Going straight up immediately only works for him if he has his man pinned deep. Even a step outside he needs to survey if he’s getting doubled on the catch. Then when he makes his move he needs to recognize if he’s getting doubled on the dribble. Does the double stay, is it just a stunt, etc.And I think that's why he does it. But in doing so, he becomes very easy to take the ball from. I think he has the ability to bounce right up off the floor after catch an entry pass. If he does that, no one has time to rotate over. And if he keeps the ball high, no one's taking it from him. He may miss the shot, but heck, he misses a lot of close in shots already, so he'd be no worse off doing that.
He also showed more patience with the ball and made a couple of excellent passes out of the double team. He will be a bigger monster next year and we will need him with Ayo gone.To his credit, Kofi kept the ball up high much more tonight, especially with the early alley-oops!
I’m interested in what will happen to the summer league because I already bought my tripI wonder what Ayo and other athletes will do if the NBA pushes the draft back. There are rumors of the NBA looking at playing the finals as late as August and potentially having the draft after that. Would potential draftees stay with their universities through regular summer workouts or leave and work out on their own?
I’m a 49 year old man, and when I been shooting hoops I’ve imagined Ayos game winners. That kid has captured our family’s imagination and I hope he gets drafted in the first round.