Observer game story & quote of the year from Lutz

[QUOTE=MEGRNiner;377060] guess what?..[/QUOTE]

what?

:wink:

The biggest problem is Bobby doesn't trust enough of our guys to be able to play man-to-man defense, so we do all these zones and traps, etc. That leads to us being completely out of position for rebounds.

I for one rather have a lesser defender playing defense on a guy man-to-man on the perimeter than the opposition getting layups off of offensive rebounds.

Yep. The zone trap is not working. At all. Everyone saw that last game against Tulsa, and any game before when we tried it. Why in the world do we keep using it? Our man-to-man D isn’t all that bad by comparison.

Has Lutz given up on this season? I can understand the injuries and defections are rough, but our adjustments have been worse than I would have expected.

The day 919R starts giving up is the day you know we're really absolutely ****ed.

:doh:

Last night, Ian and "Shamari " Coleman let fly a three pointer (or twelve), but I digress... In this specific instance Lamont Mack was on my end of the court in front of the Lasalle bench (around the 3 pt line - big surprise) and, [U]as soon as [/U]the ball left the shooter's hands, Mack began sprinting up the court. Well the shot clanked and, of all people, Dijuan Harris ripped down an offensive rebound in the lane and kept the possession alive.

My question: “When did the practice of [B]FOLLOWING YOUR SHOTS[/B] fall out of vogue in basketball fundamentals?” Last night, Lasalle players were doing it routinely, and guess what?..

What??? You can do that?////:huh:

[QUOTE=JoeSixPack;377068]what?

:wink:[/QUOTE]

Guess what?.. IT WORKED!!!

They shot nearly as bad as we did and managed to get almost as many offensive rebounds as we did in TOTAL rebounds.

:unhappy:

[QUOTE=bball49er;376961]We are not good.[/QUOTE]

signature fail.

[QUOTE=MEGRNiner;377060]Last night, Ian and "Shamari " Coleman let fly a three pointer (or twelve), but I digress… In this specific instance Lamont Mack was on my end of the court in front of the Lasalle bench (around the 3 pt line - big surprise) and, [U]as soon as [/U]the ball left the shooter’s hands, Mack began sprinting up the court. [/QUOTE]

And he plays PF or SF…this is the way it has always been with Lutz.

Hootie said in his post that Coley should be a beast on the boards…YES! Why is he not our leading rebounder? What does he actually do for us? I’m not trying to bash him…it is more of a Lutz rant. If he can jump over tables or people or whatever, he should be rebounding EVERYTHING!

And he plays PF or SF...this is the way it has always been with Lutz.

Hootie said in his post that Coley should be a beast on the boards…YES! Why is he not our leading rebounder? What does he actually do for us? I’m not trying to bash him…it is more of a Lutz rant. If he can jump over tables or people or whatever, he should be rebounding EVERYTHING!

Many times Coley goes for the follow up acrobatic slam, instead of the basic box out and get a rebound.

During postgame wrapup, I especially enjoyed Bobby borrowing Coach John Fox's favorite reset, "It is what it is".

I’m waiting for this season to come to a point where we get a Lutz version of the Dennis Green “THEY WERE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE” or maybe a Jim Mora “PLAYOFFS!?!?!”

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwq7BYOnDrM

The biggest problem is Bobby doesn't trust enough of our guys to be able to play man-to-man defense, so we do all these zones and traps, etc. That leads to us being completely out of position for rebounds.
I agree with this. I've always thought that's one of the biggest disadvantages of a zone. It's often difficult to know who to block out, and if you do know, you are often already out of position..... especially if the zone is designed to do heavy shifting with the ball (which most zones should do).

Then again, LaSalle was in a zone for most of the night.

[QUOTE=49er96;377135]
Hootie said in his post that Coley should be a beast on the boards…YES! Why is he not our leading rebounder? What does he actually do for us? I’m not trying to bash him…it is more of a Lutz rant. If he can jump over tables or people or whatever, he should be rebounding EVERYTHING![/QUOTE]

He is our leading rebounder at 7 a game. If you look at min/rebounds here are our best rebounders in order:
Coley (board every 4.11 min)
Jones (4.5 min)
Mack (4.71 min)
Barnett (4.85 min)
Dewhurst (5.36 min)
Coleman (7.5 min)
Ngoundo (7.55 min)
Wilderness (8.1 min)
Andersen (8.63 min)
Harris (16.7 min)

AnJuan’s totals are what really surprise me. Averaging 3.4 a game this year and was averaging almost 5 last year.

Anyone who says you are not born with the skill of rebounding: I ask you, on what day did you make the choice to be a rebounder?

[QUOTE=forDniner;377238]He is our leading rebounder at 7 a game. If you look at min/rebounds here are our best rebounders in order:
Coley (board every 4.11 min)
Jones (4.5 min)
Mack (4.71 min)
Barnett (4.85 min)
Dewhurst (5.36 min)
Coleman (7.5 min)
Ngoundo (7.55 min)
Wilderness (8.1 min)
Andersen (8.63 min)
Harris (16.7 min)

AnJuan’s totals are what really surprise me. Averaging 3.4 a game this year and was averaging almost 5 last year.[/QUOTE]

He’s a freak- should be getting 1 every 2 minutes. Play 30, get 15, play 25 get 13.

Basically get every other board, somebody has to get it- if I’m him, by God it’s mine

[QUOTE=Sideshow;377246]Anyone who says you are not born with the skill of rebounding: I ask you, on what day did you make the choice to be a rebounder?[/QUOTE]

The day you woke the hell up and realized you weren’t a shooter or scorer but still wanted to be a big time baller.

You are welcome

Rebounding to me is 75% Heart/Hustle 25% Basketball IQ/Ability

[QUOTE=hootie;377249]He’s a freak- should be getting 1 every 2 minutes. Play 30, get 15, play 25 get 13.

Basically get every other board, somebody has to get it- if I’m him, by God it’s mine[/QUOTE]

I don’t disagree that he should be averaging more, just showing that he is our leading rebounder. Heck, every one of our C/PF/SF’s except maybe Dew should be averaging more. However Coley’s #'s weren’t what stood out to me, AnJuan’s were.