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  • #5530

    lehigh90
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    One thing I would really like to see next season … better clutch FT shooting from MM. He missed some huge ones in the PL and NCAA tournament, including 3-8 vs. Xavier and 1-4 vs. Bucknell. A PG has to be able to shoot fouls since the ball is in their hands so often, especially late in games. 84% as a freshman, and 74% as a sophomore, but in big spots he seems to be under 50%. He shot 10% better from the field this year (33.7% to 43.5%) and almost 5% better in 3s (31.7% to 35.6%), but his foul shooting dropped 10 points. If he is going to replace CJ as your top scoring option in 2 years, I would like to see him shoot at least 45% from the floor and 80-85% from the line, including the biggies. Gotta hit the 1 and 1’s and the 2s in the double bonus.

    #5540

    LUHoops00
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    Agreee on clutch factor, as Duke and X games were bad, on a relative basis to 78% on season and 2nd ranking in ncaa pre-playoffs. MM, as a PG, does shoot FTs well though overall, so that is a good thing, but late in games and in big situations yes he has struggled. Overall, it is great he is a good FT shooter and sure clutch situations will improve from his experiences this year. The shooting, we expected it to pick up and it did, and I think we’ll continue to see that as MM has proven to be a hard worker. I know I’ve seen CJ quotes praising how hard MM works, so I think he’ll pick it up over next two years. I’m not sure he’ll be lead scoring option post-CJ, think that is very much predicated on what DC and JC do. I think DC could be a big time player and factor, and take over leading scoring duties in his sophomore year, and hopefully JC is an athletic 3/4 hybrid who can stroke it.

    #5541

    lehigh90
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    I hope you are right and incoming freshmen look like our current juniors. We need a big class to keep this run going.

    #5557

    norcalfan
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    Yes I agree. Just a side note. JA’s and Enoch’s former high school goes for a second state title, most likely will succeed, weak competition since Adams and Enoch’s class graduated. Girl’s team knocked off a #1 seed on their way to state too. Tough trying to keep up with college and high school.

    JA played in the last few games the way he played in high school. I am proud of both Enoch and Adams as both their teams made a nice run.

    In regards to next year, LU needs to bring in someone who can play defense and score to keep the run going. Now that schools know LU is legit, it may be difficult to get teams to play LU. A great problem to have. Way to go LU! Way to go SENIORS!

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