His being out was a blessing in disguise. Let the team get awesome minutes and experience against a ranked (and most likely) hopeful tourney team. He still looks great, picking pockets and draining shots. If Spradling takes over the point (now that he looks very capable of playing the position) Pullen can do some real damage from the 2, ala last year.
Wow. Great coming out game from the freshman. I wasn't the only one who didn't know what to expect from the pizza faced bobble head, but WS played like a frigging MAN out there today. Very intelligent (mid court charge), Good eye for the open man, good ball control. He has a nice three, but his selection needs to get better.
He has a really nice shot and looks to be the biggest 3 point threat outside of Pullen. Very impressed with his presence inside and rebounding.
Still waiting for him to play like the monster he can be. He needs to be getting more rebounds and banging down low. It looks to me like he is playing a second slower than he should be, and like he is somewhat apprehensive. Get nasty, man!
He is flashing. I am happy to see him playing more aggressive (take notes, Wally). I hope he continues to develop - he's doing a good, good job so far.
Surprisingly our biggest liability so far. He has the talent to be playing much better. Maybe he should be sitting next to CK....
If his three ball can become consistent.... along with Macgruder, Spradling and Pullen's... look the **** out. He was great at getting open tonight. He had a few silly fouls, and as he continues to get minutes, hopefully he wises up.
Needs to live up to his hype. He is playing pretty sloppy and is being kind of an idiot on D. Stupid fouls. Eat some damn space. Dunk the damn ball. Block some damn shots. Grab the damn rebound. He needs some more practice, and needs to have Frank on his ass in practice.
Somewhat quieter than I expected. I would have liked to have seen him take stronger "leader" role with Pullen's absence. Still looked damn good finishing the ball though. He is a talented SOB.
Make your damned shots.
We need his ass in there. He needs to wise up and start working hard consistently. There were plenty of moments in this game where I thought, "Well, we certainly could have used those long ass arms right there."
Good win against a ranked team, especially missing our keys. It's games like this that will help a ton come March. Glad we got a win - I'll be honest and say I was a little worried coming in to it, and more worried when Pullen got his 2nd and 3rd.
We showed that same heart we had last year, and as we grow, we will be a solid team all around. Good stuff, cats.
From: Pioli, Scott
Sent: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 8:50 AM
To: Hamilton, Brandon
Subject: RE: AC in Weight Room
Brandon - gum wrapper and ball of hair on player staircase for two days now...