Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Practice Update

This Practice Report provided by our friend, UA student Hunter Johnson:

Coach has been installing some new offensive schemes, with the most notable being the UNC Secondary Break, which is designed plays for fast break situations. Look for us to run this after the majority of missed shots by the opponents. It is a really good way to spread the floor and wear teams down. This is what I am most excited about. Also, we seem to be running a lot more of the 3-2 offense as a base offense. I went to the first 3 practices and didn't see us run the high post one time. However, I hung out with some of the guys on Friday night and they said we have been running it some in the last few practices. On defense, intensity has been a major point by the coaches, both in man and zone. The coaches installed a new philosophy for our 2-3 zone which I think is going to work really well. As for the players, Gee has been dominated the scrimmages. In a 48 minute scrimmage on Saturday, he put up 48 points. He also seems to have lost a little bit of weight. The newcomers all look pretty good. Rico and Senario are the most athletic guards we have had in a long time. Rico is a great passer, but I don't know how much of a scoring threat he will be right away. I think that will come in time. Senario is a freak athlete, probably the best pure athlete we have had since Wallace. His leaping ability will create opportunities for him to block some shots, even though he is only 6'1. Right now, he is more of a slasher and not a shooter, although the players told me he shot the ball better this weekend. His ability to create off of the dribble is something we have never really had at shooting guard.

4 comments:

bamahoops said...

Thanks for the report. Does that mean CMG is going to be less dependant on the high post O?

Alias said...

Only time will tell. I believe we will be guard rich, so I would like to see us run an up tempo offense.

Hville said...

If we are guard "rich", then this will be an unusual position for us. It will come down to how many of the guard position players CMG actually uses. I'm getting ready....

bamahoops said...

If we're as deep in the guard slot as people say we are I fully expect to see 9 to 10 play per game.