Sunday, October 25, 2009

Red vs. White Scrimmage Review

I'm got back from the Red/White Scrimmage about 2 hours ago. It was a tight game early, with a 22-22 tie at half, but Team White, led by the senior guards Trevon Hughes and Jason Bohannon and junior Keaton Nankivil pulled away to win 45-36.

Pace: The game was 49 possessions. Since there was only about 25 minutes of actual game time, the regular possessions would have been 78. Comparing to last season’s statistics, that’s good for second fastest pace… in the NATION. But in no way am I saying that will continue on into the season.

Efficiency: Red scored 0.75 PPP. White scored 0.90 PPP.

Shooting: Red shot a poor 32.6% from the field and 26.7% from 3. This shooting performance was highlighted by a 2/12 Jon Leuer (1 of 5 from 3) and a 2/9 Jordan Taylor (0 of 4 from 3).

White shot a mediocre 43.9% from the field and 45.5% from 3. Remove Wquinton Smith subpar shooting night, and White’s percentage jump to 47.2 and 62.5.

Red got up 46 FGA’s to White’s 41, or UW had 5 extra shots. White shot 6 FTA’s to Red’s 2. So, 2 possessions for White ended up at the line. That leaves 2 extra possessions for White. White had 5 more turnovers.

3 pt shooting: This is a highlight for me. Every one of the starters (projected) made a trey. Rob Wilson showed an improved outside shot, nailing 2 of 3 from behind the line. Players in the expected rotation combined to hit 40.9% (9/22) from 3… and 61.5% with Leuer and Taylor’s numbers taken out.

2pt shooting: Red hit 35.4% inside the line. White knocked down 43.3% inside. Red had 1 extra shots and made 2 less than White. Red was 11 of 31 while UW was 13 of 30.

1pt shooting: White had a clear advantage from the line. White was 4-6, 67%, while Red was only 2-2, 100%.

Rebounding: Both teams completely controlled their defensive glass.

Red Defensive end: There were 24 rebounding possibilities and White got 6, or 25%. Average is 33%.

White Defensive End: There were 30 rebounding opportunities on Red’s offensive end and Red got 6, or 20%. Nearly half the average.

Turnovers: This was rather disappointing, but I’ll chalk it up to swallowed whistles and knowing each other’s tendencies. Red had 7 TO’s, or 15% of their possessions ended with White taking the ball and no shots. White had 12, or 24% turnover rate. That means Red had a plus 5 TO margin, which was required to get up more shots.

Hughes had 3 and a plethora of players had 1 or 2 each.

Notable Performances: Ryan Evans had a monster second half, scoring all 7 of his points then. He was 1 of 2 from the line, earning a trip from driving hard to the basket and getting hacked. Then he had a nice drive and finish from the left free throw line extended. Lastly, on back-to-back possessions, Evans first scored on an alley-oop from Hughes (finally connecting on the 3rd try) and then throwing down a one-hander over Leuer on a fast break. He stuffed the stat book with a line of 7 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks. He wasn’t afraid to push the ball up court if he got a long rebound either, which I like. Hopefully he can get some play this season.

Keaton Nankivil had a great, efficient game, scoring 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting, including 2 of 3 from 3, and grabbing 7 rebounds. He also had a block and a steal.

Trevon Hughes had a great game running the offense. He didn’t call his own number often (2 of 5, 1 of 1 from 3 for 5 points), but was driving and dishing all night, dropping 4 dimes. He also focused on the defensive end, grabbing 3 steals and 4 defensive rebounds.

Jason Bohannon scored in a variety of ways, including off the dribble. He ended up with 10 point on 4 of 10 with 2 made threes. He also dished out 2 assists and snagged 4 boards.

Rob Wilson showed that offensive swagger we saw in small spurts from last season. He scored 10 points to lead the Red team, hitting 2 threes and slashing to the basket and posting up often. He also grabbed 2 offensive boards, dished an assist, and got a steal. He’ll be that scoring punch off the bench that Bo says he always likes to have.

Tim Jarmusz had his efficient, unimpressive to some type of game. He was 2 of 5, 1 of 2 from trey for 7 points (2/2 FT), grabbed 4 boards, and passed out 3 assists to no turnovers. To steal a line from turumon… campfire, people, etc.

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