Just watched the whole game and damn I love this team and it’s potential. What’s great about this team is they aren’t even playing to their potential and they are winning big games. It’s amazing what defense and rebounding can do for a program. The assistants coach b has brought in have done wonders the last two years. Props for coach b to recognize his weaknesses and addressing them with the coaches he selects and kids he recruited like z and Mathews. By adding a few kids with different strengths he’s added a lot of balance and made his program much better all around.
Notes on the game itself. How good is z? I love this kid and I am so happy he’s our pg the next 3 years. He’s showing everybody why he was rAnked so high and why he was mr Ohio basketball in a strong class of kids. He’s a great player. He will be here all 4 years too which is great for us. By the time hEs a senior I’m confident they will be talking about him as one of the program’s better pg ever and I think he’s going to be all big ten. He’s so hard to stop from getting in the lane and he’s great at finishing. He also
Has great vision and sets guys up for open looks.
The next evolution in his game as an upperclassmen and a go to guy is his mid range game. You saw it in high school and I can see him giving people nightmares. He’s so quick and guys have to give him so much space not to get blown by, that when he stops he often has a lot of space to shoot av10-15 footer wide open. I see him looking at it and he passes on it but I think next two years you see him trying those little pull ups and those slight faders. He’s a real nice 3 ball guy too. Lots of hiS passes are on a dime, nice feeds like a qb floating it in. Great defender too. He just took over when we needed him to. As you can see I’m very high on him and excited the ft will come. It’s 100 percent mental. He’s on a block right now but he will fix it, hopefully this year.
Maar is the man. Has there been any guy you can remember who gets more tough baskets in recent memory? He’s hit two game winners this year already and his whole career he always gets that much needed bucket at crucial points or runs in the game to stop another team and bail us out. He’s one of my favorite wolverines ever. I still wish he was a bit more aggressive at all times and took more looks.
Duncan was great. His d was nice and he gave us good minutes. Moe was moe. Always a beaat and he did great on the d boards again. Wish we’d see a bit more moe in the post though as he almost always gets a good look/ touch make or miss. Would make him unstoppable. Mathews has nice vision and his rebounding and drives are an element we need.
Long post but another nice win. Let’s avoid the pitfalls these next two road games abd play just as desperate as these teams trying to save their seasons are. This team if it ever puts it all together is very deep, balanced and dangerous, we could be sleeper contenders.