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Ever see MoJo play?
He's looked a 100x better out there imo, he's not a complete liability. He's passing the ball better, he's clogging up space on the D end and he's hustling back.
I honestly think we should all get behind the guy, he's definitely improved. At the end of the day the guy is trying hard to be good and is buying in to Izzo and the team. I can't wait to see the day when this kid is knocking down the shots, I have no doubt this kid is going to get to a level that makes us all proud.
I like both of the players you just listed, and I think we are going to witness the brilliance of good coaching from Izzos staff improve both these players.
They have the work ethic, we just need to have the patience. Go State!
Byrd is just thinking too much - he needs to take some advice from Ty Webb:
"I'm going to give you a little advice. There's a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball."
And never forget:
"A flute with no holes is not a flute. And, a doughnut with no hole is a Danish."
"It's a great day for a ballgame - let's play two"
Don't know if this is true or not but I have noticed that virtually all his jumpers hit the left rim or the back of the rim. The former would definitely be caused by him drifting. Its simple physics- the ball's path is a function of the launch off your arm AND whether your body is drifting to one side or the other. If you don't square up.. go straight up with your jumper the ball will drift away from the center of the basket. This is why it is so important to both square your shoulders when shooting a jumper AND eye the CENTER of the basket...if you drift yet square and keep your eyes to the center of the hoop there is less chance of the ball drifting and more that it's vector will be to the center of the basket. You need no more proof of this than to look at the replay of the Brust despiration shot yesterday for wisky. He was literally flying toward the sideline full speed but when he jumped in despiration he had the presence of mine to twist his shoulders square and,..if you watch his head.. eyes directly at the center of the basket. That's why his shot path was true right through to the point it went through the direct center of the basket.
Have you even watched Stauskas play? The dude went 0-4, 0-6 (during a stretch, both 2's, 3's) something terrible versus Indiana. He benefits from being the three shooter on that team that gets no attention. Almost every three he drains is because someone sets him up wide open.
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Definitely noticed this at least twice against Purdue. Somewhat discouraging IMO. Unless Izzo has tasked Appling with only passing it to Byrd when there is a play he can make. Wouldn't surprise me either.
laconophilia is everywhere...
You're crazy. Stauskas is hitting the freshman wall, but he's a good shooter. He developed a nice shot fake as well, that's very good because of how he shoots.
But...but...that one wolvie on here SWORE Stauskas would start shooting better when people guarded him in the B1G!
This...do something other than jacking up a three. Go after a rebound, drive toward the basket.. get fouled and get to the line.. best medicine for a jump shooter in a slump.. the thing that settles him down ....is getting to the line for some nice easy follow through swishes on free throws. Try making some 10, 12 or 15 footers.. go inside the arc instead of camping out 21 or more feet from the rim.. where you sit and wait and think and think and wait..only to tense up terribly when you finally have to shoot. Make things easier ..there are more ways to score and easier ways to score than trying to make 22 foot or more jumpers.
Byrd is probably the worst free throw shooter on the team, if that means anything to you. And I disagree, I want him shooting open 3s and that's just about it. That's all we need. I really do not see him successfully driving to the hoop, at least not this year. Just go out there, eat up a few minutes, grab a board, don't foul too much and don't turn it over.
Who do you think opposing teams prep for more, Byrd or Stauskus?
Why all the excuses for Byrd? He just isn't good.
Byrd is way ahead of Mojo at this point. He's shooting 17% from three. Mojo only hit 16%.
Unfortunately, with Byrd's next miss, Mojo becomes greater than Byrd.
It was just a mistake;
I didn't mean to let them take away my soul.
Am I too old?
Is it too late?
I've noticed that all season, during warm-ups he stays straight up and drains most all, gets in the game and starts moving sideways. I would figure the coaches have seen it but can't get him to stop doing it in the game.
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