The bigs opened it up for Dre. Dre opened it up for Austin. And all our guards figured out how to get past FSU's over playing guards to the basket - which I believe was HUGE.
Quote of the night: "We've gotta get someone on Dawkins. He didn't miss a shot the whole first half" Well he did miss a COUPLE.
BUT that 3 off the rebound was nothing but pure being in the moment. If he's good like that for a half every game we are pretty much unstoppable.
I stated early that Andre was the key. He really IS the JJ of this team and I'm glad he's finally starting to play like a star. At this point he's had a lot more up games than down and he just may be rounding into form (remember the kid is still only supposed to be a SOPH).
Yesterday was certainly Dre Day.
I voted for Miles. I thought he anchored the team last night. Sometime during last night's game I realized that Miles is my favorite player on this team. He's not the best player and I know his weaknesses but I just want him to succeed so much.
JJ got to shoot a WHOLE lot more than Dre and it was certainly needed his last two years but now I would politely like for you to go look at Andre's stats. He's on course to double the amount of 3's he shot as a spot duty freshmen - at 42% a clip no less which may have increased last night.
Last edited by SupaDave; 02-24-2012 at 11:28 AM.
His shooting percentage was much, much higher. JJ shot 41% his freshman year (39.9%, i.e., 40% from three, better than Andre's freshman year), and ended at 47% his senior year (42% from three, pretty much exactly what Andre's shooting now).
Your larger point, that Andre just as reliable a shooter, although with many fewer shots, I completely agree with.
Pretty easy to make a case in 3 different directions!
Miles played great and smart and I am so happy for him, if a point value for all his game contributions were in place he would be right there.
Austin has turned into that guy we wanted and needed this year, points yes 3's and penetration, and now with smart dishes that result in good looks, his all around hustle,diving for balls, really moving his feet on defense,
He is leading by example as a freshman, but a case can be made, in basketball terms, he is NO LONGER, a freshman.
I voted for Andre, because the sheer volume of the three's in the first half, created some seperation, put some doubt in the Noles, and the team continued to respond from there throughout the game.
What a problem, needed three votes.
Let's go DUKE !!!!
Right now the whole team's confidence is high. They are feeling strong. I saw a few possessions last night where everyone touched the ball. It was a thing of beauty.