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The guy has really, really improved. He had to fight through an illness in the offseason, and a broken nose and concussion this year.
His shooting has improved and he's making generally good decisions.
His penetration and kick was a big role in some of our 3's today.
He is going to be a very good player and will only continue to improve. He's a big part of this program. Great work, Travis. Keep working hard.
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He looks good. Great layup around the IU defender.
I thought he played solid for a bench player. Made a few poor passes, took some bad shots...but solid for what was asked of him.
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Very good offensively. Needs to work on his on the ball D. He's a very solid college PG.
I thought he played very solid and did a good job running the offense with Appling out with foul trouble. Quality minutes for a player who is steadily improving at a critical position for this team. Bodes well for the future success of this team going forward.
"I love March!" - Tom Izzo
Definitely a fan of Trice, but I can't believe how bad he is at shooting inside the three point line.
Yeah, that layup he missed was awful.
And when he turned down that wide open 3 for that horrible bank attempt...wtf
It's unreal. Anybody want to guess what his 2 point shooting percentage is this year?
Agree 100%. Definitely his best game as a Spartan given the situation (Appling out with foul trouble, forced to step-in and lead the team in a hostile environment). Bodes well for this team for the rest of the season. Big development step for him today.
I was gonna make this thread. He exceeded his role
You should see some of the game thread comments about him in the first half.
Didn't look at the game thread at all, but I was watching online with no commentary and the whole time I thought he looked flustered handling the ball against pressure. Quite a few of IU's 3's came from him not being able to fight through screens, leaving his man with a wide open look, which IU mostly took full advantage of. Also had a couple bad turnovers. Hopefully he can remain healthy in the offseason and get bigger and stronger in order to be able to fight through those screens next season and not get so flustered by on the ball pressure - being sick this past summer I think really hurt him in the strength department.
I thought he settled down a bit once he got going. Major props to him either way though for leading the team with Appling on the bench the entire time in a tough environment. He made some good decisions and a clutch basket down the stretch, but kept us within striking distance the entire time. Pretty sure he played a career high in minutes tonight, but not sure.
I think once he has a chance to hit the weights, get more comfortable with the offense and against pressure, you'll really see what he can do. At this point he's still young and we've yet to see him scratch the surface with his potential. He wasn't an All-stater in OH for no reason...
I'm happy overall that we managed to have a chance to win with Keith out, Trice had a hand in that.
That said, the phrase "JFC Trice" probably escaped my lips more than 5 times in the game.
10 second call walking it too slow . At that pace it was still another 3 seconds before he was going to cross the line.
He also missed Payne wide open on the pick and pop several times late.
He needs to learn how to defend a ball screen
Most of IUs wide open 3s were a result of Trice going under the pick
Dawson - 34 minutes
Harris - 33 minutes
Payne - 33 minutes
Nix - 31 minutes
Trice 30 minutes
Appling - 19 minutes
Valentine - 18 minutes
Gauna - 2 minutes
He needs to get stronger so he can fight over those screens
A lot of pressure was on him today and I thought he did well....obviously this makes him more dangerous in the future. Yeah we still do not know how we could fair over the rest of the season but I can see positives in a lot of situations with this team
To die in ann arbor is redundant
Trice played well today. He's starting to look exactly like the player I always expected Lucious to be. I hope that by next season he can put on another 10 lbs hes still to small to handle a team that will press him.
Haha, nice "guess"!!
That's so crazy considering he shoots above 40% from three.
Need. moar. Byrd.
Added Costello. Lol.
The Doctor is in:
Yep, but until that, he should auto switch every G in G ball screen to take away the 3
If not. Burke /Timmy will have a field day with him
I liked Trice the first time I saw him play last year. He had the look of a smart, hardworking kid who would be around for four years and would be outstanding by his senior year.
He played well against IU today. As you wrote, he has improved his outside shot and had some brilliant passes to open shooters. Definitely a bright spot today.
Could not agree more. Granted, there are things he needs to work on, and he will never be a monster like KLIF or Appling or Cleaves, but this kid is one of the most ingenious recruiting signings of Izzo's tenure. What I mean is, he had very little interest from the big schools, but Izzo saw what he was capable of, and saw how important a back up PG is. I put Trice in that David Thomas category. Love the kid.
Its five o'clock somewhere.
What a coincidence: he had only held the ball for 7 seconds at the point.
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