He wasn't double teamed! He had a big switched on to him for a major mismatch advantage.Everyone knew Trent was taking the last two, but when down 2, I think a play for Giorgi with Trent getting double teamed might have been better. That said Trent single handedly played alpha dog, when no one else wanted to or could. Kudo's to Trent for making all tournament and showing the rest of ILLINI and the fanbase to not give up!
We are gitting crushed at the 4 position because kipper is underperforming and aj is trying to step in.AJ did have had a tough stretch there at the end, but IMO we aren't even in that position to tie the game if it wasn't for his play in the first half and his rebounding overall. Not sure where the hell the rebounding came from but I can't complain considering the state of our front court depth
Early on here, Griffin is looking like a very savvy pickup. Made a good cut to the basket and also hit some 3's, one of which was a really quick fire off of a screen. He wasn't even set.griffin looks like a positive. can shoot and had a very nice move cutting into the lane and finishing.
Did you miss the part where Giorgi put down 17 tonight, primarily in the paint?What better shot are you alluding to? Did we have open looks at the rim all night? An open three is wildly more efficient than say, a Giorgi post up. Did you want him to get the same look but for 2? I don't think you understand what high percentage means.
They were showing double or pushing double with a switch in some instances, either way, he was the hot hand as usual and you ride the hot hand or use him as a decoy generally. If used as a decoy, my thought, Giorgi being high post position would have had a fairly easy inside bucket. Either way great game!He wasn't double teamed! He had a big switched on to him for a major mismatch advantage.
AJ guarded a player most of the night much bigger than him and got 10 rebounds for us with some offense...are you crazy, no freshman would have done that, and I dare say the 2 of them wouldn't have been able to do that together!I thought Griffin earned some future minutes with his play, especially in the second half and at the end of the game.
That said, Play Griffin and Jones instead of Kipper and AJ. Just be done with the Groce era and play for the future. Idc if they’re ready or not...