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redeyedaggie wrote: "we need a 3 point specialist on the court at all times" well that would be nice to try if we actually had a 3 point specialist on this team. the players jt mentioned can hit threes and will occasionally get hot from behind the arc, but i certainly wouldnt classify them as specialists. we need a point guard that will facilitate some open looks in our half court offense. we need to stop turning the ball over with such a high frequency. we need a defense that will not give up 80+ points a game to teams like la tech and uta.we have a team of athletic non scorers that will NEVER win one game if we allow 80+ points. we do not have the scorers to compensate for that.
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NMSUPistolPete wrote: redeyedaggie wrote: "we need a 3 point specialist on the court at all times" well that would be nice to try if we actually had a 3 point specialist on this team. the players jt mentioned can hit threes and will occasionally get hot from behind the arc, but i certainly wouldnt classify them as specialists. we need a point guard that will facilitate some open looks in our half court offense. we need to stop turning the ball over with such a high frequency. we need a defense that will not give up 80+ points a game to teams like la tech and uta.we have a team of athletic non scorers that will NEVER win one game if we allow 80+ points. we do not have the scorers to compensate for that.Mulling leads the team with 46 turnovers; that's 3.3 turnovers per game! Second on the team? Tyrone Watson with 39 turnovers. I can only hope that Mullings' high turnover rate is a case of him trying to do too much as our many scoring option. Hopefully, this will change (this season or next) as Menzies gets more scoring options on the floor. BTW, nobody is taking care of the ball but as it stands right now, only KC Ross-Miller and Kevin Aronis have greater than a 1:1 assist to turnover ratio. The rest are pretty much stinking it up. Ross-Miller is tied for the most assist at 38 with Watson. With regard to our defense, NMSU is only allowing 62.6 ppg. NMSU MUST control the boards while also holding their opponents to a low three-point and overall field goal percentage in order to win games. This season, they just haven't been very good from behind the arc, at the free-throw line, and simply taking care of the ball. All three problems are correctable but what it requires is greater focus (mental toughness, high basketball IQ).
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jtnmsu wrote: If we look at things from a tunnel vision perspective maybe it will help.What is the ONE thing we need the most? Scoring, scoring, scoring. Is what I say. Offense, offense, offense. How are we going to improve our scoring offense? That is the question. Kind of like "To Be or Not To Be" that is the question.Scoring or NOT Scoring that is the question.What is the answer??? My answer is that we need a three point specialist on the court for 40 minutes per game. Each game is 200 minutes. We need 1/5 of those minutes to go to a scorer, or roughly 40 minutes per game.Who are our 3 point scorers? I say we have only 3 and maybe 4 players on the roster who can hit the 3 point shot with any chance of making them against any team we play. Those 3 players are Buovac, Aronis, and Weary Jr.. Add in Remi Barry as the other potential player and there is 1/5 of your lineup each and every game regardless of opponent, location, time of day, weather, rotation of the earth, or astrological sign. So to me the question is "To Score or NOT To Score", that is the question.And the answer is to find a combination of Aronis, Weary, and or Buovac to fill those 40 minutes per game. There are other possible and maybe better answers to this question, but this tunnel vision approach makes sense to me, and should be one foundational change the coaching staff makes now in an attempt to salvage this season and set us up for next season. We need scoring that much seems clear. What do you think? What is your answer to the Scoring question? JT
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kieshbecrimson wrote: Can we recruit another kid like a JY? Maybe without the off court issues? Will a kid with talent like that come here? Usually there has to be some academic issues for NMSU to land a kid with tremendous talent that would otherwise be at a better program. A kid with handles to take people off the dribble, an ice cold jumper, and can shoot the 3 ball. I don't know if MM can bring that here.Mullings has the hops, but can they add the other key pieces to him in the next year? My instincts say no. We were told he was working on his shot all off-season. Has there been improvement? Maybe, it seems the side spin is gone but it still needs work.Seems our scorer is out there on a court right now. Maybe he has some grade issues, or been in trouble. But he's out there and waiting to be found. He has the tools in the box to be our scorer, just needs some guidance to/at NMSU. Agree with Redeye, we have to grind teams to a halt. Use our fouls wisely, and work the clock. We can't run with anyone. Allowing our opponents anything over 68 points is tough for us to keep up with.In the meantime GIVE ARONIS the green light to shoot! Pull back some on Sy's heaves at the rim, and tell Dixon he is not to shoot outside of 12 feet.
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