 2 of his 11 attempts from the floor. And, take a look at what Michael Ojo is doing off the bench. However, known for his dramatic flare, he was pulled aside by Coach Wyche after his a buzzer-sounding breakaway basket to end play last night when the game (79-71) was all but over. I’m sure that won’t happen again. Now, it we can only get Buchberger to produce like we know he can.
Player / FGs / 3FGs / Pts. / Playing Time (Min.) / Pts. per Minute
CJ / 17-33 / 9-20 / 47 / 72 / .65
MO / 9-18 / 4-11 / 29 / 58 / .50
RK / 5-17 / 2-2 / 19 / 42 / .45
DB / 1-5 / 1-3 / 3 / 45 / .07
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