Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thoughts from the Box Score

Interesting to look at the Box Score from today's game against UT.

Corey Butler had as many points and rebounds as Scotty Hopson. Butler was a walk-on, and Hopson, according to Rivals.com, was the #5 recruit in the country.

Hate to say it, but Albert Jackson was an "0-for" for the game. He had 0 points and 0 rebounds in 14 minutes. I'm sure he played some defense, but your starting center has to at least register something besides personal fouls in a big game. For comparison's sake, UT's starting center gave them 12 points and 7 boards.

Drazen Zlovaric did not play. I, for one, want to see what he can do. Maybe the main reason is that Georgia has strength on the wing, but Woodbury is a senior. Travis Leslie will inherit the starting position, I'm sure, next year, but I'm not sure who will be his back-up. When we play long, athletic teams without the bulky post players, Zlovaric can help us.

Only 3 turnovers from our point guards. Dustin Ware played a really nice game, I thought. He kept his head up on the drives, went at pretty much full speed, either going left or right, and showed a pretty decent shooting touch (4 for 9).

Tyler Smith was the player of the game. He had 24 points, 11 rebounds (4 on the offensive end), and 6 assists. The published report before the game was that he was "doubtful", and might not suit up, due to a bruised bone in his knee. Without Smith, UT loses today's game.

1 comment:

bigtuck said...

I'd love to see Draz get some floor time as well, but we just keep hearing from the coaching staff that he makes too many mistakes in practice and that they don't think they can count on him to be in the right position at the right time during the game.