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.